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Parkour and Freerunning => Parkour And Freerunning => Topic started by: Greg Davis on October 15, 2010, 05:05:04 AM

Title: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 15, 2010, 05:05:04 AM
Okay, I have brought this up before but since then I have found out how to develop from my PC (and not a mac) and I have taken a couple tutorials. So without holding off any longer I have decided I would begin the research phase of my app which begins here =] I will ask a series of numbered questions. Try and answer all of them unless of course you don't like the idea =] then just answer the first.

Let's begin:

1. Does this app make sense for you?
2. Would you use this app on a regular basis?
3. Do you or someone you train with have access to an iPhone at all times?
4. Would you pay even $.99 for this app?
5. IF the app were to go in to development, what features would you like to see?
6. If you have thoughts or ideas, describe what you see when you picture an APK app as far as layout, color scheme, themes, and overall design.

Keep in mind, this will be my first major app. Unfortunately, because I am underpaid as it is, I may have to charge .99 because it costs $100 to become an app developer through apple. If you guys would absolutely be turned off by the idea of being charged .99 for an app please let me know in your answers. Be as detailed or as general as you want. I will begin th InDEV stage immediately but I will only be working with the programming and operations as of right now rather than the actualy design scheme. Thanks guys for any help and support you can offer. Hopefully I can get APK in on it and get a little financial support, but for right now I will work on the design so I have something to show them when they ask why they should help me out =]

~ Greg

UPDATE: 10/18/2010
Development of App using Flash has been halted indefinitely due to Apple's proprietary ways.
It's a shame yes, but not to worry, there are alternatives.
Because most of the app would have been online anyway, a webapp has gone inDev.

It doesn't have as many design options but it should have the same functionality in the end.

I am ALSO working on turning my desktop PC into a Mac using Hackint0sh. If I can accomplish this I will begin the inDev stage of a native iphone and ipod touch app.

But for now, you're stuck with a webapp. It may sound bad but you still have an icon and you can still launch it from the home screen. It just all takes place online. Screens to come!
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Patrick Witbrod on October 15, 2010, 05:32:14 AM
1. Does this app make sense for you?
       Depending on what it does.
2. Would you use this app on a regular basis?
       Yes most likely
3. Do you or someone you train with have access to an iPhone at all times?
      I have an Ipod touch and where I train has campus wide wifi. I also wouldn't use it while training I would use it while planning or eating luch.
4. Would you pay even $.99 for this app? Yes

5. IF the app were to go in to development, what features would you like to see? APK tutorials, hot spot map for the traveling traceur, homepage access for articles, I would leave the forum out though. We don't want it to be like facebook. "I just bailed a kong lolz" No one wants that. If it's that important they can but the extra work of going to safari.   

6. If you have thoughts or ideas, describe what you see when you picture an APK app as far as layout, color scheme, themes, and overall design.
Yeah i don't have any design skills so next person
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Mark Toorock on October 15, 2010, 05:59:36 AM
Well, I have to start with -

If it is an APK app or done through APK, then we need to discuss the business end of it separately.

Second, you haven't stated (in this thread anyway) what the app would do. Simply asking people what features it should have is a whole step behind saying "I'm making an app"

What do YOU feel the app should do?

Then I think people can answer the questions.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 15, 2010, 06:37:38 AM
hmm...

well then I would have to agree with most of what Patrick said.

And obviously the business end would come much later down the road after I have examples and everything to show you.

As far as the app goes it would have various sections (more than likely a lot of web links)
- Basically there would be a section for Tutorials that could link to the APK tutorials on YouTube
- There would be an inspiration section that could link to APKs YouTube channel
- There would be a forums button on the front, and while it won't allow you to update post or anything from inside the app it WOULD take you directly to the forums from the app rather than having to go through the extra trouble of opening up safari and making your way to the forums
- There would be a hotspot map where people can either pinpoint their location (using GPS) as a hotspot or type in the location directly. (this would more than likely be done with Google Maps)
- I would attempt to implement geotagged photos. People could take a photo of their training location and that would save a gps location (maybe on the hotspot map itself)
- Pages that show a clear definition of Parkour and Freerunning for when you need to explain it to someone
- An RSS feed from the front page of APK
- I would also like to add Push notifications so that you can get instant updates on new PMs and subscribed thread responses.

