Daily iPhone App Digest – 09/03/10

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Latest iPhone apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…..

Real-Time Distorter

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New York, NY – Announcing that MacPhun LLC, the developers of Real-Time Distorter, is proud to offer a new product for iPhone users who like to have fun. This application is a new launch and the first one to ever turn a phone into a portable real time distorting glass. Much like fun house mirrors, Real-Time Distorter reflects images of people appearing on the iPhone screen into hilarious shapes that can then be photographed or video recorded. Users are able to share their funny pictures and videos with others very easily from within the App.

The Real-Time Distorter app is a new launch and the first of its kind on the market. It allows users to view people through an iPhone screen in real time, adding a special, new twist. People appear distorted, much like the effects found in fun house mirrors. The results are unique and always funny.

Users have a choice of eleven different distorted effects that can be applied to views. Once they’ve found the one they like best, they are able to tap a button to snap a photo or record a video. What users see on the screen is what they get in the final product. Distorted videos and pictures can easily be shared from within the app via email, Twitter or FaceBook. Users are also able to upload their videos to YouTube.

These are some of the features found in Real-Time Distorter:
* Users are able to view everyone through the distorting glass in real time
* 11 different hilarious effects to choose from
* Snap a funny picture or record a video
* Super simple to use! Just tap the screen
* What users see on the screen is what they get in the final result
* Users can see themselves with the iPhone 4 front camera
* Distorted photos and videos can be shared from within the app via email, Twitter and FaceBook
* Videos can be uploaded to YouTube from within the app

Real-Time Distorter is a new product in the MacPhun line up. The company has a number of one-of-a-kind applications that allow users to add special, unique effects to images that are viewed in real time through the iPhone screen.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS or 4
* Requires iPhone iOS 4.0 or later
* 7.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Real-Time Distorter 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.
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Palm Lab 1.1

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San Jose, California – Vizros Software today is pleased to announces the release of Palm Lab 1.1, an update to their personal photo processing facility for iPhone and iPod touch. With Palm Lab, users can load a photo into the developing tank, and watch the film gradually develop into a masterpiece art in the water as he is immersed in the ambient sound of a photo lab. In just a few seconds, the picture is ready and can be saved or shared with others.

Feature highlights:
* Dynamic waters simulation, touch reactive. User can stir the water and that will speed up the developing process
* Multistage developing. User can watch the development evolving into different stages before achieving the final effect
* Process control. User can watch the progress on a ticking stopwatch or drag the watch arm to fast forward or rewind the development. User can also press the "Stop" button to pause the process
* More than twenty processing chemicals. User can use them to turn his pictures into old photos, canvas painting, or halftones, make fantastic hot-mix, x ray, or negative effects, or even add rain, snow, rainbow, or fog to the images. Other effects include sepia, emboss, puzzle, blur, etc.
* Sharing. User can send the final images by email or upload them to Facebook or Twitter
* Laboratory sound effects
* In-App help

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

Pricing and Availability:
Palm Lab 1.1 is available now for purchase at a price of $1.99 (USD), distributed exclusively through Apple’s App Store in the Photography category. Review copies are available to the media upon request.

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iSparkler 1.0

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San Francisco, California – iPhone artist deeje today is excited to introduce iSparkler 1.0, his interactive virtual sparkler creation tool for iPhone 4. The app enables the user to create, name, and save thousands of unique digital sparklers which respond to movement of the iPhone. Stop motion photos, capturing the multi-colored particles and designs emitted by the streaking virtual sparkler, can be saved and shared. Sparklers vary infinitely with random values assigned to particle color, shape, and behavior. Five preset sparklers, hand-picked by deeje, are included. The sparkler effect, particularly in dark surroundings, is highly realistic by virtue of the iPhone 4’s advanced hardware features.

The iPhone 4 includes a state-of-the-art MEMS gyroscope; the microelectromechanical system gyro enables iSparkler to respond not only to y-axis rotation (tilt up-down), but z-axis rotation (turn left-right) as well. The ability to process input from all axes of rotation completes the illusion of a real sparkler, as it streaks, twirls, dives, and reverses direction. iSparkler also makes use of Retina display to produce life-like pyrotechnics that are both dazzling and hypnotic.

