It’s been quite a while since the last update to the iOS app, about 9 months ago. In that time we’ve been focussed on other things, like working on an Android App (still coming!) using a technology that would let us develop for both platforms simultaneously. For the moment, we’ve put to rest the idea of developing for both platforms at the same time, and decided that the iOS app needed some love, while work continues on the Android app by a different section of the team.
To make sure we’re happy with the changes we’re making in 1.1, a few of us here at the office challenged each other to see who could be first to conquer a second village, playing only from the app. Participants are: Hendrik/”exception” (an owner of InnoGames, and the original Developer), Jon/”Morthy” (long-standing Developer and Community Manager) and myself: Robert/”Typhi” (Product Manager).
I had to dubious honor of writing this blog post awarded to me by merit of currently being in the lead, though I suspect my hard-earned points and troops will soon be coughing in the dust of Jon, who seems singularly focussed on constructing buildings merely for their points value. (This is how I choose to interpret his growth.)
Anyway, here’s what you’re probably most interested in:
The primary change that you’ll find in the image on the left is the addition of an improved top bar. It’s got your village name, some resources display, and depending on your location: a “back” and a “back to village overview” button. In but a short while, whichever one of us manages to nab a second village first will be the proud owner of additional features in the top bar that will allow him to easily switch between villages.
According to the tribe rankings, what I’ve got now amounts to a whopping 287 points, which my competitors would do well to cower in fear of. My plan is currently built towards getting my greedy touch-enabled hands on Light Cavalry tech as quickly as possible, to give my farming runs a bit of a kick up the rear. Should I slow down long enough to pick up Axe research? Something tells me our dubiously flung-together tribe of 3 may not stay friendly for long.
Check in again in the next weeks for some more peeks at what update 1.1 will contain!