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Subject: Player helper app rss

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Daniel Larsen
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I did this http://imgur.com/a/CZoDi

I would love to hear what you think of this, if you have any suggestions, or if I'm violating the holy grail of analogue vs digital debate. There has been absolutely no commercial consideration gone into this, it is merely a personal hobby project.

The app has 4 primary features;

- a history of played cards.
- automatic production fase.
- useful little buy card button. (minus 3 gold, if available)
- and of course, play a card.

The purpose of the app is to, hopefully, provide a useful alternate choice for the only lacking element of the Terraforming Mars boardgame, the player board. It has to be noted though, that I absolutely love this game regardless of the player board <3 which is why I made this. Currently only supports iOS, not added to the app-store as this is only intended for personal use, until enough interest occurs. (By the approval and grace of Jacob Fryxelius)

This app does not aim to digitalize the game-components at all as it is my belief that it would subtract from the social atmosphere of playing the game. It is purely a tool that might aid resource and transaction management, while trying to maintain as much of the feel of the original design as possible.

Considered extensions are image recognition of cards, to skip the input of changing values.

Tell me what you think! Thanks
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Paulo Renato
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it seems like a good idea but I see no link to the app itself, just to a blog post about it
 
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Eric Brandt
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I believe he is working on it currently. That said, while this is a good idea, it seems like it would be much harder to get a peek at everyone's screens than it is to just look at the player boards.
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Daniel Larsen
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Yeah, case in point. I guess it is hard to get feedback without throwing the product out there. Currently I'm disregarding the appstore for obvious legal issues, I don't want to step on anyones toes.
However, if I had your iOS UDID number, I could add your phone/iPad to the test devices and throw you a link for app download.
 
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