Daily App Digest – November 14, 2011

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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

Meme Maker

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Rocket Splash Games Inc. today is pleased to announce the release of their newest application, Meme Maker. Meme Maker allows iPhone users to create their own memes directly from their iPhone and iPod touch. The creation process is quick, easy and generates great looking meme’s.

Meme’s are the new rage on the web, and you can now join the fun and make your own meme’s. Users are able to generate their own meme’s within seconds with this new application. The process is very simple, pick the meme image, enter the text and you’re done! No other app offers such a simple process with these great results.

Meme Maker also offers many sharing options. Share it with friends over Facebook and have the new meme posted directly on your wall. Or share your new meme over Twitter and tweet it out to the world. Your meme’s can also be e-mailed, so you can send your creations to your friends with ease. Users can also save it in their own collection with a simple tap.

Meme maker includes all of the most popular memes, at no extra cost! Including god tier, demi god tier… Some of the meme’s include: Advice Dog, Courage Wolf, Depression Dog, Forever Alone, Philosoraptor, Socially Awkward Penguin, and so many more. Updates are already in the works for additional meme’s to be added later on.

$0.99/£0.69/Download

Plopp HD

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After the huge success of Plopp on the iPhone the long awaited HD version of the game has now finally been released on the iPad.

Bubble-like circles, so called ‘Plopps’ emerge all over the place and start growing. When a Plopp is being tapped, it explodes and a shockwave is unleashed. If other Plopps are hit by a shockwave they also explode causing big chain-reactions! The bigger a Plopp grows, the more points it contains, but if 2 Plopps touch each other, they both vanish. Even though numbers are important in Plopp, it is very easy to pick up by everybody and even small kids have great fun with Plopp, just by clicking around and to see how the colorful shock waves expand. Experienced players also get a real challenge, as the quests get quite difficult in advanced levels.

Highlights:
* Unique new puzzle-experience
* Relaxing and colorful
* Big chain reactions
* Awesome visuals
* Four different game modes
* Various high-scores with Game Center
* Eighty challenging quests
* Accessible ‘One-Touch-Controls’ allow anybody to play
* Three great in-game soundtracks
* Localized in six different Languages

$1.99/£1.49/Download

Nimbus Littling & the Flu

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KwiqApps today is pleased to announce another original children’s picture book on iPad, Nimbus Littling & the Flu from Nebtune 2 HD, in collaboration with independent children’s book author and illustrator Frankie Santelli. The enhanced book app with embedded mini-games is available in Apple’s App Store for the introductory price of $1.99. The app features high resolution graphics to take advantage of iPad’s large display.

With Nimbus Littling & the Flu from Nebtune 2 HD, young readers come to witness the incredible abilities that Nimbus and Solaris Littling possess, and watch the power of friendship unfold to save a once thriving planet.

"iPad is the idea platform for children’s picture books. We are thrilled to bring another children’s title onto the platform." said Yadong Liu, Founder and CEO of KwiqApps Inc., "Mr. Santelli’s talent inspired us to take on this project and bring his book to millions of iOS devices around the world."

KwiqApps is committed to working with independent authors and illustrators to bring more quality work onto digital platforms including iPhone and iPad. All aspiring authors and illustrators are invited to work with KwiqApps by visiting the company’s website and clicking on the Authors navigation link.

$1.99/£1.49/Download

Gifts

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Pixelka today is pleased to introduce Gifts 1.2 for iOS, their new, free Utility app that employs artificial intelligence to help find gift ideas. The app allows the user to enter up to eight different criteria for gift selection. Criteria include: Recipient, Occasion, Price Range, Category, and Keyword(s). Gift ideas can be sorted by Popularity, Price, or Relevance. Relying on a database of thousands of gifts, some quite unusual, suggested items include price, photo, and link to a web retailer. The app is not affiliated with any company and no brands are favored.

Designed to overcome the limitations posed by other gift apps, Gifts does not exclude any gift giving occasion, type of gift, price range, or recipient. It is, in short, a universal gift recommendation application that allows the users to browse through a huge variety of potential gifts, based on the criteria of their search.

