Meet Brandon Hendricks, one of our iOS developers! He is also knows as Bran711 on our platform and is the creator of two great games: Sssnake and Sneaky Mouse. He’s with us to talk about the latest Apple announcements, so keep reading and find out what he has to say!
Brandon: Hi there! Yes I have been developing iOS Apps for about 4 years now. I currently work as a CVO (Chief Visionary Officer) at Gold Hydrogen, a software design and development company that specializes in Mobile Applications and Websites.
C: What were your first impressions after having watched the keynote?
B: I’ve always watched Apple’s Keynotes and I was very impressed with this one. Many rumors had been talking about it, so it was refreshing to find out the truth. My Team and I are excited to begin working with the new iPhones and Apple Watch (coming in 2015)!
C: Higher screen resolution, better battery, bigger screen… do you think the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are finally different than the other iPhone generations? Why?
B: Well, each generation of iPhones are always different than the previous one. Externally the iPhone 6 and 6 plus have a nice modern design to them. Of course the most notable difference is the screen sizes. The iPhone 6 has over 1 million pixels! The IPhone 6 plus has over 2 million pixels! Literally a million worth of differences!
C: What do you think of the new graphics API, Metal, already introduced on last June’s WWDC and repurposed now? Will it impact the market and change the feeling of playing on a smartphone? Or do you think playing on the phone will never be as exciting as playing on a real games console? Tell us your opinion about the future of smartphone gaming!
B: The future of smartphone gaming is growing. Here at Gold Hydrogen we are paying attention to the shifting of gaming. The traditional gaming consoles (Xbox One and PlayStation 4) are great, but you can’t play with them on the subway, train, airplane, or any other place where the necessary space is not available. Smartphone Gaming goes wherever you are, without any problem. The games are also much cheaper!
C: Do you have the feeling the Apple Watch is going to open a new market for apps or you think is just a temporary trend? Do you see a real future in Apple Watch and plan working on applications?
B: We have already begun to receive calls from clients wanting us to create mobile apps for the Apple Watch. I don’t believe it is a temporary trend, I think it has a future. Our team at Gold Hydrogen and other developers will make wonderful apps for the device.
C: Now it’s time to get your apps compatible with iOS 8, are your products ready for it?
B: Yes, we are proud for having our apps ready. If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.
C: One last question: We’d love to know if you are working on any new projects, any cool stuff to be released soon on Chupamobile? We are really curious about it!
B: Yes we are always working and creating cool applications. We actually will be releasing a couple of new codes on Chupamobile such as….. You will have to wait and see!
C:Thanks a lot Brandon, it has been a real pleasure!