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#11  pazos 12-02-2019, 03:16 PM
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The only route I see to a good update to android cc happening is if the current dev quits or is fired.

If he can't see how to monetize it, he won't do it, and if he thinks he can monetize it he will probably break it like with IOS
As I understand it the new dev is the copyright holder of the CC assets that were created by Multipie (the company behind this app). If he quits he can sell the assets to somebody else but I doubt it.

The whole CC brand has lost part of the value because the behaviour of the new "CEO". It can be economically viable during a few years and he can, probably, recover the money he spent buying the assets on the first place.

From the POV of the user there's nothing to do. Things are cristal clear: there's no incentive for the new owner to improve the software, technically speaking, so he's trying to push the mockup agenda and implement a few aesthetic changes to make clients happy and willing to pay a monthly subscription.

I'm happy with current CC for Android (I was happy on IOS too until the last update, now switched to Libreca). If the monthly subscription reaches android I will release an opensource alternative which would implement a subset of what current CC does, as a minimum viable product for everybody.
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#12  peaceridge 12-02-2019, 03:22 PM
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Best advice, IMHO is to backup the installer while you can and study the workarounds so that you can manage without it.
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What do you use for backingup the installer? I have apk extractor, but it doesn't seem to work.
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#13  stumped 12-02-2019, 04:00 PM
Play store has lots of apps for backup and restore, mostly free.

Check reviews, find one you like....
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#14  pazos 12-02-2019, 04:00 PM
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What do you use for backingup the installer? I have apk extractor, but it doesn't seem to work.
You can do it from your computer with adb.

Find the path where it is installed:

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adb shell pm path com.multipie.calibreandroid
It will return the path to the application. In my case it returns

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package:/data/app/com.multipie.calibreandroid-PeVtQTY_61elKAB3mFSNnw==/base.apk
Then I need to copy that path (everything after "package:") and retrieve the apk from the phone with

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adb pull /data/app/com.multipie.calibreandroid-PeVtQTY_61elKAB3mFSNnw==/base.apk
Finally rename the file from base.apk to something more descriptive like CalibreCompanion.apk.
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#15  stumped 12-02-2019, 04:04 PM
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The whole CC brand has lost part of the value because the behaviour of the new "CEO". ...

If the monthly subscription reaches android I will release an opensource alternative which would implement a subset of what current CC does, as a minimum viable product for everybody.
Good to know. That's a great offer. Thanks
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#16  samcohen 12-02-2019, 04:43 PM
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I'm happy with current CC for Android (I was happy on IOS too until the last update, now switched to Libreca). If the monthly subscription reaches android I will release an opensource alternative which would implement a subset of what current CC does, as a minimum viable product for everybody.
That's awesome! Excited to see what you make!
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#17  Deskisamess 12-02-2019, 05:04 PM
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That's awesome! Excited to see what you make!
Why can't you answer those Android users who have asked you about their version?
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#18  samcohen 12-02-2019, 08:44 PM
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And Android?

Please inform us if that platform has been abandoned and if not, what to expect and when.
Android is not abandoned. Android will be worked on next.
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#19  mdclanahan 12-03-2019, 02:30 PM
Will the new update fix author sort? The current version is borked.
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#20  samcohen 12-05-2019, 03:51 PM
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Will the new update fix author sort? The current version is borked.
Yes, it will!
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