Monday, December 5, 2011

Jumblee Words 1.4.4 released

Just a small release to Jumblee Words that ultra addictive Android game to fix a couple of bugs and clean up a few things. Most satisfying was that one of those bugs I has eluded me since version 1.0 and now it's finally been put to rest.

Full of list of changes is as follows:

  • Fixed bug where Market app might show when opening Jumblee.
  • Changed EULA to remove ref to location (no longer required).
  • Changed AboutDialog to make available updates more visible.
  • Added support for ICS (aka Android 4.0)
  • Fixed 2 bugs that could occur during or after rotation.
  • Fixed a rare bug that could occur when selecting an image for Scoreloop.

So update all and go get Jumbling ..

Sunday, November 20, 2011

40,000 downloads and 32 years of Jumblee game play

Yep that's right, Jumblee Words that ultra addictive word game for Android has just passed 40,000 downloads and has racked up 32 years of game play world wide. We're so stoked by this milestone that we thought we would provide some other cool Jumblee stats.

Each day, the median Jumbler plays 5.5 games of Jumblee and spends almost 14 minutes playing. There's a small hard core group of Jumblers that are playing in excess of 1000 games a month (I'd hate to play scrabble against them).

Since we added the ability to look up word definitions 3 weeks ago, 20,642 definitions have been looked up. So I hope you are making good use of those new words you've added to your vocabulary.

On average 8 words are rejected each game with the top 5 being:

    1. rine   20,975
    2. lear   19,957
    3. tares 13,802
    4. teer   13,657
    5. lites   13,588

You can download Jumblee Words from the Android Market.
So go get Jumbling ..

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Jumblee Words 1.4.3 released

A quick update to Jumblee Words, that ultra addictive word game for Android, has been released.

You can get it from the Android Market.

A few bugs fixed, a clarification of the user interface on the Game Screen and a change to the default values of some of the preferences. Most of the changes are to make it less likely that a user will unintentionally end the game. Full list of changes below:

  • Changed Give Up button to red (from yellow) to make it more obvious
  • Defaulted preference to always confirm with user on pressing the "Give Up" button
  • Defaulted preference to not vibrate on key press
  • Reduced length of vibration to improve responsiveness
  • Reduced data usage when the word definition server fails to respond as expected
  • Fixed several errors relating to retrieving/displaying Scoreloop user images
  • Fixed rare error when clicking on a word to get its definition
  • Fixed rare error when populating the letter lattice that might occur after shuffle
On a final note, it's a shame that there is a group of users still running pre 1.4.0 versions of Jumblee as there were a number of bugs with the ad component back then that cause 99% of all reported crashes.

Anyway time to go get Jumbling ..

Friday, October 28, 2011

Jumblee Words 1.4.1 released and 30,000 downloads

That's right, a new version of that ultra addictive word game for Android has been released. Now with definitions of all the words you found or didn't find. And all in time to celebrate 30,000 downloads. Well we kind of missed the 30K mark by a week or so, but better late than never.

You can get it from the Android Market.

Full list of changes is as follows:
  • The game now stops when all the words are found
  • Word definitions are available for all found/unfound words (courtesy of WordNik)
  • Increased the size of text in word views to make them easier to read and click on
  • Upgraded to Admob-4.3.1 to fix crashes when ads were displayed/clicked on some devices
  • Fixed poor filtering of GlobalScores
  • Fixed net retrieval error that occurs from behind some proxies
  • Fixed several other rare errors
So go get Jumbling ..

Monday, October 10, 2011

20 years worth of Jumblee game play

Wow, a tad over 3 months since we first released Jumblee and you guys have already knocked up over 20 years worth of game play world wide! I'm really stoked that it's gathered so much traction and glad you guys like it so much.

For those who don't know, Jumblee Words is the best word game on Android.
You can get it from the Android Market.

We've got a new version version coming out soon. Clickable links to find the meanings of those words you've found or didn't find. Bonus stuff if you find all the words in a jumble. And a freshen up for some of the display.

So keep on Jumbling.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jumblee Words 1.3.0 released

Alright! 20,000 downloads and now Jumblee has been reworked for tablet use as well as translated in 18 languages. And for those waiting for a shuffle option, you've got it. As always, we listen to what you guys want.

Full incusions are as follows:

  • Optimized for tablets.
  • Google TV ready
  • Added Shuffle button
  • Shake device to shuffle. Switch off via preferences (default is on).
  • Added Share menu item.
  • Weekly leaderboards.
  • Added translations for 18 languages (including Chinese).
  • Fixed bug stopping error reporter for Android 1.6
  • Fixed several small bugs

Grab it from the Android Market or Jumblee Home

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jumblee 1.2.2 Released

A few touch ups to the best free Android word jumble game. A few more features, a few bug fixes. As always you guys spoke, and we delivered.

You can get the latest version here.

