13 comments on “Challenger Comics Viewer v2.1.27

  1. Could you please add an option to lock the comic display window in landscape mode while keeping the rest of the app windows in portrait mode?
    I asked last time for this feature, forcing the whole app in landscape mode does not look good. And most comic readers with less options than yours has it.

  2. Delete files is not working. I think Challenger is not asking Android for the right permissions. Since lolipop, apps are supposed to only use their own folder to have write and read permissions.
    Please check how this app does it. You can select any folder to read / store / delete data, but you will have to manually grant permissions. If you add a new folder and don’t do that, it will behave like Challenger and fail to write / delete.
    Listen Audiobook Player -> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen&hl=en

    • The “Delete” action should be available (visible) only if files can be accessed with write permission (not available on “read only” folder and for network files). Can you confirm you can see this option even if files are located in a “read only” folder ? There is also an action named “Remove” but this action only remove entry from library (not delete the file).

  3. I see both remove and delete files. I’m using the external sdcard as storage « /storage/extSdCard »
    Here is the thing, to give write permissions to any folder outside « …/Android/data/bdviewer » Android has to prompt to select that specific folder. If not you only get read access.
    Please check how « Listen Audiobook Player » does it. You add any folder and it works like Challenger (read only). But if you want to write you have to select an icon that enables you to manually allow it.

  4. BUG: If you have a big library and manually update it, it will take some time until the real indexing process starts (when you can see the process bar moving and comic names being listed).
    If the screen turns off before the indexing starts, it will not continue until it’s on again. It can wait for hours, it only works if the screen is back on.

  5. Tested fix to allow write access (« delete files ») in Android 5 and newer (requires root, better solution if you do it like « Listen Audiobook Player ») -> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.sdfix
    New feature: Please also allow multi-selection of items in the menu: « mark all as read » … « delete files ». So you don’t have to select only one item each time.

  6. The root app just modifies « platform.xml » to include «  ». That way all apps can have write access to the sdcard. But you need to be root.
    Listen Audiobook Player and others apps have a workaround that requires Android to prompt the user if he wants to give write access to a specific folder in sdcard. You have to select the folder manually and Android gives write access to that folder. It does not require root but you have to do it for every single folder you want to add.

  7. Could you have 2 separate options for “lock orientation auto switch”? One for the menus and another for the display window.

    You don’t have to translate or do any extra work. Same options, one is already in SYSTEM and copy it to create the new one in DISPLAY.


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