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EVE ISK to USD Currency Converter

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Tarrn
Space P0rn Academy
#1 - 2011-12-16 05:38:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Tarrn
In case anyone needs it. Got tired of counting fingers...

EVE ISK to USD Converter:
http://isk.thealphacompany.net/?isk=480000000
Sucka Blowfish
Space P0rn Academy
#2 - 2011-12-16 06:34:41 UTC
Nice
Tonto Auri
Vhero' Multipurpose Corp
#3 - 2011-12-16 08:17:39 UTC
Just put two text fields and simple onChange JavaScript to clear the one you are not editing now.
Will save you two radio buttons.

Two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison

Lutz Major
Austriae Est Imperare Orbi Universo
#4 - 2011-12-16 08:32:17 UTC
WOW!

No wonder why nobody can do simple mental arithmetic anymore ... Sad
Tarrn
Space P0rn Academy
#5 - 2011-12-16 08:44:50 UTC
Tonto Auri wrote:
Just put two text fields and simple onChange JavaScript to clear the one you are not editing now.
Will save you two radio buttons.

One field is aesthetically pleasing, and easy on the eyes. Having the radio buttons clear the field may annoy users. Placing the cursor in the box and having that clear it might be a better solution.

You got me thinking. Thanks.

Lutz Major wrote:
WOW!

No wonder why nobody can do simple mental arithmetic anymore ... Sad

We're working on a Titan Project. Dealing with some big numbers, this makes donations incredibly easy. Just because you're a gamer doesn't mean you can do math.

Users want to know quickly how much of an impact their ISK or Dollars will go. That's what this is for.
Callean Drevus
Perkone
Caldari State
#6 - 2011-12-17 09:22:48 UTC
Tarrn wrote:
One field is aesthetically pleasing, and easy on the eyes. Having the radio buttons clear the field may annoy users. Placing the cursor in the box and having that clear it might be a better solution.

We're working on a Titan Project. Dealing with some big numbers, this makes donations incredibly easy. Just because you're a gamer doesn't mean you can do math.

Users want to know quickly how much of an impact their ISK or Dollars will go. That's what this is for.


Ah, but having those radiobuttons at all will annoy users, though I agree one field is easier on the eyes.

I cannot imagine a situation where someone who initially converted 1B Isk to dollars would suddenly want to convert 1B dollars to ISK though, or the other way around, so clearing on radiobuttons would not be a terrible idea.
I wouldn't do clear on click, because that means you cannot edit the amount you enter other than entering it in again.

And, no offense, it look awesome (the titan project), but it doesn't really show in any way how this means that people are doing simple math themselves, just the opposite (much more convenient, that is). How long have you been at this?

Oh, the view all submissions link appears to not be working.

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Tarrn
Space P0rn Academy
#7 - 2011-12-17 11:35:38 UTC
Callean Drevus wrote:
I cannot imagine a situation where someone who initially converted 1B Isk to dollars would suddenly want to convert 1B dollars to ISK though, or the other way around,
It comes in handy when I buy Plex from CCP.

Step 1: Figure out what you want to buy and the ISK cost in game.
Step 2: Type it here http://ISK.TheAlphaCompany.net
Step 3: Figure out how many plexes you'll need.

It auto retrieves the median price of Plex in game. Very accurate.

So the next step, development wise, is to show how many Plexes the user will need to buy from CCP.

And that's one way to use the ISK to Dollars Conversion Option

The latter (USD to ISK), can be used in conjunction with receiving donations. We take cash donations for the Titan Project.

See Example: http://isk.thealphacompany.net/?isk=100&conversion=usdtoisk


Callean Drevus wrote:
...Oh, the view all submissions link appears to not be working.
The Titan Project is still a project in development. Maybe next month i'll showcase it more.

That page is supposed to show the total donations each player has made in an ISK Value. In conjunction with the target selling price of the Titan itself, this page would showcase how much of a payment each donor/investor would receive for his contribution.

It's a complex little page. Should be done in a week or so. But this topic is about the EVE ISK to USD Converter anyway.
Risingson
#8 - 2011-12-17 12:15:51 UTC
Tonto Auri
Vhero' Multipurpose Corp
#9 - 2011-12-17 13:55:54 UTC
Tarrn wrote:
Tonto Auri wrote:
Just put two text fields and simple onChange JavaScript to clear the one you are not editing now.
Will save you two radio buttons.

One field is aesthetically pleasing

You just made my day...

Two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison

Karbowiak
The League Of Unwanted Capsuleers
#10 - 2011-12-17 17:00:55 UTC
'This Calculator Maintains a Persistant Connection to the EVE Online Master Database'

What...
also, why?....
Tarrn
Space P0rn Academy
#11 - 2011-12-17 19:03:12 UTC
Karbowiak wrote:
'This Calculator Maintains a Persistant Connection to the EVE Online Master Database'

What...
also, why?....


It always retrieves the median price of Plex. Helps to keep everything accurate.
Osku Rei
Pixel 6
#12 - 2011-12-18 17:31:10 UTC
Tarrn wrote:
Karbowiak wrote:
'This Calculator Maintains a Persistant Connection to the EVE Online Master Database'

What...
also, why?....


It always retrieves the median price of Plex. Helps to keep everything accurate.



Yes but for one you are not maintaining a constant connection, you are just querying it at a set interval. Also im pretty sure you don't have access to the main database; you, like the rest of us, have access to an API that talks to a cache layer that sit on top of it.

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Please like my post if it has helped you :)

Tonto Auri
Vhero' Multipurpose Corp
#13 - 2011-12-19 22:32:20 UTC
Also i'm pretty sure he's not pulling EVE API, but rather - EVE-central or other market API made available by 3rd parties.

Two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison

Entity
X-Factor Industries
Synthetic Existence
#14 - 2011-12-20 04:53:00 UTC
Quote:
This Calculator Maintains a Persistant Connection to the EVE Online Master Database


I was intrigued by that note. Going to have to be one or more of four things:

1. bs.
2. someone trying to sound smart and not doing a very good job.
3. actually having a macroed/scripted/thin client maintaining a connection.
4. pulling market data from 3rd party sites.

Personally I think it's a combination of 1, 2 and 4.

I'm also apparently worth about $185k. damn, I lost value.


Oh, and it's "persistent", and "persistent connection" should not be capitalized.

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