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New Release: Kids Coin Quiz – Amazon Echo Alexa Skill

30 Dec

Kids Coin Quiz is an educational skill that was created by the developer of the Professor Piggy Bank app. This skill was built to help kids learn about coin values. It has several questions about the four main coins used in the United States. Questions are mainly about how much each coin is worth, how many coins it takes to make a specific amount, and the amounts that happen when you combine different coins.

To begin just ask Alexa to open or start “Kids Coin Quiz”
Each multiple choice question has four available answers. Each answer is spoken by Alexa as 1:, 2:, 3:, & 4:. after the question. Simply respond with the number of the corresponding answer you choose. Easy to understand and easy to use. Each quiz contains five questions from a list of several questions within the skill.

Some question examples:
Which coin is worth twenty five cents?
1: dime
2: quarter
3: nickel
4: penny

How many nickels does it take to make ten cents?
1: five
2: one
3: ten
4: two

This skill is great for kids learning about coins, coin values, and counting coins. You can also increase and further enhance their knowledge by using the Professor Piggy Bank app, which is available on Amazon App Store. Enjoy!



Professor Piggy Bank 1.1 iOS Update

15 May

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√ Universal build! Professor Piggy Bank is now optimized for the iPod Touch, iPhone AND the iPad! All-in-one app! 

√ Overall performance improvements.


Nook Developer: 8-Bit Avrin

8 Mar

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It’s official……..I’m now a part of the Nook(Barnes & Noble) App Store! Earlier today Professor Piggy Bank and Jumbo Egg Hunt became available for Nook tablets. They’re currently supported by the Nook Tablet, Nook Color, and Nook HD/HD+ Tablets. The Nook tablets run on an Android OS similar to other tablets that I’ve developed for. I already had an Android build of Professor Piggy Bank & Jumbo Egg Hunt ready so porting those apps over didn’t take long at all. After completing all of the meta-data I just had to change a link within the apps and they were ready. 

Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 is currently under review for the Nook App Store. I submitted it after the other apps were approved so hopefully it will be available soon as well. The process for publishing apps on the Nook App Store is set up differently than the other app stores so I wanted to go through it completely with those two apps before I submitted my newest one. All of the app stores have their own submission differences, but two of the main differences on this app store were the first initial step and the final review process.

In order to publish apps on the Nook App Store you have to first become a “Qualified Nook Developer.” In order to become one I had to fill out some specific info and answer questions that resembled those of an interview. After I was approved I went through the same steps like the other app stores in regards to adding age ratings, descriptions, screenshots & etc. Then came another new part, I had to submit the app for meta-data approval before uploading the APK app file. After the meta-data was approved I uploaded the APK for technical review. After it passed technical review it went through a business review. Then after the business review was passed the app started the publishing process for the app store itself.

However, for Jumbo Egg Hunt 2(my third submission) I didn’t have to wait for meta-data to be approved to upload the app file for review so I’m not sure if that step still exists. There’s a lot of informative information about the entire process on their website so I was never confused or stuck on anything though, plus I guess I have a good deal of experience when it comes to submitting apps and whatnot. Overall it didn’t take that long to get an app published on their app store for me. I started the process in the middle of February off & on and I didn’t run into any errors or rejections.

I like the clean presentation of their app store and the Nook devices themselves are very nice. They also seem to have a nice casual & educational market/audience overall, and several of my apps fit very well into those categories. I look forward to making more of my apps available for Nook tablets in the future. Since my final app builds for Nook are similar to those for the Kindle Fire, I’ll probably try making some if not all of my apps available on the Nook App Store concurrently with my Amazon releases. Apple, Amazon, Google Play, Windows, and now Barnes & Noble………bringing the total number of app stores I’m on to five! A big THANK YOU to all of the companies that are distributing my apps. I think those are enough for now……..time to put all of my app focused occasions back into the apps themselves.

Now Available as a Nook App

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Professor Piggy Bank: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/professor-piggy-bank-avrin-ross/1114781609?ean=2940147113417

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 Jumbo Egg Hunt: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jumbo-egg-hunt-avrin-ross/1114781613?ean=2940147113455

The link to all of my apps available for Nook tablets will be at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/avrin-ross

Available As A Nook App