@Madefire Releases Comic App for Windows 10
Comixology ditched the Windows app store a few months in favor of giving users a more robust web experience. Frankly, the explanation was rubbish – especially considering that their app had been buggy and problematic since they released it for Windows 8. However, since the app was pulled, the Windows ecosystem has been devoid of a quality app-based comic store besides the Kindle app (Comixology is owned by Amazon). That is, until the recent introduction of the Madefire comics app.
Madefire has made a great app which scales well from a 6 inch phone to a large screen monitor. The layout is very functional and intuitive for any user, and gives users the ability to search for comics via release status, publisher, and genre. While it doesn’t offer a guided motion feature for all of its comics like Comixology, Madefire does offer its own unique take with its motion comics. While similar to guided motion, these specially-designed books feature music and sound effects to add to the reader’s experience. The app also offers titles from many top publishers including Archie, DC, IDW, Dynamite Entertainment, and more.
The only drawback to the app is that Marvel, Image, and Dark Horse titles are nowhere to be found on the store. If you want any titles from these companies, then you’ll have to look elsewhere.
The Madefire app (also on Android and iOS) is a needed addition to any comic reader running a “portable” Windows 10 device. The lack of some major publishers is a bit of a let-down, but the developers have made up for this by releasing a quality app which is poised to grow as Windows 10 continues to extend from the phone to the computer/tablet, to the living room.