Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Capsuleer iPhone Application almost here!

Fellow EVE blogger Roc Wieler and his partner, PyjamaSam, have been stealthily working over the last few weeks on an iPhone application that will let you keep track of your character's skill training.

The application, Capsuleer, was recently submitted to Apple and is currently being reviewed. From the screenshots I've seen, Capsuleer looks beautiful. Which is what I would expect to see with an EVE Online application on my iPod touch.

Now I know that there's another iPhone app available, but I'm excited about Capsuleer because of its features:
  • No manual API key entry.
    Adding pilots is as easy as sending an email to your phone.
  • Multiple account and multiple pilot one step entry.
    Select all your pilots, or any combination thereof, in one easy step.
  • Smart Character application Management.
    If you enter 1 character into the app, the next time you add characters, it will only display your remaining two. If you enter 2 characters initially, the next time you add characters, it will automatically add the third.
  • Easy to use, visually pleasing interface.
  • Real time countdown timer with end date and time in long format
    (Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 8:34 AM)
  • Color coded timer as visual warning for skill completion
    (yellow = 25% time remaining, red= 10% time remaining)
  • Displays Current Skill Points and current ISK total
  • Displays EVE Online avatar
  • Previous state memory.
    Will load the last character you were viewing.
  • Displays skill description of current skill training
  • Racial backgrounds per character (can be disabled in options)
Amazing, n'est-ce pas!

While we're waiting for Apple to release the application on the App Store, Roc's been kind enough to provide us with a nice desktop background.

Get it here! Image courtesy of Roc Wieler.


Anonymous said...

Thats awesome! Can't wait for this to come out and add it to my 3G iPhone!

Spectre said...

Sounds cool. I have been using Eve Tracker but I'll have to try this out as well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. We are very excited about Capsuleer and already have great plans for v1.1

CrazyKinux said...

I just can't wait! What, version 1.1? Bring it on!

Anonymous said...

This looks really cool.

Anonymous said...

Very nice can't wait for it to come out!
Currently I'm using eve tracker to keep account and I like the fact that I can also plan the skill by it's prediction timer, though it doesn't take implants and previously trained skills into consideration.
I'll be looking for it!

CrazyKinux said...

@James - It really does!

@Tony - The whole API code entry thing in EVE Tracker drove me crazy until it worked the Nth time.

Anonymous said...

@James - Does that mean we can have a Massively article?

@Tony - We only show the currently training skill in v1.0. v1.1 will show that in red if it finishes during a downtime and we have some other interesting skill integrations users will love.

Rowan Bourn said...

The lure of Eve is getting stronger and stronger with each day. This would be pretty cool to have.