The Countdown Android App is now out!

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JackHurst
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The Countdown Android App is now out!

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It gives me great pleasure to let you all know that my Countdown App is now available to all Android users!

The app is free, works without an internet connection and is optimized for mobile :)

It got over 100 players on the first day, and received a bit of attention on social media. Whoop whoop!

DOWNLOAD HERE

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And incase you somehow missed the link higher up, you can
DOWNLOAD HERE

Thanks to everybody who participated in testing! There are too many people to name individually, but you all know who you are.
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Very neat design, easy, educational (the sub-maxes for the letters really help) and a lot of fun. Great app. Thank you.
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This is superb - great work Jack and everyone else involved.
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Any chance of this ever being available on iOS?
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I've been absolutely blown away by how popular the app has been since I released it. Yesterday alone there were almost 9000 rounds of Countdown played on the app which I find quite remarkable.
Philip A wrote: Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:37 am Very neat design, easy, educational (the sub-maxes for the letters really help) and a lot of fun. Great app. Thank you.
Martin Hurst wrote: Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:47 pm This is superb - great work Jack and everyone else involved.
Thank you very much for the feedback Phil and Martin. If you have the time, please could you leave a review/rating for the app? It's super important to get as many positive reviews as possible to help make the app stand out among the others.
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Fantastic app.
Everything comes to those who wait.
I think I asked about someone creating an app when smart phones were in their infancy.
I think if you provided a pro version you could make a tidy sum
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How many guys here are playing and what are your nicknames?
I'm Mgm and I still cannot get over 120
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Thanks for all the positive feedback regarding the new Countdown Android App. You can now update to the latest version for a new feature!
When you submit a game to the leaderboard, you can now generate a link to share which will open that game in the app (provided they are also on the latest version). Share it with somebody who doesn't have the app and it will automatically direct them to the install page.

For example: http://jackhurst.co.uk/countdowngame?QOM41

If you don't already have the app, just click the link above :)

Feel free to share scores here.
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Marc Meakin wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:53 pm Fantastic app.
Everything comes to those who wait.
I think I asked about someone creating an app when smart phones were in their infancy.
I think if you provided a pro version you could make a tidy sum
Thanks! The plan is to eventually add extra functionality for subscribers and see how that goes. The core of the app will remain free and largely similar to what is out now (but ad supported).
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Brilliant app, this is better than the official one, will be using this for co-event practice

Thank you Jack !!!!
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I haven't had much practice with the ODO dictionary yet; I reckon someone with a bit more experience would have smashed this game - three 9s I haven't heard of but with common letters:
http://jackhurst.co.uk/countdowngame?QX2Og4
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."
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Adam Gillard wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:42 pm I haven't had much practice with the ODO dictionary yet; I reckon someone with a bit more experience would have smashed this game - three 9s I haven't heard of but with common letters:
http://jackhurst.co.uk/countdowngame?QX2Og4
Wow that's a monster max. Good picking ;)
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Check out my score of 127 on the Countdown Android app
http://jackhurst.co.uk/countdowngame?QXGzGB

Happy times with a 7 Darren max game here :)
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Check out my score of 135 on the Countdown Android app
http://jackhurst.co.uk/countdowngame?QXeMy6

8 Darren max for this one, but unfortunately missed it by one!
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A couple of milestones:
The 10000th high score was submitted to the leaderboard about 3 weeks ago.
We're at 895000 rounds of countdown played on the app, so I imagine we'll hit the big old 1 million in about a fortnight!


I've also been working hard on the daily challenge feature in my spare time. I can't put an exact date on when it will be ready, but it's coming together nicely, so keep your eyes peeled.
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Given those stats only count games that have been uploaded to the leaderboards, I imagine the actual number of games played must be huge. I must have played hundreds of games offline, especially when I was travelling or without access to internet, and many more half-finished ones when playing with a spare moment waiting for a bus etc.
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Ads are annoying though! Can we have the option to pay a couple of quid to get rid of them please?
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Fiona T wrote: Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:00 pm Ads are annoying though! Can we have the option to pay a couple of quid to get rid of them please?
It should be a maximum of one ad per game? Whilst I get that this is annoying, it's still way less often most other apps with ads would show them?

But yes I totally get your point. It's a bit rubbish that there isn't an option to remove ads even if you are willing to pay. Rest assured this is something high on the to do list :)
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