After becoming well acquainted with the C++ programming language at university I was eager to being creating applications which could be used in the real world and I could publish. I took it upon my self to teach myself everything I needed to know about the Windows Phone OS, C# and XNA to make it possible. Below are a list of the first 5 applications I have created for Windows Phone and are all currently live in the marketplace.
To date, the applications below have accumulated over 10,000 downloads.
‘True or False’[hr]
True or False presents you with either a genuine fact or complete fiction. Your job is to decide which it is!
Your guaranteed to learn something new and have fun at the same time. With hundreds of facts and fiction and more on the way, True or False will keep you entertained for hours.
Enjoy the awesome facts, subtle fiction & fantastic graphics.
True or False is a great example of my use of Photoshop skills within mobile games to create a fun and quirky environment, it also challanged me in creating a reliable and efficient database which can easily be handled by the app.
Link to the Windows Phone store: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=9f71a823-1df4-4b4e-b44c-2bf5a445d1fd
‘Ultimate Car Quiz’[hr]
“Take the Ultimate Car Quiz and truly test your knowledge of cars.
With over FIVE HUNDRED unique questions you will certainly be tested to the limit and be sure to learn something new.
Push to Start, Amazing visuals, Personalised messages from Jezza.
Choose from either 10, 25, 50 or All the questions in the database to truly test your knowledge of cars. ”
Ultimate Car Quiz is another prime example of some really slick and professional visuals and a massive database of questions. Ultimate Car Quiz challenged me by my decision to add animation and audio to the app to make for a brilliant experience.
Link to the Windows Phone store: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=4eda32cb-0f5f-47e2-bc7e-2bb07e5594f5
‘Call of Duty Quiz’[hr]
“The ultimate way to test your knowledge of Call of Duty with high quality pictures!
With the Call of Duty Quiz you’ll be able to test your knowledge of Guns, Perks, Characters and Maps with over 100 different questions!
Massive Update: Huge amount of extra and tougher questions have been added and an exciting ending to the game with Captain Price!”
Call of Duty Quiz is by far my most popular application, it features tonnes of different images and categories to make for a comprehensive app.
Link to the Windows Phone store: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=6f3d830a-3afb-4c68-b6f1-1a35834d6261
“This app will stop you from waking up tired and groggy in the morning by calculating sleep cycles!
As you sleep, your body goes through different stages of the sleeping process. These stages are known as cycles. In humans, each sleep cycle lasts around 90 minutes on average.
Waking up in the middle of one of these cycles will leave you feeling grumpy and tired. It is therefore important to fall asleep and wake up at the correct time.
By using this app you can calculate either when you should go to bed or when you need to wake up!
Update: Added how many hours each cycle equates to.”
Sleep Calculator was the first application I submitted to the Windows Phone store, it is the application that taught me all the fundamentals of the Windows Phone OS, Silverlight and C# programming so it was a good basis for future applications.
Link to the Windows Phone store: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=9bfea70c-d7e2-4b4c-8cbb-d33558d93739
‘Black Ops II Countdown’[hr]
Authentic Black Ops II theme & Call of Duty feel.
Black Ops II is the first Call of Duty game ever to be set in the future.”
Similar to Sleep Calculator in that Black Ops II Countdown was an application that introduced me to the XNA game studio which allowed me to use some great looking custom fonts and designs.
Link to the Windows Phone store: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=2b562ca8-2a25-4e3b-825e-3504e4945680