Tools we use – our favorite applications
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!