Tag Archives: Amazon Fire Phone apps

New Release: Zompy Jumpy

12 Oct
2014

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Available on the Apple App Store

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Zip up your tracksuit and see how long you can survive jumping over a hoard of dancing zombies. Eat a granola bar to add health. Jump & double jump to avoid zombies. Simple yet challenging gameplay.

√ Retro graphics

√ Retro audio

√ Dancing zombies

√ Colorful tracksuits

√ Game Center(Apple) or GameCircle(Amazon) leaderboard

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Massive Update on the Amazon App Store

28 Aug
2014

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I recently discovered that a lot of my apps were having irregular audio issues with random Kindle Fire HDX devices. So I spent the past weekend updating the apps that were affected when I found a resolution for this problem. I believe the issue was caused by a recent software update that didn’t like part of the code in my apps. It was an odd bug….. it didn’t affect the gameplay or usability performance of any of the apps, but it made the sound effects lag and become distorted. Almost all of my apps on the Amazon App Store were updated to resolve this problem, and most of the updates have been approved by Amazon.

Sorry for any frustration the audio issue may have caused. If you were affected by this issue please update the app or re-download it. If you weren’t affected, updating won’t disrupt the app, but you may actually notice faster load times. Also, the app development engine I use for most of my apps now offers better support for various screen sizes so I also updated some of my apps to feature full screen support!

July Mobile App Progress Report

2 Aug
2014
  • Ported Professor Piggy Bank to the Windows app store. My apps on Windows are still only available for tablets & PC. I may eventually have apps available for the Windows Phones too, but not anytime in the near future. For some reason the architecture for Windows tablets & Windows phones isn’t similar like the iPhone & iPad on the main engine I use.
  • Released Word Owl’s Word Search First Grade and Second Grade editions on the Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Windows App Stores. The Word Owl Word Search series is now complete. I really enjoyed working on these apps, and I’m pleased with the way they turned out. I hope a lot of children & parents find them useful and enjoyable!
  • I arrived at the conclusion to only release my future apps in the Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Windows App Stores, in that order of importance because that’s the order in which I obtain the majority of downloads. My main focus will be Apple & Amazon though because I’m most impressed with their devices, user numbers, and app store design & functionality. Porting to different app stores and working on different builds is becoming too time consuming. I’m excluding Google Play completely because I continue to run into problems with it. The search on Google Play is horrible, which is odd because Google search is great, and I barely get any downloads on it. For now I’ll continue to keep my apps available that are on that store already though.
  • Decided on which app I’ll be working on in August. I’ll be working on an entertainment app that’s similar to a couple of my previous apps. It shouldn’t take that long to finish this app, and after I finish it I’ll be jumping right into development on an educational game for kids. The educational game for kids will feature a unique colorful art style and hidden object gameplay.
  • I have several ideas for different “indie games” I want to eventually work on, and I really can’t wait to start working on them. I’m hoping to start development on one of those ideas when my full-time career situation becomes stable. I’ll continue to have development plans for educational apps and other categories, but I’ll eventually start to focus a bit more on games.
  • Last but not least. Amazon reviewed all of my apps currently on their app store and approved the ones below to be also available for download on their new Amazon Fire Phone!
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