Full Versions Of Professor Palindrome! And Professor Zombie! Now Available In The Amazon Android Store
Last week we implemented the the new Amazon in-app payment system into the Android and Kindle versions of Professor Palindrome! and Professor Zombie! Each now include ways to remove adds, purchase extra "Instant Solves" and add extra time. The Amazon In-App Payment system uses Amazon.com accounts to purchase in-app items. Previously the Android versions of the games did not include any way to get extra Instant Solves or to remove the network ads. Each game also features several bug fixes and performance improvements.
You can download the new versions (still free) here:
Professor Palindrome! http://www.amazon.com/Producto-Studios-Professor-Palindrome/dp/B009BS0EBC
Professor Zombie! http://www.amazon.com/Producto-Studios-Professor-Zombie/dp/B009BTBRWQ
The Wall Street Journal has a story this morning about a meeting of mobile business entrepreneurs in New York, where some of sentiment ran this way:
"Apps are going to die away in favor of simple mobile websites"
You can the whole story here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704364004576132530157431902.html#ixzz1DTM6ooO5
I'm not sure I totally agree with the sentiment...at least not for games. While you can probably build most other apps in HTML5 and scale them for a mobile browser, games are still not easy to build, at least for iOS.
Still this is a shift from last year when everyone was talking apps, apps apps. The reality of running a business that sells units at $0.99 each, or tries to sustain itself on low eCPM must be setting in...
-Steve Fulton (8bitsteve)