Some parts of the simulator where really tricky to implement, like the dive computer algorithm, but the most difficult part was ignoring that voice on my head saying “why don’t you just quit”. That was the most difficult part. When nothing seems to be working, that voice was too loud!
We noticed that there are two versions of the app in the play store. One is free, and the other is paid. What is the difference between them?
Yes, the paid version does not contain ads, no in app purchases, and no locked items. Since you buy it you will not spent a single cent extra while using it. The free version contains video ads, where you have to watch one video for every dive. I wanted the app to be clear of banners because they abstract you from getting the full experience so single video ads was the best I could do to deliver a free version. Also in free version you start with a 10 lt tank, and the more you dive you eventually unlock all the backgas and deco tanks. The only thing you buy in the free version enabling the Nitrox and surface air consumption rate option for the backgas tanks, at the price of 1.4 euros. All the rest content of the free version is the exact same with the paid version.
How long did it take to develop it?
Since I had all the necessary data, it took about 1 year of full development, and since then is almost a year of constantly updating, improving, and implementing new features.
What is next?
At this moment is available only for android devices. The next step is to port it also in iOS devices.