Feature freeze

28 01 2010

I will not add any big features for a while. I would like some tips on how to make it more polished without drastically changing anything. Please be specific in why it would be better.

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36 responses

28 01 2010
Ankoku

Sounds good to me I will try my hardest to think of ways to enhance this app and not just add features.

28 01 2010
Screamjet

When you press “first” & “last”, why does the chapter open? I’d prefer to move to that chapter and THEN decide to download it. I think It’s better like this if you want to download SOME of the first or last few chapters. What do you think??? :-)

7 02 2010
Digital Kiwi

Has been fixed in the newest release.

28 01 2010
Chris

Here are a few suggestions:

– How about resuming where you left off when you re-open the app?

– Page Bookmarks

– Favourites being saved after updating the app

– Page turn animation a la Stanza

Brilliant app by the way. Keep up the good work.

28 01 2010
Screamjet

This is a picture I took from the dead Manga Depot. Look at the scroll on the right. I don’t know if it’s easy or hard to add this feature but I just wanted to show you. It’s a fast way to move between chapters

28 01 2010
28 01 2010
Ankoku

Chris there already is a page turn animation.

as for the favorites being saved after updating I’m pretty sure Kiwi already explained that when you update it does something to the database schema causing it to revert to default.

Page bookmarks would definitely be a good feature but as Kiwi already said he doesn’t want to do any big features for a bit until he polishes the app a bit more with smaller features.

as for resuming where you left off I think kiwi already said that you can return to the page you where reading as soon as the new update is released 1.1.1

30 01 2010
Jetrois

I think the favorites being saved while the app up dates to be the most critical to getting this app polished

30 01 2010
Ankoku

I believe that is also something that needs to be fixed along with favorites being save when you empty the download cache.

7 02 2010
Digital Kiwi

Fixed

31 01 2010
Screamjet

I was thinking:
– what about displaying the number of the page you are watching? Something small (like in Cdisplay for pc) in a corner that disappears after a second or when you touch the screen. Something like 1/17…2/17…
– and number of the chapter, too. When you are reading lots of chapters and the program crashes it’s not easy to find the last chapter you were reading.
– it’s ok resuming a chapter right where you left it but when you finish reading it, wouldnt be better to start from the beginning if you try to read it again. In fact when I open a chapter I already read, it starts from the last page (since I left the chapter to read the next one)

thanks again for the program…I love it :)

31 01 2010
hmmm

Yeah, you could try cleaning up the chapter select screen. Currently, mangas with long titles have a problem with this =/

1 02 2010
Screamjet

I agree, sometimes it’s impossible to read the chapter number

1 02 2010
Fabian

yeah i have some ideas for you :
– when you download a chapter there shoulb be a stausbar so you can see how long it will take .
– page number in the style 4/30
– bookmarking
-in the selection of the several mangas maybe a screenshot of it.
– pls add inuyasha mangas !! ;D
– general speed perfomance
– when I want to go to the next page i would prefer to slide over the sreen instead of double tapping,
– better interface while reading ( with a menu where you have the possibilty to return to the manga selection and so on .

I’ll write a comment when another idea comes to my mind

1 02 2010
Screamjet

I have a problem emptying cache. The program just freezes and crashes after a few seconds. Where can I find the chapters I downloaded by iFile??? I’d like to move them to the pc

6 02 2010
Anonymous

I agree. My iPod touch crashed when I wished to clear offline datas. Maybe you could add on a feature so i could deletethe chapter one by one, and all at the same time. Btw it’s a great app

7 02 2010
Digital Kiwi

Will check.

1 02 2010
N3Ar

Hey!

First of all I LOVE your software! (but i still want to point some details)

(it may be already possible but i dont know how)
It would be cool if Kiwi could read manga on the local disk, that I would download myself (+ssh)

Also when you download it fells weird, you have (almost) no feedback about what is going on.. A progressbar would be realy nice (or just text with a %)

for some reason your website keep making my browser crash (opera 10.50)

9 02 2010
Digital Kiwi

The download is fixed, kinda, you will see the status of the download in the favorites tab, in the next version.

The local disk idea is kind of big because I use a database for now and then I would have to remove that and use folders instead.

I don’t know why Opera would crash, I use a standard wordpress template and don’t want to mess with the code there. But I turned off some features so that might help.

6 02 2010
Epod

Do u mind telling me where the comics cache are? So i can manually delete them.

7 02 2010
Digital Kiwi

Depends, it uses the standard place which Apple sets. Try /var/mobile/Documents/

8 02 2010
Juan F.

To begin with, your application is great!! definitely one of the best apps I’ve ever installed on my iPod. I know you are not asking for a big feature, but just to mention it, it would be perfect to improve the search tab: add the possibility to browse by categories and include the summary about the manga. Is it possible to do so? To see the “TOP viewed” would be nice too.
I don’t know if this is possible, or if it’s complicated to do or not… it’s just a suggestion.
THANKS!

9 02 2010
Digital Kiwi

Yeah, that is a big feature. I didn’t really anticipate that people would use it as their standard means of reading manga. It was meant for those times when you are on the train or the buss and don’t have anything else to do. If I remake the application I will definitely add that feature.

The thing is that I don’t get any money for doing this and I work as a programmer and also study programming so it’s a lot of programming being done.

9 02 2010
Ankoku

I know this isn’t really needed but maybe when you have fixed the app up and added most of the important stuff, maybe you can add a splash screen.

9 02 2010
Digital Kiwi

Done

9 02 2010
reinaldo

i dont know if its a bug, but why some mangas listed (like berserk and gantz) on the search doesnt show any chapters? is it only me?

9 02 2010
Digital Kiwi

Then it is because OneManga doesn’t provide those mangas but still list them because they did so in the past. Berserk for example is licensed and was therefore asked to be removed.

9 02 2010
reinaldo

so what about veritas? i was reading them a few moments ago, and the app crashed a lot, mostly when i skiped to a chapter not downloaded during reading.
then all of suddenly, all chapters desapeared from the list and now, even after rebooting the iphone, i still cant reade them =/
does reinstaling the app solve this kind of problem?

9 02 2010
Digital Kiwi

No it will not. The latest release will fix a lot of bugs, but it will still be kind of unstable when you have an unstable connection. I haven’t really heard of chapters disappearing, but I think I know why, OneManga sent something it shouldn’t have and you have to pay the price for it. Try to add it to favorites and press the download button in the favorites tab.

I will look it up and see what I can do.

12 02 2010
speedRS

I’d be keen on seeing the folder method of storing the files. I’d imagine you’d then also be able to add your own, depending on how your app reads the files in from the DB.

12 02 2010
speedRS

By which I mean, assuming you convert your existing comics/manga to the correct folder/file structure it could work well. I’d love to be able to add some of my own stuff in :)

12 02 2010
Fantus

Any kind of lead time on a release of the new version? Lovin the program, use it for the commute. Stock up in the morning on wi-fi and read through the day. The only issue is clearing the cache once a large database is built up, I see this is being worked on though.

18 02 2010
Ophois

Maybe add the manga fox source I don’t know how plausible that is

21 08 2010
Uriel

Hey the app was working fine, but all of the sudden I try to view a manga n it just closes the app. I try reinstalling n still no luck can u help me out?

11 03 2011
narutoboi61

when i try to go to a manga (i.e. Death Note) it highlights it but does not open it. this happens in the search tab. am i the only one gettig this?

31 01 2013
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