So how’s my X-wing Targeting Computer coming along? Is it finished? Well I’m getting there but you know what they say, “The last 10% of a software engineering project accounts for 90% of the development time”, and it’s definitely turning out to be true for this one.

As well as ironing out a large number of bugs I’ve also started making some changes to the user experience after some feedback from early preview builds. They aren’t major changes but I think they’re required.

I was trying to make everything look as authentic as possible but have conceded that it makes more sense to use native UI components when communicating certain things to the user. However I’ll definitely be keeping these UI components to a minimum so that it won’t spoil the illusion for all you X-wing pilot wannabes out there.

I’m also in the process of changing the Geolocation service that I’m using after being unhappy with my original choice.

So things are coming along nicely. Now I better get back to making those UI changes.

  1. Great app, kid, it’s one in a million! Hahs you’re doing some very fine work, Sir! Now stop reading this and get back to it so we can all finally enjoy this masterpiece 😛
    Ps I hope not many Bothans died bringing us this app.

  2. Great new Chris, well done, Remember… Do or Do Not, there is no Try! :0)
    cant wait.

  3. I’m watching your progress with great interest and you seem to be doing a fantastic job! Good luck and May the Force be with you! :p

  4. I will be watching your progress with great interest. Of course I will be needing this app for my new R2-D2 Droid 2….*drool*

  5. This app is looking great! Will you be headed to MAX? I’d love to see this app get released there!

  6. Chris, is there any news on this yet? I cant wait…lol.
    The prospect of this app is the only reason that I havent removed Adobe Air from my Desire to save some space for other apps… :0)

  7. it seems our Chris is not updating this blog any more…? any news? did it ever get released?

  8. Chris. I just did a search for this, I remembered seeing it last year. Are you still working on it? Any updates?

  9. Hi, my latest blog post should answer your question:

    Christopher (Author)