1. lws's Avatar
    @bdawg923: Once this goes to the AppStore, I can't continue to release updates to the Installer. The price in the AppStore will be as low as $0.99, and of course, if it works out, I'm going to to further work on it after the initial release (like adding multiplayer and other rather advanced things, that I won't tackle before its first release).

    And yes, once you donated you're on my list of people to receive the game fro free from the AppStore. How I'm gonna realize that is still unknown, but I will. (If, of course, you weren't the one donator who couldn't read and sent 0,10 Euro cent, which were completely consumed by PayPals fees. How useless....)
    2008-07-09 10:06 AM
  2. bdawg923's Avatar
    And yes, once you donated you're on my list of people to receive the game fro free from the AppStore. How I'm gonna realize that is still unknown, but I will. (If, of course, you weren't the one donator who couldn't read and sent 0,10 Euro cent, which were completely consumed by PayPals fees. How useless....)
    Maybe Apple will have a "voucher" system like they have with free song giveaways from Pepsi for example. They could give you codes to send out to people. Just an idea...

    And could you squash the major bugs and add a save feature before you stop releasing Installer updates please?
    Last edited by bdawg923; 2008-07-09 at 04:39 PM.
    2008-07-09 03:51 PM
  3. FUnkyTang's Avatar
    Do we need to start a petition to get you on the certified Apple developer list quickly? I read where they have a lot of developer applications.
    2008-07-09 05:37 PM
  4. lws's Avatar
    Hehe, that could possibly speed things up a bit. But not necessarily

    @bdawg923: I guess I'll release one or two more updates to the Installer. Unless of course I get accepted to the dev program before. I have a lot of other things to do till saturday, I'm excited to see what other competition might arise from the opening of the appstore on friday

    Wow, first AppStore screenshots are appearing, and guesst what "Texas Hold'em" right at the front page. But not mine, of course. I'm eager to see how good it is, and what it costs.
    I was quite sure, that this would happen, and I'm sure there will come more competitors, lets see how this works out
    Last edited by lws; 2008-07-10 at 12:50 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2008-07-10 12:50 PM
  5. bdawg923's Avatar
    The current Texas Hold'em offerings pale in comparison to THTouch.
    2008-07-10 04:37 PM
  6. persichini's Avatar
    Any one else notice the size of the other Texas Hold’em app... Its 128mb... GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY that’s 116x the size of THTouch. What could they possibly need all that space for?
    2008-07-10 06:06 PM
  7. beatoven's Avatar
    Texas Hold'Em looks fugly!!!
    Can't wait for your app, lws.
    If someone has donated, giving you the $0.99 more won't be an issue.
    Personally, I'd pay much more for THTouch!!!
    Hoping to see you on the AppStore soon.
    (Although I have no idea how I'll get the AppStore to work in Mauritius, which in not in iTunes' list of countries.)
    2008-07-10 09:55 PM
  8. lws's Avatar
    Thanks for the support. I've just seen a game play video of it and tend to say, I haven't lost yet. Gonna work nonstop, beginning on saturday (obligations, obligations). I've got contacts that would even like to work with me to make it multiplayer. Lets see how things work out. The Mac was definitely a very important step to take, next is to port it over, which I guess won't be so hard. Then finish it off with the full SDK horsepower, and hopefully get admitted to the developer program soonish.

    @beatoven: Hmm, I heard that you could just go to ebay or the likes and buy gift certificates for the US iTunes store. This way you can work around the system. People here in Germany are doing this at times.
    2008-07-11 01:36 AM
  9. Blax's Avatar
    beatoven: I think you can pay using a PayPal account, and just tell iTunes that you're from the US or something.

    lws: Your app blows the other one out of the water, since it's pure holdem. The other one is way too slow and flashy for me. Though it does have multiplayer... and probably save support, haha. You'll win in the end though, I believe in you!
    2008-07-11 02:07 AM
  10. beatoven's Avatar
    Thanks blax and lws. I'll try that. I'm waiting for 2.0 to be downgradable before trying it.
    I can't sacrifice THTouch just to try out the other apps
    2008-07-11 10:10 AM
  11. pingwhen's Avatar
    ya I'm sitting in line now I hope u get it going on 2.0 asap
    2008-07-11 01:05 PM
  12. pingwhen's Avatar
    lws? any updates you disappeared.
    iTouch 2.0 (free update/pwn'd)
    iPhone 3G white (pwn'd)
    MacBook Pro 15inch (using tethered)

    2 broken wrists so give me a break. no more 2007 Yamaha r6
    2008-07-14 02:23 AM
  13. Maximus54's Avatar

    Yes, although I haven't post much on MMI, I must say....I'm one of the many who are eagerly waiting for your app to app store as your app seems so much cleaner and polished than the Texas Holdem game on the app store by apple. We'll be waiting.....thx
    2008-07-14 11:01 AM
  14. FUnkyTang's Avatar
    I think you can beat the Apple Texas Hold'em, buy having a fast streamlined interface and it't just a bonus that your' will sell for .99 rather than their 4.99.

    Also, looks like you should be invited as an Apple iPhone developer. Lots of folks are getting invites. I even got an invite.

    I did snag the Apple Hold'em app. I do like how Apple's Hold'em folds though. You drag the cards to the center of the table to fold and you can do it before it's your turn to act.
    Last edited by FUnkyTang; 2008-07-14 at 05:15 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2008-07-14 05:15 PM
  15. lws's Avatar
    I'm here, I got to know my mac during the last week and set it up to please me. Installed the SDK, watched some introductionary videos from ADC about it, bought the dev certificate and am now almost there to begin porting it over.

    Now that I learned the differences, I guess it wont take too long. But I'll take the oppurtunity to clean up my code once again. I've got not much else to do this week, so I'm optimistic that I'll make good progress!

    I also bought Apples game and do like some of their ideas, but dislike many others
    I don't want to steal from them, though. Rather outperform them with better ideas.
    2008-07-14 06:13 PM
  16. bdawg923's Avatar
    Any idea on how long it will take to release to the AppStore and whether you will still update the Installer version now that you're in the dev program?
    2008-07-14 10:41 PM
  17. smirkis's Avatar
    i like the way you think lws, as a developer you don't wanna copy, but take notes and do better. now you know what your up against, im eager to see what you come up with to out do it. the appstore holdem is a well made game, but some options like u said are easy to hate. but since u know what ur up against, i know u can do better.
    1.1.1>1.1.2>1.1.4>2.0>2.1>2.2>3.1>3.1.2 blackra1n'd

    waitin on my white iphone 4
    2008-07-14 10:50 PM
  18. STC's Avatar
    Will you release one more update in installer to fix the bugs from the latest release?

    Thx! and keep up the good work.
    2008-07-14 11:49 PM
  19. lws's Avatar
    @STC: Maybe so, maybe no, don't know yet.
    But for the AppStore release I'm definitely going to fix them

    @bdawg923: Can't measure that yet. But I'll try to make an estimation soon.
    2008-07-15 12:18 AM
  20. one1's Avatar
    Get'er done LWS!
    2008-07-15 05:27 AM
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