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PostSubject: ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts?   ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 23, 2015 7:17 am

Hey everyone,

I'm looking to launch an ImperialGunnery App that gives people a handy simple guide that shows repros, who goes with what, etc. Any initial thoughts? Would you buy it? Probably $5-$10 and would have unlimited updates when we update the main site. I do have a beta version build that I'm willing to share with a few people I know (must be on Android for the beta)

Any thoughts on it? I'm building it myself so it'll be a simple user interface but should cover the basics. Here's a few exclusive screenshots!

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PostSubject: Re: ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts?   ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 23, 2015 9:33 am

John, I think this is a good idea. :clap: It would be nice to have a quick reference when your travelling.

I unfortunately don't have a smart phone yet. I still have my old flip phone. doh I'm looking to update soon.

Hopefully some of the others will chime in.
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PostSubject: Re: ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts?   ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 23, 2015 1:51 pm

John in theory this sounds like a great idea, but if the app doesn't have any exclusive content or feature then the question becomes why pay for the app when I can access the site and see it already for free? All of the phones that this app would work with will have Internet capability. Secondly how often would you really use this? I rarely see Star Wars in the wild anymore and when I do I am just happy to see it, I don't over scrutinize it at the time and surely have never looked the weapons over to the point of determining if they are repro or real. That comes later when I have it at home where the seller doesn't have time to change the price because they think I am overly interested. I am in no way saying this is not a good app or idea, just throwing out some things to think about. Especially the first bit about exclusive features.

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PostSubject: Re: ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts?   ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 23, 2015 7:37 pm

Actually some good points which I'll address !

Having internet access is great, but if you're going back and forth a lot it can eat up data. You also might be inside (like a convention center) where your service might not be great. But the biggest plus is the ease of seeing the information, and being able to manipulate it (it'll be PDFs) without going back and forth online. It'll also be priced cheap enough that it's worth having even if you use it occasionally I think. The reason we wouldn't offer specific content is simply because we want the site to be the ultimate destination. We couldn't fit everything on an app.

Shi just buy it dammit !



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PostSubject: Re: ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts?   ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 23, 2015 7:37 pm

@DarthBerizing wrote:
Actually some good points which I'll address !

Having internet access is great, but if you're going back and forth a lot it can eat up data. You also might be inside (like a convention center) where your service might not be great. But the biggest plus is the ease of seeing the information, and being able to manipulate it (it'll be PDFs) without going back and forth online. It'll also be priced cheap enough that it's worth having even if you use it occasionally I think. The reason we wouldn't offer specific content is simply because we want the site to be the ultimate destination. We couldn't fit everything on an app.




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PostSubject: Re: ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts?   ImperialGunnery Weapons App coming in 2015 - Thoughts? I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 24, 2015 2:49 pm

I can certainly forsee situations where such a concept could come in handy. Obviously you're not going to be using it terribly often since usually one would have a computer in front of them when identifying a recent purchase...but even if it just saves someone once on the rare, unexpected find in the wild it would be worth the $5 or so I would think.

I would certainly be down for one of these - I've already got tons of apps that I only use once in a blue moon, but I'm glad I do have them when the opportunity arises!

One feature I feel would be incredibly handy: the ability to take a photo of the item in question and have the app crop it to match the existing photos, then have the new photo held in place on one side of the screen and you can scroll through genuine and repro on the other side to compare the two. I've never written an app so I have no idea if/how feasible this is...but I would think it would be easier than trying to 'teach' the app how to spot a fake or genuine, right?
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