Essentially it would be APK wrapped up into a sleek little Iphonized package.

I personally knew what I wanted to do and I suppose it was selfish not to post my ideas first but I figured as people's ideas rolled out I would get more and more involved in the idea phase. I just figured I would find out what people's first response was. But anywho, that's my idea, and if you would like to have a further discussion of the business end feel free to email me or I will email you when I get closer to having an actual app.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Mark Toorock on October 15, 2010, 07:10:19 AM
OK, so it sounds like what you really want is a better mobile version of the website ...

Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 15, 2010, 07:18:25 AM
Essentially yeah, I mean, an APK really wouldn't be an APK app if it wasn't the website in your palm.

It would just make accessing everything you do clean and organized rather than trying to browse Safari on your phone (which would eat battery life faster than a few clicks in an app)

the hopeful addition of the hotspot map would make it unique and at least make it worth while for some, but that will no doubt be the hardest part of this whole thing.

hopefully you support it... because you're kind of the one that counts here lol

UPDATE:

I got excited =P here's a springboard screeny

believe it or not, there is a little UI in that app, no it's not photoshopped =]

anywho, I won't show you the inside yet cuz it's not pretty... at all... and it's SO basic lol

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af353/GregPxC/iPhoneAppScreen.png)

just for fun =]
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Joel PK on October 15, 2010, 08:10:55 AM
I really like the idea of accessing the forums, but not being able to post. So if someone needs some help, they can just search the forums! That's all Mark really wants anyways is people to search more ;) (which I fully agree with)

I also like the idea of implementation of hotspots map, but I think that should be seperate from APK's hotspot map. APK's map has smaller number of greeeeat places, what you're thinking is more of a larger list of people's opinions on good training spots. Maybe have the ability (using GPS) to put up a spot on the map that you find very great for training and a rating system of your opinion (1-5) on how good it is. You could then upload pictures and descriptions of what it's good for, some pros cons, etc.

That's what appeals to me the most is to have lots and lots of decent training spots, more flexibility. I support this idea and would pay a buck for it! ....if I had an iPhone :P
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 15, 2010, 08:21:22 AM
Unfortunately, as much as I can try I am not quite sure there is a way to search the forums from the app. I could link to the search page but then it would be all to easy to login and just post. BUT if the button directly linked to the search page it may drive people to search rather than navigating through the login process and all. And believe me, posting on an iPhone is not a great experience lol I am doing it right now and the lag is awful (purely because APKs theme and such is a lot for mobile safari) anyway, I will search high and low for a dedicated search function. I like that idea a lot. I was thinking, if I had to have ads (blah) they could be non smoking, non narcotic ads. If it's gonna be free it'll have to be ad supported =/

Also, the hotspot map would be totally unrelated to the apk one. It would be completely based on gps and location although, for those with a touch or if you forget to connect while you're training it will have the ability to manually enter a location. And then, yes, add pictures, descriptions, and possibly ratings.

I want to say it could be similar to an app called foursquare. Users could "check in" at a hotspot which could in turn alert your friends, that you have added, of your location at that time. Obviously due to privacy issues this setting will be optional.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Scags on October 15, 2010, 01:29:39 PM
1. Does this app make sense for you?
   - Depends on the overall and final functions of it.
2. Would you use this app on a regular basis?
   - More than likely.
3. Do you or someone you train with have access to an iPhone at all times?
   - Not an iPhone, but an iPod.  It should be a universal App if your going through Apple.
4. Would you pay even $.99 for this app?
   - If I saw what it provided as useful to me.
5. IF the app were to go in to development, what features would you like to see?
   - Hotspot map: http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/2383/398/
   - Inspire - Videos: http://www.americanparkour.com/content/view/4428/449/
   - Train - Exercises: http://www.americanparkour.com/content/category/5/25/386/
   - Train - WOTD: http://www.americanparkour.com/content/category/12/37/385/
   - Train - Tutorials: http://www.americanparkour.com/content/category/4/60/459/
   - Connect - My APK: http://www.americanparkour.com/component/option,com_comprofiler/Itemid,70/

6. If you have thoughts or ideas, describe what you see when you picture an APK app as far as layout, color scheme, themes, and overall design.
   - Layout wise: Something such as the youtube one: http://www.ipodtouch32gb.org/ipod-touch-32gb-4gen-you-tube.jpg
   - Color scheme: White, Light blue, black, and other various blues found on the forum.
   - Overall Design: Clean, easy to use, not rushed.

