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Apple Cars? Maybe It Is All About the Batteries.

The weird Apple rumor of the week is that Apple is getting into the car business. First, some articles pointed to some minivans with cameras that were registered to Apple and postulated that Apple was taking pictures to enhance Apple Maps. Others thought that this was perhaps a self-driving car, like what Google has been […]

Posted on February 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm by site admin · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Why I’m Trying the Freemium Model With Starship Captain

My biggest app game ever, Starship Captain, launched today. It is a throw-back to the strategy/adventure games I created earlier in my career, Space Pirate and Rebel Dawn. But with the old comes something new: a new revenue model to try out. “Freemium” is a term used to describe an app that is free to […]

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 11:08 am by site admin · Permalink · 5 Comments
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Starship Captain

On Thursday I’m going to launch a new game app called Starship Captain: Adventure In Alpha Sector (link coming Thursday). It will be the biggest app I’ve released so far. Starship Captain is a space adventure game. You travel from planet to planet trading goods, running missions and attacking and plundering other ships. I built […]

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 10:18 am by site admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Why I Stopped Including In-App Purchases To Remove Ads

So most of my iOS app games are free. I have ads in them, and that is how I make money from them. Now, ads can be annoying. Not just in apps, but on TV, in print, on the radio (especially on the radio, for some reason). So I get complaints from time-to-time. Often users […]

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:59 pm by site admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
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On Inspiration, Meditation and Road Trips

I just finished reading a book where the author often refers to visions or revealing experiences that led to his philosophy of life. I hated the book. I have my own philosophy of life, and it is very different from his. My philosophy has no room for visions, miracles, muses, mystical dreams, angels or other […]

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm by site admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
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