Feature Highlights:
* Motion – gently wave the iPhone 4 around to create streaks of light particles
* Randomize – explore a near infinite variety of sparkler colors, shapes, and behaviors
* Favorites – save sparklers and give them names to play with them again
* Snapshots – take a time series of snapshots of favorite sparklers in motion
* Share – post and save snapshots to Facebook and the photo library
* Achievements – track various stats and goals

A mesmerizing toy ready to play with at any time, iSparkler will entice many iPhone 4 owners, irrespective of age or gender. When, tapping the random generator button, the user creates a particularly appealing sparkler, they can give it a name and save it permanently in the app’s library for future use. The Profile mode keeps track of all the statistics: number of random sparklers generated, number of sparklers saved, total waving distance, total waving time, and number of snapshots taken. Planned for future releases of the app are additional input methods, and music integration.

"A kid at night with a sparkler is an interactive fireworks display, entertaining everyone," enthused aspiring iPhone artist deeje. "iSparkler 1.0 will let you re-live those summer nights using your iPhone 4."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 4 or other gyroscope-enabled iOS device (new iPod touch)
* iOS 4.0 or latter
* 4.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iSparkler 1.0 is regularly priced at $1.99 (USD), but is available now during this Introductory Sale at $0.99.
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Alpine Crawler World

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Budapest, Hungary – 3D Magic Kft., the hungary based independent developer and publisher of iPhone and PC games, today is pleased to announce that after its highly successful racing game "Alpine Crawler World" – which has been released in cooperation with Dimension Technics on October 19, 2010 to the Appstore world wide and reached Nr2 in "top Paid Games" and Nr3 in "Top Paid Overall" in the US Appstore – the company released its second blockbuster game "Assault Commando".

Assault Commando is a "top down" 3D shooter, set in the south american jungle in the style of the old "Rambo" and "Commando" games. The player has to help Jack Gunfire, a cynic war hero to search for Albrecht Braun, the mad scientist and destroy his diabolic invention, which he wants to use for taking over the world.

There are many enemies and Vincent the drug lord, who protects Braun with his countless minions. The two trailers of the game were watched over ten thousand times before release and the official homepage was visited by over hundred thousand unique visitors within the last month.

Feature Highlights:
* 3 difficulty levels
* Stunning graphics
* Fast paced action
* High quality sound and music
* OpenFeint online leaderboards
* Mountable vehicles
* Different weapons
* Destroyable surroundings
* Huge explosions
* And much more

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

Pricing and Availability:
Assault Commando 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. 3D Magic is present on Twitter and Facebook too.

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Save Betsy 1.0

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin – Hairy Monster Studios has released Save Betsy 1.0, their latest game for iPhone and iPod touch. The game is best described as Doodle Jump for meat lovers. Save Betsy challenges players to help Betsy the cow escape from the Vegan Meat Co. by jumping up on stationary, moving and breakable platforms that become harder and harder to navigate as the player gets higher.

What sets Save Betsy apart is the humorous ways Betsy can meet her demise. As Betsy tries to escape she will encounter grills, grinders, electric fences, tornadoes and even meat factories. To help Betsy in her quest you will find haystacks to hide under and horse costumes to wear (nobody eats a horse, right?) as well springs, wings and cow rescue helicopters to help propel Betsy higher at a faster pace. Betsy is also equipped with a special cow pie shooter to help her eliminate obstacles along the way.

Save Betsy has built in Facebook integration so you can brag about your scores along with local and global leader boards. The global leader boards feature all-time, last week and last 24 hour high score tracking.

* High Quality Graphics and Sound
* Facebook Integration
* Local and Global Leaderboards
* Game Stat tracking including high and low scores, saves, height, type of death and much more

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

Pricing and Availability:
Save Betsy 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.
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AppMockUp: App Design & Layout

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Newark, California – Redbot Software Inc, a SF Bay Area based software company announced its update to AppMockUp: App Design & Layout, which is now available on the iTunes AppStore.

AppMockUp has been competitively priced, since it’s release at $9.99, and has enjoyed many 5 star "rave" reviews in the AppStore. And with this new update, Redbot Software has decided to make it affordable for everyone by drastically lowering the price to $1.99.

AppMockUp lets the user layout each screen of a new app idea. Then user can virtually run (or playback) the idea, as if it were a completed app, and without any programming knowledge. The mockups can be used to test a variety of designs for a single idea, or use it to show clients or a programming team, exactly how the app should work.

