Thursday, February 10, 2011

NumberFun Lite is on Android Market

I finally got NumberFun Lite (the free version) on the market. It was amazing -- at least for me -- that in the first 8 hours there were 24 downloads! Unfortunately, there was also 1 error reported...Yikes!!

Well, I dug in and found out what caused it and fixed it right away. So I've already published an update for it.

Anyway, this version is based on the original version of the game described in my second post titled "NumberFun - My first Android application". The only difference I applied to NumberFun Lite is I used the progressing levels idea found in the full NumberFun version. However:
- The Lite version only has 3 levels as originally designed and the full version has 10.
- You cannot save your game state in the middle of the game and return to finish in the Lite version.
- Lite version has an ad at game start and in between each round; full version has a license check with the market.

So give it a try. This can really be a great skill builder for your kids too!

One more thing! If you do download the Lite version, Please click on an ad once in a while. That's the only way the developer gets paid!!

As always, thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

NumberFun 2.0 now published

In my last post, I indicated that I was going to put out a free version of NumberFun...I still am. But in the meantime, I added a lot of new functionality to the original:

- There are now 10 levels from easy to more challenging
- Each level is saved as you complete it, thus you can quit at any time and come back where you left off
- You can also quit the game after any level by starting a new game. Your current game score is saved at that level in top scores
- More visible indication of when the game is paused

I've been adding this new stuff while figuring out how to display ads in the game. The ads will be used in the free version and -- at least for now -- will not have all this great new functionality.

So, you can get to the free version REAL soon.

Thanks for checking in.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NumberFun for free I tried getting this out there as a paid app. But the feedback I received was not exactly what I expected.

The only ones that have downloaded the game so far are friends and family members who were asked to do of 3! Argggg. Then the one forum I posted its arrival on, responded to me saying my first app should be free.

I pondered this...

Well, I'm giving in. I've decided to do that. But, as you SHOULD expect, it will have ads included. I spent the whole of the weekend figuring out how to do this, and so far it works on the emulator during testing, but I have yet to see an ad returned to me on my Android device. This is kind of expected for a short while (as pointed out in the AdMob website).

Thus, I will keep trying (and testing on other devices) to actually get live ads while playing the game.
Don't worry, the ads won't interfere with game play, they should show at game startup, and between rounds.

Anyway, once I verify it actually works, I'll release it on the Android Market as a free app.

Thanks for stopping by.