Feature Suggestions

Bryce Lee (the main developer of the CONE Welder web interface) is leaving the project soon (because he’s graduating), and he mentioned in the game’s chatroom today that any suggestions or feature requests should be sent via email to support.cone.welder@gmail.com, since that’s what the new development team will be monitoring.

Here are a few suggestions I’ll be sending:

1. It would be nice if the in-game chat was logged somewhere, and had timestamps associated with it, so we could read what people said without needing to stay logged in all the time.

2. It would be nice if the gallery photos could be referenced by ID number, or by URL, as was the case with the old interface at CONE SF. It would make it easier for us to refer to particular photos in chat, or here in the blog.

3. It would be nice if we had the ability to jump to a particular page of thumbnails in the gallery. As it is, the only way to navigate through the gallery is to go click-click-click through the “next” and “prev” buttons, which can become tiresome after a while. Maybe a textbox could be added to give a “Jump to gallery page __” functionality?

4. It would be nice if we could draw a bounding box on the live camera view to zoom in. What I mean is, it would be nice if a box drawn on the live camera view could be interpreted by the system as meaning the same thing as a box drawn in a corresponding location on the panorama. That might make it easier to zoom in quickly on something, as opposed to having to look at the live frame, then mentally translate that into the rectangle you want to draw on the panorama.

That’s what I’ve thought of for now. Feel free to add your own ideas by entering a comment on this item. Thanks.

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