Collaboration instead of Competition

Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by realigion, Aug 8, 2010.

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Would you be interested in starting a collaborative effort/platform for mods?

  1. Yes - Developer/Coder

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  2. Yes - Designer/Artist

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  3. No - Developer/Coder

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  1. realigion
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    Damn... that last option is "No - Designer/Artist"
    Could a mod possibly fix that?





    Hey guys,

    I'm assuming almost all of you regulars here have heard of DarkEdge before. This theme was enormously successful due to the meeting of the two sides of Android theming: Design (me) and coding (Xeudoxus).

    As far as I know, there hasn't been another theme received with such excitement or loyalty as DarkEdge.

    But what if we could make every theme as complete, big, successful, and unique as DarkEdge? I see, time and time again, there may be a well-designed theme, but no custom code to back it up. More often, there is a badly-designed theme, with plenty of code to try to make it unique in a different way.

    My question is: Would anyone be interested in starting a collaborative effort to construct themes?

    With coders and designers with similar interests teaming up, we could make the Android modification scene unstoppable. Not only with themes/mods flooding out, but VERY high quality ones, for any taste.

    While the primary team would only consist of high-level designers and coders, we could also provide a training and practice platform for those wishing to reach higher. As of right now, teams aren't an issue. Just is anyone interested?
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    Reserved by REAL
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    I always want to reach higher! Knowledge is key.
    Bump.....Nice thread
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    Fixed.....

    Lucky I stumbled on it : )

    next time (if their is one) pm one of us and we'll take care of it.
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    I can try! lol
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    Nice, anyone else interested?
    Thanks Cereal :)
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    I know nothing about coding or theming but this does seem like a good idea.
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    Thanks for the bump and support Justin :)
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    i can try as well, i don't know much about coding, but if there's anyway i can help maybe in other ways let me know. :D
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    How could I not be Interested...Great Idea and Thread Concept

    If I could have Voted twice I would have...Yes and Yes
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    This is a great idea! I mean, look at Alternative Dark, that theme is awesome looking, but now the maker is leaving. If we had more people like realigion and Xeudoxus, themes would be awesomer. I wish I could help, but I'm just starting to learn Java and I don't know what else I would need. I'm really interested in this, if someone could point me in the right direction to what I would need to help out, I'd start asap. Not very good with design, I haven't gone after it even though I have some great ideas in my head.
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    Hey Swift, well I'm glad to know you're interested! Like I said, if I were to go all-out on something like this, it'd have a platform and system for tutoring, practice, beta-releases, reviews, etc (if a coder wanted to help me with a dedicated website).
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    I want in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    no problem if i knew more about the stuff i would vote.. i would like to learn but i have to have idiots guide to it :) if it does burn gasoline or diesel i cant figure it out without help..
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    I voted YES as an artist/designer only because I think that teamwork, if kept professional, is a great way to get things done. I personally don't know if I would be much of a help because after completing my Luna Theme I am now trying to step back and get back to my other artwork, photography. I love all the support and praise my theme had, but I don't see making another full theme for a long time because it takes time. I am an artist that needs to get back to his camera!

    My Thoughts: I like that you want to bring coders and artists together to make something big, however I have one other issue. Although I am not personally a fan of minimalist themes I think that DarkEdge was the bomb. The only issue with it is that I feel like a lot of people had problems or just a hard time getting it all to work right. I feel like it would be fantastic to get ROM devs, Coders, and artists together to make a kick-butt theme that comes in the ROM. One install and that is that, you're in. Only issue with this is that some people like one ROM and not another, some like some functions and not others. I would love to see a full package. (Please not minimalism! Let's utilize dimension!)