Monday, October 18, 2010

What's new in 0.4

This post is a little late, but better late than never.

  • Added better search controls.  I'm now using the Android way of doing search.  This means search history is kept, the 'return' button on the keyboard initiates the search (instead of having to press the search button) and that you can start a new search while already in the manga list view (press the search button on the phone).
  • Added BleachExile website.  Due to the way they designed their viewer, it will be substantially slower to load chapters from this website than others.
  • The Refresh button in the viewer will become a Stop button if there is a chapter currently being loaded.
I forgot to make posts for 0.3.1 and 0.3.2.  But, they were mainly bug fixes anyhow.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

MangaWhat 0.3 now available

This release includes:


  • The manga list view has been updated to display more data including ratings, the latest chapter and when it was last updated.  Also, you can now easily add/remove and see favorites when browsing by clicking on the star icon on the top right of each item.  You can still add/remove favorites by long-pressing, but who'd want to do that now.  Finally, you can also add/remove favorites from the manga description view.
  • Added a new setting to set your orientation preference: Auto, Landscape or Portrait.  I think this is pretty self-explanatory.
  • Added categories and search for MangaReader.  No longer must you load the entire manga list when all you want to do is search or browse a specific genre.
  • Clicking the bottom of the screen while reading a chapter now just opens the default menu instead of the custom menu.  This fixes the annoying problem of the zoom control covering the menu.
  • MangaWhat will no longer go back to the main menu if you haven't opened the application in awhile.  What this means is that if you're reading a chapter and then go do something else, the next time you open MangaWhat, it will be right where you left it no matter how much time has passed.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fix various Force Closes due to network disconnects or other network related problems.
  • Fix Force Close when changing orientation when viewing a chapter and the menu is open.
  • Lots and lots of internal changes to make MangaWhat behave better such as handling life cycle changes, saving/restoring state and fixing possible memory leaks.