WordPlay Assistant v2.1a Released

May 31, 2010

WordPlay v2.1a was released today.

It contains better error handling for certain types of networking issues our customers were experiencing.  Some of those issues include the inability to find our dictionary server by its name, an inability to connect with or being disconnected from our servers, or a protocol error being encountered.

Most of those error conditions are recoverable so v2.1a will attempt to retry your requests 5 times before giving up.  If this occurs, you will still get an error dialog which you can report to us for diagnosis.


WordPlay Assistant v2.1 Released!

May 26, 2010

We’re proud to introduce WordPlay Assistant v2.1, the Scrabble(TM) player’s best friend.

This release builds on the Word Judge feature added in v2.0 by allowing you to enter more than one word to be judged.  Just separate the words with commas and the Word Judge will determine if one or more of the entered words is invalid.  This is great for determining if a single play on the board is valid for all words on the board that the play creates.

We’ve also added the ability to sort both anagram and dictionary lookups by word length…a great feature when you’re trying to unload as many letters in your rack as possible in a single play.

Both of the above features were requested by our customers.

Dictionary definitions have been beefed up in v2.1 by opening up the entire dictionary set provided by dict.org.

Finally, we’ve fixed a major problem caused by changing the orientation of your handset.  Previously, when reorienting the screen it was possible to crash WordPlay Assistant or cause the just submitted search to be resubmitted.  Neither of these situtations should occur in the future.

WordPlay Assistant is now better than ever!  Get over to the Android Market and buy it today!


WordPlay Assistant v2.0 Released!

May 18, 2010

WordPlay Assistant v2.0 was released today!

This release adds the Word Judge which allows Scrabble players a quick way to determine if a given word is a valid word to play.  This feature was requested by our customers.

The following image shows the new Word Judge in action

This release contains a few minor bug fixes and works much better with the display in landscape mode than v1.2a did.


WordPlay Assistant v1.2a Is Out

May 10, 2010

WordPlay Assistant v1.2a has just been released.

This release mainly fixes an issue where support for Android v1.5 was accidentally dropped.  Many handsets are still running Android v1.5.

In addition to this fix, three new minor bug fixes were made.

First, the app will now save the state of the scoring and sorting toggle buttons in the Dictionary and Anagrams tabs so they can be restored when the app is first run.

Secondly, if the application should malfunction, the user was already being presented with a dialog box displaying the malfunction.  A button has now been added so users can report these problems via email to support personnel.  The email will contain everything needed to reproduce the problem and will contain no personal information.

Lastly, you can now click the application icon in the About dialog to reach this website.


WordPlay Assistant v1.2 Screen Shots

May 9, 2010

WordPlay Assistant v1.2 Is Out!

May 9, 2010

WordPlay Assistant is the premiere app for playing Scrabble and solving crosswords.

Packed with support for known Scrabble word lists (SOWPODS, TWL, and Collins), dictionary lookup and definitions, anagram generation, and word scoring, you’ll take your game play to the next level.

Give WordPlay Assistant a try today!

Package: com.ppp.wordplay

Cost: $1.99