Earlier on this year I got selected as one of twenty participants to participate in the European space agency’s app camp. The goal of the ESA app camp is for mobile developers to create apps for normal people using the satellite data available from ESA.
I attended the app camp in June and it was absolutely amazing I learned a lot about the European space agency but I also learned lots from the very talented mobile developers that were also there.
Me at ESRIN
The goal of the camp is to form an international team of four and at the end of the camp produce an app. As part of the camp I was placed in the “Observe and Learn” team, a team focused on creating an educational android app. The app we developed is called LifeRama.
The demonstration version of the application is also available now.
Unfortunately our team never won but put that down to the app idea being too awesome for them to comprehend. However the experience of being there was much better than the prize that was on offer.
I Managed to find some time to update paddler log. I haven’t updated it in a while and I had been busy working on Stormgate mobile in my free time but I decided to take a break from it and work on paddlers log, which is gaining in popularity.
The feedback system has been very useful and I appreciate greatly the messages you submit. I have added your most requested features imperial units and editing (sorry that should I have been in from the start but it is now).
River and trip entries can now be edited.
Metric and imperial measurements now supported
App can now be moved to SD card
Delete more visible
Fixed crash issues
As I’m usually always busy, once I manage to find some free time I will able adding a lot more useful exciting features. Here are just some of the new features planned.
Lots of statistic graphs
Support for other destination locations such as lakes and the seaside
Online backup system – access all your data on the paddlerslog website
I created this application a while ago as something that I would personally find useful and I decided to release it on the android market to see if any one else might find it helpfull. From the usage figures people appeared to have found it useful and the amount of users has been increasing pretty much at a constant pace . So I decided to finally update it and I spent alot of time making an interface thats alot more cleaner and quicker to use than the original.
I have started work on porting StormGate over to android. Here is a little peak of the progress so far. The android version will allow me much more freedom over the Xbox version. So once it is finished I can easily update it regularly , without the hassle of waiting weeks for an update to go through review.
Survival Mode ( A randomly Generated map , in which you try to hold of enemies for as long as possible)
Town Building overhaul (I’m planning this to be a huge part of the gameplay)
New Town Buildings
Improved Interface (It will be a lot quicker to get things done , since it will be touch screen)