On March 14 (Pi Day) the Hexa-Trex Puzzle App is coming out. Please take a look and download it. Let me know what you think!
Over the past several months my husband and I have been working on this project, to create the app. Changing the puzzle into an app was a no-brainer. The Hexa-Trex puzzle, if you haven't tried it yet, is all about choosing the right pathway through tiles to get a correct equation (try some here: http://www.nucleuslearning.com/products/hexatrex/puzzles). And what better way to figure out the pathway than to swipe your finger over tiles on your iPad. The moment I got myself an iPad, I imagined my Hexa-Trex puzzles in app format. I had the design clear in my head... but now I just had to transform my image from my mind into reality.
Although my husband loves to program, with full time jobs and four small boys at home, we decided that the best way to approach this creative process was to hire a team of programmers to code the app. We decided on all parts of the design, but the coding was done by the programmers from Romania. It was a very interesting process. All the communication between us and the programmers was through email. And with the time difference (we live in Calgary, so it's about 8h time difference), only one email per day was possible. But whatever we asked for, all the ideas we had, were pretty much reflected in the programming. The programmers did exactly what we wanted in a reasonable amount of time, given our slow responses, and the communication difficulties. Although the process took longer than expected, I am very happy with the final product.
So on Thursday, if you have a bit of spare time on your hands, download the Hexa-Trex Puzzle app and try out the puzzles. Then write me a little note, letting me know what you think.