Why you should contribute

28 02 2010

It’s a fun experience and the perfect choice for learning objective-c and the iPhone API.
It’s semi-famous with over 10.000 downloads a month .
You have total control as the license gives you permission to fork your own code if you are not happy with my decisions.


Open Source

28 02 2010

The source code is finally released!

You can find the source code on github.  As long as you don’t make money on my code and also link to my webpage in your app, you are free to fork my code to make your own reader. My hope is that there will be more free iphone manga readers out there because of this.

I do of course welcome patches. If anyone want to help by adding features or fixing bugs I would be grateful.

Creative Commons License
KiwiComics by Digital Kiwi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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.

Thoughts about open-source?

25 01 2010

I’m considering releasing the source code for KiwiComics. The question on my mind is of course if there is anyone that knows how to code that would like to help me, otherwise it just seems like time wasted.


23 01 2010

There seems like some of you cannot start the program. I suspect there is some packages that are missing on these iPhones/iPod touches. I would very much like to make it work for you guys so I would appreciate it if you could tell me the following:

Is the current version working for you, has it ever been working you? Do you have Rock? If so could you send me a mail from Rock instead? It will give me a list of packages you currently have installed. Do you have sqlite3 and libxml2 installed according to Cydia/Rock?

Could you send me a crash log? Whenever you synchronize your iPhone or iPod Touch, all the crash logs are transferred to your computer. Here are their locations:

  • Mac OS X :~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/MobileDevice/<DEVICE_NAME>
  • Windows XPC:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Application Data\Apple computer\Logs\CrashReporter/<DEVICE_NAME>
  • Windows VistaC:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Apple computer\Logs\CrashReporter/MobileDevice/<DEVICE_NAME>

I cannot do anything without some of this information.

Manga host

13 01 2010

Manga hosts nowadays let’s do one thing and one thing only, namely to read manga by using a webbrowser. They often have very few features (seem to focus most of their effort on a great searchengine).

The features that I would like to see in OneManga and MangaFox are the following:

  • Less is more – a cleaner interface would come a long way. Think Google or ServerFault.
  • Open to developers – give them access to XML/Json feeds. Some information should be required to upload a manga like author title and so on. I understand that you have to make money to cover the server costs so require the developers to show your ads after each chapter read or something similar (using developer keys).
  • Let the users help translate. Make it a fun and collabaritive effort. If they could see a raw and circle the text to translate and then just write the translation then users could switch language on the fly. Maybe even reward the users with higher scores when a translation has been done. Make it a game to learn japanese by reading your favorite manga.
  • Help the user with recommendations similar to amazon. “You have read these so you might like these”-feature.

Feature requests

11 01 2010

Created a page for feature requests where you can add your own and vote on others.