If you follow me on twitter you will know that, apart from listening to rock music and playing DDO, I also write code. I work for a small software company in the UK that builds bespoke applications for companies.
Something I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while now is build apps. I’ve mentioned it a few times but, when it gets down to it, most of the time I cannot be bothered coding outside work. I like my free time.
So I need to focus and give up some spare time if I want to do this. I’d like to start with working on something small and simple (and free to whoever wants it) and what better than to combine my love of DDO with it? I’ve decided to write an app that will contain, if possible, puzzle solutions for use throughout the game.
I realise we already have an android app for the Shrouds light puzzle. In a way I will be duplicating this (I actually contacted the guy who wrote that and he let me have his code so I could write for other mobile formats), but my idea is to have other things in there. So far I have:-
- Demon Queen Riddle
- Deathwyrm raid mirrors
- Rackhams Trial (lever puzzle)
- Ghost of a Chance (end puzzle)
- Crucible maze
- Enter the Kobold
- Monastery of the Scorpion (though I could include this as part of the Shroud section)
Can anybody think of any other puzzles I could include? Also, I’d really like to know what mobile operating systems people use – just for my own planning. I have included a quick survey below 🙂 I’m intending to start by writing it for Windows then move on to iOS and Android, but the survey may change my plans 😀
Yes, some of you may be thinking it’s a waste of time. Lots of people have dual monitors and use the DDO wiki – but not everybody! And to be honest, this is just a way of getting me into coding apps 😀
Thanks for your time & (hopefully) suggestions 🙂