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Hi!
There are just 3 of us. We're currently based in Warsaw, Poland. Me and Bartek are programmers that can build everything - it's always just a matter of time that we need to spend on a certain project. Karolina (my girlfriend) knows everything about Shoujo Manga and she is our guide. We're working as a team for 5 years now. The idea of Mangaido has started in the Fall of 2014. At the beginning we wanted to host Shoujo Manga of a biggest Japanese publishers (kind of Spotify for Manga) (old video: http://youtu.be/8UbVyapGB-k ). We had opportunity to take lot of money for this project from European venture capitals but we decided to take everything on ourselves. At the beginning of 2015 we flew to Tokyo to talk with Kodansha, Hakusensha, Shueisha, Kadokawa and some other publishers. Of course, all of them were not interested in further cooperation and they didn't seen any serious opportunity in such idea. Then, we went to Tokyo's Comiket and we saw thousands of amateur Japanese artists that was publishing by themselves their awesome comic series. We changed the idea of Mangaido and from that point we started to build website where artists from all over the world could publish their comic series to be translated to other languages by community. First version of Mangaido was ready at Fall of 2015 but we finished translation tool at the fall of 2016. This is the strongest side of Mangaido - translation tool. At the begining of spring 2017 we published our coin system and from now on every comic creator can earn money via our website. I am sure that at the end of 2017 we will grow to a big community of translators willing to help amateur artists by translating their artworks in couple of hours and that we gather here lots of talented artists. We're 100% committed to our mission - help artists by translations and good earning platform.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mangaidocom/
Tumblr: https://mangaido.tumblr.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mangaido/
Snapchat: @mangaido

My own Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/xfor.artworks
My own Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xfor/

Country? Poland

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Posted 3 days ago.
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Hi guys! I finally sent all the leaflets, invitation cards and business cards to printing company for our Mangaido trip to Tokyo for Comiket (we're taking our 24h flight from Poland next week at Monday and will stay in Tokyo for 3 weeks). The picture above is our logo with new mascots - rats, Czarek and Szarek (the inspiration comes from my and @Karolina's rats). In the meantime our new team member @HanaUeda from Argentina fully translated Mangaido to Spanish!!! Also @pusproject and @SkybColli started translating website to Indonesian and Filipino!!! :D I'll now go through all your messages and update our to-do list so that we will gather all your feedback in one place. Thank you all in contributing to our mission: "Helping comic series artists and novel writers reaching out readers from all over the world and helping them grow so that they can live out of their passion. "

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Posted 6 days ago.
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Hi guys! Just to let you know, me, @Karolina, @Bartek and @kokko are going together to Comiket in Tokyo (we will be in Japan from 1 till 21 August 2017). We have to prepare some leaflets, invitation cards and of course some business cards in order to promote our website there. This takes me a lot of my time currently so I cannot work on bug-fixing and developing new features tasks till at least Monday. Sorry for any inconvenience ;)

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Posted 8 days ago.

Just to let you know we're looking for people that will help us grow community in languages such as:
Korean,
Chinese,
Spanish,
Portuguese,
Russian,
Italian,
German,
Vietnamese,
etc
If you want to join our team let us know! :D There's lots of ways you can help us knowing these languages. Join our multicultural team! Currently we have people from Poland, France, Indonesia, Japan, Canada and Philippines working together in their free time :) Thank you guys!!! <3 <3 <3

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Posted 10 days ago.
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It's hard to believe that we have here people from so many countries! :D Welcome all new users! :D

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Posted 11 days ago.

I want to give you some insight on what we're currently planning to do. Of course this list is changing a lot almost every month because we're constantly morphing our idea to suit best both readers and artists here. So that's a copy paste from our backlog.

Quick note: everything what you can see on this website was coded by me and @bartek over 2 years of development and for next couple of months we'll probably work only in 2 people dev team so we need to choose tasks really carefully. We have very limited man/hour resources.

