#1 Edited by Freek (91 posts) -

Update: Site is live! Click Here (or go to http://gamersfeed.com)

Yes I need to work on the name :P.

I started work on a iPhone/iPod Touch web app in my free time the past couple of days. I have never made anything for the iPhone/iPod touch before so thought I would have some fun and give it a go.

Thought I would give a little preview of what I have been working on and what is to come. This is very early in development stages, but hopefully shouldn't take to long to get it out and in use.

So here are some screenshots of the character view page:

This is the character overview page. Will most likely move some stuff around.
















If you scroll down a little you will see this list, and just click to view one.















Part of the description page.














All the games, click one to go to its page :)














Also here is the main menu:


This kind of gives you an overview of what I plan on supporting.

Hope you guys like it so far.

Seth





#2 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -
Freek said:
"If you scroll down a little you will see this list, and just lick to view one."
:)

Anyway, it looks very nice. I hope to see more.
#3 Posted by Freek (91 posts) -

Oops :P, you could also click it if you like!

#4 Posted by doogiemac (22 posts) -

Looking really great so far. Are you thinking about making it open source?  I've never written an iPhone app, but I'm interested in doing so, and it'd be cool to study your app as you write it.  I'd also be a little more motivated and willing to help out with things here and there.

#5 Posted by killerjt (137 posts) -

Looks great!  I would like the main page to look like the quick-bar on the iPhone or the bar in Sportacular.  It look alot like the iPod in the iPhone.

#6 Posted by Lieutenant (347 posts) -

That looks fantastic. I've been anxious to see one of these pop up.

#7 Posted by Freek (91 posts) -

Just wanted to give an update and let everyone know that work is coming along great so far.

I have finished up the pages to view accessories, characters, companies, games, objects, and hard at work on the other pages.

I also have got a big chunk of the search done (which is the center of everything :P)

I will be looking for a few "beta" testers to go through the site and take a look around see if they run across any bugs, and make sure everything looks good, and give feedback. If you are interested please send me a PM and I will contact you when I am ready to have you break the site! (Please own a iPhone / iPod Touch)

#8 Posted by Player1 (3852 posts) -

NICE! I was hoping sombody would do this!


Make sure to tell us when it is finished. 

I'll be a beta tester if you need me to. 

Just pm me. 
#9 Posted by Seedofpower (3925 posts) -

Wow, keep it up dude. If I an ipod or iphone i would get this in a heart beat.

#10 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -
Will you be able to edit the wikis and post in forums?
#11 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -
dsplayer1010 said:
"Will you be able to edit the wikis and post in forums?"
The API doesn't allow for either of those, so no.
If anyone was going to make an app to do that, it would have to be the Whiskey Media guys.
#12 Posted by Chaser324 (6325 posts) -

I'm not sure I would really want to edit a wiki article on my iPhone anyway.

Moderator
#13 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2227 posts) -
LordAndrew said:
"dsplayer1010 said:
"Will you be able to edit the wikis and post in forums?"
The API doesn't allow for either of those, so no.If anyone was going to make an app to do that, it would have to be the Whiskey Media guys."
Oh. I did not know that.
#14 Posted by Snail (8580 posts) -
#15 Posted by Freek (91 posts) -

Alright, I am gonna go ahead and throw it out for everyone to start using. Still some minor things might need some work, but should be fully functional (except for the Bombcast section).

You can access it here (http://gamersfeed.com)!

There is still many features I will be adding (better filtering, advanced search, etc). But I hope everyone enjoys it, and gets some use out of it :).

If you see any bugs please be sure to email me at bugs@gamersfeed.com.

#16 Posted by Jayge_ (10222 posts) -

Sweet.


I wish there was a PSP GB compatibility mode, but that would be worthless to code.
#17 Posted by Freek (91 posts) -

I do plan on doing some more mobile platforms since the site is modular (using a template engine).

It may be a possibility once I have everything running smooth.

