Greetings my people! Now that Quote Codes is up forPre-Order, I finally get a breather. And I’ve been just looking back at the whole process of making Quote Codes and what a journey it has been. Beginning today, we played to have a series of blogs mapping out Pixel Drop’s entire journey with Quote Codes.
Primitive Font Origins
Let’s start at the very beginning. Quote Codes actually began with the Primitive Font. It wasn’t the typical we have this concept, let’s make a prototype and then finish off with graphics. It was a long and organic journey you might say.
This was way back in 2013, and I was obsessed with simple geometric shapes being used as the basis for all illustrations. I was validated in 2015 when google redid their logo to make it completely based on geometric shapes in order to reduce data consumption. (You can check that out HERE)
I never intended to have this as an app. It was just an experiment with various principles in my head. A search for clarity. Plus a need to make something with these principles.
Geometry and order are inherent characteristics in design – it requires a certain degree of discipline to impose constraints on yourself and find solutions within that framework. It’s also a recipe for innovation. It forces you to analyse everything closely.
Primitive Font involved the use of four basic shapes. Circle. A Line. A Triangle. A Rectangle. Everything else is a union or intersection of these four shapes. And couple this with contrasting colors to bring about the conflict between the shapes.
All this within a simple grid incorporating the shapes. That’s pretty much it to be honest. And of course getting featured in Typography Served. It was the first time that a Pixel Drop product got recognized anywhere. So this one’s special to us.
Next time, I’ll dive in detail about Primitive Font with examples.
Don’t forget to Pre-order Quote Codes on the Appstore here, it comes out on Jan 18, 2018. Pre ordering ensures that the app automatically downloads onto your device on Jan 18.
We have some exciting news to share. Quote Codes is available for pre-order on the App Store.
Yes, you read that right. Apple now let’s you pre-order apps: A simple but extremely useful feature.
Many thanks to everyone for the continuous love and support for our little creation. It has been an amazing journey so far and our community continues to grow bigger each day.
Quote Codes is a word puzzle game where you unlock your favorite quotes by substituting one letter at a time. In every game, each symbol stands for a letter. Your aim is to guess and decode the quotes!
Features • Beautiful and addictive word puzzle game. • Decode quotes ranging from all themes like Epic TV Shows, Timeless Movies, Classic Disney, Netflix Binge, Legendary Authors and many more! • Over 85 different themes to play. Solve quotes from Game of Thrones, 13 Reasons Why, Rumi, William Shakespeare, Lord of the Rings, Stranger Things and countless more. • Hand crafted custom animations of each symbol. Beautiful minimalistic visual design. • Completely free to play with minimum Ads. Earn coins by successfully decoding quotes! • Universal app with Facebook sync. Play on your iPhone and iPad and your progress will always be in sync.
Quote Codes comes out on January 18, 2018 on the App Store. Please don’t forget to pre-order the game. It will automatically download on launch day to your device, completely free.
Decode your favorite quotes and stay inspired all day!
So this is turning back the pages of time when we had just started out. The Thermo Clock Android App was probably our very first venture into app development. We wanted to test the waters as they say.
The idea of the app came while looking at the various methods to depict time besides the standard format (analog and digital). We basically had to show a quantity variation and decided to use the stardard thermometer as our guide.
Thermo Clock Android App
Taking the standard mercury thermometer, we assigned every hour as the number and added divisions within the hour. Four divisions of 15 mins or Twelve divisions every five minutes, that was left for the user to choose.
Initially its a greyed out number, then gradually the ‘mercury’ inside it rises which shows the passage of time. Half the number filled meant it is half an hour past, a quarter filled means 15 minutes had passed and so on.
The concept was to find a rather relaxing method to track time. (inspired by the Pomodoro technique). Just a simple timer – Set the time and you get an alarm at the end of it, that’s it. A timer that keeps you away from distractions.
The Thermo Clock was primarily aimed as an Android timer. We were going through our old work and thought to check if the idea resonated with anyone out there. Do let us know if you guys think it’s worth pursuing.
Damn, all this just takes us back to the start…(ala coldplay)