ReadManiac is an excellent open source Java ebook reader for mobile phones. The cool thing about it, apart from the free loveliness, is the fact that it comes with its own application customiser. You can select from a variety of different handsets and Java settings and it will create an ebook reader which will be optimised for your model of phone. One tip, make sure you increase the default memory size if you’re customising for a modern smartphone.
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Having created your customised reader, it’s simply a matter of uploading it to your phone via cable, Bluetooth or steam shovel. The program comes with all the essential bits, like bookmarking, autoscroll and backlight control to conserve battery, and works perfectly to read .txt, zip, PDB, PRC and TCR formats. It comes with pretty sophisticated font control too, so you can install and use your favourite fonts and there’s even an integrated search engine for downloading free books directly from the Internet to your handset.
Kudos to Roman and the rest of the original Russian development team. And max points for releasing it to Open Source so that development can continue. An excellent product and one that deserves wider attention.
ReadManiac is bookreader midlet for mobile phones. With ReadManiac, you can search, download and read books using practically any mobile phone with JAVA support. Midlet comes in two versions: Standalone application (ReadManiac FULL) and midlet with emebeded book (ReadManiac LITE). Standalone application (ReadManiac FULL) is installed to phone once, and than used to search, download from internet and read books without a help of PC. Midlet has dedicated search engine for searching books in several on-line libraries. ReadManiac download these books directly to phone’s memory. Once installed, it becomes library in the pocket.