Comic Shopper (188.8.131.52)
Cost Of App: Free (Google Play App Store)
Is there a paid upgrade option ?: No. But, I wish there was even if it’s just to remove the ads. Or added an extra feature or 2.
App Description: (See Below)
Comic Shopper gives you an advanced list of comic books, cards, games and related comic and science fiction pop-culture merchandise released each week.
Easily select the comics you plan to buy that week, from convenient lists grouped by publisher, alphabetically, or your own favorites. For most comics you can view the cover (alternatives too) and a description of the contents. When you shop you check off each purchase made. Should you not buy some or all of the comics that week, they stay in your shopping list even as the next week’s list arrives.
As you record what you buy, that helps the app to determine and highlight your favorite comic books, making future selections speedier.
Never again miss the the release of your favorite comic books, you’ll know the exact date they are due in the stores. Never again wonder if you bought that issue or that variant cover, it’s there in your shopping list until you check it off. You’ll have access not only to the current week’s releases, but those from the previous week and the upcoming week as well.
Are there in App ads ?: Yes, rather annoying actually. But the app can be used offline as well. Where there are no ads displayed at all.
A. Ease Of Use: 4.5/5 – Super easy to use set up your favorite comic publisher and then download the comic book lists via wi-fi or data plan. Then click on the comic book you want and even view the cover and price point. Then after you have picked your pull list for that week It will then be displayed for you in your shopping cart. So then you can just check them off and press “Record Purchase” or “Share List“.
B. Security: No impact to smart phone or tablet security
C. Usefulness: 5/5 – By far this is the only app of this kind I could find and it’s free. There really is no downside to downloading this app that I can see. This app is even good if you are a casual comic book collector or a heavy weekly comic book collector.
D. Smart phone Slowdown: No lag, that I noticed.
E. Tablet Slow Down: No lag, that I noticed.
F. Type Of User I Would Recommend To Use This App: Anyone who has any passing interest in buying, collecting or even following comic book release dates. Would not only benefit from this app. But it will help you cut through all that annoying mis-information on the Internet and their less then accurate comic book release dates.
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