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Sudoku Solver for Android

Welcome to the project page for the SudokuWiki Solver, an App for Android.

Update 26th of March: So it looks like my release of version 1.84 in October 2023 never made it to the Google Play Store - some irrelevant regulatory tick boxes needed to be ticked and I didn't hear about them. So everyone was still on v1.82 which was for a pretty old version of Android and now I'm getting feedback saying the app isn't compatible. Today I have released 1.85 but it is "in review" for up to seven days. Contains all the new stuff from the last six months. Hopefully fix all the problems and the reviews that say it is 'abandonware'. Certainly isn't!

Next version 1.85 - 26th of March 2024
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Change Log

Version 1.85, 26th March 2024
  • Updated to Android 14 (API level 34)
  • Added Rectangle Elimination and removed Empty Rectangles
  • Fixed Unique Rectangle Type 3B to also use the third cand in triple
  • Added Extended Unique Rectangle Type 2
  • Refreshed all documentation

Version 1.84, 18nd September 2023
  • Updated to Android 13 (API level 33)
  • Added Extended Unique Reactangle Type 4
  • Expanded Hidden Unique Rectangle Type 1 to get more eliminations if symmetrical
  • Refreshed all documentation

Version 1.83, 22nd April 2022
  • Added 'Fireworks 'bent set'
  • Corrected http to https on export links
  • Changed export to email to general 'share' intent

Version 1.81, 4th March 2021
Version 1.80, 8th January 2021
Version 1.78, 20th March 2020
  • Updates to the core engine sudoku strategies to version 2.19
  • New WXYZ algorithm
  • Added SK Loops
  • Added URs to Chains
  • Refresh of the documentation

Version 1.77, 26th November 2017
  • Updates to the core engine sudoku strategies to version 2.12
  • Additional captures in Nice Loop strategies
  • Refresh of the documentation
  • Checked and replaced example puzzles in case outcomes had changed

See all the update notes at the end of the development page. Approved on Google Play (World-wide) Approved on (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.
364 Practice Puzzles
Expanded Samples List: now organized into groups that focus on a specific strategy.
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!
The solver board can be set to several color schemes including high contrast colors.
Keep track of the puzzles you solve with an almost limitless list entry - each nameable.
New to our solver - Instead of just "Take Step" use "Hint" to give you the strategy to look for without revealing the whole answer.
Better than the website with real 'state' saving - quit, resume any time and a start to end 'back' and 'forward' buttons.
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Access to the main features 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.

  • Practice Puzzles - puzzles that contain specific strategies

  • A future 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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