Do you ever wish you could check in with the Galactic Trade Network while away from your PC? Well, you might be able to do exactly that here very soon. There is a GTN app in the works and the developer posted on Reddit to explain the details.
I am pleased to announce one of the latest projects I have been working on – The Galactic Trade Network (app). This is a simple GTN tracker of popular items (such as materials and gear) that shows you price over time for your server. As of this post, the initial framework is in place. The overall design is placeholder at best and will change. Data currently shown is NOT ACTUAL DATA, this is an early preview!
What’s coming before release?
- The ability to select a server that has available data
- A submission form to allow automated data submission
- More items added to the database, such as common MTX items
- Email/SMS alerts when the average price for an item falls below a certain threshold (currently coding this to be at below 25% of the average)
Please let me know what you guys think! Keep in mind that this is an early prototype – it only shows proof of concept – there is a lot more to be done! Keep in mind that the URL is also temporary – I will be making it pretty after it is ready for full release!
for the mobile support, simply open that link in your phone – it will properly display for you
While we see there is still a lot of work to be done, we think it’s an interesting start and the concept looks great. As there is no API to pull the data, it has to be manually implemented. I’m not sure how accurate or dependable this would be over time so hopefully there is a better fix for this before the app is complete. The developer wants fans and users of the app to help contribute to the data until there is (hopefully) an API created. It will be interesting to follow this and see how it develops.
Would you use an app like this?