Day: 17 April 2012


Amazon recommends code obfuscation to prevent cloned apps and games

Copycat apps is one of the biggest annoyances in mobile gaming. When one particular kind of app finds great success, some developers choose to piggyback on the popular app instead of trying to create something new and exciting. In some cases, developers take code from existing apps and reverse engineer them to their liking. To combat this, Amazon recommends developers obfuscate their code.


Mario creator enjoys Angry Birds but we won’t see Nintendo making mobile games

Despite Nintendo’s insistence that mobile games are “cheap”,  it is surprising to find that its lead franchise creator enjoys some Angry Birds. According to an interview with Edge, Shigeru Miyamoto, the mind behind classic franchise such as Legend of Zelda, Super Mario and a slew of other Nintendo series. has admitted that Angry Birds by Rovio was his favorite game of the past year.