Friday, March 30, 2012

Sorry for the delays

I wanted to post and describe a few changes i'm thinking about making towards the app.  First off sorry for the delays I've been busy with family matters and vacation so there haven't been any updates.  A few of the changes I'm hoping to add will be:

Priority Features:
* Tablet Layouts
* Character look up from character screen (ex: long press and character bio shows up)
* Pull "New Comics" list from different place (seems the marvel site isn't very accurate with Marvel books)

Later Features:

* Add other publishers
* Save and email a "Pull list"
* Comic Store Locator

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Updated 1.1.2 Published

Version 1.1.2 has been publish to the App market.  After working with the downloading and parsing of the string instead of working with the stream, I have decided to work with the stream.  It's literally a matter of one method taking 1-2 seconds to load while the other is 10-20 seconds to load.

What's in this version:
  2. Corrected how News was being pulled, should be faster
  3. Added "sort by" menu on comic results page. (click Menu on phone or action bar)
  4. Changed Default loading order of MDCU Comic results to be by Publish Date Ascending order

You can pickup a copy here:

Monday, March 5, 2012

Changes coming Ver 1.1.0

I have just completed the first set of changes to the MDCU app and will be uploading it after i have finished testing it on my phone and tablet.

Changes include:

  • RSS Processing is handled after full download
  • Added a context menu to the screen where you select your comic giving the user the ability to sort comics by Title (alphabetical, case-insensitive), or by Original Publish Date. 
  • Comic Titles are now sorted by original publish date, ascending, by default.
  • Changed the ArrayAdapter to be custom to handle List<> so I can make the listview nicer in the future.
As always, Thank you so much for downloading the app and I hope you enjoy using it as much as i do. Please email me for any changes you'd like to see. I cant promise they will be added and if they are added I cant promise it will be added quick but I would love to hear them. 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Changes coming soon

Just thought I'd post before I forget on next app push.

I have looked at how the app was processing RSS data from the Marvel site, (streaming directly from RSS). and have changed it to retrieving the Feed as a String and processing afterwards instead of "on the go".  The change has made the load 1 or 2 seconds longer but way more accurate in the returns.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Initial Release

The initial release of the MDCU browser app has been pushed to the market and is awaiting publishing by Google! YAY!

Download the app here:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Apk release soon

Notes that the AdMob function has been set I will be pushing out the first version of the app. Slowly changes and upgrades will be in place. The blog will serve as a change log.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Changes 2/13/2012

Changes 2/13/2012

  • Added AdMob SDK into app.
  • Added Padding to the textView to allow more space for fat fingers.
  • Revision fixing LAyout of menu
  • Increased text size on ListViews