Altitude Mate – Passed Marketplace Review

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Jun 072012
 

Earlier today Altitude Mate passed Market Place review and will be available shorty for Windows Phone 7.

Altitude Mate is a free, advert supported, app for tracking your altitude overtime and plotting it on a chart.

You can find the app here: http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=4e12f3a8-592d-4d93-90cf-36ea83ed55e3

As usual all proceeds from this app will be donated to Action Duchenne. You can find out more about the work they do here.

 

Altitude Mate – Submitted for Marketplace Review

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May 262012
 

The third in my series of apps 4 apps that I’m attempting to get published in prior to the 22nd June has been submitted for market place review.

Altitude Mate follows a similar pattern to Weight Mate, but this time uses the phones GPS to find the altitude based on the location and then track  it over time.  In addition to tracking it has a simple chart to view these points over time.

Altitude Mate is free, but add supported with all revenue going to Action Duchenne.  You can find out more about Action Duchenne here.

More details to follow once the app is available in the marketplace.

 

 

Weight Mate – Available Now

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May 212012
 

Weight Mate passed marketplace a few days back and is available for download in the Windows Phone market place.

http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=95ba591b-f7a8-4638-bc58-481c8170d430

Its a free app for tracking your weight and displaying a little chart and is one of a series of apps for tacking values over time.

The app is free, but contains adverts.  All proceeds from revenuce for this app will be donated to Action Duchenne.  You can find out more about Action Duchenne here.

Weight Mate – Submitted for Market Review

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May 162012
 

The second app in my push to get 4 apps published before June 22nd has been submitted for market place review.

Weight Mate is a very simple weight tracking app for anybody who has a Windows Phone and a desire to stay healthy.

Slogan Phone – Marketplace review pass, available soon

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May 102012
 

Slogan Phone for Windows Phone 7 passed marketplace review earlier on today. As such it should be available to download in the next 24 hours or so.

You can find a link to the marketplace on the following page.

http://slogan.codheadz.com

Slogan Phone – Submitted for review

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May 062012
 

The first of the 4 apps I’m creating is finished, tested and submitted for review. Its a fun little tool for generating slogans on your phone and sharing them via the built in social media services and email on the phone.

The trial contains 100 slogans and the full app over 350 slogans.

Reading the fine print on the AppMeUp promo, I may have missed the free phone deal.  I’m still targeting getting another app submitted to the marketplace review before Friday 11th May.

 

 

AppMeUp – Publish 4 Apps and you get a Nokia Lumia

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May 032012
 

Not sure how I missed this, but its a great promotion for WP7 Devs in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

In short, publish 4 apps to the market place before June 22 2012 and you get a free Nokia Lumia 800 or 710 depending on availability.  Needless to say when I spotted this last night I cracked open VS2010 and put the majority of code down form my first app,  SloganPhone.

Whilst its not going to change the world, it will be the second Slogan generator type app on the marketplace and my version already exceeds the first in features and slogan count.  Hopefully I will be ready to submit this for review tomorrow.

Provisional titles for the two apps are Weight Mate and Alien City Attack.  Couple ideas for the final app, but I can worry about that once I have got the first one out the door.

Nothing like free stuff to be a motivator.

As usual all revenue generated by the apps will be donated to Action Duchenne.

You can find out more about the promo here:  http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/appmeup/

Sep 282011
 

Been a while since I’ve had time to code anything, but in the last couple weeks made a push on bringing Alien Super Mega Blaster from the XBox to Windows Phone 7.

Whilst the basic port from XBox to WP7 took less than an hour, making the game playable on a phone has taken a little longer.

My initial thoughts were to use the accelerometer to control the ship, but in practise the fine control required to miss shrapnel was just not possible with this approach. As such I switched to buttons on screen and move the game play up a little to give space. Seems to work OK.

Apart from that the only changes are related to navigation running on a phone.

Having a little trouble uploading screen shots tonight, so will have to hold on until this is fixed. But if you are keen to see what it looks like, check out the Facebook page that has a couple screen shots.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Codheadz-Games/141436812583685

 
Jan 282011
 

So after a couple weeks of further play testing and bug fixing I’m back in peer review.  I made it in before the February 7th, 2011 dead line to submit their games made in XNA Game Studio 3.1 to peer review.  Not really a big issue in moving from 3.1 to 4.0, took around an hour last night but its been a useful deadline to work against.

Fingers crossed it will go through this time.  I’m hopeful, especially with all the issues found over the last couple weeks and super bug finding skills of Steve Pro XNA

Next on the list will be a Windows Mobile 7 version and sorting out the tax.  Thankfully Steve has come to rescue again with this great article.

Jan 092011
 

I pushed Alien Super Mega Blaster into peer review a couple days ago.   Hope full this will not take too long, but in the last 36 hours or so nobody has peer reviewed the game.  Perhaps this is a sign of things to come as it sinks into obscurity along with the other 1500+ games on XBLIG.  Anyway we shall see.  The mean time I’m going to try to review as many XBLIG as I can.  If I expect mine to be reviewed, I have I repay the service.  It’s good oppertunity to see what else is going on in a little slice of the market.

Alien Super Mega Blaster – Go Live Movie

On the coding front, after a couple hours last night I have Alien Super Mega Blaster running on my Windows Phone 7.  Surprisingly easy to move over. 

You never know, but I could be live in the phone market place before the Xbox.  🙂