Done idea ui ux Suggested by: Guido • Upvoted: 13 Feb • Comments: 57
it is obvious, isnt it?
Would you guys like to play on the mobile browser or an app?
Whatever you can implement faster.
Web app or native app, doesn't really matter. Whatever you find to have the best performance.
A thought. All of your player base today comes from the desktop web version if you develop a native app (iOS, Android) maybe that will reach new people and in turn introduce them to the current version and grow the overall player base.
Hey guys, try out the mobile version by going to the browser in your mobile phones: https://hexs.io/
Let me know what needs changes, how I can change it to make it better etc..
I see only screen with logo, relatively empty hamburger menu on the left side and some icon without function on the right side. Graphics is nice, but we're waiting for game ;)
@muhyng isn't it telling you to rotate the phone to landscape? https://gyazo.com/c1c61e8b3898c4dbd38172157232f031
Yes, it is. At first, phone was in portrait mode, after message I turned it. And refresh. And then still the same screen. The same In incognito mode (in landscape mode from beginning). Are there any other requirements? I've got iPhone SE.
@Muhyng could you upload screenshots and go to this site and tell me how much it says: http://howbigismybrowser.com/
Here you are https://imgur.com/a/HDUmXfa
And that site shows "320x454" in portrait and "Rotate your device or enlarge your browser window to continue" in landscape.
Love the idea of a mobile app. I'm just not sure how you guys will get away with it, seeing as "Catan Universe" has a mobile app that they are trying to sell, as well as other devs, on the app stores. Is that part of the reason for the change to "Colonist"?
Has anyone ever been able to play a match on a mobile?
It never works for me. Please, its the only thing missing, i love your Work.
Troll management should be priority over app, which will further strain developers resources. See following suggestions:
Room: kicked people should stay kicked https://colonist.featureupvote.com/suggestions/51003/room-kicked-people-should-stay-kicked-and-not-rejoin
Report players https://colonist.featureupvote.com/suggestions/62937/report-players
Lock username to prevent trolling https://colonist.featureupvote.com/suggestions/53006/lock-username-once-created-to-prevent-trolling
If you combine all the 'troll management' feature suggests, they are by and far #1 problem on katan.io (100s of upvotes).
Not a mobile app.
Mobile app would be awesome, if troll mgmt is fixed. Troll mgmt fixes = better experience for non-trolls.
App would be great even if site already exists as mobile site is still not as native feeling, still subject to page being refreshed, would be cleaner. At very least pwa Web app would be improvement too.
Web on mobile seems playable. But ads cover Vital popups and info.
I play on the mobile version quite a lot - I would say it could and should be improved.
When you join a room for a game it often looks as if I've been kicked out, but I am definitely still connected to the room, but it shows the home screen. To resolve this I have go to home.
It's hard to tap the correct point on the board, for instance when building. Yes you can zoom, but it's just really clunky.
On Chrome the browser frame is persistent. This should be hidden to free up more playing space.
The mobile app kicks me out to home every time I try to join a room. Tried from multiple mobiles devices and all 4 participants had the same issue. I click, its opens, and I’m send back to home.
When playing mobile version on iOS, it is very hard to trade because the resource cards in the bottom left corner of the screen are almost impossible to tap. They get stuck in the curve of the screen and sometimes I have to try tapping 50 times to select the resource. I sometimes select all of them and then deselect the ones I don’t want (it is much easier to deselect bc that is not in the bottom corner of the screen).
Hey guys, couple of things I noticed which would improve the mobile browser experience on Android:
1) When I host a room, I can't change my room name
2) When I enter a room or host a room, and tap on the chat option on the left, I practically exit the room. Please make this experience better. I would like to give my opinion on whether I prefer x VPs or y players or whether I would like friendly robber on etc, you get the idea
3) Please increase the text limit for featureupvote lol
4) When I am hosting a game and I am in the room before the start of the game, please make it easier to transfer host. If my friend has hosted a game and I have bought your packs a seamless transfer of host would be nice to add a better map.
