Manga Rock coming to Android!

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Yep, you saw it right. We’re bringing Manga Rock to the Play Store.

“Make it available in Android” – Roger DancingSkittles

“My sister has it on her iPhone & I can tell there’s nothing as good as this on Android!”- Antoine AKfourseven HeiLong

You guys have been asking for an Android version of Manga Rock for a while. However, the fragmentation problem of Android and the technology gap between Android and iOS prevented us from delivering a top-notch manga reading experience.

Since the release of the latest Android updates, coupled with solid devices like the Galaxy S4 and HTC One, we believe it’s time Manga Rock make its debut on the Android platform.

In the last few years, we have been making and refining every aspect of Manga Rock – we started with the iPhone, then the iPad, later added support for multiple sources and languages. Every single feature in Manga Rock was carefully thought out and developed with one singular mission: delivering the best manga reading experience on mobile.

Over 2 million users have been reading manga on their iOS devices. This July, Manga Rock will deliver the best manga reading experience, on Android.

Early Access

Hate waiting? Join our Early Access list now:

  1. Follow Manga Rock on Google+ 
  2. Get an invitation from us
  3. Download the app

That’s it guys, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more info.

 

Fuzel 2.0: how the best got better

Our goal for Fuzel is to be the best photo collage maker for iPhone. It seems we’re on the right track so far – Fuzel is now used by over half a million users. People really love the simplicity and flexibility when creating collages with Fuzel.

So “How can we make something that good, better?”

To do that, we have to make Fuzel 2.0 even more flexible, and even simpler to use.

In 2.0, we added a lot more features (Labels, Patterns, Photo Editors, Shadow etc.), so in order to accomodate for those new features, the Bottom Bar was the first thing we redesigned. We managed to cut down the number of buttons from 5 to 4, making it easier to navigate.

Our next challenge came from existing features. They worked before, but no longer in 2.0, so we overhauled most of them to follow the same design philosophy for Fuzel: “Flexibility” & “Simplicity”.

The New Ratios

Previously, changing Aspect Ratio was not easy, since it was hidden inside “Cut”. It’s now located prominently in Layouts.

That’s not the only change we made to “Ratios” either – the tool now lets you preview how your collage will actually look in different Ratios, instead of an image placeholder.

Swap Photos

A small change, but we’re sure that you’ll love it. Instead of using the Swap Photos button, you can now simply Tap & Hold to swap photos from one frame to the next. Neat, right?

Improved Filters

We revamped the entire photo filters system in Fuzel. Every filters are now a lot faster, and more beautiful. We also removed the Auto-Enhance button, making it into a special filter.

Why is it Special? Depend on your photo, the “Enhanced” version will look differently. In addition to the original 18 filters, we added another 12 filters available as in-app purchase.

Photo Editor

This is a completely new feature. We saw many of our users used other apps to retouch their photos before using them in Fuzel. We wanted to simplify the process by having a photo editor right in Fuzel 2.0. We could either use others’ Photo Editor, or build our own.

At first, we considered using the popular Aviary Photo Editor SDK, as seen in many recent Photo Apps. It was easy to integrate, and it had most of the functionalities that we wanted. However, there were 2 things that felt wrong when we tested integrating Aviary.

Firstly, Aviary’s interface was completely out of place with Fuzel’s, the interaction is also different. It’s true that it makes Fuzel a lot more powerful in term of image editing, but it also greatly increases the complexity of the app. And we don’t want that.

Secondly, Aviary was built for single-photo-editing. When you’re adjusting your photos for a collage, you want to see how they look as a whole in the collage. Aviary couldn’t do that.

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That’s why we decided to make our own photo editor, one that provides all the advance editing functionalities that you need, in a familiar interaction and consistent interface. It’s the only photo editor meant for collage making.

Closing thoughts…

What we shared with you above are not everything that we did for Fuzel 2.0 (the full change log will be available on launch date). We made sure that every changes/additions helps you make incredibly beautiful collages, easily. There was only one goal: take the best collage maker for the iPhone, and make it better.

We greatly enjoy making Fuzel 2.0 for you, so we hope you also look forward to using the app when it is available on the App Store. For more details on Fuzel 2.0, please go to www.fuzelapp.com

Note: Fuzel 2.0 only works on devices running iOS 6.0 and above.

 

 

COMING SOON: Manga Rock 2

Hi guys, Manga Rock officially turns 2 last week. Together with its siblings Manga Rock MF and Manga Rock Unity, there have been over a million downloads. We couldn’t have been any happier.

Actually, we could.

Over the years, we have received many feedback for Manga Rock apps. Here’s the popular ones:

“I don’t know which one to download. There are 3 separate Manga Rock apps!”
“The apps crash.”
“There are lotsa bugs.”
“App updates are not frequent!”

We have been wanting to address these issues for a while, but due to our limited team size and our involvement in other projects like Fuzel, we just couldn’t. Today, we are excited to let you know that, the new Manga Rock 2 app has been submitted to the App Store for review!

Everything about Manga Rock 2 is new

We have worked hard to make sure that everything about the new Manga Rock 2 surpasses its predecessors: All- new design. Completely rewritten from the ground up. Multiple manga sources. One universal app. A tons of other improvements to make the app runs faster, easier to use.  And it’s also free to download!

We can’t wait to let you guys try it out. Do follow us on Facebook or Twitter to know more about the app and when it launches.

READ MORE: What’s new in Manga Rock 2

Comic Express is coming soon!

 

Hi guys,

We have just submitted a new app, a comic reader named Comic Express. Comic Express lets you import and read your favorite comic files on the iPad and iPhone.

We make sure that every single element, from importing, organizing, and reading works well to give you the most wonderful reading experience.Visit our website at www.notabasement.comto have a peek at the app and register your email so that we can inform you when this app launches.

Also, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/comicexpressapp  and follow us @ComicExpressApp  for the juiciest update.

Thanks for your support.

Cheers,

Not A Basement Studio.