Tag Archives: Appstore

New on the Windows Store

9 May
2013

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Gift Wrap Difference on Windows

Gift Wrap Difference passed certification last night, and it’s now available on the Windows Store!

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Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 on Windows

Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 was released for Windows on 04/16, but it’s still receiving less downloads than the original Jumbo Egg Hunt. Remember, Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 is better than the first one and it has 100% more JUMBO! Also, I just wanted to add it to this Windows release post since I didn’t make a separate one for it last month.

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Saving Bunnies – Now Available On Both App Stores!

5 Apr
2012

Planet Rabuny is being destroyed by a massive volcano! Help save as many bunny rabbits as possible with two super bounce rafts! Bounce the bunnies to the spaceship to escape, while collecting useful power-ups and avoiding dangerous items!  Use skill to maneuver the bounce rafts with two fingers by yourself of with help from a friend!

√Frantic awesome fun!

√Sharp colorful graphics!

√Realistic sound effects!

√Innovative, unique gameplay!

√Simple, smooth controls!

√Awesome power-ups!

√Two challenging game modes!

√Gamecenter leaderboards

√Personal high scores!

√Single player or 2 player co-op!

(*The version on the Apple Appstore is initially free, and the version on Amazon Appstore is .99 cents. 

-The Apple version is supported by advertisements, but you can remove them with an in-app purchase of .99 cents.  This version has Gamecenter leaderboards.

-The Amazon version doesn’t have ads.  Gamecenter isn’t on Android so this version has exclusive achievements/trophies instead.)

Development Notes:   Continue reading

Jumbo Egg Hunt – Now Available On The Apple App Store!

27 Mar
2012

Jumbo Egg Hunt is now available for the iPhone & iPod Touch!

This is the same as the version that was released in the Amazon Appstore for Android last week.  It just took a little longer to get approved for the Apple App Store.  It’s been in the top 100 Paid Games & Apps Lists on Amazon for the past couple of days!  It’s currently ranked at #33!  It’s also been in the top 10 of the Hot New Releases List for the past couple of days!  I hope you enjoy it if you check it out.  Have a great day!

Jumbo Egg Hunt Now Available On The Amazon Appstore!

21 Mar
2012

Going on an egg hunt is fun, so why limit it to only one day every year? With “Jumbo Egg Hunt” you can go on an egg searching adventure anytime you like! In this game you’ll be able to egg hunt in several different outdoor & indoor areas including; playgrounds, parks, a gym, a grocery store, and various other areas.  

√20 Unique Locations (40 Levels Total) 

√Simple Tap/Touch Gameplay 

√Earn Up To 3 Stars On Each Level 

√Awesome Retina Graphics 

√Terrific Photorealistic Artwork 

 √Normal & Hard Difficulty 

√Fun Music & Sound Effects

(Jumbo Egg Hunt will also be released on the Apple App Store very soon!)

Notes on the development: Continue reading

Now Available On The Amazon Appstore For Android

24 Feb
2012

It’s official!  I’m now a part of the Amazon Android & Kindle Fire App Store.  Ultra Fortune Ball & Chinatown Fortune Cookie were both approved and released on February 22nd.  I’m very excited about expanding over to that market.  When the Fire was announced last year it sparked my interest in the device.  Then when I learned more about the Amazon Android App Store I knew I wanted to be a part of it.  So I bought a Kindle Fire earlier this month for testing and etc and I haven’t been disappointed with it at all.  It’s a really neat device and the App Store is solid.  As of writing this post, Chinatown Fortune Cookie is #72 in the Entertainment category!  Hopefully it will continue is rise! (Edit: #34 in Entertainment as of 02/25!)

With a new device & market comes new responsibilities.  I had to get accustomed to the screen size and resolution on the Fire since I’ve been developing specially for the iPhone & iPod Touch for the past year.  Luckily I’ve been doing graphics in retina resolution so I didn’t have to redo any graphics for the 2 apps that I’ve ported.  However, I did have to go back and update some sections of the code and etc to make sure the apps adapted to the screen size.  Then after testing and going back and tweaking some things a few times I ended up with two quality apps ready for submission to the Amazon Appstore.  I’m also working on porting Lightspeed Bit Bit over there but I’m currently running into a sound FX delay problem.  I don’t ever want to be a developer that rushes too much and submits unfinished products with known problems, so I’m going to make sure it’s running smoothly before submitting it.

The customer service in the Amazon Developer Portal has been great also.  I’ve contacted them a few times about different issues and they were helpful, kind, and quick.  The FAQs and information for developers is efficient and understandable.  The testing and submission process is different from Apple, but it didn’t take me long to get accustomed to it.  I like how everything is basically laid out in the same area on the website after the initial developer setup.  I also really like the fact that the Amazon Appstore isn’t incredibly cluttered……yet.  Hopefully their review process is more strict than Apple so poor quality and rip off/clone apps aren’t accepted.

I’ll continue to develop for the iPhone and iPod Touch of course, but the Kindle Fire will be right next to them now.  I’ll also make sure my Kindle Fire apps support other Android phones & tablets as well.  I’ve never owned an iPad so I haven’t developed for it yet.  However, I do want to develop apps for it and I’ve been hearing some very interesting things about the iPad 3.  I’m actually working on 2 apps currently that I would like to release on the iPad so I may very get an iPad 3 if it’s released in March as rumored.  Well this post is about the Amazon Appstore for Android so I won’t drift off course about that.  In wrapping this up I’d like to say thanks to Amazon & Android for being awesome.  I feel great about developing for the Amazon Appstore for Android, and I can’t wait to release more apps on it.

I’ll be updating the Apps/Games section of my website soon since the list is getting long and also because of my expansion to this new market.  For now, here’s a link to my apps on the Amazon Android Appstore:                                                              www.amazon.com/gp/mas/dl/android?p=com.futurenewbapps.chinatownfortunecookie&showAll=1