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[App] Ebook Reader (Freda)

30th September 2010, 02:02 PM |#1  
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I have ported the Windows Mobile 6.x program Freda to Windows Phone 7.

The program is an Ebook reader for books in EPUB (DRM-free), HTML and TXT format.

I've published a demo video.


[UPDATE: See here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...795753&page=15 for the latest version of the program.]
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30th September 2010, 03:11 PM |#2  
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Is there a way to reformat the text at all? It's going to be really difficult to read with that little spacing between lines, etc.
30th September 2010, 03:53 PM |#3  
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Is there a way to reformat the text at all? It's going to be really difficult to read with that little spacing between lines, etc.

There are options on the 'Settings' screen that allow you to:
  • add space between paragraphs
  • increase the line spacing (or decrease it to 0.9 if you want an even denser reading experience)
  • change font
  • change font size
  • define an external margin (a blank border) around the edge of the page
Between these, you'll probably find a way to get an appearance that works for you
30th September 2010, 08:35 PM |#4  
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i like the simplicity of your app, but somewhere i think it's to simple
30th September 2010, 09:20 PM |#5  
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i like the simplicity of your app, but somewhere i think it's to simple

I will be adding such features as:
- download from any OPDS catalog, not just Wattpad's system
- view and navigate the book's table of contents
- manage settings (i.e. save and use 'presets').
- ...

Maybe that will be complicated enough for you
6th October 2010, 08:33 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by Jim Chapman

I will be adding such features as:
- download from any OPDS catalog, not just Wattpad's system
- view and navigate the book's table of contents
- manage settings (i.e. save and use 'presets').
- ...

Maybe that will be complicated enough for you

For sure but keep adding features
14th October 2010, 05:30 PM |#7  
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I left you a message on the youtube site. I like it. Keep it going but you are doing a great job.
20th October 2010, 08:50 PM |#8  
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I look forward to seeing this when I get my WP7 next week!

I definately need an ereader so I can read my kids books
21st October 2010, 08:07 PM |#9  
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I already see the app on the marketplace, glad to see it there as I have freda for 6.5
23rd October 2010, 01:06 PM |#10  
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I already see the app on the marketplace, glad to see it there as I have freda for 6.5

Yep, I spent 30 mins at the O2 shop yesterday, getting fingermarks on the screen of an HTC HD7 and checking that Freda works OK on a real phone. Conclusion: it's usable, but there are a few niggles. I'll be pushing out a new release in a few days to deal with them ...
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