I started playing Eve Online off and on since 2012. When playing, my capsuleer sometimes mines ore from a distant asteroid belt and those raw materials are in turn used to create internet space ships, modules, ammo, and lots of other items in the game. Those items can be destroyed in-game creating a vibrant player-driven market.
Other players are willing to pay someone to move items from one region of space to another and I found myself moonlighting as space ship trucker. I was doing this for a while when I realized that while moving goods for other players, that sometimes a region I am visiting is selling these market items for less than someone is willing to buy them for in another region.
I started to search for these deals, watching out for margin trade scammers and other bad deals. I needed a tool to help find these deals and CCP graciously provides an API to access market information to help 3rd party developers create tools outside of the game.
During my free time, I took it upon myself to start writing a tool to gather Eve Online’s market data, searching for deals. It was also an opportunity to explore learning Java, the Android SDK, and the process to get an app approved on the Google Play Store.
After months of writing the back end code in python, and the Android application to display that information, I created my first Android application Eve Market Deals!
I hope others find it as useful as I do. I intend to continue developing it adding features and exploring more ideas.