Unlike other app layout tools, AppMockUp’s interface is very intuitive, and the main mockup screen looks just like the home screen of the iPhone, complete with editable Icon images and names. Apps also "launch" with the touch of the icon, and each screen of the mockup app can have text fields, for users to enter text, with variety of keyboards, and picker wheels, as well as buttons that link to other screens, and custom and/or preloaded design elements.

AppMockUp is preloaded with sample mockup apps, and an easy "get started" video is available on the developer website. Completed mockup designs can be emailed as captured screen shots of each mockup page/screen.

Users love the app:

"It’s the only on-the-fly app layout tool that works and is easy to use. Not only can you layout the pages and connect them, you can "play" your mockup – it literally simulates how the app will work when it is finally coded. Now I can save time and money with developers and get my apps out fast!"

"Whether you’re a developer/programmer or not, this is a must-have app if you ever have an idea for an app!"

"Good-bye hand sketched drawings and complicated written requirements! Hello AppMocker! Thanks for designing an app that helps me design my own apps!"

"This is one of the coolest apps in the store: you can even use it if you’re not a developer!…"

"Well done! This is something I’ve always wanted…I hate writing requirements or drawing designs. … there is not only screenshots, but page-to-page workflow…"

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, or iPod touch Compatible
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 7.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
AppMockup 1.1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

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iComedian(TM) Best Bar Jokes

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Chicago, Illinois – Renkara Media Group has released iComedian(TM) Best Bar Jokes for the iPhone and iPod touch. Best Bar Jokes with Audio is the first in the iComedian(TM) series of joke collections with professionally recorded audio presentations of each joke. iComedian(TM) Best Bar Jokes is available for immediate download in the iTunes App Store.

iComedian(TM) Best Bar Jokes is unique among joke apps in the iTunes App Store with its hilarious full audio recordings of each joke and punchline. Jokes are recorded by talented voice artists with professional comedic delivery. When appropriate, joke-specific background music and laugh tracks are included also to provide a more immersive comedy club-like experience. Only the funniest jokes are included in each collection.

All iComedian(TM) collections are free and supported through display of Apple’s iAds.

Feature Highlights
* Full audio presentation of each joke, performed by a talented comedic actor
* Custom artwork throughout
* High resolution artwork for the iPhone 4 Retina Display
* Share jokes via in-app email
* Mark jokes as favorites
* Fully self-contained – no Internet connection required

Renkara Media Group is planning additional iComedian joke collections, including best blonde jokes, best lawyer jokes, and more.

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

Pricing and Availability:
iComedian(TM) Best Bar Jokes is free and available for immediate download exclusively through Apple’s iTunes App Store.

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ArtikPix 1.0.1

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RinnApps today is pleased to announce the release of ArtikPix 1.0.1 for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. ArtikPix is an interactive articulation app with flashcard and matching activities for children with speech sound delays. Utilizing fun and modern graphics, ArtikPix comes with a free deck of "th" cards with features such as recorded audio, voice recording, and data collection. Additional decks may be purchased within the app.

In app purchases enable all features with a total possible 21 decks with 40 cards each (840 total cards) for the following sounds: th, f, v, ch, sh, k, g, s, z, l, r, s-blends, r-blends, l-blends, p, b, m, n, t, d, j. Jason Rinn, software engineer and co-creator, says, "We wanted to provide a free app with options to purchase more. We thought it would enable more users to try our app and to purchase just what they need."

ArtikPix is a child and parent friendly app for anyone to use, not only speech-language pathologists; the simplicity of language and graphics provide an easy-to-use interface. As children see and hear words with friendly data collection features, they practice their sounds by flicking through the flashcards and tapping the matching cards to make pairs. Julie Malone, speech-language pathologist and beta tester, says, "The sound models are terrific and I love that this program is exciting and motivating for students while offering easy data collection for the clinician." ArtikPix is engaging and fun for children; as a result, children are more excited about practicing their speech sounds.

ArtikPix is full of features enabling several choices for adults to facilitate speech practice with children. Options include combining card decks and collecting detailed scoring information. It is easy to combine ArtikPix decks and specify card ordering for one or more children. This provides the user with flexibility to target specific sounds and individualize speech practice. The scoring system in ArtikPix allows for the collection of detailed scores (aka data) in the app without the hassle of pencil and paper. During both flashcard and matching activities, the total score is collected and displayed. Once completed, detailed scoring by sound group (e.g., beginning th) is shown. Scores can easily be saved within the app and organized into folders, or copied to clipboard, email, or a Google spreadsheet. Artikpix’s options for collecting and storing data make it easy to track a child’s progress.

