At New York Comic Con, I got to see iVerse's new comic reading app. It was a rather interesting departure, allowing you to incorporate your, erm, anonymously acquired comic book files as well as those that you bought, in app. To add your own Guided View-style experience for each comic (though they like to call it uView). To change the way digital comic collections could be stored, organised, read and bought. And how it was a definite challenge aimed at ComiXology.
With uView, users can now create cinematic reading experiences directly on their iPads for their personal collections. Using the uView editor, anyone can create a uView experience for his or her comics in just a few minutes and save it for future use.
Advanced Search allows users to see what content is trending (based upon what other ComicsPLUS users are searching for), and to save their own searches for the future. Combined with our new in-app Filters and Parental Controls, users have never before had more control over how they browse and discover digital comics.
Graphic Novel Rental – another new feature for ComicsPLUS 8.0 allows users to rent select graphic novels for 24, 48, or 120 hours. Rented comics can be viewed offline without the need for an Internet connection.
ePub, PDF, CBR, and CBZ file support have also been added to the application, allowing users to import into the app DRM-Free products from their personal collections for the very first time.Features Summary —— All-New Design— Graphic Novel Rentals w/ OFFLINE READING— uView enhanced reading experience— Enhanced Search w/ Popular and Saved Search Options— Import Digital File support (ePub, PDF, CBR, CBZ)— uView creation and editing for imported files
— In-App Parental ControlsUpdates for ComicsPLUS for Android and the Web are also available today adding uView reading support for both platforms.ComicsPLUS 8.0 is available now in the iTunes App Store.