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Old 01-11-2016, 02:59 AM   #28
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May I ask why you prefer BookMaster CE over other reading apps on iPad? Is there a killer feature or just the overall usage experience? Which app(s) used to be your favorite reading app(s)?
I really like the Classic Book theme and page-curl animation. There's something about it that makes me ridiculously happy. The page formatting options also suit me well. After I've set everything to my liking, the page-look is more pleasing to me than any other iPad app (which is a little weird because the other apps have similar options, and yet the end result is somehow not the same). Before BookMaster I used Bluefire Reader as my main reading app for both iPad and iPhone. Bluefire is still my main reading app on iPhone. My main problem with it is the font I prefer, Arial Rounded MT Bold, doesn't have italics.

I wanted to like Marvin, but the page-turn options bothered my eyes and the fact that changing brightness in the app reset brightness for the entire device bugged me. I think Hyphen has a lot of promise, but the page-turn options give me a headache, making it unusable for me.

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We do have plans for an iPhone version. However, we feel that we have not been doing a good job on spreading the words about the existing iPad version. A lot of nice features remain hidden gems to most of our target audience. In the short term, we want to give a higher priority to the non-trivial task of spreading the words via our website and forums like this one.
I think developing an iPhone app goes hand-in-hand with promoting the iPad version. I prefer to have one ereading app on all my devices, especially if it can sync between devices. The fact that BookMaster only works on my iPad and I have to use a different reading app on my iPhone is not ideal. If Hyphen or Marvin improve their page-turn options, I will probably switch to one of them for all my iDevices.
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