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What a difference a sale makes!

After putting holiday sale prices of free or $0.99 on all of our Brain Blaze flashcard apps, they have all moved into the top 100 of their respective category of educational games.

The paid top 100 includes BB Vocabulary and BB Spelling neck and neck at #69 and #70, respectively. This compares with ColorTilt, our most popular app, which is currently at #28.

The free top 100 includes BB Which Word (#26), BB Word Roots (#36), BB Add (#70), BB Subtract (#80), BB Math (#85), BB Multiply (#94), and last but not least, BB Divide (#100).

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We received a new review on That Ain’t It! Trivia by Keri Honea over at examiner.com.  “It’s really quite addictive”, says Keri, “it’s a perfect little time killer for waiting rooms, standing in line, or waiting for the meeting to start.”

We just released a movie trivia edition of our top-25 That Ain’t It! Trivia game.  That Ain’t It! Movie Trivia is available in the App Store at a holiday price of $0.99.

To help promote it’s release, we have made the following apps free over the holidays.  These are normally paid and will all be priced $0.99 to $4.99 after the holidays. HodgePodge was just released last week. Hold On! has been on the store since it opened. The Brain Blaze apps are all flashcard apps.  Be sure to add some to your collection (HodgePodge for sure – we will be adding more mini-apps to it).

HodgePodge http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hodgepodge/id335949051?mt=8
Hold On!  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hold-on/id284963359?mt=8
Brain Blaze Word Roots http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-blaze-word-roots-flashcards/id325550553?mt=8
Brain Blaze WhichWord http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-blaze-whichword/id317789453?mt=8
Brain Blaze Math Flashcards http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-blaze-math-flashcards/id327729675?mt=8
Brain Blaze Multiply http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-blaze-multiply/id290620272?mt=8
Brain Blaze Divide http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-blaze-divide/id293689810?mt=8
Brain Blaze Add http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-blaze-add/id299485860?mt=8
Brain Blaze Subtract http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-blaze-subtract/id300097181?mt=8


Happy Holidays from the IMAK team,

Mason, Karen, Anthony, and Ian

The CapMac iPhone SIG has a nice article about our entry in the developer showcase for the 2009 Great App Bake Off.  We had so much fun baking our 4 cakes that we decided to donate a $25 iTunes gift card to the growing list of prizes that non-developers can compete for.  Don’t let your favorite app go unrepresented. Bake a cake today and submit your app cake photo to the contest before Jan 4th, 2010.  You can email your app cake photo to appcakes at retrodreamer.com.

Our final entry in the  Great App Bake Off of 2009 is an AppCake of ColorTilt, our most popular application to date. ColorTilt is a finger painting app with a unique tilt-to-select-color feature. We released it when the App Store opened and were lucky enough to have it featured by Apple. This entry joins our first entry for Hold On!, our second entry for Dotty Shapes, and our third entry for That Ain’t It! Trivia.

ColorTilt AppCake by IMAK Creations

ColorTilt AppCake by IMAK Creations baked Dec. 20, 2009.

Here is our third entry in the  Great App Bake Off of 2009. It is for That Ain’t It! Trivia, which has 1111 original trivia questions written in a unique “That Ain’t It!” style. This entry joins our first entry for Hold On! and our second entry for Dotty Shapes.

That Ain't It! Trivia AppCake by IMAK Creations

That Ain't It! Trivia AppCake by IMAK Creations baked Dec. 20, 2009.

Here is our second entry in the  Great App Bake Off of 2009. It is for Dotty Shapes, a connect the dot application for preschoolers. It joins our first entry for Hold On!.

Dotty Shapes AppCake by IMAK Creations

Dotty Shapes AppCake by IMAK Creations, baked Dec. 20, 2009

Well, we missed the Great Indie Bake Off of 2008, an amazing brainstorm of Gavin Bowman of Retro Dreamer. We were determined not to miss the  Great App Bake Off of 2009.

Here is our first entry for bragging rights (only non-developers can compete for the iTunes gift cards and other prizes). It is for Hold On!, a “hold the button for as long as you can” application that was on the App Store the first day and attracted lots of attention. Most of the comments were about how Apple wasn’t screening apps properly to let something so non-functional be published on the App Store. Oh how things have changed.  Hold On! was developed by Anthony (the A of IMAK) who normally does all of our graphic designed. He has since updated Hold On! to include multiplayer over bluetooth.

Hold On! AppCake by IMAK Creations