English text:At 83, Decided to Develop an App I
Time can make a man grow old, but not every man becomes old. The best way to stay young is to keep learning new knowledge.
That's why I've been trying to develop a mobile App in the last two years. More accurately, I work with a group of mobile app developers to bring a history dating back at least second world wars into the digital era. Now that App has been made, I am pleased to see that modern technology has given the new life to the card game almost buried in the dust of history.
I mixed feelings about the game is quite deep, the magic card game with a 20th century's greatest leaders have inextricably linked, it in the history of the world in the chaos of the World War II revealed Tau Kok, I want for you with the telling of the story.
In May 10, 1940, Nazi tanks occupied Belgium. Hitler's military invasion of Western Europe to the world history has brought a series of consequences, one of which is to let a person named Winston
A lot of things like Churchill
There is no doubt that Churchill must have taught Andre a lot of things, but I am convinced that Churchill taught Andre to play a very challenging, single card game. The reason I know this thing, because in 1973 30 years ago, I once had a friendship with Andre. When US President Richard Nixon nominated me as the United States ambassador to NATO envoy, Andre at that time is a highly respected Belgian senior diplomats, permanent NATO headquarters in Brussels. At that time, Andre taught me the single card game he learned from Churchill.
Author with his wife Andre and Joyce photo
I still remember when Andre and I took a plane go on a business trip, he sat in front of me, the two of us in the middle of the upper row table full of dazzling small card. I asked him what he was playing, and he introduced me to the origin of what he calls the Churchill card, which has the most complicated rules and rules, making it the most difficult player in a single game. This Churchill card may be the most challenging, one of the most logical and strategic thinking of a single card game.
Maybe a lot of people have played different versions of a single card game, but Churchill is as hard as Churchill himself, that is, the harsh and complex. It is not a traditional 52 card, but two cards; it is not like a single card game that has 7 columns, it has 10 columns. Churchill cards are not simply to let you move cards simply to get each column in order from A to K, and it also includes an additional line of 6 cards, you have to put these cards in order of discharge.
Churchill card is not suitable for all people, it requires patience and perseverance, playing not only do you need to concentrate, still have a bit tricky. You have to learn to use the strategy, the necessary time to sacrifice. Even the most seasoned skilled game player, it is also possible for a simple operation all is lost. Constantly changing cards and can not bring victory, only the brain clear, strong willed players can find a way to win.
As my friend Andrei taught me to play cards and said that: "a person in life need with the most optimistic spirit to meet the worst situation. "As long as you play a few Churchill cards, you will understand the true meaning of this.
In the past forty years, I from time to time to sit in front of the wide table playing cards Churchill, I will visualize yourself is Churchill himself, try to play cards (but I didn't like him that while pumping cigar and drink Johnnie Walker red label) in his way. After a long trip to the world, or at the end of a busy day, I will find a quiet moment to clear my mind by playing a few Churchill cards. I found that playing this card helps to improve attention and to make thinking more sensitive. To be successful in Churchill's cards, you have to imagine all the possible situations and make the best of your judgment.
It was only in the last few years that I found out that only a dozen people in the world knew how to play Churchill cards. These depleted of most of the players is my disciple, for example, my wife, Joyce (she is now living in addition to me to play the best), my children, and my some colleagues and friends. Winston
After much deliberation, I decided to put the traditional card game moved into a App mobile phone. I wasn't very clear this app to do, I on my iPad and try some conventional versions of solitaire, but how Churchill cards into a like this app completely beyond my imagination. I'm not sure if the Churchill family is willing to let us play a game like this.
In February 2014, I gave Winston
Unexpectedly, the Churchill family is very supportive of my idea, Randolph said, this is an unexpected way to Winston
Since our cooperation was achieved, I began to build a framework for brand building. I spent countless hours in the Beta version of the test and release, and I also did some of what they called "UX" (user experience). I have been testing the game, offering a change of advice, and doing everything I can to make it more similar to the one that Churchill played in the past.
Experienced countless tests, modified version of the many, for the adjustment of those cards arranged toss and turn, we finally finished the this app. I am now officially involved in the field of App.
The reason why I am not familiar with the science and technology world is very simple, I really like this card game. I and his wife Joyce often compete with each other to play cards, to the other scores of records, she probably doesn't want me to tell others in the past few decades I have been leading to her. Recently we two people began to use the App to play cards, in the same board to see who can take the lead in the first to win. We all believe that Churchill's famous saying is the best guide to this card game.
Churchill card is a contradiction, it is both simple and complex, annoying, but very interesting. Now it was transformed into the app to keep up with the pace of the new era, this also is regarded Churchill the great man to give the world a gift. Starting this week, players from around the world will be able to download the game from Store App, it will continue to visit other platforms application store.
I can't say that this is the last App I've been involved in, after all, I'm only 83! But to be sure, if I were so confident, Mark
The article by TECH2IPO / Chen Zheng original compilation, first appeared in the original science and technology