6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 4, 2012 1:57 PM by Swamprat

    Troubleshooting the nook app on the android-run Nook Color?

      I got the android SD card from Amazon and love it!  So easy and doesn't void the warranty.  I had one problem.  I was in the Nook app to read a book.  I like to read in bed and turn the backlight down.  Unfortunately, I turned it down ALL the way (which on the Nook Color is NOT a problem) but on the Nook app on the android system, it turned it so black that I can't read or adjust the blacklight.  So now I am out of look to use my android app when the SD card is loaded in my NC.   

       

      Bummer... I have clicked all over the screen and can't see a darned thing.  can anyone suggest anything?  Thanks!

        • Re: Troubleshooting the nook app on the android-run Nook Color?
          compulsivereaderTX

          I agree. The nook app is not the greatest. Try the aldiko app. You can import your nookbooks into it. It also lets you sort your books into categories (which I use to function as shelves) and you can also use it to get your library books onto your nook. Set up your ADE account in the settings. Add your public library as a catalog, visit the library, check out your book and download it straight to your Nook.

           

          It's not quite as good as the NC stock reader, but you can turn the auto orientation on and off, adjust the fonts, etc. I like it. And it is free.

           

          The Kindle is is pretty good though. I like being able to reading everything I want on my NC. Well, almost!!

           

          Edit: Meant the Kindle APP is pretty good.

            • Re: Troubleshooting the nook app on the android-run Nook Color?
              orb9220

              compulsivereaderTX wrote:

              I agree. The nook app is not the greatest. Try the aldiko app. You can import your nookbooks into it. It also lets you sort your books into categories (which I use to function as shelves) and you can also use it to get your library books onto your nook. Set up your ADE account in the settings. Add your public library as a catalog, visit the library, check out your book and download it straight to your Nook.

               

              It's not quite as good as the NC stock reader, but you can turn the auto orientation on and off, adjust the fonts, etc. I like it. And it is free.

               

              The Kindle is is pretty good though. I like being able to reading everything I want on my NC. Well, almost!!

               

              Edit: Meant the Kindle APP is pretty good.


              Yep totally agree with this and was the very reason I went and rolled my own N2A card and use Aldiko reader app also. That and the Superior in everyway Dolphin HD browser. Plus a few other apps that I know will never see in the B&N app library.

               

              For me prior experience and B&N's pathetic history of lack of firmware and software fixes that never come. Had me rooting and staying away from B&N software altogether.

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            • Re: Troubleshooting the nook app on the android-run Nook Color?
              KnitKicky

              Hi! I can't help you, but  thought you might want to post your question at N2A forum to see if anyone over there can help you....worth a shot maybe!

              • Re: Troubleshooting the nook app on the android-run Nook Color?

                Thanks everyone, I never even thought of contacting the card site for assistance.  I'll check out the other options for reading too.  I appreciate all the help!

                  • Re: Troubleshooting the nook app on the android-run Nook Color?
                    Swamprat

                    With regard to your problem with the Nook app, have you tried simply uninstalling and reinstalling it - that should reset it to the default brightness settings.

                     

                    I have not used the Nook app since I have not been able to make it recognize non B&N books on my iPhone (haven't honestly tried very hard since I rarely use it for reading) and agree that there are good alternatives on the Android market - I personally use the FB reader app but I think that the Aldiko and Montano Reader apps are more like B&N in that they allow "shelf" organization.

                     

                    As others have noted, the Dolphin Browser and K-9 Email apps blow the B&N apps away. I have given up on B&N ever providing any real productivity apps.  I'm sure that there must be some customers who want to learn Tamil or Gujarati or really need a Polish-Vietnamese dictionary but these are not on my list of "thousands of must have apps" promised by B&N!

                     

                    Good Luck!