Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A release

As people who read my Twitter have already noticed, today is the day that I am to release the application on the Android Market and this time around I am going to release it.

Actually, the application is already live! A link to the application can be found to the right of this post, also a QR code that, when scanned, will redirect your device directly to the Market application and find myClassicPet for you. At the moment the full version is online, however the free version will be launched later today or tomorrow, there is still a little something that needs to be added, so please be patient with me.
myClassicPet Full Version
Now that this is out of the way, I would like to thank all the Alpha and Beta testers that helped me debug the application and make it a better application. Special thanks go out to all of you who helped me over the past few weeks and you will find your name in the Credits section of the Manual inside the application. If at some point in time a tester would like to be excluded from the list, have his or her name updated or something else, feel free to contact me.

Now that the application is actually released I guess that it is time to work on further updates for the application, things such as a Ghost Battle function, more sounds, make the application interact in more ways with the user and other people running the application and so on. I hope that people who have supported me in the past will keep supporting me and this project in the weeks and months to come.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A minor setback

Today I have a little bit of bad news for you all.... As you might have already seen in my Twitter feed, I was planning to release the application on the Android Market today, however, because I still haven't been able to get my Google Checkout account verified I am not able to publish the application on the Market just yet....
My sincere apologies to everyone who was waiting for a release today.

Because posting just the above few lines would be a waste, I will also post some more information on the application. So here goes!

Brief Description ( As shown on the Market )

myClassicPet is an Application that tries to emulate the old Tamagotchi keychains from the 90's. For people not familiar with these keychains; this Application houses a so-called virtual pet, which you are expected to take care of!

You will have to feed it, see it to the bathroom, give it its medicine, let is sleep, play games with it and make it work out. When your pet is old and strong enough you will be able to battle your friends and their pets over Bluetooth!

The Application currently houses 16 different pets, can you unlock them all? Download the Application now and become the strongest creature breeder in your neighborhood!

Basic information
  • Has 16 animals in total,
  • Users can battle their friends and their pets,
  • Tamagotchi style pixel graphics,
  • 7 Different mini-games,
  • Currently 852Kb on phone memory and 280Kb on SD card,
  • Has optional Notification Service, the service is started periodically versus running 24/7,
  • Runs in landscape mode only,
  • Has six different background colors to pick from,
  • Price for the full version is 0,99.

  1. Storage
    Save backup save files to the SD card.
  2. Network Communication
    create Bluetooth connections.
  3. Phone Calls
    Read the SDK version of the phone.
  4. System Tools
    Turn Off and On Bluetooth on your phone.
  5. Account Information
    User Accounts are used to link save files to.
  6. System Tools
    Automatically start at boot to start a periodic Notification Service
  7. Hardware Controls
    Control vibrator; used during Notifications.
  8. Network Communication
    Market license check

And up here we see a screenshot of what the application MIGHT look like when it is released on the market. ( Needless to say, I created this image myself and it isn't an actual screenshot of the Market )

And this is about all the information I can think of at the moment, as most of you might notice, a lot of this has been copied over from my first blogpost though... hehe....

Anyway, I hope that I'll be able to release this application soon enough, I know that a lot of people are waiting for it, I myself am also eager to release the application though. I hope you all have a good weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A little update, Credits

Testers shown in
alphabetical order
( And yes, Alpha should
indeed be spelled 'Alpha'
and not 'Alfa'  :P )
It has been roughly two weeks since I last posted something on the blog so I thought to myself, now is as good a time as any.

The beta period has ended a week ago and I would like to thank every tester who applied for the beta and sent me feedback over the past month. Everyone who actively participated in the beta will be mentioned in the Credits section of the Manual of the application. Below is a screenshot of what the credits look like at the moment. If, for some reason, someone wants to be left out of the credits or wants their name changed, feel free to drop me an email, twitter message or better yet, reply to this blogpost. This also goes for people that have participated but that I have forgotten to put on the list. =)

Aside from this, there isn't much to say about the application. The last two weeks I have been busy cleaning up the code of the application, trying to make it run a little bit faster and smoother, changing the basic statistics of every pet so that they have different needs.

I will be making a new post shortly with more information on different versions and when the application will be released on the Android Market.