How can we improve KTOMG?

App

Make an app for this website. Could be very beneficial, especially when it comes to push notifications and things like that. Just a thought.

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planned  ·  AdminKamran Ayub (Developer, Keep Track of My Games) responded  · 

The site has been designed to work on mobile devices—try opening the site on your phone, for example. You can even pin the site to your home screen! However, we know that many people expect to find an app on the store and we plan to release apps for iOS, Android, and Windows 10. We’re also planning to release a desktop version of KTOMG but all this requires some extra work to make offline browsing possible. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  • AdminKamran Ayub (Developer, Keep Track of My Games) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Have I considered it? Absolutely. But for now I decided not to do that, why?

    I don't think it'd be a good experience. When someone downloads an app, they implicitly demand some kind of guarantee--that this app will work on their phone most, if not all, of the time even when offline. Unfortunately, the website right now just isn't set up to handle that. What will happen when someone downloads this app and it's clunky, slow, and doesn't work sometimes? Negative reviews. Reviews make or break apps. People won't try it again once they've been burned.

    Soon the site will be ready to be native-mobile compatible. That's the entire motivation to spend time and rewrite the UI right now, it'll enable me to easily support offline mode, push notifications, etc.

    Once I feel comfortable the site and the native apps will be fast, offline ready, and easy to use, only then will we see a KTOMG app in the app store ;)

  • lloyd094 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Have you considered releasing a 'simple' web app, that is basically a browser that directs to this site? Then slowly adjust the UI to fit mobile better? This would allow a fast release, then later when you get the time a better app could be created that allows offline support, more 'native' features, etc.

    Just an idea.

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