Update 6th February 2014...
The tool has now progressed to the release version with will be tested this weekend. If it looks good, I will release it to the community, shortly afterwards. Since I posted this blog entry, my blog has been red hot, which I guess means that you lot are very interested. :)
Since my last video there have been a number of new features including:
- Audio alerts for the timer and counter tools.
- A browsable games database.
- The ability to share games with other android devices that have the software.
To name a few!
In the meantime here is a screenshot of the release version...
|The Yellow text is readable in the actual app! |
This screenshot was taken with the Android emulator.
Intended useI imagine that airsoft marshals might design a game on this app, maybe even the night before gameday or during a pre-game marshal huddle with the lead marshal designing the game and the others copying the data. The the marshal(s) would have one or more ready to roll game(s) in their pocket. The structure of the mission designer encourages a marshal to address all the essential elements of a game at design time.
We have all been to a game briefing where all the essential elements have not been addressed before the briefing. (I have even delivered a few of these briefings. :P) It looks unprofessional and adds stress to the already stressful job of being a marshal. Having a scripted briefing on your phone means that you simply have to read the script.
The next problem this tool addresses, is a situation I see every game both from players and marshals. They turn to their neighbour and ask "Where do we respawn?", or "What are the life rules?" or "Where is our start point?". Now any player or marshal with this tool (who has recorded the game) has access to that information in their pocket.
Tell me moreIf you are at all interested in using the app, please register your interest by clicking this link. In the comments field, first of all let me know what you are interested in as I use this link for comments on all my blog posts. Then, let me know where in the world your airsoft field/site is (where you would like to use the app). Then, let me know your role at the site, i.e. Owner, Marshal, Player, etc,. Finally your website URL.
Here is an example of a correctly filled in comments:
I would like to know more about your Android App:
My site is BadAss Airsoft, Porkbend, Utah, USA.
I am the site owner
The site website is www.badassairsoft.com
Feel free to add any other useful comments about how it could be improved.
Any spam or incorrectly filled fields (including name and email) will be deleted.