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Discussion in 'Programming & Software Development' started by dalai_yoda, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. dalai_yoda

    dalai_yoda Member

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    G'day all,

    I'm looking for a few folks to help test an Android app. It's.. maybe an odd concept. It's a Licence Plate Simulator. (called Licence TK for now - suggestions welcome!) I'll let the video speak for the concept.



    Android only for now - Play Store Link
    You'll need to agree to be a tester with your Google account.

    The Remote app is on it's way, early version here (huge lag if incorrect IP is used), same deal.

    Cheers and thanks.
     
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  2. doug81

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    OK, seems like a basic enough idea. Editing the text & tagline was fine, but when I went to change the colours there were a few issues.

    • When I selected one of the template colour options it overwrote my text
    • When I went to edit the background, the palette opened up but didn't close when I clicked off of it
    • There was an error in the translate button
    On top of that, 6 digit limit seems strange when many plates are longer - should be easy to format based on characters up to 8 digits to cover these areas?

    Are you planning to have an email or download option to get a screenshot/image of the plate you created?

    Edit: Tested on Nexus 5 (not 5x)
     
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    Awesome, thanks heaps for the input Doug81!. Yeah, there's still plenty wrong. Putting it here is more just to help me prioritise. Some replies to your points -
    • Sorry about the text-overwrite. I'm changing that menu so text and colour editing are on the same screen. Will look into the overwriting while I'm there.
    • The pallette is still a little broken, yep.
    • Translations are all up the poo, and are there more just to remind me to fix up later, once I've finalised menu structure, etc.
    • The 6-digit formatting will be fixed to automatically format 'plate' style combos (xxx-###) etc, and leave words formatted as words.
    • There is sharing ability in there, just not shown for now. Try long-pressing the plate without a menu visible. I'll make the sharing ability more prominent a little down the track (after menu rebuilds etc.)
    Cheers & thanks again. There'll be an update tonight/early tomorrow.
     
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    Wait, I think the text overwrite was meant to happen. The four preset colour combos hold their own text&tag so that the 'remote' can flip/change the entire plate (colours & text). This is probably a bit unclear due to menu layout. All part of the fixing today. Thanks again!
     
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    Video doesn't seem to be working.
     
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    Embedding youtube is not that difficult...

     
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    Update went up last night, but still with a few bugs of course. Have also edited the original post with a couple things.

    • When I selected one of the template colour options it overwrote my text
      - Hopefully new layout is clearer about implying that text is on a kind of per-preset basis.
    • When I went to edit the background, the palette opened up but didn't close when I clicked off of it
      - Pallette is still a bit hinky, but improved.
    • The 6-digit formatting...
      - just tweaked the dialog text, still sorting how I want that to work
    • There was an error in the translate button
      - translations dropped for icons for now.
    • ...email or download option to get a screenshot/image...
      - there's a sharing button, but the image is not quite cropping right just yet. Will fix today.

    -Video fixed - thanks martini.txt

    • This is the result of a known UX issue.
    • Someone who doesn't post videos here regularly may not be aware of the unusual convention, or expect a perfectly fine URL to break things.
    • It's totally reasonable in 2016 to not-even-think-about whether board software will correctly cleanse and parse a - to repeat - perfectly fine, perfectly common, embed URL to it's own requirements.
    • No disrespect meant to Agg or His Works![*] (Although if I wanted the video to speak for itself, I coulda checked. Still, see above.)

    Thanks all.
     
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    I agree, I even offered to write some code to parse it properly due to how many people get it wrong initially but Agg wasn't interested.
     
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    dalai_yoda

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    All good Foliage, thanks for the interest. Also, I'm on a shitty 3G connection and had been having troubles with google/youtube all day, and assumed that explained the error. But this is all just notes for the UX team. On with stuff.

    Next update down the pipe:
    • Ignore 'Longpress to share' text - use the share button.
    • Share-image scaling should be fixed, maybe a bit off-center. The message app also seems to hold any old images until rotated to portrait at my end; still not sure if this is because of crappy messaging app, or fixable or what. So please let me know of any issues sharing images.
    • Pallette still behaving a bit hinky.
    • Just noticed preset text saving is misbehaving badly as well.
    • Settings button is non-functional & non-urgent, but there'll be a few extras there when it wakes up.

    Thanks again all.
     

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