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Weekly Cornerplay: How is the successor to Flappy Bird doing?

Weekly Cornerplay: How is the successor to Flappy Bird doing?

In this edition of Weekly Cornerplay, Jeffrey Yuwono reviews Swing Copters. His take: It’s better than Flappy Bird, but not good enough The creator behind the enormous hit Flappy Bird recently released its spiritual successor, Swing Copters. So how’s it doing? Apparently, very well on iOS, currently ranking #2 overall on the US app store. Surprisingly, it’s not faring as well on Android, at

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Top five weirdest app crazes

Here’s a list of the most unusual extremes of the app universe. Have you tried them? It looks like Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen is ready to spread his annoyingly simple yet insanely addictive wings again, this time with a new game called Swing Copters. To be released this week, Swing Copters is extremely similar to

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LoveByte’s version 2.0 on iOS knows your battery status

The new version comes with features such as partner status, shared calendar. Will they help couples be more understanding towards one another? Singapore-based couple app LoveByte today launched its brand new version 2.0 on the iOS App Store. The new version comes with features such as a revamped couple homepage, a partner status, a way to meet other users,

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Why start up a game company in Thailand?

The creator of social puzzle games Jungle Cubes and Juice Cubes Pocket PlayLab says cost, talent and lifestyle are the reasons why the country is fast becoming a favourite among startups There’s an axiom most of us must have heard before: “stick to what you know.” Thai-based game company Pocket PlayLab seems to be paying a

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This app says it can give you a perfectly planned day

MyGola’s ‘Perfect Day’ app curates things to do in a new city and not surprisingly, it is first to be launched in the mecca for tourists and business travellers — Singapore India-slash-US-based company MyGola, known for its trip planner app and website, will be taking a step forward with a new concept that claims to meticulously plan your

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Touchten’s latest is a mobile spiritual successor to Mega Man

The Indonesian game studio’s Project Brilliant Girl plans to turn heads in the gaming scene. How? Touchten Games, the Indonesian mobile game developer behind Ramen Chain and Sushi Chain Lite, is halfway through creating a sci-fi themed endless runner that pays tribute to the classic 2D run-and-gun platforming Mega Man games created by Capcom. Its new game

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Are you a techie in love with everything Apple? Check out these iOS dev jobs!

Are you an iOS developer looking for a change? Duriana and CrowdRadar have openings that might suit you to a T Even as Android has been on a roll lately with flagship phone releases from both tech giants like Samsung, LG and startups like OnePlus, Apple is certainly not sitting on its haunches, with its new

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SG businesses need to embrace mobility: OutSystems’ Paulo Rosado

The CEO of the business app-creating platform talks to e27 on how the company can help Singapore enterprises improve the way they function If you have an idea for an app to help business entrepreneurs and startups but lack the software resources and servers to keep it running, OutSystems might be something you’re looking for. OutSystems

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A no frills Kickstarter campaign to teach iOS coding

Learning iOS programming just got easier with a Kickstarter-backed course by UK-based developer Rob Percival With mobile apps being some of the most successful businesses these days, its no surprise that people everywhere want to learn to code so they can turn their ideas into products that hopefully will make it to everybody’s smart phones. This desire

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The fight against revenge porn: Keep your private moments Disckreet

The app requires the couple to key in two passcodes — one each from the two individuals — to allow access to files which feature their private moments Revenge porn, according to Wikipedia, is sexually explicit media that is publicly shared online without the consent of the pictured individual; and typically uploaded by ex-partners or

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iOS or Android? Go both, or neither and HTML5: Kenneth Wong

If you can’t decide between iOS and Android, Kenneth Wong, President, Malaysian Digital Association, suggests to go straight for HTML5 “The answer is you can’t miss out on both (iOS and Android),” said Kenneth Wong, in a chat with e27, before his panel discussion at ad:tech last week. Wong, Head of Digital, Carat Malaysia, was recently

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This man’s app plans to open up the ‘hidden secrets’ of Singapore

We talk to Sugar Co-founder Benjamin Lee about the app’s backstory and how it ties together with a naked model adorned with sushi Sugar is out now for the populace of Singapore to check out. In case you missed the reporting we did a while ago, think of it as a hybrid between chat apps like Line and listing sites

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Even after 9 years, Smaato sees itself as a startup

CEO and Co-founder Ragnar Kruse spills the beans on how to get top billing in the mobile ad business Mobile ad company Smaato announced that it will be teaming up with Indonesia’s telecommunications company Indosat to expand in one of the biggest Southeast Asian mobile market. With a global office spanning 117 people, with 20 of them working

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The father of Final Fantasy goes free-to-play

Hironobu Sakaguchi will be releasing a freemium RPG called Terra Battle for iOS/Android in Japan; no word on Southeast Asia publishers yet A number of us reading e27 know or at least have heard casual mentioning of the Final Fantasy Japanese role-playing game series; the seventh one featuring fancy graphics and spikey-haired heroes with big swords is

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Video ads pump revenue into mobile games without hurting IAPs

Good news for Asian game developers for the F2P mobile market! Video ads aren’t going to cost you your audience or their spending power Are video ads on a free-to-play mobile game detrimental towards audience attention span and their ability to buy in-game apps? Hardly, according to recent findings. Ad mediation firm Fuse Powered (via Venturebeat)

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Few hours left to support this iPhone crystal dock project

The Singapore-created Chiffon and Lumo currently has US$9,475 on its Kickstarter page; is inspired by a popular Asian cake It’s always the sparkly-yet-simple accessories for a smartphone that garner the most attention, and this Kickstarter project is no exception. Enter the Chiffon and Lumo; the former is a transparent crystal dock for your iPhone while

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