Category Archives: News

No love for EMD in February?

Hello EMD users,

 

So far for this month we have not received a single donation. Remember that the continuation of EMD is entirely up to you. Our server hosts unfortunately don’t accept payments in ISK, so please consider donating today to keep the website running by going here.

If you have any questions about the site or the current development status, feel free to shoot Suzee Sasen a mail in-game. Thank you for your continued support!

 

-Suzee


Historic Data Restored

Hello EMD users,

 

I am pleased to announce that we have implemented a solution to restore historic market data. Early analysis looks to be successful. Whether we keep historic data down the road however remains to be seen, as it takes up a massive amount of database space, which keeps our costs to maintain the site higher.


February Update

Hello EMD users,

Here’s an update for the month of January:

Development

  • We’re noticing some bugs causing some orders to not appear on the front end. We’re working to rectify this.
  • We’re working to make our API faster and more responsive to calls.
  • We will soon begin making the database more lightweight, which will make the overall site quicker for all.

Overhead

  • We missed our $100 goal last month by $20. Remember, this site runs off of donations from YOU. The server isn’t cheap due to how much data gets processed daily. Therefore, please consider making a donation going forward. Tell your friends too. We greatly appreciate every donation we get as it helps to keep the site running.

Feature Survey – Historic Data

Hello EMD users,

We’re conducting a survey about our historic data, whether we should continue to host it or do away with it. Please click here to take the survey, we really appreciate it.


Currency is a Sea of Green

Hello EMD users,

As you may have noticed, the data currency on the site has turned from a sickly yellow to a sea of green, meaning the average market order is no older than 15 minutes old from its last time of update.

This is part of Phase 1 in our 4 Phase plan to roll out a new and improved EMD. If this is helping you to make better market decisions, make more profits, or just makes you happy, please consider donating to your favorite market website (aka EMD) to help pay for the servers and its talented developers.

We will now chug forward on the second part of Phase 1, as well as fixing bugs here and there as well as minor overall improvements. We hope that you are as excited as we are for what’s to come!

 

-Suzee


EMD 1.0

Hello EMD users,

tl;dr: Major improvements coming, such as current data and a better user experience. Please donate to support the site’s development and server costs.

 

Data is large, fast, and valuable. Many derive value from it through extensive analysis, while others simply give it a glance and go. Regardless of the kind of analysis someone performs on data, many agree on one point: data is power.

The website has been breaking under the stress of bugs and Ascension release with Alpha Clones and the increased use of citadels. Many of you have expressed disappointment, but were hopeful that all would become fixed and smooth once more. I am here to announce that the hope you have is well-founded, as there is now a roadmap in place with myself and a couple of talented developers to not only fix what is wrong, but make it better, faster, and more reliable. Expect major changes in the coming weeks. Some of the most notable changes will include:

  • More current market data, with >80% of data being up to 30 minute freshness
  • Faster response times to page requests.
  • UI redesign
    • A more pleasant user experience
  • API optimization; speed increases.

I will be pushing regular updates as we implement phases of the roadmap, which will lead to Eve-MarketData 1.0. While we undergo this, I again ask you as users to please help us pay for the server costs, and once you see sustainable improvements, increase those donations to help pay for the developers’ time. This can be achieved through paypal donations and in-game isk donations respectively. We’re excited to show you our work and what’s to come. Stay tuned!

 

-Suzee


Website fixes and improvements

Hello EMD users,

Some of you may have noticed that the site was not getting data for several hours. We recently implemented a patch that caused several things to bug out and explode. We have now rectified these issues. Should any new issues arrive, please eve-mail Suzee Sasen in-game.

This patch was to deal with the issue of a substantial increase in market volume (about 50% increase) since the release of Ascension. You should notice a speed increase with the website. Next, some item orders were not showing up, such as the Apostle. The issue was found and fixed. Let us know if anything is still not showing up, not including Citadel orders since that data isn’t available to us yet. We will be working on getting data currency more towards realtime, as the increase in order volume has slowed the currency on our end.

 

I would like to take the chance to thank a couple of large donors that donated recently. Thanks to them, they paid off the remainder of last month and contributed a portion towards this month. You know who you are. Everyone else, please continue to donate or do so if you haven’t yet. We need those donations to keep the site clear of ads and more importantly, to pay the server costs.

Stay tuned for a roadmap of new features, coming soon™