At launch in portrait mode, the app displays the "Gift Finder" screen, which lists five criteria in a large window: Recipient, Occasion, Price Range, Category, and Keyword(s). Touching the first button brings up the Recipients screen and the following choices: Any Recipient, Man, Woman, Teen, Child, Baby, and Pet. Occasions include: Any Occasion, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, Engagement, Wedding, April Fools, Assistants’ Day, Baby Shower, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Back to School, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Boss’s Day, Bridal Shower, Christening/Baptism, Cinco de Mayo, Communion, Confirmation, Easter, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, Get Well Soon, Grandparent’s Day, Halloween, Hanukkah, Housewarming, Kwanzaa, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, New Baby, New Job, New Year’s Eve/Day, Passover, Retirement, St. Patrick’s Day, Sympathy, and Thoughts & Sentiments.

Free/Download

System Monitor with Battery Max

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Tekton Technologies today is pleased to announce the enhanced release and immediate availability of System Monitor with Battery Max 1.5, their all-in-one comprehensive and artistic, health check meter for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. System Monitor with Battery Max is a comprehensive Free Memory and Battery app along with a System Monitor utility, that monitors CPU Load on your device. This app provides a complete health check for iPhone/iPod touch systems and provides valuable details to alert you when the system resources reach the limits.

Look no further! System Monitor with Battery Max features amazing visuals like Speedometer view, 3D Bar charts, battery split and charger, provides you a rich visual experienced like you have never before experienced on your iPhone/iPod touch.

Features:
* Just Open the app and Wait for 5 Secs to see the memory getting freed
* Double Click Home button to see and Close unwanted apps
* Now you will quickly see the memory getting Freed on the Speedometer
* Double Tap Memory speedometer view to rotate to a 3D bar chart view
* Double tap battery or open it to see the battery capacity for your favorite apps
* Double tap the CPU speedometer view, to view a 3D CPU utilization
* Shows the used and free space
* Shows the IP address acquired, and hardware address of your device

You can use this to accurately monitor and enhance your battery life, monitor running process, memory in use, and used and free space.

$0.99/£0.69/Download

ABCDay

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Hompimplay today announced that their first app, ABCDay, is now available in various app markets. ABCDay is an interactive alphabet game, which is created to help kids  learn the alphabets in the fun way.

The app is designed with simple yet beautiful interface that is easy to follow. The navigation enable kids to discover and adapt quickly with the game inside the four bubbles:

* Read the alphabets and see the cute animals making cute sounds and cute moves,
* Write and trace the alphabets by helping the turtle catch the stars,
* Learn to recognize letters by playing a peek-a-book quiz,
* Learn to sing the alphabet song by watching or popping the floating alphabet bubbles.

"What makes learning alphabets is so much fun with this learning toy, perhaps, because the amusing pop in each bubble burst. Or it could be, perhaps, the app has various uplifting music, accompanied with the nurturing voice instructions. Well, the kids know better about this. You can give them the app, and see for yourself why they love this simply entertaining game." Said Honby.

ABCDay was placed as the Second Runner-Up for The Best Air Apps in BlackBerry Partners Fund Challenge 2011. This award-winning app is now available for $2.99 in the U.S and is priced accordingly in other regions. There’s also ABCDay lite version that is downloadable for Free. ABCDay is available in the iTunes AppStore, BlackBerry AppWorld, and Amazon AppStore for Android.

$1.99/£1.49/Download

Scrap It

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Independent software developer, Dirk Bost today is pleased to announce Scrap It 1.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch. Scrap It brings the wonderful art of scrap booking to your fingertips. Both intuitive user interface and wonderful artwork combined, Scrap It will spark your inner scrap booking creativity. Below list some of the many features:

* First ever scrap app that allows you to use your entire iPhone/iPod touch screen to create your scrap creation
* Piece together your scrap creation from scratch, choosing from up to 1,300 different pieces of art including backgrounds, tiles, ribbons, and embellishments
* Include photos from your photo album and add border, shadow, black and white, sharpen, and aged image effects
* Easily add stylized and colored text
* Pinch, zoom, rotate, and move your art
* Easily reset, remove, layer, and set transparency to each individual art pieces on your canvas (activate by long press gesture on art)
* Save, manage, and view your saved scrap creations in a slideshow
* Share with family and friends by ecard/email, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
* Print to iOS compatible printer to create your own personal scrap book
* Simple and intuitive user interface

Scrap It is fun for all ages and allows you to easily create the best scrap memories to share with anyone.

