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UPDATE: MAL’s Mobile App is now in Open Beta! Anyone with a compatible android device is free to install via the Google Play Store and try it out!



I’m excited to announce the introduction of MAL’s newest development, our very own mobile application! This is one of our frequently asked for features, and I’m thrilled to see it here!

We’re starting out only on Android phones (sorry Apple users, you’re soon!) We’re also now in open beta, and no more restrictions on who can access the app! Thank you MAL supporters for your help testing the closed beta! Second, MAL Supporters will be the first members to get access, acting as beta testers and providing crucial feedback to help smooth out any kinks or issues we didn’t discover during the build process. That said, if you’re a MAL supporter, expect to receive an e-mail with follow-up information. For everyone else, we're shooting for a public release in March. If you’re looking to get your hands dirty and can’t wait to try out the official app, sign up for MAL Supporter, it helps us in many ways!

While this is a huge milestone for the MAL team, I want to stress that this is still a very early stage for the app, and will not have all the features you expect or want it to. We absolutely have plans for improvements and new features as we move further into 2018. Rest assured, the app’s featureset will grow!

MAL Supporters can find a download link in their member page. We've also created a club to help focus feedback for the club here: MAL's Official mobile App Club.
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Ive needed this for a while ^-^
 
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Where I can download these application ?
 
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waited for this for a very long time <3
 
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Ayyy finally :D
looking forward to it.



 
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Nice!

MAL's moving on up~

Rizkiawan-kun said:
Where I can download these application ?


Closed Beta initially as mentioned. I'm assuming that the forementioned email to supporters will probably have a apk download. That or it could be Google Play if there's someway to do closed beta's on Google Play.
 
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Waiting for March :D
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Someone let me know how this compares to MALClient and Pocket MAL.
 
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PsychoticDave said:
Someone let me know how this compares to MALClient and Pocket MAL.

It's chill. Just open it, click on the menu button at the top right to get to your lists instantly and then just click +1 when you've watched an episode. You can also edit it and easily select the number you've seen.
 
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Alright... kind of an easy question.... but will the app include access to the forums too?!!

Because the image only shows it as a database app!! o_o
 
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Ardanaz said:
PsychoticDave said:
Someone let me know how this compares to MALClient and Pocket MAL.

It's chill. Just open it, click on the menu button at the top right to get to your lists instantly and then just click +1 when you've watched an episode. You can also edit it and easily select the number you've seen.

So it's no different? Can I view messages and notifications and use the forum on the app?
 
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Head_Hunter47 said:
Alright... kind of an easy question.... but will the app include access to the forums too?!!

Nope, it's just the database.

PsychoticDave said:
So it's no different? Can I view messages and notifications and use the forum on the app?

It looks nicer and runs smoother. You can also browse the database.
No, you can't view messages and notifications or use the forum. It's purely the database and your lists.
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Oh so i need to pay for that first, damn.
 
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Ardanaz said:
Head_Hunter47 said:
Alright... kind of an easy question.... but will the app include access to the forums too?!!

Nope, it's just the database.

PsychoticDave said:
So it's no different? Can I view messages and notifications and use the forum on the app?

It looks nicer and runs smoother. You can also browse the database.

So MALClient is still the best. With that app, I can view my notifications and messages as well as post on the forums.
Looks nicer is preference, speaking of; Is there a dark theme?
 
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PsychoticDave said:
So MALClient is still the best. With that app, I can view my notifications and messages as well as post on the forums.
Looks nicer is preference, speaking of; Is there a dark theme?

Never used MALClient. Was speaking more about pocketmal.
There's no dark theme (yet?).
 
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Its awesome news coz the site is slow and it will be convenient through app. Just wishing it will have all the features which are on the site then maybe there will be less users on site. Omedetougozaimasu minna!
 
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Well well well... I would prefer to "dev team" to fix the site first but this is also something I guess.

Ardanaz said:
Head_Hunter47 said:
Alright... kind of an easy question.... but will the app include access to the forums too?!!

Nope, it's just the database.