- I can make a small layout of what I personally think it should look like if you wish using photoshop.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Austin"Yoshi" on October 15, 2010, 09:05:35 PM
Okay, I have brought this up before but since then I have found out how to develop from my PC (and not a mac) and I have taken a couple tutorials. So without holding off any longer I have decided I would begin the research phase of my app which begins here =] I will ask a series of numbered questions. Try and answer all of them unless of course you don't like the idea =] then just answer the first.

Let's begin:

1. Does this app make sense for you?
Yes yes it does.
2. Would you use this app on a regular basis?
every single day i wake up
3. Do you or someone you train with have access to an iPhone at all times?
I take my iphone every where i go
4. Would you pay even $.99 for this app?
HELL YES I WOULD
5. IF the app were to go in to development, what features would you like to see?
Forums, Articals, parkour dictionary, the whole train section, and some sections from the inspire section.
6. If you have thoughts or ideas, describe what you see when you picture an APK app as far as layout, color scheme, themes, and overall deseign
Just a plain blue background with apk on it for the icon
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 15, 2010, 10:56:26 PM
Messed with the UI a bit. Here's a screeny:

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af353/GregPxC/09236c4c.jpg)

The buttons will be fixed (they touch in the middle), and the edges will be fixed (the background doesn't fit the screen.

I will be adding more "depth" to the buttons with drop shadows and all.

Is this the color scheme you all or going for? The background is a fade from the exact color of the menu bar on APKs home page to white.

I will begin updating the first post soon so you won't have to scroll down all the time =]

Keep answering all of those questions. If I have people losing interest then I will cancel development.

Thanks again for your support and ideas. Keep them coming.

P.S. Scags, shoot me an email at gregpxc@yahoo.com with a Photoshop mockup. Just send me the psd. Also, make the subject noticeable like APK app Photoshop mockup or something lol. Thanks for helping out
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Austin"Yoshi" on October 16, 2010, 05:29:36 AM
looks good so far bro ! :D
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 16, 2010, 06:31:02 AM
Thanks! This won't be my first attempt. I'll make a few and have a vote or something. Also sending Photoshop mockups is not limited to Scags. Everyone is welcome send me some but the same rules apply. Just send me the psd file and make sure the subject is noticeable. Thanks again everyone!
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: J. Howard31 on October 16, 2010, 07:37:51 AM
Looks Great!  I would definitely pay the .99 cent.  The idea of the Hotspot map would be the greatest feature in my opinion, due to not knowing too many spots where i live.  But keep up the good work, and good luck!
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Scags on October 16, 2010, 10:32:50 AM
I worked on my concept for it, please note anything can be changed.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/zjcefb.png)

Tell me what you think.


EDIT: Other stages of the app in early design.

(http://i56.tinypic.com/ziwoig.png)
(http://i52.tinypic.com/2gtu8f8.png)
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Joel PK on October 16, 2010, 10:44:07 AM
No offense Greg, but I reeeally like Scags artwork :P
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Michael Mayer on October 16, 2010, 11:10:16 AM
Skags seems really sleek, it also would be awesome if this app let you record your workout of the day times, reps, etc.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Jordan Davis on October 16, 2010, 12:17:06 PM
dude. WHAT ABOUT ANDROID. lol.
I may not need one the mobile version is perfectly easy for my evo.
but if one came out, odds are i would buy it for .99 $
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Austin"Yoshi" on October 16, 2010, 12:58:10 PM
bro im gona be honest if it does not have Forums on there then i dont think i will buy it.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Christian Hall on October 16, 2010, 08:48:34 PM


I haven't read everything and I'll c/p those questions later, but I'm going to be honest.


If it has tutorials and workouts, I'll buy it, as long as the price is not crazy.

