Daily iPhone App Digest – 08/24/10

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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

AmpKit+

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Meridian, Mississippi – Peavey (R) Electronics and Agile Partners today announced that the AmpKit and AmpKit+ Apps are available now on the App Store. The apps are the ultimate iPhone amp and effects studios with extensive recording and re-amping capabilities. AmpKit and AmpKit+, together with AmpKit LiNK, a high fidelity electric guitar interface for iPad, iPhone and second- and third-generation iPod touch, provide guitar and bass players with a powerful and convenient way to jam with high quality tones anytime and anywhere.

The AmpKit Apps are available in two versions:
AmpKit is a free app that includes the Peavey ValveKing amp with clean and very-high gain lead channels, two ValveKing cabinets (4×12 and 1×12), two pedals (Noise Gate, Elevenizer), two mics (Workhorse 57 dynamic mic, Germann 87 condenser mic), and a built-in Noise & Feedback Filter.

AmpKit+ is a paid app that includes three additional amps, four more cabinets and eight additional pedals, at less than half their individual prices. The additional amps include the Peavey 3120 amp with clean, rhythm, and ultra-high-gain lead channels and matching 4×12 cabinet, the Colonel Vintage amp paired with matching 4×10 and 1×12 cabinets, and the Vintage Brit amp with matching 2×12 cabinet. The additional pedals include 10-band EQ, distortion, fuzz, compressor, chorus, phaser, flanger, and reverb effects.

With both apps, AmpKit’s convenient Gear Store enables simple In-App Purchasing of additional amps, pedals, and mics, up to a total of 12 amps with 20 distinct amp channels, 13 cabinets, 16 pedals, and 8 microphones.

AmpKit’s amp, cabinet, and pedal simulations are modeled based on real-world equipment, and reviewers report that tone quality is the best available on the iOS platform. Because the AmpKit LiNK guitar interface includes special features to reduce feedback when listening through headphones, AmpKit can realistically simulate high-gain amps such as the Peavey ValveKing and 6505 .

AmpKit includes extensive recording capabilities, and creates both "dry" (guitar signal before effects are applied) and "wet" (guitar signal with effects applied) recordings. This enables another key AmpKit feature: re-amping, where you can take a recording and re-record it using a completely different amp and pedal setup. Once you’ve made a recording, you can upload it to your computer, email it to a friend, or post it directly to SoundCloud.

AmpKit has been highly optimized for the iOS platform. It operates on any iPhone, including the very first 2G model, as well as both second- and third-generation iPod touch devices. AmpKit can support a dozen or more simultaneous pedals, depending on configuration. Latency is extremely low. AmpKit likewise leverages key iOS 4 and iPhone 4 capabilities, with gear images optimized for the beautiful Retina Display and support for Fast App Switching.

AmpKit’s user experience is just what you would expect from the makers of GuitarToolkit and TabToolkit: elegant, intuitive and responsive. AmpKit includes over 60 predefined amp/pedal setups, and users can create and save an unlimited number of their own setups. AmpKit includes the same high-precision tuner and metronome technology used in GuitarToolkit, and both are visible right from the setup screen, with no need to switch screens. AmpKit provides a friendly web interface for uploading backing tracks to play along with, uploading dry guitar audio for re-amping, and downloading recordings.

AmpKit LiNK:
AmpKit LiNK is a high fidelity interface for plugging an electric guitar, bass or other instrument directly into the headphone jack of an iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It is the ideal companion to AmpKit: because of special crosstalk reduction circuitry that is applied when using headphones, AmpKit LiNK makes it possible for AmpKit to reproduce the high-gain tone of amplifiers such as the Peavey 6505 without excessive feedback. AmpKit LiNK specs:

* Connects to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad via 1/8-inch cable, automatically detected by iOS when plugged in 1/4-inch mono input jack for electric guitar, bass, and line level signal sources, preserves full signal fidelity

* 1/8-inch stereo output jack for connecting headphones, powered speaker, or PA system – works with most recording, processing and tuning apps, including GuitarToolkit

* Compatible with all iPhone models, both second- and third-generation iPod touch devices and iPad

About Agile Partners
Agile Partners Technologies, LLC is a leading developer of applications for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Agile Partners’ applications include the highly acclaimed GuitarToolkit and 2010 Apple Design Award winner TabToolkit. Founded in 2002, Agile Partners has locations in New York and Chicago.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 39.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
AmpKit and AmpKit+ (v1.0) are available for free and $19.99 (USD), respectively and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. AmpKit LiNK is available for $39.99 (USD) from Peavey retailers and distributors worldwide. A list of current AmpKit link retailers is available. AmpKit is the latest guitar app from Agile Partners, the developers of the highly acclaimed GuitarToolkit and the 2010 Apple Design Award winner, TabToolkit. For more information, visit Peavey online.

Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ampkit/id364011231?mt=8

appbz

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Greifswald, Germany – rapidrabbit today is proud to announce the release of version 1.2 of their AppStore meta-app "appbzr" (pronounced app bazaar). The new version includes many user requested features like faster browsing, more push settings, high resolution icons for retina displays and many more adjustments behind the scenes that improve the stability and speed of the app.

Every day hundreds of apps arrive at the AppStore, their price drops or they receive a feature that makes them very popular. It’s increasingly difficult to keep track of these apps. As a result users have to read many blogs or they stop downloading apps at all. "appbzr" has, since its release, helped to solve this problem.

"appbzr" has been developed specifically for app enthusiasts and everyone who would like to become one. It will help to organize, discover and share apps and therefore is the ultimate tool for all app lovers. The fast and accessible interface makes browsing through apps fun again. Every feature can be reached with a single tap: price drops, new apps, hot apps, Top100, updated apps and lists. Even a search function has been integrated, that is directly tied to the iTunes Store.

"appbzr" does not limit the user to see generated lists, they also can compose their own lists and share them with their friends. To get them started, three standard lists are provided. Sharing of lists is easy – with a single tap the list can be send via mail to a friend or can be shared on facebook. Sharing individual apps works the same way.

Push messages play a big role, too. Every day the user will get an "appbzr reminder", that tells him how many new price drops, hot and new apps have been found. If an user sets an app on his wish list, he will receive an individual push message when the price for that app drops -a feature that is especially popular with "appbzr" users.

Here is a short overview about the app:
* Price drops, hot, updated and new apps only a tap away
* The Top100 of the biggest AppStore countries easily accessible
* Users can compose and share their own app lists
* Individual push messages for price drops
* Push messages inform the user about what’s going on at the AppStore
* Integrated search function
* great user interface that leaves room for features to come

Supported Languages:
* US English, German, Italian and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 1.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
appbzr 1.2 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

Download From iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=347830285&mt=8

Faceplay 1.0

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Baltimore, Maryland – Kilby Designs, LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Faceplay 1.0, their first self portrait photography app exclusively for iPhone 4 devices. Faceplay allows users to add countless combinations of hand drawn props to the iPhone 4’s front facing camera. Create and share comedic self-portrait photographs. Three different zones layer over the camera and allow users to add props such as hats, glasses and beards. With all the props hand drawn by artist Belinda Chance, Faceplay has a unique look that you simply won’t find anywhere else in the app store.

"We have always supported artists that attempt to combine artistic tradition with new technology." said Terry Kilby, founder of Kilby Designs. "Belinda knew exactly how these props needed to look and mesh with the users photo, and I think we delivered just the right balance of functionality and simplicity."

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone 4
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 2.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Faceplay 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category. If you would like further information on Faceplay or Kilby Designs, or you would like to schedule an interview, please contact Terry Kilby, Founder, Kilby Designs.

Kilby Designs: http://www.kilbydesigns.com
Faceplay 1.0: http://www.kilbydesigns.com/faceplay/
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/faceplay/id382540659?mt=8

taskList 1.01

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okyo, Japan – Available now, taskList 1.01 fills the void between too-basic, fixed to-do list apps, and pricy, complicated task managers. Offering a simple, open-ended system of Tasks, Memos, Groups and Tags – taskList can initiate first-time users new to task management, as well as satisfy more experienced users looking for an efficient and adept to-do list.

What makes taskList different in the ever saturated to-do list market?:
* Truly easy-to-use, yet doesn’t sacrifice capability
* Doesn’t force users into managing their to-do’s with an overly-specific system
* Clean, Apple-inspired interface; professional UX designer
* Getting Things Done (GTD) capable, but does not force its use
* Live tag search
* Easy grouping of tasks in a collapsable list
* Very affordable ($1.99 in the US store)

taskList starts out as a basic list. Tasks can be added, then dragged to re-arrange their order. Each task can have a one-touch-dial phone number, notes, contact or due-date. Swipe a task, and a "complete" button is revealed. When completed, it moves to a running list of all completed tasks by day. When the task list gets longer, items can be grouped for easier management. Groups can be shown open or closed on the main list, and also selected to provide singular focus.

There can be an easy access system of user-created "live" tags at the top of a list – when tapped, tasks without those tags are instantly filtered out. All elements are customizable – no fixed group or tag names, except for a special calendar tag that shows all dated tasks in the order they are due. Using these capabilities, a user can choose to maintain a simple ordered list with priorities, up to using a full fledged GTD system with an inbox, projects, contexts, or more.

