So 2012 we have big plans for Birdsoft and mainly our Flagship product line, Extreme Agenda. We are pumped about how much support we have received and how much we were able to accomplish with this app in such a short time. And we are planning to keep going. The last piece of the “you have to have this” requests is being worked on now, task syncing (to Toodledo). And we are really grinding to get a 2nd User Interface in the app for both iPad and iPhone. Yep, we wont take away the first, as it does free up a lot of screen real estate, but we are digging the benefits of what having a tabbed interface brings to the table too. So we’ll let the customer decide! Something we always live by.
This 3.1 version also offers quite a few other things, but just getting everything just right in both UIs is proving tricky, so with that and the complexities of sync, we aren’t quite done. But once we get there we have some awesome ideas to keep moving forward, Id love to show you the ‘war bulletin boards’ but that would let a little too much information out too soon. There is some security stuff, some project stuff and a lot of other stuff being shuffled around for inclusion.
So hope you have a great 2012…
Version 3.0 of Extreme Agenda has been submitted to Apple. It took a lot longer than expected, but it finally opens up a few doors with the product line that we’ve wanted to take advantage of, in the next couple months. So what is in it:
- Search View – Allows you to search Contacts, Tasks and Events.
- Task Templates – save often used tasks for easy creation, just like event templates.
- Task Alarms – Set an alarm for each task x days before(or day of) at a certain time.
- Repeating Tasks – Work just like recurring events but the new task is only created when last one was completed.
- Contact Sorting – Sort by Company, Name, or Categories.
- Contact Categories – Save as Apple’s Groups so will see them from other Apps. Assign color/icon and sort and filter by them.
- Note Linking – If you have emails, websites, or phone numbers in the notes of a task/event you can now click on the notes field and a list of those items will show up to allow you to interact with them.
- Subject Wrapping – In viewing an event or task, the subject will now wrap to show it all, and in two line table cells if there is room it will also show more of the subject.
- New Visual Styles – We added 8 more colors and a new way to draw title bars and separators in lists.
- A whole bunch of other fixes and enhancements. Things like a ‘contact to event’ button, putting more buttons in where they will help, making things more uniform, and added a ton of high res versions of icons we use to make everything look clearer.
So we think you’ll agree XA 3 is a real step in the right direction of taking over the Organizer world on iOS. And it positions us to do even more…
If you are curious to see some screenshots of XA 3.0, join our Facebook Group.
I messed around with an idea I’ve had and came up with some All-In themed T-shirts. Take a look and get them over at our Storefront..
We would like to introduce the first of several titles teaching you how to play poker. Razz Poker Basics is a new iPhone application that teaches you how to play the popular game of poker known as Razz. It uses an innovative new tutorial system to walk you through the rules, strategy and some example hands of poker. It then also allows you to practice as much as you want in an actual Razz tournament against computer players before hitting the real felt.
We plan on innovating the tutorial system and concept even more so watch for this to evolve into something very neat, and let us know if there is a game you want us to cover in an upcoming title.
I finally got an update to Extreme Agenda out there. Version 3.5 is a really cool release that enhances the XA experience on VGA Windows Mobile devices greatly. I went through and completly cleaned it up to work better on smaller VGA screens including bigger list items and controls for easier more finger friendly use, and put in a whole slew of new and bigger icons mostly from Professional Icon sets, so everything just looks and works great on your VGA device. And to top it off, we’ve dropped the price down to just $9.95!!! That is a crazy low price for what you get, so try it out, tell your friends and enjoy Extreme Agenda even more on your awesome VGA WM devices…
Ok, just looking for a few brave souls that would like to help steer the development of Extreme Agenda for iPhone in a fun way.
I had a really great group of Beta Testers in private forums on this site that helped steer the initial XA for WM to make it such a great product. (and if any of you have since picked up an iPod Touch or iPhone and want to participate just let me know, that goes for all XA for WM converts to iPhone).
Well I want to take that to the next level. So I have created a Facebook Group that will allow complete interaction along with Sneak Peaks, design input(and more), and eventually will be Ad Hoc Beta Testers if they want to be. All I ask is for feedback on what you are thinking on what we are doing or should do, and how you would use it…
Just drop an email and if Im still wanting more and I can find you on FB Ill throw you an invite….
The initial response to Metal Poker has been very positive!! Thanks to all that ‘get it’. While Texas Hold ‘Em is HUGE, the poker world doesn’t revolve completely around just that game. So having a ton of exclusive games is a pretty big deal!! I love that a lot of the true poker players are finding our game and understand that AI and the games are the most important!!
That being said, we went right out and did our first update!! And what does it contain: NO LIMIT Texas Hold ‘Em. We ported over all of the top notch AI from All-In for No Limit including having the computer players go on tilt…. People just expect NL Hold ‘Em and I understand!! I fell in love with it too!!
I would have put it in the original release had I thought of the way I now implemented it. The idea is to expand the game, and so I want to be able to offer Pot and No Limit versions of all the games. But that will be a ton of work in the AI department for all 7 games, and I needed to get the game out. So temporarily in the game selection list there is a “NL Texas Hold Em” and a limit “Texas Hold ‘Em” which solves this. And we left it easy to modify so we can actually go in our original direction very quickly!
What does that do for us!? Well for one …. Our franchise poker game name is “All-In”. But that didn’t make sense without a no-limit game you could go “All-In” in… Well now you can, so the game is being re-branded to “All-In Poker” so people further connect it with the franchise and know more of whats coming and what to expect!
So for the next update, say hello to “All-In Poker”….
Thanks and we hope you enjoy our game!! We’re All-In!!
Its that time of year… Birdsoft will be on a family vacation in the Northern part of Wisconsin, so we won’t have much internet access! That’s Ok, that would get in the way of Fishing, Golfing, and Family Time!! So I will be back Next week energized and ready to go… Please see the FAQ sections for questions you may have.
(Perfect timing with Metal Poker being in the AppStore review queue)
What we workin on? Well that’s Top secret…
We are working on a few different projects. A couple of BIG updates and something in iPhone that is right up our alley. I only have it in me to try a couple more times on that platform, so I might as well go big on what I know… Otherwise I fully expect the Windows Mobile market to come dancing back into what it once was and more come this fall… Its a long wait til then though…
Oh, yeah, Gem Ninja just confirmed my suspicions. Not a ton of sales, and that thing would have sold like crazy on other platforms… BUT we only have 3 days in it!! People did download it a TON when I offered it FREE for a while though…