Daily App Digest – October 6, 2011

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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

Catch the Candy

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The game publisher BulkyPix, and the independent FedoIT are proud to announce that the update of Catch the Candy on iPhone and iPad is finally here. This update brings new levels, new achievements and even more brain busting fun
‘Catch the Candy’, puts you in control of a hungry little fuzzy creature as he uses his extendible grappling tongue to hunt down his candy.  But it’s not so easy to reach, as he’s not able to move around on his own.  He’ll have to use his tongue to latch onto objects in each of the game’s 80 levels, to get close enough to the candy to draw it to him.

iPhone $0.99/£0.69/Download
iPad £1.99/£1.49/Download

Kids Musician

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dayYom ( ”)/ today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Kids Musician 1.1, an update to their music education application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Kids Musician allows young children to play different instruments while learning more about music. Kids Musician is so easy to use, features real instrument sound and sure to delight young ones.

Version 1.1 is now a Universal app, adding new instruments including the Harp, Guitar, Hand Drum, and Triangle, as well as the ability to auto-play songs. There are other minor fixes, such as removing the button delay, and sound noise.

$0.99/£0.69/Download

Cuberis

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N-Top Communication Co., Ltd. has announced the release and immediate worldwide availability of the updated version of Cuberis for iPhone and iPod touch. This challenging and addictive puzzler with 3D game play and killer power ups guarantees hours of entertainment and fun for the whole family.

Cuberis app is designed to overcome complex and confusing interface of existing 3D puzzle games providing users with simple and intuitive gameplay. The game strives to train the mind and develop cognitive skills ensuring mentally intensive and visually appealing puzzle.

The goal of Cuberis is simple. To earn the points users need to destroy as more cubes as possible by making combos of three or more. Two game modes and helpful power-ups keep players entertained and the game play varied. In Time Mode gamers are given a certain amount of time to accomplish the task. Clear Mode allows users to play until the screen is completely clear. This game suits perfectly for fans of puzzle games and is highly recommended for casual gamers as well.

Free/Download

Safe Eats NYC

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Toughturtle LLC is excited to announce the launch of Safe Eats NYC, an iOS application that gives users a quick and intuitive way to view the sanitation and inspection records of restaurants, or eateries, nearby. With a constantly updated database of all the 24,000 New York City eateries throughout the five boroughs, Safe Eats NYC gives the user invaluable information about which establishments to steer clear of when they are looking for a place to eat.

"This is not another ‘find a restaurant near me’ App. Safe Eats NYC is all about knowing which restaurants should be avoided," said Todd Barnes, Lead Developer, Toughturtle LLC. "The idea came to me as I passed by my regular Chinese restaurant and saw the very low grade they had received from the city. This made me question all the restaurants that I frequent. I now wanted to know the grades and ratings of every restaurant."

Free/Download

iQuipment

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INFOMATO(R), Inc. today unveiled a new version of its iQuipment software that provides support for the ID TECH iMag and iMag Pro mobile readers for credit and magnetic stripe cards. Windows(R) POS systems developers can now use the Apple(R) iPhone(R), iPod touch(R) or iPad(R) to securely send information such as credit card data and employee IDs to their existing POS systems, and also use iOS devices as a highly user-friendly terminal to access the full-blown POS functions.

The custom interface between Apple’s iOS and Microsoft(R)’s Windows platforms is complex and costly. But using the concept of pre-fab modules and built-in communication, iQuipment’s unique software solution drastically reduces the typical engineering cost and development time associated with such a project by at least ten-fold.

Following simple SDK examples, a Windows developer can assemble well-defined functional modules to build up the desired iOS user interface(s) without writing a single line of iOS code, and without any knowledge of secure wireless communication between an iOS device and a Windows machine. In fact, all of the coding work and iOS UI design work for the Windows developer are done in his / her familiar Windows environment.

Free/Download

SexBooth

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Keemeo has released SexBooth 1.0, a very special booth app for iPhone and iPod touch. SexBooth is free for a limited time, and is available in the Lifestyle category of the App Store. There are some crazy apps on the iPhone, but SexBooth really pushes the limits even further.

Indeed, SexBooth claims that it can change the sex of a person in a picture. The truth is, SexBooth does not allow for perfect sex change, as the best solution for that remains surgery (or a lot of makeup). What it does really is that it makes a face look more masculine or more feminine. Because of facial hair and other factors, SexBooth works better from female to male than from male to female. Still, the transformations are pretty fun and quite realistic!

SexBooth gives acceptable results when used on pictures taken with the built-in camera of the iPhone and iPod touch. In order to create great transformations, it is better to use high quality pictures taken with an external digital camera and imported from the photo album.

