BlueFire Reader

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

On iPhone and iPad. This is a free ePub Reader. While presently no VoiceOver Friendly it does have unique Low-Vison features. The text has an excellent enlargement feature that exceeds that of the Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play Books Apps. It also has a reverse lighting or high contrast mode. Has a few bugs but is vastly improved from the old days.

App Store Description:

Bluefire Reader is your go-to reading application for ePUB and PDF content, including ebooks from online bookstores and libraries around the world. Bluefire Reader includes support for eBooks protected by Adobe® Content Server—the industry’s most widely adopted rights management system.

Bluefire Reader was designed with you, the reader, in mind. Nothing gets in-between you and the words on screen. Bookmarks, annotations and highlighting are all accessible with a tap. User configurable settings include font size, brightness, page margins, night mode and more! You can even edit the metadata of titles in your library.

The Bluefire platform is used by retailers and publishers around the world for their branded reading apps. Try it out for free and see why!

Version

1.7

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone
iPad

Accessibility Comments

Needs VoiceOver Fixes, Presently doesn't allow you to read books.. But some of the Navigation buttons are readable. Low-Vision features are excellent with a wonderful font enlargement feature and high contrast modes. When the text gets rather large there are some wrapping problems, margine problems, and sometimes partial lines are cut off.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads a few page elements.

Button Labeling

Few buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

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Comments

Submitted by CertDoctor on Saturday, November 8, 2014

I'm using Version 2.3 on iOS 6.3. Bluefire Reader has always been a bit slow and crash but it reach a point where I'm starting to find it unusable with some EPUB I need access too. Don't know if there too big or what but some EPUB crash it every time. So unless I see a amazing update soon I'm off to find another Low Vision Reader. To be fair its always been a shell of a program.. The developers I'm pretty sure make all there money changing the lipstick and branding it for different book stores.

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