Hit It! – a fast-paced Android game

Hit It! is a game for the Android platform that is all about speed and quick fingers. You have to touch and move as fast as you can to see if you can beat all levels. The player’s task is to simply touch each appearing circle as fast as possible. The faster they are the more points they get. Players might improve their dexterity by trying to be the fastest guy in the high score.

This game is part of our research about the touch performance on mobile devices and also part of my work as a PhD student. While users play the game we measure where they hit the screen and how fast they are. By combining this information with the position and size of the circles we can estimate how easy each screen position is to touch. Based on this data we are hopefully able to predict user’s performance with different button sizes and positions. We plan to derive an according model and this model could possibly be used to improve the user interface of current smartphones.

We hope that we can collect data from thousands of players. That would enable us to derive information that is valid not only for a small number of people but for every user. We are, however, not interested in you contact list, browsing history, or phone number. Okay – if you are good looking I might be interested in your phone number but I don’t want to collect such data automatically ;). In general we don’t want or need data that enables identifying individuals. Thus, we do not collect those things or other personal information.

Hit It! is available for Android 1.6 and above. You can have a look at users’ comments and the game’s description on AppBrain or install it directly on your Android phone from the Market.

56 thoughts on “Hit It! – a fast-paced Android game

  1. bree

    My son and I both love this game for improving our reflexes and hand-eye coordination. It’s really fun and well-designed! It’s great to find out that it serves a greater purpose! Best of luck to you!

  2. Justin Conway

    my name is Justin Conway I’ve been playing hit it for 3 years now ..I cannot get past fire level 4. I have a great hand eye coordination..it seems impossibleto get past fire level 4 … my hi score is 89000 something..! please tell me how to get past it 3 years Plus failing on that level is nerve wreckingespecially when I see highest scores of 288000? what the f

  3. PG

    I’ve been using your type 2 app, it’s helping against my recovery. I am going a year with a stroke. I was able to text with my hands. thank you

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