This Week in BlackBerry World: Rumminy



This week we would like to highlight a great rummy-style game. Rumminy can be played online by two players. It is based on the game rummy or ginrummy. If you like card games, this app is a must!

To get more information about this great app, we asked the developer, Rik Scheffer of Heris IT, a few questions.

“Rumminy, a Rummikub-like online multiplayer game”

Where did the idea come from?

Rumminy is based on the board game called Rummikub (also known as Rummy and by lots of other names). I wanted to be able to play this fun game online with my friends whenever I wanted. There was no Rummikub game in BlackBerry World, so I made it myself. I like this game so much because it has to do with patterns, numbers and strategies.

How long did it take to develop the app?

It took me about three full months of work to complete the first version of Rumminy. This version included the ‘basic gameplay’, ‘searching for players’ and ‘adding friends’. It took me another two months to develop the updates. These brought ‘chat with your opponents’, ‘hand sorting’ and more. In the next update, which will arrive soon, leaderboards will be included. Of course all previous games will count, so start playing now and once the leaderboards update is released you will already have a nice ranking.

Who are your ideal customers?

Everyone who likes to play a game. Especially those who like online multiplayer games.

Why should customers buy your app?

Rumminy is a free app. It is a nice game, in which you can play against every other Rumminy player in the world. You can play this game at any time you want.  Rumminy has the option to chat with your opponent, invite a random player for a match, sort your hand, adding friends and best of all making new friends. So enjoy this game!

If you were looking for an app like this, look no further and get it now.

Together with this app we are recommending a few other applications available on BlackBerry World:

(click an image below to get the app)

IPS: Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal

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Read Out! (TTS, Text to MP3): Your personal read out assistant

Missed the previous episodes? Check them out to discover more high-quality apps for your BlackBerry.

Know of other amazing apps? Let us know in the comments!


About BVE

Bryan Van Engelen has been with BlackBerry since 2010. He is part of the Developer Programs and Outreach team, focusing on customer and developer engagement and support. @bve21