Alphabeast - my first app

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  • City Sickness 1 Feb 2012 14:09:19 317 posts
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    Never let it said that I was averse to a bit of auto-trumpetry.

    Just released my first app for iPhone/iPad - a kid's ABC app based on Chris Judge's book The Lonely Beast. Fully playable drumkit and all.

    Hope you like it, feedback of all sorts welcome.

    iPhone flavour

  • Lexx87 1 Feb 2012 14:12:52 20,869 posts
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    What on earth is that playing the drums!

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • City Sickness 1 Feb 2012 14:30:38 317 posts
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    Ah yes, I suppose it might come as a bit of a shock if you've never seen him before.

    Here's the book it's based on:
    The Lonely Beast
  • agparrot 1 Feb 2012 14:51:23 11,903 posts
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    Lexx87 wrote:
    What on earth is that playing the drums!
    ..asks THIS fellow:

  • City Sickness 1 Feb 2012 15:14:13 317 posts
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    You can see that cat figuring out how it's going to position itself at the top of the stairs just when its owner/puppetmaster is paying least attention.
  • the_dudefather 1 Feb 2012 15:32:28 8,977 posts
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    I never saw the strings before D:

    poor kitteh!

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • Lexx87 1 Feb 2012 18:34:14 20,869 posts
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    I robbed that from Dirtbox at some point so don't blame me!

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • City Sickness 5 Feb 2012 17:26:06 317 posts
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    Just got featured on 'New & Noteworthy' in the US App Store! :eek:

    Screenshot
  • City Sickness 10 Apr 2013 17:28:29 317 posts
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    Hope some of you have seen the app in the Apple's new iPad ad campaign (we're the L is for light app on the TV ad + you might have spotted the S is for shell screen out and about on billboards).

    Oh, and it's now called The Lonely Beast ABC, for reasons far too tedious to go in to here.

    Anyway: free stuff! Here are a couple of promo codes for the (freshly retina-fied) iPad version:

    http://tokn.co/gd245hsm
    http://tokn.co/5h9sapcd

    More info over here -> The Lonely Beast ABC
  • Widge Moderator 12 Apr 2013 18:59:39 12,598 posts
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    Oh! I just bought it for my little feller! Made a massive sound of delight when the crab clopped it's pincers! He is always trying to get a go on "the letters".

    Only negative is sometimes the scene becomes unresponsive, but he has learnt to flick off and back to the page again. (Turn it off and on again :p)

    Hopefully more stuff like this please! Loves this and Nighty Night.

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  • City Sickness 15 Apr 2013 20:37:09 317 posts
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    @Widge Brilliant, glad you like it! We've got a counting one on the way very soon.

    Will have to look at that unresponsiveness though, that's a bit worrying.
  • Khanivor 15 Apr 2013 20:40:54 39,891 posts
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    So, is five days too young for this app?
  • Widge Moderator 15 Apr 2013 21:24:03 12,598 posts
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    City Sickness wrote:
    @Widge Brilliant, glad you like it! We've got a counting one on the way very soon.

    Will have to look at that unresponsiveness though, that's a bit worrying.
    If it helps, iPad 4 32GB. Sometimes you go onto a "letter" and you jab away but nothing happens, swipe off, swipe on and it's ok again. I'm thinking you are helping teach youngsters the fundamentals of IT support.

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  • City Sickness 16 Apr 2013 07:28:18 317 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    So, is five days too young for this app?
    I think so. Six days is fine though.
  • City Sickness 16 Apr 2013 07:30:45 317 posts
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    Widge wrote:
    City Sickness wrote:
    @Widge Brilliant, glad you like it! We've got a counting one on the way very soon.

    Will have to look at that unresponsiveness though, that's a bit worrying.
    If it helps, iPad 4 32GB. Sometimes you go onto a "letter" and you jab away but nothing happens, swipe off, swipe on and it's ok again. I'm thinking you are helping teach youngsters the fundamentals of IT support.
    No child should have to know this horror. You're on iOS6, right?
  • Widge Moderator 16 Apr 2013 10:59:20 12,598 posts
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    Yep, all up to date, latest OS.

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  • City Sickness 16 Apr 2013 11:29:14 317 posts
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    OK, cheers. I will hunt this bug down and mercilessly destroy it.
  • neilqpr 16 Apr 2013 11:50:58 2,797 posts
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    I heartily endorse this product, my niece loves it.






    You can buy me a pint next time you see me boss.
  • neilka 16 Apr 2013 12:21:48 14,942 posts
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    Were you sued by Alphabeat, the erstwhile Europop sensations?
  • DaM 16 Apr 2013 12:27:54 12,611 posts
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    My youngest is expressing an interest in letters, will pick this up. One thing though....Zee or Zed?!
  • City Sickness 16 Apr 2013 12:40:53 317 posts
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    neilqpr wrote:
    I heartily endorse this product, my niece loves it.






    You can buy me a pint next time you see me boss.
    There's a pint in the post.
  • City Sickness 16 Apr 2013 12:41:34 317 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Were you sued by Alphabeat, the erstwhile Europop sensations?
    No! Now *that* would be a good story.
  • City Sickness 16 Apr 2013 12:42:24 317 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    My youngest is expressing an interest in letters, will pick this up. One thing though....Zee or Zed?!
    It's Zed. Will be localising/localizing for both quite soon.
  • DaM 16 Apr 2013 12:57:57 12,611 posts
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    Good man! Nothing worse than having to rhyme with zee in Dr Seuss.
  • City Sickness 16 Apr 2013 13:01:31 317 posts
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    Still undecided whether to have a user-selected region or to go by region settings - I have a feeling very few people bother to change their language settings to 'British English'.
  • Widge Moderator 24 May 2013 09:14:43 12,598 posts
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    Yeah, less menu items mean less chance of random fingers ending up on a confusing screen by accident.

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  • CharlieStCloud 24 May 2013 16:50:01 4,677 posts
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    Only just came across this thread for the first time.

    ... just wished to say how utterly MARVELLOUS your little App is Mr. City Sickness!

    I might be 25 years old, but gosh darn it if I find it to be jolly good jelly wobbliness fun.

    : )
  • City Sickness 2 Jun 2013 00:08:01 317 posts
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    Aw, thank you Mr. StCloud. :) Universal version out now, by the way (and I went for the region settings option, so go poke around there if you miss the 'zed's).
  • City Sickness 21 Nov 2013 15:45:40 317 posts
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    *parachutes in to ancient thread*

    ... and we've got a second app out now. The trailer, for your delectation:



    Edited by City Sickness at 15:46:35 21-11-2013
  • DaM 21 Nov 2013 16:10:48 12,611 posts
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    You amateur, you need a direct link to the app store!
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