This is the feature guide for iOS 4.7 Beta. Click here for the change log.
In the .6 release we focused on incremental changes to the Viewer, starting with the settings display, enhanced reading prompt, and adding brightness control.
With .7, we majorly update the reading experience in 3 key ways: Grid Mode, Seamless Reading, and Reading Break.
In this beta, we will be rolling out 2 of those 3 features: Grid Mode & Seamless Reading.
The Grid Mode replaces Carousel Mode, which helped you quickly navigate within a chapter.
It was functional, but it had several limitations:
- No natural gesture to enter/exit the mode
- Only provided one dimension for looking through a manga chapter: linear scrolling
- Could only show a few pages at a time
- Didn't make effective use of screen space
Grid Mode makes navigating inside a chapter feel more natural - now you simply pinch on the image to enter Grid Mode. The new design also showcases more pages at once. You will be able to locate where you are and where you want to go in a chapter quickly.
You can also go back to the current page by tapping on Back to Reading button located at the bottom of the screen.
In previous versions of the manga viewer, you needed to pull-and-release to go to the next chapter. This action didn't feel natural, and it interrupted the reading experience.
Now, moving into a new chapter will be seamless - you can swipe to a new chapter the same way you swipe through pages. When you move to a new chapter you'll be informed with a brief New Chapter prompt. An example is below.
We are starting a list of known bugs in this beta version, please check if your issue is already listed; we may need details of your device/iOS version/region/etc.
Our team is always grateful for any feedback you have. Let us know how we can improve the experience for you. Send us a ticket from the Support Centre.