Sunday, June 9, 2013

Video Poker

I've released a game - Video Poker. It's available on Google Play in 2 versions - one free, supported by ads and with a limit on the amount of credit which you can request daily (5000), and one paid free of ads and with not limitations.

Video Poker it's a small, simple poker game, with a double up mini-game - you can double your winnings by trying to guess the correct card sequence from a randomly generated card deck. With each correct guess, the pot is doubled; do one mistake and you lose it ;). Of course, you don't have to tell the exact value of the cards, you just have to guess if it's a high card or a low card.

How to play:

Start by adding some credits - press menu button and select "Add Credit". Then, select a bet from "+" and "-" buttons. After you've chosen the desired bet, press "Deal" button to deal some cards. Select which cards you want to keep and press "Draw" button.
If you have a winning hand (at least a pair of Jokers), you'll have the option to either collect the pot, either to play the double up mini game and try to double your winnings.

Double Up mini-game:

After each winning hand, you'll have the option to play this mini game, in which you will try to guess if a card selected from a randomly generated card deck is a high card (9, 10, J, Q, K or A) or a low card (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). 8 is an even card, so you'll win regardless if you chose "HIGH" or "LOW".


Every time you request some credits (from "Add Credit" menu), the amount of credits requested is recorded and stored; this info will be used to calculate your "Balance" - the difference between the amount of requested credit and the amount of credit you have won. Good players will have a positive balance; bad players will have a negative one.


Video Poker Free:

Video Poker:

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Droid Dashboard

I've released a new application on Google Play - Droid Dashboard.

Droid Dashboard is a speedometer application that uses the phone's internal GPS module to calculate the current speed and display it with large, easy to read, LCD-like fonts. It will also display the total travel time, the average speed, maximum reached speed, the heading and elevation, a nice compass and forward and lateral accelerations.

- High accuracy. The speed calculated based on GPS data is more accurate than the one displayed by a car's speedometer
- It supports both imperial and metric units
- 5 predefined color themes available
- It can record your path, speed, distance, and elevation and save them in a KML file (for Google Earth) - just press "Menu", select "Settings" and "Record track".
- It can work in the background, so it can record your movement and speed even while you're talking on the phone.

It requires the following permissions:

- WAKE_LOCK in order to prevent the screen from turning off
- ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION (GPS based location) for reading GPS data
- WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE in order to save the KML file

Please note that while I've tested the application on several Android devices, there are way to many different Android devices to guarantee that it will work just fine on all of them, so if you encounter a problem with the application, just drop me an email with your phone model and a short description of your problem; I will do my best to fix it ASAP.

It is available on Google Play, for ~2$ (a free version will also be available a little bit later):
Android app on Google Play

Some screenshots: