Mach Dice 1 Year Anniversary!

So among all this recent Holograms excitement, I almost forgot: today is the one year anniversary of Mach Dice being on the iTunes Store! It’s been a great experience creating the app and getting it out there. But the most rewarding part of it is hearing from people that enjoy using it. I just got an email from Joe Carlson who authored and runs a game called Serial Pulp Adventures and it just made my day:

I just got back from Gen Con, (still trying to catch up on sleep), and wanted to let you know that at the RPG tables I ran and played at, I saw 3 separate people, not including myself, using MachDice. Every time it started a, “what’s that?” discussion, which then lead to a, “wow, that’s freakin’ awesome” comment.

People used my app at Gen Con! Woohoo! Not bad, little Mach Dice, not bad. Happy Birthday.

2 Responses to “Mach Dice 1 Year Anniversary!”

  1. Chimpunk Says:

    Nice app — I think your decision to focus on just rolling dice (instead of some RPG-specific features) helps keep things elegant. You should consider adding support for true random numbers (from, falling back to pseudo-random when offline) for additional geek appeal.

  2. Mach Says:

    Thanks! I’ve thought a bit more about the randomness and I’m leaning towards using arc4random() calls that are provided. It’s still just a pseudo-random number generator, but it’s supposed to be better. Using would be cool, but it would also use up the battery faster, so I’ll have to think about that some more…