Android: General Discussion.   Posted by Ninthbit.Group: 0
byzantinex
 player, 10 posts
Thu 30 Mar 2017
at 14:32
Re: Android: General Discussion
Right on. I figured. Been a few days.

I pitched the idea of letting us develop a mobile app and doing a Kickstarter campaign or something.
REkz
 player, 5 posts
Fri 31 Mar 2017
at 18:40
Re: Android: General Discussion
I'd love to see RPOL with a mobile UI implementation -- neither Android nor iOS, but phone/tablet compatible.

The standard UI is not a showstopper, but it's sure unfriendly for my large-screen Android.  (But I don't let that stop me!)
byzantinex
 player, 11 posts
Fri 31 Mar 2017
at 19:06
Re: Android: General Discussion
In reply to REkz (msg # 95):

I'm totally okay with that as well, but I can't do anything about that.

Jase has started. You can see from the homepage if you click Beta, but it's non-fuctional.

So for the mean time I use my own script to pull the stie and make it mobile friendly.

The only way I can re-format the site for everyone is to make an App that renders the site mobile friendly :D
byzantinex
 player, 12 posts
Tue 4 Apr 2017
at 21:04
Re: Android: General Discussion
So I STILL haven't heard anything from Jase and I'm really thinking about moving forward regardless and just suffer the consequences.

Some added app features I think would be possible and epic for mobile.

1) Select a "default user" for the account you're signed into based on the game you're in.
2) Add a "Roll the Dice" floating button that allows someone to have their character info loaded then they just click "roll attack with primary weapon" or "roll Stealth check" or something like that, which then saves it in the dice roller and posts it into the thread for them.
byzantinex
 player, 13 posts
Mon 10 Apr 2017
at 17:03
Re: Android: General Discussion
Alright guys. I've got an update.

If it's alright with @Ninthbit I'm looking at developing an Android application that will basically just be a web viewer with custom CSS to force the current site to be mobile friendly.

I'm looking at using the RPOL Notifier app's code in this app to make the notifications open this app instead of the mobile browser so you get the mobile friendly version.

It's looking like it's going to cost me around $200-$300 to make this a reality.

I don't really want to pay that out of my own pocket entirely. Do you think I could setup a donation button somewhere to have fans that want this NOW contribute?

It should take less than 2 weeks for the developer I'm working with to pull this off.

We could have a completely mobile friendly RPOL.net with popup notifications in 2 weeks.........

thoughts?
Ninthbit
 GM, 45 posts
 Android App Dev
 Your humble host
Mon 10 Apr 2017
at 17:50
Re: Android: General Discussion
Whenever money gets involved I get very cautious/pessimistic.

While I'm hopeful that your intentions are true, what stops you from collecting the cash and disappearing?

After that concern, will the subsequent app be opensourced?  My code is shared under GPL so if it's incorporated, it should be open source.  If it's independent and closed, will it be free in the app store?

How will the app be maintained?  The smallest change on RPOL could render it completely inoperable.

Then lastly, would the money be better off being donated to the site to help encourage Jase in developing a real HTML5 mobile friendly site?
byzantinex
 player, 14 posts
Mon 10 Apr 2017
at 18:19
Re: Android: General Discussion
In reply to Ninthbit (msg # 99):

All good points and questions.

Maybe I should just pay to have it developed then anyone who wants to donate can easily. That eliminates the first few concerns you shared.

I approached the moderators and jase about donating to make this happen faster and I received either no response or was told it's not a money issue, it's a time issue.

The app will be open source and released on github just like yours. Again, I could just pay the money and then release it and ask for donations after the fact.

The app will be nothing more than your notifier code plus a web viewer. I'm going to have the web viewer pull in an external CSS file I'm going to host which will make it easy for me to change the CSS to handle any changes in RPOL without having to do an update to the App itself.

How do you feel about all the above?
derfinsterling
 player, 1 post
Mon 10 Apr 2017
at 20:58
Re: Android: General Discussion
I  can't really offer anything in regards to coding expertise, but I wanted to mention that I'd be happy to pay for an app. Say, 2.99?
There's bound to be at least a 100 people out there willing to use such an app.
byzantinex
 player, 15 posts
Tue 11 Apr 2017
at 00:11
Re: Android: General Discussion
In reply to derfinsterling (msg # 101):

I would never want to charge for the app. I would only consider taking donations up to the amount I paid to have it developed and nothing beyond.

