If you have any questions about CBI drop me an e-mail. I respond to most within 24 hours.
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Here are answers to some of the most common questions:
I have different volumes of the same title, I added the first title and CBI it won't let me pick a different volume when I add issues from the other title. For example, I have book 2 of volume 1 and books 1-4 of volume 2. I added book 2 of volume 1, and when I try to add books 1-4 of volume 2- CBI puts the issues in volume 1.
This is how you can fix this issue:
From then on whenever you add an issue to the series with that name CBI will see that you have two titles and ask you which one you want to adding an issue to.
Of course if you get a third title with the same name (sometimes that happens) you will have to do the process all over again - but it's only once per title and only if they are named the same thing.
A new version of CBI is being worked on that solves this issue completely.
When I try to download covers CBI says it can't find any images. For example how come it can't find covers for "The Amazing Spider-Man"?
CBI looks for images in an open source website located at http://www.comics.org - if you name a title differently than comics.org then CBI won't be able to find it. For example comics.org typically appends the word "The" at the end of the title so "The Amazing Spider-Man" is listed as "Amazing Spider-Man, The". The easiest way is to pre-load titles - there is a demo of that under the Tutorials section.
Does CBI have a bar code scanner so that I can scan my comic books?
Bar code scanning was the original problem that I set out to solve with CBI. When the Android version was first released it did have that feature built in, it was also the number one source of confusion and complaints. There are a couple of problems with bar code scanning:
I just downloaded the "New Release" list but I'm missing some publishers, how can I fix this?
The easy fix is to long press on the week you just downloaded. A menu will pop up and ask you if you want to delete this week. Go ahead and completely delete releases for that week. Back out of the screen and go back in you should get a fresh list of New Releases.
What happens is that your network connection dropped in mid-download. To prevent this from happening make sure you're connected to a WiFi connection.