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Old 11-07-2010, 09:31 AM   #136
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Any time frame (even an approximate) on the library loan front? We're all waiting anxiously.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:06 AM   #137
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:37 AM   #138
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making $ on this app?

This app is great and definitely appreciated by the Apple mobile community. My question is how does it make money to fund the development?
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:52 PM   #139
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Just loaded this app (not having seen it prior to reading this thread). Sadly, it crashed on my 3GS and the entire phone froze. Reboot fixed but I'm a bit reluctant to give it another go, so it has gone. For me, back to Stanza.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:34 PM   #140
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This app is great and definitely appreciated by the Apple mobile community. My question is how does it make money to fund the development?
I suspect that once they have the Adobe bookstores setup, they'll earn a affiliate fee from ebook sales referrals.

Which i'm guessing is why library book support isn't on the first priority list.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:01 PM   #141
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Just loaded this app (not having seen it prior to reading this thread). Sadly, it crashed on my 3GS and the entire phone froze. Reboot fixed but I'm a bit reluctant to give it another go, so it has gone. For me, back to Stanza.
Is your phone jailbroken? There's a number of us with Jailbroken iphones/ipods who are affected by the crash upon exiting the app.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:39 PM   #142
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I suspect that once they have the Adobe bookstores setup, they'll earn a affiliate fee from ebook sales referrals.

Which i'm guessing is why library book support isn't on the first priority list.
That is right, we will earn affiliate fees from stores, some good ones will be in there this month.

That said, supporting library loans *is* on the first priority list.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:53 PM   #143
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Any time frame (even an approximate) on the library loan front? We're all waiting anxiously.
Sorry, very soon is about the best I can say as of today. I promise to post here on this forum as soon as we have something to announce.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:26 AM   #144
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I'm interested in connecting with a library that would like to showcase downloading of library eBooks to iPhone/iPad.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:43 AM   #145
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Will downloading from a web site using something like:

bluefirereader://download/http://www.mywebsite.com/epub/mybook.epub

be supported in the next release?
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:32 PM   #146
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Will downloading from a web site using something like:

bluefirereader://download/http://www.mywebsite.com/epub/mybook.epub

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You nailed it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:58 PM   #147
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Micah, is there anything being down with the page turn speed? Bluefire seems to be a lot slower with the page turns then most other apps. I would love to see autoscoll but in the meantime faster page turns would be enough.

I also noticed that initial loading of the book can take a long time. This usually isn't a problem since the app opens where you last left off. But lately I noticed that a couple of times a day when I open Bluefire it has to reopen the book, when it is done loading it opens to the last page I was on. This can be frustrating because I only read in small chunks of time so having to wait a minute or so for the book to open isn't fun.

Thanks for the app, I am looking forward to the next version.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:19 PM   #148
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an update to Bluefire Reader is now available on App Store. Top New Feature: support for library loan eBooks!
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I'm interested in connecting with a library that would like to showcase downloading of library eBooks to iPhone/iPad.
I would suggest contacting the Cleveland and NYC libraries, since they have been offering OverDrive service for many years.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:36 PM   #150
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Bluefire Reader update changes:
More text size choices and text can now be made very large
Support for the .acsm file type - works in standard URL or Open-in (does not work via iTunes file sharing)
New Link Protocol for direct download to Bluefire Reader from link in Mobile Safari for non-protected files (epub and pdf) it is: "bluefirereader://download/<url>.pdf or epub
The previous link protocol for protected items (bluefirereader://fulfill/<url>.acsm) now works with Overdrive

We had lots of other goodies planned for this release, but we decided to pour all our energy into library loans and get that out ASAP.
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