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, 30 March 2012

Pocket PAX v1.1 is now appearing in the Marketplace, however there is a known issue

Pocket PAX v1.1 has arrived in the Windows Phone Marketplace. However some users may experience an issue after updating.

After updating to v1.1 when launching Pocket PAX the application may not load beyond the splash screen and will immediately go back to the Windows Phone start screen. The issue appears to be linked to users who encountered the application error when trying to favourite. Uninstalling Pocket PAX and reinstalling will return the application back to normal operation.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Pocket PAX v1.1 has been certified!

Pocket PAX v1.1 has also just passed marketplace certification! It also looks as though it will be available in the Marketplace first. The update will appear in the marketplace within the next 24 hours!

remynders v1.1 has been certified!

remynders v1.1 has just passed marketplace certification! The update will appear in the marketplace over the next 24 hours!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Pocket PAX v1.1 and remynders v1.1 Submitted for Approval

remynders v1.1 was submitted to the Windows Phone Marketplace last night with the following changes:
* Overhauled error handling
* Live tiles are updated more frequently
* Fix for occasional crash when new remynder was added
* Various minor improvements

Pocket PAX v1.1 was submitted tonight, a few issues arose during final testing. It's changes include:
* NEW Search with Location Filtering
* NEW In App Downloading of Schedule Updates
* NEW Official PAX RSS News Feed
* Various minor improvements

Both apps were submitted to the full Marketplace, which has expanded to 23 new countries. The expectation is now that approval turnaround will be about a week. Here's hoping we see them both approved before next weekend.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Pocket PAX is now LIVE!

You can now download Pocket PAX from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Attack of the v1.1's!

Tonight BOTH Pocket PAX and remynders v1.1 became code complete. Features of Pocket PAX are mentioned in another post from Thursday.

remynders v1.1 is a bug fix release.This release includes:
- Creating a remynder crashes because text contains a character outside of the 32-126 ASCII range
- When all remynders have fired and live tiles are enabled the tile will continue to show the last remynder until a new one is added
- More robust error handling

Friday, 23 March 2012

Pocket PAX has been certified!

Pocket PAX has just passed marketplace certification! Expect it to appear in the marketplace within the next 24 hours!

Update on Pocket PAX v1.0

STATUS UPDATE: I checked AppHub on the Marketplace submission and there has been movement, it's status is now marked as "Certified". According to MS documentation this means "Application has successfully passed through testing. The app is ready to be made available to users.". I have not received the confirmation email from Marketplace yet so we're still in a holding pattern.

While we wait here's the Pocket PAX description you can check out:

Disclaimer: This app is in no way affiliated with Penny Arcade or their Gaming Expo (PAX). PAX and Penny Arcade are both trademarked by Penny Arcade, Inc.
Are you attending a Penny Arcade Expo (PAX)? Then Pocket PAX is the app for you! Pocket PAX contains what you need to make your experience even better! In it you will find a copy of the Official Schedule provided on the website, but with the bonus of it being stored locally. Previous PAX attendees can attest that when you get that many gamers in one spot data connections can be slightly less reliable. Pocket PAX also allows you to favorite any panels in the schedule that you are interested in. Favoriting a panel will give you two perks, firstly you will be able to see it in the custom Favorite only view of Pocket PAX and secondly Pocket PAX will create a notification for you that will alert you 1 hour before the panel is about to being and if you tap the notification when it fires Pocket PAX will launch and show you the details regarding the panel.
Also from within Pocket PAX you can view two very important twitter streams, @pax_lines (keeps you up to date on line statuses for the various panels) and @official_pax (which provides various information about the Expo).
Want more? How about all this functionality is pinable to your Windows Phone start screen for easy access. Also if you choose to enable Pocket PAX’s dynamic live tiles your pinned start screen icons will come alive with extra information relevant to the icon.

Pocket PAX v1.1 Nears Completion

We're still waiting on approval for Pocket PAX v1.0 in the Marketplace. So in the meantime we've moved on to v1.1 development and we're almost done.

Pocket PAX v1.1 will feature the following:
- minor bug fixes
- reduced bandwidth usage for twitter updates
- NEW search capability
- NEW PAX rss feed
- NEW in app schedule updating

Here's hoping v1.0 is approved quickly so we can submit the update ;)

Monday, 19 March 2012

Our 3rd App, Pocket Pax, is About to be Submitted to the Marketplace

Pocket PAX, are you attending PAX East 2012 (Penny Arcade Expo)? Do you have a Windows Phone as well? Then you need Pocket PAX. Pocket PAX will provide you with the schedule of panels for the conference, also allowing you to favourite panels you are interested in. You can also follow either of the official PAX twitter feeds, @pax_lines or @official_pax. Also you can pin any of the functionality to your Windows Phone start screen. This app supports live tiles and more.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Work on 3rd App Is In Progress

This year will mark my 3rd  trip to PAX East. It's an event I look forward to every year. Last week I decided to create my own PAX Companion app, called Pocket PAX, to help with managing the schedule of panels. I am trying some new processes in developing this app and leveraging the Telerik controls more. The goal is to try and have an app of high quality submitted to the market within the week of starting. Thing are looking great so far and I decided to share some screenshots of the work in progress. Which can be viewed from the link below. The goal is to submit Pocket PAX to the marketplace on Saturday, with it available for download a few days later.