The product page has a high-quality 2-minute introduction video. This shows many of the features in an engaging full-motion demonstration. The app is available now, internationally, via the App Store, in English, as well as Japanese. It includes iPhone 4 optimized graphics, as well as iOS 4 support for fast-app switching. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tasklist-a-nice-to-do-manager/id373979591?mt=8

PhotoNest

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La Jolla, California – PhotoNest The Twitter Photo Viewer was released in November of 2009 to simplify and streamline the way photos are shared on Twitter. Today, MindTapp is introducing PhotoNest Free 2.1, supported by iAds. "We want to get this product in the hands of as many people as possible so that people can see what a cool photo sharing tool Twitter can be" says Shelby Meinzer of MindTapp. The app is scaled down from the premium version but don’t fret, they will still be adding plenty more features in the future!

"We simply wanted to create the best experience for viewing and sharing photos on Twitter" says co-founder Shelby Meinzer. Twitter is an amazing real time text based communication tool that is changing how people communicate and spread information. Another great use for Twitter is to share photos with your friends and followers.

In addition to allowing the user to view the photos that your friends have posted you can also upload photos along with a message. "We wanted create a great way for people to share photos when they are on the go and make that process as simple and as beautiful as possible." Says co-founder Dan Martin. With cell phones now becoming a very popular way to capture moments, more and more people are looking for ways to share those with friends. MindTapp is dedicated to making PhotoNest the most elegant solution for this.

PhotoNest can be used in many ways by many different people. For example if you have a group of friends for family that want to be able to share what they see, they can create a Twitter account, follow all the people in that group, then sign in on PhotoNest and start sharing. The photo is uploaded to TweetPhoto and the message along with a link to the photo will be posted to that users Twitter profile. The photo will also appear at the top of your photo stream in the view tab in PhotoNest. This is also a great solution for business owners to promote their business or service. For example a restaurant owner could use PhotoNest to snap photos of their daily specials and send out that information to all their Twitter followers. Or a real estate agent could use it to send out photos of their new properties.

MindTapp was founded by Shelby Meinzer and Dan Martin, neither of who are software developers. Dan said, "We want to create a company that looks at apps from the point of view of the end user, we feel that this approach creates a product that people understand and really love to use". MindTapp worked with Steve Moon and Ryan Moulton at Clever Coding in Springville, UT for the development of PhotoNest. This is the second application that Shelby has worked with Clever Coding on. "It’s a great relationship we have, I can completely focus my time on the design and user experience and then hand that off the the team at Clever Coding and they bring the idea to life."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 9.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
PhotoNest Free 2.1 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. MindTapp will be constantly looking for new ways to improve your photo viewing experience so get it today and enjoy many updates in the future!

Download From iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photonest-free-the-twitter/id385643651?mt=8

Fitness FREE

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San Jose, California – Viaden Mobile is proud to present a line of free fitness applications for iPhone/iPod touch. Keeping fit has become as get-at-able as never before. Original technologies used in the apps make them an unmatched option both for pros and beginners.

The company specializes in fitness products and regards efficient health care as a fundamental principle of its work. Now you can easily organize your fitness routine with the help of Yoga FREE, Fitness FREE and Pedometer FREE. Placing great emphasis on an individual approach, Viaden Mobile makes sure that the apps would satisfy even the most demanding users.

The products possess all the essential functions and ensure efficient arrangement and monitoring of fitness-related activities. All the apps are developed by professionals and marked by excellent design, high-quality performance, vast content and user-friendly interface.

Fitness FREE boasts an extensive database of exercises with detailed text and visual instructions. With 2 modes of program selection and 3 ready-made workouts, finding a perfect fitness routine is a piece of cake. A special feature allows you to log your achievements and view the log whenever you need it.

Yoga FREE is another free app from this line. It also has rich content with video and voice guidance. All poses are conveniently grouped according to the level and type. The app allows you to make up and customize your own programs or opt for a ready-made one. In addition, you can find there special tunes for efficient sessions or listen to your own tracks.

Pedometer FREE is a smart app for iPhone that will work as you walk, run, jog or do your treadmill. It will count your steps, distance, workout time, calories burned, speed and pace. Thanks to a special algorithm based on the technologies used in hardware pedometers you can enjoy correct measurement of the 6 parameters wherever you are. The app is fully supported by iOS4, though due to the system’s multitasking limitations it does not run in the backround regime.

"We introduced this line of free apps as we would like to share our achievements with as many people as possible. Our company firmly believes that our apps would help more people lead a healthy lifestyle and exercise control over the quality of their fitness routine quite easily," says Yuri Gurski, Viaden Mobile CEO.

Viaden Mobile: http://mobile.viaden.com/
All-in Fitness Free: http://mobile.viaden.com/iphone-sports-fitness.html
All-in Yoga Free: http://mobile.viaden.com/yoga-for-iphone.html
All-in Pedometer Free: http://mobile.viaden.com/iphone-fitness-pedometer.html

HiBye 1.4

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Jerusalem, Israel – Announcing that Shannoga, the developer of HiBye, has just released the latest update for iPhone and iPod touch users. HiBye 1.4 is a contact manager like no other app in the app store because it uses the device’s native contact list instead of creating the headache of a second phone book for users to have to search through. The main benefit of this app is the timer feature for temporary contacts. This allows contacts to be archived or completely deleted after a period of time determined by the user. New contacts are added directly to the list via a "Dummy" feature that is unique to this app.

