[App]Paul's Pick 1.1 - Now Support for most screen resolutions

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TangoChen

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[17th October,2010 v1.1 (W)VGA/(W)QVGA ]
[4th September 2010 v1.0 (W)VGA only]

Dunno which to choose?
Try Paul's Pick.

It's designed like a WP7 app.
Require .NET CF 3.5
For WVGA/VGA/QVGA/WQVGA
what about HVGA?
I'm not able to test this.but I guess the (W)QVGA version should work on it.
Anyone use HVGA phone can try it and give me a feedback.many thanks

New Features:
1.[Require G-sensor]Shake your phone to move Paul.
thx emailoverhere's idea:Allow the user to tilt the phone left and right to persuade the octopus to move to another box instead of the original decision (like Tetris).
but it's not like Tetris.You have to shake the phone but not slowly tilt it.
Or Paul won't be able to choose unless your keep your phone on the flat surface.

2.Change the value of Paul's muscle(fat?).
Double click the screen.An Option dialog shows to let you change the value.
move the slider to change it.
Also,you can switch On/Off to enable/disable the 1st feature.
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The more muscle Paul has,the more tightly Paul would hold the chosen box.
[the longer distance the box would move with Paul when you shake the phone.]

3.Fish move around.
There are 3 kinda fish:Betta Fish(windows 7 beta gallery),Clown Fish(iphone gallery),Fishbone(?)

4.show the entire text of your choices.
If the text is too long to show entirely on the box,press the box and..see this:
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notice:It takes much more time to load the main page for the first time you click start to see Paul :(
"Paul's Pick.CAB" is the old 1.0 (W)VGA version.

[How to use]
When start,you'll see only 3 buttons.
Click 'Start' and you'll get 2 textboxes,which means can set 2 choices.
To add a choice[up to 6 choices],click the bottom 'Add' icon.
Also..
Click 'Minus' icon to delect the last choice.
Click 'Keyboard' icon to show/hide the screen keyboard.
Click '...' to show/hide the bottom menu.

After setting your choices(2 - 6 choices)and click start.
There will appear several boxes with your choices' text on them.
Paul will swim to a box that he (randomly;)) choose for you.
You can move(drag and drop) the boxes.Paul would always swim to the box he chose.

[Something about the tentacles]
Well,an octopus has 8 tentacles.but in this app,Paul shows only 6 tentacles.
It would also make the app work more smoothly.And too many tentacles would seem messy/orderless.
Maybe I can say,the two other tentacles are on the app's icon.

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I got too many schoolwork to waste my time and so many new apps' ideas to make.
So..I'm not sure to make another new version of this app now..
我有太多功课来浪费时间,还有很多想实现的新程序想法.
所以现在不打算做本程序的新版本..
 

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ephestione

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Hilarious :D
Won't be using it, as I don't really rely on random generation for my decision, anyway props for the idea and congratulations for making it to the portal :p
 

TangoChen

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Apr 25, 2010
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Could you please make a QVGA version?
lol.I'll surely make it them!!Thanks!:)
Hilarious :D
Won't be using it, as I don't really rely on random generation for my decision,
Yes.making decisions by urself is the best thing to do(Including deciding to let Paul to make decision:D).
and,Thanks DRBEAN
 

emailoverhere

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Suggestion for PAUL

1) Limits the characters you can use to type in a box. Too many letters will mean the word get chopped off in the box.

2) Allow the user to tilt the phone left and right to persuade the octopus to move to another box instead of the original decision (like Tetris).

3) Maybe add in move fish swimming by animations.

4) Allow an option to fry Paul if the user does not like its decision.

Thanks for the app.
 

TangoChen

Retired Recognized Developer
Apr 25, 2010
51
27
Guangzhou
TangoChen.com
1) Limits the characters you can use to type in a box. Too many letters will mean the word get chopped off in the box.

2) Allow the user to tilt the phone left and right to persuade the octopus to move to another box instead of the original decision (like Tetris).

3) Maybe add in move fish swimming by animations.

4) Allow an option to fry Paul if the user does not like its decision.

Thanks for the app.

Thanks for your nice ideas!I'll try to enable these.:)
but not sure to "Allow an option to fry Paul if the user does not like its decision."
It's funny..
but will I be warned by WFPA(World Society for the Protection of Animals):p?
 

TangoChen

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-----15th September 2010
sorry,guys.
It's been so long with nothing updated.
cuz my school day started again..
it means,the school will keep me doing boring and useless homework all days..
though I know that is no use at all to do it,I have no ideas to change it.
If I don't learn all these boring things,I won't get a high score.
Without a high score I won't get into a better university.
then no occupational units would hire me.
they just see what university you studied at and how many score you got!
As a Chinese student,nothing I should do but useless schoolwork!!

I've been mad with these things,I really don't want to go to school.

-----11th September 2010, 10:07 AM
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[I just wanted to edit the last post but i post the reply again by mistake.]
 
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looby

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Dec 14, 2007
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Fun App..

Never mind TangoChen, work always comes first :( Anyway thanks for your time with this fun app, works really well :)
 
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ahsiang888

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TangoChen, excellent job for the QVGA version!
Nowadays seldom people will make apps for QVGA because new devices are bigger screen/resolution.