Saturday, December 22, 2012

New Lexathon video + 350k downloads

Yeah, double celebration today! 350k downloads for Lexathon AND we have a brand spanking new video that just rocks.

So once you are enthused you can pick up the best word game for Android from Google Play or GetJar.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Lexathon 2.2.0 Released

XandarMob have released their latest version of Lexathon word jumble. For those living under a rock Lexathon provides hours of addictive and educational fun in which you have to find as any words as possible in a limited time. Finding a new word buys you more time, so the sharper you are the longer you play.

Release Notes:

* Added ProVersion in-app purchase (for no-ads)
* Added 'Root word' to word definition dialogs.
* Added Rejected/Unfound word tabs with Include/Exclude/Review popups.
* New portrait layout. Switch back to old view via a User Interface preference.
* Upgraded dictionary.
* Long press on dictionary to remove/review word.
* Translation to Italian: courtesy of Antonio Di Gioia
* Fixed words appearing in both found and rejected words.
* Fixed several crashes.

Get it on Google Play

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Lexathon 2.1.0 released

That's right XandarMob have rolled out a new version of Lexathon that most tantalizing and addictive word game for Android. Big change for this release is the introduction of timerless play for those that prefer a more leisurely game.

You can pick up the new version now from Google Play or GetJar.

Release notes:
  • Timed and untimed modes.
  • Reduced chance of accidentally excluding a word.
  • Updated dictionary based on your feedback.
  • Added Russian translation - thanks Mariya.
  • Removed some crashes caused by external libraries.
Happy jumbling.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lexathon™ word scramble cracks 200,000 downloads

Lexathon™ that great Android word scramblefrom indie developer XandarMob has just zipped past the 200,000 download mark and we have celebrated by releasing version 2.0.1.

You can pick it up now from Google Play or GetJar.

The new version patches in some of the dictionary changes being made by you guys in our quest to get a well rounded dictionary. Lexathon's dictionary was composited from a number of online sources and then run through several filters to remove proper names, esoteric, archaic and abbreviated forms, as well as dialectical variants. The aim to provide a dictionary that everyone could feel they had a reasonable chance of knowing most of the words but wide enough to provide a bit of a challenge and some education. I think we have largely succeeded but we intend to keep on improving it by curating those words you add/remove to your Lexathon dictionaries.

Full release notes below:
  • Added preferences to ignore news and update notifications.
  • Stopped notifications causing OverviewActivity from starting twice.
  • Improved dictionary - added 17 words, removed 6 based on user dictionary changes.
  • Fixed error reading news for Android 2.1 and below.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jumblee Words renamed - Lexathon 2.0 released

Yes, that most addictive of word games has had a named change and is now known as Lexathon™, ie a marathon of lexicons. Version 2.0.0 includes all images and icons for the new name as well as a revamp of the dictionary and ability to allow you to modify the dictionary to suit your own tastes.

Full details of the version 2.0.0 are as follows:

  • Changed name to "Lexathon".
  • Revamped dictionary.
  • User modifiable dictionary.
  • Added shuffle button to landscape layout for small/mid sized devices.
  • Nine letter word highlighted in gold.
  • Fixed error restoring app on some versions of Eclair.
So now you know what's there, go get jumbling.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Jumblee Words 1.6.3 released

OK word fiends, there's a new version of Jumblee Words out. We've added a news feed to the game to keep you informed of all the latest bits and bobs, fixed a couple of bugs and upgraded Scoreloop which means you'll need to accept Scoreloop's terms of service.

But the big news is that we have to change Jumblee's name and we're running a competition to let you the user's help us choose the new name. So download version 1.6.3 of Jumblee and check out the first news item which is where you'll find the details of the competition. It's in your hands.

Here's the full release notes for 1.6.3:

  • Renaming competition for Jumblee!

  • Added News Feed.
  • Added preference to disable global scores.
  • Upgraded to Scoreloop 3.0 - Need to accept Scoreloop's TOS for global scores.
  • Fixed bug that could cause game to hang if the database failed.
  • Fixed extremely rare bug with the CountDownTimer.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Celebrate your Jumblee Words addiction with a Jumblee Shirt

Due to popular demand we have released a range of shirts of all things Jumblee. So now you can let the world know just how good you are at solving word puzzles, or perhaps just how much you dig the challenge.

