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Posted: Dec 30th 2008 11:21PM Mynxee said

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Why in the world would they reinvent the wheel when apps like Capsuleer are already so far along and heading in most definitely the right direction?!

Posted: Jan 1st 2009 9:20PM Lateris said

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What does Capsuleer do?

Posted: Jan 2nd 2009 11:36AM (Unverified) said

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As I understand it, it does some of what EVEmon does, only it does it on an iPhone and looks really cool in the process.
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Posted: Dec 31st 2008 8:16AM Wgraves said

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well they could do what all good companies do and just buy the capsuleer makers outright.

but on another note.... WHHEEEEEEEEEEE! eve for iphone would make me buy an iphone, i have an ipod touch now but the functionality without the phone is somewhat lacking.

Posted: Dec 31st 2008 4:22PM (Unverified) said

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Capsuleer currently has a Character Overview section showing your ISK, SP and currently training skill, with an easy to see visual indicator, as well as date and time, of finish time.

v1.1 is just around the corner with many new features, including a EVE newsreader, and a Skill Browser, as well as an extended Character Overview.

v1.2 already has plans of including many of the mentioned features.

http://capsuleer.wordpress.com

Posted: Jan 1st 2009 9:19AM (Unverified) said

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"Mynxee said...

Why in the world would they reinvent the wheel when apps like Capsuleer are already so far along and heading in most definitely the right direction?! "

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Well, I would imagine that the idea would eventually to allow limited interaction with the game servers themselves. one of the things players have been asking for since EVE launched is the ability to change skill trains when away from your gaming machine. IE: through a web interface or some kind of third party program.

The EVE developers have been resistant to this idea for a whole host of very logical reasons (not the least of which is massive security holes that poorly written apps could cause). But this partnerships shows that they also see the logic in having these types of apps available and may be looking for a secure method of allowing limited live game interaction outside an EVE client.

It's news stories like this that remind me of just how far ahead the EVE developers are when compared to other MMO developers. Even the much-vaunted WOW Devs aren't this forward-thinking. it makes me proud (in a small way) to be a part of such a great game (as a player).

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