While browsing through google play, this android app got my attention. Having discarded my android phone, I asked my friend N to download the app on his mobile.
Liked the game and then we two went for a walk to stretch our legs and give our eyes break from the computer screen.
It is in this walk that we challenged each other if we can create this simple game in our programming language of choice.
We figured by an hour we can complete the game. I wanted to do it in java but didn’t have the sdk installed on my system, so decided to use my old pal vba. Launched excel and began with my phone timer set to shout in an hour.
By stretching 5 mins more to an hour, I had the basic functionality ready in excel.
Then it took, another one hour to get this game little more polished. Though far from complete.
What I learnt from the exercise?
The application.ontime function in excel 2007 is broken. Was not able to stop it. So had to introduce a new Boolean variable to stop the play.
Not bad for a total of 2+ hours of effort and it refreshed my dormant vba skills!!