Daily App Digest – February 13, 2012

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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes App Store today…

myPill – Birth Control Reminder

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Hashsoft today announced version 2.0 to myPill, a birth control reminder app for iOS devices. This huge update introduces all new control graphics, a revamped help tab, 5 extra language localizations, and a brand new feature: myPill Planner. myPill Planner can be used to remind you to buy a new pack of pills, take a prescription from the doctor, do your yearly checkups, keep track of pills stored in a medicine cabinet, and more. myPill now supports Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.

Taking advantage of iOS 5 new appearance API, in this update myPill has customized all controls graphics with a very realistic / modern web looks. Great looking buttons, shiny tab bar items and granulated background, it is very pleasant to the eye and makes it really fun to use.

In addition, a brand new feature was added – myPill Planner. It can be used to remind buying a new pack or pills, take a prescription from the doctor, do your yearly checkups, keep track of pills packs stored at the medicine cabinet and more.

Free/download

Kush

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Just in time for Valentine‚s Day, CodeCrop today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Kush 1.0, its brand new lifestyle app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Kush was specifically developed with a single admirable purpose: to put a smile on your partner’s face. Kush lets you unite your iPhone with your significant other’s. This is called the „coupling ceremony.‰ Once you bump your phones together, Kush entwines the two so only you and your partner can communicate through the App. Talk about exclusivity.

Once you have tied the technological knot you can now send each other „Kushes‰. A Kush is a romantic message with a kissing sound. The app lets you select from over 100 different sentences and 20 different kissing sounds. You can send your girlfriend/boyfriend a message that says „I miss the way you touch me,‰ and they would receive a pop up with a „Long Wet Kiss‰ sound with the message. It‚s surprisingly effective at making someone smile.

Kush has another interesting feature, the random shake. If you don‚t want to say the same thing over and over again just shake the app and it will randomly generate a romantic message. This is great for spicing things up when you don’t know what to say.

$0.99/£0.69/download

eCard Express for iPhone and eCard Express HD for iPad

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Announcing that Bartsoft Inc., a Canadian based company, has published new Valentine cards and frames for both versions of the application, eCard Express for iPhone and eCard Express HD for iPad. This new update includes both nice classical and humorous cartoon style cards and frames for existing application categories like Love & Friendship, Frames, Thank You, Happy Birthday.

All of these new cards are free of charge for current eCard Express users. And now the total number of cards for each application exceeds 250!

eCard Express application enables users to create and customize greeting cards with high quality stickers, frames, and their own photos or images from the iPhone / iPad photo library. The app also allows users to save their creation to "My Cards", which is essentially an in-app library of all user-saved creations and a very convenient way to put together eCards for iPod users on the go, since it does not require a network connection until actually sending the cards.

While it may seem complicated, eCard Express is very intuitive and straightforward even for a novice iPhone user. With a very well designed user interface and Retina display graphics it makes the creation process significantly more enjoyable.

iPhone/download/$1.99/£1.49
iPad/download/$1.99/£1.49

Face-Jack Me

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Developed by Farook Kapadia, Face-Jack Me uses touch screen technology to allow users to create entertaining facial collages like never before. Users can take photographs of themselves, family and friends and combine them with other photographs to create crazy and amusing face combination’s to enjoy and share. Additionally, any photograph contained within the iPhone photo library (included content downloaded from a web browser) can also be used, allowing users to create celebrity mash-ups, family crossovers or an amusing transformation of a friend – the possibilities are limitless.

Photographs can be imported into Face-Jack Me in seconds whilst visual guidelines and a bespoke slicing algorithm ensure that every face is quickly and correctly scaled and split to create virtual puzzle pieces that align perfectly to create your custom face mosaic. Additionally, custom scaling and movement of individual pieces within a completed face allow for additional precise adjustment to be undertaken – giving users the perfect amusing face combination every time.

There is no limit to the number of photographs users can "Face-Jack" and completed works are automatically saved within a local gallery and can be shared at the touch of a button via Twitter or Facebook. An activity feed allows users to view shared faces around the globe – both for inspiration and amusement – and a tips screen offers advice on creating the perfect "Face-Jack".

"Face-Jack Me offers iOS users around the globe an entertainment app that will make them laugh out loud," commented Farook Kapadia, the app’s creator. "The number of possible face combination’s and subsequent pranks is literally limitless, ensuring users can return to Face-Jack Me time-and-time again whilst amusing friends, family and work colleagues in the process."
$0.99/£0.69/download

Artwork Tracker

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Independent developer Andrew Nicolle today is proud to announce the release of the 1.6 update for Artwork Tracker, the productivity app for artists and collectors, available exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Artwork Tracker allows artists, art collectors, or art dealers to keep track of artwork and submissions on the go, with a pleasing and intuitive interface. The 1.6 update incorporates feedback from artists and collectors, expanding upon the existing feature-set with a new artwork report feature for exporting art collections to a web browser.

Feature Highlights:
* Record artwork details, including artist, medium, price, and creation notes
* Store client details
* Track artwork submissions to clients in dated log entries
* Add multiple photos per artwork entry
* View an art collection in table form, or by image
* Database backup, restore, import and export
* Export artwork reports for viewing in web browsers
* iPad support at no extra charge

"Artists and collectors alike will appreciate the new artwork report feature in this update," said Nicolle. "This should come in handy to keep track of complete art collections for inventory or insurance purposes."

