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WordPop! 2.3.1 for Android Released

WordPop!

WordPop! for Android has been updated and includes great new features and smoother game play. Thank you to our players for the suggestions and bug reports. Our goal is for you to have the best gaming experience and we couldn’t do it without you.

  • How to Play – It now includes several images to clarify the rules and you can now print out the rules. The latest version of WordPop! now links to the improved How to Play.
  • Notifications – We want to make sure you know when new versions are available. This is an optional setting that you can turn on or off at any time.

Making sure you have a great gaming experience also means having WordPop! play well on the latest phones and tablets while simultaneously supporting older phones.

  • Error Checking – Google’s Firebase now sends us a report on how our code is doing. This report will tell us where our code is not running as efficiently as it could or if WordPop! had problems executing on a new CPU. Since there are thousands of different Android phones and tablets worldwide we appreciate the report. Now when you purchase a new phone WordPop! will still run correctly.
  • Android Studio – This is an entirely new set of tools released by Google to develop Android apps. Switching to it was a significant amount of rework of the code. But the change resulted in WordPop! running faster and smoother.

We recommend you update as soon as possible.

We rely on word-of-mouth, please let your friends and family know about WordPop!

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WordPop! for iOS Update Available Now

Remove ads in WordPop!

You Can Now Remove ads in WordPop!

What’s New in Version 3.1

– Make words 17 – 20 letters long, yes 20 letter words. Here they are:

COMPARTMENTALIZATION
COUNTERINTELLIGENCES
COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY
DEPARTMENTALIZATIONS
ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM
EXTEMPORANEOUSNESSES
HYPERSENSITIVENESSES
INSTITUTIONALIZATION
UNCHARACTERISTICALLY

– Deselect highlighted letters by tapping outside the grid
– Remove ads with an in-app purchase
– Incremental improvements and fixes to the code making sure WordPop! is the world’s best word game ever.

Go to App Store to Download Today

More Info

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WordPop! for Android Updated

Version 2.2.0

  • Added support for new phones and tablets
  • Tested and verified on Android OS 7 N
  • Fixed bug when logging in with Google Play
  • Numerous tweaks and fixes

Lots of sweat and love added to bring you the best experience ever.

Send your suggestions to support@smartboxgames.com

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iPad Game Submission – Rejected

Last week, on May 13, we submitted an update to WordPop! iPad to Apple. We were excited about this new release because it supported landscape. Players would be able to enjoy WordPop! Volt on the iPad in all orientations. I personally really enjoy playing in landscape mode a bit more than portrait as I find holding the iPad horizontally easier.

After a week, we heard back from Apple, the update was REJECTED. To quote Apple, “The iPad Human Interface Guidelines state that only one popover element should be visible onscreen at a time. On launch, and when the user taps the “Add Player” button, and additional popover is displayed for the user to enter a player name. Screen shots are attached for your reference.”

My team and I are aware of the one popover limit but the second popover is a dialog which I did not consider in the same class as a popover. Additionally, Apple had approved the two previous submissions of WordPop! Volt which has “Add Player” working exactly the same way.

Apple has been very good to us in that they usually provide a screen shot and description of what is wrong.

The fix is straight forward, we need to remove the first popover “Change Player” when “Add Player” is selected. This should be done any second now and we will resubmit.

Lesson learned, it does not matter what Apple calls the widget being used in the iPad User Interface Guidelines, only one “popover” at any given time.

Update: May 24, 2010 – We resubmitted WordPop! Volt. Below is a screen shot on the change. This new look conforms to the iPad UI guidelines.

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Sneak Peek of Landscape Mode of WordPop! Volt iPad

Jim’s recent hand-off of the title screen for landscape orientation. To be released in a few weeks as a free upgrade for all.