Stanza Support for the iPhone ios 5?

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Having installed the RTM version of ios 5 (quietly released to developers last week) Stanza is now trashed on my iPhone 4. ios 5 is very cool and works well, but I am missing Stanza. I have started to use Kobo, but it's not the same. Does any one know if there is going to be an update to Stanza for the iPhone please?

Not holding my breath! :-)
Dave
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Itimpi

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As far as we knoiw Amazon (who bought Stanza) have discontinued all support and upgrading/bug fixing of Stanza.
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Amazon hasn't actually said anything, but their silence and lack of any meaningful update since the purchase says a lot.
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I also have the same problem, Does that mean we are going to remove stanza from iPhone and search for another book reader? Any suggestion?
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I gave up after multiple tries and finally tried 16 other ereaders (Kobo, MegaReader, Bluefire, etc.) but I could never find a satisfactory substitute. I really loved the combination of good access to customization (brightness tint with scrolling and the night/day button) as well as the quick bookmarking ability but if a reader even satisfied one criterion, it failed somewhere else.

Today I tried readMe and it's pretty awesome. It's pretty much only a tap for adding and deleting bookmarks on the page, plus you can drag the paperclip indicator to a specific line, which is an added bonus.

It's got a night/day button right on the main toolbar and although it doesn't support the brightness scrolling feature, I haven't found an app that does (at least one that does without lacking something else really basic).

Plus it's got simple and stylish access to all controls and library content, and a kickass way of managing the library (you can point to your device from your computer's web browser and upload anything you want, quick and easy--much more so than using calibre).

So even if they miraculously released a new version of Stanza which would support iOS 5, I'm not sure I would go back...
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Looks like a great book reading app, but not available in Canada ... sigh
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FWIW, I live in Canada and bought it from the Canadian App store
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Does it have left handed support (i.e., can you reverse the tap zones)?
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The tap zones for turning pages or accessing the tool menus are symmetrical, either horizontal or vertical. By default it scrolls vertically with horizontal zones (top third=prev pg, middle third=tools, bottom third=next pg) but I used horizontal zones and 3D page flip to replicate the behaviour in Stanza.