As a speech-language pathologist and the co-creator, Eric Sailers had the luxury of testing ArtikPix with his students. "As we developed ArtikPix, it was great to see how much my students got out of using the app. They had smiles on their faces as they practiced, especially during the matching activity. Plus, they produced their speech sounds more often than with traditional articulation cards." ArtikPix revolutionizes speech practice for the 21st century learner and provides a greater experience for both children and facilitators than traditional methods.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone or iPod touch
* iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 18.1 MB
* In App Purchases for decks

Pricing and Availability:
ArtikPix 1.0.1 is available on the iTunes App Store for free with the "th" card deck and additional decks can be purchased in the app for $2.99 each, in groups, or all decks for $49.99.

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Swami Roberts

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Beaverton, Oregon – Announcing that Mindwarm Incorporated, the developers of Swip, has launched an Android and iPhone app that can answer your most secret questions. No one has updated the Magic 8 ball for smartphone technology – until now. Swami Roberts uses the latest in video technology to inspire your inner psychic.

When you are hunting for an answer and seeking within yourself to divine a truth, turn to Swami Roberts. Don’t flip a coin, you always have your phone with you and it’s much more a part of you than that coin you will spend anyway. Use the personal object in your pocket to help you decide.

* When you need a decision or when you want to look into the future, ask SwamiRoberts
* SwamiRoberts will give you a YES or NO answer
* SwamiRoberts will channel all your psychic energy
* Tap or shake the screen and concentrate on your question
* SwamiRoberts knows your answer

Device Requirements:
* Android device with OS 1.6 or later
* iPad, iPhone or iPod touch OS 3.2 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Swami Roberts is only 99 cents (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Swami Roberts available worldwide through the Google Market in the Games (Casual) category.
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Kids Book Review

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Plymouth, Michigan – During the past decade, the most important tool has been the Internet, especially email, online search (like Google and Yahoo), and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. During the past couple of years, it has become very clear that book promoters need to take advantage of the huge popularity of hand-held devices with Internet connectivity…especially smart phones … especially iPhone Apps.

Publicist Scott Lorenz says he’s always on the lookout for new tools and technology to reach consumers and convince them to purchase his client’s books, products or services. "As part of my book marketing strategy, I have made several contacts and established continuing business relationships with iPhone App developers. The experience and knowledge I have gained convinces me that the successful book promoter will tap into any and every iPhone App that’s related in any way to their book."

One app that’s an excellent case study is the Kids Book App an iPhone App created by 1776 Productions. The app connects book buyers directly with the San Francisco Book Review (SFBR) and Sacramento Book Review (SBR) which produce some 500 new book reviews every month from 40 genres – most of them books for young adults, pre-teens, and children. The Kids Book App not only provides hundreds of book reviews, but also author-related events, such as tour stops and book signings, in addition to author podcast interviews.

1776 Productions was launched in 2008 by Heidi Komlofske and Ross Rojek to help readers find new books and authors and to be a means to support and encourage writers, publishers, and readers. One of the latest ventures of 1776 Productions is the Kids Book Review App, which can be downloaded at the iTunes App Store.

Says Lorenz, "Any author of a book written for children, middle schoolers, teens, or young adults will certainly want to do what it takes to get a review of their book done by SBR or SFBR, which can be accessed anytime, anywhere by book buyers using the Kids Book App to make a purchase decision. In offering your book up for review, remember that SBR/SFBR is only interested in new releases that are within 90 days of their release date."

"There are a few options for book publicists or authors to submit a book for review with us," says Ross Rojek. "We have about 150 books a week coming in for review, with about 130 book reviewers. The address for mailing books is: 1215 K Street, 17th Floor, Sacramento, CA 94518.

One author who found this service especially helpful was Karen McFarren, author of "Flaherty’s Crossing", who comments: "As an author, reviews are incredibly important and a wonderful tool for marketing your book. My experience with Sacramento Book Review/San Francisco Book Review was nothing short of amazing. I received an honest, timely appraisal of my story and would love to have future novels reviewed by this professional group. Their name, alone, adds credibility and should be on the top of any author’s review list!"

