Manga Rock v1.3 is here, and we messed up (a little bit)

This version took a lot longer to be approved by Apple than we expected, but it is finally here. So what’s changed in this version?

  • Bugs fixed
  • App performance enhanced
  • Individual manga chapter list reset button added in manga info
  • Manga source switched from to
  • WARNING: This update will REMOVE ALL YOUR DOWNLOADED MANGA because we are switching to a new source. If you wish to finish reading your downloaded manga first, DO NOT UPDATE!

That’s the good news, we’ve got our new version, we’ve got our new source, we’ve got our weekly updates. Here’s the bad news, we messed up (a little bit). This version was supposed to support iOS 3, but it is not. Due to a mistake we made during the submission process, the iAds library (one of the reasons for the incompatibility with iOS 3) was not taken out. This means that iOS 3 users will have to wait a little longer for version 1.4 (already been submitted) ¬†or Manga Rock MF, which will be fully compatible with iOS 3. For now, enjoy v1.3! It should be a few hours before you can actually download the app since it is being rolled out through all of Apple’s servers!

We are terribly sorry for the mistake we made and thank you for your understanding and support. Right now, we are working our hardest to get Manga Rock 1.4 and Manga Rock for iPad ready. For the rest of you, please go to our website to be one of the first to get Manga Rock MF!

Manga Rock 1.3 got rejected

If you have been wondering where the latest version (1.3) of Manga Rock have been this past two weeks, the answer for that is, it’s currently marked “Rejected” by Apple. In the email Apple sent us today, they said that the update could not be approved due to the fact that “it appears to contain features, namely, content, that bear a resemblance to a well-known third-party mark.”

This coincides with the fact that Viz Media contacted us and Apple a few days ago requesting us to remove their titles from Manga Rock (again), which we did. It’s puzzling to us that Apple still decided to reject our update based on the reason above. Right now, we are doing some minor changes to Manga Rock 1.3 and will resubmit it to Apple for approval in a few hours. Let’s hope nothing goes wrong this time around. We will keep you updated.

Thank you for your patience, support and we apologize sincerely for any inconvenience caused.