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Old June 15, 2015, 23:51   #1
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Requesting an Android dev

I am very interested in bringing a usable version of Angband to Android (Angdroid was a good start, but not quite enough), but (alas) do not have the patience to learn how to do it properly myself. I'd like to know if there are any devs out there who would be willing to work with me to bring such a thing to life.

What do I have to offer? Part of my job includes GUI/feature design & quality control for enterprise surveillance software. While that doesn't exactly scream Angband, it does mean I am familiar with setting realistic goals, writing bugs and user stories and configuring/monitoring version control platforms and issue trackers.

In short, I can provide the guidance and organization to bring an accessible Android port to life and (hopefully) spawn a new generation of addicts.

Any takers?
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Old June 18, 2015, 22:25   #2
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I don't think I can realistically get involved in this, but I would like to voice encouragement. While there would be a lot of coding involved, I think the trickiest part of this is working out how to do controls well on a small screen (even if you only aim at tablets). It might be helpful to note that you can change things like visual and missile range, and some other possibly relevant things from the edit file constants.txt.

If you do start making progress, I am certainly very happy to make changes that can smooth the way from the game end.
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Old June 18, 2015, 22:47   #3
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A while back I played around with different controls schemes on Angdroid.

I think you'll want to start with Sil since they've already cut down on the number of commands.

If you look at Sil's command list, there are only a few core commands plus some aliases. What I did was modify the custom soft-keyboard to include just the keys you require, I think it was like 10?, and then use swiping on the play area for movement. It was ok... but more work could be done.
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Nick - no action necessary. I am on it.

When the QT port is done, there will be an android version, including a full touchscreen interface for tablets and phones. About the only time a keyboard will be necessary will be to name the character.

Same for IPhone OS and IOS as well.
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Nick - no action necessary. I am on it.

When the QT port is done, there will be an android version, including a full touchscreen interface for tablets and phones. About the only time a keyboard will be necessary will be to name the character.

Same for IPhone OS and IOS as well.
You're a legend. This is for NPP I assume?
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You're a legend. This is for NPP I assume?
Yes, but when Angband taps into the QT port it will have all of those UI capabilities as well.
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