To quickly add a new contact without opening the app, users simply edit the "Dummy" contact that is unique to HiBye. Here they can also set their preferences for the timer, the timeout alert and other settings. When they’re finished, the new contact will appear in their existing list of contacts. When the timer runs down, the user will get an alert and, depending on the settings they chose, HiBye will automatically archive or delete the contact from the list. Archived contacts are saved within the app so they can be easily retrieved if needed, and are viewable on a single list.

HiBye 1.4 features include:
* Apply a timer amount to your temporary contacts
* Edit the timer and categories at any time
* Get an alert when a contact is about to expire, to reset the timer or delete the contact
* See all your timed out contacts in one list; no more searching for individual contacts throughout your regular contact list
* Archive unused contacts, and retrieve them again later with one click
* Preset a default timer that will apply to each new individual contact that is added
* Create a note that will assist you in remembering that contact later on
* All contacts are saved in the iPhone address book, and are all synchronized and backed up into all other devices
* Add up to 8 categories to help organize your contacts
* Categorize all your contacts by group, location or category
* Add contacts from other devices such as computer, mobile me, Google contacts, or any other contact source that is synched with your iPhone
* Use "HiBye Dummy" to add phone numbers from your incoming/outgoing call lists or email

Contacts can be arranged by group (client, sales leads, suppliers etc), location, or category, making it easy to recognize who is calling, and what they might be looking for before the user answers the call. To make it even easier, users can attach notes to each contact to remind them where they met them or who they are.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 0.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
HiBye 1.4 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/il/app/hibye/id377934581?mt=8

LookGangsta 1.2

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Aurora, Colorado – Riptide Games today is pleased to announce the release and availability of iLookGangsta 1.2, the latest in the series of successful iLook Apps for iPhone 4, iPhone and iPod touch devices. iLookGangsta is optimized for iPhone 4’s retina display and front camera, though it works on all iOS based devices. iLookGangsta Free is ad supported, while the $.99 iLookGangsta is available for users who prefer not to avoid ads altogether.

"This app provides the perfect way for users to bring out their inner thug." said Brian Robbins, Founder of Riptide Games and lead developer. "Whether it’s Grandma Gladys or your little niece Nicole, anyone can go gangsta with this app."

iLookGangsta features 20 custom gangsta items that users can mix, match and arrange on their photos. Users with an iPhone can take a new photo directly from within the app, and all users can choose existing photos already in the camera roll or photo library on their device.

Completed Gangstas can then be uploaded to Facebook, emailed to a friend or saved in the photo library for later. iLookGangsta is the latest release in the hit series of iLook Apps. iLookGood, one of the first real mirrors for iPhone 4, was released in June. iLookFunny was released in July. The next iLook App iArrPirate should be available soon just in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* 8.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iLookGangsta 1.2 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ilookgangsta/id384362417?mt=8

My Steam 1.0

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Supportware has released My Steam 1.0, a practical application for iPhone an iPod touch devices. My Steam lets you access information about your profile, friends, favourite servers and Steam news directly. It was inspired by the Steam games platform from Valve, which became available for Mac OS X in May. The server section gives you real-time player stats of Valve games being played.

Features:
* View your profile information
* Add servers to view realtime stats (servers can even be added by clicking a source server link in safari!)
* View realtime information in your friends profiles, watch what games your friends are playing and where
* View steam news articles
* Retina display support

Supported servers:
* Counter-Strike
* Counter-Strike Source
* Counter-Strike Condition Zero
* Left 4 Dead
* Team Fortress 2
* Day of Defeat
* Day of Defeat Source
* Half-Life 2
* Garry’s Mod

Server stats:
* Server name
* Current Map
* Players online
* Player list
* Online Time
* Frags

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* 2.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
My Steam 1.0 is just $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment and Utilities categories. There will also be a free version available, which will display ads throughout the app.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-steam/id385249183?mt=8

Swip 4.01 f

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Mindwarm Incorporated has released Swip 4.01 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users looking for a faster, easier way to share contact information. This universal app offers in-person, group contact exchange using WiFi and Bluetooth peer-to-peer technology. Swip has WYSIWYG formatting so you see exactly what information you share. Photos and notes can also be shared. Users have the option of time and location stamping each exchange. Swip is more than Bump without the shake.

The app is perfect for those wishing to swap or share information when meeting someone in-person. Thanks to the user-friendly interface and increased speed of the application, it can take mere seconds to use, meaning a busy person’s efficiency is not hampered in any way. You see exactly what you share and who you share with.

Swip can easily let an entire group of people share contact information using its unique meeting feature, which only requires a few screen touches no matter how many people are in the group. Swip meetings can be optionally PIN-protected with a four digit number to preserve privacy in public places.

