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BookWorm by DanRabbit BookWorm by DanRabbit
An ebook reader app as a case for a light theme variant. Also another example of applications handling libraries rather than the file browser.
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clouts Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I want to build that, but not alone. Any fellow programmers interested?
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zesterer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Hmmm... It looks great, is simplistic... But maybe a little too simplistic.
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gazornonplat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Realistically, would it be a hefty task for someone to develop this for real? If not, you guys should really be pushing it, it's one of the nicest designs of all to come out of the elementary project.
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MameMame187 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
We are currently trying to focus our development on the apps for Luna.
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gazornonplat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough. Is there any chance of this being developed for Luna +1 then? Or perhaps picked up by a third party developer?
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gebagu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
wow, this looks fantastic!

maybe one suggestion would be, to have some kind of side-pane to display various sources and sorting options. i am thinking of a thing similar to that of music-players like rhythmbox or banshee. so you'd be able to click just once and display the content of your kindle or kobo or whatever, or to select e-books from various shops. or you'd be able to only show sci-fi books in library.
but i guess this is not what you're aiming for? on the other hand - you have this kind of thing in beatbox, right?
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thomasjohnshannon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
That would be really nice if it was real.
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Andrew-MAC Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Wow, Daniel. Wow indeed.
I'm a keen ebooks reader myself, but I can spot a bit of annoyance in here. Now don't throw tomatoes at me and let me explain.

1. I'm more than sure that you have to remove each and every control from the field of text either by separating them somehow from the page (which will look clumsy and heavy, but still) or (and that could be quite a feature) make it into a popover that can be called for using, let say, a double click anywhere in the window.
1.1 The fonts are uncomfortable for long reading experience. You should give the user an option to choose a serif font.
1.2 Give me at least 3-4 options to play with line spacing. This is extremely important.
1.3 Text alignment. I think you may give users some freedom with selecting it where possible (e.g. in .txt files)

2. Give us bookmarks! I can't imagine reading a book without making notes about interesting parts of it. Sometimes I come back to the book after a while and can find this or that spot only by bookmark. It is an essential tool.

3. Integrate your wonderful dictionary app into this one. It will be great!

4. For those of us who are lucky to possess 22' and wider screens would really appreciate a two-column layout for full-screen reading.

5. I love the library layout.

Thanks, and I hope I could help you even more with this app. Just let me know.
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OttoRobba Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
This would be such a great thing to have as tablet pcs become more and more common. +1
Please someone develop this @_@
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