All Good things….

After one-plus year of growing Emanata App and community, we’re sad to announce that we are closing our digital door. We will officially stop accepting new stories and postings on Tue, December 31th, 2013.
We can’t express enough how grateful we are that each and every one of you believed in us and found value in the product we were building. Without you, especially the contributing artists, we wouldn’t have made it this far.
For the readers and app users that have purchased stories, you can download a PDF copy of the story from our Web site for a limited time shortly in a separate blog post.
Thank you again for your support over the last year, and may our paths cross again.
- George, Ehren, Tara.

Emanata Open Source iOS Framework for Tumblr

While developing the latest version of Emanata Comics for iOS, we needed a way to handle authentication and posting to Tumblr from iOS devices. We decided to build this functionality separate from our application and link it into the app as a Framework (albeit a statically linked framework). This decision has made the code we wrote for Emanata Comics to share with Tumblr modular enough that we have open sourced the library, and the code for the library is available on Emanata’s GitHub page.

For now, the framework only supports authentication, retrieving user information and posting pictures since these are the API calls we currently utilize in the Emanata Comics application, but we intend to expand it as needed and are happy to review any pull requests sent our way. Take a look and let us know if you find this framework useful at feedback@emanata.co

- Ehren

Emanata Comics on Android

android_nexusWe are very happy to announce the beta release of Emanata Comics for Android. The App is available -now- in Google Play. Download it for free here.

Emanata Comics for the Android platform works across a wide range of Android tablets and smartphones running Android 2.2 Froyo and above.

This is a beta release and there’s no In-App Purchase at the moment.

We would love to hear what you think. Please send us a note at feedback@emanata.co.

-george.

Get That New New.

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With all that’s been happening around the office lately, we neglected to mention how much we enjoyed our time at APE 2012. It was great to meet so many of you in person. We would love to meet more of our users and artists. Which events would you like to see us at? We have a list of possibilities, but we would love to know which conventions are your favorites.

So, what’s been going on with us? We just updated to version 2.1.1! Get your update in the App Store for an even better reading experience on your iPhone / iPad Mini. We also added a new feature for our artists — adjustable preview for paid content. Previously, only 3 pages of a paid story could be previewed by a reader.  Now with v.2.1.1, the artist can choose to share as much of the paid story as he or she likes for free.

We’d also like to give major thanks to the following artists for recently joining the Emanata Community: Aaron Whitaker, Erin Mehlos, James Stanton, Brittany Langlois, Emma T. Capps, Thomas Hunter, Jeanette Langmead, Andrew James Christensen, Walter De Leon, Jinru Ong, Richard Dansci, Jon Garza, Angeliki Salamaliki, Mathilde Tollec, Sandra González, Pat Barrett, Alex Murray-Clark, Patt Kelley, Annie Stoll, Sam Sharpe, Kristopher White, Vera Greentea, Nicholas Doan, Doctor Popular, Alfie Gallagher, Matt Sheean, Bob Flynn, Devin Kraft, Erik Taylor, and Jerel Dye.

We love their work, and know that you do too.

We promise to try to update this blog regularly, but to really keep up with the latest Emanata happenings, we recommend you ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.  =)

- Tara