The capabilities of Swip allow a user to share or export all or a single of piece of information from a contact profile using peer-to-peer Bluetooth or WiFi and email in vCard format which can be imported into an Outlook address book, Apple AddressBook and other programs. Photos and notes can also be shared, if desired. Users have the option of time and location stamping each exchange.

Navigation through the profiles is done with simple swiping which is a rapid, time-saving process all on its own. When the user finds the details he or she is looking for, they just have to tap it to share it. Before sending, the information is saved as a profile. Users can have switchable profiles; one for business, one for personal and so on. Once a user has selected the information to send, there is a chance to preview and edit before pressing the ‘send’ button. This can help with double checking of details and address.

Features of Swip:
* Fast start up
* Bluetooth, WiFi and email peer-to-peer support
* Easy navigation, touch responsive
* Social networking support for Twitter, FriendFeed and Shizzow
* Ability to automatically tweet to social network when meeting someone
* Animation while changing screens
* WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) interface
* Meetings feature to allow an entire group of people to exchange contacts
* PIN-protection of meetings for privacy in public places
* Filter profiles to view specifically desired information
* Send any contact from your address book
* Export vCards via email to Microsoft Outlook, Apple AddressBook and other programs
* Share information with peers in-person or via email
* Optional time and location stamping of each contact exchange
* Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
* Track and analyze swap and meeting history for free
* In application email

Simple and easy is always good, which makes the interface of this app a refreshing feature. All of the information is presented in the same way that it will send, using Swip’s WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) format. A user will know exactly what is being transferred with a quick glance at the screen. This is big news as Swip is the first contact data management app to offer WYSIWYG.

Anyone looking for another reason to love Swip doesn’t have to go far. Developers offer optional registration online for users to set up a private account to track and analyze Swip swaps and meetings for free. By logging on to the Swip website, they can see a history of who, what, when and where their information is swapped. Did we mention that it’s free? Swip can also post updates to social networks when a user meets someone. Meetings can be optionally auto-tweeted to Twitter, FriendFeed and Shizzow.

Swip is more than Bump without the shake. Swip is the must-have app for anyone who is busy or wants to move contact information around without having to retype it into multiple applications. It makes short work of an important part of the networking process. Users only have to see it, share it and they’re done.

Supported Languages:
* US English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Universal Application
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 1.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Swip 4.01 is only $0.99 cents (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/swip/id339256697?mt=8&uo=6

Trick Your Ride

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XL Mobile Applications has announced the launch of the first "Tricked Out" contest for users of their popular iPhone app, Trick Your Ride. Trick Your Ride turns the iPhone into ultimate auto customizing tool, allowing users to alter actual photos previewing costly upgrades, or to simply create the car of their dreams. Open to iPhone and iPad users, the monthly contest will give away 3 iTunes gift cards to users who receive the most votes for photos of their custom car creations.

Trick Your Ride turns the iPhone into ultimate auto customizing tool, allowing users to alter actual photos previewing costly upgrades, or to simply create the car of their dreams. Users simply import photos directly from their iPhone, their photo library or one of the app’s 10 built-in vehicles and then let their imaginations run wild. The app includes over 100 accessories including wheels, spoilers, exhausts, decals, vents and more. A free-hand drawing tool gives users unlimited ways to customize their vehicle and the erase feature allows for elements of the original photo to be removed, adding even more flexibility.

Backgrounds can be added separately from the primary vehicle image, allowing users to overlay photos from their library or add one of 10 exotic locations included in Trick Your Ride. Once complete, users can save their work and share it via text message, email or even directly post their creations on Facebook.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
*Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later
* 9.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Trick Your Ride 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trick-your-ride/id382618912?mt=8

iHueSplash Pro 1.3

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Sungai Buloh, Malaysia – Independent iPhone app developer, emirBytes, announced today that iHueSplash Pro 1.3 is available to download in the Apple’s App Store. iHueSplash Pro was created specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch platform, utilizing the touch interface.

iHueSplash Pro uses the same powerful engine as the famous iQuikSplash app. Instead of splashing the selected colors and converting the rest of the photo to black and white, iHueSplash Pro’s purpose is to change the hues of the selected colors of an object, and it does it quickly and easily too.

iHueSplash Pro basically extends the function of iHueSplash filter in iHueSplash app and AppliFX app. With Pro version you can select 6 target colors at a time and able to adjust each one of the individually. You can also apply the changes and select more colors, giving it infinity amount of selectable target colors! The Lite version of iHueSplash Pro, called iHueSplash only ables to select 2 target colors, and users cannot adjust them individually.

