Yeah, I know. But it’s still something that’d take a little time to figure out
iOS just kills something from memory whenever it wants to, so I wouldn’t even trust it for more than 5 minutes straight. And to fully clear the canvas and whatever other page memory, it seems like you have to force quit the browser to reset that.
Since the web explorer allows you to discard edits to your draft, I’m not sure whether to make auto-saving local (so it restores from there if it crashes) or via upload to server. I’ll discuss this on Monday and see what everyone else thinks
I mean think about it!! The only thing Hopscotch is missing is custom audio and an animation system, and even though that’s a lot Scratch doesn’t have those cool things yet either :')
(Ok granted Scratch does have studios, comments and a lot of other things but still)
Yeah that totally makes sense. I have zero clue if this will help you but here’s a data structure you could use for the collaboration part:
There’s a bunch of papers on it and stuff, so it seems pretty technical. But maybe there’s a JS lib for this or something, I dunno lol
Honestly, when I start building up on tabs I usually just nuke all my tabs and start over with whatever I’m focused on. Keeps things organized
There’s browser history for a reason, right?
Anyways, what build system are you using? I think I’ve heard of one like that.
If you’re concerned about browser portability, it’s probably safe to fire up Firefox (at least for a moment) and do a quick black box test  before you deploy, just to mitigate the more obvious bugs that may arise from your build system haha. There’s probably a way to add polyfills, too. (See this page: Building a cross-browser extension - Mozilla | MDN)
@Awesome_E I can’t believe it… You made modded Hopscotch runnable on a smart fridge… :')
(You can run websites on Samsung smart fridges with screens, so I’m guessing it would work if the web version has touch support!!)
Testing the application without interacting with the underlying code unless you need to. (This is my first time adding a footnote!) ↩︎
Believe it or not, I don’t think I’d need to research much to get collaboration working. It’s all in the Project Revision system I created. I don’t want to come off as arrogant though , but that’s one of the things I am most proud of while making this whole thing – a really solid revision system
Build system for? The extension? I’m currently just using npm scripts (not much)
Browser support issues are much more rare than the whole thing just not building, but once those structural differences are accounted for, there’s little issues after that
Literally thought about this.
That’s true – but it makes a bigger difference than you’d initially think.
Would be cool, but probably not doable in a week for the official version.
The problem is if it crashes unexpectedly before you hit that, so a save button wouldn’t be quite the same
Charlotte HS: Kinda like Charlotte’s Web, the kids book
Itsy HS: Like the Itsy Bitsy Spider nursery rhyme?
Some other name ideas based off of aliens:
UFO HS: There are a lot of aliens and robots! You could try to add some fake lore and a cool icon with it haha. Also UFOs can move pretty fast, so it could kind of work as a drop in analogy for spider haha
Think of a name that Robot from HS would name their spaceship! Or a name from the other dome alien dude/Cosmic Cody.
Cosmic HS: Name it after Cosmic Cody!
For other context:
I was thinking of naming my HS programming language “Jumprope” (when I actually make it…) based off of playground activities, but obviously this is a WIP name. Also it seems that there’s a grading LMS system called JumpRope so I dunno.
If I think of anything better today I’ll get back to you on this haha
That’s optional – but I do want the name to be identifiable as HS-related (if possible, even without “HS” in the name) and to be able to tell right away that this is the extension doing the project editor modding
Interesting, but I’m not too sure how aliens have to do with it? I chose spider originally because it’s literally on the web, but I digress.
Sounds pretty cool, but I’m not sure how I’d explain the name
This could work – but the part of the name that would suggest that it’s doing the modding on the web is still eluding me
That’s a pretty cool idea
It could even be something simple like “HopKit: The Ultimate Toolkit for your Hopscotch projects” (which sounds nice but isn’t all that exciting of a name)
Aliens are cool, and Hopscotch has them! Also, technically people who don’t know what spider-crawling is wouldn’t really be able to tell that it’s a web tool just from it being spider themed, I think, but then again the target audience is probably mostly power users anyways…
Unless it’s more like, web-site… actually, that’s a pretty good pun lol :)
If you wanted to try making a pun off internet, you could name it after an outdoor sport somehow?
My first thought is Lacrosse: