Get Well Steve App

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  1. kshep

    kshep Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    Bryan from Acceleroto.com, the developer of the popular Air Hockey game, is putting together a get well app for Steve (free of course). It's going to be a simple app that cycles through various Get Well Cards from iPhone developers around the globe. He wants to release the App this evening, so I'm helping him spread the word.

    If you are interested in participating, email a portrait 320x480 get well card for Steve to cards -at- acceleroto.com by 6 pm pst today!

    Here are two examples of cards:

    http://www.acceleroto.com/temp/001.png

    and

    http://www.imangistudios.com/ImangiGetWellCard.png

    We're hoping to gather at least 50 cards, so please put something together if you can spare a few moments.

    Thanks!

    -Keith

    p.s Spread the word!
     
  2. HardcoreEricXXX

    HardcoreEricXXX Well-Known Member

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    This sounds like a job for iDoodle lite and maybe a little touch up with photogene, and pull it all together with some MicroSurface
     
  3. kshep

    kshep Well-Known Member

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    Sweet! Look forward to seeing your card! Thanks for helping out!
     
  4. Little White Bear Studios

    Little White Bear Studios Well-Known Member

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    #4 Little White Bear Studios, Jan 15, 2009
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    Sent my card last night, and passed the word to three other devs I know!
     
  5. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

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    Just tweeted the news.
     
  6. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    That's a cool idea, I hope it reaches Steve, and may he get better soon...
     
  7. Manta Research

    Manta Research Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for taking the initiative guys, great idea! I've emailed my card.
     
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    #9 Paulio, Jan 16, 2009
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    Here's one on behalf of the users here:
     

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  10. kshep

    kshep Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, the cards look great! You all sent them to Bryan right?

    -Keith
     
  11. Acceleroto

    Acceleroto Well-Known Member

    Thanks everybody for sending all the cards & spreading the news. I have a small collection of cards from iPhone devs (about 20). That's enough to get the thing going. There will be room in an updated version if other people would like to add to the well wishing.

    It's entirely possible, like others have mentioned, that the app will get disapproved. Steve is a pretty private guy & I'm sure doesn't want any more "limelight" than he already has. However, compared to CNN, Fox News, NPR, etc, this is a pretty tiny amount of limelight. I just wanted to put together some sincere thoughts & wishes from a group he's helped so much.

    I hope (even if it does get disapproved) that someone at least tells Steve that we got together to wish him well. If all goes well, every iPhone & iPod touch user will download it to "send" their best wishes also.

    Thanks again,
     
  12. Acceleroto

    Acceleroto Well-Known Member

    Paulio- I really appreciate that one, but I can't use touchArcade's name in the app unless it's something from Arn or Blake directly. I really do appreciate the touchArcade community & I hope I don't seem inconsiderate.

    Sorry,
     
  13. Paulio

    Paulio Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's ok
    I had that in the back of my mind
    Arns response to Danny trying to use the logo was useless, so I didn't bother. It's the thought that counts
     
  14. Acceleroto

    Acceleroto Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. Thanks,
     
  15. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

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    he has not responded to me here or on twitter. :(
     
  16. Acceleroto

    Acceleroto Well-Known Member

    "Get Well Steve" has been submitted. Thanks to everyone for sending cards so quickly. I'll post back here when/if it makes it to the App Store.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. iKoda

    iKoda Well-Known Member

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    Wow, this is such a good Idea. =D

    It's sweet.
     
  18. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    and thank you for making the name fit under the icon, instead of it saying "get well st..." This is a great idea, and I could imagine it getting kind of big if some big name reports it. Have you thought about contacting someone like gizmodo? If you got them to report it, hundreds of get well soon cards would pile in that you could add to the app (if you opened it up to non-devs). It would be a really cool idea, and the ability for others to see your work could be an incentive to make a card.
     
  19. Acceleroto

    Acceleroto Well-Known Member

    :D I actually did spend some time making sure all the letters fit.

    I wouldn't complain at all if big sites picked it up as a story, but I don't want to push it until it gets approved. There are thousands of devs out there, so we could easily get more cards than would fit. The app right now is just under 3MB with 20 cards in it. I want to keep the app under 10MB so that people can download it directly from their phones. So, the biggest it will be is somewhere in the 50-80 card range. If it gets approved, I'll start taking more cards from devs and release an update.

    We shall see!
     
  20. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear. The best of luck to you and your apps journey through the bowels of the apple review system!
     

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