Janksy is a new platform physics puzzle exclusively for Windows 8. The game has several levels and your main goal is to get the alien from one side of the screen to the other where the spaceship is located. While guiding the alien you will need to avoid flying asteroids, and you will be able to collect special icons to unlock new galaxies.
The game itself brings quirky graphics and blinding physics to keep you entertained for hours. When you look at the overall game layout it reminds you of games such as Angry Birds and Cut The Rope. The menu system and the physics are very familiar but obviously with their own twist.
Janksy was developed by Dlala Studios and the have put a lot of time into make this perfect. The game is now only for Windows 8 but I believe in time this will grow to other platforms as this will entertain a lot of other people.
All links to find Dlala Studios and Janksy can be found below.
Since the introduction of in-app purchasing many developers(mostly gaming) have used this as marketing tool to make money from their app.
Initially this allows the developers to offer apps for free and have some form of revenue stream.
Here is a prime example of an app that uses this method. The app comes in two versions, one with ads and the other without – obviously the one without ads isn’t free… You have credits that you use throughout the app and once those credits have depleted you have two choices, wait for the app to generate free credits or buy some more through the app – I know which one I would choose because I have patients.
If you have purchased the app, it will be a big kick in the teeth because the credits can cost around the same price as the app.
Buying these credits are not mandatory – big waste of money if you ask me. Patients is key and you could play the developers at their own game.
Specifically I am aiming this towards gaming apps, as an avid mobile gamer I have never purchased credits – why do I need to pay when the game will generate credits throughout the day? Pointless!
As I said patients is key and if you want to save money then don’t give into the in app money-making demon!
WorldCard Mobile is a world leading contact application that integrates many outstanding functions to manage your contacts. The best function by far is the ability to read a business card and being able to add as a contact just by using your mobile camera.
This application uses OCR technology to read the business card, if you haven’t heard of this term before it is preferably known as Optical Character Recognition which means it reads letters from a photo and processes it into a text format. If you would like to learn more about OCR technology there will be a link at the end where it will explain further in more detail.
WorldCard Mobile is developed by PenPower Technology LTD a leading software development company with over 11 years experience, PenPower primarily focus on Handwriting Recognition, Voice Recognition and OCR Business Card Recognition. Most of their products are available on many leading marketplaces like the Apple App store and the Google Android Market and it can also run on a variety of leading mobile devices.
I would defiantly recommend WorldCard Mobile to anyone as it one the best Mobile based contact organisation systems around, on a personal note I have been using this app for around two years and it walks all over the built-in contact manager.
For more information on WorldCard Mobile or PenPower Technology find the links below.
If you knew apps like Facebook and Dropbox had security issues would you still use them?
According to several news sources the security issue is purely down to poorly managed security procedures, for example login details held within a plain-text file. Putting this aside from a programming standpoint it is not uncommon for developers to store user details in a text file purely because it allows easy maintenance for them and also allows the app to work more fluid. Even with that in mind you can see the ultimate flaw, data encryption is key.
There are a couple of things you can do to prevent this, when logging into any application do not allow it to remember your login credentials because straight away that will do two things; give full application access and it will create a text file with your details stored in it. The other thing you can do is after you are finished with an app log out fully and close it off I know this may be a pain because you have to log back in every time, but if you are security conscious then this method won’t cause much distress.
In time App developers will fix this flaw, it isn’t anything major and also nothing to get really worried about.