By Andrews McMeel Universal, Inc.
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Want funny? Love comics? We've got your fix. The GoComics app, from Universal Uclick, is the mobile comics portal for many of the most popular comic strips worldwide. From iconic favorites like Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, Garfield, Doonesbury, Dilbert and Marmaduke to modern favorites like FoxTrot, The Boondocks, Big Nate, Pearls Before Swine and Get Fuzzy, we offer the most diverse set of comic strips and panels in one single app for FREE.
The content within this GoComics mobile application updates daily, bringing you the latest work from critically acclaimed creators, Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonists and the hottest up-and-coming talents.
Within the app, you have the ability to:
- Bookmark your favorite comics.
- Share comics via social media, e-mail and text/SMS (charges may apply).
- Access over 20 years of back issues of comic strips. Read the first-ever Calvin and Hobbes strips! Rediscover Charlie Brown and the Little Red-Headed Girl! Share FoxTrot with a younger generation! See Huey and Riley before The Boondocks became a cult classic!
- Leer en español. GoComics tiene más de 30 cómics que están disponibles para nuestros Españoles fans de habla.
- Read our liberal, moderate and conservative editorial/political cartoonists represent that all sides. Collectively, they have won more than 20 Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning.
- Gain insight into the comics industry with our blog that's updated multiple times a week.
- Check out burgeoning cartoonists before they break out in our Comics Sherpa section.
What's New in Version 1.1.2
- Links from Facebook now open correctly within the app.
- Other minor improvements and bug fixes.
Great for staying on top, bulls**t for browsing
Service is super cheap, never had a problem with their website and I enthusiastically recommend it. This app, however, I condemn to the circle of hell that phones in the daily script for Garfield. If all you want to do is stay current and read your daily comics, it's good enough; but holy crap does it take a nose dive if you want to do literally anything else. The interface is cluttered, several functions are completely broken (including archive browsing and their support options), and the fact that they've never updated this app for as long as I've had it says a lot. It seems as though it was coded between lunch and naptime at the local preschool, as you will discover as you attempt to negotiate through this app. Occasionally a bug will occur where it will actually do what it is supposed to, but it makes immediate penance by rocketing forward or backward in the archive by years, days, and months with no way to recover your place. There are several buttons throughout the interface that serve no purpose whatsoever, nor do I have any earthly idea as to what function they could accomplish. The designer may have had the concept of human ergonomics explained to him in passing once by a fish. I have seen 'hello world' programs written by theatre majors achieve more than this app in terms of scope and technical brilliance. v1.1.2 as of this review.
Initial reaction : I'm in heaven. Vanished in using it.
I'm so glad to be using this instead of Safari because the image is high res and sized to mostly fit my screen. I have an account with them already (it's TOO cheap in my opinion) so I just signed in with that. My comics I've preselected on their site show under my account. he interminable wait. It seems like it misses a reply from the server and just hangs waiting for it. Still waiting for swiping up and down to change between My Comics. Thankfully, I have set up RSS feeds so I can use that but I'd rather use this because it pulls the high res images the first time. I've got to wonder if the developers thought about caching more data including keeping the prior comic in case you didn't mean to advance just then. I should never see any progress wheel when going to the anticipated next 2 strips as it should have preloaded them. If there temporary storage available, use it!
Another interface issue. In my opinion, if a strip does not have a release for the selected day, it should not pull the most recent day. It's a waste of bandwidth to keep seeing Foxtrot every day. I catch it every Sunday. I'm sure a cute whizz-by animation could convey a skip.
A Refreshing approach to reading comics on line
I fell short of rating outstanding because two of my favorites (Blondie and On the Fast Track) were not on the list.
The speed and the quality is superb.
The ads are not in your face and do not force you to read them; I like that. I had to deal with the Washington Post cartoon section and it was painful. Thank you for this!
When you click or double tap to zoom, it does not zoom to match your screen (like your web page version). It overscans.
I am pleased you added the editorial cartoons, but I would like to have a secondary category to save them apart from my comics; for now I am using the "favorites."
I would have no problem paying for this app.
Fix the issues above, and you will get your fifth star.
I use an iPad.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Oct 24, 2013
- Version: 1.1.2
- Size: 13.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: ANDREWS MCMEEL UNIVERSAL, INC.
- © 2013 Universal Uclick
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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