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Mortal Kombat X moves forward with a snappier version of the previous game's fighting and some cool new characters, but the story and other features around the edges feel a bit rough in spots.
The ways that Axiom Verge resembles Metroid help set up and drive home the ways that Axiom Verge is most definitely not Metroid.
Hotline Miami's thrillingly brutal gameplay is stretched to the point of breaking in this aesthetically pleasing, but otherwise disappointing sequel.
Is this a GB mobile app I'm not aware of?
@Legend: It is indeed a Giant Bomb mobile app. You are unaware of it because I never announced it. I figured I'd just blog occasional screenshots until someone figured it out.
It is my attempt at creating a Giant Bomb app for Android that follows modern Android design guidelines. My previous post shows integration into device-wide search. This post shows the app's own GUI for the first time.
This is an early version of the initial screen. It shows the same "latest stories" as the site's home page. On a tablet you'd see additional content on this screen, but regardless of screen size, those buttons at the top will help you drill down to the content you want.
This screen is tabbed. Swipe to the right to see the Bomb Shelter, lists, and other community stuff. I may or may not add a Forums button to that view as well. It's important enough that I really don't want to remove it from the Home tab, but I'm not sure if I want it on both tabs. When I'm ready to talk more about this, that is a question I will have to ask the community.
@LordAndrew: I would love something like this on my phone especially since I may not renew my annual subscription and so a mobile app would be great to have when I no longer have access to the mobile site. I hope the new site that Dave has been talking about will not affect your work on the app. Any plans for an iOS app too?
@Legend: At this point I'm focussing more on the design side because I don't want to rely on APIs and page structures that might change soon. Once the beta launches I can work more on the implementation details. Design may have to change too, but probably not a lot since it's not intended to look exactly like the site. Guides are going away, so that's a feature I know I can leave out. I've asked Dave about any other features that are going away but haven't gotten a response.
I'd like to create an iOS app too, but I don't have a Mac to develop it on. I can start reading the Human Interface Guidelines but can't build anything yet.
Colour me impressed! Looks very cool. Major kudos for doing this!
If you need any QA on a Sony Eriksson Xperia phone, let me know. ;)
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