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Sudoku Solver for Android

Welcome to the project page for the SudokuWiki Solver
app for Android.
Now on version 1.67 - 29th of December 2013
Search for "SudokuWiki"
$1.99
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"Sudoku Solver"
$1.99
Sudoku Solver

29th December 2013
Version 1.67 Update to the Core Engine to merge in the lastest Unique Rectangle types and documentation updates. Brings the App up to 1.98b compared to the website solver.

See all the update notes at the end of the development page.

Approved on Google Play (World-wide)
Approved on Amazon.com (seems to be just USA at the moment)
Please leave a review. I'd love to hear your feedback. Any issues email me directly - bugs are easy to fix.
The build log and progress update on the upgrade version has been moved to a new page.


Sudoku Solver and Grader
This App contains the full 9x9 Sudoku Solver as seen on this website. This includes the Grading feature and Solution Counter.
Smartphone to Tablet
Four different layouts have been designed to match the many different Android screen sizes and pixel densities from Smartphones (minimum 480x800) to tablets (1280x800).
Strategy Guides
Included are all the strategy documentation found on this site and each example can be loaded into the solver at a click.
Puzzle Feed
The Daily and Weekly puzzles on this site are now automatically downloaded into the App!
Customisation
The solver board can be set to several color schemes including high contrast colors.
Favourites
Keep track of the puzzles you solve with an almost limitless list entry - each nameable.
Hints
New to our solver - Instead of just "Take Step" use "Hint" to give you the strategy to look for without revealing the whole answer.
Undo/Redo
Better than the website with real 'state' saving - quit, resume any time and a start to end 'back' and 'forward' buttons.
Screen Shot 1
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Access to the main fatures from the home page
Note: Screen shots have been taken from a 480x800 device and shrunk by half. Other devices may have higher screen resolutions and marginally different layouts.

Feedback and Wish-List

You feedback will be most welcome. If you have an idea for a new feature or improvement, don't be shy. Often these can be implemented very quickly. Bugs and other issues most gratefully received.

  • I am not 100% certain the different layouts groups I've designed will perfectly match all screen densities and resolutions. If you think the solver page or main page looks a little odd - either clipping or too much padding - please let me know. I can add more layouts. Please include the screen information found at the end of the Preferences screen.

  • The next upgrade will contain the Sudoku X and Jigsaw Sudoku puzzles - complete step-by-step solvers including grading and solution count. There will be an editor for entering Jigsaw patterns not found on this site or in my puzzles.

  • I will explore Camera Capture. This is the only major feature present in the iPhone version that's not in this app. Something I'd like to do but it will require a lot of research.

  • The 'hint' system could use some more work. I prefer the three levels of hints in the iPhone version and I'll be working towards this in later versions. Currently the hint system reveals the strategy used and colors some cells and candidates, but not the eliminations. This can be too much for some strategies and too little for others. Two levels of hints are now in the App

  • The app has the ability to call and email program with a link to the website solver and the current puzzle. I'd like to do more and add some kind of Facebook connectivity.



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Tuesday 19-Aug-2014

... by: Janet

It would be great if this were available for ipads.

Tuesday 24-Jun-2014

... by: Mike

Hi Andrew,

I find your Sudoku solver extremely useful, thank you for creating it. Does the Android app require internet access to function? Especially the solution count function? I would like to use it on an Android ipad but I don't usually have internet access.

Thanks,
Mike

Tuesday 25-Mar-2014

... by: Joerg

I purchased the app yesterday and I am not able to get a new puzzle into the solver (on Sunday 24-Mar-2013 alain maronani wrote the same), neither from main menu "New Puzzle" nor the solver "Edit Clues". The only way to leave is the original phone back button and then the solver contains the old puzzle. But "Daily Puzzles" work.
It's a SAMSUNG Galaxy GT-S5830i, Android version 2.3.6., resolution: NORMAL 480 x 320, densityDpi= 160, density= scaleDensity= 1.0 xdpi= dpi= 162.56
Your online solver is great and I hope I can use the app, too.

Thanks for any help

Tuesday 17-Sep-2013

... by: Alan West

This is a good app and I like the hinting system...

For 'accessibility' the app could do with a fontsize +/- for candidates/solutions. On my Nexus 7 tablet (V2) the fontsize for the candidates is too small to read comfortably and even on the Samsung S3 phone, where it is better, I'd still like the option.

Also (but this could be my lack of understanding), for those of us who like to get as far as possible without help, I think it should be a lot easier to manually enter either solved numbers AND (pencil) candidates without mode switching - most apps offer two lines of number keys ('large' and 'small') which is a lot more intuitive!!

Thanks!
Andrew Stuart writes:

I agree, more can be done with font sizes. The problem is that there are so many screen sizes it's a challenge to make it work on all of them. I'll look into a dynamic small/large control.

I'll also look at the control for small/large numbers again. It has been tweaked several times but I am leaning towards a toggle button now.

Saturday 17-Aug-2013

... by: Piotr

On a SONY S Tablet running Android 4.0.3 the application starts upside down.

Thursday 16-May-2013

... by: Jose Vega

Hi.