$0.99/£0.69/Download

Defen-G Astro

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Defen-G Astro, a strategy game for the iTunes, Android and Samsung market, recently experienced an enormous rise in popularity and downloads. The mobile application, which launched September of this year, reached 2.7 million downloads this week. Defen-G Astro was featured in the iTunes "What’s Hot" section in Strategy Games at #6 in United States earlier this month, as well as several other high ranks in other categories. The app has also received rave reviews from notable media, including The iPhone App Review, PocketGamer, and TheAppShack.

Garden Seo, marketing team manager at Defen-G development company innodis, believes the app’s success is due its engaging content and high-quality design.

"We are very fortunate to have such a significant amount of users for such a new app," said Seo of Defen-G Astro. "We attest this success and broad user base to the quality and design of the app, which is of the highest standards. We made sure to incorporate Facebook connectivity inside Defen-G Astro, which has helped our loyal fan base spread the word about Defen-G Astro tremendously."

$1.99/£1.49/Download

HexDefense

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Gotow.net today is pleased to announce the immediate availability of HexDefense for iPhone and iPad. Originally developed for Android, HexDefense has been downloaded more than 300,000 times and featured on the front page of Android Market and the Amazon App Stores. We broke all the rules building it for Android first, so we’ve making up for lost time and giving way HexDefense for iOS.

With explosive OpenGL-based graphics and 3D stereo sound, HexDefense is bringing the arcade intensity of tower defense to iOS like never before. Navigate thirty-five challenging levels, building and upgrading towers to create mazes that leave enemy creeps marching to their death! Watch creeps explode and rockets fly across the hexagonal playing field as you defend your home tile against wave after wave of attackers. With advanced maps featuring challenges like creep teleporters and multiple spawn points, HexDefense will keep you playing. The game is fast and intense-easy to play, but very tough to master.

Rich strategy, arcade intensity gameplay, stereo sound and graphics that might give you epilepsy. Yep, we’re pretty excited about this one! Download the app today for free and unlock maps as you earn achievements and kill wave after wave of enemies! Can’t wait to get to the good stuff? Buy credits via in-app purchase and we’ll throw you a private party! (Or, at least, let you unlock maps to your heart’s content) Please see the HexDefense web site for screenshots and additional promo materials. Review copies are available upon request.

Free/Download

Assault SOS

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Pennydale today is pleased to introduce Assault SOS 1.2 for iOS, their new Utility that keeps users safe walking home late at night or jogging with an automatic alarm and emergency notification system. The app allows users to choose from two modes, active and passive alarms. HotButton mode displays a red button on the screen that the user must hold. If they let go, the audio alarm and flashing screen go off, and phone, Twitter, Facebook or email emergency notification is activated. In CheckIn mode, the alarm is triggered after a specified time if the user does not check in with the app. The app provides a reminder that it is time to check in before triggering the alarm.

Set up of the app is quick and easy. The user enters the appropriate contact information for individuals they may want contacted in case of an emergency. This process can be automated by simply adding their contact info from the iOS Contact app. In addition, the user can set up a custom Alarm Message, "My alarm triggered while I was taking the subway home," or use one of the preset messages, "My alarm triggered while I was out running." That completes the one-time set up.

On launch in portrait mode, the Home screen has only two buttons: Start and Recipients. Touching the Recipients button lets the user choose the person they want their iPhone to contact if the alarm is triggered. Users can specify notification via phone, email, Facebook, or Twitter. Touching the Start button opens the Alarm Message page where the user can select from one of their custom or preset messages. Next, the Alarm Type screen opens, where the user can select either HotButton or CheckIn mode. HotButton alarms are triggered immediately if the user lets go of the onscreen red button. CheckIn alarms are triggered after a chosen interval (user selectable between 5 and 60 minutes), if the user does not check-in and disarm the timed alarm.

