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Old 2012-04-16, 05:03 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Question Planetside 2 iPhone App


Hi All !

over the last couple of weeks I've been doing the ground work for an iPhone/iPad app specifically for Planetside 2 and its been coming along quite nicely. I'm planning for it to mainly focus on statistics at this point using the JSON/XML feeds offered up by SOE. My question is, what would you like/expect to see in such an app? Please note that it will be limited to what the devs offer up, so be realistic. Remote access, ingame chat, ability to change certs and other things that require authentication will almost certainly be an internal SOE only affair.

So far the sections I'm planning for (assuming the data feeds for each of these are available) are:

Personal Stats - You will be able to configure multiple characters that you can easily swap between. There will be a summary section that contains a number of statistics including but not limited to character name/outfit, current rank, implants, cert point level. Then additional sections for Total Kills, Daily Kills, Weapon Kills breakdown, Vehicle Kills breakdown all in both number and graph form. The devs seem to have alluded to character activity feeds, but information on this is thin on the ground. You will also have a link from your personal stats page to your outfit so you can see their stats. There might be scope for a cert breakdown section, again.. all depending on what's offered up.

Leaderboards - So far I can only really presume that what was available in PS1 will be in PS2 stats wise, so Overall leaderboard, outfit points leaderboard and faction leaderboard. Hopefully they will offer up really specific leaderboards so we can drill down into support, vehicles, classes maybe even command? All these like in PS1 will probably be server based, maybe they will have a global one. Who knows.

Live World - Its been suggested that some form of live world information will be available by data feed, how this will be presented is obviously still up in the air.. But I have a lot of cool ideas about what's possible .

Search - Again, highly dependent on whether this is provided.. It would be nice to have a section where you could search characters/outfits and have a look at their stats.

About - Full of general info about the game, to be honest this will be left till last.. I'm sure there will be many fine wiki's like the one here at PSU which will do a better job than mine will be able to. Maybe it will simply display wiki information or embed it somehow in the app.


Currently I don't have any plans provide an app on other platforms at least initially, maybe in the future if there is demand.

Thanks in advance for your replies,

-SF

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Old 2012-04-16, 05:10 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Outfit stats?
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Old 2012-04-16, 05:16 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Certtimer or when is the cert "learned". Alarm for that like:

XY had been certed XZ and XE are now availible

but btw i dont even have a iphone well then fuck it
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Old 2012-04-16, 05:20 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Outfit stats?
Yeah, the current plan is to link to your outfit straight from your character summary page. The Search functionality (if there is such a thing) would open up the same outfit page but from that section. The outfit stats (depending on whats available again) would hopefully contain stuff like emblem, outfit points, a list of members (which would expand to a similar UI to the personal stats section when you click on someone, with the same level of detail).
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Old 2012-04-16, 05:21 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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I talked about this awhile ago more about there website and the Soe marketing guy said this.


Originally Posted by RadarX View Post
We are continually in the process of making adjustments and improvements to our websites. I can tell you first hand many of us use iPhones so I'll be sure to bring this up.
http://www.planetside-universe.com/s...ad.php?t=38864

But higby said they want people to make apple app too
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Old 2012-04-16, 05:25 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Originally Posted by CollinBRTD View Post
Certtimer or when is the cert "learned". Alarm for that like:

XY had been certed XZ and XE are now availible

but btw i dont even have a iphone well then fuck it
, nice idea. I don't think that I could get push type notifications from SOE for this sort of stuff, but its something to think about. Maybe it could be a projected based on what type of subscription you have, offline progression and how often you play and give some sort of countdown.
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Old 2012-04-16, 05:32 AM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Originally Posted by Magpie View Post
I talked about this awhile ago more about there website and the Soe marketing guy said this.



http://www.planetside-universe.com/s...ad.php?t=38864

But higby said they want people to make apple app too
The app will do more than just embed what's offered up on the website so whether flash is used there isn't a biggie, if anything it will push more people to use a good app. Thanks for the heads up though.
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Old 2012-04-16, 05:52 AM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Maybe you can ask Sony to sell Station Cash via this app and get some in return for that. Like a reseller.

I would dream about some kind of Mission editor
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Old 2012-04-16, 06:10 AM   [Ignore Me] #9
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A "fire OS at following coordinates:" button
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Old 2012-04-16, 06:14 AM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Far Cry 3 is going to have a system where you can change your loadouts and save them for later. Once again this would require clearence from SOE i guess though.

How about Cont updates, surely there will be some kindof outward display somewhere that states "Cyssor is locked by the NC"... etc.
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Old 2012-04-16, 06:19 AM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Originally Posted by CollinBRTD View Post
I would dream about some kind of Mission editor
As a guy with 2 Cr5 I would agree, but that would require remote authentication which I very much doubt is on the cards. I doubt (and hope) they don't make each factions missions available via data feed because then it would be too easy for the opposite faction to directly counter them.

Commanders would end up spending half their time watching the opposite factions mission feeds to decide their strategy. Makes sense for SOE to try and restrict this info as much as possible, how they will manage that is a very good question with a free to play game.

A thought that just came to me is maybe intel gathering could even be built into the game mechanics, for example cloakers being able to hack out random mission intel from the opposite faction, it should be hard to achieve. But sounds a pretty awesome concept.
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Old 2012-04-16, 06:21 AM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Originally Posted by Cosmical View Post
How about Cont updates, surely there will be some kindof outward display somewhere that states "Cyssor is locked by the NC"... etc.
Yeah, that will hopefully come in the live world section, hopefully with hotspot displays, cont locks, population balance, benefits etc.
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Old 2012-04-16, 08:02 AM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Do one in Android, all the cool kids have HTC phones.
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I'm working on a windows phone 7 app and a Windows 8 app.
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Please, do it for Android.
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