• Play better – play smarter with Academy Professor!


    When I started getting more into Hero Academy and playing several games at once, I found it difficult to keep track of what was going on in each game (especially if some opponents were playing “Take All Week Academy”). I got bored watching the LA Kings destroy the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2012 NHL playoffs, and wrote “an app for that” in an afternoon. Sometimes being an iOS app developer comes in handy!  I used it myself for a little while, then decided to give it the finishing touches and put it out there for others to enjoy.


    Academy Professor landed on the App Store in June, the first iOS app of its kind. It’s still a side project for me, but I’ve managed to add a few nice features. The app is Universal and supports landscape, so it pairs well with Hero Academy on either iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Your data is synced over iCloud so that if you play HA on multiple devices, Academy Professor keeps up with you. Readouts on every item show you the chance that your opponent has one (or two, or three) of the item in hand, and you can keep extra notes on each game as well.


    What’s next for Academy Professor? Aside from little bells and whistles, the next big piece I would like to add is a “chessboard mode” where you can set up a game grid with units and test out moves. It would be similar to a damage calculator function, but visual and tactile. Who knows – someday it could include a mini AI that suggests your next move.

    Academy Professor is available now on the App Store worldwide and supports all 5 heroic teams. Play better – play smarter with Academy Professor!

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  1. Avatar of masterpiece2

    I have a question. I love this app, however, what do the percentages in the “mine” side relate to.ideally I’d like to see my odds of getting an item on the next pull, but I don’t believe this is it. Additionally, I understand that if I enter in each item as my opponent places it, the percentages are the odds they hold that item in their “hand”. However, this is not valuable information for “mine” since I already know what is in my hand… Please advise? Great app!

  2. Avatar of MigrantP

    Thanks! The percentages the “mine” side are calculated the same way as “theirs.” So if you enter in each item as it gets played, it shows you the odds something is in your hand — but that’s not super useful since you already know your hand.

    However, if you enter in each item on your own side as it enters your hand, then the percentages will reflect the odds of getting an item in your next draw. So e.g. when you start a new game, you mark off the 6 items in your hand immediately; and you don’t mark off items when you play them. Just when they are drawn.

    It’s a little different, but it can be “handy” information =)

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