Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Update 1.3 Released on Marketplace

Over the past week I've been battling to get an update out to the marketplace with some fixes for Mo Words.

Here is a brief run down of some of the updates I've included:

  • Forgot Password link now lets you reset or change your password
  • Added push notifications for alerts outside of the game when new plays are made.
  • Added settings page with about and push notification opt-in.
  • Added the MS Ad Control to the trial version.
  • Added the ability to cancel new challenges.
  • Added the ability to force an end to a game where the opponent is not playing.
  • Added some shake detection but haven't got to fully test it on a device.
  • Added a bug fix for a situation where service errors would cause the app to crash ungracefully.

And, I think that is about it.  The latest numbers look like we have about 30 users with about 30 open games.  Not bad for no devices in the US.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mo Words is Live!

Mo Words is now live in the marketplace.  Hopefully a couple of the 12 people who have devices right now give it a shot.

I'm working on some updates and hope to get them submitted tomorrow.  Here's what the update will include:

  • Sending encrypted information when registering.
  • Added ability to cancel new challenges.
  • Added ability to force the other player to resign if they haven't played in 36 hours.
  • Added some enhancements to board loading (still more work to be done there).
  • Reset Password functionality added (2 step process)

That's it for now.  I'm hoping to look into some AI opponent functionality next week.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Version 1.0 submitted to Marketplace

Version 1.0 has been submitted to the marketplace.  Included in this release are these new features:

  • Word of the Day service
  • Auto-Login and caching successful login credentials
  • Share on Twitter
  • Find an opponent from your contacts
  • Find a random opponent
  • Word definitions for played words
  • Tap and Hold for definitions of previously played words

Hopefully we'll hear back in a couple days and be available in the marketplace, in the meantime, check out the screenshots that have been submitted.

Splash Screen

Word a day

Open Games

Past Games

Definitions for played words

More definitions

Pro Tips

Pro tips

Touch and hold for definitions of played words

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mo Words for Win Phone 7

Welcome to the home page for Mo Words.  Here you will find information about the Windows Phone 7 game Mo Words.

Check back in for more information.