Saturday, April 18, 2009

CINGO! Version 1.0 is in the App Store!

Hurrah! CINGO! was released on the App Store this morning. Sadly, it does not show up in the App Store under new releases since its "release date" is April 3, but it can still be found by searching for "cingo."

Visit for an iTunes link to the application and to post any questions and problems/bugs.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Post Immersion Update sqrt(9)

Guess what I found in my inbox today when I checked my email:
"Dear True Star Design,

At this time, CINGO! cannot be posted to the App Store because it is crashing on iPhone OS 2.2.1 and Mac OS X 10.5.6.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Launch App
2. Press "Change Game Lock" and the app crashes

In order for your application to be reconsidered for the App Store, please resolve this issue and upload your new binary to iTunes Connect."
As you can see, my application was rejected from the App Store. When I tested my application, I found nothing wrong with it. Then, I deleted it from my iPhone Simulator and was able to produce the error instantly. It turns out that the file responsible for displaying the "Change Game Look" button had somehow moved to a sub-directory of my main project folder, and the OS could not locate it. I had not detected this error because the file had been present in an earlier version and was not cleared whenever I simply rebuilt the code for the application. Other than that I now probably have to wait for another week for my application to be approved, no harm done: I uploaded a new binary with the file moved to the correct folder.

Note to Self: Always delete applications and rebuild them before submitting them.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Post Immersion Update 0002

As I explained in my previous post, there was a presentation of all of my school's (Miami Valley School, Dayton OH) "Immersion" projects, including my own iPhone Immersion. Some images from the event are shown below:

My gigantic iPhone poster (made in Photoshop Elements). It consists of two stacked trifold boards:

My laptop running the iPhone Simulator and displaying my game's website (

(Left to Right) Me and Mr. Collias, one of my programming advisors:

Here I am explaining my project to a younger student:

I submitted CINGO! to the App Store on the 3rd of April with the description/support website I hope that it will become available soon. Its current price is $0.00!