Possibility of a damage grid application for iOS
Howdy! Rookie Cygnar scum in Baton Rouge, here.
Is there any interest in an iOS application to track damage to 'jacks and units?
We're envisioning an application that would let you build lists starting with generic damage grid templates (to avoid any IP issues). You would type in the name of the unit, build the grid layout, and add critical systems to the grid as needed. Think something similar to what Vassal already does, but conveniently stored on your iPhone or iPad for quick touch-based marking of damage and without built-in character/unit names. We could also aggregate some potentially useful functions such as timers, random number generators, etc.
Most importantly, what kind of rules does Privateer Press have about developing such applications? I imagine that using PP branding, logos and character/model names would be out of the question - especially if we were interested in recouping our efforts through a small download fee.
Any input is greatly appreciated, and if I have posted this in the wrong forum, I apologize in advance. If so, let me know where I need to move it!
You'd probably want to contact PP legal, but in general they don't like model stats to be included in fan works. You might be ok if you kept it "build your own" grids, but it would be better to ask PP directly. Mr. Waldher is their legal dude, I'm not sure what his email is but his ID here on the boards is PPS_Waldher.
Infernal since 30 September 2011
It reads the rulebook or it gets the hose again.
Originally Posted by Prime, p.30
Hey Valander, thanks for the feedback. Also: sup linux buddy?
I'll reach out to Mr. Waldher and see if he's interested in providing me with some information. Still interested in hearing feedback from other forums members.
Vassal uses a simliar system.
oh and please make it ipad friendly - like both players could use it
and for kicks - add a dice roller?
I would definately pay to download this. I hate having to look for and carry around a marker at all times :/
Also, in terms of layout, i think that what you would want is to have a zoomed out view with all the different cards but had the name that the person had added onto it visible. That way the player can click on the name of the card, allocate damage and then zoom back out so as to make sure that non get rubbed out.
How about being able to specify how much damage is being allocated to each location? For instance, 12 damage to location 1, then it auto fills in the spots.
There would have to be a way for you to incorporate the removal of damage points as well...
Please PM me if you want more feedback, if I knew how to make an app I would have made this about 12 months ago. I am more than happy to give you ideas so you can make some mulah