Why puzzles?

It is interesting – even puzzling (!) to ponder the appeal of puzzles. Puzzles are popular among many ages and cultures, though not all people like them, and different people get enjoyment from different puzzles types. Older people are often keen puzzlers, especially now that their time puzzling is legitimised as “brain training”. Children . . . → Read More: Why puzzles?

Creating the Help Video on Youtube

An instructional video needs to be short, clear and easy to understand. This sounds obvious, but can be difficult to achieve. The Youtube video that the iPhone app links to was made by me (DrRogo), using all that my son, William, has taught me. You may be interested to see our previous efforts under . . . → Read More: YouTube video

The Invention Process: From idea to game app

Mother’s wisdom

My mother has often said “Nothing you ever learn is wasted”. Though I have my doubts about my disco dancing lessons in 1976, in general I have found this to be true. Certainly in the case of the development of Rogo, many things previously learned have proved invaluable.

Innovation

In an article . . . → Read More: Invention Process

People behind Rogo – Part 1

Even for a small project like Rogo, there are many people involved. There are the inventors, the programmer, graphics, music, translations, testing, accounting, video and website to think of.

A comprehensive and dynamic list of people who have contributed will be on the Credits Page. Here we introduce some of them.

Bruce Webster, . . . → Read More: People

Teaching Tips for Rogo puzzle in mathematics classes

Rogo puzzles appeal to a wide range of ages. Here are some great ideas on how to use Rogo in the classroom. No doubt imaginative teachers will think up many more. You will need to be conversant with Rogo puzzles before some of the following ideas will resonate. If you would like to share . . . → Read More: Teaching Tips

Rogo puzzle loves AppAnnie

It is nearly a month now since our little Rogo puzzle app was launched into the big wide world, and like all good parents we have watched her progress closely. Each sale is precious to us, and every drop in rank a cause for concern. Our greatest ally in this parenting adventure has been . . . → Read More: We love AppAnnie

Rogo Puzzle and Operations Research

This is the first blog entry to talk about where Rogo comes from. It has two origins – Rogaining, and Operations Research. Last week I talked about Rogaining, so today it will be Operations Research.

Dr Rogo discovers Operations Research

First, a little personal history. I loved mathematics at school and liked problem solving . . . → Read More: Rogo and O.R.

Week 2 – The Ride Continues

Is it really only two weeks since Rogo hit the app store? There have been so many highs and lows in the time that it seems like much longer. It is still difficult to concentrate on much else. There was an article about the game in the Sunday Star times, and one in the . . . → Read More: Week 2 – The Ride Continues

First week roller-coaster ride

Friday 10 December 2010 It’s a week today that we got word that our App, Rogo was approved for sale in the app store. And what a week it has been. After the initial excitement, we started  by emailing all our friends to let them know the happy news, and encourage them to buy . . . → Read More: First week roller-coaster ride

A Great Review from 148 Apps

Rogo is a fun new puzzle experience that will surely be a hit with both math nuts and those who just genuinely enjoy trying new genres. The sheer number of levels and depth of challenge will keep you busy for quite a while, and we fully expect to see more stages added down the . . . → Read More: A Great Review from 148 Apps