Says Lorenz, "If the Kids Book App does not meet your criteria, simply go to the iPhone Store and search the apps on sale there for one that is appropriate and relevant to your book marketing needs. Then go to the developer’s website and learn more about the App and how to get your book listed,"

Lorenz concluded, "Technology opens many new doors for us each month. Let’s be sure we enter every one!"

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Proloquo2Go 1.4

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Amsterdam, Netherlands – AssistiveWare(R) today announced the release of Proloquo2Go(TM) 1.4 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Version 1.4 is a major update to the premier consumer device-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solution for people who cannot speak. Costing a fraction of the dedicated devices it rivals in power, portability and easy of use, Proloquo2Go 1.4 has been optimized for the gorgeous retina display of the iPhone 4 and brand new iPod touch and includes updated higher quality voices. It will be a free update for current users.

Proloquo2Go is changing the world for people who have difficulty speaking. People with autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, ALS, developmental disabilities and beyond benefit from the Proloquo2Go speech technology.

New Features and Enhancements:

* Added vocabulary backup with iTunes’ File Sharing using the dock connector cable (available for iOS 3.2 and higher)

* Added updated, higher quality voices

* Optimized all artwork, including all 7000+ symbols, for the retina display of the iPhone 4 and new iPod touch, providing crisp, gorgeous graphics

* Conversion of text to symbols several times faster

* Uploading of a vocabulary from computer to Proloquo2Go over Wi-Fi significantly faster

* Enhanced stability on iPad and iOS 4 devices

* Over 30 other improvements, bug fixes and performance enhancements

Proloquo is Latin for speak out loud and that’s exactly what it helps people do! It has taken the world by storm and is regularly featured in newspapers such as USA Today and The New York Times, as well as by major TV networks. This is an application that changes people’s lives. At US$189.99 Proloquo2Go costs a fraction of the dedicated devices it rivals, which typically cost anywhere between US$2500 and US$8000. Users and speech-language pathologists love Proloquo2Go and even though it has been on the market for a little over a year over 140 assistive technology centers already include it in client evaluations.

While some people need dedicated devices, an iPod, iPhone or an iPad with Proloquo2Go brings communication within reach of many people with autism, Down syndrome, apraxia, ALS, cerebral palsy and victims of stroke and others who could never before afford a communication device.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
* iOS 3.0 or later
* 273 MB of free space

Pricing and Availability:
Proloquo2Go 1.4 is $189.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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myPill 1.0

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Tel-Aviv, Israel – Hashsoft is proud to announce the release of myPill 1.0, their first application for iOS. myPill is a useful tool that helps women who use birth control pills to remember to take a pill, predicting future periods, track history and more.

"The idea for this app came from a real life need," said Tal Hashai, author of myPill. "I have several pill taking friends, which use their phone’s alarm to alert every day in a certain hour with concealed reminder message, having to disable it manually when the seven day of break start, redefining it on a new pack."

We’ve seen pill reminder apps before. There are two things that distinguish this one from its competitors. It provides a verity of features that answers most women needs, it has friendly intuitive UI and high quality graphics that makes the whole usage experience fun. "When I wrote this app, my goal was to make the lives of women who are taking the pill easier. The design of this product is a result of conferring with different women, most of them had common needs while some had exceptions." said Tal.

With myPill, after initial setup of the current pack first pill date, through realistic graphics, it provides an indication of the pills already taken, the ones that left in the pack and the missed ones — if any. Using a finger swipe gesture, it is possible to look further into future packs and easily see the dates of future periods, up to six months ahead. If more convenient, myPill also provides monthly calendar view, with the same pill indications.

If configured, myPill will alert to take a pill every day at a chosen hour until the pack ends. After the seven days of break, once a new pack starts, it’ll automatically continue to remind taking pills. myPill’s application’s icon badge indicates how many pills are left at the pack — or alternatively how many days left until the period start. Users are able to customize the message of alerts, protect data with chosen password and more.

