DC-Now (on android/linux/win)

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DC-Now (on android/linux/win)

Post#1 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:43 pm

Hey everyone.

I found myself refreshing http://dreamcast.online/now/ webpage quite alot and told myself that I should just make a little app that fetchs the data and alerts me if a new player comes online. It's not 100% done and I haven't made the windows/macosx/linux package yet, but they should be ready soon.

Also, I'm using Kazade's data to do this, as he provided the .json file openly, if there's a problem Kazade, please let me know. I'm also using BlueCrab's data from the Sylverant website. Contact me if there's anything!

v0.1 > Display online players name and game currently playing.
v0.1 > Fetches the Kazade's DCnow data every minute.
v0.2 > Sound notification upon connect and disconnect
v0.3 Android > You can swipe down to refresh.
v0.3 Android > Refreshes when the app resume.
v0.4 > Now displays the game and their players. New colorscheme. Fixes some UI bugs.
v0.5 > Displays player on Sylverant, even if they're not connected with DreamPi.

Upcoming features
I've had a couple of time where there was more than 10 player and perhaps a scrolling function would be nice!

Android Version
This was tested only on the original Google Pixel, people let me know if this works (or not) on your device. This is just a straight up APK. Just drop it on your device and execute it from your file manager to install.


Windows V0.5
Android V0.5
Linux V0.5
Check the releases folder on GitHub - https://github.com/lerabot/DCnow_widget

You might need to install Java 8 in order to run this.
GitHub Repo - https://github.com/lerabot/DCnow_widget
Last edited by lerabot on Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:49 am, edited 14 times in total.

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Re: DCnow app (in developpement)

Post#2 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:21 pm

for windows cool =) ill check it out soon

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Re: DCnow app (in developpement)

Post#3 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:02 am

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Re: DCnow app (in developpement)

Post#4 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:55 am

It's cool, as long as the update time stays long enough to not hammer the site :)

The sounds notification should surely be a Sonic ring sound ;)

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Re: DCnow app (in developpement)

Post#5 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:20 am

Good idea kazade! Right now the refresh time is 1 min. Ill update it sometime this week with the sonic ring sample.

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Re: DCnow app (in developpement)

Post#6 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:33 pm

Good job lerabot !
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Re: DCnow app (in developpement)

Post#7 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:08 am

Updated with sound for connecting / disconnecting.

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Re: DCnow app (in developpement)

Post#8 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:14 pm

That is so cool. Downloading now.
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Re: DCnow app (in developpement)

Post#9 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:08 pm

Expecting for that Linux Release.

Thanks for it!!! :-)
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Re: DCnow app (in developpement)

Post#10 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:39 pm

This is awesome, thanks! :mrgreen: Got it running now. Looks super underground >:D I diggg it
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