An essential app for anyone in Thailand struggling with the language barrier. Thai Talk is the fastest and easiest to use Thai phrase book app. It will be the only app on the market with ALL these features:
– High quality speech with NO internet connection required
– Common tourist attractions categorised by town/area
– Local emergency and other useful phone numbers accessible from the app
– Translations displayed with both Thai script AND romanised ‘karaoke’ pronunciation guide
– Bookmark your favourite translations
– Instant search results that update as you type
– Search in English OR Thai
– Voice search (hardware permitting)
– Alphabetised English-to-Thai AND Thai-to-English dictionaries
– Copy translations to clipboard for emailing, SMS, Facebook, etc
– Regular updates
You can now enroll for the beta testing programme for my forthcoming mobile game, HerdyLand. Initially just for Android, I’ll be focusing on responding to feedback to improve the game before I crank out the iOS version. As you’ll see, it’s not complete, but playable enough to provide feedback I hope. If you’d like to give it a try and leave feedback, I’d appreciate it:
I finally decided to relaunch one of my classic old Flash games as a mobile app. I picked Super Kickups since I think the game mechanic works nicely on a touchscreen – that, and someone once told me that it’s addictive as crack – which I take as a compliment. I’ve recently added a leaderboard and I’ll be adding various other features, such as pickups and achievements, in the near future.
I used Starling for the rendering and it runs smoothly at 60fps on both my shiny new HTC and my somewhat slower old Sony Xperia. It’d be good to know how it runs on a range of other devices – especially if anyone finds the performance slow.
I’m not planning to target iOS just yet though, being a bigger fan of Android (perhaps Apple could make iOS less of a pain in the proverbial). You can download it from the Google Play Store here.
Having just finished working on the UI for the YouView IPTV Set Top Box, I thought I’d share some of my insights into the best practices when building applications for such resource constrained devices.