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New App Release: Master Fantasy RPG Soundboard

25 Aug
2017

    

Master Fantasy RPG Soundboard is a fantastic app filled with hundreds of high quality sound effects that will help you on your quest. You can use this app as a companion while playing board games, roleplaying, reenacting, or just randomly throughout life. Using this app as a companion to your adventures easily enhances the atmosphere. No internet connection is needed to use this app so it doesn’t matter if you have high speed internet or if you’re in the woods without a signal. This app will work regardless of your connection or lack thereof.

After the initial startup load all of the sounds are at your fingertips for instant playability without the need to load any sounds before playing. No lagging and no ads. This app can easily enhance the atmosphere during board game time at day or night. While on the main menu you can pick the category you want and quickly pull up those sounds and go back to the other categories just as quick as well. The 8 sound categories in this app are Animals, Atmosphere, Combat, Instruments, Magic, Monsters, Objects, and People. Atmosphere sounds can play in the background while you play other sound effects.

This soundboard app also has a favorites feature. Simply hold down the sound effect button you like for 5 seconds to mark it as a favorite with a shield. You can remove that sound as a favorite by holding down on it again for 5 seconds. There are no limits with how many sound effects you can mark as a favorite.

The developer of this app is a big fan of fantasy video games like Skyrim & Witcher and entertainment like Game of Thrones, Vikings & Lord of the Rings, and he made this for other people who enjoy the realm of fantasy video games, board games, cosplaying, medieval role playing, reenactments, role playing, movies, television, & etc. This awesome sound effects app is filled with the sounds of mages, knights, wizards, magicians, vikings, dungeons, medieval battles, nature, castles, forests, battles, wars, sieges, middle age actions, gameplay, dragons, other animals and various different sounds.

Sound effects within this awesome app include…

Animals: bear, bird, cat, cow, dogs, dragons, goat, horses, sheep, wolf and more

Atmosphere: beach, cave, fireplace, forest, rain, snow and more

Combat: arrows, bombs, shields, swords, spears, and more

Instruments: bagpipes, cymbals, drums, fiddles, flutes, harps, horns, and more

Magic spells: fires, heals, ice, teleports, winds, and more

Monsters: grumbles, laughs, pains and sounds from within a cave

Objects: chest opens, coins, doors, rummaging, traps, and more

People: applause, belching, bones, booing, drinking, eating, marching, sayings and more

Become the ultimate dungeon master with Master Fantasy RPG Soundboard

 

(Development, design & audio* by: Avrin Ross of 8-Bit Avrin Apps. *Some of the sounds were obtained from public domain resources like freesound.org and then edited.)

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New Release: Quiz of Finance & Investing

22 Jun
2017

  

Quiz of Finance & Investing is an educational personal and business corporate finance app with a sleek on target stock trading design. There are thousands of questions within the four categories in this app. The four major categories in this app are; Abbreviations / Acronyms, Definitions, Formulas & Ratios, and Stock Symbols. The quiz is set up with various multiple choice answers for each question and there’s also a statistics feature that keeps up with your data in each category. 

This educational finance & accounting app is for a wide range of people. It’s targeted towards stock traders, investors, students in high school & college majoring in accounting, finance, entrepreneurship and other related fields, financial analysts, advisors and other finance professionals, accountants and other accounting professionals, economists, entrepreneurs, and anybody else with an interest in finance, accounting, or the economy. 

Use this app to learn new information, refresh yourself with information you’ve learned before, and to retain information that you’re already aware of. This app was developed and designed by a finance graduate who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Finance with a minor in Economics from one of the best business schools in America. The developer of this app is a somewhat active stock trader, value investor, and a big fan of the CNBC shows Fast Money & Mad Money.

This app can help you learn more about stock trading which will lead to aiding you in picking stocks and even being able to help others with stock trading tips & advice. Being informed and knowledgable about the stock market can of course also help you make money fast with the right securities and stock picks, but be careful because you can lose money as fast of you can make money too.

Quiz of Finance & Investing can also be used as a study guide to help college students with test exam prep. Whether you’re majoring in finance, accounting, or economics. This app touches on all of those subjects on the surface level and also in exquisite detail. This app also has a statistics screen and financial related sound effects.

This app is not responsible for any losses you may incur in the stock market or any gains either, but it can help you make those gains through the vast amount of valuable information within it. No data connection is needed to use the main features in this app. 

