OK, so, about a year ago, I had wondered about a DDO application for iPad (possibly on iPhone/Android??) that I could use to plan my character builds. After doing a little bit of forum searching, I'd found that there was no app on the market yet. I have a bit of computer science education from my high school classes and personal project and I'm now 17 and getting ready to head off to college to study Computer Science. I was wondering how you guys feel about a DDO application for the iPad. I feel like it would be good exposure to the field if I were to create an application like this. I have support from other college-bound computer scientists and I'm sure this would be a nice program to showcase as part of a resume or something in the future.
Now before moving on, I'd like to explain my reasoning behind a focus on iPads before any other device.
1. Display size - My vision of the app's UI is a lot better when thinking about producing on an iPad. An iPhone/iPod/Android would be more of a stretch (or should I say shrink) when it comes to making everything look good and being user friendly. I'm sure many of you are familiar with Ron's Character Planner available for Windows (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...er-Series-4-xx) and I'm pretty confident that I'd be able to produce an application like this for iOS.
2. My personal familiarity - I have zero experience with making applications for Android. I have been learning Xcode, however, and I'm pretty comfortable with the program language.
3. A tool for iOS users - Being a former Windows user, I feel the pain of Mac users who play DDO with the native Mac client. Those who use Bootcamp or some other program to allow Windows to run on their computer are not affected as much by the . However, I have had those moments when I wished I had a reliable program to plan my character builds on. There are a couple internet planners out there, but I don't feel like they are convenient or very user friendly.
Now, and exclusive iPad app is not set in stone.The application could be originally developed and released on the iPad and have other versions come at later times. So, I guess what I'm trying to ask is what do you guys think about the development of a DDO character planner application for the iPad? What are some other opinions you guys have about this application on other devices? And finally, would anyone really use this character planner?
This is an open discussion and any feedback is welcome. If you have any really quick questions(and you play on the Cannith server), you'll probably get a faster response if you send me an in-game tell(Valentina or Trielcice).
TL;DR -- Do you want a DDO character planner app for iPad & possibly other devices later on?