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Announcing my Android app --- Eve Watch for Eve Online

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HotDogRebel
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2013-05-12 17:57:06 UTC
Hey everyone, a couple of weeks ago, I released my Eve Online app on the google play market. I didn't make any posts about it anywhere yet though because I wanted to hopefully eliminate any major bugs and also get a few extra features implemented. Well, now I'd like to share the app with you guys and hopefully some of you will find it useful.

Eve Watch for Eve Online --- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.evewatch

Eve Watch is an alerting service that will send your Android device notifications as it detects any of over 140 different events that can occur in-game. So in essence, the difference between this app and apps like Eden, Aura, and Evanova (love all of them by the way) is that those apps' primary focus is to allow you to examine the state of your characters at any given moment. Eve Watch's primary function is to notify you about things you care about as they happen in-game even when you're not actually playing. The app allows you to control which events you want to be notified about, and how much of a notification you want to receive (off, silent, vibrate, sound) for each.

Some of the events that Eve Watch can notify you about include:
- Marketplace orders bought, sold, expired, cancelled, fulfilled
- Industrial job completion and delivery
- Skill training
- War decs involving your corp
- Corp structures under attack
- Wallet transactions
- Eve mail and notifications
- Plenty of others

The app currently requires Android 4.0 as a minimum, but I may be looking into lowering that in the near future as many potential users don't currently meet that requirement.

I urge any of you who are able to try the app (it's free and there are no ads). I made this app so I could contribute to the community in a meaningful way because I'm completely awful at the game, but I love it. I believe that Eve Watch can be extremely useful for anyone who plays Eve Online.

Also, if you encounter any bugs or if you have ideas that you believe could make the app better, please don't hesitate to get in contact with me.

If you like the app, please rate it and review it on the android marketplace so it gets more exposure. I'm not receiving any income from this in any way, but I do want my work to find its way to as many users as possible.

Thanks guys!
Vito Tattaglia
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#2 - 2013-05-12 18:12:09 UTC
Seems useful, will definitely check it out. +1
Jake Warbird
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2013-05-12 18:13:18 UTC
Will try this later. But good work and thanks.
Xen Solarus
Furious Destruction and Salvage
#4 - 2013-05-12 18:13:48 UTC
Damn, now i wish i'd bought an Android! Sad

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Alexa Coates
Coalition Of Misfits
#5 - 2013-05-12 18:34:02 UTC
wow it's exactly the same as aura on android and the other 3000 eve apps on ios.

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Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
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#6 - 2013-05-12 18:37:20 UTC
Alexa Coates wrote:
wow it's exactly the same as aura on android and the other 3000 eve apps on ios.



Not quite. Aura, as far as I'm aware, only does eve mail. Not notifications. Ditto with EveNova

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Jassmin Joy
Pulling The Plug
PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS
#7 - 2013-05-12 18:54:49 UTC
Alexa Coates wrote:
wow it's exactly the same as aura on android and the other 3000 eve apps on ios.


Everyone's a critic Roll

Aren't they bringing out a new API soon™ i imagine you'll have plans to update this and perhaps improve it when that's released?
Seems interesting though, i'll need to check it out.
Arduemont
The State of War.
#8 - 2013-05-12 18:55:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Arduemont
Nice work! Sounds awesome. People never appreciate how much work goes into building any solution. I keep meaning to make a program for certain industrial tasks myself, except I never get around to it.

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HotDogRebel
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2013-05-12 18:58:28 UTC
Jassmin Joy wrote:
Alexa Coates wrote:
wow it's exactly the same as aura on android and the other 3000 eve apps on ios.


Everyone's a critic Roll

Aren't they bringing out a new API soon™ i imagine you'll have plans to update this and perhaps improve it when that's released?
Seems interesting though, i'll need to check it out.


Yeah, the CREST API. As far as I know, "soon" has been for a few years, but I haven't followed it that closely. But yeah, when it releases, I'll definitely be trying to integrate it into my app. I don't know much about it, but I'd love to enhance the app with any useful features they provide.
Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#10 - 2013-05-12 19:03:16 UTC  |  Edited by: Tippia
Alexa Coates wrote:
wow it's exactly the same as aura on android and the other 3000 eve apps on ios.

No, it pretty specifically does something that those other apps don't do: focus on changes, rather on the data itself. Personally, I'm more interested in knowing when one of my sell orders has gone through than I am in checking a list of sell orders and figure out if any of them have changed since I last looked.
HotDogRebel
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2013-05-12 19:31:27 UTC
Tippia wrote:
Alexa Coates wrote:
wow it's exactly the same as aura on android and the other 3000 eve apps on ios.

No, it pretty specifically does something that those other apps don't do: focus on changes, rather on the data itself. Personally, I'm more interested in known when one of my sell orders have gone through than I am checking a list of sell orders and figure out if any of them have changed since I last looked.


Couldn't have explained it better myself, thanks for that. And thanks for the initial idea again! Big smile
Dub Step
Death To Everyone But Us
#12 - 2013-05-12 19:37:46 UTC
Thanks for developing this app. Looks great and I'll be sure to have a tinker about with it next time I run some 'market violations' :D
Lord Battlestar
CALIMA COLLABORATIVE
Atrox Urbanis Respublique Abundatia
#13 - 2013-05-12 21:42:19 UTC
Impressed so far, seems to be very optimized and runs very fast. Even did my api keys well too. Good Job! Big smile

I once podded myself by blowing a huge fart.

HotDogRebel
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#14 - 2013-05-12 22:09:12 UTC
Lord Battlestar wrote:
Impressed so far, seems to be very optimized and runs very fast. Even did my api keys well too. Good Job! Big smile


Thanks a lot! Big smile
Tyrendian Biohazard
Ubiquitous Hurt
The WeHurt Initiative
#15 - 2013-05-13 00:31:27 UTC
Sounds great! Going to give it a shot in the next few days when I get some time to sit down with it. Definitely going to give it a like though as I've always been supportive of people progress Eve outside the game.

One thing however is that I would love a good fitter app. As far as I've seen, Aura is terrible for fitting and I haven't see any that do it well. Would love something where you choose a ship, select a particular module slot, and gives you a list of equipment to pick.

i.e. High Slot > Turrets > Blasters > [Insert blaster here] Right click to change ammo or remove equipment. Then an info page to show the stats of the fit.

Might be too much to ask for mobile devices, but one can dream.

Anyways, great work!!

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Hernan Johuihen
State War Academy
Caldari State
#16 - 2013-05-13 01:49:49 UTC
ill give it a tryyy, thanks :D
Kirjava
Lothian Enterprises
#17 - 2013-05-13 02:56:12 UTC  |  Edited by: Kirjava
Wait, you're telling me you wrote a computer program, that will make a watch tell me when my POS is under attack?

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Cys Root
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2013-05-13 03:08:40 UTC
Any chance we can get an .apk of this so we can run it through APK2BAR converter and see if it runs on Blackberry devices? (Aura does, so do most Android apps)
Ranzabar
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2013-05-13 03:15:45 UTC
For us Blackberry Z10 user (be proud, O' Canada), could you give us a link to the .apk file so we can do an apk2bar and side load it to our back bacon devices while were freezing up here in the Great White North?

My Tukes off ta ya if you do. Beauty eh?

Abide

Heian Galanodel
The Thalanide Crew
#20 - 2013-05-13 03:23:03 UTC
Great! Rushing over to try it out! Great job!

"An acorn that is unafraid to destroy itself in growing into a tree."

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