Only the best features:
* Select a total of 6 target colors at a time
* Adjust the colors amount individually
* Full range of colors available to be splashed
* With "Splash More" feature, you can select inifinity amount of target colors
* Save it to your device (to set as wallpaper) or upload to your Facebook account

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 0.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iHueSplash Pro 1.3 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ihuesplash-pro-quikly-change/id360678423?mt=8

Unboxed 1.0

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Edinburgh, Scotland – PointRelease Software is proud to announce the immediate availability of Unboxed 1.0. Unboxed is a QR (quick response) code reader for iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4. PointRelease Software created Unboxed to be an attractive, friendly and easy to use QR reader while not compromising on scanning speed. When you scan a code with Unboxed you can instantly act on that code by choosing to visit a URL, send an email, call a phone number or other actions depending on the code contents.

Features include:
* Optimised scanning algorithms to ensure quick recognition and decoding
* One touch scanning, no resizing or having to press a second button to scan
* Support for URL, text, sms, phone number, YouTube video and email QR codes
* A clean and concise user interface, including tips on scanning
* Optimised for the retina display of the iPhone 4

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3G, 3GS or 4
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 1.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Unboxed 1.0 is available worldwide exclusively on the App Store, and costs $1.99 (USD). It is currently available for a reduced price of $0.99 (USD) until September 1st 2010. This is part of a back-to-school promotion in association with iAppsForStudents.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unboxed/id385185691?mt=8

TimeTag

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Dallas, Texas – TimeTag, created by Capparsa, is a new iPhone application designed to help you track your day. Like a time sheet, it logs time spent on various activities, events, and projects. However, unlike other time apps that inundate you with unnecessary information, TimeTag keeps it simple. Combining a super clean interface with an automagic activity aggregator, TimeTag shows you exactly where your day went.

As you check in and out throughout the day, you attach a tag to each record. A tag is a text snippet that describes whatever you are doing, whether it be working, studying for a test, or asking "if you got that thing I sent you". Tags can be further organized into categories, such as "being productive" or "break time".

TimeTag also features a revolutionary OneTouch Total Button that allows you to immediately total the time spent on any activities or dates. Combined with powerful yet easy searching across any assortment of dates, tags, or categories, you can figure out exactly where your time went without the need for an abacus.

Summary of Features:
* Time Logging with Descriptive Tags
* One-touch hour totaling
* Fast, functional interface to let you enter and exit the app quickly
* Powerful and easy search
* Detailed view of entries
* No tag creation limit
* Automatic tag categorization
* Customizable categories
* Modifiable time records
* Multi-tasking enabled on iOS 4.0
* More features to come

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 1.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
TimeTag 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timetag/id386891007?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

ABC On The Go 1.0

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Southampton, New York – I-itch Inc, today is pleased to announce the release of ABC On The Go 1.0, a wonderful, easy to use reading readiness app. This teacher developed app is three in one! ABC On The Go’s three games introduce and reinforce letter recognition and letter sounds through interactive game play that uses delightful audio and animation to motivate children to learn while they play!

ABC On The Go is classroom tested and research based. Children are sure to be engaged by these winning interactive alphabet games. The original illustrations are in line with elementary renderings by children, with simplicity and vibrant colors. The amusing sound effects will entertain the child while he or she learns. These fun and effective learning games teach the sound-symbol relationship of each letter of the alphabet in a 21st century way!

Feature Highlights:
* Classic introduces each letter of the alphabet using a slideshow format with easy prompts and a "SHAKE feature" to work your way from A to Z

* See It Say It reinforces letter recognition and initial letter sounds, using both visual and auditory senses

* Hear It Hit It was designed to have the child rely completely on auditory discrimination to learn the specific sounds that each letter in the alphabet makes

Each game builds upon the next, reinforcing skills that are the foundation for early readers. The games are intuitive and easy to navigate, have an excellent user interface with audio for the letter, picture and correct pronunciation of each letter. These games are designed to motivate children to get the correct answer. There are no bells or whistles for the wrong selection. Only the correct answer will give the child the desired response. "What we’re most proud of, states President Jayne Clare, is that this app contains all the components necessary for a child to become a successful reader: letter recognition, relevant picture clues and correct letter sounds all merged into fun games that motivate children to succeed again and again."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or later
* 8.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ABC On The Go 1.0 is a bargain at $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/abc-on-the-go/id387046507?mt=8

iDefer

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Birmingham, Alabama – Volantec.biz announced today the release of version 1.1.0 of their iOS4 iPhone app iDefer. iDefer offers a customizable snooze to handle many scenarios not easily handled by standard alarm clocks. Use iDefer to configure multiple programmable snooze times or periods, create a todo item on your task list, or delegate the alert to someone else in your address book.

For example, let’s say you commute by train and normally take the 5:45pm home, but we all know there are days when you just have to get that one last thing done … You can set a programmable snooze so that when the alert pops up, a single tap will tell iDefer to remind you again at 6:30 to catch the 6:47 train, or if you’re still not done, remind you again at 7:20 to catch the 7:35.

