[APP] Challenger Comics Viewer

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The Challenger

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Dec 13, 2011
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Hi,

I published a comics viewer application on Android Market :
The application name is "Challenger Comics Viewer" : https://market.android.com/details?id=org.kill.geek.bdviewer


Supported format are :
  • JPG
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • BMP
  • WebP (Android 4.0+)
  • PDF
  • ePUB
  • CBZ/ZIP
  • CBR/RAR
  • CB7/7Z
  • CBT/TAR
  • DjVu

Main features are :
  • Automatic page loading
  • Zoom using multi-touch
  • Vertical/Horizontal scrolling
  • 2 display modes (Simple View which displays pages one by one and Multiple Image View which displays all pages one after the other)
  • Scale filters: Bilinear, Bicubic, Lanczos4
  • Library with covers displayed to quickly open comics (multiple kind of views available)
  • Borders cropping
  • Reading from left to right or from right to left
  • Actions can be customized
  • Switch automatically to next issue when last page of comics is displayed
  • Single page and "2 page" display mode
  • Included filter to improve displayed images quality
  • Manual scrolling by moving finger on screen
  • Autoscrolling by long pressing screen
  • Fit to Width/Height display
  • Multiple Image preview type
  • Option to direct access to page
  • Network acces (samba, webdav, ftp and sftp)
  • History management
  • Support multi-language (for now, english and french)
  • Border can be display over Bitmaps to easily identify pages
  • Contrast/Brightness/Gamma management
  • Screen brightness management
  • Application can be moved to SD Card
  • Cached data can be stored on internal memory or SD Card

Files could be on device or on network.
Supported network protocols are :
  • Google Drive
  • SkyDrive/OneDrive
  • Mega
  • Ubooquity (http://vaemendis.net/ubooquity)
  • DLNA/Upnp
  • OPDS (beta)
  • Windows/SAMBA/CIFS
  • DropBox
  • Webdav (like box.com, 4shared.com, alwaysdata.com, ...)
  • FTP
  • SFTP

For people who have no access to Android market, here is a link to the apk file (Version 2.1.28) : Apk file (a mirror is also available here)

I need some user feedbacks.
Is there any kind testers which wants to try it ?

Thanks in advance.

--
The Challenger
http://challengerviewer.wordpress.com
 
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The Challenger

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Dec 13, 2011
193
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You are right. I will add support of cbz and cbr.

What about performance ?
Is it smooth (depending of your phone or tablet) ?

Thank you very much for your help.

Regards.
 
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Seems super-smooth. Will be happy to use it if you can add the CBR/Z support and keep it running as nice!
Although I am running on a Samsung Galaxy SII running CheckROM RevoHD v4 and the excellent DarkKnight v2.4.3 kernel... so most things run pretty smooth!
 

The Challenger

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Dec 13, 2011
193
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I added both file support : .cbz and .cbr.
Cbz (zip) is not cpu consuming so app is still smooth.
About Cbr (rar), it's no as smooth as before but still usable.

Don't hesitate to give a feedback.

Thanks !
 

The Challenger

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Dec 13, 2011
193
107
I added PDF file support.
So now the list of supported format is :
  • JPG
  • PNG
  • PDF
  • CBZ/ZIP
  • CBR/RAR

Don't hesitate to give a feedback.

Thanks !
 
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The Challenger

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I published a new version (v1.0.48).
This version contains new features :
  • A border can be display over bitmaps to easily identify pages
  • Added option to choose border size
  • Support multi-language (for now, english and french)

Don't hesitate to give a feedback.

Thanks !
 

The Challenger

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Dec 13, 2011
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I published a new version (v1.0.51).
This version contains new features :

  • Added autoscroll by long pressing screen
  • Replace configuration screen
  • Added velocity management
  • Added korean language
  • Fix minor bugs

Don't hesitate to give a feedback.

Thanks !
 

onestoploser

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Jul 6, 2008
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Any chance of getting a link to the apk directly? I'd like to try this but I don't have access to the Market on my Kindle Fire.

Sent from my Kindle Fire using Tapatalk
 

onestoploser

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Jul 6, 2008
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Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
Thanks for the link! This works great on the Kindle Fire. The scrolling is kind of annoying at times, but it hasn't failed to open any file I've thrown at it yet. Is there an option to tap to turn pages instead of scrolling? If there is, I can't find it. If there isn't, there should be. Other than that this is a great comics viewer. Great job!

Drunk texted from my FactorySense Thunderbolt.
 

The Challenger

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Dec 13, 2011
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Thanks onestoploser for your feedback.
For now, there is no option to go next page (only by scrolling).
I will add an option for this.

About scrolling, you said :
The scrolling is kind of annoying at times
What exactly is the issue ?

Thanks.
 

onestoploser

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What exactly is the issue ?

Thanks.

Sometimes it seems to scroll too far, like into the next page after the one I'm going to. Setting the velocity speed to none helps, but still happens on occasion. That's why I was wondering about a tap to turn the page option. Like I said though, this is a great app!

Drunk texted from my FactorySense Thunderbolt.
 
