Terrible Twos Update to 1.2

Terrible Twos is the latest App to be updated. Now with:

NEW – Infinite mode, keep playing until you cannot keep going.
NEW – Works on 7′ and 10′ tablets!
– Even more puzzles in levels mode
– High score table of just you and your friends
– Saves your progress without logging in

Also managed to find and fix the Game Over bug!

Check it out on Google Play, now!

Get it on Google Play

Update Month

This upcoming month is going to be update month. Going thorough most of the apps and updating them to add new features and prepare them for new markets.
Why is this different to any other month, well usually there’s a new app in production, this month however there is no new apps being built and the focus is purely on fixes and improvements, right across the range with, maybe, some updates to old favorites.

Talk at BETT 2014

BETT Logo

BETT is the worlds leading learning technology event which took place at Excel London this year and I was asked to talk about TalkinPictures, the app to help non-verbal students with communication using pictures and text to speech.

It also marked the point at which TalkinPictures pass the 1,000 downloads point on the Google Play store. An amazing achievement after just less than a month since launch for a non-gaming, non-mainstream app.

Visiting London?

A few things to know before you visit London.

If you want to use the internet on your phone, you have a few options.

1. You can buy an English SIM card. (For phones which use a SIM card and are unlocked)

  • “Pay as you go” (PAYG) SIM cards give you free internet (how much depends on the network) when you top up.
  • Or you can buy a month’s worth of internet without having a contract on PAYG cards.
  • All UK phone networks have PAYG sim cards.

2. Free Wifi is not very common in the UK.

  • Street Wifi in London has to be paid for see cloud.co.uk
  • McDonalds and some cafes offer free wifi – the signal can be poor however.
  • Some hotel’s offer free wifi to their guests – often requiring a code.

3. Tube stations offer free maps. Railway stations offer discounts. See www.tfl.gov.uk before you travel

  • Pocket maps of the tube are easy to find and use, however the centre is not to scale so some tube stations are an easy walk to go from one to another but the map is not clear which.
  • The Tourist Bus Map of London from the tube stations, show how to get around to tourist spots using the normal buses – a lot cheaper than the tour buses.
  • Tube stations all have local maps on the wall and to take away. On the back they show bus services in that area.
  •  Railway stations have leaflets offering discounts to tourist attractions when you have a train ticket.

4. Bus stops have lots of information.

  • Check the very top of the bus stop sign for it’s letter – this will be on maps and will help to locate you to the right bus stop going in the right direction.
  • Bus stops not is use are indicated by a yellow sign at the top of the bus stop sign stating not in use.
  • Bus stops have information about some – but not always all – the buses that stop at that stop.
  • Bus shelters have maps showing local bus routes – there are two maps – one day service and one night, check you are using the right one. Sometimes the other map is on the outside of the shelter.
  • Cash is the most expensive way to travel by bus – try to get a ticket of some sort – Oyster or paper. Tube stations and shops with the Oyster logo sell them.
  • Bus routes which begin with N eg N18 are night buses and are less frequent and sometimes go slightly different routes to day buses.
  • Night buses run all night.
  • You have to have a ticket before you get on “bendy buses” ticket inspectors are not uncommon.

5. Buy Walkin London in the Android Market to get a lot of off-line information about ticket prices, phone numbers, tourist sites nearby and an off-line street map.

Walkin London Version 1.3.1 released

Now on the Market is version 1.3.1

The graphics have now been optimised for both small screen phones like the HTC Wild Fire and large screen phones like the Nexus One.

There is now has an improved help and includes a short guide to using the app featuring Android. Select App Help then more help to see the guide.

A couple of fixes in the Map line between you and your destination is now smaller but still clear to see and moves as you move.

Walkin London Version 1.3

Walkin London is now up to version 1.3 and it’s available now in the market.

The changes include:

The map has two additional Icons, these animate the map to your location or your destination, I’ve found this very useful when zoomed in.

The GPS was not always turning on while viewing the map, if it was using Wifi for the first location fix. It now gets a fast lock using Wifi, then switches to GPS, if you have it enabled, to go and get a really accurate location.

Go to buy walkin london for android for your copy.

Walkin London 1.2 update

Walkin London has been updated, the new version is now available in the market.

The changes include:

Menus are available in English and Spanish (auto detected from the phone settings).

The map now displays your favourites.
The indicator line between you and the destination is easier to see.

The map and info icons have been improved.
The miss-coloured London Underground Icon (only 1.6 & 2.0) has been fixed.

Tourist Attractions can now be filtered; pressing the menu button displays the pop-up menu.

Navigation now displays walking directions instead of driving directions.

Go to buy walkin london for android for your copy.