Archive for February, 2010
>Web hosting issues on 2/24 (Wednesday)
>UPDATE: Looks like everything is back to normal. Sorry for the interruption or problems you all may have had.
If you are experiencing issues with dictionary downloads or the leader board screen, please be patient. These items are hosted on a web server and the hosting company is having problems today. If you are doing a fresh install of Word Mix (Lite), the game should detect the server being down and automatically default to loading the “built in” dictionary that comes with the game. Again, I am sorry for these issues, but they are out of my control for the time being. Please be patient and I’ll post something when I see that things are back up and running properly.
>Version 1.4 Released!
>Version 1.4 of Word Mix & Word Mix Lite has been released.
1) Two new dictionaries. A common words dictionary (loaded by default) and an advanced dictionary. See the application settings to change dictionaries.
2) With the added dictionaries there are now over 12000 levels of play!
3) A leader board is now available. See “High Scores” from the main menu. The leader board only keeps track of “Timed” games. “Puzzle” games are not tracked.
Unfortunately there were a few bugs introduced with this update. When you tap “End” on a puzzle game and select “End Level”, the next level sometimes presents a “Game Over” when you come back to your game. Also there are some layout issues with the leader board. These issues will be addressed as soon as possible.
Thank you all for your continued support of Word Mix!
>Concerns about permissions for Word Mix Lite
>This post is to address permissions concerns users have been commenting on in the Android Market for Word Mix Lite. Word Mix and Word Mix Lite require various permissions in order to provide network services such as looking up words on Dictionary.com as well as permissions to handle saving the state of your game correctly when your device receives a phone call. Word Mix Lite has a few extra permissions that the ad companies which Word Mix Lite uses requested to be listed. Here is a list of the permissions and why they are there:
Network communication: full Internet access – This is to be able to look up words at Dictionary.com
Network communications: view network state – Allow the game to behave appropriately when no network services are available
Phone calls: read phone state – This is to make sure Word Mix behaves appropriately when your device receives calls
Services that cost you money: directly call phone numbers – This was requested by Greystripe ads in order to allow the user to click on ads that allow the user to make toll free calls to get more information about an ad. These ad campaigns are few and far between.
I’ve been in contact with Greystripe Ads regarding the “Services that cost you money” permission. They have stated that that permission can be disabled and no ads allowing the user to make toll free calls will be displayed.
Greenrift Software has decided to remove that permission in future updates to the application. Be looking for an update to Word Mix and Word Mix Lite in the next week or so removing this permission as well as providing some much needed dictionary updates.
Thank you all for your patience regarding this and thank you for your continued support!