Collectionary is a comic collectors' tool designed specifically for mobile use, allowing collectors to have access to all the info they need whenever and wherever they need it, including Have lists, Want lists, recent sales prices, creator credits and plot line summaries.
Collectionary is also the world's first to provide "Comic Cover image search", simplifying the user's look-up of books in a new and powerful way.
Team location: SF, CA
Launch Date: June 2020
Status: Seeking Investment
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Stephen Patterson & Arthur Datangel
Steve grew up in The Bronx, and entered many NYC comic-con halls hoping to convince editors he was ready to pencil the next great book. Fortunately, he had a back-up plan: Computer Programming. This led to Game Producing, which led to Mobile App Production, then Collectionary. Favorite Comic Artist: John Byrne
Art grew up in San Francisco, CA. Much of his past is shrouded in secrecy, but we do know he was a American Lit major at UC Santa Cruz -- Go Banana Slugs! His career includes Game production with his own Development Studios, Biz Dev, and Mobile App Production. Favorite Comic Writer: Neil Gaiman
Very talented folks have dedicated their skills towards the creation of this app, including: Kay Neuenhofen, Thomas Chung, Brian Beckerle, Chris Poos and Siva Kommuri.
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WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2021
Our biggest update for 2021 will be "In-app shopping" -- Providing a fast and easy way to check if a book is currently available for purchase online. Collectionary will show prices, condition, and the grading company (when slabbed).
Text Search will be expanded to allow creator names to be included, and to allow searches for the key events we currently shown on the app's MORE DETAILS page, such as "cameo" and "first appearances". This will allow users to more easily build their personalized list of desirable books.
Some books only sell infrequently, so we'll be adding Historical Price charts. This will give users a broader view of price trends on a book, and be especially useful for those books that don't have "Recent Sales".
Cover Image camera search is a core feature for Collectionary which will be updated to make it faster & more accurate, and moved out of Beta.
Optimally, the Android version will be released by end of year.