We’ve seen the issues with the dice and coin in iDuelpro 4.6 pile up and it was time to take action of course. We can’t keep on supplying people with a useless dice and coin feature. So Monday we submitted a quick fix to the App Store which makes these features a lot more accurate an actually useable.
Together with the fix in the dice and coin simulation we also made some minor adjustments to optimize iDuelpro 4.7 for iPhone OS v3.1.2.
The new version is now available in the iTunes Store : iDuelpro 4.7
During the holidays iPhone apps tend to do slightly better. How much? Well we’ve listed our apps and their increased popularity during the best day of December. Especially our Yu-gi-oh! calculator for iPhone, iDuelpro did excellent.
iDuelpro’s sales we’re up 400%. (Download)
iDuelpro lite’s sales we’re up 120%. (Download)
Lingi’s sales we’re up 120%. (Download)
iPhix’s sales were up 100%. (Download)
FlashPhix’s sales we’re up 60%. (Download)
GrayPhix’s sales we’re up 40%. (Download)
And MonoPhix was down… Maybe people aren’t looking for Black & White apps during the holidays. (Download)
This was on the 25th of December, makes me wonder what New Year will bring.
Our Yu-gi-oh! calculator for iPhone, iDuelpro, is now available in Portuguese as well. This brings the most used yu-gi-oh! calculator for iPhone to Brazil where iDuelpro wasn’t available before because apps in the games section aren’t allowed in Brazil and hence do not appear in the Brazilian App Store. So we simply made a new version which is only available in Portugal and Brazil and does not appear in the games section. As a little extra we made a complete Portuguese translation of iDuelpro.
So to make a long story short, Brazilian and Portuguese people now have an iDuelpro in their own language!
A new Duelpro for Windows update has been pushed out as well today, this version already contains a download link to the (P) version of iDuelpro.
The normal iDuelpro and the iDuelpro (P) for Brazil and Portugal are both available in the iTunes App Store.
Are it the dueling fanatics who get an early Christmas gift or are TCG’s becoming popular again? Anyway, iDuelpro was already popular, but it’s now even more popular and really becoming the killer Yu-gi-oh! App for iPhone & iPod Touch. The other versions for eg. Mac and Windows are also doing fantastic.
Especially the tons of extra features that the last updates brought are bringing a lot of extra Yu-gi-oh! and Magic! The Gathering players. We will even have to create a MTG variant of iDuelpro since the current version is more geared towards the Yu-gi-oh! TCG. But the fact that most versions except for the advanced iDuelpro for iPhone are free has something to do with the immense success and the nearly one million users worldwide.
Today we started the translation of many of our iPhone apps their iTunes Store pages. We are starting with the translation for the most popular apps to also translate the less popular apps later. So people of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, French Canadian, France and German iTunes Stores will soon be able to read the App Description in their own language.
The following iTunes pages have already be translated :
-MonoPhix – Black/White Image Editing App (Dutch, French, German)
-iDuelpro – Yu-gi-oh! Calculator (Dutch)
-Lingi – Language game (Dutch)
The two who aren’t translated to French and German yet will soon be translated as well.
When these translation are done, iDuelpro Lite, iPhix, FlashPhix and GrayPhix, will also be translated.
We might even translate all the descriptions to Spanish and Japanese as well to improve the internationalisation of the iTunes Store.
This update is the biggest ever with 16 changes, the biggest are the settings panel where you can set the players their names, the initial lifepoints and watch statistics of previous duels and the new virtual field where you can play around with tokens and spell counters.
This update is a welcome addition to the most used Yu-gi-oh! calculator on earth and takes care of nearly all user suggestions.
Here’s a full list of all new features and updates :
-Ability to change the player’s names
-Ability to change the lifepoints base value from 8000 to 4000 or 2000
-Win/Loss/Draw counter in a statistics section
-Automated function to calculate your Victory percentage
-Added a function to reset statistics
-Added support for up to 19.980 spell counters on a virtual field
-Added support tokens on a virtual field
-Ability to toggle sides when using customized names
-Added a settings panel
-Added a twitter link to stay up-to-date on the latest iDuelpro news
-New snappier “custom lifepoint” and “preset” dialogs
-Fixed “Display wrong grammar on victory” bug
-Minor changes to make the top bar blend in with the GUI
-New online PDF help file with screenshots
-Various changes to the interface
-New Splash screen
As you could have red in the previous iDuelpro post I expected that Apple would decline our yu-gi-oh! calculator for iPhone, iDuelpro v3.6, their reason was pretty creative though. We can not disclose the exact reason (fascistic internal Apple rule). But it has something to do with the pop-up dialogs where you could enter text like used in the custom lifepoints deal button “…” and the presets setting feature.
So we could try to upload the same application again and hope that next time the reviewer is less of an asshole, but we chose to adapt the dialog boxes. The new dialog boxes bring a more snappier and native feel to iDuelpro 3.6′s “Ash”-theme. The dialogs load and close five times faster in this way and the keyboard has been improved. We expect iDuelpro v3.6 to be available next week. If they decline it again, I’m going to post the iPhone connect support’s email address here and then you can all send an email to request the approval and ask for yourselves which idiotic reason they used this time.
Yesterday we announced the coming of v3.5 of iDuelpro – yu-gi-oh! lifepoints calculator for iPhone. Now we can also announce that a drastic improvement of the Mac version is on its way. But that’s not all! Yesterday someone asked for a Blackberry version of Duelpro, and I started thinking.
We acquired material to build applications for Windows Mobile earlier this year, which means that we will start developing a Duelpro version for Windows Mobile anytime soon. This version will have about the same features as the Windows version and will show a donation button in the bottom.
But there’s more, another platform for which we could start to build apps is Google’s Android OS. We will use the same tactic there. People will simply be able to make a donation.
After Android OS, all nokia platforms with Qt framework will follow (including symbian).
So within the coming year, we will have a Duelpro version available for 6 platforms namely :
-iPhone OS (also iPod Touch)
Linux and Haiku (BeOS) executables may follow as well in this time. This only leaves the Java platform of some mobile phones and Blackberry OS to be. We can’t develop a Duelpro version for every cellphone available and Blackberry development is too expensive. Otherwise nearly any OS would be covered.
Since a few days we are working hard to make a new version of our Yu-gi-oh! calculator iDuelpro available to our users. This version will include a few interesting changes therefore we skip one version from v3.3 to v3.5 to point at its importance.
For the first time in-App pop-up windows will be used to expand iDuelpro. This may not interest you a lot, but it enables the use of settings panes, easier dialog boxes and of course the Spell Counter/token tool you have all been requesting for so long.
And that’s probably one of the 2 biggest changes in iDuelpro 3.5, Token/Spell Counter support. I added it exactly as “Masteranza” suggested in his iTunes App Store review as you will see in the screenshots of the current development version.
Most people suggested a token counter, but I made a hybrid also adding spell counter support. You can put more than just 1 or 0 in the token table, also enabling the use of spell counters. (up to 999) The counter’s state is also saved when the application is quit and is reset when starting a new game.
So this version of iDuelpro actually comes with 19.980 virtual coins included which you can to keep track of spell counters or as a replacement for tokens.
Other things that will be implemented will be eg. a settings pane in which you can set both player’s names and initial lifepoints and where you can view your amounts of wins/losses/draws. An extra icon which enables you to follow us on twitter. An updated help file and of course various bug fixes and added confirmation message to prevent false touches.
iDuelpro v3.5 will be completed somewhere next week but the current version can already be downloaded here>