√ Added a lot of new questions in Quiz mode.
√ New correct answer pop ups in Quiz mode.
√ Added higher resolution text & coins in various modes.
√ More dialogue added.
√ Faster load times.
July was another month filled with app update progress. During the middle of July I finished the Motivational Quotes to Inspire 2.0 update. Work on it in July first consisted of adding new quotes and then when I thought I was finished with that I continued work on adding the Spanish feature. For the Spanish feature I first worked on translating the settings sections. Then I quickly translated all the English quotes into Spanish with the help of major translator programs. After that I then I added the off/on language switch on the settings scene graphically and within the code. I wanted to make sure it was quick & seemless, and it turned out that way. There’s no load time on the settings screen when making the language switch and when you go back to the quotes screen the quote you viewed before going to the settings is there in the language chosen.
After finishing the Spanish feature I ended up going back and adding new quotes a few times in which I then had to translate those quotes and change random search parameters within the app code. After getting to a point were I felt satisfied with the quantity & quality of new quotes I made a final build and began testing. There were only a few bugs found during testing and they were quick fixes. The app itself was compiled with a newer improved version of the engine I used for it initially so that also resulted in faster load times. I also switched the ad provider from iAds to AdMob since Apple shut down iAds, which will also prevent any bugs from happening by having old code pertaining to iAds.
Towards the end of July I finished the Saving Bunnies update and ported it to Google Play as a new release for that App Store. The first thing I worked on with that app was removing the initial startup ad and removing iAds since Apple shut down iAds as mentioned above. I then added Revmob & AdMob ads. The Revmob ads are banner ads that appear after the game session and sometimes on the main menu screen depending on which App Store version. The AdMob ads are interstitial and appear after the game session is played a few times. Neither ad is shown during gameplay which I make sure is true with all my free games that have ads. I also updated the mountain graphics because they were the only original graphics within the game that I felt didn’t flow well with the rest of the look of the game. This app was also compiled with a newer improved game engine which resulted in faster overall load times and audio enhancements that improved the sound clarity.
App development work in August will consist of……….more update work! I hope to finish the major update for Professor Piggy Bank that I started working on a few months ago and also finish a couple of minor app updates along the way as well. Until next time ∞
Also, the new update to the iOS version includes new mountain graphics, audio enhancements, and faster load times. These improvement are also within the two new Android versions mentioned above.
Thank you to the thousands of players that have already saved thousands of bunnies. I hope you continue to enjoy the game, and welcome to the new players. Have fun saving those bunnies!
√ Added a lot of old & new quotes.
√ Added a Spanish language feature which translates the entire app into Español.
√ Increased performance to provide faster initial load times.
New quotes added are from various people including; Elon Musk, Serena Williams, Albert Einstein, Satoru Iwata, Mark Zuckerberg, Muhammad Ali, and many more!
During the first part of June I worked on and finished answer graphics for the Professor Piggy Bank update which included possible answers and correct answer congratulation pop ups. Then I organized answers and incorrect answers in a spreadsheet for game implementation in Quiz mode. The next step for this update will be to record a lot of new dialogue for quiz mode. My wife did a great job delivering the dialogue originally so I’ll be getting her to lend me her lovely voice again. Now we just need to schedule a day when we’re both available, ready and have one of our parents keep the kids.
In June I also finished and released the 2.0 & 1.5.5 update for Chinatown Fortune Cookie. The update features a lot of new fortunes and enhancements to all graphics. The amount of fortunes in app is really enormous. This app as well as all of my other apps do not require an internet connection to use their main features so I try to make sure my apps are well equipped and packed with offline content without being too bloated of course.
Towards the end of June I started working on an update to Motivational Quotes to Inspire. So far the main work on it has been the addition of new quotes. Like Chinatown Fortune Cookie mentioned above, this app is also packed with data for the quotes and this update will add even more to an already astounding list. In July I plan on continuing work on this update by adding more quotes and adding a Spanish language feature which will display all the quotes & settings in Spanish. Then after finishing the motivational quotes app update I’ll hopefully get close to completing the piggy bank app update. Until next time ∞
During the first part of the month I finished the UI design work for the Chinatown Fortune Cookie update. I made completely new higher resolution buttons to replace the older ones, and updated the text in one of the scenes. After making the new images I added them to the app itself and slightly rearranged the positioning. Now that the look of the app is complete I’ll be working on adding new fortunes. Once the new fortunes are added I’ll incorporate the new ad network and also port the app to the Google Play app store.
The main app that I worked on in May was Professor Piggy Bank. First I enhanced resolutions for buttons & text that were left out of the previous update that featured some resolution updates. After finishing those enhancements I started working on question & answer graphics. First I enhanced the resolution of some original answers and then added new questions to a spreadsheet. After adding new lines to that spreadsheet it resulted in the question amount in quiz mode more than doubling. After finishing additional questions I worked on setting up answer graphics for the new questions as well as several other answers to be shown as other possible incorrect answers. While working on these new questions & answer graphics I also enhanced the resolution for the older questions & answers. In June I’ll be finishing the remaining images and hopefully recording new audio for the questions. I plan on hopefully being finished with the update and submitting it sometime in July.
Towards the end of May I made a new promo banner for Ultra Soccer Match Soundboard to showcase the countries that are in the Anthems section. I did this by simply adding 32 flags to each side of the banner which in total shows the 64 countries now in the app thanks to the awesome 2.0 update that was recently released. June is a big international soccer/football month with two major tournaments, Copa America & Euro 2016, so I want to make sure I’m able to increase relevant marketing of my soccer celebration app that also happens to feature all the countries participating in those tournaments.
In June I’ll mainly continue working on the Professor Piggy Bank update, and I’ll also try to finish the Chinatown Fortune Cookie update. Some of my other apps will also be getting updates soon, but they’ll mostly be minor so I may work on some of those as well. Until next time ∞