This week David Wingrove of Golden Hammer Software graciously took a few minutes out of a very busy schedule to let us know what his development studio is currently working on, his thoughts on the mobile landscape, and future plans for game development.
Yesterday, we got our first look at developers who will be showcased at Mobile World Congress, happening next week, February 24-27. Thousands of technologically minded people from all around the world will be congregating in Barcelona, Spain for this event.
A report out from Super Data Research this week, whose data is collected directly from publishers and developers and builds on the digital point of sale data from millions of gamers, ranked the top earners worldwide for free to play games. Topping the list was Tencent’s CrossFire and League of Legends, who together took home an annual gross of $1581 million. Media company Nexon grabbed three of the top ten spots with a combined worth of $800 million.
The top Android apps of 2013 have been put together by Google Play users, with more than one million votes cast in the first annual Players’ Choice: Top Google Play Apps and Games poll. There were several unique categories in these user-submitted picks, included Old School Still Cool, Best Game Based on a Movie, and even a write-in category, where players took the time to write and tell Google Play about their favorite app.
Busy developer Martin Wojtczyk generously gave us a few minutes of his team this week to talk about his current work with perceptual computing and Android technology. Along with his wife Devy, this developer team recently demoed several Perceptual Computing projects they entered during the Intel Perceptual Computing Challenges Phases 1 & 2, and on which they worked during multiple Intel-hosted Hackathons in Sacramento and San Francisco.
The App Dev Center build web service can be used to build a mobile application binary without going through the XDK.
In order to use the App Dev Center build web service, developers must email firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address of their valid account to be approved for use of these services and obtain a valid Customer ID and a valid Partner Code to identify their requests.