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Primary School League Tables 2013 Update

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The Primary School League Tables App will be updated very soon to include data for the 2012 to 2013 school term.

Expect to see the updated version of the app prior to the 15th of January 2014.

Once the Primary School League Tables 2013 app is ready, we will begin updating the Secondary School League Tables app with the latest data.

This should be ready in early February 2014.

Update:  Due to the amount of new data that we are adding to the Primary School League Tables App, it will be a few more weeks until it is ready.  Followed shortly afterwards by the Secondary School League Tables app.

 

Deflect Lite now available on Google Play plus Amazon App Store

deflect gameDeflect Lite – Try our new laser puzzle game for free on Google Play and the Amazon App Store.

Update 1.1 features:

  • Review this game button added to menu screen.
  • Laser Blending On/Off option in the options screen.

Also coming very soon for the App Store, Nook and Samsung stores.

Further info will be posted when Deflect and Deflect Lite go live on those stores.

You can read more info and view screenshots of Deflect on our dedicated page here.

 

Our new puzzle game deflect is now live on Google Play

deflectfacebookiconDeflect is a puzzle game with lasers, mirrors, splitters, portals and filters.

Drag and rotate the blocks to deflect the laser beams path to turn on all the lights.

Use mirrors to reflect the laser beam.
Use Splitters to split the laser beam in 2.  50% will reflect.  50% will go straight through.
Use filters to change the color of the laser light.
Enter portals to teleport the laser to the other portal.

Currently it is in review on the App Store, Amazon App Store, Samsung App Store and Nook App Store.  We will post further details as soon as it goes live on each of those stores.

You can read more about Deflect and view some screenshots on our Deflect page.

Corona Cloud has just launched and what it means for IcySpark

Corona CloudIn the last week CoronaLabs have launched their long awaited backend as a service for mobile app developers called Corona Cloud.

We are currently updating Number Pop to include both News and Leaderboards for our next update with more updates to follow.

You can create a new unique Corona ID, that can be used in all Corona Cloud games, or sign in using FaceBook.

What’s perfect about Corona Cloud is that it is Cross Platform.  So you will be able to compete against Apple, Android, Kindle and Nook users.

So it doesn’t matter if your friends have iphones and you have a Samsung Galaxy.

We are very excited about Corona Cloud as it takes away the barriers of designing online multiplayer social games.  We cannot wait to put some of our ideas into practice and get them out there.

Also,  you don’t need to be a Corona developer to use Corona Cloud.

Here are some of the fantastic features of Corona Cloud:

User accounts and authentication

Allow your users to create accounts, authenticate and manage their profiles and friends. You can use Facebook or Corona Cloud accounts.

All Corona Cloud tiers have unlimited user accounts.

Leaderboards and Achievements

Make your games even more fun – let players unlock achievements and compete via leaderboards. You can set them up with only a few mouse clicks.

As with user accounts, Corona Cloud gives you unlimited leaderboards and achievements in all tiers.

Multiplayer

Supercharge your game’s virality by enabling your users to play against their friends! Turn-based multiplayer is available now, and real-time is coming very soon.

Push Notifications

Communicate regularly with your users and send them the right messages. If you are serious about keeping your audience and growing their engagement, there is no better tool than push notifications.

Corona Cloud lets you segment your users and target them more effectively.

Social Connect

Build your audience by letting your users invite their friends and followers and posting to Facebook or Twitter. You’ll make your app social in record time.

Cloud Sync

Enable the ultimate cross-platform and cross-device experience by using our Cloud Sync functionality. Your users can start on one device and pick up where they left off anywhere else. You just need to add an extra line of code or two.

Chat

Add an extra element of fun by letting your users talk with each other in real time. Even the most social game is not complete without chat among friends.

News

Send announcements to your users, keep them up to date, engaged and build a loyal audience.

Analytics

Keep track of everything that happens in your app – we automatically capture data on cloud API usage, and also enable you to submit any custom events to our cloud and review the data in our portal.

 

Whew,  that’s one hell of a package.

 

 

Create a Scene – new update coming very soon

create a sceneThe new update will have some beautiful music created by Alexander Blu, as well as some performance enhancements.

There will also be a new page highlighting our other apps, including Number Pop and Word Pop.

Many thanks go out to Alexander for this fine piece of work.  It fits perfectly with the game.

Future updates will have even more stickers to play with on top of the 320 already available.

We have also added a demonstration video on our main Create a Scene Page, so you can see how easy it is to use and come up with some amazing scenes.