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[App] Kickstarter Browser

  1. #11

    Update!


    I hate how it feels like I'm spamming/bumping my own thread but I just want to keep you guys updated and hopefully get more feedback from you guys!


    So I've just got the post-Halloween update certified. Change log:


    Revamped start screen
    Added playback controls (Play, stop, mute, video time bar)
    Added video full screen playback
    Added sorting projects in search
    Added backgrounds
    Added browsing categories in search screen/start screen
    Squashed bugs


    So this is the first update based on feedback from users and feedback I've asked for from various forums. One point of feedback was really important. The user felt that when you first start the app you are welcomed with a screen with a huge gap in the middle. So I made the middle part dedicated for browsing through categories and all the searching should be done through the search screen. Another user told me that the app doesn't bring anything new to the table in terms of searching and finding, so I added more search options. The third big feedback I got was that the app was boring, colorless and not nice to look at, so I reworked the layouts and made it possible for the user to change background color/add background image. The last feedback I did take into consideration for this update was that the search screen was a bit confusing and that the video playback lacked features, so I rearranged the search screen a bit and added video playback features (it now has play, stop, mute, full screen and a timeline)
    So you see, I use the feedback I get to make the app better, please keep it coming and I will possibly implement it.














    Thanks

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  2. #12


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    This looks interesting, I have several kickstartr projects I follow.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    This looks interesting, I have several kickstartr projects I follow.
    I am glad to inform you that the next update will implement the ability to pin project to start menu screen and they will be updated once every hour to give you the latest stats.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by XanderApps View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    This looks interesting, I have several kickstartr projects I follow.
    I am glad to inform you that the next update will implement the ability to pin project to start menu screen and they will be updated once every hour to give you the latest stats.
    Niceee! But maybe it's better to give users the ability to choose how frequent the project live tiles updates, every hour is maybe too frequent.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XanderApps View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    This looks interesting, I have several kickstartr projects I follow.
    I am glad to inform you that the next update will implement the ability to pin project to start menu screen and they will be updated once every hour to give you the latest stats.
    Niceee! But maybe it's better to give users the ability to choose how frequent the project live tiles updates, every hour is maybe too frequent.
    Good point, I will keep that in mind!
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  6. #16


    MrShowDown, I'm sorry to tell you this but I chose not to give the user the ability to change update rate in this update.

    Without further ado, here is the release for version 1.2.5 (the livetile update):



    [Changelist]
    Added more backgrounds
    Added ability to create live tiles of projects
    Added all subcategories to browsing
    Refined browsing
    Fixed bugs
    Added Help/FAQ to top appbar
    Moved settings to top appbar

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  7. #17

    Latest


    This is the last update this year. Well, it's a few updates since I last posted but I thought I might as well post now


    -Changes in version 1.2.7-
    Revamped most pages for a more unified look
    Fixed FAQ/Description load bug due to changes of kickstarter.com
    Removed "find atleast xx projects" slider


    -Changes in version 1.2.6-
    Separated browse and search, added browse screen
    Made search faster
    Fixed bug where background color wouldn't load
    Many minor bug fixes and clean up code


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