KiwiComics helper program

16 03 2010

Rynus_Rein has kindly enough created a program to add series and chapters to KiwiComics.

Rein explains:

Actually, I wrote a little .NET application (should also work using Mono) which allows you to add series/chapters/pages to the sqlite database which is used by KiwiComics.
Basically you download the .sqlite file from your iPhone using SSH, add new chapters/pages and upload it again.
The application is not very user-friendly since I’m the only one using it, but would anyone be interested in this too (then I would polish it and upload it somewhere)?

Write your thoughts and/or support in the comments.  You can find his homepage here.


New release

2 03 2010

Version 1.2.1 has been released. It fixes some small bugs only. The database has not been changed but I would still advise you to uninstall your old version of KiwiComics and then install the new version this is because your database may have been corrupted.

So to summarize: upgrade only if you have no stability problems otherwise uninstall and then install the new version.

Try this version if you had problems with KiwiComics not starting up.

New release uploaded to Cydia/Rock repo

15 02 2010

The new release ( has been uploaded to Cydia/Rock repo. As usual there is a 24 hour window between the release and the Rock/Cydia visibility.

As some of you (Screamjet and Ankoku) have hinted the following changes have been made:

  • Added a splash screen with the text LOADING
  • Favorites are no longer removed when clearing the offline data/cache
  • Able to see chapter titles of mangas with long names
  • Fixed bugs so that you can download mangas in the background
  • Shows an Activity Indicator (progress circle) when loading new pages
  • When downloading: shows number of downloaded pages in favorites

If you have already downloaded the deb manually then there is no need to install this version.

New release 1.1.1

28 01 2010

Now resumes at the last read page for that particular chapter.

Fixed some bugs that made the program crash when loading too many chapters. Load times for the chapter display have improved as a result.

New release 1.1.0

26 01 2010

Improved performance and stability.

Added a Clear cache button that will remove all offline data. Make sure you don’t have any active downloads when using that particular feature. Use it only when you find that KiwiComics take up to much space.

Offline chapters

25 01 2010

Version 1.0.9 that is now released is able to download any chapter you like for offline viewing. And it also contains some minor buggfixes.

I need more people to send in their crash reports. See the post below.

Tap to zoom – Version 1.0.7

20 01 2010

Some of you noted that the tap to zoom didn’t work. That is because it was a setting that only I could access. I have now created a settings panel that you can use. I have also tried to fix the bug where it KiwiComics wouldn’t start.

In settings you have:

  • Double tap to zoom
  • Zoom level on double tap – 100% means that one pixel on the image is one pixel on the iPhone screen.
  • Show animation – If you want that animation effect when you change pages.
  • Refresh manga list – Downloads a new manga list.

I have also added a small help section.

As always the 1.0.7 version will be available within 24 hours.