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Dragon's Rage
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2007.12.08 20:23:00 - [1]

Edited by: Kw4h on 08/12/2007 20:40:05
Right, so I've been working on my J2ME (or now its 'JME' officially) today.
Don't know? Read this

So anyway, I got all of this working now:
Select a character
See remaining training time

Now, the most annoying part is in the first screen. The API Key.
Its 64 characters long, which is a freakin ***** to type.
Fortunately, the emulator supports copy-paste, and so does my phone. But, not much others.

So, my real question is, how the heck am I going to solve the problem of entering the API Key? Let the user make a config xml that the app reads? Any other smart solution?

Discuss :)

edit: made the topic slightly more interesting ^^

Tengo Kagegetsu
Posted - 2007.12.09 00:15:00 - [2]

Well, seeing as it looks this is only going to be a little reminder/checker tool, I would have people register for it first time round via some regular browser, selecting a char and then displaying the information that way. Possibly grouping characters together using some sort of userID with an initial (user entered) username and password might help.
I'd see them logging in using their own username/password combo, and then selecting the char they want to see information on from a list.
Hope that helps.

Serenity Steele
Dynamic Data Distribution
Posted - 2007.12.09 20:02:00 - [3]

If you use and search for "eve" there is a great app for checking skills there using the browser.

Coconut Joe
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2007.12.10 01:25:00 - [4]

Well, before the API came along, we had to log into the eve site using a combined technique of reading the page headers and scraping the info off the page. I'm not sure if any of the popular librarys work in jme tho.
Oh, and the user would have to provide their eve username and password to get the api key, kind of negating the whole point of the api key to begin with, but it would be easier!

Dragon's Rage
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2007.12.10 08:45:00 - [5]

Edited by: Kw4h on 10/12/2007 08:56:12
Perhaps some one-minute service that'll let you download an xml with the apikey based on some sort of number.
For example, I go to this website, and enter my apikey in it. The site gives me a number. Then in my app you can select 'get apikey from said service', and you enter that number. Then your apikey gets sent to you through a nice lil xml file, and inserted in the textbox.
Then after one minute that number expires, and the apikey is destroyed.

The number doesn't even have to be that long (at least a bit brute-force proof), as the only person who has the corresponding userid is you. If anyone else would get it that way, they can't do anything with it because they don't have the userid.


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