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

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

tivs for windows phone v1.4 is now live!

The first mango update for tivs has been released. The only difference between this release and v1.2.1 is that fast app switching has been enabled. Expect more new mango features in the coming weeks.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

tivs for windows phone v1.2.1 is now live!

Version 1.2.1 is another fix release for an issue with displaying "The Source" trade ins. The update is now published to the market.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

tivs for windows phone v1.1.1 has been certified!

Windows Phone Marketplace has confirmed that the v1.1.1 update for Trade In Values Canada for Windows Phone has been certified. The update should become available in the next few hours.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

tivs v1.1.1 Is Complete

Version 1.1.1 is a Fix Release, meaning it will offer no new functionality.

- After updating game list and then trying to view could result in a crash
- Console List in Settings now has consistent widths
- Console Title on Game List screen now has a better use of space
- Support for new consoles (ie: PS Vita)
- Support for future trading location, "The Source"

This will most likely be the final update for the Windows Phone 7.0 release. Work had begun on a mango (7.5) update.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

tivs v1.1.1 Coming Soon to Resolve Possible App Crash

It's been discovered that all versions of Trade In Values for Windows Phone have a defect that will result in the application crashing. If tivs downloads an updated game list for a console and the new file is smaller than the previous one when attempting to open the console tivs will exit to the main screen for Windows Phone.

We will be releasing a patched version of tivs that will also contain the following fixes.
- Console List in Settings has variable widths
- Console Title on Game List screen takes up too much screen space in landscape mode.
- New Consoles, aka non-shipping, would not get implemented or update properly
- Added in support for future trading location, "The Source"

Thursday, 25 August 2011

tivs v1.1 has been certified!

This just in, Windows Phone Marketplace has informed me that the v1.1 update for Trade In Values Canada has been certified. The update should become available in the next few hours. There was a delay in approval originally for a minor graphical flaw which needed to be corrected for approval.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

tivs v1.1 Is Complete

Just performing some final testing before submission to the marketplace. Here's what you can expect to find when you update the v1.1 update:

- support for device rotation
- user configurable font size
- user configurable console exclusion list
- various bug fixes

v1.1 will be submitted to the marketplace for certification tomorrow, and if everything goes well should be available a few days later.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Work Begins on tivs 1.1

Design and implementation has begun on the 1st update for tivs. Expect to see 1.1 available in the marketplace in the next 3 weeks. Here's what to expect:

Fixes for known issues:
- When navigating away from game list to game info and returning position in the list is lost
- After updating game data the app will occasionally crash when opening a new game list

New Features:
- Allow application to rotate to landscape mode
- User defined font size for game list
- User defined console removal, to eliminate updating consoles user does not view

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Trade In Values is now LIVE

You can now download Trade In Values (tivs) from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

tivs has been certified!

Just received word from Microsoft that tivs has been certified. Expect it to appear in the marketplace shortly!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Our first app we are releasing will be the "Trade In Values Canada (tivs)" app for Windows Phone. You can view more screenshots at

v1.0 Features
- Local data storage for offline use
- Search and Jump List functionality
- Ability to manually refresh data
- Configurable auto update for application launch
- Allow restriction of updates to WiFi