Remember back in 2013 when Jon Lander announced plans for an EVE Online mobile tie-in with the immortal words, “This time next year, you’ll have EVE Mobile in your hands?” Things didn’t exactly work out as planned back then, and Jon Lander has since left the company, but you’ll be glad to know that CCP didn’t abandon the idea of a mobile tie-in. Today at EVE Fanfest 2016, CCP showed off a beta version of a new EVE Mobile companion app for Android and iOS that could become an essential part of practically every player’s arsenal.
In addition to letting players read and respond to EVEmails from their mobile devices and providing access to in-game corporate calendars, EVE Mobile will deliver all of your in-game notifications to your phone in realtime and allow you to select which types to enable push notifications for. You can also add multiple characters to the app, use it to manage your subscriptions, and see details of your characters such as what ship they are currently flying. Many alliances already use out-of-game tools to organise players, but having an official companion app that ties directly into the EVE servers could make it an essential tool for every pilot.