Saturday, October 19, 2013

Comments Going Unanswered

Hi guys. If you've left a comment here on the Dev Blog, I'm sorry I haven't been able to reply, as Google have messed something up in an effort to make Google+ happen... This has resulted in us not being able to upload images (because you now need a Google+ account) or commenting. I have found a work around by commenting via Google Chrome.

Such a pain in the shuttlebay. We'll be dumping Google soon anyways...

Saturday, September 28, 2013

LCARS 47 Version 6.3

Hi guys, just to let you know, we're very much on schedule for a midnight release of version 6.3 on the 30th of September.

To check out some of the new features, head on over to the small album on our Facebook page (Google's new "you need Google+" nonsense is preventing me from uploading pictures to the blog and is quite frankly getting annoying).

Friday, September 27, 2013

Android Alpha Testing Closed

Due to the overwhelming response to the Android Alpha Test Initiative, we have now filled all positions. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have offered to help. We will be updating you as to the progress of the Android applications (Project Expeditus) as we further the development.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

LCARS 47 Certified RGB Lighting System

In the near future, the team here at LCARS 47 are considering producing a limited number of RGB lights which will be designed to run with our VoiceCommand application. Our question is, would you be interested?

These units will respond to your voice commands, as seen here.

For $110 USD, you will receive the control unit, pre-programmed specifically for use with the VoiceCommand app, a 1m waterproof strip of LED lights, USB cable to interface with the computer and the light power supply. These units should be capable of running up to 3m of LED strips.

The proceeds from the sales will go to covering the future I.T related costs of LCARS 47 for the future projects we are working on for you, the community.

If interested, what additional features would you like us to consider? Post your questions below and we'll field them as best as possible.

Originally posted by Shaun Overton via Facebook.

Friday, August 2, 2013

TR-600 Tricorder Mk XI • LCARS 47 for Android

Great news for Android lovers. The new TR-600 from LCARS 47 is making rapid headway despite a few stubles due to the use of resource intensive animation. Old habits die hard, I guess. We've since rectified the problems by better optimizing animations and so far, everything looks awesome.

The TR-600 takes its inspiration from the Tricorder seen in Star Trek: Nemesis, and is the second of the two Expeditus (LCARS 47 for Android) apps. It's designed to be perfect for phones and small tablets. We've even had input suggesting that some users might even make a Tricorder styled case for their phones. Those that do, pics or it didn't happen...

We're still in the most early of stages and if you're up for getting in on the closed alpha testing, you should email Shaun to get in on our super secret Google + group.

EDIT: September 27 2013
We are no longer accepting submissions for alpha testing.

Friday, July 26, 2013

LCARS 47 for Android Coming to a Device Near You

Work on the Android port (codename: Project Expeditus) is moving forward at a wonderful pace. We're currently still in the research and development stage. We expect to have beta versions ready soon. The application will be available from Google Play soon and of course (like every part of LCARS 47), will be completely free.

There will be two versions, one for mobile phones and smaller devices that will take the visual form and inherit the features of the tricorder seen in Star Trek: Nemesis, and a PADD style version intended for larger screens and tablets.

There's a development photo below showing the planned PADD variant, which (for now) runs smothly. However, due to hardware limitations of mobile devices, we will have to hold back on some of the fancy animations you've become accustomed to with LCARS 47—sadly, there's nothing we can do to avoid this without compromising quality. We're also looking for closed alpha testers. If you're up for that, contact Shaun via our Facebook page.

EDIT: September 27 2013
We are no longer accepting submissions for alpha testing. 

We will also take this opportunity to let you all know that LCARS 47 will only be available for Android as we currently have no plans to develop for iOS. This may disappoint some of you, but unfortunately, LCARS 47 will not be ported to iOS (or Windows Mobile) at this time.

In other news, LCARS 47 version 6.3 is still in development and we now have a 14 strong development team backing our efforts. We are also still accepting late submissions for ideas regarding 6.3.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Anticuus Release

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Power of LCARS 47 and the Power of RGB

More awesome stuff to come in following updates. 6.3 is almost ready and will feature even more awesomeness than promised.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Delayed 6.3 News and Minor Update

As you've probably guessed, there's been another delay with 6.3. However, Shaun has been working on two new apps for 6.3 which we are releasing ahead of time because we feel that we shouldn't make you wait for the eventual release.

In this minor update, we're giving you two new apps, the Master Control Panel and our shiney new VoiceCommand app.

The Master Control Panel removes the need to laboriously edit config files in the Program Files directory which some users had difficulty doing so, either due to Windows UAC issues or because the files are not exacltly the most user-friendly things to edit.

The VoiceCommand app removes the need for GameCommander 2, as most of you had issues obtaining a copy due to the publisher of GameCommander no longer operating. Simply launch VoiceCommand and click "ACTV" and you're good to go—the Bridge, once again, is yours to command—by voice... Just remember to use the voice training tool in the Windows Control Panel.