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Old 06-09-2018, 06:50 PM   #1
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Post New Kobo App: The UltimateMangaReader

I always wanted to have an oline mangareader for my ereader so I finally decided to make one.
Although the app is far from finished it is finally at an usable state so I present to you the UltimateMangaReader

It allowes you to read you favorite manga on your reader directly without the hassle of downloading and converting mangachapters manually, downloading images on the fly as you are reading.
Some of its current features:
- support for multiple hosts: mangapanda.com, mangawindow.net, mangadex.org, mangatown.com, jaiminisbox.com
- a favorite list: see all your favorite manga on one screen and see if they are updated with new chapters
- UltimateMangaReader will keep track of your reading progress so you can just continue where you left off
- to ensure a smooth reading experience the reader will always preload and render the next few pages while you are reading
- frontlight control
- no ads or simmilar BS

In the future I might add an offline mode.


How to install:
1. Make sure you have sergeyvl12's KoboLauncher installed and running on you device, you can find it here: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=201632

2. Copy the contents of the release zip file (ultimatemangareader.sh and the folder ultimatemangareader) to the folder /.kobo/vlasovsoft on your device.

3. Open the file /.kobo/vlasovsoft/applications.ini and add the following line at any position:
Ultimate Manga Reader = ultimatemangareader.sh


You can find the source @ https://github.com/Rain92/UltimateMangaReader

I could only test it with my Aura One so the layouts migt be off on other devices.

Feedback or contributions are welcome

Changelog:
v0.6: add support for jaiminisbox.com
v0.7: add battery indicator icon, layout improvements and bugfixes
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:00 PM   #2
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:41 AM   #3
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Thanks OfficerAction. Look very promising.
My work don´t let me try it at the moment but I download and follow your progress
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:54 PM   #4
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Works well in my limited testing, well done!
how much work is it to add new sources? for example mangafox?

found one small bug, the frontlight reverts to off after sleep and resume
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:12 PM   #5
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Works well in my limited testing, well done!
how much work is it to add new sources? for example mangafox?

found one small bug, the frontlight reverts to off after sleep and resume
Thanks for the feedback!
Mangafox was also my first thought but honestly the quality is not that great and they have that annoying watermark at the bottom of each page. You can probabbly find all the manga you are looking for with equal or better quality on the other hosts

As for the bug I will look into it.
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:25 AM   #6
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:08 PM   #7
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not work for kobo one

Firmware 4.7.10413
install per instruction, UltimateMangaReader did show in the menu, but did not work.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:08 PM   #8
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Kobo Glo HD 4.8.11073. Everything seems to work fine. Haven't seen a bug yet. This is tremendous!

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Old 06-13-2018, 11:20 AM   #9
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Firmware 4.7.10413
install per instruction, UltimateMangaReader did show in the menu, but did not work.
Can you explain a bit more what isn't working?
Did you unzip the file? Are the other Apps working?
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:17 PM   #10
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Can you explain a bit more what isn't working?
Did you unzip the file? Are the other Apps working?
it work ! after updated the firmware and reinstall per instructions ! thank you
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:13 AM   #11
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This is great! Works really well. Thank you for sharing your work. The interface is solid! Really appreciate it. Currently using my phone as a hotspot for reading manga on the go - works well enough. Offline mode would be fantastic.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:40 PM   #12
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This is great! Works really well. Thank you for sharing your work. The interface is solid! Really appreciate it. Currently using my phone as a hotspot for reading manga on the go - works well enough. Offline mode would be fantastic.
Thanks! Offline mode will come, along with other mutch needed fixes. However I am pretty buisy at the moment so it might be a while until the next relese...
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Thanks! Offline mode will come, along with other mutch needed fixes. However I am pretty buisy at the moment so it might be a while until the next relese...
Don't sweat it. It works well enough for daily use as it is. But I do look forward to the upgrades One suggestion: When the user tries to browse to the next page but loading the page for some reason fails, an easily dismissible error message would be nice. It's a bit confusing seeing the same page displayed again - hard to tell if there's a loading error or if the manga set has two copies of the same page.

Thank you for your work.
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:36 AM   #14
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Hi there. I just registered on this site so I could thank you for this!

Only got my Kobo today and this has made it infinitely better already. I'm so pleased! Now to slowly add my currently reading things as Favourites...it'll be awhile, but worth it.

Thanks again.

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One suggestion: When the user tries to browse to the next page but loading the page for some reason fails, an easily dismissible error message would be nice. It's a bit confusing seeing the same page displayed again - hard to tell if there's a loading error or if the manga set has two copies of the same page.
This. Also a way to refresh that would be nice. Kinda weird how sometimes just one or two chapters flat out won't load.

Speaking of which, I'd like Dynasty Reader added as a source. Most things I read there won't load on any of the readers currently in this app.

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