Monday, 10 December 2012

10.036 and counting!

This blog is not updated often, but when it does...

Before some update news, thank you to all the Capsuleers that are actively using Evanova. During its inception, the initial goal of Evanova was to reach a hundred happy few who would venture in trying one of these free Android apps by an unknown developer, yet again.

It turned out to be 5000 happy few using Evanova after only 5 months. This felt like flying a drake while thinking it's a capital ship*.

Forward to today, out of more than 37.000 installations, Evanova has just passed the 10.000 active users, which feels like flying an actual capital ship*.

Thank you all for this. It is very encouraging to do more.

...and more is coming soon™

It has been too long since the last update and there hasn't been much news about Evanova here on this blog but enhancements are coming. When? As usually those things are hardly predictable, but end of year is very likely.

Quick overview of upcoming changes (besides the numerous performance enhancements, bug fixes and cosmetic changes)

  • Upgraded for Retribution.
  • Nexus 7 and other tablets with a similar size will benefit from the tablet version (screenshots coming soon). An option to switch back to the smaller layout is in the plan in the near future.
  • The list of mails has grown some buttons. You will be able to mark mails and notifications as read or unread.
  • Many screens have been changed to be swipe-able. Instead of more icon clicking, you can now swipe to switch the displayed information (screenshot coming soon).
  • Skill planning has been completely revamped. Instead of having a different screen to edit your skill plan, it is now integrated with the list of trainings. You will also be able to drag and drop planned skills in order to re-organise them.

And......Open!

Evanova is slowly but surely going open source. This is currently in progress and requires a lot of effort to bring the code out, but it is going there. With the numerous changes in Eve API and the future introduction of CREST, help is needed to keep Evanova and related by-products going. Anyone interested in participating in any kind of effort is welcomed, there is always something to do!

How does this works?

Step 1: send an e-mail to evanova.mobile@gmail.com with your interest and skills. You will receive a prompt reply.

Step 2: If you are not afraid of Java, Android and their development tools, have a look at Evanova's Eve API and Evanova's library on BitBucket. If this appeals to you, go with Step 1.

Step 3: if you are afraid of the aforementioned thingamagics, you can also contribute in documentation, images or testing. Every skill is helpful. Go with Step 1!

Please note that the Evanova application code is not opened and is only accessible to private developers (see step 1). It may become available to everyone at a later time, but there is no immediate plans for doing so.


*: m..........r

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