Help a student out and give me some feedback on my app!

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  • Excellence 26 Apr 2013 14:07:39 27 posts
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    Hey!

    I have been working on an app as part of my second year at Uni and would really appreciate it if you guys could take a look at the blog and tell me what you think so far. It is a news aggregation tool with the usual stuff but I am also hoping to include steam integration and wikis. I am about to finish Twitter integration and will then move onto integrating Steam.

    So here is the Blog, please give it a look:

    http://gamehubdev.blogspot.co.uk/]

    Post your feedback an let me know if there is anything you want to see as the screenshots on the blog don't show everything.

    Things to bear in mind:

    - This is for a second year Uni project NOT for me to make millions of pounds/dollars/monies!
    - I'm testing it on an iPhone as I don't own an Android or Windows phone but the intention is for it to be compatible on all three.
    - I am doing everything independently, code, assets, design.
    - This feedback will be included in the final project report

    Thanks a lot!

    Excellence

    Edited by Excellence at 15:16:21 26-04-2013
  • RobTheBuilder 26 Apr 2013 14:19:57 6,521 posts
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    @Excellence Looks interesting, will take a look this weekend if I get time :)
  • Salaman 26 Apr 2013 14:21:35 18,244 posts
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    Information that would be useful:
    - what the hell is it, what does it do?

    I mean I had a look at the blog, so I see it's a game news aggregator. Still, might be useful to add that info in your post. As you launch in with "I have an app" and "I'm working on twitter integration" but there's no context yet as to what the app is.

    Edited by Salaman at 14:25:38 26-04-2013
  • Salaman 26 Apr 2013 14:24:23 18,244 posts
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    Looks OK so far from the screen shots / blog posts.
  • Excellence 26 Apr 2013 14:30:50 27 posts
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    @Salaman very true, my bad! updating now thanks for noticing!
  • KayJay 26 Apr 2013 14:38:49 5,287 posts
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    Is it kinda like a flipboard thing? but just for game news etc..?
    Or Perhaps Flipboard with Instapaper/Apple Reader view?

    Looks pretty.
  • Excellence 26 Apr 2013 14:40:28 27 posts
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    @KayJay yes it is similar to flipboard except you choose the sites you want , rather than a mix of random stories
  • KayJay 26 Apr 2013 14:41:07 5,287 posts
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    "GameHub is a News aggregator that lets you view articles from your favorite magazines and news sites on your phone. It is currently in development but the goal is to allow you to view your Tweets as well as to integrate your Steam account into the app."

    There you go.
  • LeoliansBro 26 Apr 2013 14:41:15 41,865 posts
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    I've got a lot of time for a new forumite called 'Excellence'. A shall check this shizzle out later.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 26 Apr 2013 14:43:07 41,865 posts
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    Although now I look more carefully I can't help but be suspicious that you want to be the same as that chap who made millions from just such an app, and so you risk (through your bandwagon jumping) getting lost in the crowd.

    You need to think what people will want next, not what people just wanted and now have.

    Also you spelt 'bear' wrong, sorry.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Excellence 26 Apr 2013 14:47:15 27 posts
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    @LeoliansBro

    This project was started before he sold it for millions sorry. And I have stated it is a project not for money. Also bear = animal. to bare with = to be patient.

    Thanks for your thoughts though, I'll add them to report =)

    Edited by Excellence at 14:52:45 26-04-2013
  • KayJay 26 Apr 2013 14:50:25 5,287 posts
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    @Excellence I really like the look of it. I use flipboard a lot. But I get frustrated with the way the stories/articles are presented. I like the font and the "Reader" look of the articles alot.

    How are the backscreen images selected? is it user selected or automatic from the feeds?

    I don't use Facebook or Twitter but the integration looks pretty slick.
  • Excellence 26 Apr 2013 14:52:02 27 posts
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    @KayJay Background is randomly chosen when you start the app =)
  • Shikasama 26 Apr 2013 15:03:12 6,277 posts
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    This is definitely something I would use. 100%
  • Excellence 26 Apr 2013 15:05:40 27 posts
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    @Shikasama Hi, don't suppose you could give me some reasons why? =)
  • Shikasama 26 Apr 2013 15:08:02 6,277 posts
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    Because I like flipboard but hate that I can't control the content outside of a select few websites.

    I'm a cunt for only using the same 2 or 3 websites so good aggregators are important to me for expanding the use I get out of my devices.

    Have you considered adding a 'If you like ... you may also like ....' type thing?
  • Excellence 26 Apr 2013 15:12:17 27 posts
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    @Shikasama Yes but it wouldn't be feasible by my deadline so it would have to be added after. Even though this is a uni project I am going to keep working on it after the deadline.

    oh and thanks for the feedback! =)

    Edited by Excellence at 15:12:35 26-04-2013
  • LeoliansBro 26 Apr 2013 15:14:18 41,865 posts
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    Excellence wrote:
    @LeoliansBro

    This project was started before he sold it for millions sorry. And I have stated it is a project not for money. Also bear = animal. to bare with = to be patient.

    Thanks for your thoughts though, I'll add them to report =)
    Sorry - bare naked, bear with me. Look it up.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 26 Apr 2013 15:14:38 41,865 posts
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    It's why you take a bearing, and not a bareing.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Excellence 26 Apr 2013 15:15:36 27 posts
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    @LeoliansBro =O you're right! For clarity I don't want any of you to get naked ...
  • spindle9988 26 Apr 2013 15:19:41 3,370 posts
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    People do like a correction on here. The only forum that is known for its filthy language and its impeccable spelling

    Edited by spindle9988 at 15:20:08 26-04-2013
  • Excellence 26 Apr 2013 15:21:01 27 posts
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    @spindle9988 You should see what I got over at IGN, those people aren't well in the head!
  • Salaman 26 Apr 2013 15:21:45 18,244 posts
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    Whatever you do people, don't use profanity in your actual feedback as it will be included in his report!
  • Razz 26 Apr 2013 15:22:03 59,994 posts
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    Excellence wrote:
    Also bear = animal. to bare with = to be patient.
    Only if you're in the company of a nudist! It's "bear with me". :)

    Edited by Razz at 15:22:26 26-04-2013

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  • Excellence 26 Apr 2013 15:23:25 27 posts
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    @Salaman I would for my lecturers enjoyment ha ha
  • cubbymoore 26 Apr 2013 18:24:36 36,441 posts
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    The report is going to need an appendix on bare/bear usage.
  • Deleted user 26 April 2013 18:51:53
    You use a bear to fight off wolves.
  • Lukus 26 Apr 2013 19:02:14 18,955 posts
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    I have a right to bare arms.

    /puts on T-Shirt

    Paintings & Photographs

  • Excellence 26 Apr 2013 19:15:37 27 posts
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    Hahahahaha , please check out the blog as well!
  • spindle9988 26 Apr 2013 19:16:40 3,370 posts
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    @Excellence

    Lol. I bet mate
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