jdub would like to thank everybody for continuing to participate in the Beta for Empire Tracker. The Beta is proceeding well with more than 500 users participating from more than 20 countries. Feedback to the program has been strong with the Beta receiving a current rating of 4.53 out of 5.0 stars on 43 reviews.
There are three people that have rated it only 1 star and jdub believes these poor ratings are tied to one of the following two major issues.
- Empire Tracker fails to open for some older devices running Android version “2.1-update1″. To the user, this appears as an immediate crash. jdub has replicated this in our lab and is working on a fix. The issue appears to be related to Empire Tracker’s reliance on Google Play Services. We hope to have this corrected or provide better error messaging in the next release.
- Some versions of Android clipboard are not copying and pasting the entire report from Pocket Empires. Empire Tracker needs all columns of the report to be copied. Intermittently, it appears to work the first time a copy/paste is requested after Pocket Empires is launched but it does not continue to work. Installation of the 3rd party LFTek Android Clipboard has resolved this issue for many users.
We thank everybody for continuing to participate in the Beta. If you have ideas or are experiencing issues, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time, jdub is working on a major upgrade to add new functionality to Empire Tracker — including the ability for you to recall any report you have uploaded previously. This will help you quickly and easily remember what a person’s stack consists of without needing to scroll back through 1,000′s of reports in the game. So, keep uploading those reports — you will only be able to recall reports you uploaded as we don’t want to hurt the players that are using the app and uploading reports. The new version should be released later this summer. Once this new functionality is stable, the product should be able to be considered a Full Release. While we have the core issues, it will remain Beta. Keep sending your feedback.
jdub has also started development on a new MMORPG and is targeting Beta release later this year. Keep your ears open.