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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:30 pm
by Ajun
Love the app, but here are a few suggestions.
1) Add the color themes to the app.
2) fix spoiler functionality in bbcode if possible.
3) Add "World" page to menu or "Explore" page.

If any already exist, could you let me know, thanks.

One quick question, what exactly are the cards containing news headlines that you get after issues. I like them, just not sure what they are or if you can do anything with them.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:58 pm
by Greater Tern
Ajun wrote:Love the app, but here are a few suggestions.
1) Add the color themes to the app.
2) fix spoiler functionality in bbcode if possible.
3) Add "World" page to menu or "Explore" page.

If any already exist, could you let me know, thanks.

One quick question, what exactly are the cards containing news headlines that you get after issues. I like them, just not sure what they are or if you can do anything with them.

Thanks for the feedback! By colour themes, did you mean having different colours for the toolbar, links, etc.?

Spoiler tag support in the app could definitely be improved. How would you want spoilers to be shown? I'll look into adding a "World" section to the app as well.

The news headline cards are taken directly from this part of the issues results page on the NS site:

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They seem to be based on how you answered the latest issue as well as your nation's stats. The images are randomly chosen from your unlocked banners.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:17 pm
by Greater Tern
Stately 1.5.0 is now out! Along with the usual bug fixes and improvements, this update adds the following features to the app:

  • Improved RMB support! Post to any RMB where you have posting permissions. You can also like posts in your home region and see who's liked any RMB post.
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  • Census rankings and trends! Check out national and regional census rankings and discover historical trends for any census dataset.
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Download or update to Stately 1.5.0 on the Google Play store. Feel free to post any comments, suggestions and questions here!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:00 pm
by Drawkland
Aha! I just got my new phone last week so I was able to get Stately. It looks very clean and well done. I have a few things to mention:

BUG: when clicking on region links from a Telegram and from the Activity page, it brought me to a green screen and it said "Could Not Process Data From Nationstates."

And a few questions on planned features:

Will changing banners on the Nation screen ever happen?
Are you going to add the featured region and perhaps the world rankings to the "Explore" tab?
Do you plan to add support for Factbooks and dispatches?
Is it possible for you to code spoilers? I realize it's probably hard, I just want to know if it's on your todo list.
And finally, do you ever plan to add the forums to Stately?

These are loosely ordered from most to least expectance to be implemented. Again, these are just humble requests, the app as it is right now is astounding and I love what you've done with it. VERY good work. :bow:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:05 pm
by The Danish Confederacy
Can you get this ported to the Amazon App store, and get it supported by Kindle?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:49 pm
by Greater Tern
Drawkland wrote:Aha! I just got my new phone last week so I was able to get Stately. It looks very clean and well done.

[...]

These are loosely ordered from most to least expectance to be implemented. Again, these are just humble requests, the app as it is right now is astounding and I love what you've done with it. VERY good work. :bow:

Thank you, I'm glad you like it! Hope you're liking your new phone as well.

Drawkland wrote:[...] I have a few things to mention:

BUG: when clicking on region links from a Telegram and from the Activity page, it brought me to a green screen and it said "Could Not Process Data From Nationstates."

What's the name of the region? Can you open it through the Explore dialog? If not, that's usually an issue with the NationStates API (which [violet] will have to fix manually).

Drawkland wrote:And a few questions on planned features:

Will changing banners on the Nation screen ever happen?
Are you going to add the featured region and perhaps the world rankings to the "Explore" tab?
Do you plan to add support for Factbooks and dispatches?
Is it possible for you to code spoilers? I realize it's probably hard, I just want to know if it's on your todo list.
And finally, do you ever plan to add the forums to Stately?

  • Changing nation banners is something I haven't considered, so I'll put that on my list of planned features. Thanks for the suggestion!
  • Someone else suggested adding a "World" tab to the app as well, so that might be added to a future version.
  • Factbooks and dispatches are probably the most requested features for NS apps, so it's a priority for a future release. It's hard to format something like this on mobile though, so it'll take some time to do this properly.
  • Better spoiler support is also something I'd like to implement in a future release. My ideal behaviour would be to show a spoiler link and display the spoiler content in a dialog when a user clicks it, similar to how some Reddit apps show spoilers.
  • Forum support probably won't happen, unfortunately, for two reasons: 1) scripts are banned from the forums, as per the Script Rules, and 2) there are dedicated forum apps out there that do a better job at this than I ever would. :P

The Danish Confederacy wrote:Can you get this ported to the Amazon App store, and get it supported by Kindle?

Yep, I've submitted Stately to the Amazon Appstore. I'll post here once it's up.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:58 pm
by The Danish Confederacy
Greater Tern wrote:
Drawkland wrote:Aha! I just got my new phone last week so I was able to get Stately. It looks very clean and well done.

[...]