I just downloaded sudokuwiki solver for android. I think I discover a bug or funcionality (?)

Go to the Strategy docs and pickup whatever section. Navagate through it and then change the device orientation. The document will go back to the beginning of that section.

It's frustrating that the candidates popup appears sometimes hiding the area of influence of the chosen cell.

Would be nice if the application could read a sudoku printed using the camera of the device.

Mi Phone is a samsung galaxy II with android 4.1.2

Thanks for the app !
Andrew Stuart writes:

Thanks for the helpful feedback.

I'm not sure what to do about the docs resetting to the top when re-orientated. It is a web page embedded in a browser object. When reorientation occurs all objects, even app forms and screens, are thrown away and redrawn. There is code in place to restore the contents so its seamless to the user, but it doesn’t extend to the position the user was last on a web page. But I'll do some research, you never know.

> It's frustrating that the candidates popup appears sometimes hiding the area of influence of the chosen cell.

That shouldn't occur and I've tested it on several sized devices - I also have a Samsung galaxy II. Can you go to the preferences screen and tell me what is written at the bottom? It will be something about screen sizes etc. That will help me identify what to look for. Also, if you are up to it, a screen shot of the overlapping popup would be awesome! (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-to-take-screenshots-on-android/)
I think you can email from the phone picture library.
I am working on the Camera feature, certainly the last major missing item.

Saturday 30-Mar-2013

... by: AStanley

I would love to have the solver available for my Nook tablet from Barnes & Noble. As of now the only apps I can have are from them. HELP!!!

Saturday 16-Feb-2013

... by: Marcel

I now got the app from Google play. So far it looks good, but there is one minor annoyance:
The app only allows portrait orientation. However I have an Asus transformer, and with keyboard attached, it is automatically in landscape mode and so I can't use the app when I have the keyboard attached.
It would nice to have the possibility to run the app in portrait mode, even without new screen layout. E.g. I could live with the app wasting screen space on a tablet because of the wrong orientation.
Andrew Stuart writes:

I will do that. I hadn't appreciated the device being used in that way, I assumed each orientation was equally optional.
Edit: Now in the current version

Thanks for the feedback!

Monday 11-Feb-2013

... by: Ludek Frybort

I'm happy to see the solver published on Google play!
Now I'm eagerly waiting for and looking forward to an update with Camera Capture included. Until then I'm not buying the app as I have no use for an Android solver without capture. As soon as it's included, I'll wait no more to buy it even if it costs substantially more than the current price then. I'm sure it'll be worth it.
Andrew Stuart writes:

I will be researching Camera stuff very soon. I know Oliver had a lot of difficulty with the iPhone version and not everyone is reporting good success with the capture. But we will see.

Saturday 9-Feb-2013

... by: slowofmind

It isn't worldwide.
I live in 'Trinidad & Tobago' and also cannot order from Amazon App Store.

However I downloaded the solver from Google Play this morning (about 2 am),
and got it. Will look at it later. I know it will be excellent!

Victor G.

Sunday 3-Feb-2013

... by: Marcel

Because of geographical reestrictions, I cannot purchase this app. :(
(My Amazon account is registered for Luxembourg)
Andrew Stuart writes:

I am looking at why this is. Peter, below, in South Africa also says the same. It should be world-wide apart from Japan. I'll post a message when I know more about it

Monday 21-Jan-2013

... by: Peter Cherry

Hi Andrew,

How's the Android Solver coming on?
I can't wait to purchase it!
I've effectively learn't Sudoku using your web solver and I just love it.

Kind regards,
Peter Cherry from South Africa

Sunday 2-Dec-2012

... by: vikviper

So what's going on for the android version?
Andrew Stuart writes:

I've started! And its not going to take a year, promise!

Thursday 9-Aug-2012

... by: RoC1909

Any word on the Android version or has it turned into vaporware? Kind of curious because I would really like the app.
Andrew Stuart writes:

I want the Android app too. Now the plan is for me to go on an android developer course.

Wednesday 9-May-2012

... by: Roc1909

Frankly, you could have charged more and I would most likely have no problem with buying it. While I don't have the ability to use the program yet (I am an Android person), the list of features alone makes this something that would warrant a higher cost.
Andrew Stuart writes:

Thanks for the endorsement and the comment. I think it’s a very difficult balance between perception of value and the giveaway prices some apps are set up. I was actually a little worried it was too high. You never know how many decide not to buy. Looking forward to the Android version as well

Wednesday 9-May-2012

... by: RoC1909

*Patiently waiting for an Android version

*winks

Wednesday 8-Feb-2012

... by: Don

I would like to beta test the Android version. I have several sudoku apps but none of them really do the job.

Friday 9-Dec-2011

... by: Todd

I would love to beta test your Sudoku solver for android.

Monday 21-Nov-2011

... by: KV Rajah

If u can do a solver for Android like http://www.angusj.com/sudoku/, please inform. The only drawback I find in https://sourceforge.net/projects/sudokuopensourc/ is that it does not allow you to create a sudoku from print like Simple Sudoku.
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