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I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:24 am
by JackHurst
Hey

I've published a word puzzle app on the Play Store. It should be good fun for for those of you who like Countdown, Crosswords, Scrabble etc.

You can find it here

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Features include:
  • 1000 levels of varying difficulties
  • An overall scoreboard linked to google play so you can compare vs friends and world wide
  • Way fewer advert than other similar word games
  • Detailed stats at the end of each level
The game has been out for over a year now, and here are some fun stats
  • Over 18K downloads
  • An average rating of 4.4/5 from over 100 reviews
  • Over 100K levels solved
Please download, have a play, leave feedback and if you are feeling nice, drop a 5* review on google play.

Thx xxx

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:52 pm
by Fiona T
Nice - having a play now, but my phone vibrating every key press annoying MrT who's watching the footie - is there a way to turn that off? Can't see any setting/options

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:15 pm
by JackHurst
Fiona T wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Nice - having a play now, but my phone vibrating every key press annoying MrT who's watching the footie - is there a way to turn that off? Can't see any setting/options
This is a piece of feedback I've had a few times now. I will turn vibration off by default in the next update.

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:02 pm
by Tom S
Nice job Jack- can imagine it could get a bit addictive! In fact, you know it's had an immediate effect on you when you moan about a " 1 star" puzzle being tougher than the "3 star" one you've just done :)

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:45 pm
by Fiona T
yeah seems fun so far - it's not clear from the description if there are 100 set levels, or an unlimited number. (think I'm up to 70s ish) Hardest puzzles definitely those with an extra step.

Other feedback - the word lookup doesn't work for me - just sticks me on google homepage.

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:10 am
by JackHurst
Fiona T wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:45 pm
Other feedback - the word lookup doesn't work for me - just sticks me on google homepage.
Thanks. Have added it to the list of improvements.


Thanks to those of you who have downloaded and played. I can see scores on the scoreboard from Josh H and Tom S (and maybe more of you but I don't recognise your pseudonyms). Big thanks to Josh and Oli G for the 5* reviews :D

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:20 pm
by JackHurst
Fiona T wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:45 pm
Other feedback - the word lookup doesn't work for me - just sticks me on google homepage.
Fixed this issue and also added an option to disable vibrations in the latest update.

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:53 pm
by Fiona T
Nice :)

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:28 am
by Marc Meakin
There is a quiz show on today called Lingo which according to the trailer kooks remarkably like word ladders

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:44 pm
by Matt Morrison
Yeah Lingo isn't great. The format is as old as the sun though eh, no one is infringing on anyone here.

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:47 pm
by JackHurst
Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:44 pm
Yeah Lingo isn't great. The format is as old as the sun though eh, no one is infringing on anyone here.
I just downloaded and played a version of lingo I found on the play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... bit.piatka
it's actually quite good! I think the app has some UI issues for users on smaller screens, but it works ok for me.

While the game is fundamentally different, the UI is amusing similar.

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:12 pm
by Matt Morrison
Again though, it's such an old format that I assume the app isn't linked to the TV show at all?

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:46 am
by JackHurst
Matt Morrison wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:12 pm
Again though, it's such an old format that I assume the app isn't linked to the TV show at all?
Oh sorry I was comparing the Lingo app to the Word ladders app.

The Lingo app is the same as the lingo TV show.

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:12 pm
by Patrick- McCurdie
how do i download this on apple iphone ?

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:09 pm
by JackHurst
Patrick- McCurdie wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:12 pm
how do i download this on apple iphone ?
Sorry Patrick, it's Android only.