Archive for January, 2016

January 28, 2016

Getting Started

Did you just download WallaBee? Confused about how to get started? Need help finishing your sets?

Look No further!

This game is all about collecting. That might mean finishing all of your sets, hoarding as many Buckets as you can, or saving your favorite number from destruction. At the end of the day, it’s up to you!

There are a few ways to get items for your collection. This section will tell you all about the basics.


Foraging is the simplest way to get items. You visit the Places tab within the app, choose a nearby “forageable” spot and tap the forage button. Each place has a range of several hundred meters, so you may need to move around in the real world to enable foraging at certain places (Still no places nearby? You can add new ones as long as they fall within WallaBee’s place guidelines).


You’ll be rewarded with either an item, Honeycombs (HC – WallaBee’s in-app currency) or nothing each time you forage. The items you can receive are determined by the type of place you’re foraging. Places are broken up into eight main categories (grouped by the color of the ring surrounding the place icon) and each item is assigned to one or more of those categories and can only be foraged at those locations.

Foraging at the same place multiple times is allowed, but beware that your odds of finding anything drop the more times you forage in a row. Locations are broken up into different colors, such as Yellow for Food, Red for Travel, and Black for Sports.


The store is always rotating with different items flying onto, and off, the shelf. There are five stores with specialized themes, which may help you find what you’re looking for. The Market is where players can sell their items, if you are willing to pay a higher HC cost to get your item NOW.


You may find that particular items are only accessible if you mix two items together. If you have items that go together, your “mix” light will appear in the top right-hand side of the app. Experimenting is key.

Saving Items

Once you have an item you want to add to your set collection, simply save it! To save any item to your set, simply select an item, tap the right-hand corner Share button, and select “Save to Set.” This is where you can display your collected items, and make sure that they stay safe.


As the in-app currency of WallaBee, Honeycombs (HC) are in high demand. You can purchase them, of course, but the game is designed to be playable without having to pay, so there are several ways to earn them:

  • Selling Items: (described above)
  • Forage: each time you forage you could receive HC.
  • Complete Sets: you’ll receive a small bonus each time you complete a set.
  • Win Contests: on occasion, staff or other players may host giveaways/competitions in the forums/social media.

Dropping/Picking Up Items

Players can drop items at any of the places in the game. The most common reason is to store items you don’t need right now, but might need later on (e.g., you don’t have both items of a mix). Beware, though, that dropped items are fair game to be picked up by any other player. The only way to protect dropped items is to lock it beforehand. To lock an item, select an item from your pouch, tap the “share” icon on the top right-hand side, and select lock. This will protect dropped items from being picked up by others.

To drop an item, tap on a “Forageable” place nearby and then the number of items at the top. Tap the “Drop an item” button and you’ll be able to choose an item from your pouch to drop. Conversely, to pick up an item, tap it in the list of items at a place. You can choose to simply pick it up or “swap” it with an item from your pouch, which trades the dropped item for yours.


Oftentimes you’ll find opportunities to trade with other players to obtain items that are beneficial to each of you. Trading items is simple; tap the Action button on the item you wish to trade, tap “Trade item,” choose the player you want to trade with and the item you wish to trade for. You can also choose to add or request HC alongside the item.

Terms like SD, DD, and TD refer to Single Digit, Double Digit, and Triple Digit.

It’s generally good etiquette to discuss trades through messages before sending a trade request out of the blue. The forums within WallaBee contain “The Trading Post” section that can help you connect with other players with whom you can trade.


So, what is Recycling? You might have seen this option when you tap on an item in your pouch and then tap on the action icon. The confirmation dialog is a bit scary, but really all it’s warning you of is that if you Recycle, that specific item won’t likely end up close to you. When you hit Recycle, the item is randomly placed somewhere in the world. Could be anywhere, but Sweden and Thailand are common end points. So, give it a shot! Try it first with a 5D (five digit numbered item) if you are nervous.

You can also find where your item went if you are curious. Visit the website I’ll be recycling Goldfish 10094. You can tap on the Sets button and scroll down to find the Pet Store Pals set, but the easiest way is to tap on the Orange magnifying glass icon and enter Goldfish. Tap on the Goldfish item, and then enter “10094” in the “Search for a Number” box, then tap the Find button. Tap the place icon to see more details, then tap the place icon again to see the map. You can pinch in to zoom out and we see that, sure enough, my item ended up in Bangkok (If you did everything right, you should have ended up here).

Have Other Questions?

WallaBee’s community is full of helpful people. You can ask general questions to our players in WallaBee Chat. To find a Staff Member or BeeKeeper (community moderator) tap Profile->Friends->Find Friends->Add WallaBee Staff or Add BeeKeepers.

For more information, check out ItemBrowser or Skip’s List.

A collaborative effort by: Chrisirmo, SkipOkane, Mizak, RCR, and others.

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January 14, 2016

Linode, KickStarter, Duplicates… Oh, my.

Hello everyone!

We have a quick update for you all!


Due to their continued connection issues, we have begun looking to take our business elsewhere. With this being said, we will be moving everything to a new service provider, who should take way better care of us.

This migration will be happening on Tuesday, January 19th. While this is taking place, you may experience sporadic moments of downtime. Our goal is for 0% downtime, but we understand that sometimes things happen. We are hoping for a quick and speedy transition to the new host and really do appreciate your patience as we deal with all the frustrating things behind the scenes.

KickStarter Card/Pouch Space

We will be distributing the Unique Card within the next 24 hours, in the order you pledged. It doesn’t matter whether you pledged $5 or $1,000, the first person that hit the pledge button will get #1 and so on. We have the original records of the order, so don’t worry if your pledge moved with the addition of the Stretch Goals. Pouch space will also be added during the next few days.

