Duel is an easier way to bootstrap a multiplayer game, as it’s easier find just one more person to reach a goal. The same goes to messaging apps, eBay, and stackoverflow. Most time, one response is enough.
Seriously? Google cannot even find a real developer story? For the record, Apple’s developer stories are all about EXISTING apps and their developers.
It’s hard to sell a pure multiplayer game from scratch. It’s easier to sell a game which one player could enjoy alone, and adding players grows fun exponentially.
I’m trying to make a place for people to vote for best stuff on any topic. Does it make sense to you?
The iterations over iOS 7 are marvelous: the difference between the golden master and the first several betas is black and white.
The new 5C is going to be a huge hit. It’s (obviously) the ending to the “one for all” practice on iPhone and the starting of casual/pro segmentation.
Interesting to see Apple is even willing to remove the iconic rounded rectangle on the home button to make place for the new fingerprint reader.
I didn’t mean replacing the platform with another platform (open source or app.net); I was trying to picture another layer of protocol added to the Internet. Hyperlinks are great, but they’re one-direction only: I know who I mentioned/linked but I barely know who mentioned/linked me instantly. This makes it hard to do interactions like we have on twitter.
And this layer is not some big infrastructure thing, it could be just a software layer. WordPress and Movable Type implemented the trackback specification, so when you mention my WordPress article in your WordPress article, I will get a notification as soon as you published it.
So in that new world, instead of mentioning @wang2bo2 on twitter, we could use @calciumion.com. We do not need to stay on the same service to talk to each other.
They are up to be disrupted by wordpress like microblogging experience.
- There is a wordpress.com site for everyone to host
- You could host on your own server with the very same software
- Since it’s the very same software, reader side api can load contents from different sites
- Since it’s the very same software, reader side api can log in to it no matter where it is hosted
- Custom theme
When looking up for something, e.g., searching for a contact, a continuously scrolling (list) view is easy to command. However, for exploring new contents, I prefer pagination: you get a better focus and it’s also easier to recall where you were reading.
EDIT: pagination here does not refer to the 1|2|3|4… you saw on crapy websites. I meant pagination like in Flipboard or paper books: switching between pages could be easily and instantly done. Moreover, paging does add semantic value to the content.
There’s this category of simple yet addictive games. You pick up a challenge, constituted of endless synonymous random generated mini-challenges, and you want to get yourself as far as possible with resource/time constraints. Tetris, Jewels (match 2+), Doodle Jump, Tiny Wings, Monster Dash, Canabalt, Temple Run (and more) are in this category. Among them, Temple Run feels especially tenser and could get me back to it much more frequently than the others. Why?
I think it’s the “swipe left/right to turn” mechanic, which serves as the “surprise”, a powerful ingredient of fun. Comparatively, other platforms are continuous: you can always see what’s going to happen in a screen height/width away. A “turn” disrupts this prediction, and brings a surprise challenge immediately to you.