More Word Owl’s Word Search Apps on Google Play

26 Nov
2016

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Word Owl’s Word Search First Grade and Christmas editions are both now available on the Google Play app store! The Second Grade & Third Grade editions will also be available on that app store as well in the near future….

April Mobile App Development Report

8 May
2016

App development work in April continued my current trend of working on updates. The first part of the month consisted of making new screenshots to go along with the major Ultra Soccer Match Soundboard 2.0 update. Only one of the previous screenshots would look outdated due to the update but I went ahead and made all new screenshots. Previously some of the screenshots were just plain screenshots and some consisted of a screenshot inside of a phone frame with written details. So this time I decided to use a screenshot mock-up frame app by using real in app screenshots and placing them in iPhone, iPad, & Android tablet frames. Then I used Pixelmator to arrange them and add written details pertaining to each screenshot. Doing this maximized the promo screenshot section since I made most of the screenshot images have two devices embedded with different screenshots and then each image also had additional typed info on it.

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A collage of some screenshots and images used in the final Ultra Soccer Match Soundboard screenshots.

I’ve read in different articles that a lot of app consumers mostly pay attention to the app icon and promo screenshots when deciding to download an app which also helped me understand the importance of app presentation. My app icons have always been top-notch in my opinion. I usually try to make them somewhat minimalistic but also present a great first impression of the app itself. I used to mainly just take a few different screenshots of the app and then use them as is in the promo screenshot sections. Lately I’ve been putting more work into my screenshots to make sure they do a good job of explaining what the app is about and its features. Previously, I didn’t work on screenshots until I was finished with the app and at that point I’ve just been ready to quickly publish and submit for review. However, in the past year or so I’ve been pushing back new release & update dates or initially setting them up for later to give myself more time if needed to work on screenshots & etc.

In April I also started working on an update for Chinatown Fortune Cookie. This update will feature higher resolution graphics, 64 bit support, and more fortunes! I’ll also be changing the main ad provider for the free versions. As usual though, the ads won’t be really annoying nor take away from the usability  of the app itself. Previously the real fortune cookie photos were changed to retina size for older iPhones at 960×640, and then I used a Corel painting program to give the oil painting effect. For the update though I’ve gone back to the orignal 3456×2304 photo size, changed them to the iPhone 6 plus retina size of 2208×1242 and then used the painting program to add an oil painting effect similar to the one I used initially. The difference will be very noticeable especially on the newer bigger phones & tablets. This update will probably be finished in May or June and then set for release soon after.

App dev progress in May will consist of more app update work containing minor & major improvements. That’s all for now. Until next time ∞

Back to School Apps

15 Aug
2015

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Help kids learn and retain sight words with the Word Owl Word Search apps….

Word Owl’s Word Search – Kindergarten

Word Owl’s Word Search – First Grade

Word Owl’s Word Search – Second Grade

 

Study medicine brands & generics, indications, and drug categories with…

Quiz of Medicine

 

Learn about the four main coins used in the United States, count & save money, and more…

Professor Piggy Bank

 

A quick challenging math app with primes, multiples, factors, and roman numerals….

Crunchy Numbers Math Arcade

 

 

February Mobile App Progress Report

11 Mar
2015

Usually I write these posts during the first week of the month, but March is becoming an extremely busy month inside and outside app development like February was. Here’s an overview of what I accomplished in app dev land during February.

  • During the beginning of February I worked a little bit on my numbers game I’ve been working on. I finally decided on an art style to use for it, and I started making changes to the main graphics to reflect that decision. I’m very pleased with how it’s looking and playing so far. I can’t wait to eventually jump back into development on it, which will be after I finish a couple more updates in March.
  • Speaking of updates, the rest of February was filled with iOS updates that included 64-support, and some of the apps received additional features. The first app I updated with 64-bit support was Ultra Soccer Match Soundboard. It recently received a few improvements in prior updates so for this update I just focused on 64-bit support for iOS.
  • Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 received a 64-bit support and faster load time update. I also implemented full screen support on this update so now there are no wide black bars on the Apple versions.
  • Word Owl’s Word Search Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, & Christmas editions all received updates in February as well. All of these updates included 64-bit support, faster load times, themed loading icons, and…..universal support! Previously all four of these apps were iPad only on the Apple App Store, but now they’re playable on newer iPhone & iPod Touch devices. Click here to read more about the Word Owl’s Word Search app updates.
  • I also worked on the awesome Ultra Retro Game Soundboard 1.4 update in February. This update included 64-bit support(iOS only), a favorites feature, full screen support, a themed loading icon, and new custom backgrounds because the original custom ones weren’t retro enough. The iOS version of the update was released in February and the Android(Amazon & Google Play) versions were released in the first week of March.

