Archive for June, 2010

The Great iAd Experiment

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

So, anyone following Apple and the iPhone has probably heard about iAd, Apple’s mobile advertising platform. It’s kind of an intriguing idea because it essentially seeks to drive costs down for iPhone users by allowing app developers to receive some advertising revenue.

Well, the whole process is very interesting to me, and I’m going to try an experiment. For Quick Draw with Words, I have decided to put iAds in the free version.  To offset the addition of ads, I have added more features to the free version, and I have also made it iOS 4 compliant, adding things like multitasking. For instance, the game timer will stop if you multitask to a different app.

Anyway, the reason I am doing this is exactly the same reason that Apple has stated. I would love to give away more apps, and I think, if iAd is a success, that I may indeed make the game completely free.

I’d love to hear the community’s opinions on this. Do you mind seeing ads if it means that you get a full-featured product (or something close to it)?

Disc Golf Scorekeeper now available on the App Store!

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Baked Ham Games is proud to release its third app, the Disc Golf Scorekeeper.  The app allows you to record and save scores for you and your friends as you play through some rounds of disc (or regular) golf.

Disc Golf Scorekeeper

The Title Screen

* Track scores for up to 8 players
* Save all games and view their scores in the future
* Restore a game that wasn’t finished
* Edit the par or score of any hole you’ve already completed

Coming Soon:
* GPS tracking to determine distance of throws
* Stat tracking on a per-disc basis to see which ones perform best for you

Viewing past games

You can see each person's score for each of your previous games

Restoring Game

If you receive a call or close the app, you can get right back into the action!

Of course, this website is the place to make comments about this (or any other) app, as well as to watch the progress of future updates.

Quick Draw 1.2 and RPG Toolkit 1.25 are now available!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Apple blew me away yesterday and approved both updates on the same day!

Quick Draw 1.2 has the following changes:

  1. A “Skip It” button which allows you to get a new category if you do not like the one that you were given (incurring a 5 second penalty)
  2. Better display of long category names
  3. Of course, new categories!

RPG Toolkit 1.25 has the following changes:

  1. Complete fix of the syncing system! Now you can sync as much data as you desire without problems. It’s also faster, but I recommend that you do it over WiFi if you want to experience the fastest possible sync speed.
  2. Sync errors (if they do happen) are now more clear, and it should be quite obvious what has caused them.
  3. Attribute list for a character is easier to read; font sizes change based on how long the text is.

RPG Toolkit 1.21 and Lite Version Available!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Version 1.21 is out. Although it doesn’t fix the main syncing bug, it at least gives insight into it. I had to wait for Apple to post this before I could think about submitting the main fix.

  • Fixed minor syncing bugs
  • Increased visibility of longer notes

Also, Apple has approved the Free version of the app, which you can check out here.  I believe that the sync bug is fixed now, and the update will be ready to submit for approval today.