Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mo Words in the Marketplace

I've officially got an App in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.  I failed certification one time because of a weird bug that only occurred on actual devices, not in the emulator (I don't feel bad about that since I don't have a device to test on).  Once I did some re-work and re-submitted it took about 2 days to get the app certified.

I've started a Mo Words blog where people can leave feedback about the game and request new features.  I'm already read with an update that let's you cancel new challenges, force players to resign who haven't played in over 24 hours and reset your password if you've forgotten it.

Now Playing - Community - Anthropology Rap (Toto - Africa)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mo Words Marketplace submission details

I'm putting together my package to submit the Mo Words app to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.  Here is a couple recent screen shots showing the panorama UI and a little bit of game play with definitions.

Splash Screen

Word a day

Open Games

Past Games

Definitions for played words

More definitions

Pro Tips

Pro tips

Touch and hold for definitions of played words

Hopefully that will whet the appetite of some app buyers.

Now Playing - Bubba Sparxxx - Deliverance

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Halo Reach API C# Wrappers

I spent most of the day today messing around with the Halo Reach Stats API. I wrote some C# wrappers around the JSON services and put it up on Codeplex for anyone who might be interested.

There are Win Phone 7 versions and regular Windows class libraries. I even wrote a simple little proof of concept app that will get a player's details by Gamertag.

Everything is pretty untested at this point.  But I'd like to add a video viewer to the Win Phone app sometime tomorrow.

See the project on Codeplex for more code samples and source code downloads.

Now Playing - Otis Taylor - Nasty Letter