Sunday, 22 July 2012

Evanova 1.1 and Skill Planning

Oh sweet! Evanova has been updated!

Since the title mentions skill planning, let's talk about this; please keep in mind that skill planning is not available on tablets yet.

How does Skill Planning works?

To add a skill to your skill plan, you need to choose a pilot and go to the Skill screen. From there, a long press on a skill you aren't fully trained in will trigger a message asking you if you want to add this skill to your skill plan.

Let's say we long-clicked on 'Navigation'

If you accept this challenge, you will be presented with the Skill Planning screen, added with the skill you have selected up to its maximum. You can then choose the levels you want to train before hitting "Save".
Note that skills that are required for the skill you want plan will be automatically added to your pilot's skill plan.

Once you have added a skill to your Skill plan, it should show up with an orange colour in your pilot's skill list (the yellow colour still indicates a skill already in the training queue):

The pilot's training view will also list your planned trainings:

Should you wish to re-order the skills in your skill plan, long-press on the left-hand side of a skill row and drag it up or down.

Note that you can toggle from viewing your skill plan or skill queue using the action bar or menu on your device. You can also access your pilot's skill plan through the menu or by touching the upper section of the training screen.

EveMon support

The Skill Planning screen allows you to import or export your skill plan from/to the EveMon software. The options are accessible through the device's menu.

Important Tip

Don't forget to hit the 'Save' button if you want your changes to be taken into account while in the Skill Planning screen.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Welcome to Evanova 1.0

After a year of existence, I am pleased to write that Evanova has now reached 1.0 and is available on Google Play.

I would like to thank everyone who took the time and pain to try the Beta version and helped finding bugs and other oddities.

I hope you will enjoy this new version, and I cross-fingers my fingers against the Evil Application Crashes.

What's New

* Pilots: contracts, industry jobs and research, better in-game mail.
* Corporations: limited member information, wallets, market orders, contracts, industry jobs.
* Better Gallery swiping. left-right swiping is also supported on the Pilots and Wallets screens.
* Better Android 4.0 integration. Tablets should now enjoy a larger version of Evanova.

F.A.Q and Al.

Besides the information you can find in the in-app About page, here's a few things that may still baffle you:

  • Why does the pilot view say "No skill planned" and where do I plan skills?
    The skill planner is still in the works ;-)
  • Where are the widgets? No Widgets?
    In order to publish version 1.0 earlier, I had to remove the Widgets support. Widgets will likely be back but in the form of a different Google Play application download. This will allow me to work with various Android versions and update Evanova more often.
  • The refresh icon on the title bars doesn't always spin.
    It's a known issue, and a pain to make sure it works on all versions of Android :-(
  • Amazon Kindle info
    The first version of Evanova got rejected from Amazon because of an obscure issue with the Notification sounds. I hope to re-submit it soon but some code needs to be worked out for this.
  • It's been a year. Why version 1.0 only?
    Evanova has now all the features I planned the application to have when I first started writing it. So there we are!

More later...