Development of the next version of EV-GEAR for iOS, which will be version 2.0, is progressing steadily. Some of you may be growing impatient or losing interest at this point, so I want to share some information and screenshots with you all today.
First, much of the interface of EV-GEAR 2.0 will look familiar since it is similar. The iPad and Retina 4-inch interfaces are not yet ready to show, but they are in the works. The major new feature I will discuss today is the Party. The Party is where you can switch between 6 Pokémon you are training. The Party is accessed from the redesigned Pokémon selection screen, which brings us to the first screenshot.
As you can see, the selected Pokémon is displayed with its type(s), EV yield, and some nice, friendly instructions. By tapping the Party button in the top left corner, you can access the Party, which initially looks like this.
Behold the Party. This is where you can switch between your Pokémon and do other things like save their progress and delete them. The first step is to tap on one of the 6 slots. Then, you will have to make a choice.
This should be fairly self-explanitory. The save button will save the currently loaded Pokémon to the selected Party slot. The load button will load the Pokémon saved to the selected Party slot. The delete button will remove the selected Pokémon from the Party. Let’s tap the save button for now.
As you can see, the Pokémon has been saved to the Party. Now, I can start training another Pokémon, save that one to another slot when I’m finished, and pick up where I left off with Charizard later.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this small preview of EV-GEAR 2 for iOS. Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you liked or didn’t like. There will be more preview posts coming soon so stay tuned.
People have different preferences when EV training. If you have a favorite EV training spot that you’d like to see in EV-GEAR, I want to hear about it. I will consider all suggestions from any games, but EV-GEAR should contain only the best EV training spots, so make a case for your EV training spot and tell me why you like it. A good EV training spot should have at least a 50% chance of encountering Pokémon who provide EVs for a certain stat. An ideal EV training spot contains a Pokémon with a 100% encounter rate (or two Pokémon with a 50% encounter rate who each provide EVs for the same stat, etc.) and is also easily accessible (for example, not deep inside of a cave).
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With the release of the new Black 2 and White 2 games, I’m sure a lot of EV-GEAR users are wondering if there will be updates to include support for those games. Rest assured, there will be. I’m currently focusing my efforts on a new version of EV-GEAR for iOS which will include many new features. Don’t worry, the Windows and Mac versions will also receive these updates. On the list of currently planned updates:
- Support for Black 2 and White 2
- Support for iPad and iPhone 5 (iOS version only)
- New application design utilizing an SQLite database to improve performance
- Ability to save/load Pokémon configurations
- Support for more EV-related items
If you didn’t see the feature you’ve been hoping for listed here, please leave a reply and let me know about your ideas.
EV-GEAR has officially moved to a new home, EV-GEAR.COM. This is where you can find official downloads and new information regarding EV-GEAR. If you come across any problems with the new website, please feel free to leave a reply to this post and let me know. If you like EV-GEAR or if you have a suggestion or a problem with the application, please leave a reply on the download page of the appropriate version of EV-GEAR.
EV-GEAR 1.0 for Mac OS X is now available. It contains the same features as the Windows version. EV-GEAR for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.
EV-Gear Free 1.2 for iOS is now available for download on the App Store.
EV-GEAR 1.2.1 for iOS is now available for download on the App Store.
EV-GEAR 1.2.1 for iOS has been submitted to the App Store for review. Here is the ChangeLog for this version:
- Bug fixes.
- Updated the application’s homepage URL.
EV-GEAR 1.2 for iOS is now available for download on the App Store.
EV-GEAR 1.2 for iOS has been submitted to the App Store for review. Once it has been approved, EV-Gear Free 1.2 will also be submitted for review. Here is the ChangeLog for this version:
- Users can now create a customized training area containing any 8 Pokémon. This feature allows users to use EV-GEAR to train at any area.
- Swipe to the far left to access buttons for each of the 6 EV-enhancing vitamin items.
- Swipe to the far right to view an event log which reminds the user of the 50 most recent actions he or she has taken while using EV-GEAR.
- Improved app responsiveness; most noticeable on older iPod Touch and iPhone 3GS.
- New retina graphics.