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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by modestrock, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. modestrock

    modestrock Member
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    Sure kids play pokemon but today me and my buddies were trying to remember one of them. Wouldn't a pokedex app be pretty cool?
     

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  2. superdesi

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    I second that request. Just got back into pokemon emerald with the gba emulator app. PokeDex App would be sick!
     
  3. esstec

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    I've just uploaded a Pokedex app to the market. You can find it here:

    market://search?q=pname:uk.co.esstec.android.pokedex

    [​IMG]
     
  4. modestrock

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    Hell yeah! Jusy downloaded it. :)
     
  5. pinesal

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    Gotta catch 'em all!


    Wish it looked like a Pokedex instread of an Android App.

    Also did you have the right to charge for the Pokemon IP? It would be against the law to charge for it if you haven't got a license from Nintendo and should change the app to free.
     
  6. aneki

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    PDX
    no shiiiiit
     
  7. esstec

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    This app is unofficial and is not in any way authorised or created by the creators of the video games.

    To the best of my knowledge, this app complies with copyright law guidelines of "fair use" in the same way other commercial, unofficial game guides do. All images have been cropped and are being used in no way that replaces the original game. All characters, their names, places, and other aspects described are trademarked by their original owners.

    This app has used public domain sources for the information it contains and has not pulled any of it from the game. It doesn't contain screenshots of the game.

    Once again, the app is not designed to replace, or cause any damage to the marketability of the original games. It does not deride them in any way. If anything I hope it will do quite the opposite.
     
  8. pinesal

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    OK oK, if this qualifies as "fair use" then I apologize for accusing you of copyright infringement. I'm not a lawyer, I should shut up :p
     
  9. radikal

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    so what happened to this! i can't find it
     
  10. esstec

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    It's up here: market://search?q=pname:uk.co.esstec.android.pokedex
    Should be available in all locations and on any phone Android 1.5+
     
  11. reuven

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    Really great app, I just downloaded it. It would be even better if there were larger sprites, or maybe the official artwork on each pokemon's page. You can get them from bulbapedia pretty easily.
     
  12. esstec

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    Big artwork is definitely something I'm looking for, but Bulbapedia has a non-commercial license so I can't use any of their content. If you can find a decent public domain source of imagery, let me know and I'll do my best to get it in.
     
  13. reuven

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    There's a huge sprite resource here:
    Pokemon Elite 2000 - Sprite Resource
    And the images on bulbapedia are all actually official art by Ken Sugimori, so they aren't under the bulbapedia license.
     
  14. esstec

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    Excellent. Thanks. I'll have to look into it and figure out the best way to integrate them.

    On the one hand, everyone likes having everything local so it's fast and usable everywhere, but I can imagine that adding 493 larger images might make it prohibitively large.
     
  15. radikal

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    pretty cool stuff.
     
  16. reuven

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    Also, I've noticed a lot of pokemon are listed as unisex when they are not. Have you just not put that data into the database yet?
     
  17. esstec

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    Yeah - I noticed that. The database source I used doesn't seem to have male/female info for Pokemon that are only one sex. I changed a couple of them to test the code, but I need to go through them all and correct that.

    BTW - 1.3.0 is out with a 'By Type' page following a bunch of requests.
     
  18. esstec

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    Looking at it more closely, there is a bigger gap in the gender ratio info than I'd realised. I'll correct it and upload an update soon.
     
  19. xmr405o

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    You know what would be a really great app/game would be a pokemon based game using augmented reality. Similar to the SpecTrek game.

    I'm surprised that there isn't a game like that for the DSi.
     
  20. radikal

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    yes that would ROCK
     
  21. esstec

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    1.4.0 adds search by name or number :)
     
  22. esstec

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    1.5.0 - Adds strength/weakness info
     
  23. Gimpyfish62

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    The ability to mark which ones I "own" and sounds for each would be the easiest buy for me yet! I'd love it, keep that in mind for future updates. Sprite simple noises from the portable games would be great!
     
  24. esstec

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    I'm looking into including better artwork (after figuring out if I can - copyright) but it's around 8MB. Do I include it and make the app over 13MB in size or put them on the web and have them download when you look at them?

    I'm really looking for opinions on how big is too big for an app?
     
  25. esstec

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    1.6.0 - Added larger artwork (*beta*)

    It downloads the artwork when you first look at it, but it's then cached and will only be removed if your phone is running low on ROM space.
     

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