iPhone App Developer Spotlight: Arthur Kinsolving and Motion X-Poker

Q: You wrote Motion X-Poker. How long did it take you? How many lines of code is the program?
Fullpower MotionX technology platform has been in the works for several years. It includes three core components that are part of MotionX-Poker. So it took 6 months for a team of six to build MotionX-Poker thanks to the MotionX core technology platform.
Q: The iPhone Software Development Kit has been written about quite a bit, but I’d like to know your opinion: was it easy to get up to speed with this SDK? Is it sufficiently complete that you weren’t stumped as you developed your application?
We are very impressed with the SDK. There are a few incremental improvements that would be nice such as the ability to run in the background and turn the screen on and off for better power management. It’s a great development platform.
Apple iPhone Application app store : Motion X PokerQ: Tell us about the experience of submitting your program to the iPhone Application Store and how long it took to gain approval. Did you have to demonstrate that you weren’t accessing external data like the Address Book? What else was required for your app to show up in the public store?
Apple has been great to work with. Given the magnitude of the App Store project and its complexity, we are very impressed.
Q: Did you develop all the graphics in the app yourself or contract with a designer to create the look-and-feel of your application?
Everything that Fullpower does is designed and developed in Santa Cruz, California. Technology, graphics and sound.
Q: How much is your application, and how did you decide on a price?
MotionX-Dice is free and MotionX-Poker is $4.99 in the US. Apple helped us get to that price point.
Q: Are you inspired to write more iPhone applications? What’s in the pipeline?
Yes we have several more applications in the works. There is a sequel to MotionX-Poker of course and some really cool new games and applications all designed around the MotionX technology platform.
Q: If you’re not a full-time iPhone application developer, what’s your day job?
We are all part of Fullpower and the iPhone is one of the key platforms that we are foucsed on. MotionX is the leading technology brand for motion-enabled mobile devices.
Cool stuff. Can’t wait to see the sequel to the amazing Motion-X Poker game! Thanks for answering these questions, Arthur.

2 comments on “iPhone App Developer Spotlight: Arthur Kinsolving and Motion X-Poker

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  2. There should be an app that adds more sound tones for the following; Slide to open, Sleep click, email/voicemail/text tones and mostly we should have better options for ring sounds. Not everyone out there likes to have a song as their ring tone choice. I personally think its stupid. I am stuck with the old phone ring on the iphone b/c there are no other ring sounds. Please pass this to the right person. Maybe someone can develope and app and put it on the app store. I would pay at least $10 for such an app and I know millions of other people would too!

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