Daily Comics

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Read every day your favorite comic strips.

Designed for phones usage
Basic tablet support

Features:
- select your favorite comics among the list for quick access
- retrieve automatically the new strips locally
- display basic information about comics
- quick view all new strips in a row
- glance at unread comics in cover
- full landscape view support
- comics from multiple languages
- animate gif comics
- individual comics as independent plugins

Unfortunately the application has not been accepted into Harbour for copyright issues.

Source code available at Github Daily comics

You can check current issues and planned features at Github issues

List of supported comics: comics list

If you have some additional comics you would like to be in the list, please contact me
You can as well check the guidelines and open a Pull Request for it.

 

Here below are few good online resources to find new comics

http://gocomics.com
http://tapastic.com
http://comicskingdom.com
http://www.webtoons.com
http://www.reddit.com/r/webcomics
 

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Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
harbour-dailycomics-1.7.5-1.i486.rpm4.93 MB06/10/2017 - 01:07
harbour-dailycomics-1.7.5-1.armv7hl.rpm4.92 MB06/10/2017 - 01:07
harbour-dailycomics-1.7.4-1.i486.rpm5.38 MB11/04/2017 - 13:10
harbour-dailycomics-1.7.4-1.armv7hl.rpm5.37 MB11/04/2017 - 13:10
Changelog: 

1.7.5

remove non supported anymore Pirate Mike comic
remove discontinued comics
fix most Finnish comics again
fix Kamala Luonto comic
fix Der Flix comic
fix The Perry Bible Fellowship comic
fix Nedroid comic
fix typo in Pöyrööt extraction script
fix Living with Hipstergirl and Gamergirl comic
fix Things in Squares comic

1.7.4

fix Lunch comic
add a couple new comics
add Dutch translations
 

Comments

Ingvix's picture

Thanks for the update! Been waiting for this.

Ingvix's picture

There's something wrong with Nedroid comic. It shows error and when I open their home page there isn't even a new comic there. So now I never get the all comics read popup.

tardypad's picture

I've fixed Nedroid in the new release

Enjoy!

Ingvix's picture

I believe you can remove The Adventures of Dr. McNinja in the next release as it has ended.

EDIT: You can also remove Octopus Pie. It ended too.

tardypad's picture

Thanks for the info
I've removed them from the app in the new release, with some other comics that are discontinued too ;(

wickedsp1d3r's picture

Garfield stopped working again... :-(

tardypad's picture

I've just released a new version 1.7.2 that fixes Garfield's issue
Enjoy!

elfio's picture

Would you mind to add this comic?
http://www.eldiario.es/autores/bernardo_vergara/

Thanks, your app is great! 

tardypad's picture

Thanks :)
Unfortunately I don't feel like adding this particular one because it's more a cartoon than a comic
You can see one of my previous response about this in https://openrepos.net/comment/9910#comment-9910

Louis's picture

Awesome app. Would be awesome if you could release a x86 build for the tablet :)

tardypad's picture

Thanks :)
There is now a tablet build available here containing some basic layout changes
To be tested!

viitas's picture

thanks I use app every day in phone. I just got tablet (one of lucky ones..) and seems that app do not work on it. It is pity. Any possibilities some co- coder who have tablet could check if it is easy to fix?

tardypad's picture

Some other people reported that the app was working  therewithout any change
And someone now made some basic layout changes which I've merged
A tablet build is now available here to be tested

Ingvix's picture

Just updated and I can't get the newly added comics to my front page. I select them in the settings and star appears but when I return to the front page none of the new ones are there.

Also would it be possible to add an option to show all non-read pages that were added after last check? Some comics have on-going story and you may not always remember to check every day for new comics and in some cases there might even be two pages added in the same comic at the same time.

EDIT: Examples that can't be added: Questionable content, The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Nedroid and Andy Capp at least.

tardypad's picture

Thanks for the quick report!
I'm just releasing a new version that fixes this problem

Check:
- https://github.com/tardypad/sailfishos-daily-comics/issues/3
- https://github.com/tardypad/sailfishos-daily-comics/issues/13
:)

I think displaying the last few strips will require quite some efforts (especially for the interface) as the app was never designed for this.
So I'm not sure I'll have time for it. The other features will probably come before. We'll see.

Anyway, I don't have a SailfishOS phone anymore :( so I don't add any new feature at the moment.
I just add new comics and fix small bugs, as this is easy enough with only the emulator.
I'll hopefully restart some more development once I get a new phone :)
 

Ingvix's picture

Thanks for the fast fix. Octopus Pie shows only black, it seems. Also I would be nice if you could add Gone with the Blastwave: http://www.blastwave-comic.com

tardypad's picture

I've just released a new version that contains Gone With The Blastwave
The comic doesn't seem to be updated too much lately though..
I've added it anyway

tardypad's picture

Hm... I think I know the issue for Octopus Pie
If you check its website http://www.octopuspie.com You'll see the current strip is huge (>1Mb)
I thought I fixed the display of big images long ago but it seems it still appears in some cases...
I can't do anything right now as it is working fine in the emulator...
I'm sure that its next strip will be displayed fine though :)

I'll add Blastwave for the next release, probably in 1 month or so, once there are normally a few other requests
 

Ingvix's picture

Okay, cool. I also remembered that some comics like Dr. McNinja and xkcd has those associated text commenting the page which you see when you lay your cursor on the pic. Any hope getting those to the app?

tardypad's picture

Yes, looks to be the most asked feature, I had a few requests for it
https://github.com/tardypad/sailfishos-daily-comics/issues/23
Just waiting for a new phone :)

rob_k's picture

Hi tardypad,

Thank you, viewing is much better now. Wonderful you planned the work on zooming. Could you add some Dutch cartoons:

Thanks, Rob

tardypad's picture

I've just added Fokke & Sukke and Sigmund in the last release!

Unfortunately, I don't feel like Jos Collignon fits within the app as it is more of a press cartoon than a comic (if you see what I mean)
I already had this dilemna long time ago of whether or not to include cartoons from http://www.cartooningforpeace.org/en/ for example.
But I concluded that they have to many different characteristics for this app.
 

lkdhf's picture

Well, then I don't think things like Nichtlustig or The Very Near Future fit, either.

fvalpondi's picture

Hi!

thanks for this great app! I do have a question: where are the comic strips stored locally? I do not see any "download/save" option and I could not find the folder where they are stored.

Furthermore, could it be possible to have also "Lupo Alberto" strips in the app?

I am runnung the latest (1.3.1) version.

thanks!

tardypad's picture

I've just added Lupo Alberto in the last release!

fvalpondi's picture

Thank you very very much!!

For future releases, would it be possible to add also the comic Fred Bassett (Alex Graham)?

tardypad's picture

I've just added Fred Basset in the last release!

tardypad's picture

Comics are stored locally in /home/nemo/.local/share/harbour-dailycomics/harbour-dailycomics/comics/

I can add Lupo Alberto but the format won't really work currently as the page is too big.
I will need to implement some zooming or scrolling first but after yeah no problemo I think.
 

hlotof's picture

Great app, i'm enjoying it a lot.

If its not too troublesome i would be happy to see comics like "saturday morning breakfast cereal" (www.smbc-comics.com) and PHD Comics (www.phdcomics.com) and Diesel Sweeties (dieselsweeties.com) the last one is in comic sailor so maybe you can use code from it.
 

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