Now that Eve Gate is gone, how are we supposed to check on things?
The mobile app CCP introduced and can’t develop for almost a ear now is less than mediocre and all ti is good for is sending EvEmails and checking skills. There are apps out there that can do a lot more and are developed by like 1 or 2 Eve fans in their free time.
Things no app I know of can do (CCP’s included) are:
Check characters profile details, such as - employment history, current corporation. When I recruit people, I check on them when am away from my desktop and we live in the 21st century.
How will CCP replace eve.gate and why did you decommission it in the first place?
In addition to this, in the coming months we’ll be speaking with the EVE Community and the Council of Stellar Management to prioritize expansion of EVE Portal into a wider ranging companion app for EVE Online, so stay tuned for further information.
However, in the next few months, traditional API keys will be useless as CCP have deprecated the XML API and everyone will shift to the Eve Swagger Interface and then provide access to their information via SSO login with authorization to access info.
I expect that between now and the end of the XML api, new third-party apps will appear that allow you to obtain all the information you need, just by having someone login into an app and include a destination for the information to be sent.
A lot of the basic info that can be found in game should be using public end points within ESI.
For example, I can use ESI to search the database using your name. That will return your character ID. Using your character ID I can get all sorts of information such as the name of the corporation and alliance that you’re in, your corporation history and alliance history.
For more in-depth searches then you need to get API authorisation.
Evanova works for me. Bit sluggish at times though:
EveTradeMaster for trading, but if you move a lot of volume expect to get data mined. If you’re a small time trader it’s probably fine.
Edit: To clarify, EveTradeMaster has a ton of fantastic functions. It’s just web based and pulls API so it’s very likely the owner runs it to data mine. Even with that being the case, I still think its worth using if you’re not large enough to compete with the big names. It’s just that good.