OUR TASK LIST:
numbers (points) below titles of tasks represent how much time does it take to complete the task (this is only a rough estimation):
1 point -> 1/2 - 1 day of work
2 points -> 1 - 2 days of work
3 points -> 2 - 3 days of work
4 points -> 2 - 3 days of work
5 points -> 3 - 4 days of work
6 points -> 4 - 5 days of work
7 points -> 4 - 5 days of work
8 points -> 5 - 6 days of work
9 points -> 6 - 8 days of work
10 points -> 6 - 9 days of work

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Posted 11 days ago.

On top of the list are the things that will be picked up earlier but not necessarily in this order

#285 As a User, I want to see big "Tip" button below each comic series chapter
1

#5 As a User, I want to be able to share on Facebook
8

#233 As a User, I want to comment without logging in
3

#280 As a User, I want to have list of best Mangaido features
3

#200 As a User, I want to know what is Mangaido (About page)
3

#291 As a User, I want to have some explanation about how translations works
2

#282 As a User, I want to have my profile link, simple, with my username instead of number
6

#234 As a User, I want to see that I have something in my mailbox
2

#277 As a User, I want full menu while reading comic series
3

#231 As a User, I want to be notified when someone mention me in comment or in status page
6

#214 As a User, I want to be informed that I'm not in my default language version of Mangaido
3

#249 As a User, I want a comic series contest
4

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Posted 11 days ago.

#85 As a User, I want to see view count on user's lists
1

#126 As a User, I want to earn money on novels too
6

#155 As a User, I want to be able to schedule publish date of chapters, episodes and chapter images
6

#241 As a User, I want to have a chat box
4

#290 As a User, I want to have really nice outstanding homepage design
4

#185 As a User, I would like to have Mangaido iOS native app
8

#288 As a User, I want to be able to pay and receive money via Stripe
7

#239 As a User, I want to have profile badges and points system
6

#87 As a User, I want to login/register via Facebook
6

#283 As a User, I want to be able to login via Twitter
6

#284 As a User, I want to be able to login via Google Account
6

#252 As a User, I want to have silly questions to answer in my profile
3

#57 As a User, I want to have page with things I liked
5

#286 As a User, I want to be able to add illustrations to my collection folders
8

#287 As a User, I want to be able to add comic series to my favorites
5

#289 As a User, I want to have some explanation about how Ramen works
2

#292 As a User, I want to see comic series covers looks more like book covers
3

#199 As a User, I want to read comic series also as a book
9

#124 As a User, I want categories of artworks and way to search in them
10

#217 As a User, I want emojis
4

#3 As a User, I would like to be able to report an Illustration
2

#39 As a User, I want to be able to edit multiple images at once
5

#42 As a User, I would like to see all my noodles with view count
1

#46 As a User, I would like to have position number of image I'm editing
1

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Posted 16 days ago.
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Mangaido is growing every week. Today, I would like to announce our two new team members - @polaczarlin and @kokki.

@kokki is helping us a lot as a Japanese native speaker. Also we are preparing together for Tokyo Comiket that we will visit at August.
https://mangaido.com/en/users/745

@polaczarlin is helping us a lot on every possible way. She is an artists and a front end programmer. She also help us contacting with people that might be interested in Mangaido.
https://mangaido.com/en/users/754

Just to let you know we're looking for people that will help us grow community in languages such as:
Korean,
Chinese,
Spanish,
Portuguese,
Indonesian,
Italian,
German
If you want to join our team let us know! :D

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Posted 25 days ago.

Just want to inform you that @Karolina decided to try to translate Mangaido to German language. If you want to help her here is more info about website translations :D
https://mangaido.com/en/static_pages/translate_mangaido_to_your_language

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Posted 28 days ago.
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Proudly introducing a new team member - @halfpastmonsoon
The Ambassador of Japanese-speaking Users
https://mangaido.com/en/users/737

He is currently helping us in communication with Japanese artists and in translating our website to Japanese language :)