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Old 12-07-2012, 11:08 AM   #61
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@holymadness It's a very small change. I'll try and fit into next week's update.
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I've been using your app, kguil, since you tried to tell us about it a while back. I'm truly impressed and no longer use iBooks. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
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I have generated a Marvin page in our wiki based on the web site. I do think a mobi reader is still warranted based on the demand for the format.

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I have generated a Marvin page in our wiki based on the web site. I do think a mobi reader is still warranted based on the demand for the format.

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Old 12-07-2012, 04:49 PM   #65
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@mycurlylocks Thanks a million. I'm really glad you're enjoying it.

@dale, @jswinden I'm still sort of torn about mobi but I didn't give up on the idea. As far as the first update after the holidays is concerned, I'd like to prioritize between (1) Calibre+OPDS (2) 2-column landscape+vertical scrolling, or (3) mobi. What do you think? What would you like to see first? I'd rather go for frequent updates rather than occasional massive ones.
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@mycurlylocks Thanks a million. I'm really glad you're enjoying it.

@dale, @jswinden I'm still sort of torn about mobi but I didn't give up on the idea. As far as the first update after the holidays is concerned, I'd like to prioritize between (1) Calibre+OPDS (2) 2-column landscape+vertical scrolling, or (3) mobi. What do you think? What would you like to see first? I'd rather go for frequent updates rather than occasional massive ones.
I say OPDS support first.

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Old 12-07-2012, 05:33 PM   #67
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I really like the app. I'm sure there are going to be many comments. I would like to see less room between paragraphs and multi column - especially for the ipad.
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I don't use it much - but OPDS opens up so any possibilities, so this would be my choice.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:24 PM   #69
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I'm would vote #2 (2-column landscape+vertical scrolling). I think the common user will look for the two pages in landscape mode. That's the first thing I noticed missing.

You are very wise to release smaller updates. I get extremely annoyed when there is a massive update, sometimes it makes me feel like the developer didn't thoroughly check their app before release.

Either way, I appreciate the chance the use the app.

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:02 AM   #70
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I'm voting for them in the order you have them, with mobi last. I don't think its necessarily a good thing to try to be all things to all readers.
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I think keep them in the order you suggested too.
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I've been testing this app and found it very interesting except lacking of:

=> Two columns in landscape mode. Yes, I know have been discussed here, but I would like a configurable column layout for landscape... and portrait. The only other app that supports multiple columns is QuickReader family of readers (basically the same reader with different menu), but it lacks any other feature and does not respect book formatting.

Why? Because you want to do fast reading, because sometimes columns are too wide to read even in portrait... I will give all my support to an app that will have that feature with the quality of Marvin...

=> Good Hyphenation. Currently the only app that does good hyphenation is CoolReader in Android or Linux (and for Spanish only with a special hyphenation file created by community). None of iOS does it well. Does Marvin know eBook language and hyphen it according to Language rules or does it in English?
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@rfog I'll look into making hyphenation work better for different languages. Have you got a non-English book that Marvin hyphenates badly that you can send me for testing?
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:17 AM   #75
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@Philantrop Definitely but first I'd like to stabilise the English version and make it as feature complete as possible. I've already done some research and named entity recognition for German seems one of the tougher nuts to crack. Thanks for offering to help. I'll certainly get in touch when I get there.
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