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Laszlo Molnar
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I believe a very simple, easy-to-make smartphone app with no need of any fancy graphic design could solve the problem of the Dutch auction clocks that get broken quite easily. It could be very simple, you set the starting bid & the steps, then it starts/stops upon touching and shows the numbers between the two.
Is there any idea how it could be made?
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What a top idea. I certainly buy it and tip some gg to the author.
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I offer 50 to the author.
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I'd match that 50
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I don't own the game and is not dutch, how does the clock work in detail?
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You set the hand of the clock to the max. Press the button (I guess) to start it moving counter-clockwise. As soon as someone presses the button (again), the hand stops and that's the amount of money they have "bid" for the item - they buy the item for this amount.
In case someone presses the button before the hand is at 200, the auction is re-started and the numbers are counted double (so if someone stops it at 160 then it meanst they have to pay 320).
That's it. So it's practically just a hand going counter-clockwise and stopping when the button is pressed.
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What's the item that is above 200?

Does the dial stops at 50 which is the lowest?

How fast does the dial turns? Video/Youtube will be good.

Would you pay 99c for an app like this?
 
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ykphuah wrote:
What's the item that is above 200?

"Start" and an arrow.
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Does the dial stops at 50 which is the lowest?

Yes it does.
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How fast does the dial turns? Video/Youtube will be good.

I don't know as mine is broken...
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Would you pay 99c for an app like this?

Yes.
 
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ykphuah wrote:

How fast does the dial turns? Video/Youtube will be good.


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created one a while ago when we broke the timer that came with his game. I've e-mailed him to see if his copy is available to others.
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I'll see what I can do and report back...
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I'll see what I can do and report back...


So are you going to give it out? Then I won't waste my time to do one.
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Unfortunately not - for copyright reasons the only way to put it out would be to remove the name and anything that associates it with the board game, which would mean more re-work than the time I can give to it.
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Unfortunately not - for copyright reasons the only way to put it out would be to remove the name and anything that associates it with the board game, which would mean more re-work than the time I can give to it.


Hmm, so I will face the same issue if I release an app for this.
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Unfortunately not - for copyright reasons the only way to put it out would be to remove the name and anything that associates it with the board game, which would mean more re-work than the time I can give to it.


Maybe make the repository public so a fellow BBG'er with time could fork and "purge" it of offending trade mark?
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kiwlm.dutc...
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Sorry to be dim, but what does this install onto?
 
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Looks like Android (?). And it looks very functional! My smartphone was broken just before Christmas and I'm still looking for the perfect new one but as soon as I buy that one I'm going to download and try this app.

Is it by you? Because if yes, I give you the 50 in advance.
 
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Yeah its by me! Hope I don't get into any copyright issues.

Let me know if you face any issues with the app.
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Is it just for android?
 
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Is it just for android?


Yeah. You are using iOS? Time to switch. whistle
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Seeing how my iPhone 5s arrived two weeks ago that isn't likely in the near future.
 
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Thank you for putting this up! I have one concern, though, and that's if a player gets over-excited and slams down on my tablet. Would it be possible and, if so, relatively easy to make the timer stoppable with a sound? I was thinking of putting out a bell, and as soon as someone rings the bell, the timer will stop. I have not programmed for Android, so I don't know how hard it would be, but I would appreciate it if it were implementable.
 
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ykphuah wrote:


The app has been removed
 
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Yes, apparently because of legal issues.
 
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