There are 3 shirts at present, all of which have the Jumblee icon on the front.

But each of them have a unique message on the back. So choose the one that best reflects you.

And remember, all that training on Android's best free word game is keeping your brain in top gear. Jumblee Words has got you covered for all your word scramble needs.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jumblee Words 1.6.0 released

That's right word fiends, version 1.6.0 of Jumblee Words that most addictive of Android word games has been released.

Two of the most requested features are included, namely the ability to choose Jumbles with a certain number of words thereby controlling length of play and/or difficulty, and the ability to have the "Clear" button only erase the last letter entered. Note that the single letter erasure is now the default behaviour, so if you prefer whole word erasure (and yes, I'll admit I'm in that category) then you'll need to go into Game Preferences and change the "Clear button options".

Full release notes are as follows:

  • Added the "Game size" preference so you can choose how long a game should last.
  • Added the "Clear button options" preference that allows the Clear button remove a single letter instead of clearing entire word (enabled by default).
  • Changed landscape layout for tablets to make button navigation quicker.
  • Changed landscape layout for large devices to make shuffle button available.
  • Fixed a bug that stopped you from setting your global profile image.

So I've taken up enough of your time, back to your Jumbling.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Callooh! Callay! 100,000 downloads for Jumblee Words

That's right! Jumblee Words that most addictive word game for Android has reached the 100,000 download mark. It's been a good ride, and the latest version 1.5.4. has really strengthened the offering. But there is more to come, with a swag of new ideas being worked on for the next release.

So. Glad to have you along. Now best go get Jumbling.

And if you don't have access to Android Market, you can now download it from GetJar instead.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Jumblee Words 1.5.2 released - 76 years of game play

A new version of Jumblee Words, that addictive Android word game has been published to the Android market. The new version fixes a number of bugs including some memory leaks that have been causing a few crashes, especially for those playing for extended periods.

The game screen has also been changed so that it is more obvious that valid words must be at least 4 letters long and must contain the central letter, a fact which unfortunately seems to have eluded a few people.

The week we are also celebrating 76 man years of Jumblee game play. I like to think that this has been time spent sharpening people's minds so that they are ready to take on new and bigger challenges out in the real world. But if not well at least it helped kill some time while sitting on the bus.

A full list of changes for this release are as follows:

  • Added handling to make it even more obvious that word must contain the central letter plus at least 3 others.
  • Improved performance of screen redraw with new LetterButton colourings.
  • Resolved several OutOfMemory errors that could occur if playing for some time.
  • Fixed occasional crash on game start for some Android-1.6 devices.
  • Fixed occasional crash with media playback when all words are found.
  • Fixed crash on startup for Android 2.0
  • Fixed rare crash on start up.
So now that the game is more bullet proof, go get Jumbling in style!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

80,000 downloads and 56,000 games per day!!

That's right, Jumblee Words, that addictive word game for Android has tipped over the 80,000 download mark. And not only that but you guys have spent 59 man years playing and are busy cranking through 56,000 games per day. That's a seriously weighty amount of vocabulary training so there's clearly some sharp minds out there.

Version 1.5.1 was rolled out last week and there are more improvements to come.

So glad to see everyone enjoying it so much. Now go get Jumbling ...

Monday, January 9, 2012

Jumblee Words 1.5.0 and 65,000 downloads

That's right, version 1.5.0 of Jumblee Words that uber addictive word game for Android has been released just in time to celebrate 65,000 downloads. Yes we know we forgot to announce when we clicked over the 50K mark, it was a snafu, what can we say.

The new version has the following changes:

  • Split preferences into several Activities for clarity.
  • Added ability to view the dictionary via preferences.
  • Removed 3 bugs that occur when app moves to the foreground.
  • Much improved German translation thanks to Beni Wattenhofer.
As of 1-JAN-2012, more than 5,000 people play in excess of 40,000 games of Jumblee per day, so you know you're among like minded company.

You can get it from Android Market.

So go get Jumbling ..