$1.99/£1.49/Download

Master Key

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Hung Tran, the innovative mobile information security developer, has today announced the release of Master Key for the iPhone, , and iPod touch. This app has the power to secure sensitive contents on mobile iOS devices easily and effectively. In essence a powerful digital vault, this portable security solution has the capacity to hold vast amounts of personal information including passwords, bank account numbers, ATM PINs, Credit Card account info, and more. Master Key is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for $4.99 in the Productivity category.

Utilizing an advanced AES256 encryption algorithm, Master Key gives users the choice of either creating a pattern-like passcode for accessing the app with the swipe of a finger, or using a more conventional numeric code. Master Key requires anyone attempting to access it to input the correct password each and every time, and even automatically relocks if the users phone goes into sleep mode while the application is open.

To help ensure that saving information is a simple process, the app includes a number of pre-designed templates designed to let users store, organize, and categorize info quickly and easily. These templates make accurately saving everything from various financial account numbers to online passwords a breeze. Meanwhile, a number of flexible editing options are available for users to input the information exactly how they want it.

Another unique safety feature of Master Key is a "maximum entry attempt" option, which will erase all information stored within the application if the app’s passcode is entered incorrectly a certain number of times. Furthermore, since Master Key is fully integrated with Dropbox, backing up and restoring in-app information for users is as easy as exporting and importing the information into this web based account.

$4.99/£2.99/Download

Restaurant Finder!

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JAS Applications today is very excited the announce the release of version 1.0 of their successful iPhone and iPod touch App ‘Restaurant Finder!’ which is now available for iPad. Wherever you are in the world, use ‘Restaurant Finder!’ to find hundreds of thousands of awesome restaurants around your current GPS Location. Whether they be diners, fast food restaurants or even sit down meal restaurants, ‘Restaurant Finder!’ finds them all!

Simply open up the App and it will automatically find all restaurants nearby. The Restaurants are then displayed on an elegant, easy to use map and you can even view the map in 3 different modes to fit anyone’s needs: Map, Satellite and Hybrid.

You can then even find out more information about each restaurant including their phone number, address and also directions to get to that location! Within the App you can also phone call the restaurant directly so therefore you can easily make a booking for a table.

$0.99/£0.69/Download

Color Monster

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Wombi is proud to announce that its app COLOR MONSTER – LEARN THE COLORS for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. The app teaches children the names of common colors using a hungry but friendly monster. The adorable Color Monster asks the user for different colored fruits, and children feed the monster by dragging the correct fruit to the monster’s mouth. If offered the right fruit, the monster eats it happily and asks for more. But if offered the wrong fruit, the monster spits it out.

"The Color app is our most advanced app so far, where we have taken full advantage of the possibilities of the iPad and iPhone. The animated monster speaks, points with his chubby hands and shows different face expressions. It’s a Talking Tom with an educational twist," says Markus Wedenborn, developer and Co-Founder of Wombi apps.

"Too many educational apps out there are more or less only books adapted to fit a screen. The Color Monster, on the other hand, could never be anything else than a digital application. It’s our first step trying to create an interactive teacher but with a comical touch," says Markus Wedenborn.

Color Monster  – Learn the colors  is available for introduction price $0.99 ($1.99) from the App Store on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. The app is available in English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

$0.99/£0.69/Download

Magzter – Magazine store

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When the Harry Potter movies showed readers enjoying moving images and interactive content in the magical newspaper The Daily Prophet, audiences were wowed by the premise of what ‘magic’ could do. In the real world, Magzter Inc., a New York based digital startup, is playing the role of magician to the magazine publishing industry.

As publishers and editors grapple with ways to remain on the cutting edge of digital media technology, Magzter has quietly gone about providing a superlative platform that enables magazine owners to embed multimedia clips and interactive content within their publications which is FREE for publishers to use!

By signing up on Magzter for free, publishers can make their titles available on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android powered devices as well as be available on the web – instantly reaching a global audience – no magic here! Editors can embed multimedia clips and interactive content through a simple self-service process that takes mere minutes providing their readers with the same magical experience that wowed them in the movie.

