Riptide Team Meeting March 19: Brian Robbins
Every two weeks we have a company meeting to update the team on all things Riptide Games. At the end of each meeting we select one person to present something they’ve found interesting or worthwhile to share with the group.
This week’s presentation was from Brian Robbins, our President. This is what he shared with the team, along with a short explanation:
As with most iOS developers, we find ourselves pushing against the Over the air download limit imposed by Apple pretty often. This free software will optimize PNGs much better than Xcode's default setting, which should make a big difference in making sure everyone can download our games anywhere.
It's only been around for 6 weeks, and the creators of it (OMGPop) were bought by Zynga for $210 Million today. Highly recommended for some pictionary like fun.
This year there will be two big solar events. The first is a Solar Eclipse on May 20. This annular eclipse will be visible from large parts of the US, including Denver. While it will only be a partial eclipse here in Denver it will still be a sight to see. http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2012.html#SE2012May20A
Just a couple weeks later Venus will transit the Sun (pass between the Earth and the Sun): http://www.transitofvenus.org/ This is the second time in 8 years that this will happen, and the next time won't be until 2117!
A week ago I bought some solar viewing glasses, so we'll all get the chance to watch these rare sights.