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impiaaa


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SporeBrowser Plus now available with many more features, including stats, comments, events, user pages, and now search! Download here!

Download the free version here.

Get the source for the free version here.


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MaxisDangerousYams


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Joined: 10/20/2008 18:30:28
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Excellent work
I hope this shows up in the store soon.

We would love to see more mobile Spore apps
DernGalaxyfist


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impiaaa wrote:Hey. I made an app for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Find out more here:
http://impiaaa.googlepages.com/sporebrowser
I'm sorry it's not on the App Store yet, but you can try it out in the iPhone Simulator (part of the free SDK).


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So cool! To bad i have no I-Phone. 5 Karma.

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BugSquash


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It looks good and works well on the simulator! Hopefully it will be in the store soon.

Some feedback...
•It would be nice if the whole description showed up for each creation, and not just one line. Comments would also be nice (at least to see existing ones, since the API doesn't allow you to add comments from the app).
•When showing a list of creations, it could show the creator's username beneath the creation's name, since there's plenty of white space.
•For creatures, maybe it could show the stats.
•It would be nice to be able to see creations for a certain user by typing in their name. Perhaps you could also add a preference option to enter your own username, then the app could show your buddy list.

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impiaaa


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BugSquash wrote:It looks good and works well on the simulator! Hopefully it will be in the store soon.

Some feedback...
•It would be nice if the whole description showed up for each creation, and not just one line. Comments would also be nice (at least to see existing ones, since the API doesn't allow you to add comments from the app).
•When showing a list of creations, it could show the creator's username beneath the creation's name, since there's plenty of white space.
•For creatures, maybe it could show the stats.
•It would be nice to be able to see creations for a certain user by typing in their name. Perhaps you could also add a preference option to enter your own username, then the app could show your buddy list.


Whoops, sorry! I actually have a new version that shows the entire description, but I haven't uploaded it yet. I'll do that now.

As for the other features, I was planning that they'd show up in another version ("SporeBrowser Plus") that would show up in the app store for a little donation

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impiaaa


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Now on the iTunes store! See above!

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MaxisDangerousYams


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That is fantastic news!
Congratulations!

Also, thank you for making it open source. Highly appreciated.
BugSquash


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If I use it for long enough on my 2G Touch, it crashes back to the home screen (possibly a memory issue). Also, sometimes there is a white box that covers parts of the app:

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impiaaa


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BugSquash wrote:If I use it for long enough on my 2G Touch, it crashes back to the home screen (possibly a memory issue). Also, sometimes there is a white box that covers parts of the app:

I must admit I have these problems too, and am working to fix them. I'm also working on the "plus" version.

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MaxisCactus


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Joined: 09/05/2008 20:28:29
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Wow, congratulations on making it onto boingboing with your app!

SporeBrowser: the third party, API-driven iPhone Spore-pedia

"The app has listings for the game's Featured creatures, top rated, most recent, popular and new, creatures from the Cute & Creepy Pack, Maxis's own, or simply a random -- and lets you drill down to that specific user's creatures from there."

Read the full article here





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impiaaa


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I've finished making SporeBrowser Plus, and is now pending upload to the App store. Added features:
-User pages
-User pic, tagline, created date, events, buddies, and creations
-Creation events, comments, and stats
-Creation type
-Save pictures of creations onto the device
-Many internal changes and bugfixes (will be incorperated into free version in a future update)
Plans for the future:
-User search
-Creation search
-Achievements
-User's subscribers
-Sporecasts
-Extended, more organized stats
-Creation parent
Stay tuned!

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jay942942


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Joined: 02/26/2009 19:54:34
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Awesome! I'm gonna download it for my 3G iPhone straight away!

Ursidae


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Joined: 01/23/2009 10:09:09
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Great work! and w00t my creature's on the preview I'll go download now!

TexasGamer


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Cool. I bought the pro version and reviewed it. Needs search ASAP though. Also, add Adventure types, ect.




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impiaaa


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I've actually already added search functionality to SB+, but Apple still hasn't finished reviewing the app for submission.

EDIT: Okay, now search is available.

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