xkcdViewer is my first published Android app, and a huge success, with over 200,000 total installs. It’s an application for viewing xkcd comics that lets you view the comic alt text, which at the time of release was inaccessible on an Android device. It also allows you to record your favourites, search for comics by title, browse the xkcd archives, and share the comic with your friends easily with an option built into the app.


  • Read xkcd comics and tap to view the alt text

  • Star your favorites for later reading

  • Share links and images with friends

  • Search for comics by title

  • Reopen at the last comic you read OR the most recent comic (edit your preferences)

  • Disable zoom buttons with your preferences

xkcdViewer is completely open source, and available for hacking on under the GPLv2 license. The source code is hosted on github. Go and fork it!

If you are experiencing difficulties with the app, you have a bug report to submit, or you just want to make a suggestion, please use the “email developer” link on the application’s Android Market page.