| | 06-14-09, 11:18 PM Thread Author #1
[New App] Mango - *free* OneManga comic/manga reader for BlackBerry
Coming soon for Android, too!Love reading manga, but hate having to sit down in front of a computer to read scans? No problem! Mango lets you read your favorite manga on the go, right on your BlackBerry!
What is Mango?
Mango is a free manga (Japanese comics) reader for BlackBerry smartphones. Mango lets you read any series from MangaFox's *HUGE* library of translated manga on your phone through your carrier's 3G/EVDO internet connection. And best of all, you can't beat free, right?
Mango includes lots of thoughtful features to make reading manga on your BlackBerry as enjoyable as possible. As you read a chapter, Mango is always downloading the next image in the background, so you'll never have to wait for a page to load. Images are resized to fit your phone's screen width so you'll only ever have to scroll up and down. If you come across the occasional page with small text, it's also a snap to zoom in and view the full-sized version... just double-tap the screen or press the Z key. The Storm version of Mango supports touchscreen controls like swipe right to go to the next page, and for those without touchscreens, keyboard shortcuts more than make up for it. Mango makes it so much more convenient to read manga, that you might not even bother with a computer when you want to read manga ever again! ;]
Mango lets you view the details for any series straight from the app, including data like the artist, author, categories and genre, cover art, popularity rank, and summary. Mango's robust bookmarks system lets you bookmark any individual manga, chapter, or page, so you can easily go back to it later. Plus, Mango will automatically update old bookmarks as you read a series, saving you the trouble of having to go and delete duplicates. Oh yeah, and if you accidentally forget to make a bookmark before closing the app, that's OK. The Recently Read screen will show a list of the last 10 chapters you've opened.
I'm always listening to and responding to user feedback, so please go ahead and contact me whenever you feel like with suggestions or comments and I'll try my best to reply. Many of Mango's features came from user suggestions during the beta! If you enjoy using Mango, I do appreciate donations to fund my programming hobby!
Mango is completely free, so what are you waiting for? Download Mango today and unleash your BlackBerry's inner otaku! ^__^
Features-Full mobile access to every OneManga.com series
-Preloads pages as you read so the next page is always ready for you instantly
-Ability to view series details such as artist, ranking, categories, and summary for any manga
-List search makes it easy to find the specific manga or chapter you want, without tons of needless scrolling
-Supports portrait or landscape screen orientations
-Server-side transcoding strips ads and other unnecessary data from OneManga before sending it to the device, resulting in less data usage and faster speeds, and near instant delivery for cached data.
-Advanced bookmarks system with low memory usage per bookmark, sorting, ability to auto-update old bookmarks with new chapter and page numbers, and the ability to bookmark any series, chapter, or page.
-Touchscreen controls including doubletap to zoom, click to advance page, and swipe left/right to switch pages.
-Pageviewer automatically scales down pages to fit the width of your screen, meaning you only have to scroll up or down.
-Various configurable preferences for convenience.
-Recently Read screen shows the last 10 chapters opened, in case you forget to make a bookmark.
-Automatic update notification
Minimum Requirements-Any BlackBerry device running OS 5.0.
-Mango will run on OS 6.0 devices, but with some issues
-Compatible wireless carrier. Mango should work with most carriers. If you cannot connect, start Mango in offline mode, open the settings menu, and select the WAP2 connection method. Then restart the application and see if you can connect.
-Attention: Users in Indonesia will likely not be able to use Mango without paying high costs to their wireless carrier. Unfortunately, this is a restriction in place by the carrier and there is no way around it. If your BlackBerry includes WiFi, you can still use that, however.
Mango is available through any of the following sites.
Latest Version: Mango v2.0 (beta5)
Important: This is a beta version of Mango 2.0. Some of the features found in this build are Mango Bankai features, and will require you to upgrade to Mango Bankai for $3.99 if you'd like to use them after the beta ends. For now, though, enjoy them for free!
Use this link to download Mango directly to your BlackBerry over-the-air. All versions available.
Mango - Free OneManga Reader for BlackBerry
Support the Mango developer!Method 1: Voting! If you like Mango please rate it or write a review on the CrackBerry Store to help boost its popularity! More popularity = more users = happier me = more features! :P
Mango - Entertainment BlackBerry Apps - Crackberry BlackBerry Software Store
Method 2: Donations! If you really like Mango please consider making a small donation to support my hobby. I would greatly appreciate it!
Method 3: Become a fan on Facebook!
If you're on Facebook, why not become a fan of Mango? Help make Mango more popular by spreading it around Facebook!