Your dream WebApp

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  1. unr
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    unr GBAtemp Regular

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    OK, here`s the thing.

    I saw some thread on GBATemp earlier about people giving ideas for DS homebrew and devs actually coding them.

    I propose a similar concept:

    People post their ideas here, or even better, PM me with them and I realize best ones (if they`re good that is).

    Only difference is that we`re not talking about coding homebrew here.
    We`re talking about websites/web services.

    Think: What would you like to see on WEB? Is there a good service available that could be further improved?

    I`ll take care of the design, coding and hosting.

    And of course you`ll get a proper credit for your idea.

    What do you think?
     


  2. pikachucrackpipe

    pikachucrackpipe President

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    do you even have the resources to complete such a project?
    what are your coding skills and how deep do your pockets go?
     
  3. beautifulbeast

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    I'm interested in this thread too.
    My skills: Ruby on Rails, Java Script (Ajax included) and a lot more.
     
  4. unr
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    I rent a dedicated server with four Xeon CPUs, plenty of bandwidth and 100mb/s uplink.

    I have experience in writing valid HTML/xHTML/CSS/JavaScript/WML/PHP code, using MySQL as my database, got some experience with AJAX.

    Been seriously coding for past 2 years. If you want to know more details just PM me.
     
  5. pikachucrackpipe

    pikachucrackpipe President

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    what are you looking to do? port old games to it into a flash environment?
     
  6. Azimuth

    Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

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    As mentioned above...
    What do you want to do exactly, give us some guidelines or a general picture so that we have something to work with.
     
  7. unr
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    I don`t know flash or java.

    I am sure you guys can think of something unique and interesting.

    It could be a mix of different services, it could be something trendy (web 2.0), completely new (web 3.0) or stupid (web 4.836b)
    If I like it I will make it.
     
  8. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    I'd say the ultimate pokemon website...

    Screenshotted walkthroughs, maps, dex, FAQs, guides, articles etc

    Then again, there's about 4 sites out there already. But I don't think there's a single one that can handle the server load
    Edit: there's not a single site with a pokemon site with a pokedex app that can handle the server load. Veekun's comes close, but it's slowly dying as time passes by [more pokefreaks]
     
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    I could take care of the system, but somebody else would have to take care of content.

    Keep the ideas coming.
     
  10. iamwhoiam

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    I wouldn't mind doing the content, since pokemon runs on emu, screenshots are not a problem. And also the pokemon sprites have all been ripped already. etc.

    You just need efficient code for the dex.
     
  11. Azimuth

    Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

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    nice idea on the pokedex, it could be made to look all web 2.0ish. We could also use the basic gbatemp layout(with permission) for familiarity.
     
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    Here's a "stupid (web 4.836b)" idea for you...

    Imagine a Google-earth type display, where you have a zoomable globe.
    Except, this has something like Wikipedia built into it.
    Basically, what I'm thinking of is a virtual representation of the world, as defined by those who log in and contribute to this app (let's just call it Gloob).

    Once you're approved as a member, you get to add anything to this virtual globe...be it reviews of real restaurants somewhere, a travelogue of some landmark they've visited, some interesting factoid of a place, biographies of famous people, origins of classic moveis or movies or their own personal profile. Think of this, if you will, as a visual and geographical representation of the world.

    Additionally, there will be sidebars that allow for bookmarking of favourites, and even for personal communication with other members, who can also have their own personal webpages (for blogging, original music sharing and what not).

    Notably, all entries should have tagging for search functions, or a random "spin-the-globe" selection.

    For future updates, there could be a "time-machine" function to showcase historical events of the world, or even zoom out beyond the Earth for some extra-planetary exploration (ideal for sci-fi stuff like trekkie trivial!).
     
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    Pokedex navigation could be handled using AJAX and some JS effects, so it would feel really smooth.

    Maps could be implemented similar to Google Maps, with scrolling, zooming and all.

    Walkthroughs, FAQs, guides, articles wouldn`t be hard to implement either.


    @ZzzZilla - Awesome idea! I really like your thinking.

    I could utilise Google Maps API for this.

    Basically, people could add an attachment to any place of the world. Be it a video, mp3 or simple text.
     
  15. pikachucrackpipe

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    why pokemon?
    do like final fantasy or disgea or something more fun
     
  16. iamwhoiam

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    Because there is demand? [​IMG]

    Until FF:Xii DS (e) or FF:CC comes out of course
     
  17. Azimuth

    Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

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    once the pokedex base is established porting it over for other games shouldn't be so hard.
     
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    Actually, if the site is going to expand to other games, it`s better to think about it right from the start.
    Unless of course you are talking about starting different sites for each game.

    Personally I think if such sites want to survive they have to offer something unique and exclusive.

    While pokedex would be a great addition, it would only appeal die-hard pokemon fans.
    Ordinary Joe doesn`t care about what kind of pokeman farts dust or what`s the best way to defeat the mighty somekindofsaurus.
     
  19. ZzzZilla

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    Well, I'll be...

    There are no truly original ideas left in this world [​IMG]

    But a "Second Life" feel would be more appropriate I think.
    Wikimapdia feels a bit.....dry?
     
  20. Azimuth

    Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

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    I assume it would have to expand, the pokemon craze will die out soon enough.

    Its going to be tough thinking up something that has never been done. My 2 cents