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Ramblings #5: 21st century pocket

Murray 2013 everyone!

So I finally got to upgrade from my 5+ year old Samsung flip-style unsmart phone to an iPhone 5 (quite the step up ^^). Of course one of the first things I tried out was manga on a phone screen. The experience is better than expected. I’ve only tested a few series so far, but vertical scrolling in landscape mode (i.e. hold phone in landscape, width of page fills full height of screen and you scroll down to read) seems to be the way to go. The extra height on the new iPhone 5 screen is a big help for manga.

Please leave a comment if you are interested in reading manga on your phone. I can look into adding default profile settings in the next MangAI update.

Speaking of MangAI, I’m working on an update right now to fix a very weird bug. Apparently, when I pass my code through an obfuscator for final packaging, something is getting messed up. I noticed while processing some test manga for my new iPhone that some string chapters (e.g. chapter b1) were not being properly recognized. The unobfuscated code, on the other hand, works perfectly. This probably won’t be the easiest problem to track down, but I’ll release a fix as soon as its ready.

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  1. Andrew Mantel
    January 8th, 2013 at 10:30 | #1

    Figured out the bug. It had to do with code shrinking during final packaging. The fix will be included in the next update.