Archive for February, 2010

Own This World: Video Review
February 27th, 2010 | Russ Fee

YYCApps Review: Own This World from Russ Fee on Vimeo.

Own This World
February 23rd, 2010 | Russ Fee

The World Chico, and Everything in It

Own this WorldAs Tony Montana can attest, the business of world ownership can get a little messy, a little dangerous and all kinds of illegal. Calgary developers Big Nerds in Disguise aim to let us all embrace our inner Scarface in a much more acceptable way with their app Own This World.

The world of geo-dependent online games (or GDOG) has been slowly growing over the past year and is set break through to the mainstream with apps such as Foursquare and Gowalla. Own This World looks to set itself apart from the pack, not by focusing on building social relationships, but by tearing those relationships to the ground, destroying the survivors and salting the earth so nothing can grow.

yycApps is Born
February 17th, 2010 | Connor Turner

Guess what Calgary, we’ve launched!

Yes, is now live. After an amazing three week turn-around, from concept to web site, we’re are now officially launched.

For those unfamiliar with the concept of the site, is essentially a one-stop shop for information on all the local iPhone Apps developed right here in Calgary. This site has been created to review, promote and foster a stronger iPhone development community. It is here to help leverage everyone’s civic pride and let regular Calgarians know what’s going on in the community. A vehicle for the common Calgarian to find out about the latest iPhone Apps and our successes. If you want to learn more about the site’s goals please check out the about yycApps page.

Wired Magazine’s Love For Own This World
February 16th, 2010 | Connor Turner

Here is some great news for one of the best apps to come out of the Calgary Market. Own This World, developed by the great guys from Big Nerds In Disguise are featured on’s Geek Dad.

Own This World is a geo-locational game similar to Foursquare and Gowalla, but with one big twist. Own This World lets you attack and conquer your neighbours. As a local product, it has garnished a pretty big following in Calgary and the surrounding areas. But hopefully, with this article, it’ll start really picking up steam south of the border.

If you’re wondering we’ll be reviewing and writing more about this app in the next couple of weeks.

The Broken Kings GooTube Channel
February 14th, 2010 | Connor Turner

For those in the Calgary development community, you will be somewhat familiar with the success of Castle Conflicts from Broken Kings. For those not familiar with Castle Conflicts, I’d suggest you go and download this exceptional game and come back later this month when we write up a bit of a review.

Anyways, I digress, what this post is about is Broken Kings’ new GooTube (YouTube) Channel.

If you’re a developer looking to breaking into game development or just curious about what it takes to develop iPhone graphics, you need to check out this series of clips. Each clip explaining various aspects of Castle Conflicts Development in 5 quick minutes.

So, If you want a very cool visual introduction into the world iPhone app development, check out 5 Minutes of Development: Castle Conflict Map

iCheer Rallies Nations For the Olympics
February 10th, 2010 | Connor Turner

It looks like one of Calgary’s own developers is garnishing a slew of local media buzz with the release of his elegantly simple ICheer App. A couple of weeks ago Terry Stasiuk, of Rocky Mountain Mobile, released this unassuming little appin anticipation of both the Vancouver Winter Olympics and the upcoming World Cup in South […]