I’m really enjoying playing with my Samsung Galaxy S3, and finding my way around the interface, which is quite different to my old iPhone 3G, but very intuitive, although I miss the “call voicemail” option that the iPhone had, instead I have to actually dial the number, unless I’m being really stupid and missing something obvious. I even tried to add the voicemail as a contact and tried to tell my phone to call voicemail, and quickly cancelled the google powered voice look up on the interweb that wasn’t my new contact :S
So, apart from some other non-Eve core apps, I’ve installed Aura. I am, to say the least, very impressed. I was quite sad to find a number of buttons resulted in a “coming soon(TM)” screen, but it’s very nice so far, and on the whole easy to use and pretty comprehensive. When the other parts are added (e.g. Corp wallets fully implimented), I’ll be an extremely happy Eve player.
Now, having looked at some basic information for developing apps, it does appear possible that somebody of my limited (or rather outdated, anyway) programming ability might be able to throw something together more specific for my personal Eve experience. I’m thinking of something more specific to help me monitor specific markets and such.
In reality, time will probably prohibit me even starting something a project like this – if I had that much spare time in front of a PC I’d actually rather spend it playing Eve. Still, it is a thought that I might develop into an outline during worktime lunch breaks now and then.
Android certainly “feels” less commercial than iOS. The iPhone always felt very slick and together, but also felt very constrained and it was very obviously hard-core commercial. The Galaxy S3 experience with Android is completely different. It has a beautiful screen and the way it just “works” is nice. I know I’ve only scratched the surface for what it can do so far, but already I wouldn’t want to go back to using iOS, at least not for a while anyway.
Makes me wonder how the Galaxy Tab and the iPad compare….
Other apps installed included WordPress (so I can blog on the go), Twitter (for #tweetfleet of course), and Google Reader (so I can keep up to date with all of the excellent Eve Blogs).
Next project is to look at how I can tweak the theme and also look for some more sounds to add – without breaking CCP’s IP, I might see if I can find something a bit that feels a bit “Eve”.