Shutting down

7 05 2010

I regret to inform you that I am shutting down KiwiComics. The reason should come as no surprise by this time.

With nearly 40.000 downloads it has been a quite pleasant experience. I will not tell you that I don’t have time, because that would be a lie. I just prioritize differently at this stage in my life. I’ve started to live life more fully now (party!), and I am almost done with my master thesis, and I haven’t have the urge to read manga in a long, long time. It’s funny how creating a manga reader has had that effect.

If I’m to enjoy the last of my college experience, then the time to do so is now.

You may have noted that there are currently some issues with updates of manga. I believe that OneManga has made changes to  their web pages which breaks KiwiComics. This will probably not be fixed. Time to search for another manga reader! Post your alternatives in the comment section below!

Some of you have been emailing me, asking for an iPad version, but that will not happen. The thing is that the KiwiComics is somewhere in the moral grey-zone in my country (it could be argued that it simply is a web browser for OneManga), which is one of the reasons that I never asked for any money for the app or added it to appstore.

I hope some of you have enjoyed KiwiComics (and according to your ratings, which is above 4 of 5, and comments on ModMyRepo you really have!). I would also like to thank you people that visited this blog. It’s one thing to rate an app, but another one completely to take time of your busy schedule and write feedback on this blog!

As a last note: the license for the source code for this application has been changed to “Do whatever you like with it, without restrictions of any kind”.