Ok, aside from this being my first post in the forums, I'm not new to the PSP. I have a 1.5 that I purchased the first week of the US release, and have plenty of homebrew etc working just fine, but I want to venture into a new territory. If the topic wasn't quite clear, what I'm looking to do is create a database of sorts, initially for Bar drinks/shots, then eventually adding trivia and tricks etc, much like a lot of bars that have a rolodex style system. So the 0.00001 version basically means everything is in the planning stages and I'm looking for ideas :)
I'm debating on whether or not I want to code it in LUA because I'd like to have the quickest access possible, but my coding skills are um, well, crap to say the least, but I'd rather not have to fire up LUA Player first, then access the app.
Basically what I'd like to do is have a simple menu that shows something like Mixed Drinks, Shots, Frozen Drinks, Trivia, Tricks, etc. You get the idea. Then once a menu item is selected, I'm guessing an a-c, d-f, g-i type of scheme would work best for locating the drink. Somewhere down the line maybe a search feature, but the quicker access the better, and no form of typing on the psp has been faster than something like "a-c -> scroll -> Cosmo" or something like that. (yes, I know how to make one, just an example :P)
Another issue I'm facing is the best possible way to get the info in to the initial build. Drink databases aren't terribly hard to find, but manually adding EVERY one to the system is not something I'm looking forward to. Please don't misunderstand, I'm not asking for someone to code this for me, just trying to be very clear as to what it is I'm trying to accomplish so that I get the best possible responses and not too much mis-information due to my lack of clarity.
Anyone else think something like this might be useful, or any pointers on the best way to get started since I'm not building a "game" per se, so there are a lot of topics/faqs/posts etc that won't play in to what it is I'm looking to end up with. Any help is greatly appreciated. Sorry for the rant :P