What you need to know to program for Ouya

Guide to programming for OUYA

In December the Ouya SDK ,known as the Ouya Development Kit or Ouya SDK will be released. We've gathered the latest facts, information and guidance that potential Ouya programmers will need to make their venture into the soon to be released Android powered console successful.   Overview of the Ouya capabilities The console is based on Android Jellybean with the developer boards running JellyBean 4.1   Ouya Controller-what a developer needs to know The controller will be similar to a generic gamepad with a standard number and configuration of action buttons, all games will need to use the controller buttons for  input. When the ODK documentation is released it will have the Ouya key mapping info. The controller also uses a touchpad that has single touch support- no multi touch in this version. Disregard using buttons such as menu or volume as they won't be present but there will be a...

By Duwain Marnitz, 20 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Devices, Gaming.

How to generate promo codes and refund beta testers for Android apps

Getting playtesters for Android apps and giving out refunds for reviews of your Android apps is not nearly as straightforward as for iOS apps.

If you're a reviewer or beta tester for an iPhone or iPad app all you have to do is use a site like TestFlight or get the developer whose app is being tested to email you a promo code. Simple!

Perhaps that's why iOS apps are reviewed so much more often than Android apps. After all, a busy app review site can't afford the time nor money to review all the Android apps...

By Duwain Marnitz, 07 June 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, iOS, Testing.

Indie Developer interview: Monster Mayhem

We covered popular indie Tower Defense Shooter Monster Mayhem, a while ago and now present the exclusive indie developer interview with Taplay Limited. Wannabee Indie iOS devs will love this one as you'll learn a fair bit about making the transition from more traditional older pc based programming to iOS developing and also learn some fantastic tips on play testing your apps. Monster Mayhem is available on the AppStore now. Why did you choose to develop for iOS?It sounds like this question is aiming at why iOS vs. Android or Web.  I thought that this was a hot market.  I was there to...

By Duwain Marnitz, 23 May 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, HTML5, iOS, Languages.

NDA template for game and app developers

Here is a game companies NDA to use for your app and videogame reviews. It is an original Non Disclosure Agreement forwarded to us by an App Development Studio. I have of course taken names of Companies and individuals out of the NDA so you can use it for your own Game Studio's purposes.

The original idea behind this conractual agreement between the game review site and the game developer was to allow us to Test Their App without fear of disclosing game secrets. It is a standard NDA so can be used for the...

By Duwain Marnitz, 15 May 2012, 2 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Marketing.

Innovative smartphone and tablet patents from Microsoft

 

New technology patents from Microsoft might take Apple's iPad dominance and iPhone smartphone dominance out of the game. Apple has long been one of the favourite manufacturers of Mobile phones and tablets (especially with the new iPad 3 (HD) rapidly flying off Smartphone retailers shelves.However iOS powered products whilst still being brilliant in recent years have tended to be evolutions of good ideas and not revolutions. News of dual display Smartphones and tablet patents applied for by  Microsoft may be the...

By Duwain Marnitz, 24 April 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Devices, Industry.

Complete Guide to Ipad Use: Useful Ipad HD Crib Card

By Duwain Marnitz, 14 March 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, iPad.

Flurry for App Marketing: Which Developers use Flurry?

We've finally come to the end of our series of articles for app marketing. After looking at Fivver, Facebook ,Twitter advertising for apps and more we finally come to a dedicated service that many app developers swear by: Flurry.

Self described as a traffic acquisition and monetisation network for apps ,Flurry has worked with a series of high profile developers,...

By Duwain Marnitz, 13 February 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Analytics, Marketing.

Yahoo Vs Google Plus

Google is the unanimously accoladed king of search, but now there are plans to take it's audience even higher with initial thoughts about acquiring Yahoo.

The ailing company Yahoo, still has a large presence on the net what with the likes of Yahoo answers being an often turned to source of information, however other parts of Yahoo are definitely ailing with Yahoo mail from Bt for example being increasingly hard to use compared to other services like gmail.

Google on the other hand is on the up and up, as you...

By Duwain Marnitz, 05 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Industry, Platforms.