Another interesting feature is the History tab. The user may write self-notes per day, then view the history of packs start date, missed pills and self-notes. This may be useful when having an appointment with the gynecologist — you have a log of past events available at the palm of your hands.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* iOS 4.0 Recommended for Local Notifications support
* 1.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
myPill 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

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GameQuartet 1.0

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Taos, New Mexico – KeitaiArts announces the release of GameQuartet 1.0, its first game for iPhone and iPod touch. GameQuartet packages four newly created, casual games in a single app: Peg Solitaire, Boule, Sliding Tiles, and Word Squares. Boule is an unusual version of roulette, while the other three games are unique puzzles. Early users report finding the graphics striking and the games challenging, but easy to learn.

The four games are based on classic entertainments, brought into the touch-screen era through the creative use of graphics, animation, sound effects, and device movements. The games were designed to be challenging, yet casual. Scrolling text messages provide clear instructions for each stage of the games and let users begin play immediately, while full online help is available for those who want the details.

Other Features:
* Each game has a distinct objective and evaluates the player’s performance
* The games can be configured and sound effects turned off for discreet playing
* On iOS 4, GameQuartet takes advantage of the suspended mode so that users can pause the app and then quickly resume play
* On all supported iOS versions, game states are saved and restored, so the player can resume right at the point where play was interrupted
* No advertisements

The Games:
Peg Solitaire is based on the classic board puzzle that is traditionally played with small pegs or marbles. According to legend, the game was invented by a French aristocrat imprisoned in the Bastille in the seventeenth century. The GameQuartet version enlivens the original puzzle with entertaining animations and sound effects, as the player attempts to clear the board by jumping the pegs.

Boule is based on an uncommon form of roulette that originated in the eighteenth century and is played today primarily in France. The GameQuartet version, with its animated layout board and rolling ball, looks and sounds much like the original casino game.

Sliding Tiles is based on the traditional sliding-tile pocket puzzle, which was invented in America toward the end of the nineteenth century. Rather than showing numbers on the 15 tiles, however, Sliding Tiles displays a mathematically generated pattern, which varies from game to game. Sliding Tiles combines the visual challenge of a jigsaw puzzle with the mechanical challenge involved in moving the tiles to their correct positions.

Word Squares is a word puzzle based on the popular word-square amusements that originated in nineteenth century England. The GameQuartet version provides 30 different games. The concept of a word square is simple, but the game is surprisingly challenging.

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

Pricing and Availability:
GameQuartet 1.0 is currently $0.99 (USD) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
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AutoRingtone Pro

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Rochester, New York – Even with iOS 4.1, the iPhone continues to be magical and revolutionary, but it still doesn’t do one thing that phone owners really need. The iPhone doesn’t tell you who is calling!

Users must purchase and assign musical ringtones and then try to remember which song is for which contact. For years, other phones have been able to speak the caller’s name or number allowing busy professionals to know who is calling without looking at the phone. No Tie Software’s AutoRingtone app and service empowers users to create custom Talking Ringtones using TEXT-TO-SPEECH.

Instead of relying on stock ringtones, users can create their own talking "Caller ID" ringtones, that say exactly what they want, such as "Steve, the President is calling. He needs your advice. Again. Should I let it go to voicemail?" They say your first million is the hardest. Perhaps that’s why it took seven months for AutoRingtone users to create 1,000,000 custom talking ringtones but only three months for the second million?!

Recently, No Tie teamed up with independent rock band Fulton Read to create a private label version of AutoRingtone, called Fultones. Fans of Fulton Read can combine several music clips with the AutoRingtone TTS service to create custom ringtones. The app is free and provides links to Fulton Read’s music on iTunes.

With AutoRingtone Pro, users can select from Dozens of professional (British Man or Woman, Old Man, GPS Gal, etc.) and funny voices (Jersey Girl, Valley Girl, Space Alien).

Users can also select nearly 200 sound effects as an attention-getting introduction!

There are no limitations. Create unlimited ringtones and messages are completely uncensored. Indeed, many users are taking advantage of that feature!

Ringtones are downloadable in both .m4r as well as .aiff formats, so they can be created on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad but used on iPhones as well as other phones. iPhone owners can even create ringtones for their non-iPhone owning friends to use when the iPhone owner calls those friends!

No Tie created a funny video, seen by thousands, demonstrating how the service works, called "AutoRingtone: Behind the Curtain"!

AutoRingtone has been a consistent bestseller since introduction, reaching as high as #3 in its category. No Tie reached this milestone the old fashioned way, providing a great app and a great service, at a great price. AutoRingtone Pro is on sale now for just $0.99!

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