#18 Edited by natetodamax (19170 posts) -

So wait, is it out yet? It looks pretty awesome man. NIcely done

More importantly, will it cost anything to download?

#19 Posted by Freek (91 posts) -
#20 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -
Freek said:
"Yea its out, this is actually a Web App, so just browse to it in Safari. http://gamersfeed.com"
Oh, I get it. Cool!
#21 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

Do you plan on doing something about those links? If a link points to http://i.gamersfeed.com/nintendo/65-90/ it should be possible to parse the URL to grab the ID and direct the user to the appropriate page on iBomb, no?
You'd have to keep track of stuff like 61=game, 65=company, and so on, but it would make things a lot easier for users who don't want to have to search it themselves or go to the site on their iPhone.

#22 Edited by Freek (91 posts) -

I sure do, that is next on my list once I get some time (hopefully tonight). That is just a temporary solution so I am not sending people to a 404 error.

Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming :).

#23 Posted by Freek (91 posts) -

Just an update. There was a change in the structure that the API returns results that broke my site, and I didn't even notice :P.

So everything should be up and running again, and hopefully hold you off until the official Giant Bomb app is released.

#24 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -

You've done a really nice job on the app! I stopped using it a while ago because for some reason it wasn't functioning on my iPod, but it seems to be working fine now.

#25 Edited by Freek (91 posts) -

Well I just pushed an update out.
 
It now supports the Bombcast and Videos, both you can watch/listen right from your iPhone or iPod Touch. Hope to do user reviews, new releases and some other things next.
 
http://i.gamersfeed.com

#26 Posted by KamasamaK (2408 posts) -
@Freek: Do you still "plan on doing some more mobile platforms"? There seems to be demand for an Android app.
#27 Edited by Buscemi (1106 posts) -
@Kamasama said:

" @Freek: Do you still "plan on doing some more mobile platforms"? There seems to be demand for an Android app. "

 What's the difference between the browser in Android and iPhone? Can't you just go to the site and start surfing?
#28 Posted by Freek (91 posts) -

Well user reviews are now active :)
 
Sample here:  User Reviews .

#29 Posted by KamasamaK (2408 posts) -
@Freek: The scores displayed don't seem to account for the half stars that are possible with user reviews. And there appear to be some weird formatting bugs all around, most notably with some characters being turned into gibberish like "“".
#30 Edited by Freek (91 posts) -
@Kamasama said:

" @Freek: The scores displayed don't seem to account for the half stars that are possible with user reviews. And there appear to be some weird formatting bugs all around, most notably with some characters being turned into gibberish like "“". "

Hrm... the API doesn't seem to show the .5 score, for example  this review is a 4.5 on the site, yet the API only responds with a 4, so it might be a bug.
 
As for the odd characters seems to be an encoding problem, I changed the encoding see if that looks better. If not could you post a link to a page one of the errors so I can take a look. 
 
Thanks Kamasama.
#31 Edited by KamasamaK (2408 posts) -
@Freek: Looks like changing the encoding fixed the second problem. The other formatting problems seem unimportant by comparison -- images being improperly placed and a space being appended to links, italics, and possibly more. Links should be easy to find, but the italics can be found in Most Popular Achievements (10/24 - 10/30) and Go Watch Captain N (Actually, Go Watch Pole Position) (because of how they're created, the links will likely be changed by the time you click them).

I guess there's not much you can do with the bug except reporting it.
#32 Posted by Freek (91 posts) -
#33 Posted by Freek (91 posts) -

Whelp, since Whiskey Media is coming out with there own nice mobile version of the site for all there sites (WOOT!), I am gonna stop development on this. I was actually working on my own platform so I couldn't launch mobile sites for the other sites easily but don't see a reason now.
 
Will still leave this up and everything since I think the Whisky Media version will be part of the premium subscription.
 
Thanks to everyone that had an interest and has used the site!