5000 Downloads & Programming Snags


The Spellbook – D&D 3.5 app has hit 5000 downloads (5112 as of this morning)! That puts me in the awesome 5,000-10,000 category in the Android Market. I’m getting more comments all the time, and the feedback has been great. I’m definitely listening to all the suggestions, and I’ve been hard at work on the next release, which will finally let you view spells by class and level. This release has taken a lot longer than I expected, and along with several life things I’ve had to deal with, I’m hitting some real road blocks in Android programming and Java. I’m still working my way through a Java book, but on the Android side I’m having a harder time figuring out the source of errors than usual. That being said, I really do hope to have it done this weekend, but that involves overcoming one giant hurdle I’m battling with right now (and I keep rolling 1’s!?!).

One interesting thing I found is that even though I haven’t had many updates, the download rate only dropped a small amount. I’m very curious about how people are finding the app. Feel free to leave a note about it in the comments.

This weekend I also hope to get back to our D&D game, which has taken a bit of a hiatus. Assuming I can figure out what to do with cleric domains (there’s really no good way of fitting them into an organized structure), I hope to get some more play testing in :).

If you  have any good recent gaming stories, I’d love to hear them.

Cheers & happy gaming!

4 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Anonymous Brain

    Glad you reached a great benchmark. This is a great ap and I’m impressed by how much you’ve done with it. I DM and use it to hold the spells of my players for quick reference. Looking forward to the advances in sorting. Keep it up!

    October 5th, 2010

  2. Jens

    Awesome. I’m falling further behind on my release schedule, but I’ve got spell lists working (sans domains, which are still in progress.), with a few neat features added to it.
    Sounds like you could use multiple spell lists. That’ll likely be the next thing I tackle after I have spell lists all sorted.

    October 6th, 2010

  3. Lam Trang

    Love, love this application. I hope you will include the other authorized 3.5 spells such as those from the Spell Compendium. Thank you!

    October 27th, 2010

  4. Jens

    the short answer is no. Those spells are copyright material and I can’t include them. I’m working on a way to let you add your own spells, but it’s a ways off.

    October 27th, 2010

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