Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Marvin

Notices

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #46
holymadness
Guru
holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
holymadness's Avatar
 
Posts: 689
Karma: 2075643
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: iPhone
Quote:
Originally Posted by kguil View Post
Many thanks for your support.

Finally, regarding financial compensation, at this point I'm more than happy with the enthusiastic emails I'm getting and hearing from you guys enjoying Marvin. Btw, what would you think is a fair price?

Kris
Hard to say. Most 'premium' apps for iPhone are being priced at $1.99-$2.99. Since yours is an iPad first app, you could probably charge $2.99-$3.99. I read so much on my iPhone that I'd gladly pay that much, but I doubt I am typical.

You may find it is more interesting to offer your app for free with an optional in-app purchase ($1.99, let's say) that unlocks certain non-essential but useful features such as: summary creation, deep view, additional themes, increased number of books in library (i.e. maximum of 5-10 titles in your library for unpaid version, unlimited for paid). That approach is having a lot of success lately.

Last edited by holymadness; 12-06-2012 at 07:34 PM.
holymadness is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 07:56 PM   #47
artbatista
Groupie
artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
artbatista's Avatar
 
Posts: 193
Karma: 1032826
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Miami, FL, USA
Device: iPhone 4, iPad 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
Hard to say. Most 'premium' apps for iPhone are being priced at $1.99-$2.99. Since yours is an iPad first app, you could probably charge $2.99-$3.99. I read so much on my iPhone that I'd gladly pay that much, but I doubt I am typical.

You may find it is more interesting to offer your app for free with an optional in-app purchase ($1.99, let's say) that unlocks certain non-essential but useful features such as: summary creation, deep view, additional themes, increased number of books in library (i.e. maximum of 5-10 titles in your library for unpaid version, unlimited for paid). That approach is having a lot of success lately.
The "lite" version approach should work. That way people can freely evaluate the app, without being forced to buy something they might not like. Then if you like it, purchase the unlock in app.

I like it. I know of several apps I have purchased under that approach.

Cheers

Art
artbatista is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #48
jswinden
Astrophotographer
jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jswinden's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,227
Karma: 5642618
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
Kris is offering it for free right now, so we are able to evaluate it. I agree that free lite version perhaps with ads would be ideal once he gets it updated, and a paid version at $4.99 USD or less.

Good work Kris! Your app already rivals Bluefire which has been out for a long time now.
jswinden is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 08:07 PM   #49
artbatista
Groupie
artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
artbatista's Avatar
 
Posts: 193
Karma: 1032826
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Miami, FL, USA
Device: iPhone 4, iPad 2
Another suggestion, if I may.

When you get around to implement OPDS support, please make downloading multithreaded. Every reader out there, except for Stanza is busy indefinitely while downloading. Imagine downloading a large book on a slow connection. Annoying to say the least.

Stanza downloads multiple books in the background. Even offers the choice to download all the books in a page, such as when you visit a series page and you decide to get them all.

Failing multiple concurrent downloads, then a queue that continues in the background while you surf the catalog or continue reading would be good.

And on the order of format support, I would like to see one other format. CBZ/CBR (comic books). I am half tempted to ask for PDF, but I really don't like the format on principle.



Cheers

Art
artbatista is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #50
artbatista
Groupie
artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.artbatista ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
artbatista's Avatar
 
Posts: 193
Karma: 1032826
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Miami, FL, USA
Device: iPhone 4, iPad 2
I hope you don't mind, but the more I use Marvin, the more suggestions come to mind.

Feature request:

An icon on the status bar to quickly switch between night and day modes.

Art
artbatista is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 10:27 PM   #51
MeSue
Geek in the Forest
MeSue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MeSue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MeSue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MeSue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MeSue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MeSue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MeSue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MeSue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MeSue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MeSue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MeSue ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
MeSue's Avatar
 
Posts: 399
Karma: 1077186
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: FL
Device: iPad Air, iPhone 4s, Nexus 7
I've been in touch with Kris by email, but I will add my main wish list item here as well...

I gotta say it... Auto-scroll! Having just acquired a Nexus 7 and explored Moon+ Reader, I'd love to see both a standard auto-scroll, and a "rolling blind" style auto scroll. I do think MoonReader's 5 autoscroll modes are overkill, but simple pixel by pixel scroll, and rolling blind by pixel would be fabulous! And gesture controls for scroll speed, stop, start.

