Sunday, June 19, 2011

Jumblee version 1.1.0 released

OK, I know some of you have been waiting for this one for awhile, but it's finally here.

Version 1.1.0 of Jumblee is out and it packs in a whole bunch of goodies but the one everyone seems to want is to post their scores to Facebook. Well now you can! At the end of each game the CompletedGame dialog will display all the details of your score and give you the chance to post it to Facebook. So get out there and challenge your friends. Show them who's the most cunning linguist around :-)

We've also modified the score calculation to make it a bit more challenging.and fixed up some errors that were plaguing a few people.

For those who don't know yet, Jumblee is the best 9 letter word puzzle game for Android, and its free.


So if you have an Android device get it from the Android Market.

New in this version:
  • Scores can be posted to Facebook.
  • New CompletedGame dialog shows the score details after each game.
  • Score calculation has been modified to make it more challenging.
  • Added an About dialog.
  • Improved dictionary
  • Fixed error in Preference screen for Samsung GalaxyS II.
  • Fixed error when returning to Jumble after being forced out of memory.
  • Fixed error showing SaveGame dialog for some versions of Froyo.
  • Fixed error when rotating for some dialogs.
  • Ensured the RateMe dialog is always closed when clicking on RateMe.
  • Ensured Jumblee is always closed when updating from Update dialog.

4 comments:

  1. This game needs to come with an addiction warning. I have been waiting for YEARS for someone to invent this game, as I LOVE the Target word puzzles. It is FANSTASTIC. I just can't put it down, though. Anyone have a 12 step programme for this?

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  2. :-) thanks 4M. Really glad you like it. Makes the countless hours working on it worthwhile.

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  3. I love the way that the words line up in alphabetical order, it makes it easy to see which ones you have chosen. In the future, some fine tuning of the dictionary would be good. :-) For example, thee is a word. :-) I am a technomoron, and this is so good to use. I also like its ability to operate offline. How do I turn the sound down? I am thinking of my next 4 hour train trip, and worrying that fellow passengers may get a bit annoyed. :-) Thanks for such a great game. Do you have any more?

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  4. I have another game in planning, but not yet under development. Too much still to do with this one.

    You can turn the sound down or even off from the Preference screen which is accessible from the menu (just press your menu button from any screen).

    I spent a lot of time trying to come up with a reasonable mix of words. Starting with an amalgam of several open source dictionaries and then paring them down based on a dozen or so different criteria. Being esoteric or obsolete (according to Wikipedia and another online resource) was one criterion that may have caused 'thee' to be omitted, but I'm a bit surprised by that. I don't consider it particularly esoteric. I also attempted to filter out regional slang as this would have made little sense to the majority of users. But I do have a plan to further refine the dictionary in the near term :-).

    I do get disheartened when I see comments on the Market Ratings where such and such a word (like 'boot') is not in the dictionary when I know full well that it is and you can see from the user's comment that they haven't understood that the CheckWord button won't enable itself until you have selected the central letter + at least 3 other letters.

    In the future I also plan on making the found/unfound words clickable so that you can find the meanings to them as well.

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