September 2016 plans update

September 28, 2016

Our main focus is currently on the iOS version. It will be released for users this autumn. Ok, the reader already works, and I'm reading my books on my iPhone. But some important features are still missing, we want to release a more or less complete version.

Another line of activity is related to the Book Network. Book metainfo editing and synchronisation, custom shelves in web interface, OPDS catalogs sync, multiple books operations, etc.

As for the reader itself, our next steps are Goodreads integration an more bookmarks/notes features. Some reading statistics might be added as well.

FBReader for Android 2.7.3

September 25, 2016

This update (for both Free and Premium editions) finally fixes saving of current reading position. Other changes:

  • Fixed battery level displaying
  • “Force web auth” option for devices with broken Google auth
  • “Modified file notification”: added “Remove the file from the library” item (for files out of library folder only)
  • Start screen loading speed up

Get it on Google Play

How to help to fix the position issue

September 21, 2016

There is an issue with book position saving in FBReader 2.6/2.7 series. Rare devices are affected and we cannot reproduce the issue at this moment. If you are an unhappy user who experiences the issue, we need your help! Just follow the instruction below:

  • Download and install the package with debug info. (If you need a package for FBReader Premium, please contact us at support@fbreader.org.)
  • Repeat the issue with this new version. Imporant notice: please, try to repeat the full cycle. Open FBReader, turn page(s), close it. Then open again, and if the position is wrong, you done it. We are not sure if the problem is in position storing or in restoring, so we need log for the both steps.
  • Open FBReader Settings → About FBReader → Developer Options and select “Store log files”. FBReader will copy two files (main.log and db.log) to a public folder. The folder name varies from device to device and is displayed on the screen.
  • Send the files main.log and db.log to support@fbreader.org.)

Thank you in advance for your help! We will fix the issue as soon as we receive the logs.

FBReader for Android 2.7.2

September 07, 2016

This is minor update for both Free and Premium editions. Fixes few small issues appeared in 2.7.

  • Fixed “return to” items behaviour (in the back button menu)
  • Fixed preferences dialog crash on Android 4.0/4.1
  • Fixed “Supported file formats” preference

Get it on Google Play

Tags: bugfix android

FBReader Premium 2.7

September 03, 2016

FBReader Premium 2.7.1 is finally out. (No, you did not miss 2.7. This is first release of Premium in series 2.7.*.)

In celebration of this long awaited release we announce the sale! FBReader Premium is 50% off on the Google Play till 15th September.

Get it on Google Play

List of main changes:

  • Multiple files per book
  • File change notification
  • Fixed reading progress issue
  • Easy access to books on sd card
  • Android 6: FBReader opens ePub/PDF files from external applications (not fb2 yet)
  • No longer wrong “missing book” notifications
  • “Tweet what you have read” link at end of book
  • Autocrop option for PDFs and comics
  • Fixed large table of contents support
  • Misc fixes in ePub, MS Doc, RTF support
  • Android 7 multi-window mode support

FBReader 2.7 for Android

August 30, 2016

This release was planned as a bugfix for Android 6 issues: sd card access, and migration to new folder names. In order to fix the issues, we made a significant internal change. Some small annoying issues (e.g., book progress displaying in the bookshelf) are fixed.

FBReader is now available from our site and will be rolled out to the Play Store in a few hours. FBReader Premium 2.7 will be released later this week.

  • A book can be linked to multiple files
  • File change notification
  • Fixed reading progress issue
  • Easy access to books on sd card (in classic library view, bookshelf plugin will be updated next week)
  • Android 6: FBReader opens ePub/PDF files from external applications (not fb2 yet)
  • “Tweet what you have read” link at end of book
  • Fixed large table of contents support
  • Misc fixes in ePub, MS Doc, RTF support

Release delayed

August 01, 2016

FBReader 2.7 for Android is not ready by end of July 2016. We expect to release it three weeks later, by 21 August.

Update: sorry, we delayed it once more, till 30 August.

Tags: delay postpone

Our plans: status update

July 09, 2016

FBReader for Android 2.7 (both free and Premium) will be released by end of July 2016. This version will fix a number of annoying issues related to migration to Android 6:

  • “Lost” bookmarks for books on SD card will be restored.
  • It will be possible to open books located on SD card via external file browsers, and open books downloaded in Chrome.

Since version 2.7 updates will be only available for Android 4.0 and higher.

FBReader for iOS is still under development, we plan to release first public beta by end of summer 2016.

Tags: plans ios android