OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion.   Posted by Ninthbit.Group: 0
Ninthbit
 GM, 7 posts
 Android App Dev
 Your humble host
Sun 2 Jun 2013
at 00:12
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Right now the Android app just sends notifications.  My server monitors your XML/Atom feed and sends a push notification to let you know to visit the site. Eventually I would like to add some additional functionality.  I'm already looking at rMail and possibly some preemptive post fetching.

Hopefully by having  a mobile forum will attract an iOS dev for you guys.  I doubt I'll ever have the time or resourses to develop on that platform.  Unfortunately you need an Apple PC to develop for them.

Edit: changed an autocorrect typo

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:04, Wed 12 June 2013.

ashberg
 player, 2 posts
Tue 18 Jun 2013
at 11:57
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Hey guys. I'm a digital project manager, by trade.

I'm an android user.

I think I found a bug today...

I had two notifications - the later one for Game X and an earlier one for Game Y. I pulled down my notification tab, and clicked the Game X notification. I was prompted to select a browser AWESOME ADDITION BY THE WAY ;) and when the browser opened it took me to Game Y.

Or... I clicked Game Y and it took me to Game X. I can't exactly remember... I was on the tram coming home from work. Ha. But yes. A little bug there, with multiple notifications.

--

As for future additional functionality... we'll have to get really creative to figure out what we can do with such limited touchpoints for data ;)
Ronning
 player, 3 posts
Mon 26 Jun 2017
at 18:28
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Any update on the status of the server?
sherlock
 player, 3 posts
Tue 27 Jun 2017
at 02:01
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
I know...

I can get almost immediate email updates but they just are not the same!  B^)

Hopefully soon.
sherlock
 player, 5 posts
Thu 17 Aug 2017
at 18:30
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Hello Ninthbit....  If you are watching this thread, could you please stop in and update if you will be reviving your app?  Miss it dearly.
sherlock
 player, 6 posts
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 20:35
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
THANK YOU!!!!

And I hope you are having a great summer!
Ninthbit
 GM, 50 posts
 Android App Dev
 Your humble host
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 20:36
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
In reply to sherlock (msg # 8):

Well that was a quick reply.  :)
Mortannis
 player, 1 post
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 20:40
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Thanks for the update!
Tiqdreng
 player, 1 post
Tue 29 Aug 2017
at 21:22
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Thank you greatly!  I would throw beer at you, but glass hurts if not caught properly!

😃
pdboddy
 player, 4 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 02:14
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
So it has come alive again!  But, uhm, I think it is checking very frequently, because if I clear all the indicators without checking the website, they all pop back up about 10 minutes later.
smithjd89
 player, 2 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 02:25
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
I gotta be honest, I set up a custom vibration pattern for this app and when it went off earlier I may have gasped aloud. Needless it made for an awkward exchange with the customer I was helping. >_<
Ninthbit
 GM, 51 posts
 Android App Dev
 Your humble host
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 02:35
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
So far it seems to be fine on my end.  Are you sure you don't have a high traffic game getting posts?  For example, Wanted Players pretty much needs to be in your ignore list.

A GM updating the character list can also produce false-positives sometimes.

Worst case, you could make sure every game has all threads marked as read, and also clear the app data and relog into it.
jshaffstall
 player, 3 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 12:34
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
I'm getting the same thing.  The exact same forums popping up even after clearing the notifications.  The list grows slowly over time as more forums have changes.  The ones that are popping up again are ones that definitely do not have changes every few minutes.
pdboddy
 player, 5 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 12:37
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
In reply to Ninthbit (msg # 14):

No, I'm getting multiple notifications for a forum that only has one message waiting when I check it.
locojedi
 player, 1 post
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 15:30
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Yeah, that was a surprise! I thought my phone was going haywire and then I remembered the custom buzz and sound I assigned to your app. Thanks, I've missed it!

And it seems to be working perfectly normal for me. I always Ignore anything that's not one of the games I run or play in, but it seems to work great on my phone.
Darbbackwards
 player, 1 post
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 16:01
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
In reply to Ninthbit (msg # 14):

I was having the same issue. Logging out of the notifier and logging back in seems to have fixed the problem.
Ninthbit
 GM, 52 posts
 Android App Dev
 Your humble host
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 17:10
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Well that was fun... Some default settings changed between versions for the database, so it wasn't updating its feed history....   Basically it kept thinking that any game that has updated since June (when it went offline) was needing a notice.

Hopefully there won't be any more false positives.
jshaffstall
 player, 4 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 14:15
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Seems to be working for me now.
pdboddy
 player, 6 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 17:35
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Working as intended now.  Thanks, Ninthbit, for the work you've put into this app. :)
sherlock
 player, 7 posts
Tue 4 Dec 2018
at 02:27
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Yikes!

Seems that it is not working for my Pixel 3 any longer.

I am getting the following when I try to Register.

First box gets a check mark then after several seconds I get:

"GCM Registration Failed
Google Cloud Messaging failed to resister..."

BTW, Running Android version 9, Pie

This message was last edited by the player at 02:28, Tue 04 Dec 2018.

Ninthbit
 GM, 54 posts
 Android App Dev
 Your humble host
Tue 4 Dec 2018
at 06:09
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
In reply to sherlock (msg # 22):

It looks like Google is finally killing GCM (Google Cloud Messaging).  They have a newer notification API that would require a bit of work for me to update the app for.

They said like 6 months ago that I had till Nov to update.  It seems they killed new registrations but are currently letting messages through for already registered clients (since I got this one).

Sorry to say this, but I stopped working on this app years ago, and it's not likely to get updated since I don't play on here any more.

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:10, Tue 04 Dec 2018.

byzantinex
 player, 20 posts
Tue 4 Dec 2018
at 13:02
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
In reply to Ninthbit (msg # 23):

Well that's tragic. The code is on GitHub, right? So I could take over development on this?

Would you want to give me access to update the actual app on Google when I make changes?
Bobion
 player, 1 post
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 01:29
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
Please keep us updated on if this will live, or if it's a new app, where we can get it!  I love rpol and this app is amazing!  Thanks to anyone involved!
Ninthbit
 GM, 55 posts
 Android App Dev
 Your humble host
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 01:44
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
The code has been posted here for years:
https://github.com/ninthbit/RPoLNotifier

I wouldn't want to publish someone else's fork, Google only charges a one time $25 free to be able to publish apps, so I'd ask you to simply self publish and post a link here.
sherlock
 player, 8 posts
Wed 9 Jan 2019
at 02:19
Re: OOC: General Off-Topic Discussion
byzantinex,

I would love to see the app stay free of ads and cost.  In that end, I would be willing to donate $ to help defray costs if that would help spur you on!!!

B^)