PsychoticDave said:
So it's no different? Can I view messages and notifications and use the forum on the app?

It looks nicer and runs smoother. You can also browse the database.
No, you can't view messages and notifications or use the forum. It's purely the database and your lists.


For some reason not surprised at all. Also I get the supporters getting early access but I hope they will also send the code to other mobile developers to actually test the app.

@Xinil

Which tech is used for the app? Like language framework etc. I am guessing it's not native since there is no ios support.





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well considering mobile is more popular than desktop (i guess?) so it cannot be help that you made priority to update that first than the desktop site
 
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This app will be so convenient, I hope it has the forums as well as just a database for anime.
 
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There is already a unofficial app like this on reddit called anYme which does a good job.
 
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At Last!!!
Waited for this so long
 
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This is great! Keep up the work, I’ll be waiting for the apple version.
 
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Wow nice! I've been looking for an official app.
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Where i can download this app ?
 
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Nice!
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Only the mal supporters....
That's just selfish. Making us poor people wait for a month is evil. JK . Guess its For our own good.
Question: Will it be usable for all countries cus I have to download alot of apps illegally to use in my area.
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Wow. I thought PocketMal was the bigshot.

But now that we are getting this, it's gonna be at least safe and better. Can't wait for its release.
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Feb 13, 4:52 AM
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Great
A good reason to be a supporter :)





 
Feb 13, 4:54 AM
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This is good news! Keep the website for computers and the app for phones :)
 
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Wow i have just started MAL and im loving it, and now there is an APP for it. Yes!!! Pls make my life better 👌👌
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Nice start :)
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nice. goodbye pocketmal i guess...
 
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Nice but I didn't know PocketMAL and MALClient exists till I read the comments here, lol.
 
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Finally. Took you a while. Keep up the good work, guys.
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Finally! Now I don't have to use some third party mobile app for MAL.
I love you guys <3 keep up the good work.
 
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This is probably the best MAL news ever

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About time! GJ. Sucks that I have an iPhone

 
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I can't wait to start using it in March ^^. Now i always use the website on my phone.
 
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Finally! :o MAL is still going.

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YAY <3
 
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About time
 
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If this one could provide all the features the website version has, I would be happy. I do not think it will though.
 
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sasalx said:
Well well well... I would prefer to "dev team" to fix the site first but this is also something I guess.

Ardanaz said:

Nope, it's just the database.


It looks nicer and runs smoother. You can also browse the database.
No, you can't view messages and notifications or use the forum. It's purely the database and your lists.


For some reason not surprised at all. Also I get the supporters getting early access but I hope they will also send the code to other mobile developers to actually test the app.

@Xinil

Which tech is used for the app? Like language framework etc. I am guessing it's not native since there is no ios support.


probably java
 
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Ah, finally.
 
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I only use MAL on mobile so this is good news. That being said, I particularly do not have much issues with mobile site except for it breaking down into desktop view you try to view notifications. I guess the only thing I will be looking forward to is smoother interface, since mobile site seems to lack that.
 
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Looks just like Pocket MAL
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VERY excited. Can't wait until this is open for everyone :)


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Great! I'm currently using Pocket MAL but would happily switch over once March comes around.

I guess we might see certain features that the third-party apps couldn't add due to limitations, too?

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Wonderful news! ^_^
 
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I was lurking through the comments and saw a lot of comments about access to the forums, messages and comments so wanted to put my two cents in.

Xinil said:


While this is a huge milestone for the MAL team, I want to stress that this is still a very early stage for the app, and will not have all the features you expect or want it to. We absolutely have plans for improvements and new features as we move further into 2018. Rest assured, the app’s featureset will grow!


While the app starts out as simply a database app, that doesn't mean it will stay that way. A lot of work goes into making applications, so we need to be patient. It may take some time before we get all of the features that we want, and that's understandable due to the time and effort it takes.

Just try to be patient and be thankful that we've finally got an official MAL app :) It's also quite exciting to see how it first appears and how it will grow in the future.

Thank you very much for all of the hard work you've put into running this site and developing this app.
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