Monday, May 16, 2016

Introducing My Colony Public Beta


From the maker of the hit simulation games My Planet, My Land, and My Business Empire comes a brand new epic simulation game - My Colony!

My Colony is a brand new space colonization simulation and strategy game.  Currently, My Colony is in a very early beta stage, in active development, and open and welcome to all players. You currently cannot save your game, so these early builds are mainly meant for testing and feedback. So please try out the game and leave comments and feedback to help shape how this epic new simulation will unfold!

You can join the My Colony beta today.  Beta builds are now available for Android, MacOSX, Linux, and on the web in HTML5.  Give it a try and see what you think.  After all, its totally free!

Download the My Colony Beta for Android, Linux, and MacOSX: http://market.ape-apps.com/my-colony.html

Official My Colony Website: http://apps.ape-apps.com/my-colony/

Thursday, May 12, 2016

My Planet Comes to Mac OSX and Linux


Today we are happy to announce that Mac OSX and Linux desktop users can now play our #1 hit game My Planet!  My Planet has already been available for Windows 10 and on all major mobile platforms, but we are now pleased to bring this epic simulation game to players on Mac OS and Linux.  You can download the new Mac OS and Linux versions of My Planet for free from the Ape Market at this location:


My Planet is a virtual simulation game where you take control of a planet and try to grow a healthy and thriving population! It is like a virtual pet or Tamagotchi game on a planetary level. Play God by manipulating the sunlight and the rain in order to grow as large a population as possible.

My Planet runs in real time, even when the the game is closed. Therefore, you must keep checking back throughout the day to make sure your planet is running at optimal levels. The controls are simple to use, but mastery can take weeks. Can you achieve the ultimate goal of growing your planet to over 1,000,000 people? Or will your planet burn under the sun while your people anguish? The choice is yours!

As stated before, My Planet is also available for Windows and all major mobile devices.  Find the download link for your device at the official My Planet website below:

http://apps.ape-apps.com/my-planet/

Monday, April 18, 2016

Play Pew Pew Pew!


If you are looking for a fun casual arcade game for your mobile device, try Pew Pew Pew today, now available for free on Android, Windows, Kindle, iOS, and the Web!

Gameplay is simple. Fly around in your little space ship shooting things and going pew pew pew! See how many kills you can get, finish achievements, and go for the top score on the global high scores list! Will the fun ever end? Nope. Pew Pew Pew features endless infinite arcade shooting action, fun hand drawn ink pen graphics, and is appropriate for adults and kids of most ages.

So what are you waiting for? Achieve fame and glory on the global leaderboards! Impress your friends with your space blasting abilities! Get the girl! All is possible when you download Pew Pew Pew today!

iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pew-pew-pew-shooter/id1095813536?ls=1
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ape.games.pew
Windows: https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh4rdx5
Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/dl/android?p=com.ape.games.pew
Web: http://www.ape-apps.com/webapps/pew-pew-pew.html



And to stay up to date on the latest Pew Pew Pew news and information, check out the official website here: http://apps.ape-apps.com/pew-pew-pew/

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Network Browser v2.0.4 Release Notes

Ape Apps is happy to announce the availability of Network Browser v2.0.4!  Network Browser is a simple file manager/browser utility for browsing files on your Windows network. It can connect to standard Windows or Samba shares. Use it to browse files on your Samba shares, view pictures, play network music, watch videos that you are on your network, etc.

What's new?
This release of Network Browser contains several stability improvements and bug fixes.  The biggest improvement comes as a fix for connecting to network shares with guest-only access.  Many users have been complaining that the last few updates to Network Browser had broken the ability to connect to servers without login credentials.  This update should largely take care of that problem, but if it persists, please let me know in the comments.

Special Offer for Google Play users
In order to give thanks to the loyalty and support of the users of Network  Browser, I am offering (for a limited time) 100 Free Premium Upgrade promo codes for Network Browser!  Supplies are limited to 100 promo codes only, and they will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis.  To get your free upgrade code, please visit the Network Browser Free Upgrade website and enter your e-mail address to get your code.  Once you have your code, open the Network Browser app and select the 'Remove Ads' option from the app menu on the main screen.  There, you can enter your promo code and get upgraded to the ad-free version of Network Browser, on me!  Again, this is a thank you to all of you who have helped make Network Browser the success that it is today!

