Monday, March 26, 2012

Project to Help Feed Starved Kids - Jimmy Sudoku v4

UPDATE Feb 6, 2014:  http://granitestatehacker.kataire.com/2014/02/jimmy-sudoku-5-orange-edition.html


Click here to view in the Windows Phone App Marketplace.  (the app is 'free' with the $5 donation via purchase.  All proceeds go to #NoKidHungry.)

I've had a lot of fun learning the quirks of Silverlight for WP7 devices, and after playing with some of the other WP7 Sudoku's out there, I'm very glad to have Sudoku done my way on my phone again. :)  I'm even more psyched that I can share my app with others, as it's now Certified by Microsoft and available on the Windows Phone App Marketplace!

I have to admit... there's a lot of competition out there for Sudoku's on WP7 devices, and probably not a huge demand... I realize that for as much fun as I had polishing this app,  probably the best way to find its value is to "give it away".  
Scan this Tag with your Windows Phone to find Jimmy Sudoku
Scan this Tag
with your phone to find
Jimmy Sudoku
in the
Windows Phone
App Marketplace
So my family & I considered some options and decided on a national organization that helps feed under-fed/malnourished children here in the US. I thought it was a fitting thing... building software is my strength, and this is a way I can share it.   I also can think back to some exceptionally lean times when I was a kid... memories I'd love to help avert for others if any way possible.  So, yes, all proceeds from paid downloads will be donated to that cause.

I finally had a chance to re-do the old .NET 2.5 Compact Framework-based app as a Silverlight 4 app for Windows Phone. I've been toying with this release for months (since November 2011, actually... I pulled down Visual Studio Express 2010 for Windows Phones around then, anyway).  

In case you're wondering... I asked the charity if it was ok to use their name and maybe a logo or something, but out of respect for their other national-market beneficiaries who have already done this, I would have to also guarantee a sizable donation.  100% is the best I can do, but that's not necessarily a sizable donation, so I can't use any trademarked IP, which, as I understand it, includes their name.  (I'm glad I asked.  :)    While I can't do this now, I'm hoping that if I play by the rules and manage to make a decent contribution with it, that I'll earn the privilege and kick the project up a notch.  (In the meantime, I wonder if the twitter hashtag #NoKidHungry counts.... )

You can also click here on just about any device to get to the Marketplace site.


Finally, please visit the Facebook Page, and feel free to Like and/or Share posts to help spread the word!  :)

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