Worst Accelerometer Implemetation

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brandonzar, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. brandonzar macrumors regular

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    Please post any apps you find that implement the iPhone accelerometer in an annoying way, especially if it is used for a critical function and has no work around. I already bought two games that are annoying as hεll and I don't want to waist any more money.

    Here are my two:

    Super Monkey Ball: You have to have the iPhone laying almost flat to do the steering, and doing some movements takes the screen totally out of view. They should really have a way of letting the user select the neutral position.

    Quordy: You have to shake the iPhone to start the game, which wouldn't be too bad if it just required a light shake, but you really have to put your back into it to shake hard enough to start a game (I'm exaggerating a little). I get worried that the iPhone will slip out of my hard and fly across the room, and my wife gets really frustrated and shakes the thing so hard it looks like she is having a spasm and even then sometimes the game won't start.

    I would personally avoid these games until they fix them.
     
  2. LonelyStarSoft macrumors newbie

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    alternative to shaking in Quordy

    While a forthcoming release of Quordy will require less vigorous shaking to begin the game, the current 1.0.0 release does offer an alternative:

    You can slide your finger back and forth the screen a few times to produce the same result.

    I do appreciate everyone's feedback and acknowledge that this is a valid and common complaint about Quordy 1.0.0

    Steve LaVietes
    Lonely Star Software, Inc.
     
  3. brandonzar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool, thanks for the tip. Quordy is a great game, I look forward to the update.
     
  4. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    I read an article on line today at Macenstein.com about an app called "Steps" which is supposed to count your steps but according to the article it is often inaccurate. I haven't tried it out for myself yet but I might...just to see if it's really that bad
     
  5. maokh macrumors 6502

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