Network Browser Free Upgrade Promotion: http://apps.ape-apps.com/network-browser/promotion.html

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Network Browser v2.0.3 Release Notes

Network Browser for Android has just been updated to v2.0.3.  This is a minor update, addressing several bugs that have been reported.  It also now saves your scroll position within a directory, so that when you navigate back up in the directory structure, you no longer have to scroll all the way back down to find where you last were.  Let me know in the comments if you find any glitches with this release, and enjoy!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Network Browser v2.0.2 Release Notes

The v2.0.2 update for Network Browser adds some cool new experimental features that people have been requesting for some time, so I hope that you all like them.

Firstly, I have added thumbnail support for .png and .jpg images on the network.  It generally works pretty good, but let me know if you find glitches with it.  I consider this part to be beta at this point, but I feel pretty good about how it is working so far.

The second new Beta feature that I added to the app, the one which I think is especially cool, is automatic network backup of your photos.  When you long press on a network folder now, you will see an option to set the folder as your Photo Backup location.  Once set, Network Browser will automatically upload all new photos that you take onto your network!  It's like cloud storage but better, because we all know that the cloud sucks.  If you are not currently connected to your WiFi network, Network Browser will queue up your uploads and then finish the job next time you are connected.  This feature is ultra experimental, but it works decently so far.  Give it a try and leave feedback if you like it!

Besides for those two experimental features, I have also updates some of the icons and fixed a few other things.  Anyway, that's all for this update, hope you enjoy!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Network Browser 2.0 Release Notes

It's been months since the last update of Network Browser, so I thought I would do a post letting you all know what's new, since a lot of people use and rely on the app, and I want to keep you all in the loop.

On the outside, it might not appear as though much has changed, but under the hood there has basically been a complete re-write of the app.  The reason for this is because Google has discontinued support for the Eclipse programming environment, and the project for whatever reason did not transfer over to the new Android Studio very well, so I had to create a new project instead.

Regardless, most code copy/pasted over fine, but there are still some major structural changes under the hood.  For that reason, please be on the lookout for new bugs which may have arisen since the last release.  If you find problems with the app, please post them here on this blog, in the app market comments, or e-mail me at support@ape-apps.com and I will get to them ASAP.

The biggest change in this release is the implementation of the new Permissions system in Android v6.0.  Since I do not own any handsets with Android 6, I have absolutely no idea if this works, so somebody with a newer device please try it out and let me know if I did it right, lol.

Beyond that though, I just want to discuss some of the upcoming changes I have planned for Network Browser.  Also, through the comments section on this post, I want to give you all users the chance to submit requests for features or improvements you would like to see added in the future.

The biggest planned upgrade I have right now is bringing Android TV support to Network Browser.  To me, this is pretty much a logical step, and I've tested it out already on my Nexus Player and it works great for streaming movies from the network to the television.  It's just a matter of me creating a new interface for TV users, because the current style is pretty cumbersome and it's doubtful that it would get approved for distribution by Google in it's current incarnation.

Android TV support also got me thinking that I could have the app automatically look online and fetch meta data/cover art for movies and TV shows, but that's further down the road, and I wont worry about it unless people actually want to see me implement it.

Next, I want to add more file management capabilities to the app, including things like renaming/deleting network files, and also the ability to copy entire folders to/from the network instead of just individual files.

Also, I am going to be adding a built in Image viewer to the app, so that it no longer relies on whatever is already installed on the system.  This will allow you to flip through pictures that are on the network.  I also thought of adding a random shuffle mode to the picture viewer, so that if you had a tablet you could sort of set a network folder up like a digital picture frame.

Similar to the picture viewer, I also want to add a music player to the app, that can play background music, or queue up an entire folder on the network.

Since it seems most people use the app for media consumption, this is the area I want to focus on next, but like I said, if people would like to see it go in another direction instead, just let me know in the comments.  After all, this app is for you guys.

So until next update, thanks for using Network Browser, and enjoy v2.0!