Free/Download

Peg Pals Pro

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Created by a retired research mathematics professor, the app Peg Pals Pro is the only puzzle of its kind on the App Store. Its predecessor Peg Pals appeared on Apple’s "What’s Hot in Board Games," and "What’s Hot in Puzzles."

A puzzle consists of the classic triangle board with 15 peg locations (such as those commonly seen in the Cracker Barrel restaurant). The object is to reduce the puzzle to a single peg by successively jumping a peg over an adjacent peg and into an empty location. Puzzles can vary in difficulty from requiring about 30 seconds to solve, to much more complex.

This app shows there is much more to simple peg puzzles than most people realize.

The typical peg solitaire puzzles begins with just one peg removed. What’s special about Peg Pals is that it does not restrict the user to a single-peg removed puzzle, but rather generates random – but always solvable – puzzles with varying number of pegs removed.

As an option, puzzles may require that the final peg be in a specific spot. The user also has an option to use a timer and the option to show a solvable indicator that turns pink when the user errs and there is no longer a solution for the current puzzle.

Peg Pals also uses artificial intelligence search methodology to analyze positions and can tell the user how many solutions there are to a given puzzle and which moves are best in a given position.

$0.99/£0.69/Download

Spoken Image

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Escape Velocity Apps, the creators of the popular iPad app Audiolio, today is happy to announce the launch of Spoken Image – their newest app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Spoken Image is available worldwide today in the App Store. With Spoken Image, anyone can easily add a short recording to their images, and send their creation to Facebook, Dropbox, Email, and more.

"Spoken Image will change the way people share pictures. Adding a recording to a photo provides a richer, more expressive description than a text caption alone," said Vince Oswalt, co-founder of Escape Velocity Apps. "And since you’re captioning using your voice, there’s no need for typing, so it’s much more convenient and pleasant experience when you’re taking photos on the go. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it works great. We think people will quickly realize how handy this app is for many tasks."

Spoken Image is great for everyone. Friends sharing party pics. Kids sending a quick hello to the grandparents. Classmates describing the equations they photographed off the whiteboard. Realtors, house inspectors, insurance adjusters, retailers – all can benefit from Spoken Image.

$0.99/£0.69/Download

Film Genie

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Bobby Cronkhite Software has released Film Genie 1.1 for iOS devices with a video camera. Film Genie 1.1 adds Hollywood quality visual effects and animations to HD videos. Film Genie is free to download and includes 13 free effects. Additional effects packages are available via In-App purchase.

Other visual effects apps produce boring film grain and color corrections. Film Genie goes beyond those ‘effects’ to deliver visual animations that rival professional effects software with power and ease! Never before have such stunning visual effects arrived on mobile. Combine and save multiple effects to add depth and enhance realism. It’s the perfect companion to iMovie (and other video apps) for creating any type of video project.

Free/Download

Gogh Gallery & Puzzle

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NBA Mania has released and immediate availability of Gogh Gallery & Puzzle 1.0.0, for iOS devices. Gogh Gallery & Puzle is the vincent’s painting gallery app. This app supports the puzzle game with OpenFeint’s leader board.

SK Telecom Global Application Challenge Prize

This app is fairly basic, but great fun and worryingly addictive. It may be used for gaming and educational purposes. 


Free/Download

Math Ease

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Independent iOS developer Willie Shi, the maker of the most popular iPhone apps such as poker, Sudoku3 and million wallpapers photos, has announced Math Ease 1.3 for iPad. Math Ease consistently ranked in the Top 100 with more than 3 million downloads worldwide in Apple iTunes App store.


"The new verion of Math Ease added local support, no internet connection or WIFI needed anymore. this will dramatically increase the speed, and run much faster with no more hiccups." said by Willie Shi, founder of Daypick Inc.


Free/Download

Receipts 3.0

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Tidal Pool Software has announced the release of Receipts 3.0 for Apple iOS. Organize and track your personal and business expenses (including mileage) with Receipts. Receipts is the most customizable expense tracking app on the App Store. Create accounts, categories, and eight different types of custom receipt fields for local taxes, payment information, or anything else you want to track with each receipt.



Add new receipts quickly with an optimized user interface that requires fewer taps. Enter receipt details, capture photos (with rotate/scale/crop support), record a voice memo, and attach files from other apps (including Mail). Receipt totals may be added in any world currency and are instantly converted to your home currency.


$4.99/£2.99/Download

Number Blocks

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Thinknao Software has announced that its latest puzzle game, Number Blocks, is now available exclusively for Apple’s iOS family of products. Number Blocks dares to ask, "Are You a Numbers Wiz?" with a variety of exciting challenging puzzles that a player must solve before time ticks away.

