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September Mobile App Progress Report

6 Oct
2014
  • Worked on my first game with zombies. I had a lot of different things going on in my life outside of app development so I felt like creating a game with quick challenging gameplay that’s kind of silly. In this game you play as a character in a tracksuit that jumps over dancing zombies. I created all of the graphics in a retro 8-bit style with an emphasis on minor details and minimalism. I wanted to make sure the game had a certain aesthetic tone also so I used a specific color palette influenced by some of the main colors used in The Walking Dead TV show. It’s close to being finished so it will probably be released sometime during the middle of October.
  • With the release of iOS 8 Apple introduced app bundles. (However, you don’t have to have iOS 8 take advantage of app bundles on the App Store.) I’m a big fan of app bundles because it gives developers the opportunity to bundle similar apps together at a discount for consumers. So for my first one I put together the Word Owl’s Word Search bundle which features all four of my Word Owl Word Search apps for the price of only $1.99. I’ll definitely be putting together other bundles for my apps that have similarities when possible in the future. Hopefully some of the other app stores will add a bundle feature eventually.

 

So that was mainly it in September app development land. Last month was a super busy month outside of app development. It was filled with a lot of fun and a lot of stress, but that seems to be a common theme in my life lately. The future is ahead and I think there’s going to be more positivity than negativity so I’m looking forward to it! In regards to app development, my next two apps will be soundboards. Like my other soundboard apps they’ll also be unique, filled with sound effects, and unlike anything else on the app stores. After those two apps I’ll be jumping back into development on a children’s educational game I started working on briefly a couple of months ago. Until next time ∞

Word Owl’s Word Search App Bundle

21 Sep

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(This bundle is no longer available. However, new Word Owl word search bundles are in the making….:)

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The Word Owl’s Word Search bundle is available on the Apple App Store. Four great apps for the price of two!

Word Owl Word Search apps are neat educational and colorful word search games for kids of various ages. The Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade editions feature popular sight words that account for a large percentage of the words used in literature for children at each grade level. The Kindergarten edition has slightly over 150 sight words, and the First Grade and Second Grade editions have 200 sight words each. Also included in the bundle is the Christmas edition of Word Owl’s Word Search. The Christmas edition features over 100 Christmas holiday related words, big and small. This edition also has an additional “Show Words” option and hint button that can both be used to affect the difficulty.

All of these apps also have different letter and background colors that can be changed in the options menu as well as settings for the sound. For all of the apps you simply slide your finger across the letters to form a word that’s displayed on the left side of the screen. The words are in the word search vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. All of the words are displayed in a forward facing manner, except the Second Grade and Christmas editions, they both also have words that are displayed backwards for increased difficulty.

(App bundles are a new feature on the Apple App Store, and I will be embracing them as much of possible for related apps. I’m going to try having a minimum of four apps for all of my bundles, but there may be a couple with only three apps. Regardless of size, all of them will be listed at a discounted price. Enjoy!)