Everything else will be a bonus.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 17, 2010, 06:36:42 AM
I'm gonna work with that design for now lol it's a lot cleaner than mine. Although, I do not want people to have to get on to APK to add locations. I want them to either be able to use gps to tag their location or offer a manual entry field where they can enter an address or intersection. I was thinking I may make a complimentary web app so that the springboard app has a proprietary online app where most of the info would be shown. Essentially, the springboard app would be a bunch of shortcuts into a webapp streamlined for iPhone. Webapps aren't terribly difficult either.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Scags on October 17, 2010, 08:57:20 AM
Just let me know what you guys need design wise and i'll hook it up.

Also let me know what you like/dislike about any of the interfaces as I am just going to make it as simplistic and clean as possible.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 17, 2010, 09:21:06 AM
Scags, please allow a little time for others to submit their designs. I am working with yours right now but I would like everyone to have an equal opportunity at this point.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Scags on October 17, 2010, 09:51:31 AM
I am.  I just like to finish complete projects that I started regardless though.
Helps build a strong portfolio.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Seth on October 17, 2010, 09:53:37 AM
1. Does this app make sense for you? Most definitely!!

2. Would you use this app on a regular basis? Is Too-Tall Jones too tall?!?!  YES!

3. Do you or someone you train with have access to an iPhone at all times?  YUP!

4. Would you pay even $.99 for this app? Hell, I'd pay more if I needed to!

5. IF the app were to go in to development, what features would you like to see? Hotspots, mobile forum access, access to videos and pictures, etc.

6. If you have thoughts or ideas, describe what you see when you picture an APK app as far as layout, color scheme, themes, and overall design.Uhmmm...  I'm a writer not a graphic designer... Can't help ya there haha...

Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 17, 2010, 09:55:53 AM
I like the options you have there. Under My APK I would like to see a similar setup. Have options like my profile, updated topics, although that option is missing on apk (why is that?), and search.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 17, 2010, 09:57:06 PM
DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN FROZEN AT THIS TIME:

Due to new limitations by Apple flash apps will soon be eliminated thus ending the relationship between flash and iPhone. Because I run a pc this was my ONLY app development option. Although, there is hope yet. In the past I have turned my pc into a Mac using a method called hackintosh. I plan on converting my desktop to a Mac over the next few days. I am sorry for the delay and time lost.

Unfortunately Apple is still stuck in their "no third party" ways. Making my development obsolete.

If and only if I can successfully convert my pc into a Mac will the development of this app continue.

Wish me luck!

UPDATE: development has been thawed aha but yeah I found a way to get the ball rolling again so no worries. Most of you have seen it by now though lol.

EDIT: From here on out you can view any updates in the first post. But still, comment and give your opinions!
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 20, 2010, 05:32:49 AM
New Update (decided to go back to final post updating =P):

I know many of you probably have lost interest or have decided that it's never going to happen but I would like to give you a quick update anyway. The map is almost complete =] The tutorials pages have been built and as of right now it's still running strong. I may have found a way to convert all the html files into a .ipa file which is the file extension for iphone and ipod apps. Anyway, just wanted to share my progress!
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 20, 2010, 08:09:32 AM
Hello and welcome to... My APK =]:

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af353/GregPxC/eb614b9b.jpg)

Feel free to make your comments and opinions known.

EDIT: I decided I needed to bring those other screenshots into this post.

Tutorials Page:
(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af353/GregPxC/1722660d.jpg)

Home Screen:
(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af353/GregPxC/9b26365e.jpg)

Should have an update for you guys tomorrow. Also, let me know if im updating too much... I can hold out for a bit if youd like.

