Sunday, November 3, 2013

Project XIII Alpha Desktop app is Available

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http://www.projectxiii.com/ click on “News”
By D, published on RTS on September 16, 2013

Three nights ago- in the wee hours of the morning over here- Caleb released the first Alpha version of the Project XIII desktop app. I didn’t post about it until I had had a chance to download it myself and play with it for a while.

The desktop app can be downloaded from http://www.projectxiii.com/ click on “News” in the upper right hand, and there is a link to start the down load.

I made my first attempt to set up ProjectXIII on my computer two nights ago and didn’t have very much luck.  When I spoke with everyone in the RTS skype room, many there were having the same problem that they were getting a notice saying that they were not connected to the internet.  Yesterday, Caleb walked me through the entire process.  Last night, He released the next Alpha Version of the Desktop app and everyone seems to be having a much easier time to get it going.  One thing to be aware of is that you have to Unzip the file that you download!!  (yea, we all know I’m not very techie, so this step seemed to miss my consciousness, lol).  Regardless, I’m now in Project XIII and having fun playing and learning the ropes.

The one piece that is very cool is the Images part of the app.  You can drag any picture from your computer into the Images folder, then click and you can edit them on the spot IN ProjectXIII and do all sorts of things with them.  You can also change your background to show a slide show of your photos on PXIII instead of the “chalkboard” background (go to dashboard, click on admin panel and click “use personal background”)  There will be more options in this area coming soon- such as editing your colours for the folders, and the fonts etc….

So the second Alpha version is now available.  Please remember: it’s an “alpha” version, it’s not even in beta yet, so please play and have fun, but expect that there will be glitches here and there…. it’s a work in progress!!  But Caleb and his team of devs are working at lightening speed to crank out new sections- like “groups”, and to polish the existing PXIII systems.

Please take a moment to watch the interview I did with Caleb last week where he  fully explains what “alpha” is, and what to expect from PXIII at this point.  You can view the interview HERE

See you over there!
.D.