For years the magazine industry has bemoaned loss of advertisers and revenue due to the need for engaging multimedia spots that were just not possible with traditional print. However, publishers on the Magzter platform have already started pushing digital advertisements and are luring ad providers back to this exciting new opportunity.

Powerhouse publications including Men’s Health, India Today, Galatta Cinema and many others  have all successfully launched multimedia rich issues and have seen meteoric rises in digital readership (600%  month-to-month growth!) as readers gravitate towards the immersive experience offered via Magzter.

Free/Download

White Christmas

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"White Christmas", an augmented reality camera app, will launch on Nov. 11, 2011. Blue Wind, a smart phone app developer, and SK Networks Internet, a mobile content developer, created the app together.

"White Christmas" modifies the iPhone’s camera to display falling snow and various charming images in your pictures. You can adjust the size or rotation of the frame to create a picture that suits you.

Upload your pictures directly to social networking services, such as Facebook or Twitter, save your pictures in the camera roll on your iPhone, or even send them via email.

The marketing director for "White Christmas" at Blue Wind says "we developed the app to allow people to take White Christmas pictures and share them with their loved ones and friends. We are offering the app for free so that more people can enjoy it."

You can download "White Christmas" from the Apple App Store.

How about enjoying this Christmas with your loved ones and friends by taking some White Christmas photos with them?

"White Christmas" Main Features:
* Place falling snow and various charming images in the frame of your camera for your pictures
* Set the type and amount of falling snow and turn the flash on or off when you take pictures
* Can be used with both the front view and rear view
* Upload your pictures directly to Facebook and Twitter or send them via email

Free/Download

The Mystic Pug Tarot

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Pugs are predicting the future through a free, fun, simple, and easy to use new app called "Mystic Pug Tarot: The Office Guide To World Domination" (Mystic Pug Tarot). Seattle-based advertising and PR agency EXCLAIM created the Mystic Pug Tarot app and says that it will revolutionize business around the world. Mystic Pug Tarot helps individuals navigate the sometimes murky waters of the office, and will supply you with well thought out answers to your most pressing questions.

Decision-making has never been easier. Ever wonder if you will make it to break time? Want to know if your boss is a jerk? Want to know if you’re going to get a promotion or if there is an office romance in your future? The Mystic Pug Tarot knows all, and can quickly deliver answers to the most complex questions.

"We see this leading to a serious boost in the sale of iPhones, worldwide," comments John Schuler, Creative Director of EXCLAIM. He added in a moment of pure clarity, "this will seriously change the way people use their iPhones."

Free Version Key Features:
* 20 answers to your most important questions
* 10 unique office tarot cards and fortunes
* Two reading options: for you or for a friend
* Share options including Facebook, Twitter, email and text
* History of the Mystic Pug Tarot
* Instructions
* Sound effect options
Free/Download

PDF Reader Pro

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PDF Reader Pro, the top-rated file viewing application developed by YUYAO Software, has set up a new standard for iOS business apps. Updated to Version 2.6.2, the app now supports the powerful save-to-PDF feature that converts various file formats to PDF. Users can later bookmark, annotate, and navigate through the converted files easily on their iPhones or iPads. PDF Reader Pro now offers a set of diverse markup tools including highlight, underline, and strikeout to enhance users’ experience in the information gathering process. Finally, the newly introduced WebDAV support further facilitates file access on iOS devices.

YUYAO strives to provide a richer reading environment to its users with PDF Reader Pro. This is evident from its support of user-requested functions as highlight and save-to-PDF. Along with its friendly user interface, PDF scanner feature, easy file access, outstanding PDF rendering speed, and powerful annotation tools, PDF Reader Pro continues to be the most powerful and cost-effective mobile PDF solution for Business.

PDF Reader Pro has also been featured on Apple’s website as an essential app for business. Apple praised the app for its ability to create and access high-quality PDFs and other files on iPhone. In addition, PDF Reader Pro has received wide recognition from prestigious online media including 24/7 Wall St. and Mashable. 24/7 Wall St. commended PDF Reader Pro, saying, "the app can be useful to just about anybody who uses PDF files."

$5.99/£3.99/Download

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