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Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

Greetings,
In addition to a lot of the stuff in the feature list, these are ones I’ve bandied about and am considering. I’d REALLY like feedback on this!

1. Instant Pay by PayPal (Right Click -> Pay Now!)
2. Add more ‘Auction Management’ features (mark as paid, shipped, etc.)
3. Send email to (Bidder | Seller) for won/sold auctions.
4. Instant Messager messages on snipe results.
5. Wriet a structural and architectural commentary.
6. Generate a dependency graph.
7. Break up AuctionInfo into AuctionInfo values, and AuctionInfoStorage.
8. XMLify configuration file.
9. Break debugging out of JConfig? (For dependency reasons.)
10. Make AuctionsManager a listener for an ‘AddAuction’ event, to break UI dep.

11. Abstract the idea of an AuctionList? (Same reason, create a ‘GUIAuctionList’)

12. Provide a sum for the price for all selected auctions, for active auctions it’s the max bid you’ve got listed with JBidwatcher. For closed auctions, it’s the actual amount charged.

13. Multiple select for Information, Show Comments, and ‘View in Browser’
if you are using the local browser handler. This would show ‘Next’,
‘Prev’, ‘View eBay Page’ links, for example.

14. Keys: Delete should tie to Auction | Delete, Insert should tie to Auction | Add, CTRL-PageUp/PageDown might go to Next/Prev tab

15. Reserve (Met | Not Met) Icons, Paid-status Icons, PayPal accepted, & more.
16. Viewing Comments w/o Show Information. (Tooltip-style comments?)
17. Q: What’s up with Opera? (A: I don’t know why it doesn’t work w/ JBW!)
18. Send Auction List to other computer. (Dump the XML to it, or just item IDs?)
19. Allow searching through the saved HTML files, including the descriptions?

— Morgan Schweers, Cyberfox!

 
Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

Greetings,
Note that those are not in any particular order! (Well, they’re in the order that they came to mind while brainstorming about new features.)
— Morgan

 
Avatar (SF) Paul Gr... 4 post(s)

Please see my feedback below

1. Instant Pay by PayPal (Right Click -> Pay Now!)
I would just launch the https://www.paypal.com page. I’m nervous enough about PayPal to begin with…

2. Add more ‘Auction Management’ features (mark as paid, shipped, etc.)
These would be nice features. A link to a shipping calculators would be nice as well (USPS, UPS, FedEx)

3. Send email to (Bidder | Seller) for won/sold auctions.
eBay/PayPal does this well enough already. I don’t think it worth your effort.

4. Instant Messager messages on snipe results.
I don’t use IM. The ability to send email on this would be nice – IE mail to a cell phone or pager.

5. Wriet a structural and architectural commentary.
OK but only when you are done

6. Generate a dependency graph.
Code or Auctions? For code there are tools that do this already.

7. Break up AuctionInfo into AuctionInfo values, and AuctionInfoStorage.
no comment

8. XMLify configuration file.
it’s OK by me now…

9. Break debugging out of JConfig? (For dependency reasons.)
no comment

10. Make AuctionsManager a listener for an ‘AddAuction’ event, to break UI dep.
no comment

11. Abstract the idea of an AuctionList? (Same reason, create
a ‘GUIAuctionList’)
no comment

12. Provide a sum for the price for all selected auctions, for active auctions
it’s the max bid you’ve got listed with JBidwatcher. For closed auctions, it’s
the actual amount charged.
OK

13. Multiple select for Information, Show Comments, and ‘View in Browser’ if you are using the local browser handler. This would show ‘Next’,
‘Prev’, ‘View eBay Page’ links, for example.

Yes, good idea

14. Keys: Delete should tie to Auction | Delete, Insert should tie to Auction
| Add, CTRL-PageUp/PageDown might go to Next/Prev tab

Delete should also delete the watched item from My eBay

15. Reserve (Met | Not Met) Icons, Paid-status Icons, PayPal accepted, & more.
Yes!!!

16. Viewing Comments w/o Show Information. (Tooltip-style comments?)
no comment

17. Q: What’s up with Opera? (A: I don’t know why it doesn’t work w/ JBW!)
no comment

18. Send Auction List to other computer. (Dump the XML to it, or just item IDs?)

dump list so it can be imported on another machine.

19. Allow searching through the saved HTML files, including the descriptions?
OK but no critical.

Other ideas -
List in status number of views of an item being sniped in addition to number of bids.

Thanks again for a great program! BTW, I switched to WinXp and it works great for me!

 
Avatar (SF) Ryan 4 post(s)

There are a lot of good code side things you listed, but on the user side, here are the ones that sound the most helpful to me:

12/15 + use my ebay sync to check what max bid is.

18: ID as ASCI, and an import option for them would be nice IMHO.

Mind if I ask a side question? (e-mail if you want, or don’t answer if ya don’t want to) Do any Linux work, or are you mostly a Windows person?

Thanks for the great program – very cool and useful,

Ryan