Media Release — ComiXology, the world’s largest digital comics platform available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web with over 60 million comic and graphic novel downloads to date, today brings their multiple award-winning, critically acclaimed 3.0 version of their app to Android users everywhere. This significant release includes a major set of feature upgrades — sleek new design, bolstered discoverability, and the dramatically increased speeds — that comiXology Android fans have been clamoring for since the company updated their iOS app to 3.0 last fall.
“With the release of Comics by comiXology 3.0 on Android, we now have a consistent user experience across Android and iOS platforms — enhancing our buy once, read anywhere strategy,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “By coding from the ground up, Android fans can expect a new level of usability with the app — from the reading experience to the discovery experience to the buying experience to the downloading experience — that the previous version just can’t compare with. Android users must get this update.”
Comics by comiXology 3.0 for Android sports a sleek new design and interface that enhances overall stability and usability. This new UI enables the app to launch nearly instantaneously which dramatically reduces the app’s load times and allows comic and graphic novel fans to easily find new content and start reading faster than ever before.
Hand-in-hand with the overall re-designed look and feel, the app now has new discoverability paths like extensive genre listings, improved feature spotlights, expanded categories for new content, series and storyline listings, and the body of work of over 5,000 creators that can be searched by author or artist.
To help better organize downloaded comics and graphic novels, “Purchases” now has its own tab so users can always find their comics for quick and easy download without cluttering their “My Comics” area.
Fans will be happy to know that while vast improvements have been made, the Comics by comiXology 3.0 for Android still includes many of the features that have rocketed the app to the top of download charts, like comiXology’s patent-pending Guided View™ Technology; that includes a wide variety of viewing options and preferences, enabling users to set transition speeds, page orientations and much more.
Most recently, comiXology was in the news with the debut of the new CMX-HD digital comics format designed to meet the challenge of the new iPad screen. CMX-HD upgraded files — currently only available to new iPad users — are a free upgrade to those who have previously purchased content and at no additional cost for new content purchases.
A full listing of features and benefits of Comics by comiXology 3.0 for Android include:
* Completely redesigned application
* Discover comics at much faster speeds
* Near instant launching
* Background downloading
* Improved “Instant Search”
* Separate “Purchases” area that displays all owned comics
* New series groupings in store and “My Comics”
* Buy or continue reading the next issue at the end of a comic
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology — in just five short years — has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. From creating the industry leading platform for digital comics to tools and services for brick and mortar retailers, comiXology has lead the charge in exposing new audiences to the rich history and culture of comic books. With the development of the Comics by comiXology digital comics platform — available across iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web — comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics at just the click of a button! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, Comics by comiXology was recently selected as a preloaded app on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Providing digital comics across multiple platforms, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the earth has been turned into a comic book fan.