Most of my other wishes are already on the roadmap, but Goodreads integration/bookshelf syncing would be nice.
MeSue is offline  
Old 12-06-2012, 10:43 PM   #52
jswinden
Astrophotographer
jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jswinden's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,227
Karma: 5642618
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
Quote:
Originally Posted by artbatista View Post
And on the order of format support, I would like to see one other format. CBZ/CBR (comic books). I am half tempted to ask for PDF, but I really don't like the format on principle.
That is probably going too far with formats IMO, especially the PDF.
jswinden is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 02:31 AM   #53
Valkrider
Groupie
Valkrider ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valkrider ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valkrider ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valkrider ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valkrider ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valkrider ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valkrider ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valkrider ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valkrider ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valkrider ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Valkrider ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Valkrider's Avatar
 
Posts: 188
Karma: 1212348
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Spain
Device: iPad Mini, iPad2, PRS600, iPhone, iPod, Palm TX
I too would suggest forgetting about Mobi support even Amazon Japan now only publishes in ePub so maybe we will eventually see the death of it as a format in the future.

I would like the night / day toggle button too. Marvin has taken over from Bluefire for me on my Mini.

Thanks for a great app.
Valkrider is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 02:57 AM   #54
kguil
Addict
kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kguil's Avatar
 
Posts: 968
Karma: 1468000
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Malta, Europe
Device: Marvin for iOS
Thanks for all your suggestions and tips. I have made a note all of your ideas for development. Give me time

Unless there is an overwhelming demand, I doubt I'll ever add PDF. There are many fantastic PDF readers out there that already do a great job. Goodreader comes to mind.
kguil is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 04:44 AM   #55
kguil
Addict
kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kguil's Avatar
 
Posts: 968
Karma: 1468000
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Malta, Europe
Device: Marvin for iOS
Currently when you turn a page, Marvin alternates between showing the name of the book and the name of the author in the title of the page.

Following Shykat's suggestion, I added a "percentage in the book" counter in the title as well. Now the title alternates between book/author/percentage.

You can see what it looks like here: http://marvinapp.com/whatsnew.html

Let me know what you think.
kguil is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 07:54 AM   #56
kguil
Addict
kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kguil's Avatar
 
Posts: 968
Karma: 1468000
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Malta, Europe
Device: Marvin for iOS
@artbatista: I added a button in the Dropbox view that allows you to open the official DB app if your book isn't in the list (due to the 1000 book limit). It will be in the next update arriving about next week. You can see what it will look like on Marvin's website.

Hope this helps a bit.
kguil is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 08:56 AM   #57
Richard Moody
Enthusiast
Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.
 
Posts: 48
Karma: 7910
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Banstead Surrey England
Device: Ipad Air and Ipad Mini with retina (using Marvin)
I do have to say this is really first class - an excellent app already.

Well done - most impressive.

A couple of things to think about next year when you upgrade:

As mentioned before - ability to alter paragraph spacing.

Also - I do like the ibooks shelf system where I can see all the covers in their glorious colour, so something like that would for me be the icing on the cake.

Marvin is now already my preferred reader.

Out of interest - how did the name come around? Anything do do with paranoid androids or ( given the glasses icon) Hank Marvin?
Richard Moody is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 09:00 AM   #58
kguil
Addict
kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kguil ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
kguil's Avatar
 
Posts: 968
Karma: 1468000
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Malta, Europe
Device: Marvin for iOS
Thanks Richard!

Hmm... was meaning to keep that a secret But your first guess is correct. Now everyone knows I'm a geek. The spectacles are the ones I wear. Wanted to "put a little of myself" in the app.

Added the shelves idea to the to-do list.
kguil is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 09:57 AM   #59
holymadness
Guru
holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.holymadness ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
holymadness's Avatar
 
Posts: 689
Karma: 2075643
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: iPhone
I have a question for you, Kris. Is there, or will there be, a 'minimalist' reading mode that removes everything from the screen but the text, as in the Kindle app? Or will the book name and progress be on permanent display on the top and bottom, as in iBooks?

Last edited by holymadness; 12-07-2012 at 12:18 PM.
holymadness is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 10:07 AM   #60
Richard Moody
Enthusiast
Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.Richard Moody knows the square root of minus one.
 
Posts: 48
Karma: 7910
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Banstead Surrey England
Device: Ipad Air and Ipad Mini with retina (using Marvin)
Off topic - I remember listening to the very first episode of HHGTTG in 1970 something. Absolutely excellent radio.

Keep up the brilliant work.
Richard Moody is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPad users: Meet Marvin, an iOS ePub reader GRiker Devices 4 06-20-2013 10:16 AM
Workflows to use Calibre with iOS Apps: Good Reader-PDFs, Marvin-epub, Kindle-mobi? crashnburn Calibre 4 06-14-2013 04:49 PM
Calibre metadata not seen by Marvin on iPad bubbas45 Apple Devices 13 06-10-2013 09:19 PM
Best Epub reader for Ipad 2 ? JPS Apple Devices 39 07-27-2012 03:55 AM
Best 2-up landscape ePub reader for ipad provis Apple Devices 5 11-06-2011 12:09 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:08 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.