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Old November 3rd, 2016 (10:01 AM). Edited November 4th, 2016 by Touched.
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    Introduction


    Also known as the "DadPad", the PokéPad is the Avanan equivalent to the PokéGear, PokéNav and Pokétch. It is a tablet-like device that takes the place of the Pokédex on the Start Menu, and comes included with several "apps". There are also additional apps that will extend the functionality of the device.

    You will receive it early in the story from your father.

    Built-in Apps


    Map


    This app will allow you to view the world map for the Avana region. Depending on what the artists draw, it will have separate maps for the island groups and have a zoom feature like RSE.

    Phone


    Using this app you can call various characters and find out what you were supposed to be doing. It also allows various characters to contact you for certain story events. Its main functionality will be to rematch certain trainers, however.

    Clock


    Since the game time is going to probably be based off play time, we need some sensible way to view the time to plan events.

    Extensions


    Pokédex


    Since we're replacing the Pokédex on the Start Menu, we need to include it as an app. It will be provided as an additional app so that the professor can still have a role in handing it out. The national dex will be a given out as a "software update".

    Dexnav


    While this feature will probably need to be renamed (Dexpad?), it will included as a separate app. While shiny chaining is not planned, you can use it to find wild Pokémon with hidden abilities, perfect IVs, egg moves, special items, etc.

    Weather


    Since natural disasters and weather play a key role in the story, it would make sense to include an app that links in with it. I imagine it being a map of the current disaster areas - something that make sense for a research aide to have. This could be included as an update to the map app rather than as a separate app, but more discussion is necessary.

    Science Tools


    Tying in with the previous idea, it would make sense to have some app that reflects your role as a research assistant, if we so choose to take that route in the story. Maybe something that is capable of viewing IVs?

    Classifieds


    As a fun extra feature, an additional application given out by a character called "Craig" allows you to view the classified ads for the Avana region. These will be small events that occur randomly at places you've previously visited. NPCs will use the classified ads to advertise the time and place they would like to meet, as well as what they are looking for. This may include Pokémon and Items they'd like to trade, sell or buy, offers to battle, etc. These advertisements would line up with your needs: for example, offers to trade for Pokémon you do not have in your Pokédex will be slightly more likely to appear.

    Miscellaneous


    Music app (if we get custom music), mini games...

    If you have any feedback on any of these ideas, please post them here.
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    Old November 4th, 2016 (2:28 AM).
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    So far my only feedback is that I love all of this.
    Thoughts on including a music feature like on the PokeGear or a mini-game or two to make it even more similar to rl tablets?
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    Old November 4th, 2016 (2:45 AM).
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      So far my only feedback is that I love all of this.
      Thoughts on including a music feature like on the PokeGear or a mini-game or two to make it even more similar to rl tablets?
      I'd definitely like a music feature where you can unlock and replay music, but that's only if we get some custom songs. As we could definitely put in a small game if it isn't too distracting.
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      Old November 4th, 2016 (3:33 PM).
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        I'd definitely like a music feature where you can unlock and replay music, but that's only if we get some custom songs. As we could definitely put in a small game if it isn't too distracting.
        a radio-like thing would be amazing in my opinion; i really liked listening to the radios of the johto region even if they were rather simple and nature with little variance between what was played on any given day
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          bunch of cool ideas
          Touched,

          How technically difficult is this stuff? I'm sure all of it is possible, just wondering how much development will have to go into making these things work and which things, if any, are already in development or have previous work done. All the stuff you've described here sounds amazing!
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          Old November 4th, 2016 (5:26 PM).
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            Touched,

            How technically difficult is this stuff? I'm sure all of it is possible, just wondering how much development will have to go into making these things work and which things, if any, are already in development or have previous work done. All the stuff you've described here sounds amazing!
            I guess it's fairly technically difficult, but it's pretty straightforward stuff if you know what you're doing. There's nothing really complex about most of the features as they're all pretty isolated components as opposed to something like multi battles which involves modifying lots of existing pieces of code. The only thing that might be a challenge is the map as that is used in multiple locations outside of the Pokepad (the map in the Pokmeon Centre and the flight map).

            That being said, it is quite a substantial amount of work and will probably keep us busy for quite a while. Most of the currently planned features should be mostly complete by the time a beta comes out, but we'll probably be making constant modifications as the demands of the story change.
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            Old November 4th, 2016 (6:04 PM).
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            I think you should be able to change the color of your PokePad!
            (If it's possible)

            Because I like blue :P
            Everyone likes different colors. They might not like the PokePad if it can only be one color.
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            Old November 10th, 2016 (2:13 AM). Edited November 10th, 2016 by Logan.
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            For the benefit of those not on Discord, this is our current progress:


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            Old November 10th, 2016 (5:34 AM).
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              The first or second one would be my personal preference. I like the square icons and the black box underneath the navigation/description box.
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              I like the first design best. Square and dark are a good look for the pad.

              Also what's the Turtwig/Chimchar icon for? Will the pad show the player's current party?
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                This is the final mockup of the main menu.

                The name of the currently selected application will appear in the text immediately below the icons and the description will appear in the text box at the bottom. The gradient background is generated on the GBA so there is we can potentially have some personalisation settings.
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                  If anyone cares, I made icons for the proposed applications for the PokéPad.
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                  Old November 20th, 2016 (1:53 AM).
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                    If anyone cares, I made icons for the proposed applications for the PokéPad.
                    Those look great. Here's a mockup for everyone to see what they look in game.

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                    mfw we get surprise art :wide-smile:
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                      may I ask is it for a game or a rom hack
                      because looking at the graphics...woah it looks as if its for a game
                      but in the forums it is posted under pokecommunity rom hack
                      I'm confused...
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                      may I ask is it for a game or a rom hack
                      because looking at the graphics...woah it looks as if its for a game
                      but in the forums it is posted under pokecommunity rom hack
                      I'm confused...
                      This is a ROM Hack we are making :)
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                        This is a ROM Hack we are making :)
                        Woahhh guys this is amazing!! :D
                        you guys are taking rom hacking to the next level
                        great guys keep it up!! :D
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