EPIC GAMES GOES TO WAR AGAINST APPLE AND GOOGLE

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In a move that could change the future of mobile gaming, Epic Games beats the drum of war and takes on BOTH Apple and Google.

‘Fortnite’ is one of the biggest things in pop-culture and beyond in these last years BUT going on both giants at once it’s more than a bold move.

The background leading to this is Apple removing Epic’s product from Apple Store, after they [Epic Games] implemented direct payments, thus directly cut off Apple’s of their 30% cut. Those percents are standard for purchases in the app store and it’s in the publishing agreement every developer needs to comply in order to be able to offer its product(s) for the platform.

Things however do not stop there. Just hours later, Epic moved against another tech-giant – Google – whose share is also 30% on all revenue made on Google Store, also legally binding in order to get published for the whole worldwide Android market.

Epic are NOT seeking any monetary compensation, they ARE challenging the monopoly of Apple [and Google], just as seen above. There is more to this story but to keep things simple: they want to change rules and opting for open mobile markets where everyone would have the possibility to:

1) pay less to Google and Apple, maybe offering lower costs to the end-users
2) launch their own store[s] – [Epic] has one already

Mobile gaming has a market share of aprox. 50% in a industry worth $160 billions.

This is fast, simple and read worthy, you may need translation:

[APPS] ‘KAHOOT!’ IS SUPERFUN

Let me start by saying this:
If you’re in charge of company events, teambuilding, have a party or hangout with friends, a fun way to engage everyone is playing a game of Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform and available as an app on Android and iOS.

How it works (as used by me):
You use it to create quizz- matches and are given a PIN- number. Everyone who wants to join the game just need to enter that code and they’re participating. Contesters are then divided into groups and the groups can title themselves whatever they want.

Questions pop up and the group answering right and fastest get the most points. As I played it at work, the leading top 3 or top 5 (I don’t remember which) were shown on the screen after each question along with their points.

It’s fast and should be tried.

According to the official homepage, it’s even used in schools and has over 1 BILLION(!)players a year.

Chances are that you’ve already heard or used it, if not, you definately should!

APP TIP: SUDOKU

Either you want to train your brain or just kill time, the game of Sudoku fits its purpose.

I’ve been doing a lot of Sudoku a couple of years ago and at the moment I need to train my brain, sharpen my senses. Therefore I recomand the SUDOKU apps. On GOOGLE PLAY (ANDROID) when you seek for apps, you can see some that are recommended: it reads ‘EDITORS’ CHOICE’. My belief is that it’s wise to AT LEAST give those kind of apps a shot.

I’ve installed the top app. It should be available on APP STORE(iOS) as well. If not THAT particular one, then others. After all, the mechanics of SUDOKU is the same, no mather the developer or title.

Enjoy!

APP TIPS: ‘JODEL’ (iOS & ANDROID)

I’ve heard of this app from a friend. What it does is basically that you can start and maintain discusions within a certain area.

If you want to chat/share text or photos with your neighbours and be anonymous at the same time or just ask for advice such as a good dinner place in the area, it’s just perfect.

It was launched 2004 and reached over 1 million downloads on Android ever since. Chances that you’ll get a response are therefore high if you live in a large city. Jodel is available for iOS aswell.

For more info: <b>https://www.jodel-app.com</b&gt;

PvP Mode Coming To ‘POKEMON GO’

EMEA marketing chief Anne Beuttenmüller said in an interview with Polish magazine Gram and translated by PokemonHub that:

“Now we are working on the PvP mode, which will soon appear. In addition, we’re still working on improving the feature that has just made its debut – it’s all about friends, such as the ability to exchange Pokemon in the game.

“We’ve just introduced an improvement so you can add a note to your friend. The point is that you can have many people on your friends list and do not remember who is who. So you can add a comment to that person. You can also segregate your friends list.

“We are constantly improving the elements that we have available in the game and the next thing that we want to add at the end of this year is the PvP mode.”

