I'm very excited to announce that my first app is up for sale on the iTunes App Store!
My husband Ralph and I have been working on this for ages — he is the expert code monkey, and I've done the graphics and written all the crosswords.
My Quick Break crosswords have appeared for years in The Cairns Post. They are 13 x 13 quick crosswords (not cryptic), and mostly quite easy to solve, with the occasional tricky word.
I am no longer doing syndicated puzzles for newspapers (a rapidly dying field), so apps are the way forward.
This first volume contains 50 of my Quick Break crosswords. Volumes 2, 3 and 4 are in production.
Here are some screen shots to entice you!
|Just tap on the grid to bring up the keyboard, then start typing in your answers:|
|You can choose from four fonts and nine background papers, including dark papers and crumpled paper with coffee stains!|
|And you can choose the colours for everything - the grid, the text, and the highlight colours.|
Other options are marking wrong letters in red, having a timer, and locking correct letters. Typing a '?' will reveal the letter for the selected square. These 'cheated' letters have a red triangle in their corner.
It works on iPhones (including the 5), iPods, and iPads. It's waiting for you now!
ETA: Android versions coming in 2013!