We like to give you a short overview about some tools we like and use frequently.

For our app development
To develop our apps and our upcoming software tools for app developers and publishers, we use a couple of development tools.

  • Gitlab – offers a wide set of functionalities and allows us to store and maintain our code. We intensively use the issue tracker for planning our development tasks and maintaining our product backlog.
  • Cocoon – is an Apache Cordova based cloud service which is used to build apps out of HTML5 code. This is how we create our app releases for the App Store and the PlayStore.
  • C9.io (now AWS Cloud9) – to develop collaborative we use this cloud based IDE and like its features.
  • TexturePacker (https://www.codeandweb.com/texturepacker) – we create our game’s spritesheets with this excellent tool. The spritesheets help to optimize memory usage in games.

Graphical Tools
For creating our artwork, we sometimes use just pen and paper and then a scanner. But if we are digital, we have some favorites.

  • Inkscape – most of our artwork is vector based. Our main and beloved tool for creating our graphics is Inkscape. A free and open source vector graphics editor.
  • XnView – is an easy and fast image viewer. We often use its batch tool features to transform, resize or convert multiple images automatically.

Communication
We are a distributed team and work most of the time remote. Therefore a good communication tool is a must.

  • Slack – is our main communication platform. We use it to share ideas, to keep decisions and to message.

Helper tools
For different tasks we often use some small web-based applications.

  • TinyPNG – compressing images and be aware of the quality.
  • Littera – creating text and font sheets for our apps. Upload your font and create image maps.
  • BeFunky Collage Maker – creating nice collages for our tweets and social media activities.
  • EZGIF.com – we create our animated GIFs with this little tool.

Marketing Channels
There are many options and channels to market your app ideas. We mostly use the following:

Feel free to follow us somewhere 😊 or give us your feedback about the tools you know and use!