Year That Was iPhone App Support

November 11th, 2012 | gwinklosky

Comments
Please leave comments and concerns with Year That Was iPhone app for 2012 below.

Remembering 2012
Can you figure out the mystery words from 2012? All words cover events and people from 2012. Run through the six levels and see how you rank against other players if you have a Game Center account.

Game Play
Select a letter. If it is within the mystery word(s) then all occurrences will be displayed. If not in the word then you lose a little champaign. The fewer misses you have the more points you get per word. Once the champaign is gone there are no more points to be won on that mystery word.

The levels are intended to get harder as you progress. A minimum score is required to advance to a new level. After passing a level you can always “Reset” back to a previous level after completing the current word (rather than hitting “Next Word”).

Best of luck and have a great 2013!

Game Center: Player matching

September 29th, 2012 | gwinklosky

Implemented my first head to head game via Game Center. Learned a lot of it from Ray Wenderlich’s two part post.

Haunted Head 2 Head has been submitted to the App Store for review.

BDay USA support

June 7th, 2012 | gwinklosky

Please leave comments regarding the BDay USA iPhone/iPad app here.

Level 1: State Postal Codes
Given a state name you will have to answer the correct two letter postal code without more than two incorrect letters. If you answer with no misses you score 2 points, and 1 point if you had 1 miss. You need a score if 90 to advance to level 2.

Level 2: State capitals
Given a state name you will have to answer the correct state capital without more than four incorrect letters. If you answer with no misses you score 2 points, and 1 point if you had 1 miss. You need a score if 135 to advance to level 3.

Level 3: Fourth of July
To do well with this level you will want to know some of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, some of the generals of the American Revolution, and things associated with celebrating the Fourth of July. Plus others, but that will give you a good shot at making the top of the Game Center Leaderboard.

First iPad release!

September 20th, 2011 | gwinklosky

Updated Mathman Squares to have an iPad implementation.

Had a few issues; but, mostly it wasn’t to hard to convert the iPhone project to a combined project.

Main stumble was the two icons in the infolist. Trick there was to switch from Icon File as the key to Icon Files, then I could add both a 72×72 and 57×57.

Haunted Hangman support

September 20th, 2011 | gwinklosky

Please leave comments regarding the Haunted Hangman and Haunted Head 2 Head iPhone/iPad apps here.

Note that Haunted Head 2 Head requires a GameCenter account to play.

indexOfObjectPassingTest

March 27th, 2011 | gwinklosky

When trying to find an object in your NSArray, rather than use an NSEnumerator and set up your own variables you can use (starting in iOS 4.0) indexOfObjectPassingTest. This method sets up a code block which is executed for objects in the array. The code loops for each object though you can set the stop variable to end the loop.

For me, I used it in MathmanSquares when trying to find which square was touched.

//Find stack index for touch
NSUInteger found = [self.stackViews indexOfObjectPassingTest:^(id element, NSUInteger idx, BOOL * stop){

StackView *testView = (StackView*)element;

CGPoint squareLocation = [touch locationInView: self.selectedSquare];
CGPoint aViewLocation = [self.selectedSquare convertPoint: squareLocation toView: testView];
*stop = CGRectContainsPoint(testView.bounds, aViewLocation);
return *stop;
}];

// Get stack if found or set square back to its original center
if (found == NSNotFound)
[self animateSquareViewToHome];
else {
StackView *endStack = (StackView*)[self.stackViews objectAtIndex: found];
[self animateStackSelected: endStack];
}

Mathman Squares Support

March 22nd, 2011 | gwinklosky

Please submit comments/suggestions below on any issues you might be having with the Mathman Squares iPhone app.

bDevil Support

February 21st, 2011 | gwinklosky

Please submit comments/suggestions below on any issues you might be having with the bDevil iPhone app.

Christmas App Free: Characters Characters

November 24th, 2010 | gwinklosky

Christmas Characters is going to be free starting the Friday after Thanksgiving. Until then, have a Happy Thanksgiving and give Turkey Words a try.

Turkey Words Leaderboard

November 23rd, 2010 | gwinklosky

I’ve enjoyed watching the high score on Turkey Words progress. I thought 700 would be the breakthrough score and yet it has been topped by two players. In fact, blown past to a 744 by all3forme. Well, that made me go back to my test sandbox that Apple provides to see what my best score was (in I have no idea how many tries) and it was a 752.

I really should have created an achievement for topping the developer score. Though 752 might be too high because I tried again last night and only got 748.

If I had made such an achievement I would have needed to use a picture of the inspiration for the turkey.