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v8.1 Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration

October 24th, 2022

Version 8.1 of the CLZ Comics app is now live in the App Store and Play Store. Based on your feedback and questions, we have made 2 big improvements to the CovrPrice integration, that is, to the way values are displayed in your app:

  • Improved value displaying for My Value entries
  • CovrPrice value box now also visible when CP value is 0

Also, version 8.1 also FIXES the barcode scanning problem on iPhone 14 Pro!

IMPORTANT: IMPORTANT: for the displaying of the CovrPrice links, the app now downloads “CovrPrice IDs” for all entries. This means that after your first Update Values action with v8.1, it will modify almost ALL your entries, causing a HUGE amount of changes when Syncing to the CLZ Cloud the next time!
TIP: before Updating Values for the 1st time with this version, switch OFF Auto-Syncing, then Update Values, then Sync with CLZ Cloud MANUALLY. This is much more efficient than letting it auto-sync. When done, feel free to switch ON the AutoSync again.

Improved value displaying for My Value entries

When a My Value is filled in, this is made clearer using a “person” icon next to the value. Also, on the comic details page it will now show the CovrPrice value box anyway, so that can easily compare the two (My Value and CP Value) without having to open the Edit screen.

CovrPrice value box now also visible when CP value is 0

On the comic details page, when a comic is linked to CovrPrice, it now ALWAYS includes the CovrPrice box and “View on CovrPrice” link, even when there is NO CovrPrice value. This will help you to investigate WHY there is no value.

REMINDER: How to get the CovrPrice values in your app:

Here’s how you can join the fun and get comic values from CovrPrice, right there in your trusted CLZ app:

1. Subscribe to the CovrPrice UNLIMITED plan, linked to your CLZ account

To get access to the comic values from CovrPrice, you will need a subscription to the CovrPrice “UNLIMITED” plan (US $6.95 per month or US $60 per year).

To subscribe, use this special CLZ/CovrPrice Sign Up page and follow the steps there to 1. create an account, 2. pay for the Unlimited plan and then 3. link your CLZ and CovrPrice accounts.
Don’t forget to use the “CLZ2022” coupon during payment for a US $4 discount (expires on Oct 12!)

Already a COVRPRICE Unlimited subscriber?
Then here’s how to link your accounts:

  1. LOG IN to your CovrPrice account at https://covrprice.com/
  2. Then use this link: https://covrprice.com/access-tokens/ and follow the 3 simple steps.

2. Subscribe to the CLZ Comics app

If you are still using the app in “grandfathered status”, without a subscription, then you will need to subscribe to the CLZ Comics first, before you can use the CovrPrice integration. To do so, just open the menu in the app and tap where it says “Subscription: None” and start the subscription using an App Store or Play Store in-app purchase.

3. Update your CLZ Comics app to today’s version 8.1

For iOS:

  1. On your device, open the App Store app.
  2. On the top right, tap the Account icon.
  3. To refresh the updates list, pull down to refresh.
  4. Find the CLZ Comics entry and tap “UPDATE” on the right.

For Android:

  1. On your device, open the Play Store app.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon, then tap “Manage apps & device”
  3. Find the CLZ Comics entry and tap “UPDATE” on the right.

4. Remove your old GoCollect values (if any)

In the new set up, the values in the My Value field will OVERRIDE the CovrPrice values, so before you can see CovrPrice values in your app, you need to REMOVE all old GoCollect values from that My Value field.

Here’s how to remove the old values using the Edit Multiple tool:

  1. From the Series list, choose [All Comics] to go to your full comic list
  2. Tap the checkbox icon at the top to enter Selection Mode
  3. Tap the ALL checkbox at the bottom to select all your comics
  4. Choose EDIT from the Action button menu.
  5. Select the My Value field there and proceed. Leaving it empty will CLEAR the values.

Here’s a video explaining how to remove values, by CLZ AJ.

If you have manually entered values in that My Value field, e.g. from doing your own research, then you may want to keep those for now. But please note, that for those comics, the CovrPrice values will NOT be applied. Any value in the My Value field will always OVERRULE the CovrPrice value.

5. Finally, choose Update Values from the menu!

Now, to finally get the actual CovrPrice values into your app, from your entire collection, use Update Values from the menu!
TIP: CovrPrice is providing fresh values continuously, so to keep your values up-to-date, regularly run Update Values again, e.g. daily or weekly. Each time you do, you will get a nice report of which values have changed and by how much!


Recent changes

v8.1.4: New features for the Update Values report screen November 9th, 2022 v8.1 Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022 v8.0: Get comic values from CovrPrice! October 4th, 2022 v7.11.1: Configurable Update from Core August 9th, 2022 v7.10: ReLink Core Variant + Improved Card View July 31st, 2022 v7.9 Filter your Series list by Completed status July 1st, 2022 v7.8: Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode! June 16th, 2022 v7.7 New “Card View” / List View is back in the Add screen! May 19th, 2022 v7.6 Bigger cover images in Add Comics screen April 17th, 2022 v7.5: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022 v7.4: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons! March 16th, 2022 v7.3: Mark Multiple Series as Completed in one go! February 17th, 2022 v7.2: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! February 2nd, 2022 v7.1: Minor Keys vs Major Keys and Key Categories January 11th, 2022 v7.0: Automatic key comic info from Core and lots more November 12th, 2021 v6.9 No more automatic comic values from GoCollect October 29th, 2021 v6.8 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 27th, 2021 v6.7: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle / Web-links September 9th, 2021 v6.6 New look for comic list, cover view & comic details June 1st, 2021 v6.5: Download GoCollect values in other currencies March 25th, 2021 v6.4 Keep track of your Pull List March 17th, 2021 v6.3: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.2 Missing Comics tool! January 20th, 2021 v6.1: Pre-fill fields while adding comics December 3rd, 2020 v6.0: Batch editing, Updated Values report, Add by Issue number, and more… November 9th, 2020