The best method to learn about the Crawler and its features is to view a series of video tutorials that covers all the app's functionality. Crawler Video Tutorials (These will be updated soon for the new HTML version of the Crawler)
The app store version of the Crawler is being replaced by a new HTML version. I’m still working on polishing the new version of the app, getting the battle management features in place, while also working to get all the tutorial help in place discussing the differences between the classic version of the Crawler and the new version… but since folks are seeing more and more issues with the older version, I’ve decided to open up access to the HTML version of the Crawler.
The new version does have much more extensive built in help if you have questions. I've also whipped up a quick video discussing the changes in the app.
If your device has a ‘save to desktop’ feature that adds an icon to your device, I suggest doing so, as then the HTML version will act in basically every way as a native app. You can even use the app when you’re offline (excepting the generators which now access the web versions). Of course, expect a few bugs along the way, but in general things should be pretty stable.
If you’re on a slow connection, you may need to hit refresh on the first load to get everything loaded up correctly, but from that point on you should be fine. (Especially if you can ‘save to desktop’, as the files are then cached on your device, increasing speed and reliability).
Tutorial videos will eventually arrive, but for now, kick the tires, and see where the Crawler’s Companion is heading. :)
Increasingly, the iOS and Google Play app stores have grown less friendly to small/free/indy developers, with little support and ever-shifting requirements. Additionally, the tool used to build the legacy version of the Crawler is no longer supported. Since I'm now unable to update the old version, new requirements on the Google Play store means it will be removed this summer, and unfixable bugs will slowly accumulate on all devices as operatong systems change. Of course, you can always access the sideload version listed below, which will remain available until phones no longer run it! But the future of the Crawler's Companion is the HTML version, which incorporates all the functionality of the old version, and more! (And will be far, far earier to update and maintain!)Mobile and Desktop Versions