Pixelated Plus celebrates one year anniversary

Today Pixelated Plus celebrates its first anniversary, after first becoming available in BlackBerry AppWorld on May 31st, 2009. Originally only available for the BlackBerry Storm only three copies were bought the first day. Now Pixelated Plus is the 15th most popular application in AppWorld, and supports 15 different BlackBerrys. We would like to thank all of those who have supported Pixelated Plus over its first year.

Pixelated and Pixelated Plus for Pearl 9100 and 9105

Pixelated and Pixelated Plus have both been upgraded to version 2.1 adding support for the new BlackBerry Pearl 9100 and 9105.

This version also adds an internal link for email support, as well as a few bugfixes.

The full list of supported devices for Pixelated and Pixelated Plus now include the 8330, 8350i, 8520, 8530, 8900, 9000, 9100, 9105, 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550, 9630, 9650, and 9700 (min OS 4.6).

The object of the game is to change the colour of the squares until the entire screen is a single solid colour. This is done by using the coloured buttons on the bottom of the screen to change the colour of the square in the upper left hand corner to that of those surrounding it. Changing this square to the colour of those around it, allows it to slowly grow until it fills the entire screen. The ultimate goal is to clear the screen in as few moves as possible.

BlackBerry OS adoption updates

As an update to our look on BlackBerry OS5 adoption rates, in April the 9530 saw 81.4% of users running OS 5. We first looked at this issue in Novemeber and again in January.

Using our data BlackBerry Cool has showed a comparison between between the first month of OS 5.0 on the Storm and on the Tour. The early upgrade rate on the Tour has been quicker, but at only 71.1% it is well behind where the 9530 is today.

Meanwhile Al Sacco has acquired some data on the overall OS marketshare. While the data reflects our statistics of decent upgrade rates on the Storm and Tour, it also shows plenty of 4.5 and 4.6.1 systems still around. 44% are still using OS4.5 or earlier which means that for alot of people their operating system is over two years old, and prevents them from using a single one of our products.

10,000 Farkle Version1.1

10,000 Farkle has been updated to version 1.1 adding some new features. 10,000 Farkle is a dice game that requires both skill and luck. Points are awarded for various dice combinations, but if a roll fails to contain any combinations the turn ends with no points awarded.

New to 10,000 Farkle are in game achievements, backup/synchronization, smoother animation, and the option to turn animation on and off.

Smoother Animation

Version 1.1 of 10,000 Farkle smooths out the animation of the dice rolling to give the game a better flow.


Achievements

New to version 1.1 are in game achievements. They can be an easy way to track your progress through the game, and to show off your accomplishments to others.

Backup/Synchronization

10,000 Farkle now offers backup/restore synchronization through BlackBerry Desktop Manager. This allows you to back up your settings, achievements, and high scores to your computer and to allow them to be kept if your BlackBerry needs to be reset or if you upgrade to a new model.

How to play

Farkle gives you six dice to roll and awards points for a straight, three pairs or three or more of the same number. Fewer points ares also awarded for each individual 1 and 5. Any dice that do not score can be re-rolled for additional points. If all 6 dice can be scored, all of the dice can be re-rolled on the same turn.

The skill in this game comes from knowing how far to push your luck, and which scoring combinations to take, and which to re-roll.

The default game mode gives you 10 turns to score as many points as you can. The 10,000 point mode is the traditional way to play, where the goal is to reach 10,000 points in as few turns as possible. The two competitive game modes “vs Friend” and “vs Computer” both use the traditional race to 10,000 points.

Supported Devices

10,000 Farkle requires a minimum OS of 4.6 and supports the 8330, 8350i, 8520, 8530, 8900, 9000, 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550, 9630, 9650, and 9700.

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