For those of you using Firefox (or the 64-bit version, Waterfox), you are use to seeing the search box on the top-right of the browser. You may also have been aware of the ability to add custom searches to the box, for instance being able to search Wikipedia directly from that box. Well, now you can add NovelRank Search to that part of the browser.
Above you’ll see a screenshot from the upcoming NovelRank redesign. In fact, you can actually view it online right now. While this is only the first page, it is the basis that the entire redesign will be built upon. Below is a list of all of the improvements that are scheduled as part of NovelRank version 4’s release. I expect to complete it in the third quarter of 2015.
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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.
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.