Manga Rock iOS 2.0 – Coming soon

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Today, we are thrilled to announce the biggest update to our Manga Rock on iOS platform – which will hit the iTunes App Store sometime next week. So, read on to find out more about this update.

ALL – NEW MANGA DOWNLOADER

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The Downloader in Manga Rock was the best of its kind with fast speed & multiple downloads. In 2.0, we push the limit even further by rewriting the downloader from scratch.

The new Downloader is not only faster, but also more stable. Manga Rock can now continue to download, even after you shutdown the app! The downloader also gets a whole lot smarter:

When the app is running:

- Utilize full networking speed
- Ensure all network requests are on high priority
- Higher download priority given to chapters that are being read

When the app is not running:

- Automatically change to slower speed to reserve battery if the device is not plugged in
- Automatically stop downloading when the device is connected to cellular network or running low on battery
- Download will resume when device is connected to WiFi again
- Automatically send notification to you when a manga is downloaded

MANGA DISCOVERY

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Ever wonder what to read next when you finish a long-running serie? Manga Rock 2.0 proudly introduce our new Discovery System: we’ll recommend manga that you may like whenever you finish a manga, or when the current manga has no new chapter yet.

All recommended manga are personalized based on what you and others are reading. Manga in your Favorites & Recent will be excluded from the Recommended list. Better yet, the recommendation engine will get smarter once you use it more.

COVER VIEW

140425_ScreenshotForBlog_3All manga are now shown with a big, beautiful cover, providing a much more pleasant browsing experience. Cover View is available in Catalog, Favorites, and Downloaded. You can also tap and hold the cover to add the title to Favorites, or delete it from Downloaded.

MORE DOWNLOADED SLOTS & OTHER ENHANCEMENTS

In this update, free users can unlock more downloaded slots for FREE: for every Tapjoy offer that you complete, you’ll get one extra downloaded slot! There’s no limit to how many slots you can unlock, so tap away!

Other enhancements include:

- You can now edge-swipe to go back to the previous view (iPhone only)
- Auto-hide bottom bar when scrolling in Catalog, Favorites, and Downloaded (iPhone only)
- Faster searching across manga sources
- Faster Backup & Restore
- Added back all sources and many manga titles for those users who were affected by the removal of content in previous version
- Fixed many bugs and crashes

AVAILABILITY

This 2.0 update is only available for users with iOS 7.0 and above. It is because many new features in this update are made possible only with the latest APIs in iOS 7 SDK.

For iOS 5 & 6 users, you can still use the current version as usual. Just remember to backup your data to iTunes so you can still restore the app once you accidentally remove it.

We expect Apple to take around one week to review the app. Once the app launches, we’ll let you know immediately. That’s all for now! Don’t forget to follow our Facebook Page to get all the latest news.

Cheers,

Manga Rock Android 1.4: Introducing Cover Mode

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Manga Rock Android 1.4.0 is now available for Android devices. Here is everything you need to know about this major update:

Cover Mode
Cover Mode is an all-new, beautiful way to navigate through your manga in All Manga, Latest Updates, Favorites, Recents, and Downloaded views. Different from List Mode, which only shows manga names, this viewing options shows multiple manga covers at once. To access it, you only need to tap the switch button at the top right corner of these aforementioned views.

Personalized startup screen
In previous version, the default startup screen of Manga Rock Android is always the All Manga view. However, if you use the app for a long time, you will find this setting very inconvenient. Most of you return to Manga Rock only to check new releases of your favorited manga, or to track all the latest updates.

In version 1.4, we added a new setting in “Personalize” to let you choose your own startup screen as either All Manga, Latest Updates, Favorites, Downloaded, or Recents view.

Free downloaded slots (Beta)
This new feature allows free users to get extra downloaded slots via Tapjoy!

That’s all for now, guys. Enjoy your manga and have a nice day!

Cheers,
The NAB Team

Manga Rock 1.6: “Backup & Restore” & iOS7 compatibility

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We are glad to announce the latest update for Manga Rock iOS, version 1.6, is now available on the App Store today. You can get the update right HERE. Together with many bug fixes for iOS 7, this update also brings you the new feature “Back up & Restore”. Let’s learn more.

Overview 

“Back up & Restore” (Manga Rock Cloud) is a cloud storage system available in Manga Rock Android 1.0 and Manga Rock iOS 1.6. All users, both free and paid, can use this feature to back up and restore their Manga Rock data (Favorite, Recent, and Personalize Settings) across multiple Android and iOS devices. Thus, you can easily back up your data in iOS and restore it in Android device, or vice versa.

To log into Manga Rock Cloud, you can simply use your existing Facebook or Twitter accounts. Otherwise, you can register an account with us.

How to use “backup & restore”

First, you need to understand how “Back up & Restore” works. When backing up data, Manga Rock will use the existing data on your device to overwrite the backed up data on Manga Rock Cloud. Different from “Back up”, when restoring data, the app will merge the existing data on your device with the data on Manga Rock Cloud.

To apply this knowledge, consider a situation when you want to transfer app data between 2 devices. Below are the correct steps to follow:

  1. Perform a back up on the device that you have the most data (Eg. your iPad)
  2. Perform a restore on the device that you have the least data (Eg. your Samsung Galaxy S3)
  3. Optional: Perform a back up on your Samsung Galaxy S3. Now you will have all of your data (from both devices) safely backed up on Manga Rock Cloud.