So yea February was packed with updates, and March has been also dedicated to updates so far. I didn’t have a lot of development time in February, but I worked hard when I did have it, and I tried to work as efficiently as possible. Some of the things taking up my time outside of app development are really important so I wouldn’t be upset if I didn’t get much done. However, I’m pleased and surprised with the amount of work I did in February given the small amount of time I had to do it. Until next time ∞

January Mobile App Progress Report

5 Feb
2015

I didn’t have much time to develop apps in January, but a lot of the time I did have went towards reflecting on my development, releases, and results in 2014. I wrote about some of those thoughts and statistics in the 8-Bit Avrin Apps 2014 Overview post. During the first part of January I wrote a couple of app related and non-app related posts.

The Ultra Soccer Match Soundboard updates also went live on all the app stores its on throughout January. I previously updated the Apple version in December and it went live in early January, but then I noticed a minor graphical problem on the flags section so I updated it again which made version 1.4. Then after that I updated the Amazon and Windows variants with version 1.4.

During the later half of January I was able to slowly jump back into development on my numbers game. Progress on it is picking up in regards to the actual gameplay, but I still didn’t decide on a final art style. I think it will be finished or at least close to being finished in February. However, my life outside of app development has been all over the place so I’m not making a guarantee on that, but I’m really excited to release this game. It’s educational, fun, challenging, and has quick jump in gameplay. I don’t plan on releasing it until I create a trailer for it so even if I finish it in February it won’t be released until I finish the trailer.

One of my main marketing efforts in 2015 is to make promotional videos about my apps before release. I’ve done a decent job with video for some of my apps, but I’ve been somewhat lacking in this area. I think a lot of people, including myself sometimes, would rather see how something works instead of just reading about it. I think a good mix of both is the way to go in most circumstances. You can check out my current and future videos on YouTube & Vine. Well that’s enough writing for now. Back to work. Until next time ∞

Apps For Easter

17 Apr
2014

Easter is arriving in a few days, but you don’t have to wait for one day every year to have some Easter egg hunting fun. You can go on a fun Easter egg hunting adventure anytime you like with Jumbo Egg Hunt 1 or Jumbo Egg Hunt 2! If you liked Jumbo Egg Hunt 1 then you’ll probably enjoy Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 even more! Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 is an improvement over Jumbo Egg Hunt 1 with all new levels and a hint system, however, they’re both fun and colorful. Both of these games also have two different difficulty settings for casual players and for players who want more of a challenge.

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Jumbo Egg Hunt 1

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Grocery Store Forest Flower Shop

  • 20 Unique Locations (40 Levels Total)

  • Simple Tap/Touch Gameplay

  • Earn Up To 3 Stars On Each Level

  • Awesome Photorealistic Artwork

  • Normal & Hard Difficulty

  • Fun Music & Sound Effects

Available on the Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Windows app stores!

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Jumbo Egg Hunt 2

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The Creek Rocky River In The Leaves

  • 30 Great Locations (60 Total Levels)

  • Awesome High Quality Artwork & Fun Audio

  • Casual & Challenge Difficulty

  • Earn Up To Three Stars On Each Level

  • Simple Tap/Touch Gameplay

  • Two Hints Per Level

Available on the Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Windows app stores!

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If you don’t want to go on an egg hunting adventure or if you’re looking for more Easter fun check out Saving Bunnies. The goal of this game is to save as many bunnies as possible. It’s another fun, colorful, and challenging game for all ages, but the gameplay is completely different from the Jumbo Egg Hunt games.

Saving Bunnies

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  • Frantic awesome fun!

  • Sharp colorful graphics!

  • Realistic sound effects!

  • Innovative, unique gameplay!

  • Simple, smooth controls!

  • Two challenging game modes!

  • Personal high scores & achievements!

  • Single player or 2 player co-op!

Available on the Apple and Amazon app stores!

 

Have Fun!!