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Hi guys

I recently finished an android app i made for myself, but i figured others might be able to use it aswell so i put it up on Google Play.

The application is called "What Board Game" and is meant to make it easier for you to figure out what game to play at a given moment. Using your BGG username it looks up your Collection and makes it easy for you to see what games to play with a given number of players and/or within a limited timespan.

From the eligible games you can either make the app pick one at random or get the "best match" based on the games' BGG rank and how well suited it has been voted for the given number of players.

The app is absolutely free and you can find it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.nezbo.whatb...

If you have any questions or feedback feel free to post here
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Looks good and the price is right. Thanks for putting your app out there for the rest of us to use.
 
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Great app.
What would be useful is if you could look at all the games that met the criteria, or at least the best match 20 or something. Then you can choose between a group of games.
For example a number of my games are ones I don't know how to play yet, so I wouldn't want one of those to be the only choice that is returned.
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Thanks for the positive feedback It might not be too obvious but the feature you (Tony) are talking about can be found by pressing the menu button on your device. Please tell me if it wasn't what you were looking for.
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Cool app, thanks!

Minor bug in Max Time: it seems to exclude games that have exactly what you entered. To test, I actually checked the games we played last night (I'd manually looked for 2 player games that were 20 minutes or less), and the one we ended up playing (Hive) didn't show up in the Valid list when I searched with 20 as the max, but did with 21, 30, etc.
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Damn a logical error ^^ That has now been fixed for the next update, but ill wait with that until there's some actual content change. Its annoying (for the users) to update too often Thanks for reporting it, and its nice to see others can use this app aswell.
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I hope you guys are satisfied with the app so far, I've just pushed another version to the marketplace with a lot of small features. You should be able to update it in a few hours (when processed by Google). If you have any requests or comments, please tell me here
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Great idea!

I'm goint to test it as soon as posible!
 
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Love the idea, but I'm having trouble getting it to work.
I have downloaded the app and entered my BGG user name, but when I ask it to choose a game the app tries to connect to my profile and either crashes or comes back with a list of no games (I have added games owned within my profile).
Is there something I'm not doing correctly, or is there some setting within my account that needs changing?

Thanks.
 
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I just downloaded it. Looks nice so far, but I'd really like the ability to search more than one user at a time.
 
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Is the "best match" button weighted towards my ranking for a game or bgg rankings?
 
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kvenosdel wrote:
Is the "best match" button weighted towards my ranking for a game or bgg rankings?


It looks at how good the game has been voted for the entered number of players (if any) and the games rank. Do you have any thoughts for or against looking at the user's "own" ranking of a game?
 
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EmilJJ wrote:
Do you have any thoughts for or against looking at the user's "own" ranking of a game?


It would be a lot more useful for me personally if my rating was considered.
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Lee Barl0w wrote:
Love the idea, but I'm having trouble getting it to work.
I have downloaded the app and entered my BGG user name, but when I ask it to choose a game the app tries to connect to my profile and either crashes or comes back with a list of no games (I have added games owned within my profile).
Is there something I'm not doing correctly, or is there some setting within my account that needs changing?

Thanks.


When implementing the possibility of listing multiple users i didn't know that you could have usernames here on BGG with space in, therefore the app will look at your username as two users (since it splits at space, comma and plus). I will fix this issue, but in the meanwhile you can "cheat" the app by writing "%20" instead of space in your username, like "Lee%20Barl0w" and it should work for now Hope you find the app useful, and i'll update it as soon as possible.
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VolcanoLotus wrote:
EmilJJ wrote:
Do you have any thoughts for or against looking at the user's "own" ranking of a game?


It would be a lot more useful for me personally if my rating was considered.


Cool, i'll see if i can find a meaningful way of getting that used in the weighing of the games. Possibly replacing the rank entirely if the user has entered rating for most of the games.
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Khedron wrote:
I just downloaded it. Looks nice so far, but I'd really like the ability to search more than one user at a time.


EmilJJ wrote:
Lee Barl0w wrote:
Love the idea, but I'm having trouble getting it to work.
I have downloaded the app and entered my BGG user name, but when I ask it to choose a game the app tries to connect to my profile and either crashes or comes back with a list of no games (I have added games owned within my profile).
Is there something I'm not doing correctly, or is there some setting within my account that needs changing?

Thanks.


When implementing the possibility of listing multiple users i didn't know that you could have usernames here on BGG with space in, therefore the app will look at your username as two users (since it splits at space, comma and plus). I will fix this issue, but in the meanwhile you can "cheat" the app by writing "%20" instead of space in your username, like "Lee%20Barl0w" and it should work for now Hope you find the app useful, and i'll update it as soon as possible.


Apparently it was already possible. It might be worth documenting somehow that you can search multiple users at a time.
Edit: And possibly being able to save a multi-user search in previous users, or allow selecting multiple previous users.
 
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Khedron wrote:
Khedron wrote:
I just downloaded it. Looks nice so far, but I'd really like the ability to search more than one user at a time.


EmilJJ wrote:
Lee Barl0w wrote:
Love the idea, but I'm having trouble getting it to work.
I have downloaded the app and entered my BGG user name, but when I ask it to choose a game the app tries to connect to my profile and either crashes or comes back with a list of no games (I have added games owned within my profile).
Is there something I'm not doing correctly, or is there some setting within my account that needs changing?

Thanks.


When implementing the possibility of listing multiple users i didn't know that you could have usernames here on BGG with space in, therefore the app will look at your username as two users (since it splits at space, comma and plus). I will fix this issue, but in the meanwhile you can "cheat" the app by writing "%20" instead of space in your username, like "Lee%20Barl0w" and it should work for now Hope you find the app useful, and i'll update it as soon as possible.


Apparently it was already possible. It might be worth documenting somehow that you can search multiple users at a time.
Edit: And possibly being able to save a multi-user search in previous users, or allow selecting multiple previous users.


Yeah, you're right about making the feature more obvious, i'll definately try to make the suggestions you're giving possible. Thanks for the feedback.
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Thank you, if I put the %20 in as suggested it works!

If I could make one suggestion; it would be that after a 'Best Match' has been found you could choose 'Next Best' to see the next suggestion and then the 'Next Best' after that etc...

Great app as it is though, thanks for your time and effort.

Edit - Having played with the app a bit more (and reading above) I've realised that you can get a list that meets your criteria and then sort by either Rank or Rating by going to the menu and choosing 'Show Valid Games'.
So in effect what I was asking for is already achievable.
 
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Lee Barl0w wrote:
Thank you, if I put the %20 in as suggested it works!

If I could make one suggestion; it would be that after a 'Best Match' has been found you could choose 'Next Best' to see the next suggestion and then the 'Next Best' after that etc...

Great app as it is though, thanks for your time and effort.

Edit - Having played with the app a bit more (and reading above) I've realised that you can get a list that meets your criteria and then sort by either Rank or Rating by going to the menu and choosing 'Show Valid Games'.
So in effect what I was asking for is already achievable.


Even though its achievable it should be more obvious. The ability to swipe through entries would be really nice.

I am for using my personal rankings as more important than BGG rankings. Many times BGG will say something is best for me when I already know I dislike that game.

EDIT: It would also be nice to be able to exclude expansions. I realize some allow for play with more people but when I look for a game for 4 and Dominion takes up a ton of entries, or a game for 2 with an LCG expansion list, it makes the app less usable.
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For supposedly "optional" fields, the thing seems awfully easily upset if I leave them out. It sits on "Loading user 0% 0/1 game" forever...
 
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I have now listed up all your suggestion and issues and will see if i can get it all implemented in a clever way
 
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Alright, I have good news and an annoyance. First of all I've implemented all the requests you have stated above, and the features are awesome, thanks a lot

There were one problem however, I had lost the publishfile for Google Play when formatting my harddrive, so the new version had to be published as a new app. It is called the same (What Board Game) and can be found using the link above (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.nezbo.whatb...). I hope you enjoy the changes nonetheless and you can, as usual, give any feedback right here

If you're in the giving christmas mood you can rate the app on Google Play aswell Thanks
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