Quick Update:
I found a way to embed YouTube videos into the app. So that means no more leaving the app for videos. All of the my apk links will take you to mobile safari though. Also, the maps might be embedded or it may take you to mobile safari. It's hard to say right now.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Seth on October 24, 2010, 06:00:45 PM
I LIKES IT!  I am working on getting an iPhone 4, so this app will either be one of the first I purchase or I will be one of the first to purchase it when it comes out!  Yes, I said when it comes out!  I have full faith in you Greg that you will be able to get this accomplished and I think it will be great!  Awesome job so far!!!
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 25, 2010, 04:58:43 AM
Thanks, I backed off updates and stuff cuz I figured I would leave a little to the imagination...
I am having issues with the map. I am not sure how I am going to get that to work... I am about to pay a developer for that part lol but no money =[ so I will develop everything else until then.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Nick Radanovic on October 25, 2010, 11:38:46 AM
1. Does this app make sense for you?   Just yesterday i actually was looking for an APK app haha so yes :).
2. Would you use this app on a regular basis?   Everyday
3. Do you or someone you train with have access to an iPhone at all times?   Yes
4. Would you pay even $.99 for this app?   Yes, More if needed.
5. IF the app were to go in to development, what features would you like to see?   Forum implementation, Tips and Tricks, Mabey a chat? Itouch 4g capability.
6. If you have thoughts or ideas, describe what you see when you picture an APK app as far as layout, color scheme, themes, and overall design.   An urban design with mostly dark colors.

EDIT- im a bit of a GFX designer so if you need anything done or you need opinions on anything just send me a PM.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Shawn Yang on October 25, 2010, 02:00:31 PM
An excellent idea, I will aboslutely buy this, no matter what the price.
Any idea of a release date?
Like can I expect it this year, or no?
Again, I am whole-heartedly behind this idea, there's another parkour app out there that only has some 3 second videos of movements, and this sounds much better.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 26, 2010, 12:16:02 PM
Well, the way development WAS going it would have been done by the end of next month BUT with the hotspot map giving me such trouble it may be postponed. I won't be able to develop much in December due to christmas and finals and all. But overall it's about halfway done. It won't be graphically beautiful for two reasons. More graphics means shorter load times plus the program I am using to construct this (due to the fact that I have windows) doesn't allow for a lot of graphic customization.

Thanks for backing me up on this one guys. Let me know if you ever want more screens as I develop =]
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Shawn Yang on October 26, 2010, 12:31:34 PM
wait, was this ever clarified?
is this backed officially by APK?
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 28, 2010, 09:37:21 PM
No, not right now as it is still indev but I will be discussing copyrights and finances with Mark when I have something to show him. If he feels that what I have presented here is enough to make him interested I'm sure he will contact me. But like I said, until I have a bit more work done, it's not official.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 29, 2010, 05:17:22 AM
Quick Update - Full "Expected" Feature List as of October 29, 2010

- My APK Access allows you to acces your PMs, Your Updated Posts, Search the Forums, and View/Edit Your Profile.
- A fitness section loaded with 77 exercises and 23 fitness articles.
- A WOTD of the day section with a feed straight from the source; APK
- A HotSpot Map with full user customization (upon completetion of this portion I will begin asking for volunteers to moderate the maps as I will not be able to cover it 100% when it picks up usage)
- An Inspiration section with the latest videos from APK's own YouTube page
- A Tutorials section that features 16 video Parkour tutorials and 11 video Freerunning tutorials.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Nick Radanovic on October 29, 2010, 07:31:57 PM
How about a news feed straight from the APK home page? That would be nice to have if you don't have it already.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 30, 2010, 10:40:00 PM
I do have that, it's under My APK. I forgot about that one. Thanks!

Anything else?
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Nick Radanovic on October 31, 2010, 06:14:21 AM
this is kinda a long shot but maybe put an APK store section in it?
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on October 31, 2010, 07:11:02 PM
Not a long shot all. But it may have to wait until the 1.1 update... That would take a lot of cooperation from apk.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Nick Radanovic on November 01, 2010, 11:52:58 AM
I'm sure they would be more then willing to help. Well i cant think of anything else ATM. I'm sure when this comes out ill have a bit more input on everything.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Mark Toorock on November 02, 2010, 03:06:05 AM
Greg-Screen caps are looking good - we do need to carry our conversation forward and I wouldn't wait till you're done to present some ideas to me :)
thanks!
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Jordan Strybos on November 02, 2010, 10:48:54 PM
Greg, I don't mean to be a Debby Downer, but I'm just voicing my opinion on this topic...
I honestly would not want to pay a dollar for the app, because I can already get on APK and the forum from my iPod Touch just by using the internet.

