At Ironic Name we develop mobile apps with a focus on the Windows platforms. We currently have 4 apps in available in the Windows Phone Store and 1 in the Windows Store, our newest app is BRAAAINS!!! counter, a companion app for Zombie Dice to track your games score. Please also check out our other apps:
- Pocket PAX your go-to companion for attending any Penny Arcade Expo
- remynders set it, forget it, and let us remind you about all those "little" things
- Trade In Values Canada for all your game trading needs

Friday, 29 August 2014

PAX Prime Weekend Has Arrived

Let me just brush the dust off of our site ;)

Hello Ironic Name fans! We hope that all PAX attendees have a most excellent weekend. As you may have noticed we've released a lot of 'micro' updates for Pocket PAX lately, this is in an effort to release whenever we have something complete, instead of saving everything up for one big update. In the last few weeks we've released 5 builds of Pocket PAX! Below is a list of what's new.

  • [FIX] https links not clickable in Twitter view
v2.3.1 (required to receive new schedule updates)
  • [NEW] Support for Map updates
  • [FIX] Download status indicator during bundle update
  • [FIX] Various bug fixes
  • [NEW] Proper PAX Theme Colors, we've overhauled our PAX themes to be more 'eye pleasing'
  • [FIX] Schedule not displaying in WP7
  • [NEW] Clickable Links in Twitter feeds
  • [NEW] Framework for variable schedule
  • [FIX] Launching Details from notification

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Pocket PAX v2.2 nearly complete!

We are very close to completing/releasing Pocket PAX 2.2!

2.2 builds upon the work we started in 2.0's massive restructure. Since not all PAX's are created equal we are adding some future customizations to treat each PAX more dynamic in nature. Also included in the 2.2 update will be, FINALLY, clickable links in the Twitter views. We hope you find these changes to continue to refine and expand on your PAX experience. We are hoping to release the 2.2 update this week so stay tuned.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Pocket PAX 2.0.1 now available!

Pocket PAX 2.0 is ready to help take your Penny Arcade Expo Experience to 11!

2.0 has had massive changes "underneath". Now we can support multiple PAX's at once, so expect us to have support for PAX Dev this year. This same work also allows us to provide updates without having to re-submit to the store, so we can provide schedules/maps/etc on the same day they are available.

We've also added in a link from the panel information to the map location of the panel. We hope you find these changes beneficial to this years PAX East 2014!

Pocket PAX 2.0.1 can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store now!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Pocket PAX v2.0 nears completion

Hello PAX fans!

PAX East 2014 is upon us in less than 30 days and Ironic Name will have you covered with Pocket PAX v2.0.

What goodies await you in v2.0? We are finally completing our work to allow Pocket PAX to handle multiple PAX's at once. You will be able to download Guide Packs from within the app, so from now on we won't have to wait for the app to be approved before we can support a PAX. Storage of the packs and updates will be hosted on Windows Azure, which will give us much better reliability. Also included in v2.0 is a major overhaul to our maps page, the old one was thrown away and completely rewritten. We think it's MUCH more usable now and we hope you'll agree.

We've also spent time trying to clean up the app's look a little and fix some bugs. This weekend will be the final push to get v2.0 completed, polished and ready to be in your hands.

We are expecting to have the app completed and in the store next week.

Monday, 30 December 2013

2014, AdDuplex Ads and remynders v1.5 released!

As 2013 winds down we're sneaking in a few more updates. First up you may have noticed we've been putting a push on to update our apps for Windows Phone 8. For 2014 we will be treating Windows Phone 7 as end of life, all apps that we've released for WP7 will be maintenance only (no new functionality). This is to allow us more time to start focusing on cross developing apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. We have some exciting apps planned for release in 2014, more on that soon.

You may have also noticed that we've included AdDuplex ads in all of our apps. For those that don't know AdDuplex is a network dedicated to promoting Windows Phone apps. By allowing ads for other apps our apps will also be advertised. So keep an eye out for our ads in other apps.

And last but not least remynders v1.5 has been released for Windows Phone 8! What can you find in v1.5?

* Updated for Windows Phone 8
* New Branding
* Edit active notifications
* Live tile fixes
* Various bug fixes

Thanks for everyones support in 2013 and have an excellent new year!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Trade in Values v2.5 is released!

In case you haven't been prompted to download tivs v2.5 you should go grab it now, this release is exclusive for Windows Phone 8.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Trade in Values 2.0.6 and BRAAAINS!!! counter 1.2 released!

We have a couple of releases that are now available in the Windows Phone Store.

Trade in Values 2.0.6 - Containing a fix for the updating framework. When trying to update to the latest trades prices the application would become 'hung' during the Add Games phase. This was due to an issue with the next generation consoles (Xbox One and PS4).

BRAAAINS!!! counter 1.2 - Windows Phone 7 users should now be seeing the 1.2 update which contains some bug fixes and player add/remove animations.