|10-28-2006, 01:19 AM||#1|
Recovering Gadget Addict
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Device: Note3, MacBook Air, iPad Air
ManyBooks.net has a mobile site version
The great free book resource, ManyBooks.net now has a mobile device friendly version called mnybks.net. It's perfect for grabbing a new e-book while you are on the go with an internet connected device. In fact, if your device has an SD card reader, you can even pop a Sony Reader friendly version onto an SD card and then plug it right into the Reader.
E-books are not usually huge files, but always be aware of any data charges that might pile up.
Via David Rothman at TeleRead.org.
Update: As noted in the discussion below, the functionality is currently limited to .jar files right now, with the typical cell phone and WAP browser being the initial target audience.
|10-28-2006, 02:50 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Alexandria, VA
Device: Sony PRS-505 / Palm TX / Nokia 770 / iPod Touch
Hi, Bob. Please note that .jar is apparently the only format available now on mnybks.net, but knowing Matt McClintock's responsiveness, I suspect that others such as Mobi will be along eventually if the software he's using allows this. In the past manybooks.net has made everything multiformat, the reason I originally assumed that Mobi and the others would be there. In an update I've noted the .jar-only limits. Thanks. David
David Rothman, for teleread.org
|10-28-2006, 08:05 AM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Device: Palm Tungsten|TX, Sony Reader^H^H^H^H, iLiad, iPhone
I guess I've confused the matter -- mnybks.net was primarily intended for WAP browsers, and as far as I could tell when I started (cellphones are fairly alien to me) phones that use WAP browsers were limited to java-wrapped ebooks...
Now I know that's not exactly the case, but I've also heard from a number of visitors who are interested in a simpler way to browse manybooks using a handheld or small-screened browser -- so I'll look into ways to make the main site more accessible.
I wouldn't want to knock WAP but sheesh that is a restrictive way to put a site together!
|10-28-2006, 05:13 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Device: Sony Reader/Treo 600
For other phones that aren't WAP compatible only, you can view manybooks.net original site (as well as any other for that matter) via:
Skweezer shrinks graphics down to a managable size. Makes the downloads considerably quicker too.
Should work well with any Pocket PC/Treo phone out there.
|10-31-2006, 08:35 AM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lexington KY, USA
Device: 64GB Apple iPad 3 WiFi, 32GB Apple iPhone 4S
Very useful information. Thanks Bob!
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