Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hit Gauge iPhone Application Sneak Peak

I am a computer scientist by trade and I wanted to get back into computer programming, and application design as a hobby. This lead me to ponder what application would I want to make. This lead me to my other hobby: Warmachine/Hordes.

I decided a application that would assist a player in deciding whether he should boost a hit or not, and provide feedback on the odds of hitting under certain circumstances, lead me to create Hit Gauge.

Hit Gauge is designed with the Warmachine/Hordes player in mind. It is designed to be informative at a glance, and to be manipulated quickly and easily. 

As you can see in the screenshot above, the user interface is VERY simple. The player only needs to pick his desired AT and DEF values, and instantly he is provided with a tremendous amount of information easily presented to provide maximum efficiency when gaming. 

As well, the player can instantly toggle in game states to allow quick decision making. These in game state toggles are easily accessed through a toolbar across the bottom of the screen.

Application development is coming along briskly, and I will post more as the application nears completion. 

The application will sell in the App Store for $0.99. 

Feedback is always openly welcome. This application is made by a player for players.

Edit: Changed the App Icon. Note: The displayed App Icon may change in the final product. 


  1. Looks super sexy! I m still looking for some suitable pic to snap in case you need them.

  2. Looks pretty cool. I'll buy it when it hits the store and do a review on it.

  3. Christ on a bike, that's good. I must resist getting an iPhone just to use this app... in a tourney, that'd be really nerdy, I guess.

  4. Will there be an iPad version? I'm looking forward to it.

  5. What happened to the skin of the app button? Looks like it lost some layers?

  6. Ironmonger,
    The App Icon has to scale to a very small proportions to fit on a iPhone screen. For an iPhone 4 the icon is 114px X 114px. The iPhone 3G/S has 57px X 57px icon.

    This is a VERY small amount of space to have a lot of detail, therefore the App Icon has been stripped down through multiple iterations.

  7. Where is the Android version?!?!? GOD!

  8. @natecook42 We android users are spoiled already by an app called HitChance. :)