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The Challenger

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Dec 13, 2011
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Sometimes it seems to scroll too far, like into the next page after the one I'm going to. Setting the velocity speed to none helps, but still happens on occasion. That's why I was wondering about a tap to turn the page option. Like I said though, this is a great app!

Drunk texted from my FactorySense Thunderbolt.

Thanks for your explanation.
I will try to investigate on this issue and a least add a "tap to next/previous page".
 

The Challenger

Senior Member
Dec 13, 2011
193
107
I published a new version (v1.0.55).
This version contains new features :

  • Added screen brightness option
  • Added contrast/brightness/gamma options
  • Added filter to increase images quality
  • User can Tap on screen to go to previous/next page (with animation)
  • Change AutoScroll behavior. To activate auto scroll, you just have to long press the screen once.
  • Fix minor bugs

Don't hesitate to give a feedback.

Thanks !
 

onestoploser

Senior Member
Jul 6, 2008
671
508
Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
I published a new version (v1.0.55).
This version contains new features :

  • Added screen brightness option
  • Added contrast/brightness/gamma options
  • Added filter to increase images quality
  • User can Tap on screen to go to previous/next page (with animation)
  • Change AutoScroll behavior. To activate auto scroll, you just have to long press the screen once.
  • Fix minor bugs

Don't hesitate to give a feedback.

Thanks !

Sweet! I'll try it out after work tonight!

Drunk texted from my FactorySense Thunderbolt.
 

The Challenger

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Dec 13, 2011
193
107
I published a new version (v1.0.57).
This version contains :

  • Fix Scrolling (Manual and Auto) on some devices (especially HTC devices)
  • Added option to deactivate bitmap filter

Don't hesitate to give a feedback.

Thanks !
 

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    Hi,

    I published a comics viewer application on Android Market :
    The application name is "Challenger Comics Viewer" : https://market.android.com/details?id=org.kill.geek.bdviewer


    Supported format are :
    • JPG
    • PNG
    • GIF
    • BMP
    • WebP (Android 4.0+)
    • PDF
    • ePUB
    • CBZ/ZIP
    • CBR/RAR
    • CB7/7Z
    • CBT/TAR
    • DjVu

    Main features are :
    • Automatic page loading
    • Zoom using multi-touch
    • Vertical/Horizontal scrolling
    • 2 display modes (Simple View which displays pages one by one and Multiple Image View which displays all pages one after the other)
    • Scale filters: Bilinear, Bicubic, Lanczos4
    • Library with covers displayed to quickly open comics (multiple kind of views available)
    • Borders cropping
    • Reading from left to right or from right to left
    • Actions can be customized
    • Switch automatically to next issue when last page of comics is displayed
    • Single page and "2 page" display mode
    • Included filter to improve displayed images quality
    • Manual scrolling by moving finger on screen
    • Autoscrolling by long pressing screen
    • Fit to Width/Height display
    • Multiple Image preview type
    • Option to direct access to page
    • Network acces (samba, webdav, ftp and sftp)
    • History management
    • Support multi-language (for now, english and french)
    • Border can be display over Bitmaps to easily identify pages
    • Contrast/Brightness/Gamma management
    • Screen brightness management
    • Application can be moved to SD Card
    • Cached data can be stored on internal memory or SD Card

    Files could be on device or on network.
    Supported network protocols are :
    • Google Drive
    • SkyDrive/OneDrive
    • Mega
    • Ubooquity (http://vaemendis.net/ubooquity)
    • DLNA/Upnp
    • OPDS (beta)
    • Windows/SAMBA/CIFS
    • DropBox
    • Webdav (like box.com, 4shared.com, alwaysdata.com, ...)
    • FTP
    • SFTP

    For people who have no access to Android market, here is a link to the apk file (Version 2.1.28) : Apk file (a mirror is also available here)

    I need some user feedbacks.
    Is there any kind testers which wants to try it ?

    Thanks in advance.

    --
    The Challenger
    http://challengerviewer.wordpress.com
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    I made a new test version. It's available here.
    It contains following changes:
    • Manage CBT files
    • Manage CB7 files
    • Fixed minor bugs

    Don't hesitate to give it a try and give me feedbacks. Especially about CB7 file management, I think loading time is too long ...

    Thanks for your help.
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    This version contains :

    • Open DropBox
    • You can create shortcuts to comics (on Android Home) using long press on Comics in Library view
    • Bug fixes

    To help me translate the application, you can use crowdin
    Thanks for your help.
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    I published a new version (v2.0.8).
    This version contains :

    • Support turkish (Thanks to Çagdas)
    • Fix some crash on some devices (Thanks to Halfey)
    • Fix page sort (on some comics, cover is displayed at the end)
    • Minor Bug fixes

    I need help to translate the application in other languages. If you are OK, don't hesitate to send me a message.

    Thanks !
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    I published a new version (v2.1.15).
    This version contains :

    • Manage CBT files
    • Manage CB7 files
    • Fixed minor bugs

    To help me translate the application, you can use crowdin
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