Apple's Puzzler Game and Sample Code

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    Last week, Apple released a sample Web 2.0 game for the iPhone called Puzzler.
    We've installed it at http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/puzzler/

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    I just tried it.. it's pretty fun. Can't see it having last appeal for more than 5 minutes at a time though.
     
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    I used to play this on an old Motorola phone. Damn addictive!! :D
     
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    That's an example of "advanced usage"? Really?
     
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    So far my best is 4 left..

    Wish it was a little faster on edge

    Edit: best is now 1 left :)
     
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    Five. Red, Orange, Purple, Teal, and Green.

    I just got down to one. Not bad.
     
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    Spoiler alert!

    Nothing cool happens when you win. I'm totally disappointed.
     
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    I vote for random clicking in the bottom right until the problem is sufficiently reduced that you can discern the best click.

    Not every combination has a valid solution.

    I wish there was an undo.
     
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    Bah! I see only four colors, which I'd say were red, dark blue, light blue, and green. That means that what I think is red is red, what I think are dark and light blue are actually purple and teal (or teal and purple), and I think both the orange and green dots are green.

    So this game isn't for me! Although even without being able tell orange and green apart, I got it down to 3.

    But I'd still like to hear what people's strategies are.
     
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    The balls turned gray and then dissapeared erratically.. I know JavaScript is capable of much more.. :(
     
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    Nothing happens at all when you when, nothing.
     
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    To be fair, this isn't exactly meant to be the best of games...it is just for illustration purposes.
     
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    what do you mean?
     
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    web games. lol There were web games, I know, I know, there is no need to "illustrate", just release as much as they can, I bet they will be all the same type.

    For iPhone's hardware, its outrageous apple doesn't allow real game to be run at OS level. People, go ahead do some petitions. User's demand is the biggest motivation.
     
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    dosn't work for me for some reason, when i click on the balls they turn gray and just stay there.??
     
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    Click again. For some reason, it requires two clicks, not one, to remove an adjacent range.
     
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    is it just me or does that game screw anybody elses fonts up on their PC (I'm at work... not on my mac :'( ahhh) for a couple of minutes? It makes them looks kinda 8 bit.

    jTm
     
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    That's one of my favorite games on my HP iPaq hx4700. I have a more primative version of it on my Treo 700p.

    This web-based one seems to work the same way, but geez... wouldn't it make more sense for it to be a stand-alone app on the iPhone, so you don't need a good wireless connection to use it?
     
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    when i get down to the last few the blocks change colour :(

    addictive game though

    Edit: I can get down to 1 :(
    EDIT 2: OMG I won w000000000t :)
     
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    Fun game. Interesting to see Apple's method for the HTML code. Basically what others have said with the line:

    <meta name="viewport" content="width=320, user-scalable=no">

    Interesting to see that's the right way of doing it.
     
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    Black looks better

    I changed it into a black background for my niece's site... looks much better in black. BTW anyone else notice that it is a tad too big for the iPhone, the reset button is partially off the screen when the page loads.
     
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    I was just coming on here to whine about the same thing.

    Where are the real games?
     
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    I finally beat the game! ... or so I thought. By carefullly thinking ahead, I got it down to a single pair of green dots. :)

    But when I clicked them, they didn't turn gray. One must have been orange! :mad:
     

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