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#1 Edited by Bluetorch (89 posts) - - Show Bio

Being an Android smartphone user, I was wondering if anyone has developed or is developing an Android app for Comic Vine?  An app that offers a similar experience to viewing the site in your computer's browser.  Besides developing a mobile version of the site, seems like that's the next logical step for a site like Comic Vine.  I mentioned iPhone in the title too in case one has been developed for Apple's iOS.
 
Thanks.

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#2 Posted by The Impersonator (7975 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmmm, I think the Android app can be developed for Comic Vine. It is a possibility, but I haven't heard any news about it.
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#3 Posted by SlimJ87D (12799 posts) - - Show Bio

I would love this!

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#4 Posted by Bluetorch (89 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it just makes sense.  Hopefully someday we'll see something like that.

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#5 Posted by eddiegc2002 (2 posts) - - Show Bio
Hi, 
I would like to make a free application with api comic vine. I started to look at the api carefully, and at first is crazy, XD. The biggest problem is that the sorter does not work correctly, but I'll see what can I do. 

I'm still learning Android, so be patient. I will inform you about developments.

Regards from Spain (and sorry for my english)
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#6 Posted by jamesewelch (677 posts) - - Show Bio

This post says there's an app in the store already for it:
http://www.comicvine.com/forums/api-developers/2334/comic-vine-in-app-store/612193/
 
I also use the Comic Vine mobile web pages that way I don't need to install anything.
http://www.comicvine.com/forums/api-developers/2334/mobile-site/532503/

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#7 Posted by eddiegc2002 (2 posts) - - Show Bio
I want to learn android, and as I like comics, I thought to make this application.

But if there is any problem because there are other applications, I will don't this. No problem.
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#8 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (21616 posts) - - Show Bio

Does it really matter? Just open up your default Internet browser and type in Comic Vine. I am on my iPad right now...

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#9 Posted by Leon_Dissada (4662 posts) - - Show Bio

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: sometimes u cant acsess ur acc like that. iv triend with teh ipod b4 n it acts liek u hit teh back button everytime u try to log on.

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#10 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (21616 posts) - - Show Bio

@ragman1138 said:

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: sometimes u cant acsess ur acc like that. iv triend with teh ipod b4 n it acts liek u hit teh back button everytime u try to log on.

Hmm..... I don't have that problem on mine. On iPhone I just zoom in so I can easily press it without any trouble, Not sure if iPod can do the same though....

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#11 Posted by Leon_Dissada (4662 posts) - - Show Bio

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: it does zoom in. im sure i hit the enter button and as soon as i hit confirm it takes me to the main page and acts like i hit the back button when i KNOW i didnt cause i zoom it in so only the log in button is visible.

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#12 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (21616 posts) - - Show Bio

@ragman1138 said:

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: it does zoom in. im sure i hit the enter button and as soon as i hit confirm it takes me to the main page and acts like i hit the back button when i KNOW i didnt cause i zoom it in so only the log in button is visible.

That's really odd. I don't seem to have that problem. I guess a Comic Vine app really is needed.

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#13 Posted by Leon_Dissada (4662 posts) - - Show Bio

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: ikr? i mean some people that are always on the go cant get on comic vine normaly. so an app would be so much easer. a free one not one we have to pay for cause if we dont get on to often then y would we pay right?

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#14 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (21616 posts) - - Show Bio

@ragman1138 said:

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: ikr? i mean some people that are always on the go cant get on comic vine normaly. so an app would be so much easer. a free one not one we have to pay for cause if we dont get on to often then y would we pay right?

Yeah, but I doubt it would cost money. Why pay for an app for Comic Vine which will probably be downgraded, when you can go on the website Comic Vine for free?

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#15 Posted by Leon_Dissada (4662 posts) - - Show Bio

totally. i mean for real, an app would be the best move

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#16 Posted by xybernauts (888 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a great idea. I'm on my iPad right now. I have the app on my iPad, but the app was made for just the iphone. You can zoom in, but it really hurts the quality of the resolution so it'd be nice if they made a version of the app thats specifically made for the ipad, preferably a high definition version. Of course the biggest problem with the iphone app, for me, is that it doesn't include the forums. The main reason I come to Comic Vine is to use the forums. I'd just use the forums through the web browser, but the iPad browser leaves out a lot of the functions that make the Comic Vine forum great. I was hoping that they could create an app the makes the forum fully functional.

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#17 Posted by Bluetorch (89 posts) - - Show Bio

So, it's been two years since this thread was created. There exists an app called ComicVine Mobile in the Google Play Store but based on reviews, it's extremely limited and basically an RSS reader. Any word on a true ComicVine app that looks good on both Android phones and tablets? Here's to believing there's still hope.

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#18 Posted by geecko (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll get into that as soon as I'm done with the app I'm working on for the moment.

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#19 Posted by wmwadeii (3325 posts) - - Show Bio

@Bluetorch said:

So, it's been two years since this thread was created. There exists an app called ComicVine Mobile in the Google Play Store but based on reviews, it's extremely limited and basically an RSS reader. Any word on a true ComicVine app that looks good on both Android phones and tablets? Here's to believing there's still hope.

The one for the Windows Phone is the same. Basically a RSS of the site with a HORRIBLE color scheme. The only reason I can see somebody would want a mobile/app version is for screen size. If you look at Wikipedia mobile or most of the wiki apps they basically compress everything to a smaller screen and show limited graphics to conserve data plans.

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#20 Posted by Spiderman1997 (2269 posts) - - Show Bio

C'mon everybody we gotta keep this love so BUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#21 Posted by kgb725 (14013 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets make this happen

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#22 Edited by slimcady (3 posts) - - Show Bio

There already is an Android app built based upon the Comic Vine API, hell it's how I found this website...

Comic Books Collector

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#23 Edited by Knightsofdarkness2 (7877 posts) - - Show Bio

A CV app for IOS would be cool too.

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#24 Posted by itsomething (3065 posts) - - Show Bio

And blackberry

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#25 Edited by HerrDoktorBD (5 posts) - - Show Bio

@knightsofdarkness2: ComicLand v1.0 is now available (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1002595108). Feedback and reviews are welcome. Working on v2.0 now.

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#26 Posted by g2_ (6214 posts) - - Show Bio

That would be awesome and extremely useful.