My first impressions:
- the "upcoming events" lists Canada and USA only. There are a lot of events in Europe, for example, and I would assume getting most out of this myselft when travelling. The local events I usually know about. I guess the app could figure out the location of the user (if permitted, obviously) and display events nearby by default, with a possibility to change the location if needed. Use case: "going abroad next week, wonder if there's a tournament nearby".
- "places to play". Again, US states only. I don't know if there's a global pinball locator anywhere anymore that is any good, or if they provide an interface to hook into. But if there was, more global coverage would be much appreciated. Heck, if you want to add Finland, I happen to be responsible for our local database and would be happy to provide an API of some sort for the data if needed
- "the Pin-Trivia". Looks like a lot of fun. Have you written this all by yourself (you and your friends listed in the acknowledgement page), or would you consider crowdsourcing for new questions, for example here in Pinside? Or via the app, perhaps. Obviously moderation of some sort is needed.
- "Game info". The "Credits & release info" is not fetched programmatically from IPDB, right? Instead you've gathered the data from there and possibly various other sources manually? Sounds like a lot of work, but that's fine for the end user if you pull that off. The "rules & tips" I'm most interested in, and integration with pintips.net would be a huge plus. Now it's mostly the instruction card data, right? And that's fine, too, although I'd call that "instruction card" instead . The images I don't really care that much, but the videos I do, and linking to PAPA tutorials and tournament videos is a great choice. Better than the promo videos that many games link to, IMHO.
- "Links and resources". These I don't usually need in a hurry, but if I do, grouping them and prioritizing them a bit could improve that a bit.
- "Playfield puzzle", a fun idea Maybe I won't suck at this kind of puzzles after practicing with this for a while.
- "Tips for beginners". Good addition, I could see myself handing the phone over to a friend who hasn't played that much and is waiting for his turn while I play . Quite a lot of text, though. I usually use http://papa.org/learning-center/players-guide/?target=techniques for this. Maybe link to a video or two there?
Looking back to above, I sound a bit too negative, and that's not my intention. The app looks fun and useful and I'll definitely try that out when playing recreationally or in a competition. Keep up the good work and thank you for the app so far.