Check Out IKEA’s AR App: ‘IKEA PLACE’

IKEA Place is our new app that lets you virtually “place” IKEA products in your space. It’s a new way to experience IKEA.

IKEA Place will be available in the App store soon.

‘POKEMON GO’ All Gen 2 Pokemons

The gen 2 Pokemon Go update went live yesterday and today we got the full list with the newest additions to the game. Here it follows:

Chikorita

Bayleef

Meganium

Cyndaquil

Quilava

Typhlosion

Totodile

Croconaw

Feraligatr

Sentret

Furret

Hoothoot

Noctowl

Ledyba

Ledian

Spinarak

Ariados

Crobat

Chinchou

Lanturn

Natu

Xatu

Mareep

Flaaffy

Ampharos

Bellossom

Marill

Azumarill

Sudowoodo

Politoed

Hoppip

Skiploom

Jumpluff

Aipom

Sunkern

Sunflora

Yanma

Wooper

Quagsire

Espeon

Umbreon

Murkrow

Slowking

Misdreavus

Unown

Wobbuffet

Girafarig

Pineco

Forretress

Dunsparce

Gligar

Steelix

Snubbull

Granbull

Qwilfish

Scizor

Shuckle

Heracross

Sneasel

Teddiursa

Ursaring

Slugma

Magcargo

Swinub

Piloswine

Corsola

Remoraid

Octillery

Mantine

Skarmory

Houndour

Houndoom

Kingdra

Phanpy

Donphan

Porygon2

Stantler

Tyrogue

Hitmontop

Miltank

Blissey

Larvitar

Pupitar

Tyranitar

Source: http://wwg.com/2017/02/17/pokemon-go-all-the-new-gen-2-pokemon-revealed/

80 New Pokemons Coming To ‘POKEMON GO’

Niantic is adding the rest of the Johto region, plus new evolution items and Nanab and Pinap berries to aid in catching Pokemon.

New ‘POKEMON GO’ Features Are Coming Soon

A new Vice interview with Niantic CEO John Hanke has revealed some interesting new information about Pokemon Go. The interview discusses the successes and challenges of Pokemon Go, including the lack of several long anticipated features. During the interview, Hanke stated that Niantic focused on fixing bugs and patching code, which stalled the development of new features.

Two features specifically mentioned were trading and player-versus-player battles. According to Hanke, at least one of those features would have been live if not for the work on fxing bugs. While Hanke played coy, he’s likely referring to trading as there’s extensive code related to trading Pokemon already in Pokemon Go‘s gamefile.

Quote from http://wwg.com/2017/02/13/niantic-ceo-promises-new-pokemon-go-features-are-coming-soon/

‘POKEMON GO’ Gets A VALENTINE’s DAYS Event

Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday and Niantic celebrates with an event.

There will be more pink than usual. Chansey, Clefable and Porygon will be easier to catch. There will be bigger chances that your eggs will hatch Cleffa, Igglybuff or Smoochum.

There will also be more candies than usual for activities and lures will hold longer.

The event starts later today and ends on February 15.

Source: http://www.fz.se/artiklar/nyheter/20170208/fira-alla-hjartans-dag-i-pokemon-go/

The APP That Designs The Perfect Dress For You


We believe that fashion can really amplify your personality and boost your confidence. But finding something unique to wear can be difficult. That’s why we, with our friends at Google, developed a technology that allows us to create one of a kind designs based on how you live your life. Magically, art and code working together. Simply install our app on your phone which translates a week of your life into a one-of-a-kind design. Creating a dress with your unique personal story to it.

Text source: Youtube video description

Link: http://www.codedcouture.com

‘SUPER MARIO RUN’ Coming To Android In March

According to FZ.se, Nintendo Japan has tweeted that Super Mario Run will be released for Android phones and tablets in March. It’s however unclear in which countries the release will take place.

Super Mario Run has been reelased for iOS devices December 15, last year.