We’ve made A TON of performance improvements in the latest version of DYM Games (1.6.4), specifically around starting up the app and logging in. These aren’t just changing paint colors and adding a turbo button, so I want to give you more detail about three of these changes:
1. Faster app startup time!
DYM Games is now smoking-fast! We rebuilt DYM Games from the ground up. Without getting into any of the nitty-gritty code details (and believe me – we can!), this is important because it means the new version will start-up (on average) 2.5x faster than before!
There is nothing worse than those painful seconds of time as you wait for an app to load in the middle of service! (Actually, I can think of several things that are worse… running out of pizza at a volunteer training, losing a student on a mission trip, lock-in’s… but I digress…) But, since double-clicking on DYM Games now takes a LOT less time, we can scratch that fear off the list!
2. Login instantly
Some of you have had trouble logging into the app when you need it most: right before of during youth group! Say goodbye to that problem!
Let me explain…
On Wednesdays, a bunch of procrastinating youth pastors (we’re not pointing any fingers!) hit the DYM site to purchase and download resources for “TONIGHT!” Sound familiar? We’ve all been there…
In the past, this has caused issues logging into DYM Games. But no more! Now, DYM Games checks your membership status on a completely different server. Beep, boop, boop, beep. (If this means nothing to you, don’t worry about it. Just know that from now on, logging in should be painless.) Your DYM Games app should login faster than a middle-schooler can make any situation awkward. Huzzah!
Want hard proof? Take a look at this!
3. Offline login
Finally, we noticed that even though our students have never lived without the internet, a lot of youth rooms still do! (Sorry, cheap shot.)
Now, as long as you’ve logged into DYM Games before (on that specific machine) AND your membership hasn’t expired yet, you can get in even without internet access!
You can check ahead of time by going to Account Info in the app… (Mac: DYM Games > Account Info | Windows: Help > Account Info) to see how many days you have left until you need to be on the internet to re-login.
We do have plans in the future to do some pretty cool things with DYM Games that will require internet access, so make sure that you get iaccess in your youth room!
You may be asking: How do I get these amazing updates?
To get the latest version of DYM Games, all you have to do is open up your current version. It should ask you to update automatically. If it doesn’t, you can go to https://dymgames.com to download the latest version.
You also might be asking: Wait, what is DYM Games?
Now, if you’re asking yourself “What is DYM Games”, then you should really spend the next minute-and-a-half watching this video… and then a few more minutes trying it out for FREE. You’ll thank me later!