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buqo - Pinoy Digital Bookstore

By Hand Interactive Inc.

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buqo is a bookstore, newsstand, and reader in a single app. It was built to give Pinoys (and Pinoys-at-heart) everywhere a single place to access bestselling Filipino magazines, books, and more.

buqo is about feeding the mind; we believe that reading is a satisfying and refreshing experience. A Filipino will find some word play in “book ko,” or “my book” in English and “buko,” translated as “young coconut,” a fruit known for its nutritional value and versatility, which has been used locally as a metaphor for the mind (as in “use your coconut”).

What's New in Version 3.4.3

Introducing a new interface! We redesigned the whole interface of the app to make it easy to navigate between your library and the store. We made it easier for you to search your favorite book, magazine, publisher or author.

Other features we added are the following:
• Facebook Login is now available
• New settings menu
• Follow your favorite publishers, authors, and even categories
• Add books and magazines to your wish list to bookmark them to purchase them later
• Fixed some crash bugs as well


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Customer Reviews

Would have been nice if it doesn't crash all the time

The app does a good job curating local content. Good for people who are overseas wanting to keep tabs of their favorite local magazines and books. However, the app crashes a lot in iOS, and i mean a whole lot.
Aside from the crashing, Starting up the app takes a few seconds, it is not a speedy affair. So imagine the wait time you incur in the midst of all the crashing and restarting cycle.
For some reason, it automatically stops my podcasts from playing in the background when starting up. The app doesn't use any audio, so I'm curious why it stops my audio from playing.
Typically the app crashes when you are browsing for books and magazines. It also crashes while you are actually reading anything.

Please fix the app.

irritating, frustrating, annoying - name it Buqo has it!!!!

ever since this freaking app ventured with Summit Media all of my 2014 Cosmo magazines disappeared and the best part of it is the Buqo Team has not fixed it!!...and oh by the way you have to send them tons of email before they upload the latest magazine on your ipad!!

New stuff

Can now follow authors. There's also a wish list. Just want to see more titles like Stupid Is Forever.

buqo - Pinoy Digital Bookstore
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 05 January 2015
  • Version: 3.4.3
  • Size: 104 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
  • Developer: Hand Interactive Inc.
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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