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2 Year Anniversary!

Word Mix IconWord Frenzy IconWord Master Icon

Today marks the 2 year anniversary of my first app(s): Word Mix and Word Mix Lite.

I had an itch to try to write a game app.  I had thought about writing a game for a while but kept saving that project for “later”.   Two years ago I decided to give it a go.  I created Word Mix for fun in my spare time.  It was my exercise in creating an Android app.  I was pretty happy with the game’s structure and playability so even though the graphics were quickly done and not up to my standards, I decided to release it on the Android market.  I watched the stats with great anticipation and Word Mix started moving up the charts.  It gained over 10k in its first 6 weeks.  Not too shabby.  At this point I realized my experiment might really take off.  I decided to take it all more seriously and started work on an update.  This update included better graphics and a global leader board.  Downloads kept exceeding expectations and reached over 250k at the 8 month mark, all the while maintaining a 4.5 star average rating.  Both versions made it into the top 50 in their category during this time.

After about 10 months of being released, the decision was made to team up with OpenFeint to manage high scores and achievements for Word Mix.  In October of 2010, Word Mix was featured by OpenFeint.  For this opportunity, I released another update.  With it came the current revision of graphics for Word Mix (and the most widely received).  This brought a big boost in downloads and a lot of new users.

The next big thing for Word Mix was being featured as the Amazon Free App of the Day in September 2011.  A lot of work went into a major update for Word Mix for the Amazon promotion.  Added were rewards that are given at certain scoring levels in the game as well as official support for tablets and large screen devices.  This promotion was very successful because it brought in over 100k new users in a 24 hour period.  The app was well received by the new users and (thankfully) maintained a 3+ star rating.

The most recent news for Word Mix has been it being released on the Nook Market for the Nook Color.  This move has been very positive!  During the initial release, Word Mix almost surpassed Angry Birds in rank.  Almost…ok, about 6 spots below it, but still!  The version of Word Mix for the Nook Color is slightly different than other versions, the most notable difference was the use of Scoreloop to handle the high scores and achievements.  Word Master is also available for the Nook and Word Frenzy is currently in review, soon to be released.

What does the future hold?  Well, more updates to Word Mix!  A new theme is in the works that should be released by late November.  There are also a few new apps in the oven, not quite yet fully baked.  I have also been developing the services side of Greenrift Software.  If you have an iPhone app that you want ported to Android or if you have any app ideas, please feel free to contact Greenrift Software.  The most recent project has been porting “hAPPy family” by Mobile Parent Inc. to Android.

From the beginning of this experiment, I knew that I wanted to be a good steward to my users.  I am so grateful for all the feedback I have received.  I take customer service very seriously and respond to all emails in a timely and friendly manner no matter if the issue is big or small.  If the customer cares enough about my game to write me an email about an issue they are experiencing or a question about game-play then I want to show them the same consideration and more.  I like to think that this attitude and attention played a big part in making Word Mix the success is has become.   My little app is growing up so fast and I am proud of what it has accomplished.

Currently Word Mix, Word Master, and Word Frenzy are all (or soon to be) available on the Android Market, Amazon App Store, and Nook Market.

Word Mix and Word Master on the Nook!

This just in:

Word Mix and Word Master are now LIVE on the Nook Market!

Word Mix:
Word Master:

Enjoy Nook friendly layouts and a fresh, clean leader board thanks to Scoreloop. Special game play for the Nook is also included. Download today to be one of the first on the leader boards!

Word Mix updated on the Amazon app store (v1.8.1)

Word Mix update (v1.8.1) is now available on the Amazon App store. This fixes the Galaxy Tab 7-inch issue as well as introduces a new twist on game play: Rewards! As you progress through the game, at certain score levels, you will be given a reward. The reward is a certain quantity of one of the following: Retries, Super Hints, or Timer Boosts. Enjoy!

Oh, and if you downloaded the app yesterday, please take time to rate it on the Amazon store…even if you have a scathing review! :)

Here’s the BIG THING

Tomorrow, 9/13/2011, Word Mix will be featured on the Amazon App store as the Free App of the Day! This is an exclusive updated version that brings tablet & large screen support and in-app goodies that enhance game play. Keep your eyes open and pick yourself up a copy!

Word Mix updates

Just updated Word Mix. Update includes a new Spanish dictionary and updates to OpenFeint to fix some crashing issues.

Word Mix updated

Word Mix has been updated to include the ability to save your score and sync it back to the app after a reinstall or new install on another device. Some dictionary modifications were also performed.

Word Mix Lite update

Word Mix Lite has been updated to fix a few force close issues. Also included in this update is the ability to save your score and sync it back to the app after a reinstall or new install on another device. Update for Word Mix (pay version) coming soon.

Word Mix update coming soon

There is a bug that was brought to my attention regarding force closes and using the advanced dictionary. This will be fixed soon. In the meantime, you can switch to the common dictionary and have no problems.

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