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BePub | ePub reader for BlackBerry [Update 9-Dec-2010]

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  • #174425

    Keeper
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    [Update 9-Dec-2010]

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    BePub Beta | An ePub Reader for BlackBerry

    BePub 0.6 Beta.

    It’s working pretty nice on OS 6. This one is better than the version 1.0 which was posted before.

    http://bbkeeper.net/apps/BePub/0.6/BePub.jad

    + Slide/Fade effects

    + Providing all available System Fonts

    + Full Screen reading (Toggle ON/OFF using F key)

    + Navigate to Next/Previous Chapters using N/P keys while reading a Chapter.

    + Page Up/Down/Top/Bottom scrolling while reading chapter content(Using T/B/SPACE/SHIFT+SPACE keys)

    + Page Up/Down scrolling at table of contents screen.(Using SPACE/SHIFT+SPACE)

    + Automatically navigate to the last read chapter.

    + Automatically navigate to the last read position of the last read chapter or you can press letter L.

    Note: Please Remove any previous versions completely before installing this version.

    Enjoy.

    OS 4.5 and 5.0 please visit this: http://www.bbkeeper.net/apps/

    So enjoy my hard work and keep in touch so you can get latest version all the time.

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    Try it and email me if you need something.

    User guide:

    After installing and run for the first time, it will create 1 folder names “bepub”. This folder will be on:

    -Memory card if your device has Memory Card inside.(Same level as Blackberry folder)

    -Device memory if you device doesn’t support SDCard or doesn’t have an SDCard inside.(It’s here : /home/user/bepub/)

    So look for the “bepub” folder and copy ePub files into it.

    If you create this folder before running the app for the first time, then the app will scan this folder for ePub files. If not, it will say empty and u need to feed some ePub files for it.

    Whenever it scans for ePub files, it takes time, and depends on the number of new ePub files, scanning time will be short or forever… So just wait if you need to…

    Note: Using SPACE to scroll down 1 page and SHIFT + SPACE for up 1 page. T for Top and B for Bottom as default browser does.

    When you read a chapter. In the middle of reading, you stop reading. After exit, BePub auto caching some data such as Last Reading ePub, Last Position of the page of Last Reading chapter. So next time you come to read that ePub, u’ll see the Bookmark sign of the Last Chapter you read, click it and wait, it will render and bring you to the position you left last time. If it’s not the chapter you read last time then it just ignores and save new things.

    OS 4.5 still slow since it’s forced to convert the Special Unicode UTF-8(Vietnamese language) which is not supported on OS 4.5, however this is useless for English characters. I will add an option for it. It will be faster on OS 4.5 without doing converting job.

    Regards.

    PS: Some books somehow don’t have Cover inside the ePub package, if you want, you can find an image u want it as a cover, name it “cover.jpg” or “cover.jpeg” and use winrar to open ePub file, drag the cover file and drop into ePub package. Just remember to use a small image.

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    #182718

    Ronen Halevy
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    Hi Keeper. Awesome work! I am trying to get it to open books from EpubBooks.com but none of them are working. They show the title and then the little loading icon on the top left even on small books. Any ideas?

    Also can you add the option to flip the contrast to white text on a black background?

    #182719

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    @Ronen: Actually this version 0.4.8 gets small bugs with epubs from EpubBooks.com. Previous versions are not.

    I will fix it soon, could be ready to use next couple of hours.

    For the contrast flip, i thought i can make it. Hopefully ;)

    Regards.

    PS: Will fix other functions to make it faster since it has Unicode Converter Mechanism which is used for Vietnamese language on OS 4.5 and this is totally useless for English viewer. :)

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    #182720

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    Ok done. Check out the 0.4.8.1 at the same OTA link above.

    Note: Using SPACE to scroll down 1 page and SHIFT + SPACE for up 1 page. T for Top and B for Bottom as default browser does.

    OS 4.5 still slow. I will optimize it soon.

    Please try it and email me if you need to :)

    Regards.

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    #182721

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    @Ronen: For the contrast flipping it will take time for me to work it out since the easy fix only works on OS 5, I will get it done when i find the solution for OS 4.5 :)

    Regards.

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    #182722

    Ronen Halevy
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    I am still stuck on the loading screen when trying to open this book:

    http://www.epubbooks.com/book/455/phantom-of-the-opera

    #182723

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    @Ronen: It’s so weird…

    I can view it on my 8700 and 9000. These are screenshots from 8700:

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    Which device r u using and which OS is it? Actually it’s bug before, since the ePub doesn’t have a cover so it’s failed to load cover image. This version 0.4.8.1 has been fixed and it works on my Simulators, my 8700, 9000 real devices :|

    Please try using other device and chekc if it works :)

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    #182724

    Ronen Halevy
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    I am trying it on a BlackBerry Torch 9800 with OS 6.0. Have you tried it on the new OS 6.0? It could be that you are using the browser API which has changed?

    #182725

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    Yes, i think so. The engine is still from OS 4.5. It’s such a long way to go to satisfy all OSes :|

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    #182726

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    @Ronen: Please reinstall version 0.4.8.2 and see if it works or not, hope i can manage to get OS 6 device for my own. Simulator is not really reliable…

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    #182727

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    Confirmed: It’s not working on OS 6 because the render engine is from OS 4.5 and not functional on OS 6.

    The big problem is i have to rewrite the render engine completely, and it’s not working on OS 4.5. So there could be 2 versions, 1 for OS 4.5 and 1 for OS 5.0 – 6.0

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    #182728

    Ronen Halevy
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    Ok this new version works on my Torch for the table of contents but if I click on any of the chapters it just hangs… Any ideas?

    #182729

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    @Ronen: Yes it is, as my previous post, the render engine is from OS 4.5 and couldn’t reuse on OS 6. I have been coding for OS 6 but some functions like font size and font face doesn’t work as the way i want so just give me time to work it out. :)

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    #182730

    trankhanhhoang
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    I like BePub – It runs very good on my device although OS 4.5 is slower more than OS 5.0 or 6.0

    #182731

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    Just a quick fix:

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