Or, maybe your exercise routine includes waking up at 6am 3 times a week for a morning swim. Setting a conditional snooze will remind you to make up for a missed swim with a walk during lunch break. iDefer also makes it easy to remember to take out the garbage on Tuesdays and Fridays by setting an alert for 7am with a 10 minute snooze.

Feedback for version 1.0.0 has been positive: "Love the simplicity of the design and function. Provides a unique way to manage alerts and snooze settings for reminders. Also a neat way to shift alerts into a built-in To Do list. Developer is really responsive too." – Sandy

Supported Languages:
* US English, Dutch and German

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 0.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iDefer 1.1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idefer/id378712032?mt=8

Paper Ninja 1.2.0

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Singapore – Real Inverse today is pleased to announce the release of Paper Ninja 1.2.0, their first game for iPhone and iPod touch. Paper Ninja involves swiping your finger across the screen to cut through a horde of aggressive Paper Ninjas. Paper Ninja is designed to give players the thrill of a sword-fight by using a finger. Just like sword fighting, it is easy to pickup but difficult to master.

Since Paper Ninja was released in July, there has been some comments that it is a clone of another game. To address these issue among others, we gave Paper Ninja an overhaul in its version 1.2 update so that players can enjoy a better gaming experience and do a compare and contrast!

Previously, there were some reports that the game is defective as they sometimes cannot cut the Paper Ninjas. We did an investigation and realized that players did not know that Paper Ninja’s weapons can block the players’ attack. Therefore, we humbly requested the Grand Master to increase the power of the finger slash just enough to disarm the Paper Ninjas. With the disarm, it is now more obvious that the weapon is there to block the attack.

Then, we begged the Grand Master to capture tons of Paper Ninjas alive, took away their weapons, and tied them up. We tossed them up just like the "you-know-what-ninja" so that gamers can compare the difference between the real live Paper Ninja and well, edible stuff. More importantly, we are doing this all in the name of FUN!

In order to thank our fans, we moved to a nicer location for the scenery and gave the Paper Ninjas some wardrobe allowance to buy nicer clothes and weapons too. Have great fun with the new and polished Paper Ninja!

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 15.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Paper Ninja 1.2.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/app/paper-ninja/id381461732?mt=8

Play with the ARABIC words 1.0

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Tunis, Tunisia – Pixels Trade today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Play with the ARABIC words 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Ideal for children from 2 to 7 years old, Play with the ARABIC words is perfect if you dream about a world where children learn the alphabet on their own. If you want to begin in written Arabic, there is an application for that!

The goal is to learn letters and to associate them to form words in a very playful and educational way. The color codes help the kids to memorize the alphabet quickly while having fun. The game also develops three essential senses of the child: touch, view, and hearing.

Play with the ARABIC words offers three levels of difficulty, allowing children to progress gradually. The first level, for the youngest, with short words, trains kids to recognize the right letter and to put it in the right place. The second level has longer words. In the third level the child has to build the words himself.

If a letter is not put at the right place it will return to its initial position. A return button is at the top of every interface to return to the menu of levels choices. As soon as the word is correct, two buttons show up: sound button and next button, and a sound track will start automatically to congratulate the child.

Second reading of the word gets activated by sound button. Going to the following word gets activated by next button. If the child does successfully complete a level, an applause and congratulations message appears for recognition. Because he is being recognized in a fun manner, the child feels like going to the next level.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later
* 2.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Play with the ARABIC words 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/play-with-the-arabic-words/id386950642?mt=8

Plates!

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina – Winston-Salem, North Carolina is not known as a hotbed of activity for iPhone game development, but acclaimed illustrator, Kyle T. Webster, is out to change that. His first game, ‘White Lines’ was released in March of 2010 and it soared into the top 20 games list in the Apple iTunes store. When over 25,000 copies of ‘White Lines’ sold in just two months, Kyle decided to dive deeper into game development and has not looked back.

Kyle partnered with a developer, Denis Hennessy, in Ireland, to build four more games. The two developers found each other on Twitter. The first of their games, ‘Plates!,’ went on sale this past Monday, August 16th in the iTunes store. Though Kyle and Denis (a founding partner of the nimble development team, Peer Assembly) have never met in person, they sometimes feel as if they share an office space, thanks to software like Skype, which allows them to video chat and collaborate in real time.

‘Plates!’ is a fast-paced game of kitchen mayhem in which plates of food zoom by on conveyor belts, while the player tries to quickly add the right sauce to each food. The game starts off at a manageable pace but quickly accelerates to a frantic speed, while adding more difficulty in the form of dynamite sticks hidden in hotdog buns that can easily be mistaken for regular hotdogs. If a player puts the wrong sauce on a food, forgets to add a sauce, or ‘sauces’ a dynamite hotdog, the game is over.

