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Introducing my new Android app: Credit Redeemer

Introducing my new Android app: Credit Redeemer

The past couple of weeks I have been working on a new project and something a little different from my usual games related projects.

A few weeks ago a colleague in the office (TheBroth) mentioned an idea for an app but didn’t have the time / energy to work on it so I thought I would have a stab at it.

The idea is simple. It lets you convert unused Google Play credit into cash.

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It does it by allow the user to pick from a number of In-App-Purchases

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They then supply their Paypal email address

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I then simply send them some money via Paypal. Simples.

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Im making 10% on each transaction with 30% going to Google and 5% to Paypal therefore the user gets 55% of their credit redeemed. Its not perfect but its better than nothing.

I made the whole thing in a couple of weeks of my part-time time. The Android app was made with React-Native using Typescript. I wrote a custom server using NodeJS (Typescript) on Heroku with a MongoDB data store. I wrote a custom Admin tool and website using React.

Due to the relatively small size of this app I would rather have used a MBaaS solution like Parse but as Parse just announced that they are discontinuing the service and I haven’t found a good alternative just yet I thought I would bite the bullet and learn how to do it myself.

As usual I enjoyed the learning experience, there were definitely some teething pains, particularly around the Javascirpt / Typescript tooling and module loading issue but all in all im happy with the result.

If you are interested in checking it out, I have bought the domain here: http://creditredeemer.com/ and the android app itself is here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.creditredeemer

Let me know what you think 🙂

Mr Nibbles Forever – Out Now on Amazon

Mr Nibbles Forever – Out Now on Amazon

Just a quick one to let you know that Mr Nibbles Forever is now available to download on your Amazon device!

This was a bit of a longshot as there aren’t too many Amazon devices out there but it was a low-hanging fruit as there wasnt too much needed to make the Android build work, just a new IAP system and thats about it.

Im thinking about doing a web version of the game too, what do you think?

Mr Nibbles Forever – Now on Apple App Store!

Mr Nibbles Forever – Now on Apple App Store!

Weeeee! Finally we got approval from Apple on Friday last week and after a frustrating 3 hours of waiting for apple to push a button it launched!

You can grab it from the App Store on your device or simply follow this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mr-nibbles-forever/id958818922?mt=8

Im so happy that its out the door, had a few people play already and some have submitted some bugs which need to get fixed soon.

Im on holiday in Bali from Saturday for some much needed R&R, but when I get back I hope to do a patch or two and if the traffic justifies it perhaps a content update.