Archive for the ‘Diurnal’ Category

GottaSolveIt Review: “Chrome-8 is terrific!”

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Tom Cutrofello reviews puzzles. He just posted a review of Chrome-8 at his blogspot GottaSolveIt.

Chrome-8 with Game Center

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Chrome-8 with Game Center is now in the AppStore!

Chrome-8 v 8.6 soon to be released

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Notable new feature is integration with Apple’s Game Center. Chrome-8 still works with OpenFeint, though. However, I find OpenFeint sluggish, in particular during the login/approval process. Will hopefully improve with future OpenFeint releases.

Chrome-8 update submitted

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

The 8.5 maintenance update provides a much requested feature in Master Mode; To be able to move also by flicking the special node. Try it out!
Now in both directions

The update also includes the latest version of OpenFeint.

Testing Chrome-8

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

One of the important things when updating Chrome-8 to iOS 4 and iPhone 4, is to improve graphics. The 326 p/i display will give a much cleaner look to the graphs. Anyway, I don’t yet have an iPhone 4 so I’m figuring out how to test the improved graphics.


New Contract

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Back working on a contract developing a remote control app. Since it’s proprietary stuff there’s no competition to be inspired by. I have checked other remote control apps though. Available GUI do not impress me. Hope I can design something better.

Actually, I’m not doing the communication level, only the GUI and application logic.

Will report when the app goes official.


Martin Gardner

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Just learnt that Martin Gardner died. See also SCIAM.



Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

This is one reason I created Chrome-8, cited from the now un-funded MegaMath project (created by, among others, Nancy Casey):MegaMath project at Los Alamos National Laboratory

The source of new problems, discoveries, and theories in mathematics is mathematicians’ own inventiveness and their propensity for asking “what if” kind of questions. Students who puzzle over existing questions or ask new questions of their own are doing mathematics. When students play games on graphs it is natural for them to ask two types of questions that get to the core of what professional mathematicians who are graph theorists do. These questions are:
How will this game change if we play it on a different graph?
What if we changed the rules or invented a different, but similar game?

Give it a try!

Chrome-8 v8.4 Update Release

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Press release available at prMac.

Feature Highlights:

  • Hints now available in advanced mode
  • Loads quickly
  • OpenFeint/Facebook/Twitter connected
  • Apprentice and a Master mode
  • Saves/restores the complete game state
  • Respects built-in iPod player
  • Provides benchmarking for each puzzle (minimum number of moves required)
  • Available in English, French, Chinese, and Japanese
  • Puzzle generator based on proprietary technology

Have a go! Available at the AppStore.

Chrome-8 Reviewed by iPhone Footprint

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

It is simple, interesting and as challenging as any puzzle game can get.

iPhone Footprint gives Chrome-8 a 4 out of 5!

Try it out!