MangaBlade 1.0 - Manga Reader Built for iPad - Published on 11/23/10

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kniveswood Studios today releases MangaBlade 1.0, a full-featured manga and comic book viewer for Apple iPad. MangaBlade combines three important elements for manga consumption: a user interface designed specifically for iPad, seamless integration with online manga catalogs, and the ability to import your own manga.

MangaBlade features a bookshelf interface for browsing through the hundreds of beautiful manga cover art. It uses familiar controls for zooming, panning, and flipping through manga.

Singapore - Kniveswood Studios today is pleased to announce the release of MangaBlade for Apple iPad, a full-featured manga and comic book viewer that is the first to combine three important elements for manga consumption: a user interface designed specifically for iPad, seamless integration with online manga catalogs, and the ability to import your own manga.

MangaBlade features a bookshelf interface for browsing through the hundreds of beautiful manga cover art. It uses familiar controls for zooming, panning, and flipping through manga. Tilt the iPad and MangaBlade automatically switches between portrait and landscape mode. Cover Flow feature allows users to browse and quickly find the pages they need. A brightness control allows manga to be read comfortably in the dark.

Built-in web browser allows users to download manga from MangaBlade's online catalog, or any website offering them in supported formats. New titles are added to the online catalog everyday. It currently features over 150 popular titles, all of which can be downloaded onto the iPad at no additional cost. Downloaded manga can be read offline without any WiFi, 3G, or EDGE connection, making it perfect for commuters and travelers.

Users with their own collection of manga or comics can import them into MangaBlade via iTune's USB File Sharing feature.

Feature Highlights:
* Beautiful bookshelf interface for browsing manga
* Familiar controls for zooming, panning, rotating, and flipping pages
* Pages automatically zoom to fit and rotate to iPad's orientation
* Large online catalog of manga for instant consumption
* Download manga onto iPad for offline reading
* Download from any website (CBR, CBZ, RAR, ZIP)
* Import any manga/comic from iTunes (CBR, CBZ, RAR, ZIP)

Device Requirements
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 for iPad or later
* 10.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MangaBlade 1.0 is $5.99 (USD) and available immediately worldwide, distributed exclusively through the Apple App Store under the Entertainment category. Review copies are available upon request.

Kniveswood Studios: http://kniveswood.com
MangaBlade 1.0: http://mangablade.com/
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/mangablade-comic-reader/id403237101?mt=8
YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD45mNa0_9s


Kniveswood Studios is an iPhone and iPad developer based in Singapore. Kniveswood Studios is the creator of SEO Search Ranking and Snowing Words, both available now on the App Store. Copyright (C) 2010 Kniveswood Studios. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.