From now, they’re Xmas Days at Time Machine Apps

Time Machines Apps wants to celebrate this christmas with all of you releasing a new mobile app, Xmas Days.

With Xmas Days you can enjoy and give your personal style to Xmas, making any kind of xmas pictures ready to be sent or to be shown to all your friends and family.

Unleash your imagination; decorate idyllic landscapes or funny personal photos by adding any of our cute items bundled in the app

This Xmas the artist is you and your creations are your best wishes to all your friends.

Now available on the Android Markt, (coming soon on the appStore)

The Time Machine Apps Team wish you a merry christmas!!!!!

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Apple seeds iOS 5.1 to developers

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Today Apple has released a new version of its well known mobile OS to developers. Many code-ninjas have been looking every corner of the system to find out any hidden feature, as usually.

They have found clues about a new Apple TV, a new iPhone, a new version of the current iPad and a new iPad model

As soon as we get more news we’ll let you know

Incoming Xmas

Xmas card made with Xmas Days

Xmas is very near!! And the new creation of TimeMachineApps too!!! We have been working hard and a new application that allows to create xmas cards for iPhone and Android will be available soon. To do that, you can:

  • Use one of our incredible drawn backgrorunds or take a photo from your phone gallery or camera and add it Christmas items.
  • Add a Xmas tree or an showman and use them as central theme of your creation.
  • Decorate your cards with dozens of items and use the ‘paint’ tool on them.
  • Save your Xmas cards and share them with your family and friends.

Very soon you can share ‘the Christmas spirit’ with your friends. Follow the blog for news about this new application!

Cactus decorado con Xmas Days!!

Timers with Pause in Corona SDK

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After a few months of hard work, we come back with a lot of work well done, new supergames soon available and new post in our blog. The fruits of this labour are a big account of snippets that we want to share with all of you. In this post, we are going to see a topic related to timer in Corona SDK. As always, sorry for my bad English :-)

Timers are very useful in many situations in a game development: events that activate doors, make a gamer invulnerable during a few seconds, etc. However, what happens when we want to pause the game? How can we make to stop and restore the timers state when we make a pause during the game? In other frameworks, we can directly pause the timer and play them when the pause ends. But we can not make this in Corona SDK, so if we do not control it, the actions associated to a timer will be execute when the game is paused.

Now we are going to show the source code that can be used to solve this problem. In this example, two buttons appear in the screen, one to pause the game and another one to put bombs in the game. This last button executes a timer that will produce the bomb explosion after three seconds. Logically all these explosions will be simulated and all the information will be shown in the Corona SDK’s console.

The code is commented. We hope it was useful for you.

Get Fast Food Hero for Free

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Fast Food Hero arrived to AppStore and Android Market one month ago. It’s time to celebrate it!! Our game Fast Food Hero will be free during the next weekend. If you do not have it yet, it is your chance to grab it for free!!!

Fast Food Hero iOS v 1.1

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Now you can find the version 1.1 of Fast Food Hero on the AppStore. This version features a new d-pad to control in a more efficient way the adventures of our fatty superhero. The new d-pad leaves the analog pad look. Now it’s a classic four direction pad just like the NES.

Nuevo D Pad

You can buy Fast Food Hero from here as usually.