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Just like most of the forms of art, comic books adapted to the change in technology, to ensure everyone can continue to read their favorite series in digital format. Whether you want to keep your excellent collection everywhere you go or read the latest issue, comic mobile apps can do it all.
With mobile app development, you only need your smartphone to have access to all your graphic novels on the go. However, when you go to the Play Store, you will come across hundreds of apps, which allow you to download and view your comics. To make your life easier, here is the review of the top 3 comic mobile apps in Singapore:
Manga Rock – Best Manga Reader
Out of all the apps available in the Google Play Store, Manga Rock takes the top spot, with over 5 million installs and more than 250,000 ratings. When you start to use this mobile application on your smartphone, you will understand why it has a large user base.
Taking a look at the user interface, it is quite minimalistic, while covering all the important bases. In the main screen, mobile app development shows the latest developments in the manga world. It has a reading, specials, recommendations, editor picks, featured authors, and best by genre lists in the discover tab.
If you head to the bottom of the page, you will receive tips to improve the user experience. It has backup and restores, a feature which allows you to store your favorite manga recently read series and more. If you are not a fan of the light material design, mobile app development always gives you the freedom you to switch to the dark variant.
When you open any manga, you get a brief description, genre, artwork, authors, last updated date, along with similar series. The first time you read a comic, the app will give you information on how to read properly. You can also download the manga to your phone, which allows you to view them offline. If you wish to have access to all the features, you will have to upgrade to a premium account.
Second on the comic category of Google Play Store is LINE WEBTOON, which has over 10 million installs and more than 1 million ratings. It looks like NAVER WEBTOON CORP. has been paying attention to mobile app development, as you get a brief introduction on how to use its features.
You have the option of creating an account or skipping the process completely. We suggest having a profile on this app, as it keeps track of your progress in every comic. Also, you can subscribe to series, so that you receive an update when the latest issue is available on the app.
When you are reading comics on LINE WEBTOON, the navigation feels intuitive, as it uses vertical scrolling. Once you complete going through an issue, you can swipe up, and it will load the next chapter. At the end of every comic, mobile app development shows you the comments, along with the likes. You can download episodes, which is useful if you want to read while having no access to the internet. In the app, you can purchase coins, which allows you to read the latest chapters before anyone else.
The last one on today’s list is MangaToon by Mangatoon HK Limited, which has more than 5 million installs and over 66,000 ratings in the Google Play Store. The best part about mobile app development is that it will take you to the main screen, without asking you to create an account.
MangaToon also uses vertical scrolling, which makes it easy to go through the comics. You can continue reading the other chapters with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen. If you like the comic, you have the option of supporting the author. Every time you want to stop reading a manga, it will ask you if you would like to subscribe.
Thanks to mobile app development, the developers categorized the comics as per their genres. When you create an account for the first time, you get access to reading coupons, which allows you to unlock exclusive episodes for three days.
A great feature of MangaToon is that you can select the auto-scroll feature, allowing you to have a great hands-free experience as you read the comics. It comes with a night mode, which turns the background into darker colors. You can also change the orientation of the screen with the tap of a button, without having to reach your quick settings.
These are the top three comic mobile apps, which made it to our review. Do you think there are other applications which deserve mention in our list? Leave a comment below!
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