03. February 2015 · Comments Off on Updating Apps · Categories: App Updates, Mountain Woods Media · Tags: , , ,

We knew eventually the day would come when we were forced to update our apps.updating apps

People (especially app designers) aren’t always keen on change or updating apps. However, when Apple released new devices and a new operating system, developers had to keep up with the times or be left behind. Sometimes, it feels like once we catch up with software updates we don’t have much “down” time before a new device hits the market. Perhaps, this is job security!

New screen sizes with the iPhone 6 and IPhone 6+ (which run 64-bit apps) meant that some of our games didn’t run properly. We wondered how many users purchased a new phone or received one as a gift during the holidays? How many are still playing our apps on iPhone 5?

Answer?

During the last three months of 2014, consumers purchased the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in record numbers. In fact, during the fourth quarter, Apple shipped nearly 75 million iPhones!

Wowzers!

Since December, we’ve made sure our recent game releases run properly on the new devices. Now, however, we’re going back to some of our earlier releases and more popular games and making sure they too will run properly on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and other new devices. While we’re at it, our updated games will include some new features; bonus point opportunities; power-ups; extra playing times; ability to make in-app purchases and more. Details will be coming soon.

trout gameOur first updated game will be the ever-popular “The Trout Family Swim and Fish Adventure” (version 3.0). This is a fun game and it’s very easy to play. The simple object of the game is to swim upstream; jump from waterfall to waterfall (without falling off) and avoid obstacles along the way.

If you’re ready for the current version (iPhone 5, etc.), follow the links for either the free version or the paid version of our game.

Free:   http://bit.ly/1CqdOJ9     Pro:    http://bit.ly/1zN9SBP

15. August 2013 · Comments Off on Fishing Is One of Our Favorite Past Times · Categories: Mountain Woods Media · Tags:

FISHERMANFishing is one of our favorite past times and we don’t get to do it enough.

Ever since I was a child, fishing was part of growing up in Indiana (almost as big as Hoosier Hysteria). Bluegill, bass and catfish were usually the catch of the day by using a variety of baits and artificial lures. Of course, there was always a fish tale to share of the big one that got away. The big ones always seem to get away!

A few years ago, long road trips to Arkansas for a few days of trout fishing turned into an annual Spring event. A road sign there advertised for everyone to “Quit Wishing. Go Fishing” and that “Taking A Client Fishing Was Good Business.”

Therefore, fishing became the inspiration for our latest game “The Trout Family Fish and Swim Adventure.” It’s probably the closest thing to actually sitting on the bank of a quiet pond or stream waiting to catch the big one.

The “Trout Family” is a simple “swimming and jumping” fishing game. Here, you can choose between four different trout characters (blue, brown, rainbow and purple) and jump from one waterfall platform to the next. Players earn points by collecting different types of fishing baits, including worms, flies and crickets. “Kiss” the pink trout for bonus points.

Of course, along the way, players need to avoid fishermen, hooks and rock obstacles; things that trout don’t like in nature while swimming upstream.

There are no additional charges for selecting different trout characters, but players can opt for Kids Mode and can Turn Off Ads. Game Center integration is also available with this game.

“The Trout Family Fish and Swim Adventure” is available in 21 languages/countries.

We hope you’ll enjoy playing this game, which is currently free to download for iPad and iPhone in the App Store.