de Carabas wrote:I guess I hadn't really appreciated the other apps doing the same thing.
All very good points Lori. I think you've given me the same advice in the past and perhaps my enthusiasm just needs the occasional bit of reigning in.
I shall do as you suggest, keep the logic improvements on the log file reading and put the bells and whistles elsewhere.
The enthusiasm is what makes your apps good, it is an advantage you have. I can think of no features that you can add that would make SCC better, maybe others can come up with something to fit. Don't take my opinion as a "Don't do it" but as another perspective.
You idea that you posted could be the beginning of something larger and a lot more impressive than you think. I follow the threads on the main forums for a LOT of tools that I don't use, or never have used, just because they are seriously impressive. They may not fit into what I do in ED, but that does not mean I have some serious interest in what others are coming up with.
The guys at HCS voicepacks have started to do Voice Attack plugins that operate with the journals to do some neat stuff. The EDDI author is taking that utility in directions I would never have imagined when he did EDDI V.1. ED Discovery is allowing us to see all the stuff in the logs. ED Engineer is one I find absolutely Required for me now, just as I find my ED Tracker and SSC are Must Have for me. For others, they have other favourites. All of them are different, and they work the way they do because of the way the programmers have come up with the features, seen how they are used and gotten more ideas from that.
You have a built in Feedback with Mobius group. So think about what would WOW you in features, build it, pass it around. Let us break it and suggest changes like you did with SSC and I expect it will be fabulous.
Suggestions based on me playing the game of things I think we would love:
Which Direction should be head when we are on a planet trying to find a set of coordinates. Can this be pulled and displayed?
Warn me when I don't have a crew assigned when I switch ships.
Tell me when I have a limpet controller and no limpets.
Remind me to sell my salvaged cargo, Collect my bounties, and other sort of "Your Door is Ajar" type notifications.
Let us set goals for Credits or Levels of rank, ammo ammounts, and warn us when we are close.
I am sure there are others. Oh and if you want Dawg to Kiss you, find a way for him to slow down in time before he goes PAST the destination
That would save him 400 hours a year at least!