I "can afford" to pay the $200 but not really, so we'll see.
byzantinex
 player, 16 posts
Tue 18 Apr 2017
at 13:59
Re: Android: General Discussion
Could you potentially update the app to open the notification links to responsive.rpol.net since Jase made that live?

I guess I won't be needing my app after all! :D
REkz
 player, 6 posts
Tue 18 Apr 2017
at 23:20
Re: Android: General Discussion
Might you consider a Kickstarter (or equivalent) and post the link here to all gamers?

Reward to us could include updated UI for awesome platform,
reward to rpol owners might include $$$?
byzantinex
 player, 17 posts
Wed 19 Apr 2017
at 02:28
Re: Android: General Discussion
In reply to REkz (msg # 104):

Huh?

If you're talking to me the responsive site update has rendered my app moot.
REkz
 player, 7 posts
Wed 19 Apr 2017
at 17:57
Re: Android: General Discussion
Gotcha.

Moot sounds like a great name for an April Fool's app, btw.
"Your app is moot!"
HA HA
Ninthbit
 GM, 46 posts
 Android App Dev
 Your humble host
Thu 20 Apr 2017
at 19:03
Re: Android: General Discussion
byzantinex:
Could you potentially update the app to open the notification links to responsive.rpol.net since Jase made that live?

I guess I won't be needing my app after all! :D


Wow... Jase was quick with this one.  :)

I'll have to setup a dev environment.  I haven't looked at the code in years.  The real question is, can I remember my password for my publishing certificate.

If it doesn't look like to much trouble, I'll likely add it as a radio button option (www, m, or responsive).
byzantinex
 player, 18 posts
Thu 20 Apr 2017
at 19:07
Re: Android: General Discussion
Nice! Thanks Ninthbit!

p.s Quick? He's been talking about it for 3 years... haha :D

This message was last edited by the player at 19:07, Thu 20 Apr 2017.

Ninthbit
 GM, 47 posts
 Android App Dev
 Your humble host
Thu 20 Apr 2017
at 21:08
Re: Android: General Discussion
The poll he posted in March was the first I heard of a mobile friendly site. Though I haven't been around much.

link to a message in another game
byzantinex
 player, 19 posts
Thu 20 Apr 2017
at 21:09
Re: Android: General Discussion
In reply to Ninthbit (msg # 109):

I was searching through past forums as I was doing some research and found him mentioning to people he was working on a responsive version as long as 3 years ago. So that's what I was referring to.
statesman88
 player, 1 post
Sat 10 Jun 2017
at 03:44
Re: Android: General Discussion
Thanks for the heads up today, Ninthbit! :)
Vane66
 player, 5 posts
Sat 1 Jul 2017
at 06:14
Re: Android: General Discussion
Is there something I missed? My app hasn't been working and doesn't notify me of any more updates.
sherlock
 player, 4 posts
Wed 5 Jul 2017
at 02:00
Re: Android: General Discussion
Yeah...  Ninthbit's server went down during an update.  Hopefully it will be back online soon.
Ronning
 player, 4 posts
Thu 6 Jul 2017
at 16:38
Re: Android: General Discussion
I really miss this damn app. I have reverted to obsessively checking RPOL every couple of minutes.
PrincessCrystal
 player, 1 post
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 14:08
Re: Android: General Discussion
I set up my app to ignore the wanted players thread but it still sends me the notifications for it. Any suggestion?
locojedi
 player, 2 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 14:17
Re: Android: General Discussion
Double check your block and then relogin. Fixed this prob for me...
Ninthbit
 GM, 53 posts
 Android App Dev
 Your humble host
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 14:25
Re: Android: General Discussion
Make sure it's comma separated and not semicolon, also no spaces.

For example, I have: "4,7,36224"

4 is Players Wanted
7 is General RPoL
36224 is RPoL Development
PrincessCrystal
 player, 2 posts
Thu 31 Aug 2017
at 17:08
Re: Android: General Discussion
OK cool. That's what I needed to know.