5) When in the game on the phone, the pass button comes right next to the trade button. 4/10 times I misclick on that due to my big fingers instead of trade, it ends turn. Suggest a different place.
Why isnt there an app on Google Play yet?
An app would be better than the browser and I've been playing with the browser bat is not very comfortable.
Browser doesn't work well... Let's hope for an iOS app soon!
still waiting! :) keep on your good job
Not possible to login with the smartphone browser. We can only remain anonymous.
I am trying to make it work on mobile or iPad for quite sometime, but nothing matches a native mobile app. Happy to pay some fees for mobile app too.
In the last update they increase the size of buttons in the left so I cant select wood and brick cards when i play a develoment card.
Last update has hijacked the phobe game play with the size of buttons. When playing select two resources or monopoly the left two or three resources can't be selected.
Trouble login into account on ipad
difficult to play on iphone right now.
- map won’t take up full screen (blue bars above and below) and zoom is very limited
- can’t zoom chat window, difficult to chat
- tricky to accept/deny trades without hitting wrong button
- impossible to use monopoly (trying to select resource clicks gear icon instead)
Can't use dev cards for monopoly and year of plenty properly due to oversized discord icon in mobile browser. When switching to desktop mode on mobile browser, I can zoom in past discord icon, but selecting resources for those dev cards don't work in desktop mode on mobile browser.
Can only choose grain and ore for monopoly. Discord button blocks wood, brick, and sheep on mobile browser.
Also realized in desktop mode on mobile browser that ad banner can also block selecting resources for monopoly and year of plenty
There's a slight workaround to discord icon issue in Chrome mobile. You can try to force enable zoom in accessibility settings. Then while using mobile mode (not desktop mode) you can change your screen orientation accordingly. This way when using monopoly or year of plenty,you can adjust view to access the resources that are normally blocked by the discord icon. It's still hard to select them but makes it easier.
Yeah this aint happening.
When is the iOS app coming?
I play on my iphone 7 in landscape mode. When I accidentally rotate to portrait mode mid-game then return to landscape, a blank bar appears at the bottom and the game gets even smaller!
I am introducing my friends to play via their phones, and everything was easy to pick up, except for remembering what resources are needed for each build item (road/settlement/city).
On browser I can tell them to hover their cursor over the icons, but on mobile there seems to be no way. Maybe allow mobile players to see resource requirements and names by tap-holding the icons?
I know there aren't many resource combinations to remember, but for first-time players who have never played Catan it can be a bit daunting. Even more so when it comes to the Cities and Knights expansion.
"App for iPad" (suggested by R on 2021-11-06), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
was playing on mobile for a month and as of yesterday, can't enter the lobby. Only can join games. Not ideal.
Browser version no longer allows bot games. Is it just me?
I can’t play against bots on mobile anymore!!!! Can someone fix this please it might be because of the Iphone 15.1 update which switched the layout of my browser but idk please help.
Having a tough time on this new mobile interface. No longer easy to trade or look for games.
New patch makes it almost impossible for mobile users. Nothing lines up or is adjustable. You can’t even scroll through the available games.
New patch means 1) can't see the speed of games any more on mobile or tablet, so have to choose a game blind 2) can't trade any more as the chat/commentary box is disproportionately large and covers the part of the screen where trades come up - no trades possible
Same as above - can’t see game speed or chats on an iPad
Please roll back to previous version.
Lobby UI completely and seriously broken
In game UI broken, impossible to trade unless one goes to web desktop version.
Also for chrome browser, as in previous versions, if one tries to chat it automatically exits the lobby.
Mobile phone Galaxy A52
as a non-gamer, I play games mostly on my bus to uni. Or at a line. I think there are a lot of people like me; a very fast base Catan game is guaranteed to end within half an hour, so if one has half an hour to burn, why not play a Catan game? From a market standpoint, I think that a mobile version is a top priority. And I definitely don't think that because I personally want one.
Buttons to build settlements etc are tiny on Huawei P30 pro. At least it would be nice to have a zoomable or resizeable option. Currently unable to zoom except on the map.Thank you.