Thank you to iPad Application Reviews, AppAdvice and The Homeschool Post for helping to promote our Advent Calendar app. The iPad Application Reviews and AppAdvice sites both wrote such nice reviews about the app. The Homeschool Post gave away promotional codes through their twitter account. This has become more fun with so much support.
We can’t believe that Geekdad wrote an article about our Interactive Advent Calendar app on wired.com! I’m so honored and excited! My dad came home on Monday and showed me the article about the app. We were high-fiving and congratulating each other. Since then I’ve been showing all of my friends and family.
My dad first introduced me to Geekdad a couple of years ago when they interviewed Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, the creators of Phineas and Ferb on the Geekdad podcast. Since then we’ve enjoyed a lot of their articles and even entered a few of their contests. One of my favorite articles is the one where they promoted a “box of mystery” contest that we entered. We didn’t win that contest, but I think an article about our app is much better. Thanks Nathan Barry (@geekDadNath on Twitter) for writing such a great article!
If you haven’t seen the article, here is the link: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/11/father-son-app/.
My dad video taped me talking about our Interactive Advent Calendar app and posted it to Vimeo. Here it is:
Big news! My Interactive Advent Calendar iPad app is in the iTunes store! Listen to our podcast as I talk about designing the app.
Here is a screenshot from the app:
My dad and I have been working on an iPad app for the last month. The app is an interactive advent calendar. I drew two characters that live in an igloo. Every day, starting December 1, users can open up a new present every day for the characters to interact with. I drew all the artwork on paper, then I colored all of it in Photoshop. I learned a lot of Photoshop features that I didn’t know about before. I also created some frame based animation for the different items. I’ve created some games on my own before this, but this is the first time I ever worked on one so detailed. My dad taught me some programming basics like functions, event listeners, arrays, objects and other geeky stuff. My little sister helped with the sound effects.
Here is some artwork from the calendar. I will post another update when the app is in the store. We are hoping to also put the app in the Android Marketplace.