These are loosely ordered from most to least expectance to be implemented. Again, these are just humble requests, the app as it is right now is astounding and I love what you've done with it. VERY good work. :bow:

Thank you, I'm glad you like it! Hope you're liking your new phone as well.

Drawkland wrote:[...] I have a few things to mention:

BUG: when clicking on region links from a Telegram and from the Activity page, it brought me to a green screen and it said "Could Not Process Data From Nationstates."

What's the name of the region? Can you open it through the Explore dialog? If not, that's usually an issue with the NationStates API (which [violet] will have to fix manually).

Drawkland wrote:And a few questions on planned features:

Will changing banners on the Nation screen ever happen?
Are you going to add the featured region and perhaps the world rankings to the "Explore" tab?
Do you plan to add support for Factbooks and dispatches?
Is it possible for you to code spoilers? I realize it's probably hard, I just want to know if it's on your todo list.
And finally, do you ever plan to add the forums to Stately?

  • Changing nation banners is something I haven't considered, so I'll put that on my list of planned features. Thanks for the suggestion!
  • Someone else suggested adding a "World" tab to the app as well, so that might be added to a future version.
  • Factbooks and dispatches are probably the most requested features for NS apps, so it's a priority for a future release. It's hard to format something like this on mobile though, so it'll take some time to do this properly.
  • Better spoiler support is also something I'd like to implement in a future release. My ideal behaviour would be to show a spoiler link and display the spoiler content in a dialog when a user clicks it, similar to how some Reddit apps show spoilers.
  • Forum support probably won't happen, unfortunately, for two reasons: 1) scripts are banned from the forums, as per the Script Rules, and 2) there are dedicated forum apps out there that do a better job at this than I ever would. :P

The Danish Confederacy wrote:Can you get this ported to the Amazon App store, and get it supported by Kindle?

Yep, I've submitted Stately to the Amazon Appstore. I'll post here once it's up.

Awesome.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:58 pm
by Drawkland
Greater Tern wrote:
Drawkland wrote:Aha! I just got my new phone last week so I was able to get Stately. It looks very clean and well done.

[...]

These are loosely ordered from most to least expectance to be implemented. Again, these are just humble requests, the app as it is right now is astounding and I love what you've done with it. VERY good work. :bow:

Thank you, I'm glad you like it! Hope you're liking your new phone as well.

It's certainly better than my old one. I love it.
Greater Tern wrote:
Drawkland wrote:[...] I have a few things to mention:

BUG: when clicking on region links from a Telegram and from the Activity page, it brought me to a green screen and it said "Could Not Process Data From Nationstates."

What's the name of the region? Can you open it through the Explore dialog? If not, that's usually an issue with the NationStates API (which [violet] will have to fix manually).

Oh, I can still access the regions via the Explore tab, it was just odd that I couldn't click on the region links from a Telegram or the Activity page without it throwing up the error.

Greater Tern wrote:
Drawkland wrote:And a few questions on planned features:

Will changing banners on the Nation screen ever happen?
Are you going to add the featured region and perhaps the world rankings to the "Explore" tab?
Do you plan to add support for Factbooks and dispatches?
Is it possible for you to code spoilers? I realize it's probably hard, I just want to know if it's on your todo list.
And finally, do you ever plan to add the forums to Stately?

  • Changing nation banners is something I haven't considered, so I'll put that on my list of planned features. Thanks for the suggestion!
  • Someone else suggested adding a "World" tab to the app as well, so that might be added to a future version.
  • Factbooks and dispatches are probably the most requested features for NS apps, so it's a priority for a future release. It's hard to format something like this on mobile though, so it'll take some time to do this properly.
  • Better spoiler support is also something I'd like to implement in a future release. My ideal behaviour would be to show a spoiler link and display the spoiler content in a dialog when a user clicks it, similar to how some Reddit apps show spoilers.
  • Forum support probably won't happen, unfortunately, for two reasons: 1) scripts are banned from the forums, as per the Script Rules, and 2) there are dedicated forum apps out there that do a better job at this than I ever would. :P

Good to hear on spoiler, world, and banners.

I could imagine the difficulty of having to support the various BBCode formatting used in many factbooks. You'll probably have to get a lot of inspiration from the current mobile site for that. It's great to hear you're working on it, though!

That's about what I figured on the Forum part. I think at least having a link to the forum site from the sidebar would be optimal, opening it in whatever the phone's default browser is. Right now that's my only obstacle to using the app exclusively over the mobile site, is that I have to use the mobile site to get to the forums.

Again, thanks for all your hard work!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:47 pm
by Greater Tern
The Danish Confederacy wrote:Awesome.


Stately is now available on the Amazon Appstore! Please let me know about your experience with the app on Fire OS. I don't actually have a Fire device to test on so I'd love to see screenshots and get feedback on it.

