App Of The Week: Dots
by Wil Benton
We haven’t been this addicted to a mobile game since Angry Birds launched.
Download: iOS App Store
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
As you play you earn “dots” which is the game’s currency for advanced powers. You can earn these by playing or via in-app-purchases, but both routes produce the same outcome. One of the principles the developer established from the start was to never take advantage of players — so you can always earn your way to powers if you don’t want to pay for them. You’ll never reach a point in the game where you have to shell out cash to keep playing or advance.
Wil Benton is a Mobile Account Manager at Jam, the social media and mobile agency.