Bring your Leanpub books with you everywhere! This app gives you access to your purchases from Leanpub, with a fully featured reader. You can also browse new Leanpub books straight from your phone, and add them to your wishlist!
Fixed problems with the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR notches causing layout issues.
Paid back some technical debt by upgrading much of the technology that powers this app.
Ratings and Reviews
Books not loading.
I have 4 books. The app found them right away after signing in. Two progressed passed the Downloading spinner and gave a Processing indicator that I think went by page. The other two were stuck on the Downloading spinner. I never saw them finish.
You do realize that most people expect to swipe to turn a page, right? I was swiping all over the place and figured the app was frozen. I touched the edge of the app and got a page turning animation. You can’t swipe. You have to touch the edges of the page. It doesn’t seem natural.
The books I could read have links in them. That’s cool, you can see more context to a quote or something. But most of the links got a page with “Error establishing a database connection”. One went to Wikipedia, one to PragmaticProgrammers, but most failed. Have no idea if this is Leanpub’s issue or the author of the book.
Also, are we viewing the PDF version? There are no tools to change the font size, or background color.
There is a table of contents and page indicators. You have to swipe down to see them. I kept trying to tap the middle and the page would turn.
Crashes during updates
Was enjoying the app until I tried updating a book. It crashes every time. If I ignore the update and try reading the unfinished book, no text is displayed. As if it is trying to download but hangs.
Now I'm not able to login.
I've deleted and reinstalled the app. Still no joy.
I can't tell if it works at all
I was hoping to give this app a good review since I just published a book on Leanpub (and it costs $100 to do so), but when I used the app to download my book (epub format) it seems to be stuck in "Processing". For hours. On both my iPhone and iPad Pro running the latest iOS. I see the app hasn't been updated in over a year, so that's not a good sign.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.