Collectible PinTrader App (iOS and Android) for tracking/trading

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  1. smallcandles

    smallcandles New Member

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    I've been working on an iOS and Android app for quite a while now for keeping track of your Disney Pin collection, wants, and traders. I have a few people besides my family trying it out, but it could really use a larger number of people using it and adding pins to make sure it's truly ready for general release.

    If you're interesting in trying it out, go to Collectible PinTrader and send a private message to the "Collectible Pin Trader" user with your email and whether you use Android or iOS (or both!). For Android, you need to specify the gmail account you use with your device. For iOS it is easier if it's your iTunes email address, but I think it can be any email.

    We are still working out the logistics, but all images and most of the pin information will be shared with the public under a Creative Commons License. This means that photos and information which are used by the app will be available to the public for whatever use they choose -- including creating another app or website for Disney Pin trading -- as long as they also share their photos and data freely. It's the community's work and it should stay in the community. The link to the shared drive is on the site, although we haven't yet uploaded any photos/data.

    Note that messaging and trading are not yet enabled in the app, but should be available soon.
     
  2. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    You might want to contact @markheardjr for information regarding this app. He had done/was doing a similar one and Disney nixed it in the butt.

    You can find him on Facebook too (same name). He can tell you all about it.
     
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  3. smallcandles

    smallcandles New Member

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    Thanks, I'll contact him. Not sure why an app would be any different from PinPics or other trading sites though.
     
  4. smallcandles

    smallcandles New Member

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    Mark was gracious enough to share the details of his story. It was more a case of Apple keeping him from distributing and less about Disney (although Disney was not helpful). There are a number of things different about the app I'm writing which fall squarely into the fair use category, so I have some confidence that Apple will allow the final release. If they for some reason do not, there is an Android version and I can release a Windows (desktop) version as well.
     
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    Also for those that don't use Facebook, you can send me a private message with your information. Note that you will need either a Facebook or a Gmail account in order to use the app.
     
  6. smallcandles

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    Version 1.0.0 has been released in the Google Play store for Android (versions 6.0 and higher). So no need to sign up to beta test any longer. Just go to the store and search for "pintrader" and you'll find it.

    iOS version is awaiting review.
     
  7. smallcandles

    smallcandles New Member

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    Apple has now approved the release and it should be in the app store within 24 hours. :)
     
  8. watzshakinbacon

    watzshakinbacon B for Belle or B for bacon?

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    I don’t suppose there’s any way to use the existing PinPics database, is there? I want to dl the app, but I already have PinPics to catalog and maintain my collection so I’m debating about using the new app..


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  9. smallcandles

    smallcandles New Member

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    I would need PinPics permission to use their database and that isn’t something they are going to give. The only solution is to create the entire database again

    Right now we are in the early stages of that creation, so we need the community to help with this process. The plan is to export the database on a regular basis to a public location so that the community doesn’t have to go through this again.
     
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  10. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    Check with @ryanfury to see if he'll ok you using Pin Trading Database. We don't have as many pins, but we do have over 17,000 pins listed. :D
     
  11. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    Nope. Most definitely a no-no. You should have been here when Disney Pin Place was created and extinguished...that was a sight.
     
  12. smallcandles

    smallcandles New Member

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    I'll do that. I was planning on speaking with whoever was the admin for that site (thanks for the contact) once we had enough pins in our database to provide a more equal sharing model. If he's open to something sooner, I'm game. I still haven't written the scripts to export the existing database we have to Google Drive, but that shouldn't take particularly long if I understand the Google Drive stuff correctly.
     
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  13. bretu

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    Got the App will try to help.
     

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