But this is just me, and I've noticed that there are already a handful of others who wouldn't mind spending a dollar, and I'm sure that this app would be sweet and very successful :)
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on November 03, 2010, 04:55:12 AM
I haven't decided as of yet whether or not to charge for the app but I can tell you it'd be worth it. I thought of another section also. Would you guys be interested in a log section where you can keep track of your workouts?
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Shawn Yang on November 03, 2010, 09:49:16 AM
Like which movements we trained on a specific day?
like a calender-type thing?
that'd be nice, I'd deff appreciate that
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on November 03, 2010, 10:19:08 AM
I'm not completely sure how it would be set up as of yet but I was thinking something like "planner-style" where you will have a plus button (many iphone and ipod users will know this creates something new) that will essentially allow you to specify the date and will have an open text field where you can put in your training location, your techniques trained, your exercises and whatever else you wanted. Then when you look at your list they will be sorted by date.

Just a thought.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Nick Radanovic on November 03, 2010, 11:18:47 AM
I personally wouldn't use the log but im sure others would absolutely love it. Good feature to put in though.

EDIT- I think the $0.99 for the app would be more like a donation for APK and to Greg for making the app. Which reminds me...How about a Donate section?
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: S Leger on November 03, 2010, 11:54:48 AM
I would definitely use the planner function.  This looks awesome!
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Scott Berson on December 11, 2010, 01:41:50 PM
This is looking sweet. I'd pay for it.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on January 26, 2011, 03:02:32 PM
Hey everyone, due to a hectic xmas work schedule and the new semester at school the development was frozen for some time but I'll be picking it up again shortly! Thanks for the support everyone!
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Seth on January 26, 2011, 07:57:12 PM
Hey Greg, I should have the iPhone 4 at the beginning-ish of the summer.  I can't work while I have school (too many activities) so I'll be working two jobs over the summer.  This app will be the first I purchase!!
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Gorramshiny on January 26, 2011, 08:37:03 PM
It looks like a really useful app. I'd pay .99 for it. I particularly like the help section. I know I've been frustrated when I can't see how to do a move while out training and I'm training to figure out if I'm doing something right.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Haydn Jones on February 02, 2011, 04:02:13 PM
On the hot spot map can you have a section that indicates good places to train and another section for people that want to post where they train alot so they can meet up with other people?
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on February 02, 2011, 05:32:57 PM
please elaborate more because it sounds interesting but I am having a hard time understanding what you mean.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Jordan Strybos on February 02, 2011, 05:43:47 PM
I think he's asking for one section of the hotspots map to be well-known/popular places to train, and an alternative section that's more focused around groups/their meet-up points. I feel like the different between the two would be minimal, however, so you might just wanna keep it as one map with everything listed.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on February 07, 2011, 05:34:28 PM
as an alternative we could have one map with two different icon styles that point to two different types of spots, would that solve the issue?
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Nuff on February 07, 2011, 06:13:03 PM
a bundle of trick tuts would be a reason to buy the app alone. although it would be nice if it was not a youtube link so i could use it on the go.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on February 07, 2011, 06:17:28 PM
before development stopped I found a way to embed the videos into the app so that shouldn't be an issue =]
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Nuff on February 07, 2011, 06:37:34 PM
Much better :D
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: AustinL on February 08, 2011, 12:11:48 PM
This sounds like a splendid idea!
Though I dont have the money for an iphone,if I did own one I would def get this and pay a dollar for it.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Haydn Jones on February 09, 2011, 07:01:49 PM
I know this would be very hard and take ALOT of updates to make it good but it would be very cool and helpful if there was a section for "troubleshooting" vaults and flips. Like if you suddenly are not able to do your kongs right you could look in this section because your not supposed to post on this app. it could look like this

Kongs
Problem: Hitting toes on table
Answer: Dive higher (probably not correct)
Problem: Not making it across table
Answer: What take off are you using and push off harder.

