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  • Posted: February 14, 2013 2:04:31 pm
  • dough boy said:
    $5 million dollars.

    Just kidding...it will be free.


    I really think you should set up a 99 cent download. If only 5,000 people use it, that's a chunk of change for site support. Think
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  • Posted: February 14, 2013 2:50:07 pm
  • Ok...I have made it live. You can access here: http://app.comicbookrealm.com (please note this will only work on smart phones). Smart phones means most modern phones (iOS, Android, Windows8, etc). Basically if it has a modern mobile browser you should be good to go.

    What this is:

    It is a highly optimized version of the meat and potatoes of the website. It allows you to look up data, see covers, see your want list, etc.

    What this ISN'T:

    This is not a replacement of the website. You will not be able to add books to your collection (at this time), etc.

    Here is a forum for discussing the App (where you can submit bugs, feature requests, etc.) To save money this is an HTML5 App and not a native app. It would have cost $5,000 to probably get a native version of each. I might look into it at some point, but for now this is easier, faster, and less expensive.

    Last edited February 14, 2013 3:48:41 pm
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  • Posted: February 14, 2013 3:56:39 pm
  • Spa-fon said:
    I really think you should set up a 99 cent download. If only 5,000 people use it, that's a chunk of change for site support. Think
    Depending on how much the App "costs", i.e. lost revenue/traffic to the main site there might be some sort of small fee to use it. At this time however I am going to leave it as free.
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  • Posted: February 20, 2013 10:07:34 pm
  • How much traffic do you think the site will lose? The only time I owuld ever use the app is if im in a comic store... and not near my comp
  • Posted: February 20, 2013 10:46:11 pm
  • I doubt it will lose any as long as I don't make it where you can "manage" your collection.

    Probably the only way I would charge for the app is if I had to make a native version for iOS and Android...
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