Archive for October, 2010

Contest Announcement!

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

In order to celebrate the release of Beginner Flash Cards, Halloween, and the 6 month anniversary of Baked Ham Games being on the App Store, we will be giving away some apps to some lucky winners!

I will be giving away apps based on how many entries I get, so the more people who enter, the more people will win! Also, one person will win the entire Baked Ham Games catalog!

“How do I enter?” you ask.  Well, it’s very simple.  You may enter by doing any of these 3 things… each one gets you an entry!:

  1. Write a post on Twitter with a link to this page (http://bit.ly/dqsRXv) that mentions the contest and uses the hashtag #BakedHamContest.  You can be as creative as you want as long as you include those two things.
  2. Post a link on Facebook as your status with a link to this page and then send me the link to the Permanent URL of your Facebook status.  To do this, you can click on the time (i.e. 6 hours ago) that shows up under your Facebook post and it will generate a URL for the Facebook status.  Once you have the URL, leave it as a comment on this blog post.
  3. Download one of our apps (free or paid) and write a review for it.  Then, write a comment here saying who you are and which app you reviewed.

The contest will end on November 5th (the 6 month anniversary of Baked Ham Games being on the App Store) at 11:59 Eastern Time.

Good luck to everyone entering!  I think this is going to be a lot of fun!

Baked Ham Games Apps:

For more info about all these apps, check out this link.

Beginner Flash Cards is now available on the App Store!

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Beginner Flash Cards is a new app (one of three that was mentioned in the last post) that is aimed at teaching kids how to do basic math skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  I originally created this app because my son’s teacher told us that my son needed to practice with some flash cards. I figured that this would be a great way for him to practice his skills, and that, at only 99 cents, it’s much cheaper than an actual box of Flash Cards!  Not only that, but with flash cards, I could only focus on one type of problem, not all four!

Title Screen

The Title Screen

Once the app has loaded, you will be presented with the choice to decide which type of flash cards to use or to change the options related to it.

Main Menu

The Main Menu

Once you have the options set up the way you like, and you are ready to play, click to get going.

Multiplication

An example of Multiplication

The interface is simple-to-use, and large enough to make it easily accessible to children of all ages.  Once all the questions are finished, then the app gives a summary of how the player did.

All Done!

The stats for this player

I hope you will all enjoy Beginner Flash Cards!  It’s already been well beta-tested by my 8-year-old son! :)

As always, leave any questions you have about the app below!

(iTunes Link)

In the pipeline…

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Just as a heads-up, Baked Ham Games currently has 3 iPhone apps in development, all of which are nearing the final stages.  Two of these apps are games; one is a music-related app.  I don’t want to give away too much here, but I’ll be posting more information as we prepare for release.

Also, Baked Ham Games released Geosearcher, a free geo-location based app a long time ago, and it was never mentioned here.  Apparently, some people are finding uses for it (such as geocaching), because it’s been downloaded thousands of times.  If you’re interested, check it out here.  I’ll probably need to post a how-to soon.