If you’ve ever considered yourself a mental mathematician, or someone adept at finding needles in a haystack or somebody with a great memory, Numbers Blocks’ puzzles put all these skills to the test. And if you’re not, don’t worry; Number Blocks has something for everyone; that is, if you enjoy a quick brain workout.



Number Blocks consists of increasingly difficult puzzles that challenge different aspects of your brain. In one moment you’re finding the smallest number, the next the number that doesn’t fit, or the two numbers that sum to a certain amount, and so on. In all, there are over 30 types of questions to keep your brain active.

Free/Download

MobiReader Pro

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Diotek has become a leading provider of mission critical software solutions by constantly working to improve its deliverables – and such is certainly the case with the updated version 2.0 of MobiReader Pro BizCard & Docu OCR for Android. MobiReader Pro 2.0 is an extremely easy to use tool that empowers users to capture and categorize business documents with little more than a camera click. With the addition of many editing features and the subtraction of a few minor bugs, MobiReader Pro 2.0 is a must-have business tool; ensuring that you won’t, ever again, lose critical contact information or business documentation.

MobiReader Pro 2.0, which can process text written in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian, makes it easy to solve the proverbial dilemma of lost contact information by allowing users to simply take a photo of a business card with a mobile device. The app, created by South Korea-based OCR innovator Diotek, instantly captures all information within the card (contact name, business type, company name/location, phone, email) and automatically and instantly categorizes the info for the user – meaning that a lost business card never again has to result in a lost contact, and lost business.


$3.99/£2.99/Download

My Daily Deal

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With Daily deal sites like Groupon and Living Social offering deep discounts, it is not a surprise that people are flocking to the deal websites in droves. Users signing up for these sites soon find out that they may be overwhelmed with lots of emails from different deal sites. Most of them are deals from their local area but not from services they care about. That is why Emityme Apps launched the iPhone App, My Daily Deal which lets the user control what kind of deals he/she wants to be notified about.



My Daily Deal which can be downloaded on the Apple App store this now, will allow the user select from over 180 US cities to view deals from. The user can also select from 9 categories of deals, including Activities and Events, Beauty and Wellness and Travel. So now the user can say goodbye to the Spa deals he/she cares nothing about.The user can then subscribe by email to receive notification of deals from one city in the category chosen.



The app will show deals for the city and category that was selected. The application aggregates deals from all the major daily deal websites including Groupon, Eversave and KGB Deals. Living Social which is the second largest site after Groupon is noticeably missing due to the restrictions the site has placed on daily deal aggregators.

Free/Download

PastaOnly

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Ideasolutions has announced that a new set of authentic Neapolitan pasta recipes is now available on the App Store. The PastaOnly app contains 31 delicious Neapolitan-style and family-made pasta recipes. It presents two main ways of cooking pasta with its sauce or separately. 

Cooking pasta with its sauce is a traditional and eco-friendly way of cooking pasta, where the pasta will be embraced by its sauce while cooking to create a unique and sublime taste.

Cooking pasta and sauce separately is the more traditional way of cooking pasta; "PastaOnly" presents several recipes in this category as well. PastaOnly will open to you the real world of cooking pasta in the authentic traditional Neapolitan style with a carefully chosen selection of the best pasta dishes. 


$0.99/£0.69/Download

Troll Blaster

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Montreal based mobile software firm eMobiSoft Inc. announced the launch of their physics strategy / puzzle game Troll Blaster for Apple iOS devices. The game enters the popular projectile destruction genre of gameplay in which the player fires a strategically selected weapon onto a structure containing evil trolls. Players progress by killing all trolls.


"We are proud to officially launch Troll Blaster to our Apple iOS audience. This game brings a brand new element of strategy to the projectile destruction genre of games. We worked hard to bring players a new type of challenge that they haven’t encountered before while also aiming to make a fun, strategic puzzle game." said owner Lucky Gupta.



$0.99/£0.69/Download

Monster Trouble HD

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NuOxygen Game Publishing has announced that Monster Trouble HD is Free! The multi-touch implementation of the "Game of the Week" created by the company that reinvented the Tower Defense genre brings real time action and strategy in a fully and smooth 3D addictive game.

$7.99/£4.99/Download

State of the Union

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Appadana Development has announced their latest mobile application for the iOS platform, State of the Union. State of the Union will allow users to find out how the economy is really performing by having all the major U.S. economic indicators right on their iPhone, or iPod touch.

$0.99/£0.69/Download

Project Share – Before And After

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Saddle, LLC today is excited to announce the launch of "Product Share – Before And After". "Project Share – Before and After" is an essential tool for companies, professionals, tradesmen, etc. by enabling them to capture and document before and after photos of client projects and events. These events can then be marketed to the world via social networks like FaceBook, Twitter, etc.

$2.99/£1.99/Download

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