Introducing AboveUnder.com

Introducing AboveUnder.com

Im very proud to announce my latest project AboveUnder.com, a website and print store that will highlight some of the best drone photography and videos that I have taken and am going to take in the future.

As mentioned in a previous post I recently invested in a DJI Mavic Pro for my up and coming 5-month camping trip around Australia. Well I knew that I wanted a place that I could showcase all of the awesome photos and videos that im going to take as we go around.

Currently the selection of photos in the Print Store is a little bit limited but I expect that to grow rapidly after we hit the road this Friday.

I am planning on mirroring the blog posts that I write on that site onto here.

The site was built using Shopify. I looked at quite a few shopping platforms and it was a toss up between WooCommerce (free WordPress plugin) and Shopify. Shopify is fairly expensive $39 per month and WooCommerce would have been free because I already have a server that I host this blog and others on.

I decided to go with Shopify in the end because it was really fast, did everything that I needed and had a nice theme right out of the box. So I decided that in the interest of time I would just use that and perhaps later on when I have more time I an revisit it.

Anyways check it out let me know what you think!

https://aboveunder.com/

Mr Nibbles Forever – Available on Android Again!

Mr Nibbles Forever – Available on Android Again!

Just a quick one and some good news on the nibbles front since the horror story that was my Google Play debacle.

My PC publisher for Mr Nibbles Forever and good friends over at Black Shell Media have very kindly decided to publish the Android version of Mr Nibbles Forever to the store. This is great news as the game I spent so long developing, working on and promoting is once again available for others to enjoy.

So I want to say a massive thankyou to Raghav and the others at Black Shell Media.

So what are you waiting for, go download it now!

A rant about Apple’s App Store policy & A new Mr Nibbles Forever Update

A rant about Apple’s App Store policy & A new Mr Nibbles Forever Update

A few weeks ago I got a friendly reminder from Apple that my Developer license was about to expire. What I hadn’t realized however was that should it expire my games would no longer be available to download on the store.

I can sort of understand this policy for paid apps, should you app earn anything, where does Apple send the money to? But for totally free apps such as Mr Nibbles or Ectoplasm why do this? Its frustrating that I have to pay £80 per year just to keep my free games alive.

To add insult to injury, shortly after receiving the demand for cash from Apple I receive this lovely email:

So not only do I have to pay Apple for the privilege of keeping my free apps on their incredible store I also have to continually update them even tho there is nothing wrong with them. Sigh. I have no idea if I can sill even build my old games for iOS any more. Mr Nibbles was built using Haxe which has no doubt moved on significantly in the intervening years.

In other news I decided to release a new version of Mr Nibbles Forever this month too. I was kind of forced to do so as the highscores in the game relied upon Parse.com for its database and with that shutting down this month I thought that I would do an update to fix it.

While I was there I also decided to simplify things and bring them more inline with the PC version. With that in mind I ripped out all the IAPs and advertising and put a price of $0.99 on it instead. To be honest its probably what I should have done for the start it would have saved me a bunch of time and headaches if I had done so.

Well thats is for now, not too much to report on. I have been busy preparing for the next few months, researching, shopping and organizing. Hopefully ill have some exciting news to report on in that direction soon!