Whew, it has been a year since we launched our Stories Behind the Apps feature and what an amazing journey it has been. We realized early on that powersylde is powered by people. It is this authenticity that fuels our app and the excitement of discovering and sharing great apps with friends and family.
When telling the story behind powerslyde, we realized that every app has a story that humanizes it and allows us to relate to it in a new way. This peek behind the ideas and process has revelealed some incredible people and stories behind some great apps. Attending mobile developers conferences, the feedback from the community has been amazing and we look forward to another year of sharing these tales. Below is a brief look at five of our favorite App Stories, in no particualr order, from the last year.
Post a comment below, tweet or send us an email and let us know what your favorite Story Behind the App is and we will award the winner one free year of unique and powerful analytics reports focusing on data around their app and users. If you have or know of an app that has a great story that should be told, don't hesitate to contact us!
Codename Cygnus is a very cool, incredibly unique genre of game – an interactive radio drama! Players take on the role of a secret agent in an interactive fictional world inspired by old time serial radio dramas. With either a spoken word or a simple tap on the screen you can progress through the story in multiple-choice dialogue moments like those you often find in adventure or RPG games, but in this case it is audio-only. Players can choose between options to accomplish mission objectives and listen to the drama unfold as characters react to the decisions. You get to be the type of spy that you want to be in an audio-only world of action and intrigue.
What’s Inside My Body is a wonderful app where children find out what there is under their skin, their muscles, their bones, until they can hear the beat of their own heart. Layer by layer they will take a deeper look into the things, playing and interacting with the short activities hidden in each layer. What's Inside my body is part of a project whose aim is to achieve a series of educational apps made to satisfy children’s curiosity. Children can find out “what’s inside” things around them simply erasing layer by layer.
RunPee tells people the best time to run and pee during a movie without missing the best parts. The app also lets you know if there's anything extra after the end credits, and if so what. It also gives a synopsis of the first three minutes of a movie. The process in getting the Peetimes is a team effort. There's mom, who mostly does kids movies, sis, who does horror films, and the lead developer, who sees the action movies. They have a professional movie reviewer in Hollywood who gets Peetimes for the blockbuster movies so that people who go to the opening shows will be taken care of.
Spaceteam is a cooperative shouting game – yes you read that right, shouting. You connect to other players in the same room and try to fly a spaceship as a team by manipulating random technobabble controls. Meanwhile your ship is falling apart and being chased by an exploding star. After a few minutes of chaos you inevitably lose and everyone gets a medal. Chaotic fun for all!
Galaxy Dash: Race to the Outer Run combines the excitement of an endless runner with the thrill of space combat! In the game you play as a star captain and privateer who is navigating through the Outer Run, a dangerous but lucrative smuggling route on the edge of the galaxy. Your goal is to blast obstacles in your way, collect tons of loot, and survive as long as possible to become the most infamous smuggler in the galaxy! This is a super fun combination of game play styles.