We are happy to confirm that Addicus HD will be available for the iPad on the day that it launches: this coming Saturday, April 3.
Addicus HD is a super-sized version of the number-laden mushroom-popping puzzle game that you know and love on the iPhone and iPod Touch. It has everything that you loved about Addicus, but now you can experience it as a table-top game or in your lap. We have been working tirelessly in an effort to grow bigger, jigglier mushrooms that grow on an even more expansive terrain and we think we have reached a perfect balance.
Here are some screenshots of what you can look forward to:
During development of our new iPhone game, Poptweets, we realized that we were going to be generating a wealth of data about celebrities, their twitter habits and how people perceive them. This was when we came up with an idea for a website that would set that data free in interesting and fun ways.
Poptweets.net gives you the Poptweets experience right in the comfort of your browser. You can track the tweets of all the hottest celebrities on Twitter, discover heavy hitters that you might not have heard of yet and interact with them.
One word you’ll see all over the site is “Iconic”. This is a measure of how recognizable a celebrity’s tweets are according to the players of our game. That’s right: simply by playing the game, you are powering Poptweets.net.
As well, we have added features that take advantage of the meta data contained in tweets. A good example of this is location data. Many tweets contain location data nowadays, so we figured why not plot that on a Google Map when it is available?
We have a long list of features that we’re going to be adding to the site and the iPhone game so check back often. We would also like to hear what you think so don’t be a stranger.
The layout and design of the app looks sharp, polished and cleanly organized. Coupled with its mellow but animated background music makes for an experience that is pleasing on both the eyes and ears.
We are excited to announce that Poptweets is now available for the iPhone and the iPod Touch! You can download it from the app store for free!
Poptweets is a trivia game about celebrities which gets all of its content from Twitter. We take an industrial strength hoover to the tweets of the hottest celebrities on Twitter. Then our elves comb through them and hand-pick the funnest ones to play. The best tweets are then served to you by Poptweets and its up to you to guess which celebrity said them. The result: Poptweets is a trivia game with an endless stream of new content.
Who parties harder, Paris Hilton or P. Diddy? Does Sarah Palin love America more than Michael Moore? Does Britney Spears need more anger management than Trent Reznor? Who really represents the Dark Side, Martha Stewart or Darth Vader?
We hope you enjoy Poptweets and please let us know what you think!
After applying no less than seven coats of polish and buffing it to a high gloss, we have just submitted Poptweets to Apple’s App Store. You had better start following every celebrity you can find on Twitter and get to know them like family. Poptweets will be available on the iPhone and iPod Touch very soon!
Our happy mushroom-based number adding puzzle game Addicus has received another positive review, this time from The App Spotter blog.
The clock keeps your fingers popping and brain thinking quickly. Bottom line, this exercises your brain and keeps you sharp…
The App Spotter gave Addicus 4.5 stars out of 5.
Addicus received its most favourable review yet from AppBoy today. Hillel Fuld awarded it a perfect score of 5 out of 5 and declared that it is “among my top ten favorite games on the iPhone platform”. Here’s my favourite quote because I can relate:
I know I have used the word “addictive” to describe a few games, but I showed this game to my wife just yesterday, and literally had to grab the iPod out of her hand after four games of Addicus.
We’ve been hard at work on our next game for the iPhone and iPod touch and we’d like to share a few screenshots with you. Poptweets is an awesome trivia game that draws all its content from many of your favorite celebrities and personalities. All content in the game comes directly from a social network you may have heard of – Twitter!
Poptweets is near completion and we’ll have plenty more information on it over the next few days!
Here are just a few of the new features you’ll enjoy with this version:
- See when your friends are online!
- Send instant messages to your friends!
- Take part in the Addicus Fan Club!
- Discover other OpenFeint-enabled games!
Keep on popping those mushrooms!
Below is a recap of all of the iPhone app development tips we posted in the month of December advent-style. We hope this serves as a one-stop shop for many aspects of iPhone development that are commonly encountered.
1. How to Open a URL in Safari
2. How to Show an Alert with UIAlertView
3. How to Display an Activity Indicator with UIActivityIndicatorView
4. Eliminating class dependencies on your app delegate
5. How to Load a UIImage From a URL
6. How to Open the Mail App With a Pre-Composed HTML Email
7. How to Get the Current Time With NSDate
8. How to Get the Platform Name
9. How to Set Your App’s Splash Screen
10. String Comparison Using NSString
11. How to Hide (and Show) the Status Bar
12. How to Dial a Phone Number
13. How to Get Your App’s Display Name and Version
14. How to Retrieve Your App Delegate Singleton Instance
15. How to Make the iPhone Vibrate
16. How to Show the Network Activity Indicator
17. How to Prevent the iPhone From Sleeping
18. How to Take the Shine off Your App’s Icon
19. How to Format an NSString
20. How to Play a Video With MPMoviePlayerController
21. How to Upgrade Your iPhone Game to OpenFeint 2.4
22. How to Log to the Console Using NSLog
23. How to Suspend Touch Input
24. How to Open the SMS App With a Phone Number