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ComicRack for iOS 0.9.28 Beta 4 years 5 months ago #32654

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## ComicRack 0.9.28 - April 24, 2013

* Updated app icon.
* Updated visual style of library refresh view.
* Updated visual style of info view (comic image).
* Added thumbnails to list-bar in library view.
* Added "About" section to settings in library view.
* Moved info and rating commands to settings menu in reader view.
* Open info view when tapping on the comic cover in reader view.
Last Edit: 4 years 5 months ago by crios. Reason: Added change item.
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Re: ComicRack for iOS 0.9.28 Beta 4 years 5 months ago #32656

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I like the new app icon with the orange background. I think it's better now.

"Moved info and rating commands to settings menu in reader view."

Hm, what caused this change?
And if there are no commands, why remained the cover thumbnail? It's a little too big for an info button, or not? There could be an "i" button on the header bar instead.

This sentence is not finished at the About: "Head over and talk to other ComicRack".

It's a little strange at first to see 3 little covers at every list on the list bar in library view. But I don't know yet if it's a good or bad feeling. :D

edit: Can I test again the comic openings while there is a larger synchronizing or there is no change in that area? (The bug where the app did quit sometimes and I had to reboot and pair again the device, etc.)
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Re: ComicRack for iOS 0.9.28 Beta 4 years 5 months ago #32657

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Can I test again the comic openings while there is a larger synchronizing or there is no change in that area?

No changes regarding this issue in the last build. But will definitely look into that soon...
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Re: ComicRack for iOS 0.9.28 Beta 4 years 5 months ago #32658

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crios wrote:
Can I test again the comic openings while there is a larger synchronizing or there is no change in that area?

No changes regarding this issue in the last build. But will definitely look into that soon...

Okay, thanks.
I didn't mean to hurry you, I only asked because it's a little long to synchronize again 40-50 gb, for nothing. :)
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Re: ComicRack for iOS 0.9.28 Beta 4 years 5 months ago #32667

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When I press the Library button in the reader, the app shows the (blurry) cover of the actual book for like 1-1,5 second, and just after that go back to the library.
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Re: ComicRack for iOS 0.9.28 Beta 4 years 5 months ago #32670

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This is now looking close to finish, quite nice & just like the Android version's listbar thumbnails. :-)




Not happy with this. Compare with the previous one here & see how the 'Green' portion of the 'Green Lantern' gets cut-off with this new design. In any case, the cover background is still too dark.




Again not happy with the icon change. If you have decided to go with the orange, at least give the horizontal shine effect (see other icons in the screenshot) midway of the icon. But, take my word, it is now looking quite ugly.
p.s. Compare with the excellent orange of the Music icon..
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Re: ComicRack for iOS 0.9.28 Beta 4 years 5 months ago #32671

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As someone who isnt fond of the overall design scheme of android from all I see I love the design choices. Brighter isn't necessarily better. As in the example for Evernote. Things should be bright. Its showing information. In a reader I want a polished design aesthetic that isn't going to overpower the point of the app: To let me read. The skeuomorphic design choices apple has done has in large been a point of criticism (find my friends app for instance). I think with Jony Ive that will change and iOS will move to a very polished clean minimalistic appearance. I will say the orange icon is ... wow. Bit much to me. The shine mentioned on the app icons is very typical of apple. A clean glossy look. I would add this to both the icon and the thumbnails. As usual just my two cents take from it what you will. :)
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One thing that has been on my mind for a long time:

Will the final product be called as 'ComicRack for iOS' or simply 'ComicRack'?

I think no iOS app calls itself that e.g. Dropbox is Dropbox, not 'Dropbox for iOS'; Wunderlist is available for all platforms & nowhere do I see 'Wunderlist for Android', 'Wunderlist for iOS'; same goes for Evernote, Skydrive, Pocket, Chrome, VLC, and so on so forth.


OR


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Re: ComicRack for iOS 0.9.28 Beta 4 years 5 months ago #32676

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600WPMPO wrote:
One thing that has been on my mind for a long time:

Will the final product be called as 'ComicRack for iOS' or simply 'ComicRack'?

I think no iOS app calls itself that e.g. Dropbox is Dropbox, not 'Dropbox for iOS'; Wunderlist is available for all platforms & nowhere do I see 'Wunderlist for Android', 'Wunderlist for iOS'; same goes for Evernote, Skydrive, Pocket, Chrome, VLC, and so on so forth.


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On the other hand it communicates on the first glance that CR is available on different platforms. Now everyone knows that about DropBox, but CR is some niché tool for comic fanatics :)

But I'll think about that one.
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Re: ComicRack for iOS 0.9.28 Beta 4 years 5 months ago #32677

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@cYo: I agree. I think we can retain the 'for iOS' text on the spash but the name of the product in the AppStore should be only 'ComicRack'.
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