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 Post subject: iPhone 223 334 445 Cuboids available
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:31 am 
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I have finished the first working version shown in this YouTube video.
All three puzzles work. In terms of performance (on my 1st generation touch) the 223 is fine, the 334 is acceptable but the 445 is not yet good enough. This was a cut and paste (almost) port from my PocketPC version mixing the C++ in to the Apple Objective C framework. As such I was disappointed with the performance - my 3 year old Pocket PC ran the software very fast. Therefore I have some optimisations and improvements planned before I release this to the Apple Store.

I know from family members that the 2nd generation touch is considerably faster and the 3GS phone is faster still. So hopefully with a bit more work this project will have a happy ending.

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 Post subject: iPhone 223 334 445 Cuboids available
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:16 am 
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Be the first to solve them on the iPhone (I have iPod Touch only).

These are now available free on App Store. Search for 'cuboids'.

The App will run on 1st Generation iPod Touch but is best suited to later models specially for the larger puzzles.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:55 am 
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I have just solved the 2x2x3 to test the app.
Very well done, my compliments!
iPhone 3GS

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:18 am 
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I've tested it on an iPod touch 2G.
It works well, even with the larger puzzles.
My compliments as well and Thanks!!

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 Post subject: Re: iPhone 223 334 445 Cuboids available
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:03 am 
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Do I have to have 3.1.2 or higher to run it? I don't want to have to pay £3 for this app (especially as my iPod is 1st gen). :(

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 Post subject: Re: iPhone 223 334 445 Cuboids available
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:11 am 
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APJ wrote:
Do I have to have 3.1.2 or higher to run it? I don't want to have to pay £3 for this app (especially as my iPod is 1st gen). :(

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Be the first to solve them on the iPhone (I have iPod Touch only).

These are now available free on App Store. Search for 'cuboids'.

The App will run on 1st Generation iPod Touch but is best suited to later models specially for the larger puzzles.


The app is free!

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 Post subject: Re: iPhone 223 334 445 Cuboids available
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:22 am 
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Georges wrote:
APJ wrote:
Do I have to have 3.1.2 or higher to run it? I don't want to have to pay £3 for this app (especially as my iPod is 1st gen). :(

Alex


MarkSS wrote:
Be the first to solve them on the iPhone (I have iPod Touch only).

These are now available free on App Store. Search for 'cuboids'.

The App will run on 1st Generation iPod Touch but is best suited to later models specially for the larger puzzles.


The app is free!

I know, but it won't let me run it unless I buy the £2.99 update. :(

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 Post subject: Re: iPhone 223 334 445 Cuboids available
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:22 am 
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iPhone charges for updates? That's seriously messed up.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:29 am 
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will they ever be ported to droids?


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 Post subject: Re: iPhone 223 334 445 Cuboids available
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:05 am 
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I have a relatively old iPod Touch, but I did pay the $3 (or whatever it was) for the OS upgrade. Some upgrades are free. I guess this was a major one. Anyway, I have tried several cubing apps before and have always been disappointed with the way they worked. Mark, I just downloaded yours, and I love it. It just works! Great job.

Long ago and far away when I was a high school math teacher in a Christian school in San Bernardino I had some students that would finish their work early and have time to kill. I taught them a little game they could play that I called "guess my number" on a scrap of paper. Basically it was Mastermind. I also remember playing Mastermind (the actual plastic board with pegs) with my wife when we first got married. And I know we played it with our kids through the years. Fond memories.

I don't know how much I will actually play these on my iPod, because there is something sweet about the actual game and puzzle that can't be experienced on a flat little screen, but having them on the iPod makes them very portable and available. And it gives me 3 puzzles I don't have at all. Better a flat little screen than not at all, especially when it works so nicely.

Thanks for these two apps.

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 Post subject: Re: iPhone 223 334 445 Cuboids available
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That fact that you have to pay for firmware updates on anything is still ridiculous, even more so if it's a major update.

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 Post subject: Re: iPhone 223 334 445 Cuboids available
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:27 am 
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@APJ There's nothing in the code that requires more than 3.0 OS, but it has been built at 3.1.2.

Try it and feedback.

I can reissue it at 3.0 if there's a problem.

@Lykwid: Very possibly. I've already written FTO and Megaminx - they're on my website.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:10 pm 
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really simple
works great
fun
i like it :D
thanks for making this

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 Post subject: Re: iPhone 223 334 445 Cuboids available
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:15 pm 
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This is really a good app. I've tried three or four free iphone apps for twisty puzzles, and this one is the best. The turning is smooth. The pieces always move in the way I expect them to go. Good job.


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 Post subject: Re: iPhone 223 334 445 Cuboids available
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:45 pm 
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MarkSS wrote:
@APJ There's nothing in the code that requires more than 3.0 OS, but it has been built at 3.1.2.

Try it and feedback.

Apple sucks. It will only let me download 3.1.3, my brother had the same problem but he'd already bought an app. :(

I hate Apple.

I'll stick to the computer ones you have (I worked out my 3x3x2 method on your virtual one). :D

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