We have updated the Good e-Reader Android and Blackberry 10 App Store client today with some fairly major enhancements. Chief among them is the elimination of the dreaded Force Close bug that has been plaguing us for quite sometime. Apparently it was due to an error in the app timing out when we added too many new apps at once. This is now solved and you should never again experience the app force closing or loading with no assets and then crashing.
Although we solved a major bug with the app client we have added a number of other useful features. The home screen has received the bulk of the new enhancements with the ability to minimize the featured image carousel. In the past if you used our app on the Blackberry Q5, Blackberry Q10 or a phone with a screen less than 3 inches the featured images would take up half the screen. We have now added the ability to disable the slideshow, putting the priority on app discovery. Finally, we have increased the limits on app names on the home screen, so the full app name will now always be visible.
The Good e-Reader App Store is the largest indie store in Canada with over 33,000 apps currently available for Android and Blackberry. We have a Developers Portal that allows creators to upload their app for free or monetize it with our paid app system.
Download the Good e-Reader Android Client today and join in on the fun!
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.