NovelRank Android App Has Arrived

March 23rd, 2015 by Mario Lurig

NovelRank Android App It’s been a request for a very long time, especially since the iPhone app has been out for years and was recently updated. But now, the Android App is available in the Google Play store.

The android app was developed by me, which required learning a whole new programming language (enough to get by at least) and a whole new platform (Android). So, while the app is very simple, it does exist for Android device users like myself who wish to easily see their user account’s books on-the-go.

So grab a download of the app and enjoy.

Why is it $0.99?
Google charges $25 just to put the app up, and it was 3 weeks of work putting it all together (because it was 100% new to me), so I believed that users of a completely FREE service like NovelRank wouldn’t mind chipping in $1 for the convenience of an app.

Why not hire someone?
I didn’t want to charge $2.99 for the app and potentially never make back the money spent.

SalesRank Data Over 2 Years Old Being Removed – September 2014

September 2nd, 2014 by Mario Lurig

In the continued effort to keep things running smoothly for everyone, it’s time to make-good on the agreement outlined in the FAQ over 5 years ago. Up until now, no old salesrank data has ever been removed. That means, if you started tracking your book 5 years ago, there are 30,000 salesrank records in the database for your book!

During the month of September, that number will be reduced to the last 2 years worth of data only. This doesn’t include estimated sales numbers, just salesrank records. If you would like to download them prior to them being expunged forever, you should go to a book’s detail page and click the Download to Excel/CSV option to show you the appropriate download link.

In the rare situation that a book is in the system, and after removing all but the last 2 years worth of salesrank data, it doesn’t have any new salesrank information, it will be completely removed from NovelRank.

I’m sure most people really won’t care about this, as the historical salesrank information is not exactly captivating, but I did want to give everyone a heads-up.

New Partnership: BookVibe – Social Book Recommendation

August 29th, 2014 by Mario Lurig

BookVibe

BookVibe

Today I’m excited to announce a new partnership with BookVibe, a new free service that not only can give you recommended reading based on your social media connections and content, but also allow you to do research into individual titles and individual twitter users to see what they are talking about. All of this is wrapped up in a clean and vibrant interface.

An example: Under the Dome by Stephen King (click Twitter Search)

Within NovelRank, you will now find a BookVibe link under the Twitter Search menu option at the top of any book’s page. The link will be at the top when NovelRank didn’t find any results, and at the bottom of the list when it does. If your book isn’t yet in BookVibe’s system, don’t worry, they’ll have it up and ready within ~48 hours.

I hope you enjoy this integration, and please let me know (Facebook comments or tweets) what you think of the integration.

NovelRank iOS App Updated – iOS7 and iPad Support

June 23rd, 2014 by Mario Lurig

Thanks to the amazing work of NovelRank user and contributor, Dave Wooldridge, the NovelRank iOS app has been upgraded! If you’ve never tried it before and you have an Apple device, now is a great time to download it. Here is a list of the new features:

  • New universal app with native support for both iPhone and iPad.
  • Optimized for iOS 7, but still compatible with iOS 6.
  • No more banner ads, but still FREE!
  • Now supports all Amazon country sites that NovelRank.com supports in a new horizontal sliding toolbar.
  • Added support for 64-bit iOS devices, such as iPhone 5s.
  • Completely re-engineered from the ground up!
  • Redesigned UI to better mirror the NovelRank.com color theme.
  • Several bug fixes, enhancements, and improved error handling.

See more screenshots and download it through iTunes or on your device:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/novelrank-amazon-sales-rank/id423938573?mt=8