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[CLZ News] More big comic and game related updates

August 28th, 2019

Chaotic days here at the CLZ HQ, as we are renovating our office. Broken down some walls, new wooden floor, all walls repainted, and a completely new kitchen! And all that while the work on our projects is continuing. Half of the team working at the office, so that they can help moving stuff around, the other half working from home.

All worth it though, because the result is going to beautiful! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for before, during and after pictures!

Even in the chaos, we’re getting some work done. Some big releases this month, with a lot of nice updates coming up:

  • Comic Collector for macOS: Automatic comic values powered by GoCollect!
  • Game Connect + Game Collector for Windows: Add Games by Platform
  • Coming up: CLZ Comics 5.0 for iOS and Android
  • Coming up: many music, movie and book related releases!

Comic Collector for macOS: Automatic comic values powered by GoCollect!

Quicker than expected, the automatic values feature made its way to the Mac edition!:

  • Get comic values from Core, powered by GoCollect.com
    Find out which are the most valuable comics in your collection. Just set a Grade for your comics, then Update Values from GoCollect based on that grade.

    Please note: GoCollect delivers fair market values based on actual sales of CGC/CBCS graded comics only.

  • Lots of new value-related fields:
    Grade, Grading Company, Grader Notes, Slabbed vs Raw, Signed By, Is Key Comic (yes/no) and Key Reason.

  • More fields now sync to/from CLZ Cloud:
    New syncing fields: Back Cover, Plot, Nr of Pages, Genres, Country and Language. Also, all new value-related fields immediately sync between Cloud/Connect and Comic Collector.

Full details and screen shots

Game Connect + Game Collector for Windows: Add Games by Platform

The video game features keeps on coming! In August, we released the big new Add Hardware from Core feature and this month we are back with another cool update, which brings you a new super-quick way to add games to your database:

A new Add By Platform tab in the Add Games from Core screen

Just select a platform and it will show a full list of all games available on that platform. Now just checkbox the games you own (or want) and use the big Add button at the bottom. It doesn’t get easier than that!

The new By Platform lists is also the perfect tool for platform completionists: The list clearly highlights the games you already have In Collection or On Wishlist.

For full details and screen shots:

»» Visit the Game Collector Updates Page ««
»» Visit the Game Connect Updates Page ««

Coming up: CLZ Comics 5.0 for iOS and Android

Yep, it is finally coming: CLZ Comics 5.0.

ETA: we are aiming for Tuesday September 10, but it is gonna be tight 🙁
If we don’t make it, we’ll have to postpone to Sept 24.

Here’s what will be new in v5.0 of the CLZ Comics mobile app:

  • CLZ Comics will become a subscription app
    That is, for new users. Existing users will of course be “grandfathered”.

  • Automatic “slabbed & graded” values from GoCollect
    Find the most valuable comics in your collection (premium feature, so requires a subscription).

  • Lots of new value-related fields
    Grade, Grading Company, Grader Notes, Slabbed vs Raw, Signed By, Is Key Comic (yes/no) and Key Reason.

  • More fields now editable and syncing to/from CLZ Cloud
    New editable fields: Plot, Nr of Pages, Genres, Country and Language.

  • Now supports and syncs multiple collections
    Create and sync multiple “sub collections” within your database.

  • Automatic cloud-syncing of your own “custom” images
    No more need to manually force “Upload Image to CLZ Cloud”.

Full details about CLZ Comics 5.0 can be found here

Coming up: many music, movie and book related releases!

The past 2 months we have focussed on huge comic and game related projects, but we’re now ready to swing back to our movie, book and music related products:

  • Core for Music improvements:
    Joel and Stijn are updating our Core for Music search engine, aiming to improve the success rates for barcode and CD-ID searches. At the same time, Joel is creating new in-house CMS tools for our content managers Martin and Rowdy, for cleaning up our Core Artist list, so that we deliver more consistent Artist names and sort names. More news about these tweaks later!

  • More Connect / Mobile / Cloud Sync fields for movies, books and music
    Also coming up: big updates for the Connect editions and the mobile apps, for the music, movie and book editions, where we will add many new fields that are already available in the desktop editions. These fields will be editable in the mobile apps, editable in Connect and fully syncable from desktop to cloud/mobile (and vice versa).