Moon+ Reader Pro sporting new Material Design

By Juli Monroe
January 6, 2015 // 9 Comments

Your Android device might not yet be running Lollipop (and you might be glad of that with recent reports of Lollipop woes), but you’ve probably noticed that many of your apps are sporting the new Material Design look. (Anyone else amused when an Apple app gets updated to a Material Design [ on]

AndroidPIT App Center shutting down. Leaves Fire users in a bind

By Juli Monroe
November 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

David Rothman, former owner of this site, tipped me over the weekend to the fact that the AndroidPIT App Center is being shut down as of the end of next month. Their reason involved the EU and their revised VAT guidelines. This is trouble for users of the Kindle Fire who may have been counting on [ on]

Amazon gives away 30 free Android apps June 27, 28

By Chris Meadows
June 27, 2014 // 1 Comment

If you’ve got an Android tablet and are looking for something fun to put on it, don’t miss this Amazon giveaway. Instead of just one app, today Amazon’s giving away thirty with a combined total value of over $100. And these aren’t some random apps you’ve never heard of, either. Gizmodo [ on]

Morning Roundup: Rise of mobile apps. Kobo for iOS updated and more

By Joanna Cabot
April 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Income vs. Expenses: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living (The Billfold) Remember that this is pre-tax income. It’s also before Paypal takes out its fees, which add up. I wish Paypal were not the ubiquitous method of paying freelancers, but I did not create the system. *** The Rise of Mobile [ on]

Morning Roundup: Compete with Amazon? Ten amazing book apps and more

By Joanna Cabot
March 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

How do We Compete with Amazon? (Brave New World) It would be wrong to believe that they can be beaten on discounts, as the only winner in a discount war is the consumer and the one with the strongest nerve and deepest pockets. Wishing for a white knight may have been feasible ten years ago, but [ on]

Whither the book app?

By Joanna Cabot
March 7, 2014 // 4 Comments

Juli sent this blog post my way, by indie writer L.R. Styles. In the post, Styles laments the cost and difficulty of producing book apps—not non-fiction interactive apps, but ones based on novels, with soundtracks and old-timey fonts and so on. From the post: “As an indie author, I love [ on]

Android versus Apple apps: The time factor

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

The vexed question of Android versus Apple apps has surfaced again, but this time it’s not money: it’s time. And those nice people at Crispy Codes have shared an infographic that helps make sense of this issue and map out project timelines. According to Crispy Codes, “Android [ on]

How much would you pay for a phone installed with Flappy Bird?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
February 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Too much of a good thing can be tough to handle. Dong Nguyen the creator of the viral game Flappy Bird couldn’t handle the quick rise of popularity of his game – even though he was supposedly making a lot of money off ads – so he took it down. This has caused people to find alternative [ on]

BARD Mobile app allows the blind to read on iOS devices

By Juli Monroe
February 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

This is a fairly old press release, but it only came to my attention recently. Last year, the Library of Congress released an iOS app to allow access to NLS BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) accounts. I did a quick search of our archives, and it doesn’t look like we covered it. Since [ on]

Universal Marvin App Free For "Limited Time"

By Juli Monroe
November 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Marvin released an upgrade today, and while the changelog wasn’t as impressive as some I’ve seen, there’s still big news. This was the last upgrade for Marvin for iPad. Going forward, all updates will be to the universal iPhone/iPad version. From a development perspective, that [ on]

Mashable app list: Really making you a better reader?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Social media and technology site Mashable has grouped together “8 Apps to Make You a Better Reader” – and not just concentrating on e-reading, but also bringing in some apps that will be just as helpful for print reading as well. If they help. Because the premise for choosing some [ on]

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