☆ Display special dialog when 9 letter word is found.
☆ Super fast scrolling on HighScore images.
☆ Made user images more prominent.
☆ Fixed bug stopping setting of GlobalProfile image.
☆ Fixed layout for some small low density screens.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jumblee 1.2.0 released

OK the wait is over. I've released version-1.2.0 of Jumblee. Get it here
  • Global Scores using Scoreloop
  • New icons, 3D buttons and backgrounds.
  • Added contact links in the About Dialog
  • Fixed several small errors
With the global scores you get to post a picture of yourself and see what all your opponents look like.

You now you'll know who just pushed you off the top of the pile.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Jumblee 1.1.3 released

Just a quick update which removes the need for the WAKE_LOCK permission and also cleans up a couple of bugs. So you can get right back on Jumbling away.

Jumblee : The best 9 letter word game for Android

Full details are:
  • Removed need for wakelock permission.
  • Fixed bug causing clock to lose time.
  • Fixed bug caused by hammering on the CheckWord button.
  • Better layout of ScoreViewActivity and About dialog

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Jumblee 1.1.2 released

That's right, the best nine letter word jumble for Android has rolled out a new version. You can get it for free right now on the Market.

Well we planned on making a big announcement when we crossed 10,000 downloads. Woops, missed that by over a week. Well, what can I say, we've been busy putting together this release.

Thanks to those of you who have provided feedback, it's much appreciated. You'll start to see some of those ideas rolling in over the next few weeks. Full details of the changes below.

  • Different colours for CheckWord messages to make it more obvious when words are wrong.
  • Added a confirmation dialog on GiveUp to stop accidental game ends. Configured via preference.
  • Made game much more responsive.
  • Major cleanup of the dictionary (Added 90 words, Removed 270 words). Mainly removing plurals of words whose singulars had already been removed.
  • Fixed bug caused by hammering on CheckWord button.
  • Fixed some subtle UI bugs that occurred during rotation.
  • Fixed bug stopping post to Facebook if preference is changing after completing a game.
  • Cleaned up presentation of dialogs.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jumblee version 1.1.1 released

Well, it turns out there's some really dedicated Jumblers out there, with a whopping 37,000 games played in the last week alone. That's fanastic, I'm glad everyone is so keen.

I know some of you have been experiencing problems authenticating with Facebook in order to share your scores. Well version 1.1.1 ought to resolve that for you. And again there's more refinement to the dictionary.

For those who aren't sure what I'm talking about, welcome to Jumblee, the best nine letter word puzzle for Android


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.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Jumblee version 1.0.7 released

Wow, it's only been a bit over a month since we first launched Jumblee and things have really been kicking along. Seems like the the thrill of a word puzzle is alive and well even in this age of 3D mayhem.

This release has covered off a number of items that some have been clamoring for. Namely App2SD, getting the CheckWord messages out of the way for faster play and better visibility of the score. On top of that we've improved the responsiveness and  removed an error or two.

But we're not stopping there, oh no. The next release is a real doozy and is already in testing. I won't spoil the surprise now, but it's really going to let you throw down the gauntlet to your friends.

For those who don't know, 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
  • Displaying the score on the Game Screen
  • Allowing Jumblee to be moved to the SD card.
  • Ensured Market shows as a download option in the UpdateDialog.
  • Moved CheckWord messages to the top of the screen in Portrait mode so they don't cover the Jumble letters.
  • Added preference to allow the CheckWord messages to be hidden (default false).
  • Improved dictionary
  • Fixed error on some phones under heavy load when the game clock expires.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jumblee version 1.0.6 released

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 at

New in this version
  • Made game more responsive
  • Resolved ResumeGame dialog never dismissing on rotation.
  • Fixed app crashing when serving some Ads on Android 1.6
  • Improved dictionary

Monday, May 2, 2011

Jumblee version 1.0.5 released

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 at

New features
  • Added new words to the dictionary.
  • Game is saved whenever GameScreen is hidden.
  • Fresh Jumbles start generating straight away, so you won't run out.
All known issues resolved!
  • Resolved error when completed game was returned to after Jumblee was evicted from memory.
  • Resolved error during some rotations.
  • Resolved error where CheckButton was enabled when central letter not selected.
  • Resolved error allowing CheckButton to be pressed twice.
  • Removed possibility of starting 2 GameScreens at once.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jumblee version 1.0.4 released

The joys of software development. 24 hours later and another release.

  • error when the Activities were started again after being pushed out of memory.
  • error when all Jumbles have been consumed.
    This was stopping any more Jumbles from being generated.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Version 1.0.2 of Jumblee released

2 days old and I'm already rolling out my first patch.
Ah well, its never right the first time.

Version 1.0.2 has:
  • Better error handling and reporting
  • Reduced the size of the app by 200k

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jumblee version 1.0.0 released

Version 1.0.0 of Jumble has been released to the Android market place.
You can get it here.

Don't forget to rate it, be kind :-)
If you have any questions let me know. I'll do my best to set things straight.