Tracking EVE Online skill training on an iPod Touch

11th September 2008 – 6.18 pm

Whilst casually browsing the iPod Touch applications on the iTMS the other day I found a piece of software of interest, EVE Tracker by Saggysoft. It's a simple application that allows you to keep track of your skill training in EVE Online on your iPod Touch or iPhone. Although the application is not likely to make me want to rush home so that I can switch skill training, it is more convenient to check EVE Tracker every now and then on my Touch than having EVE Online running on my main computer all the time in order to hear the friendly 'skill training completed' alert.

At least, I assume it will be more convenient when I finally get it working. EVE Tracker, like other skill monitor applications, requires your EVE Online API key to be input before it can gain access to the information it requires to track your skill training progress from the central servers. Whilst copying and pasting the key from the web page would be trivial, manually copying and entering a forty-digit hex number in to an iPod Touch is a little tedious and prone to error, and after a few apparently unsuccessful attempts I gave up for the time being.

The good news is that the notes for the next version of EVE Tracker include 'adding functionality to load the EVE API Key web page and parse it automatically', removing the need for manual entry of the key. I look forward to the next release, as I will then be able to check every five minutes how many more days my current skill training will take.

  1. 4 Responses to “Tracking EVE Online skill training on an iPod Touch”

  2. I'm not that familiar with Apple products and don't own an iPod Touch or iPhone, but isn't there a copy/paste functionality in the app in the form of ctrl-c/ctrl-v? Or is that just a Windows thing?

    By Winged Nazgul on Sep 11, 2008

  3. It's reasonable to expect there to be copy/paste, but Apple has yet to include that functionality on their touchscreen devices. I don't know why not, and it's a sore point for many users, although there are rumours of the functionality being added soon.

    By pjharvey on Sep 12, 2008

  4. Looks like there's another option coming out for the iPod Touch/iPhone:

    By Winged Nazgul on Sep 16, 2008

  5. I'll keep an eye out for Capsuleer's release. Maybe that will finally be the EVE Online skill tracker I manage to get working on one of my computers.

    By pjharvey on Sep 17, 2008

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