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The Decide-o-tron App
Robert KhooRegistered User, Administrator, ClubPA, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staffstaff
In short, we've been working on this app for about a year. The two-second pitch is that it's like Pandora for games (console/handheld/pc), but it also has a built in library functionality (which was sort of a necessity since the app needed to understand your gaming preferences).
The behind the curtain magic is done by EEDAR, which is pretty much a data analysis company that focuses on games. The methodology they use is pretty nutso, where they have tens of millions of data points to cross reference and over 10,000 games in the database... so doing some pretty heavy lifting on the backend by looking at what you already love or hate makes for a pretty useful app.
Some interesting things to note are:
1. It's free.
2. Yes, it's on the iOS right now, but we're looking to expand on that.
3. We're essentially monetizing on ads, but something that will NEVER be on sale is the recommendation. That data is pure.
4. It should be available to try out in the next few weeks, but we'll have beta builds available at PAX up by bandland if you're there.
5. We did all of the design and played a very heavy role in the production portion (90% done by Erika as an fyi), but all the technical development was done by an awesome studio called The Binary Mill out of Australia.