In the first blog post about Exponuevo.de, I introduced the draughtsman Friedel Leistner and his project. I went into detail about the open source programmes WorkAdventure and Tiled, which were to serve us as the basis for the digital exhibition and opening event.
How did we proceed now that we had familiarised ourselves with this software?
With the free "Freemium" use, however, the basic functions are limited So that Friedel could create new virtual spaces, we hosted our own WA instance. We created a GitLab directory for the To be able to test them directly, we set up a Gitpod workspace. But this process was more cumbersome than helpful. We realised that all that was needed was a simpleSo we switched to Cloudron's Surfer app.
WorkAdventure (WA) is a web-based collaborative service that runs on a central server. However, with the free "freemium" use, the basic functions are limited and in addition, only 15 users or avatars and companions are possible at the same time. So that Friedel could create new virtual rooms, we hosted our own WA instance. We created a GitLab directory for the tilesets he designed. To be able to test them directly, we set up a Gitpod workspace. But this procedure was more cumbersome than helpful. We realised that all that was needed was a simple repository where the maps were stored and accessible from the engine via the file path. So we switched to Cloudron's Surfer App. Cloudron is a complete solution that we often use - because of the clear administration of apps on a server, but also because of the high number of possible apps that can be installed. In the course of the process, we used many more technologies from this platform.
So the workflow was now clearer: Friedel created and developed his maps and uploaded them for testing. In the process, he noted down wishes and questions, which we discussed in the weekly meetings. While he added more and more painted details and playful ideas to his exhibition location, we took care of the technical implementation of the functionalities.