Kyle, an illustrator and designer by trade, created the game concept and designed the graphics and animations for ‘Plates!’, and Denis made it all work perfectly on the IOS platform. After five months and more than 30 full game iterations, ‘Plates!’ was ready for submission to Apple in the first week of August. The game was approved one week later and Kyle prepared some last minute marketing materials to line up with the launch on August 16th.

‘Plates!’ cracked the top 75 games list in the USA after its first day in the App Store in the Family category, and Apple Europe has already expressed an interest in featuring the game. MacWorld UK will release a 4 star review this week, as well. In its first day on the market, three unsolicited reviews were published on Monday and all gave ‘Plates!’ very high marks. Additionally, a promotional video featuring first-time game players’ reactions to the game and the video was posted on YouTube. Ads were purchased for placement on some prominent game review sites, and a web page, digital press packet, and Twitter feed were also created to help the game gain a foothold in the overcrowded iPhone game marketplace.

Kyle is hopeful not only that ‘Plates!’ will become a success, but that the attention paid to his games will perhaps encourage other developers in Winston-Salem to create some strong and exciting entries for the marketplace. Thanks to the ubiquity of the technology required to make these apps, the opportunity exists for residents of smaller towns and cities around the world to make a real splash in the iTunes store.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 12.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Plates! 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/plates/id385485935?mt=8

Rednecks vs. Aliens 1.0

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North Palm Beach, Florida – TDMashups Ltd. today is pleased to announce the release of Rednecks vs. Aliens 1.0, their latest gaming app for the iPhone and iPad. An out of this world twist on the popular tower defense game genre, Rednecks vs. Aliens combines light-hearted fun with heavy-duty of firepower. Rednecks vs. Aliens is currently available on the iTunes App Store for only 99 cents.

A good ole’ time for serious and casual gamers alike, Rednecks vs. Aliens is one of the few tower defense games that innovates rather than imitates. Across dozens of action-packed levels, players must defend their rustic farmhouse from the relentless onslaught of blood-thirsty aliens. For each enemy and level cleared, players earn points and money, which can be used to upgrade weapons, home defenses and to purchase unique power-ups, which unleash devastating attacks against the game’s 7 different enemy types.

Rich graphics and grin-inducing sound effects add to the immersive game play, where strategy is equally as important as brute force. Players have the use of 8 weapons to defend their homestead, ranging from various firearms to mayonnaise bombs, but as only 2 weapons can be selected for any round, proper selection is critical. 7 home improvement upgrades, offer numerous ways to enhance the farmhouse’s defenses and 3 difficulty levels deliver a challenge for gamers at any level.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 7.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Rednecks vs. Aliens 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rednecks-vs-aliens/id386207467?mt=8

Dream Control

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Montreal, Canada – Announcing Hypnovisualization, the developer of Dream Control, has released a new product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Through a process known as hypnovisualization, the application guides users to a deeply relaxed state and teaches them how to control their dreams and tap into the enormous capabilities of their mind in order to make positive changes. Being able to harness the conscious mind via guided dreams gives users the opportunity to fulfill their goals and achieve their desired lifestyle.

Dream Control was developed by hypnosis specialist, Dr. Norman Miller, as an easy tool to help users make positive changes in their lives. They do this by accessing their conscious mind via the dream state. "A dream is in fact your consciousness, fully awake and functioning, while your body rests during sleep," explained Miller.

This process, as well as the company, is called Hypnovisualization, which is a technique designed to harnesses the conceptual power of the mind, using guided narration to inspire visual images which can be seen in great detail. Users merely listen and follow Miller’s voice.

The Dream Control app consists of forty minutes of the gentle, guided narrative that leads listeners to visualize their desired changes in a deeply relaxed physical and mental state before sleep. This helps tap into the conscious mind where users can begin to overcome obstacles that stand between them and the life that they want. Events are experienced first in dreams, then in real life.

When used with a positive attitude on a daily basis, users will hone their ability to control their dreams and influence life events. "It is important to understand that the mind is infinitely capable and requires a positive attitude and learned techniques to overcome its own obstacles," says Miller. Eventually, practice makes perfect and the process becomes automatic.

These are some of the amazing features offered in Dream Control:
* Includes 40 minutes of soothing audio exercise
* Guides users in a relaxed, calming manner
* Teaches how to harness the enormous capabilities of the conscious mind
* Quick and easy hypnovisualization technique – users listen, Dr. Miller talks
* Easy, touch screen buttons
* Digitally recorded in stereo
* Suitable for everyone
* Dream Control can affect only positive results
* This helpful tool is always available on a user’s iPhone, iPod touch or iPad

While harnessing the conscious mind is tremendously powerful, it cannot be used for causing harm. Miller puts it this way, "Dreams can only achieve positive results and are not effective when used with malicious intent. One cannot negatively affect the lives of others when operating on this high level of consciousness."

Dream Control is only for happy outcomes, helping users live the life of their dreams.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch, iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 60.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Dream Control 1.0 is only $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/app/dream-control/id385685492?mt=8

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