Archive for July, 2010

E-mailing Disc Golf Scores

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Good morning all,

Many of you have e-mailed asking when you’ll be able to e-mail scores out to people on a Disc Golf Scorekeeper game.  Well, thanks to a suggestion from snowboarderron, there’s a quick and easy way to do that.

If you want to send the scores to your friends, simply take a screen shot of either the “Final Scores” page, or go through and take shots of each screen of the scoreboard in the “Previous Games” section.  To take a screen shot, hold down the home button and press the lock button.  Your screen will flash to let you know that you have taken one.  More detailed information can be found here.

Also, I am currently working on a much better (in-app) way to send your scores via e-mail, and it should be ready for the next release (1.2, not 1.1 which should be released soon).

Have fun everyone!

Disc Golf Scorekeeper 1.1 Available Now!

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Hello all! I have updated this post to let you know that version 1.1 is now on the App Store.  I am hard at work on version 1.2 now as well.

I’ve been getting lots of great feedback about the app both here and via e-mail, and I’d like to address a few of the issues that you have brought up (as well as some things that I thought needed to be added as well):

  • Player names font has been changed to something more readable
  • Pars can be imported when playing at a location that has been previously played
  • Previous Games may now be deleted – just swipe across them on the “Past Games” screen
  • Confirm quit on “End Game Here” button – Now, if you accidentally click this button, the game won’t end until you confirm that you do, indeed, want to quit.
  • Fixed an issue that could occur if “End Game Here” button was clicked at a certain time
  • Slightly improved interface for editing scores and pars

Progress is still being made on the GPS portion of the app, but I think I’d like to make some changes to how I am doing things since I have learned more about GPS in general.  Don’t worry, it is coming, but it just may be a longer wait than originally anticipated. Until that point, I will continue working on the GPS portion, and also, constantly improving the rest of it and adding more features as I can.

The Great iAd Experiment (Results)

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Well, as I said, I was going to report on the initial success of iAds after they went into the free version of Quick Draw with Words.

Well, lots of people are reporting great success with iAds, and it’s no surprise.  Apple is paying developers quite a bit more for their ads than other ad networks (such as Google’s AdMob) pay out.  One developer of a free LED flashlight app reported $1400 of iAd revenue in his first day.

Well, I didn’t do nearly that well :) , but I must say that I was impressed by how much ad revenue was generated through iAds.  It was much more than I received through sales of the full 99 cent version.  I believe that I might change things such that the free version and the paid version contain the same content.  What does everyone think of that?