Duplicate Items

We are almost there! I have been working on this for a while now, and I’m pleased to announce that we have under 125 left! The whole situation is terrible, and I apologize for any anxiety this has caused, but I have been working with everyone personally to make sure it goes as smooth as it can.

Skip and Maroo have helped me keep the spreadsheet up to date (thank you!). SpreadSheet Any and all help is greatly appreciated. If you have any of these items, please send me a PM or email:

Again, you guys are all awesome, and we are so close to the end of this painful race.

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January 7, 2016

KickStarter Emails!

KickStarter Surveys!

Kickstarter surveys have been sent to 80% of those who pledged. The final remaining group received a Kickstarter message concerning the hat they are expecting. Everything is finally moving ahead! *insert kermit gif*

Please fill out your survey ASAP so we can fill the orders. We will pass out the Kickstarter unique in the order of your pledge. Distribution will begin next week. For those who pledged $10 or more your +10 pouch size will also occur next week.

For those who added additional funds to your pledge level, in order to add a shirt, hat, etc. to your order, please forward your KickStarter email to and include the details of what else you ordered. Since KickStarter only recognizes the level you pledge for, we want to make sure you get what you paid for. We will work with you through email to make sure that happens..

Remember, anyone who pledged more than $5 will receive the in game unique card. Anyone $10 or more receives the card and +10 pouch space.

Did you miss the KickStarter deadline?

Don’t worry! If you want to obtain the unique or one of the other items, stay tuned! Once we have everything passed out for the original pledges, we will set up a way for you to show your support.

Thanks again to everyone for your patience!

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January 6, 2016

There Can Only Bee One

Hey everyone, today we want to bring up the issue of duplicate items.

Duplicate Items

Before you start blaming us for them, duplicates have been around since The Final Frontier. For example, look at UFO 283. One was mixed to make Alien 101 and the other is saved to bawlingchicken’s set.

Now that I have your attention, we really want to purge the game of these copy-cats once-and-for-all. How do we do that? With your help.

The Problem

As long as duplicates are alive, the game thinks that they are okay to generate. Remember when players were getting #0? Same concept.

I personally tried obtaining duplicates during newer item releases, but found myself running out of lower items to trade away. Once I obtained them, I would delete them from the database, but it left a null in the game. As you can imagine, this was not something we want, as it can cause your app to crash.

The Solution

I am pleased to present a new Unique item to the game: “There Can Only Bee One.”

This item will be used to replace duplicates in two ways:

  • If it was used in a mix (ie. Alien 101).
  • To help compensate you when we ask for it.

How will the numbers be distributed?

I will be working on a spreadsheet, starting tomorrow, from the oldest duplicate to the most recent. For now, the #1 will be held to the side, for a later date. If you want to beat some of the lower numbers to the chopping block, and have a duplicate within your set/pouch/stash/etc… Please Email me. I will be checking email before starting this purge, so this gives you about 15 hours to help us find the duplicates.

Obviously, there will be a few other questions about this, so please do not hesitate to ask.

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January 5, 2016

WallaBee Tools

Hello again, we want to talk with you today about paid vs. free WallaBee tools.

Third-Party Developers

Back in October, we made an announcement that we wanted to be in contact with API developers, but didn’t go into much detail. Here is a quick sneak-peak at some hard decisions that need to happen.

Paid vs. Free Tools

We have many users in our community that benefit the gameplay of our app with tools that they create. These are available in the App Store, as well as through your web browser. Many of these tools are free to use, but some require one-time fees, whether it is to purchase the app or unlock features within. As we move forward with the growth of the game, we have requested that API developers who charge for their tools to contact us. Some of these developers have decided to not continue working with us as we grow. In our efforts to be more transparent with you, we feel it is important to let you know that there is a chance that some paid apps will become unusable by January 15th.

Free apps/websites will continue to remain up and operational for the foreseeable future.

We thank you for your continued support as we advance on developing the game and community.

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January 4, 2016

2016 Announcement

Hey Everyone,

Where do we begin?

We are so sorry for all of the downtimes over the past 2 weeks. Our current server provider (Linode) was getting DDoS attacks over the holiday season, and as a result, all of our user interface and backend was down. We also apologize for the immediate lack of communication on the downtimes during the holiday week. This community is the most important aspect of the game, and we left you without knowing what was fully going on. One of our New Year?s Resolutions is to make sure that doesn?t happen in the future.

Double Honeycombs & Locks

This sale has now ended.

Better Communication/BK Hunt Update

As we strive for better communication with you, we appreciate the amount of patience you have already presented us. As we begin to grow the community closer together, this communication will be evermore necessary. With that being said, we will begin looking at the BK applications over the coming weeks, as the application process closed Jan 1st. We request patience as the submittals are reviewed. There is no timeframe for announcements of who made it, but you can be sure that once we make our decision, you all will know.


We are beginning this first week of 2016 focusing on getting the rest of the emails out to those of you who contributed toward our KickStarter campaign. We really do appreciate your patience. Hang on tight! They?re coming!

Push Notifications

Scott is currently looking into it. There was a switch over, as the previous host of WB?s push notifications is shutting down. We will have updates for you as we get them.

New Items?

Please comment below with your response. Do you want a new item to wait until Linode is back to 100%? New item now? We want to hear from you.

New Set

The final thing for this update is a sneak-peek at our next set, which will be coming soon:

No, the set is not called Throwback Thursday. As we continue to be community-minded, we want to highlight some of WallaBee’s Legacy.

Thank you all for your support. We Love you guys!

Any additional questions, comments, concerns? Email:

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