Manga Square - The Manga Reader
By Jason Na
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Manga Square brings you whole new experience on discovering and reading thousands of manga on your device.
we now use tiled images for our reader for extra large images.
displaying tiled images is a technique that is most commonly used in maps apps so that it can display a large map image at multiple zoom levels and we're the first one on appstore to bring this to a manga reader. actually, we go even further technical-wise by tiling images on-the-fly whereas maps would often have their map image pre-tiled on their server.
the benefits are:
first, we've seen the memory usage dropping up to 10x in some situations, preventing many of the out-of-memory crashes when viewing those particular mangas with long-long-long images.
second, the page loading performance also has improved up to 5-6x for particularly large images.
Competing apps tried to solve this same problem by down-scaling memory-intensive images to the point that texts become blurry.
Some other apps simply crashed on those same pages during our testing.
What's New in Version 1.67
very minor ui fix from ver 1.66.
Best manga app out there
This is the best manga reader app out there.
- always up to date
- sufficient search engine pre-organized into title, author, and artist
- you can "shelve" titles into "Library" for later or just because you love them
- well-organized: genre/author/artist is listed in the manga's info and links to other titles falling under that category
- the home page is split into 5 sections: hot updates, featured, most popular, mew series, and completed
- the library cannot be organized according to genre, author, or finished reading. I have a lot of titles to sort through when looking for a specific manga
- not every title in my library gets bumped up to the top of the page for recent updates
- you can't rate manga on the app
- there can be a long load time. However, I think that's what their download feature is for. I used it for the first time today and didn't have to wait for the page to load.
Overall I'm very happy with this app!
My favorite manga app, hands down
I read a lot of manga so I went through a lot of manga apps. Out of all the ones I’ve tried, this is my favorite one hands down. The interface is super simple and clean so it’s easy to figure out where everything is at. I’m also always jumping from title to title so the library feature is also a BIG plus for me. Also it has a large selection of titles (you can either download or read form the app) you can choose from so if you like manga, you’ll prob be spending sometime within this app, LOL.
Best Manga Reader Out There
This is the best app I've used to read manga so far. The library feature, reading direction options, and categories are all easy to look through. My only wish is that it had a better advanced search feature. I'd love to be able to search by multiple genres to find something new to read.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Oct 05, 2015
- Version: 1.67
- Size: 5.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jason Na
- © 2014 Jason Na
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Manga Square Full Version$4.99