CLZ Games 9 Feature Hilite #5: Update from Core now lets you REPLACE images

It’s Friday, so this is my fifth and final “CLZ Games 9 Feature Hilite” email.

All five v9 Feature Hilites are now available on our CLZ Blog here, including lots of screenshots:

About our “Wrong Covers” project

A common complaint from users of our game apps has been about not always getting the correct cover image when adding games by barcode. The problem varied from not getting the exact cover for your limited/collector’s edition, or a getting the cover for the wrong regional release, or just bad images in general, like slanted covers, tiny images, fuzzy images etc…

So we decided to finally resolve this problem. A huge project that the CLZ content team has been working on for the past 5 months, with the help of a number of enthusiast users: checking and fixing game cover images, to make sure the cover image actually matches the exact edition (by barcode).

We work on this by popularity (most commonly owned releases first) and by recency (recent releases first). The metric we use to measure our progress is what we call “Cloud Coverage”, that is, the percentage of game releases in the CLZ Cloud that can be “covered” with a checked cover image.

This week we reached a Cloud Coverage of 88% (!!), meaning that for an average game collection, at least 88 percent of cover images should be the correct image for that barcode.

We expect to be working on this for at least 3 more months, but… the effects of our work should already be noticeable now.

Update from Core now also let you REPLACE cover images

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) games 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.