Re: [nbos] [AS] iOS viewer app?"Mike Oliver" Mon Jan 9th, 2012
That sounds exactly the kind of thing that would hit the button. Of
course, the ideal would be to run AS3 on my Android but I realise that
just isn't feasible. It's hard enough trying to get it to run on Linux!
As I understand your proposal, the user could have AS3 running on a PC
that can be accessed remotely by his/her Androd/iPad and everyone would
be able to view whatever the GM or referee wanted them to see. The GM
would be able to manipulate AS3 so that he could provide access to these
things for the players - is that correct?
If so, how would you see the GM exercising control over the PC? - would
your app provide the link or would the pad/tablet owner(s) need
something like LogMeIn or some kind of Citrix facility installed to
provide remote control over the PC? Which all sounds a little demanding
of an Android tablet running Android 2.2/2.3 OS even if an iPad could
As you can tell, I'm no expert in these things but I don't know whether
to get excited or heave a sigh and wish I had £400 or so to spend on an
[mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Tuck
Sent: 09 January 2012 00:48
Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] iOS viewer app?
I'm a long-time lurker on this list. However this thread makes me want
reply. I make iOS and Android apps for a living, and I specialize in
Augmented Reality apps. Mostly cute commercial stuff, but I've long
for something I can use to help me with my SF games.
I'm a big AS fan, though I've not used it in a couple of years.
But I'd like to open the floor to suggestions as to what people would
to see in an AS helper app. I'm not suggesting I would make it as such.
certainly don't want to interfere with nbos in any way. If they have
something in the pipe, fantastic. However I would be honored to help
crowd-design or at least make up a wish-list.
For starters, let me throw out that I'd like the mobile app to be able
be a remote control for the AS application running on the PC or mobile.
This would allow for easy control of data flow to other players, and if
all had our phones or tablets at a game... then we all just log onto a
server or service and we're all seeing the data the GM wants us to see.
Plus... if there was an AR function in there... it would allow the game
table to be treated as a kind of fake holographic projector. I do work
like this all the time. It's not hard. The point here is that all the
players would be able to see the star systems hovering over the playing
Anyway, that's my two cents. I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes
On Mon, 09 Jan 2012 02:27:07 +1100, Mike Oliver
> Wow! That's two of us!
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com] On Behalf Of Morkalg
> Sent: 07 January 2012 08:09
> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] iOS viewer app?
> I'd like to see a mobile app, on android.
> On Jan 7, 2012 12:30 AM, "Doug Jessee" <ldjessee-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone besides me want a way to view the systems and sectors
> created in AS on the web and/or an iOS device?
> I saw this app and thought of how cool it would be to just pass around
> my iPad to my players and let them take a look at the system or
> -Doug Jessee
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