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Mobile Multi-Platform Magic Life Counter

, 3 May 2013
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A simple web app that allows you to keep track of simple things like life totals, commander damage and card totals without having to download a mobile app or spend money.

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Introduction 

In celebration of its 20th anniversary and to combat the issues of platform specific mobile apps, I would like to make a simple web app that allows you to keep track of simple things like life totals, commander damage and card totals without having to download a mobile app or spend money.

Background 

The game, Magic the Gathering, is a long running strategic card game with a competetive community hundreds of thousands of dedicated players. The game has many mechanics including resources and life-totals that are typically kept track of with pen and paper or dice, which are famously clunkly and a hassle. Recently with the advent of pervasive electronics, smartphones and tablets, mobile apps have become popular in the community, but most of them are downloadable through the appstore and specific to a platform

Using the code

Everything is pretty basic client-side code that will start off with just having adjustable numbers and values, and later move on to having references to databased life loss by turn or card database. 

Points of Interest

Trying to learn more about web and do this as a learning tool, since I an relatively new to the industry and 

History 

  • 05/03/2013: Initial article.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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About the Author

Justin Wicker
Software Developer Quicken Loans
United States United States
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