Drawkland wrote:Oh, I can still access the regions via the Explore tab, it was just odd that I couldn't click on the region links from a Telegram or the Activity page without it throwing up the error.

That's pretty weird -- the Activity page uses the same code as the Explore tab to open regions so both would usually fail together when there's a bug. I can open regions just fine on my end though so I can't reproduce this bug. Would you mind giving me the region name? You can send it to me via telegram if you'd like.

Drawkland wrote:Good to hear on spoiler, world, and banners.

I could imagine the difficulty of having to support the various BBCode formatting used in many factbooks. You'll probably have to get a lot of inspiration from the current mobile site for that. It's great to hear you're working on it, though!

That's about what I figured on the Forum part. I think at least having a link to the forum site from the sidebar would be optimal, opening it in whatever the phone's default browser is. Right now that's my only obstacle to using the app exclusively over the mobile site, is that I have to use the mobile site to get to the forums.

Again, thanks for all your hard work!


Yep, that would be a great starting point for factbooks! For the forums, it would be easy to just add a link on the navigation drawer, but the issue is that the forum isn't optimized for mobile to begin with, so it would be a bit of an awkward user experience.

Thanks for your feedback, and I'm glad you're liking the app. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions. :)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:50 pm
by The Danish Confederacy
Greater Tern wrote:
The Danish Confederacy wrote:Awesome.


Stately is now available on the Amazon Appstore! Please let me know about your experience with the app on Fire OS. I don't actually have a Fire device to test on so I'd love to see screenshots and get feedback on it.

Drawkland wrote:Oh, I can still access the regions via the Explore tab, it was just odd that I couldn't click on the region links from a Telegram or the Activity page without it throwing up the error.

That's pretty weird -- the Activity page uses the same code as the Explore tab to open regions so both would usually fail together when there's a bug. I can open regions just fine on my end though so I can't reproduce this bug. Would you mind giving me the region name? You can send it to me via telegram if you'd like.

Drawkland wrote:Good to hear on spoiler, world, and banners.

I could imagine the difficulty of having to support the various BBCode formatting used in many factbooks. You'll probably have to get a lot of inspiration from the current mobile site for that. It's great to hear you're working on it, though!

That's about what I figured on the Forum part. I think at least having a link to the forum site from the sidebar would be optimal, opening it in whatever the phone's default browser is. Right now that's my only obstacle to using the app exclusively over the mobile site, is that I have to use the mobile site to get to the forums.

Again, thanks for all your hard work!


Yep, that would be a great starting point for factbooks! For the forums, it would be easy to just add a link on the navigation drawer, but the issue is that the forum isn't optimized for mobile to begin with, so it would be a bit of an awkward user experience.

Thanks for your feedback, and I'm glad you're liking the app. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions. :)

I can give feedback, although I can't give screenshots. Not a function of fire devices that I know of.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:07 pm
by The Danish Confederacy
The Danish Confederacy wrote:
Greater Tern wrote:
Stately is now available on the Amazon Appstore! Please let me know about your experience with the app on Fire OS. I don't actually have a Fire device to test on so I'd love to see screenshots and get feedback on it.


That's pretty weird -- the Activity page uses the same code as the Explore tab to open regions so both would usually fail together when there's a bug. I can open regions just fine on my end though so I can't reproduce this bug. Would you mind giving me the region name? You can send it to me via telegram if you'd like.



Yep, that would be a great starting point for factbooks! For the forums, it would be easy to just add a link on the navigation drawer, but the issue is that the forum isn't optimized for mobile to begin with, so it would be a bit of an awkward user experience.

Thanks for your feedback, and I'm glad you're liking the app. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions. :)

I can give feedback, although I can't give screenshots. Not a function of fire devices that I know of.

Clap clap, to you, Greater Tern.
I used all 3 of my nations that are main (this, Past The Danish Confederacy, and The Time Lord-Danish Confederacy). I like how you incorporate a sort of "auto switch" list that lets people get to puppets easier. I noticed that ocassionly I pressed a button and it did another thing, but that could be my 5 second memory and big thumbs. I also like the simplistic design.
That's all. Excellent app for the one who doesn't use the forums.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:12 pm
by Greater Tern
The Danish Confederacy wrote:Clap clap, to you, Greater Tern.
I used all 3 of my nations that are main (this, Past The Danish Confederacy, and The Time Lord-Danish Confederacy). I like how you incorporate a sort of "auto switch" list that lets people get to puppets easier. I noticed that ocassionly I pressed a button and it did another thing, but that could be my 5 second memory and big thumbs. I also like the simplistic design.
That's all. Excellent app for the one who doesn't use the forums.

Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you got it working on Fire OS. If the button thing becomes an issue, please let me know and I can try looking into it.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:17 pm
by The Danish Confederacy
Greater Tern wrote:
The Danish Confederacy wrote:Clap clap, to you, Greater Tern.
I used all 3 of my nations that are main (this, Past The Danish Confederacy, and The Time Lord-Danish Confederacy). I like how you incorporate a sort of "auto switch" list that lets people get to puppets easier. I noticed that ocassionly I pressed a button and it did another thing, but that could be my 5 second memory and big thumbs. I also like the simplistic design.
That's all. Excellent app for the one who doesn't use the forums.

Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you got it working on Fire OS. If the button thing becomes an issue, please let me know and I can try looking into it.

Great Scott, I found a way to take screenshots!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:32 pm
by The Danish Confederacy
Oh, close out of stately then come back to the actual website, it requires you to log back in. Hmm.

http://i.imgur.com/UaLseWW.png
Graph

http://i.imgur.com/54OMd7B.png
Activity Feed

http://i.imgur.com/QYtyFAe.png
Issue Answered

Http://i.imgur.com/tNb7FsC.png
Adopting Position

http://i.imgur.com/56lM9XJ.png
Regional front page
(Images were 600x1000)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:42 pm
by Greater Tern
The Danish Confederacy wrote:Oh, close out of stately then come back to the actual website, it requires you to log back in. Hmm.

http://i.imgur.com/UaLseWW.png
Graph

http://i.imgur.com/54OMd7B.png
Activity Feed

http://i.imgur.com/QYtyFAe.png
Issue Answered

Http://i.imgur.com/tNb7FsC.png
Adopting Position

http://i.imgur.com/56lM9XJ.png
Regional front page
(Images were 600x1000)


Make sure you have "Stay logged in" checked when you're logging into the NS website to stop that from happening.

Thanks for the screenshots!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:43 pm
by The Danish Confederacy
Greater Tern wrote:
The Danish Confederacy wrote:Oh, close out of stately then come back to the actual website, it requires you to log back in. Hmm.

http://i.imgur.com/UaLseWW.png
Graph

http://i.imgur.com/54OMd7B.png
Activity Feed

http://i.imgur.com/QYtyFAe.png
Issue Answered

Http://i.imgur.com/tNb7FsC.png
Adopting Position

http://i.imgur.com/56lM9XJ.png
Regional front page
(Images were 600x1000)


Make sure you have "Stay logged in" checked when you're logging into the NS website to stop that from happening.

Thanks for the screenshots!

It was last I checked, but eh, what ever.
Excellent app.
Would have reviewed it on Amazon app store, but it no comply.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:46 pm
by Greater Tern
The Danish Confederacy wrote:It was last I checked, but eh, what ever.
Excellent app.
Would have reviewed it on Amazon app store, but it no comply.

What do you mean by 'no comply'? Is there an issue with the app on the Amazon Appstore? I'm not seeing any issues on the developer console. :S

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:16 pm
by The Danish Confederacy
Greater Tern wrote:
The Danish Confederacy wrote:It was last I checked, but eh, what ever.
Excellent app.
Would have reviewed it on Amazon app store, but it no comply.

What do you mean by 'no comply'? Is there an issue with the app on the Amazon Appstore? I'm not seeing any issues on the developer console. :S

Eh, it just wouldn't let me post the review. Has nothing to do with the app.
:)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:20 am
by Greater Tern
The Danish Confederacy wrote:Eh, it just wouldn't let me post the review. Has nothing to do with the app.
:)

Ah I see. Thanks again for your help! :)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:04 pm
by Greater Tern
Stately 1.5.2 has been pushed to both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. This update brings some bug fixes as well as improved support for spoiler tags. Please let me know what you think!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:44 am
by The Rouge Christmas State
Looks like a nice app, I'll give it a try. :)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:02 am
by Zocra
Greater Tern wrote:Stately 1.5.2 has been pushed to both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. This update brings some bug fixes as well as improved support for spoiler tags. Please let me know what you think!


Doesn't seem to be picking up:
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:30 am
by Greater Tern
Zocra wrote:Doesn't seem to be picking up:


This is what I see on my device:

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And here's the equivalent on the NS website:

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What happens when you tap on the link that says "[spoiler (id-0): Current Union Assemblymen]"?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:00 pm
by Zocra
Greater Tern wrote:What happens when you tap on the link that says "[spoiler (id-0): Current Union Assemblymen]"?

Oh yeah, it worked. I guess I should have tried to tap it first. Thanks!


I also have a feature suggestion:

I was wondering if you could make Welcome telegrams have their own descriptor instead of simply "Regional Telegram".

Here's my rough idea in image form:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:47 pm
by Greater Tern
Zocra wrote:I also have a feature suggestion:

I was wondering if you could make Welcome telegrams have their own descriptor instead of simply "Regional Telegram".

Here's my rough idea in image form:

Sure, I can add it to my list of planned features. Thanks for the suggestion!