Lifespan is our latest app. It is the only app that we have released so far that is only available for Windows 8.1. Although Windows 8.0 apps still account for nearly 70% of our download for our other apps, we decided to narrow our market for Lifespan so that we could better serve the customer. From now on, we plan only to develop for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone (for apps consistently performing well on Windows 8). Unless major bugs are found, we will also halt updates for Windows 8.
With the recent announcements from Microsoft regarding the Windows 8.1 Phone update and the Windows 8.1 Update 1, we have created a publication plan. Please note that these are only predicted dates for release and that unexpected predicaments may cause delay.
Sometimes the best place to get ideas is from those who use your products. That is why we decided to open up an original design contest for the next logo of our app. While it would be easy to make the logo ourselves, we desired to involve the valuable opinions of our fans. The premise of this contest is simple. Design a logo for "Save the World" in a square format at least 100x100 pixels and send us an email (use the email logo in the upper right hand corner if you are on a desktop or in the sidebar is you are on mobile). Make sure that you submit it by Sunday, when the contest ends. Good luck!
For complete rules: http://1drv.ms/1g74ucy
After much consideration, our programmers have voted to port our Windows 8 Store Apps over to Windows Phone. As of right now, we will only support Windows Phone 8 unless we hear a desire for Windows Phone 7 support (comment if you want that).
About our upgrade:
Currently, we have transferred our Completely Random Passwords app over to windows phone. Due to the length of the name, we decided to list it as RandomPasswords, although we may change the list name in the future. This process went smoothly other than a few hiccups. Having passwords up to 128 characters worked fine for Windows 8 apps with larger screens, but was impractical on the Windows Phone. Thus, we cut it down to 64 characters. So far, we have found this app to be working fine, although it tends to make passwords one character too long. This will be fixed in our next series of updates after we look up the proper shortening code. Nevertheless, our programmers have deemed this app fit for release and we look forward to hearing feedback. If you want one of our other apps moved to the Windows Phone, comment below!
In the past, we have stayed around statistical and productivity apps. However, in this ever changing world, we have decided it may be an interesting experience for our developers to create a game. Currently, we are proposing a simple, yet potentially addictive idea: Saving the World. This idea was inspired from the best written television show of all times, Lost. (That is not debatable; it was an incredible show. If you have not seen it, check it out on Hulu, Netflix, or Amazon Prime.) This app would consist of a very simple task: pushing a button every so often to save the world. Instead of waiting for a 108 minutes like Desmond did in Lost, users would wait for about 5-10 seconds and only get about half a second to press it compared to the three minutes in Lost. To increase the competition in this game, we would create leaderboards, saying how many times one saved the world. Give us your thoughts in the comments or take the quick survey below. Or both.