Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Swipeball for iPhone

SwipeBall is fun and addictive yet simple to learn and play! Light up bulbs by bouncing balls off of walls and lines that you draw by swiping your finger on the touchscreen! Balls bounce and change in color as they touch the colored walls.The objective of the game is to light up all bulbs – each with a ball of the same color before time runs out. Light up all bulbs and reach the next level – hit the light bulb with a ball of a different color and you lose. Game gets more exciting and challenging as you complete a level and encounter different wall layouts, colors, speed and number of balls!

SwipeBall is a must have for any user looking for a fun game that gives hours of entertainment and interaction and yet is quick to learn. Different levels of difficulty make it a perfect game to get started on and hone your skills and show off to your friends as you get better. Don’t tell us we didn’t warn you it’s addictive!

Download Now From Apple Appstore for 99 cents http://itunes.com/apps/swipeball

Features

– Multiple levels with different wall colors and layouts
– Touchscreen to create your own barriers while you play
– Sound effects to indicate you have lit a lamp and countdown as time runs out
– Increasing levels of difficulty as you get better
– Twenty-five levels for non-stop fun and action

SwipeBall

SwipeBall - Level 20

SwipeBall - Level 20

SwipeBall - Level Selector

SwipeBall - Level Selector

SwipeBall - Level 15

SwipeBall - Level 20

For support please send an email to “swipeball <at> thinking <dot> me” or post a comment here

PS. It took us over 3 months to get accepted into the Apple Developer Program from India.
Download Now From Apple Appstore for 99 cents http://itunes.com/apps/swipeball

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Power consumption to define the next generation in computation

The period between 2000 and 2004 had Intel and its rival AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) beefing up their silicon platters with more and more transistors. With Intel winning the GHz Race (http://www.zdnet.co.uk/tsearch/gigahertz+1ghz+barrier.htm).

Both Intel and AMD continued to push forward in their race to beat the 2Ghz. The main stream consumers suffered frequent system shutdowns owing to their molten cpus. It was not until the exploding athlon on Toms Hardware that AMD realized that they needed to get back to the drawing board. Out came the AMD64bit line of cpus. The Intel camp also were busy melting the silicon wafers.  Still the gigahertz race was on. The heated cpu cores from their prescot line of Pentium 4 processor showed the inevitable futility of the Gigahertz race. There was a big lull period during 2004 and 2005 during which both Intel and AMD couldnt push their processor speeds and ratings past the 4Ghz. That was when the giants realized that one core is retro and multi core is the new Pentium.

Putting more and more cores on a single die means more power consumption. Power efficient processor designs decreases the cost to run data centers and huge computing clouds. Given the fact that we would be running out of oil in the next few decades. Its onus own our part to decrease our energy consumption

Here is some of the recent developments of an economy conscious about power usage.

  • Apple to adopt Intel’s ultra-mobile PC platform : This is an exclusive report of Apple insider. A 1 Watt processor is going to bring a paradigm shift in the way we use computers. Something which is already shaken by the apple iPhone. It is going to make mobile platform as the main stay in computation.
  • Solid State Hard drives : These drives run at twice the speed with 10 times lower latency and more than 60% less power compared to top of the line hard disks of today. Mass adoption would hopefully bring the price down. Apple is already looking to put in their their mac book pro line of notebooks.
  • MIT Students run super computer using pedal power : A virtual nuclear fusion reaction was modelled on a super computer running for 20 minutes on bicycle power pedalled by 10 cyclists from MIT. I wonder how they have time for all these pet projects between course work