Dec 202010

I suppose I should put at least some reference to my Earthdawn Dice Roller app on the Android market since this is the website I put on my developer account.

First, thanks to all the people who have downloaded it and are using it (about 20 of you at this time!). I appreciate the installs and I hope the app works well for you all. Feel free to drop comments and requests here if you have something you would like to see or just want to say something else.

Second, I am planning to recode a good portion of the app in the near future. I’m sure some people noticed but I am a big huge noob programmer. This is the only program I have written outside of the stuff I did for one class back in college. I am learning a great deal from this program and as a result need to redo some of my… they aren’t really mistakes…. but less than desirable programing techniques.¬† Bear with me as I learn, things should only get better in time.

Last, I will toss up a tab on this site for my app(s) so I can leave specific  information about each one. I will plan on having that up in the next couple days, if not sooner. I have plans to try making a really simple game to get more coding under my belt. Wish me luck!

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  2 Responses to “Earthdawn app”

  1. Hey, found your app and used it during the last two ED sessions my group had. Very nice little app! Kudos! A couple of quick comments:

    Not sure if you plan to continue to add features to the dice roller app, but here are a few suggestions (take them or leave them) to make it a more robust app.
    1. Can you call up an on-screen number pad instead of a full keyboard? It would speed up dice rolling.
    2. Perhaps add a karma die addition to any step roll?
    3. Like the Dice Bag app, maybe introduce saved steps in a character profile for even faster rolling?
    4. I saw this on another review, but maybe include a “classic” step method with the D20.

    Overall, I was happy with the app. I’m more impressed after reading your post and understand this was part of a personal learning experience. Kudos to you!

    • Thanks for the feedback. Glad you like it. Hopefully more will be showing up in the future. I plan on an easier way to input step numbers and the karma die may be something to look at. The “classic” option is most likely the next feature I will implement. I don’t have plans for quick steps or saved profiles, but I will keep it in mind. The biggest hurdle is I basically have to teach myself each part I add in, so it takes a little more time for me. Again, thanks for the support!

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