Frontflip
Problem: Not rotating enough
Answer: Tuck more

and on and on for alot of the vaults flips and other thing like back hand springs.  You dont have to add this but it would be very helpful to many and a life saver (if you will) to all beginners
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on February 13, 2011, 07:41:25 PM
The only issues with that are these:

1. More Data (and I would make this data available locally as best I could, meaning you don't have to go online) means a bigger, clunkier app, especially if it's graphically pleasing at all.
2. The videos are intended to not only instruct you in the basis of learning new movements but also to optimize them to their highest potential by watching the videos over and over and performing the movement. Most of the time, when people fall, they instantly realize what they've done wrong.

If I am wrong about this then I will of course make the updates!
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Haydn Jones on February 13, 2011, 07:54:28 PM
Oh i understand what you mean. When do you think this app will come out but you dont have to be exact or anything. I want to know because i am really excited for this app
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on February 14, 2011, 02:45:20 PM
lol it's gonna be a while. I don't have a mac so all I can do is a webapp... especially since apple dropped their flash support in apps.

If you guys want a webapp, I can do that, otherwise I will have to wait til I can buy a cheap mac or borrow someone else's for extensive periods of time.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Tr4c3ur on March 30, 2011, 06:51:51 PM
You didnt specify what the app would do, I am assuming it is a mini apk website.
1) yes
2) Yes
3) no
4) yes
5) along with being a mini apk site, I would want tutorial videos and a meet planner like thing on google earth to find other people.
6) I think it should be mainly black and white, or the colors of this site.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Shawn Meilicke on March 30, 2011, 08:39:58 PM
Well I really like all the ideas people have had. For the WOD section, can you please make it so you can cache the last 10 days or so? I have an iPod Touch, and therefore would need to be able to access a lot of the content without internet for this app to be worth having.

If APK would allow it, I think having the basic tuts as part of the app would be awesome. If this isn't allowed I'm sure a few members wouldn't mind making and submitting their own videos to be used as a replacement to the official ones. You COULD always branch your app off into just a parkour app if APK doesn't back you in the end as the only parkour app out there is terrible (last I checked anyways).

I know you want the app to be small, but you have to remember that those of us with iTouches will lose out on all online content as soon as we step out of WiFi range.

 I think having the app ad-based would be better than pay as a lot of people do not buy ANY apps. You close yourself, as well as the content of the app, off to anyone who isn't willing to pay for it. However, a lot of apps that are used frequently by people have ads and therefore having an ad-based app will probably not turn anyone off. Don't forget though, that you can always release an ad-supported version as well as a paid ad-free version; this is a popular route among many devs.
I think that your decision should be based more around why you originally thought of making this app, not around making money. I can't say for sure, but I'm going to assume that the idea of this app was solely to make this website readily available to the masses (of iPhone users) and so that more people can benefit from the knowledge contained within this site.
If you're in it for the money, then so be it, but I've never seen APK as "in it for the money"... I think you know where I'm going with this.

Sorry if I'm ranting a bit there. I'm writing up this post at the same time as talking someone out of suicide... I'm in the persuasion/morals/ethics mode
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Adam Moore on April 06, 2011, 10:23:04 AM
I absolutely love this idea  ;D
I would pay plenty more then .99 for it too!  And that's from someone who in four years has only bought three apps out of like fifty downloaded hehehe.... 

Although my iPod is a 1st generation and completely unupdated...  So I doubt I could get it anyway hahaha
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Micah. on April 07, 2011, 05:16:54 AM
I didn't read anything in this thread; however, I'm assuming this app would go to iTouches too? Also it should be free.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Patrick Witbrod on April 07, 2011, 05:42:57 AM
Micah I'm not sure if Gregg is still working on it extensively. (I'm sure it's in his head) But I was helping him find bugs (as it was a web app) from my touch so yes it will work.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: hfksla on May 03, 2011, 02:41:37 AM
How's the development going?
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on May 03, 2011, 07:57:35 AM
Not moving as of now. I have a bunch of school stuff to worry about at the moment but it should pick up in the summer again, assuming I can pull the files off my laptop that just died forever =/
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Brian Dayton on May 04, 2011, 05:55:00 PM
Just make a mobile version of the website. All you need to do is edit the html code a little bit and add an external style sheet to the head section of the code.
Title: Re: APK iPhone APP
Post by: Greg Davis on May 07, 2011, 03:28:23 PM
be my guest lol