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Freda Ebook Reader for Windows Phone 7
#1  Jim Chapman 10-20-2010, 06:46 PM
The Freda ebook reader has now been ported to Windows Phone 7. As and when you acquire a Windows Phone, you can download the program free of charge from the Windows Marketplace.

Details here, and a video demo of the program here.

Please post any questions to this thread, or email me at jim@turnipsoft.co.uk.

Thanks,

Jim
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#2  Jim Chapman 10-21-2010, 06:22 AM
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#3  Marseille 10-30-2010, 11:32 PM
The HTC 7 Pro is a pretty slick looking piece of hardware. Are you eying it?

I'm looking forward to washing my hands of MS's mobile division, but I'm still interested in how it fares while I wait for HTC to move that premo hardware to their android division.
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#4  milka 11-08-2010, 12:57 AM
G'day Jim!

I had a quick chance to play with Freda for WP7 on my gf's LG Optimus 7 and was incredibly impressed!

I've been reading ebooks (primarily lits and pdfs) on Windows Mobile devices for the last 9 years, and I'm thrilled to see the power and control going forward with the Freda & calibre solution for WP7. Solid ebook reading is my primary requirement for any mobile platform, and you've made that possible on WP7.

Well done! Looking forward to seeing updates as they become available!

Cheers,
milka
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#5  sennywolf 12-02-2010, 10:47 PM
Hi There,

first of all, great work you have done there with Freda. Really appreciate your effort.

I am using the new HD7 with WP7. I followed your steps to connecting and the server is set up. however, when i go to the calibre page on my phone, it starts downloading and suddenly stops and says can't download.

I can't access my own books that way. Any way to get round that?
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#6  sennywolf 12-02-2010, 10:49 PM
just sent a log file to you.
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#7  Jim Chapman 12-03-2010, 06:18 AM
Quote sennywolf
just sent a log file to you.
I'll respond to the email.

To other folks who are maybe reading this: the first step is to work through the instructions in the 'how to' at http://www.turnipsoft.co.uk/freda/calibre-how-to.htm .

Then if that isn't producing any useful result, the most useful things to email me are:
1) Freda's log file (by pressing the 'support email') button on the app.
2) The OPDS catalog content that isn't working (from the web browser session in step 8 of the how-to, do 'View Page Source', save that content somewhere, and email it to me).

Email is jim@turnipsoft.co.uk

Cheers,

Jim
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#8  emilHD7 12-12-2010, 08:16 PM
hey this is a great app. I used to use Stanza on my iphone and I am happy to see similar app on WP7. thanks a lot. 2 simple question.
- when i load a book using calibre, there is percentage sign telling me 20% or kind of.. does it mean download percentage? because books seems there.
- how do I scroll to page I want or is there chapter overview ?
thanks
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#9  Jim Chapman 12-13-2010, 04:48 AM
Quote emilHD7
- when i load a book using calibre, there is percentage sign telling me 20% or kind of.. does it mean download percentage? because books seems there.
that's telling you a (very rough) estimate of how much of the book you have read. But I agree it's misleading. I will remove it in the next release.
Quote emilHD7
- how do I scroll to page I want or is there chapter overview ?
thanks
To bring up the control/navigation screen, you need to long-tap (tap-and-hold) in the central area of the page, while on the book reader screen. Tap the screen on the list of section numbers towards the lower right, to move to another section of the book. Or if the book is an EPUB file with a table of contents, you can find that by (from the control/navigation screen) swiping left, to move to the 'contents' tab.
Check out the manual at http://www.turnipsoft.co.uk/freda for more details (and screenshots).
Moving to a specified page number is not available in the current release. The next release (within a week, I hope) will implement this as an enhancement in the 'section number' control.

Jim
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#10  swr2408018 01-01-2011, 04:56 AM
I just got my Windows 7 phone, and it's great to have a way to download all my epub content for reading; thank you very much indeed!

I do seem to have a lot of trouble with the app crashing when trying to change settings (but once I've got them where I like them, that's a low-frequency operation!) If I send a logfile the next time that happens, will that be helpful?

Steve
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