MonoPhix 3 – Development announcement

MonoPhix 2 for iPhone has been there nearly unchanged for 9 months now. It was and still is a great black & white app that offers features no other black & white app provides. But it should progress in time and could definitely use a few extra features. So while everyone was happily using MonoPhix on the iPhone but cursing its small preview size and its UI, we were developing another branch of MonoPhix named MonoPhix HD for iPad. The iPad version basically served as an incubator for many new features which a black & white app could use. And now we are ready to port all these amazing new features and improvements back to the iPhone version, along with a brand new UI.

Where MonoPhix for iPhone has been damned for its UI which is basically a touch friendly version of our old 36-image express for windows UI, MonoPhix HD has been praised for its sleekness and intuitivity with its leather/wood interface. We’ve been looking to improve the UI for a long time now, but why search when you’ve already found it. We’re just going to miniaturize the MonoPhix HD UI and optimize it for the smaller iPhone’s screen.

On the featureside we’re going to implement all features the HD version has. So these additional features contain:
-Custom coloring
-Burned and bleached vignetting
-Exposure enhancements
-Ability to blend with the original picture
-Noise/Grain generation
-Quantization
-Color inverse switch

Along with these new features MonoPhix 3 will also be equipped with the faster and more qualitative MonoCore3 monochrome filter. Which improves the output quality by factor 8 and the speed by factor 5. These improvements will also make your iPhone’s battery last longer because the new filter requires 10 times less CPU power and 30 times less memory.

And we haven’t forgotten that iOS advanced to version 4, so MonoPhix 3 will support the retina display of the iPhone 4 and will support multitasking.

MonoPhix 3 will be a free update for existing MonoPhix 2 owners. We aren’t going to do any statements about the pricing yet.

MonoPhix 3 should arrive somewhere in the next few months if all goes well.

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New 36-image converter, new iPhone apps, new everything!

As you all know, the development of 36-image converter is almost at end with the Beta coming at the beginning of November. But that’s not the only thing that’s coming. We have started development for 36-image converter 5.0, which comes with a new engine, a new interface and a completely new set of features.

We are also going to renew all our iPhone apps. GrayPhix, FlashPhix and MonoPhix are getting an engine update to support all image formats, iPhix will hit version 2.0 with support for large resolution images, transformations, more effects and a new interface. iDuelpro and iDuelpro Lite will hit version 4.0. And iDuelpro for Mac OSX will hit iDuelpro 2010 and will be a direct port from the iPhone.

Maybe the biggest change will be that our site will be completely revamped and pushed to the edge of design and browser standards. Remember the old 3 year old site and its ads, frames and flaws as it will disappear somewhere next month. If you want to see how progress is coming along with the new site you can go to http://www.phoenxsoftware.com/mainsite_new/

After this everything will be as it should have been from the beginning, a 36-image converter with no flaws (except for flaws people are creating of course), a whole bunch of worthy iPhone apps, a Duelpro on each platform which takes a huge leap forward from many other yugioh LPC’s and a site which has the design our users are used to.

After this, the road is open for completely new apps and features.

Free iDuelpro now available in App Store for all Yu-gi-oh! players

Our famous multiplatform Yu-gi-oh! LPC iDuelpro is now available for free as iDuelpro Lite. iDuelpro Lite has enough features to overpower other free LPC’s and the ones who are interested can upgrade to full iDuelpro with a small ad in the App for just 0.99$.

iDuelpro Lite is based on iDuelpro v3.3 which means that it has added functionality to the current full version v3.2 in the form of the auto-save feature.

iDuelpro Lite has the following features :
-Lifepoints tracking for both players
-Progress bars to visually represent a player’s lifepoints
-Quick Subtract and add buttons for amounts like 1000, 100 and 5.
-Ability to subtract and add a custom amount of lifepoints
-Ability to declare a draw
-Superfast calculating speeds
-Can also be used for magic the gathering
-The easiest interface for a lifepoints calculator ever
-Automatic game state save at quit (This is even new to iDuelpro as it will only be available in full iDuelpro 3.3)
-Notification who has won
-Online Help file

iDuelpro Lite is available at : http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=332619298&mt=8

The full iDuelpro is available at : http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=299220306&mt=8

iDuelpro Lite Screenshot

iDuelpro Lite Screenshot

iDuelpro Lite Approved by Apple, soon live in App Store

Yes, that was the event we were planning. A free version of our Yu-gi-oh! lifepoints calculator for iPhone, iDuelpro.

And yes, we admit. The competition in the Yu-gi-oh! section of the iTunes Store went up the last couple of weeks. We started fishing with 12 people in a puddle with only a few fish in it and this raises competition of course. Many MTG application developers are switching to yu-gi-oh! as well to gain some extra bucks.

Therefore we have to raise focus on iDuelpro Mobile. Our iDuelpro Mobile 3.2 was approved this week and now a free version of iDuelpro will appear as iDuelpro Lite. In this way we can destroy competition by providing our free version in the free apps segment and there are also in-App ads so people can decide to upgrade to the normal iDuelpro if they want more features. iDuelpro Lite has more features than the only free Yu-Gi-Oh! LPC currently available and will not cannibalize the iDuelpro Marketshare because it’s in a different pricing segment. But if people decide not to pay for an App they might as well decide to not pay for an App provided by us. In this way we can provide people with a decent yugioh LPC without the need of a credit card or without having to pay anything.

The full iDuelpro will also get a whole bunch of extra features in a while with version 3.3 and version 4.0 in October.

So this is another step in getting a unified version yu-gi-oh! LPC on every operating system and device.

We expect iDuelpro Lite to hit the App Store within a few hours, so keep an eye out. We will also tweet and post another blogpostwhen it is online.

Therefore we have to raise focus on iDuelpro Mobile. Our first declined submission for iDuelpro 3.2 will now be up in the App Store soon and on the front page of the games section and we are also doing something remarkable. In a while a free version of iDuelpro will appear as iDuelpro Lite. It has been submitted to the App Store and so we’re waiting. In this way we can destroy competition by providing our free version in the free apps segment and there are also in-App ads so people can decide to upgrade to the normal iDuelpro if they want more features.

iDuelpro Mobile 3.0 for iPhone/iPod Touch finished and uploaded

After a long time we have released another update to iDuelpro Mobile, an iPhone OS version of Duelpro, the most used yu-gi-oh! tcg lifepoints calculator.

The new version contains an entirely revamped smooth black interface with toolbar. Also the custom input box to enter a number of lifepoints to operate with has been replaced completely by a series of buttons with predefined amounts. Also the useless card counter has been removed and the empty space is now filled by buttons to halve a player’s lifepoints and buttons to simulate coin flips and dice rolls. For the first time also an online help file has been added.

iDuelpro Mobile 3.0 will soon be available in the iTunes Application store for 0.99$. Yes, we have to charge a small amount for iDuelpro Mobile because we have to pay 99$ a year to Apple to be allowed to make Apps for the iPhone. So without this minor charge iDuelpro for iPhone and iPod Touch would be condemned.

iDuelpro Mobile 3.0 splash screen

iDuelpro Mobile 3.0 splash screen

iDuelpro Mobile 3.0 screenshot