We believe that “Backup & Restore” is a very useful feature for every Manga Rock users. It’s just like your house backup key – you won’t need it everyday, but when the time comes, you will be super happy to have it.

Enjoy reading with Manga Rock and have a nice day!

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Cheers,

The NAB Team

Manga Rock Android now back on store

We are very happy to let you know that Manga Rock Android is back on the Google Play Store.

In this post, we will show you how to transfer all of your app data (Favorites, Recents, Personalized Settings) and in-app purchase from the old Manga Rock to the new one.

For your convenience, open this blog on your Android device before proceeding. Please choose one of the following choices that matches your situation.

1. For users that paid for full version + still have the old Manga Rock

Step 1: Open your device Settings / Security / Check “Unknown source”. This will allow you to install our app’s APK.

Step 2: Download & install this app’s apk file HERE. This will overwrite your existing Manga Rock app and rename it as “Manga Rock old”.

If opening the apk file with Chrome browser does not work, you can use the native web browser OR the app ES File Explorer instead (free download on the Play Store HERE)

Step 3: Open “Manga Rock old”, go to “Back up & Restore”, and log in with either your Facebook, Twitter, or email address.

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Step 4: Once you finish backing up, click on the button “Get it now” to install the new Manga Rock app from the Play Store. Or you can download the app directly from the Play Store HERE.

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Step 5: Open the new Manga Rock app, go to “Back up & Restore”, log in with the same account you’ve used in Step 3 and restore your app data.

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Please keep your account information safe, don’t share it with anyone else, thanks!

Now you should be able to enjoy your manga, however just make sure that everything works fine in the new Manga Rock before deleting the old one. If you have any question, please send us an email to support@notabasement.com.

2. For users that paid for full version + don't have the old Manga Rock anymore

Step 1: Download the new Manga Rock app from the Play Store HERE and open it.

Step 2: Login “Back up & Restore”

Step 3: Forward the email titled “Your Google Play Order Receipt” to support@notabasement.com. This is your proof of purchase for the old Manga Rock app. In this email, please include your Manga Rock’s Users ID (case-sensitive) as well.

Note: The Manga Rock’s Users’ ID is not the same as the Google Play Store’s ID. It’s located in the “Backup & Restore” section of the app itself.

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Step 4: We will verify these info and let you know how to get the full version again for FREE.

Last but not least, please keep your account information safe, don’t share it with anyone else, thanks!

3. For free users of the old Manga Rock app

If you still have the old app and really want to migrate your data, you can follow the steps described below. Otherwise, you can download the new Manga Rock app from the Play Store HERE.

Step 1: Open your device Settings / Security / Check “Unknown source”. This will allow you to install our app APK.

Step 2: Download & install this app’s apk file HERE. This will overwrite your existing Manga Rock app and rename it as “Manga Rock old”.

If opening the apk file with Chrome browser does not work, you can use the native web browser OR the app ES File Explorer instead (free download on the Play Store HERE)

Step 3: Open Manga Rock old, go to “Back up & Restore”, and log in with either your Facebook, Twitter, or email address.

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Step 4: Once you finish backing up, click on the button “Get it now” to install the new Manga Rock app from the Play Store. Or you can search and download the new app directly on the Play Store.

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Step 5: Open the new Manga Rock app, go to “Back up & Restore”, log in with the same account you’ve used in Step 3 and restore your app data.

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Last but not least, please keep your account information safe, don’t share it with anyone else, thanks!

The past 3 weeks has been a very tough period, but we’d like to thank everyone for your patience and awesome support. Enjoy your favorite manga with the new Manga Rock app -and remember, if you love it, please give us a review on the Play Store. Thanks a lot and have a nice day everyone!

The NAB Team

Manga Rock Android: Launch Monday 22nd July

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Hi all,

The wait is almost over, Manga Rock for Android will be available on the Google Play Store next Monday, 22nd July. Before the launch, we just want to answer a few common questions from our beta testers and everyone else.

1- App pricing

Manga Rock Android will be priced similarly to the iOS version.

  • The app will be free to download – you can read unlimited number of manga for free and have 1 downloaded manga. And the viewers will contain ads.
  • The in-app purchase will let you remove all ads and have unlimited number of downloaded manga. This will cost you a reasonable $3.99.

2 – Launch promotion

Yes, we have launch promotion for Manga Rock Android. In the first 3 days, you can buy the full version at only $1.99 (50% discount). Remember to mark your calendar!

3 – I am currently a beta tester of Manga Rock Android. Can I just upgrade the beta app to the full version?

As we have said before,  when the official version launches, we will remove the beta version. All of your data (downloaded, favorite, recent) will be deleted as well. Thus, you have to download the app again from the Play Store. We are really sorry about this inconvenience, it’s just the way how Google Play works.

4 – The Beta Testing Community after launch

Right after the launch, we will continue working on the next release of Manga Rock Android, version 1.1. There were many great feedback from our beta testers that we haven’t implemented in version 1.0. Thus, we will keep the Beta Testing Community alive on Google Plus, joining it will let you use the latest beta version with new features / improvements and help us build a better manga reading experience.

Again, we are really thankful for your patience and support in the past 1 month. Have a nice weekend and get ready for the launch on Monday.

Cheers,

The NAB Team