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My app game works on my Android and iPad!!!

Find the Differences game for smartphone devices

I’m ecstatic to announce my mobile app game works on both my Android and my iPad!!! It’s a somewhat educational “Find the Differences” game.  Spot all the differences between the two photos before time runs out, in this case – before the crab bites the mermaid, and you’ll get a brief summary, fun facts and tourist information about the beach displayed.  This is the “Beaches” edition with photographs of various beaches over the United States.

I developed my game using Flash with Actionscript code. Using the exact same code, I’m able to make the same app work on both Google Android devices and iOS devices. To do this, there were some changes required to the dimension of the app and images but the Actionscript code remains the same. I snapped all the beach photos myself with a Canon t2i camera and used photoshop to created the differences in the images.

Free Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.FindDifferencesBeaches

*update: As of Jul 2013, there has been 70,000+ downloads of my game from the Android Market.

My first smartphone app!

Android app using flash

Creating a smartphone app is exciting and rewarding. Not only do I get to be creative, I can also share it with people around the globe; put it right in their hands! Umm, if they own a smartphone, that is. haha  Anyway, I decided my first foray into the mobile app world would be an app with which I could display my photography.

This app was developed using the latest version Adobe Flash Professional v5.5. This version comes with the Android app packager as well as the iOS packager. Essentially, this means the same Flash app can be packaged as a native application for either the Google Android Market AND Apple’s AppStore. For my app, I implemented all the cool things a phone can do… swiping through each photo in the gallery, two-finger zoom in and out, saving the photos directly to your phone, watching videos, and using your phone’s email client to contact me.

Link to my app on the Android Market – (link to my app on the Apple AppStore coming soon)

*update: As of Dec 2011, there has been 5000+ downloads of my app! (without ever marketing it).

Not your ordinary Tic-Tac-Toe…

-splash screen only-

When I was a child, my dad would draw a grid with many squares and tell me to write an “X” in one of the squares. He taught me to play Tic-Tac-Toe for “advanced players”. Instead of having to get 3-in-a-row to win, I had to get 5-in-a-row to take the game. I enjoyed this version of 5-in-a-row Tic-Tac-Toe so much, I decided to make an online version for multi-player gaming.

The game is built on the Adobe Flash technology, specifically with the Lingo programming language. My online version supports two-player modes with a chat feature for players to converse while playing. The game requires a dedicated web server to handle incoming and outgoing requests for online gaming between two players.

*update: My dedicated Shockwave Flash game server has been taken offline.  I moved and no longer use a static ip address for my home web server.  Someday, I will reboot this game in a more modern platform… maybe Facebook?