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What's new in CLZ Movies for iOS?

Just over two months ago, we released a huge v9.0 upgrade for the CLZ Movies app. But today, we’re back already, with a v9.1 update with two improvements related to cover images, a nice new setting for further customizing your app and finally, an improvement to the barcode scanner.

  • Add cover images for “Unrecognized Barcodes”
  • Update from Core now also let you REPLACE cover images
  • New “Hide Seen It” setting
  • Faster barcode scanner

Add cover images for “Unrecognized Barcodes”

In version 9.0, we already improved the Unrecognized Barcode screen, you know, the screen that appears when you try to add a movie by barcode, but the barcode is not found in Core.

We have further improved that screen for today’s version 9.1. You can now a select a cover image from a Google Images search, so that your added movie entry instantly has the correct cover image.

Update from Core now also let you REPLACE cover images

A common complaint from users of our movie apps has been about not always getting the correct cover image when adding movies by barcode. So we decided to finally resolve this problem. We are now checking and correcting the edition cover images in our Core database, to make sure the cover image actually matches the exact DVD/Blu-ray/4K edition (by barcode).
In the meantime, we have checked and fixed all 4K UHD covers and are now working our way through hundreds of thousands of DVD and Blu-ray covers.

The metric we use to measure our progress is what we call “Cloud Coverage”, that is, the percentage of movie releases in the CLZ Cloud that can be “covered” with a checked cover image. This week we reached a Cloud Coverage of 40% (!!), meaning that for an average movie collection, at least 40 percent of cover images should be the correct image for that barcode.

To help you enjoy the improved cover art for your collection, we have improved the “Update from Core” tool to allow the overwriting/replacing of cover art with possible new cover art from Core.

To do so, select some (or all) movies in your app, tap the Action button on the bottom right, then choose Update from Core. In the settings screen that appears, at the top, set the toggle for “Front Cover” to “Replace”, then tap “Update” on the bottom right.

New “Hide Seen It” setting

Not using the app to track which movies you have watched or not? Then the little Seen It icons are probably not useful to you (some users may even call it annoying 🙂 ).
In the Settings screen, we added a new setting called “Hide Seen It”, which hides the Seen It eye icon from list and details

Faster barcode scanner

Adding movies by barcode is one the main features of the app and an essential part of that is the camera barcode scanner.
For this update, our mobile app developer Pim has spent a few days optimizing that camera barcode scanner. The idea was to make better use of the power of today’s devices, both in terms of camera resolution and computing power.
And the results of his tweaks are amazing. The scanner is now much faster!

Recent changes

v9.0: Improved Add by Title screen, Collection tabs and much more! February 2nd, 2024 v8.5: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool October 25th, 2023 v8.4: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 16th, 2023 v8.2: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v8.1: Modify the Cast and Crew lists of your movie entries! July 20th, 2023 v8.0: Use multiple folder levels May 17th, 2023 v7.5: New report screen after Updating IMDb Ratings/Votes June 24th, 2022 v7.4 New “Card View” May 11th, 2022 v7.3: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022 v7.2: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons! March 13th, 2022 v7.1: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! February 14th, 2022 v7.0: New features and lots of improvements December 2nd, 2021 v6.6 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 22nd, 2021 v6.5: Six new features! September 9th, 2021 v6.4 New look for movie list, cover view & movie details May 23rd, 2021 v6.3 Automatic Audience Ratings from IMDb March 5th, 2021 v6.2: Various improvements February 22nd, 2021 v6.1.1: New: Pre-fill fields while adding movies December 28th, 2020 v6.0: Edit multiple, more compact Edit screen, crop/rotate images September 11th, 2020 Sneak Preview: version 6.0 of all 5 CLZ mobile apps! July 21st, 2020 v5.5 New folder option for Actors May 19th, 2020 v5.4 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 18th, 2020 v5.3.1: Search folders, sort folders by count and and faster syncing February 14th, 2020 v5.2.1: New Statistics screen December 10th, 2019 v5.1: Added many new fields for edition specific information October 30th, 2019