$7.99/£5.99/download

Strategy War

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AppGeneration, publishers of Crazy Formula, Crazy Harbor and Tiny Fish, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Strategy War 1.0, its latest battle-focused board game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Build your army, dominate the enemy and take over the world, one country at a time. Strategy War brings world domination to a whole different level with intricate details, interactive turn by turn game play and advanced A.I. to test you in ways users have never experienced before.

With over 50 levels to conquer in the campaign mode, Strategy War is a great game for anyone looking to be challenged in new and exciting ways. Build your army with Soldiers, Knights and Kings to conquer enemy land while using Houses and Towers to defend from incoming attacks!

Want to challenge your friends and see who will stand alone at the top? With two different modes available for multi-player, battling your friends is easier than ever before. The Hot Seat mode allows you and up to 3 of your friends to play all on the same iOS device and with Game Center capabilities, the second multi-player setting, Online Mode, allows you to challenge your friends or random players from all over the world instantly. See how you stack up against the top ranked users through Game Center.
$0.99/£0.69/download

Torah Notebook

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rah content, for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Torah Notebook includes over 1200 short selections based on the weekly Torah reading, as well as on other Jewish subjects, drawn from both classical and modern Jewish sources.

Torah Notebook is ideal for on-the-go study, reading, and creation of Torah content. Torah Notebook includes a search engine that allows users to search the database by word, title, and tag. Selections in the app are tagged by author, subject, and location in the Bible, and can be given additional tags, as well as edited, printed, or copied and pasted into other apps.

One of the most versatile features of the program is its RSS feed, that brings in Torah content from the Internet, which can be integrated into the program. Currently, Torah Notebook incorporates commentary on the weekly Torah reading from YU Torah, one of the leading sources of Jewish content, that is affiliated with New York-based Yeshiva University. Torah Notebook also includes a built-in editor that allows users to write and edit their own content in Hebrew and English, add tags, and integrate them into the program.

$4.99/£2.99/download

Meowch!

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Nah-Meen Studios is pleased to announce it’s debut release of Meowch!. Meowch! is a casual adventure game for ages 9 and up. Be quick like a cat with your fingers as you escape the clutches of the cat lady. Don’t miss Meowch!, an original gaming experience everyone can enjoy.

Nah-Meen Studios carefully developed Meowch! to be fun, challenging and appealing to a variety of players. "A lot of effort went into making Meowch! accessible to everyone.  It’s really easy when making a game about cats to go off the deep end and just make everything cute and forget about game play." describes Bradley Wollman, Nah-Meen’s artistic talent. "We wanted to make sure we developed something genuinely fun."

Brian Tully, the start-up’s developer talks about Meowch!’s evolution, "The idea I pitched was ‘falling cats’. Months later we have three characters, a cat lady, animal control, 36 levels and a killer interactive environment."  Meowch! is Nah-Meen Studios’s first release and with all the positive feedback it has been getting, it certainly won’t be their last.

"Great game – very addictive with a nice retro style," says Carlos M Icaza, Co-Founder of Ansca Mobile. Nah-Meen Studios utlized Ansca Mobile’s Corona SDK mobile toolkit to create Meowch!

Casual gamers will enjoy flopping a cat through all 36 levels by bouncing off satellite dishes and sliding down gutters. Competitive gamers won’t be disappointed, they can collect achievements and compete on the leader board for the top spot with Game Center support. With multiple ways to complete each level, Meowch! is a game players will keep coming back to. The levels were built with a steady progression of difficulty that make it impossible to get bored of Meowch.

$1.99/£1.49/download

Construction Paper Tanks

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MU-KOW LLC today is thrilled to announce they have updated and dropped the price of their iOS app, CP Tank, from $0.99 and is now Free. Construction Paper Tanks is a fast paced, instant action game filled with tons of construction paper destruction.

CP Tank offers fully customizable and upgradable tanks for a personalized playing experience. Chose your own tank, paint job and even your own battle markings as you prepare to enter the heavy fighting. Complete missions to earn BXP(Battle Experience Points) and use it on upgrading your tanks armor, speed and damage.

CP Tank has easily fired weapons will help you rain down a barrage of bullets, armor piercing bullets and missiles. Enemy tanks of all sizes are around every corner ready to fight. Watch out for land mines that are scattered around the battle fields because you‚ll take heavy damage from the blast. With CP Tank you can compete on the Game Center leader boards to see where you rank and who is king of the battlefield!
Free/download

1TapVideo

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1Tapps today is pleased to announce that their flagship app, 1TapVideo – Instant Video Recording 1.2 for iOS, was recently voted the 2011 Best App Ever Award in the Video category by the readers of 148apps. More than 1.5 million votes were cast in 110 categories of iOS and Android apps. 1TapVideo enables single touch video recording on any video camera equipped iOS device. Eliminating the time required to launch a camera app, then switch from still to video mode, then start recording video, 1TapVideo lets users capture candid moments on video before they are over. The app automatically records at the highest resolution available. 1TapVideo does only one simple thing, but it does it perfectly, as evidenced by its first place win in the Video category.

The 148apps awards are among the most respected in the mobile apps industry, particularly because they represent the view of end-users rather than editors. Now in its fourth year, the 2011 awards had 1,565,833 total votes cast, 1.1 million unique voters, 1,692 unique apps included, and the top vote getter, Jetpack Joyride, received a total of 36,431 votes.

Great pictures come along unexpectedly. iPhone users rarely plan to shoot a picture. Rather, the opportunity presents itself, and the user is present with the iPhone they carry everywhere. The same is true of video. No one can predict when his or her two-year old daughter will perform her first somersault, but a video of that moment will be saved for a long time and viewed again and again. The problem is that ordinarily it takes about 10 – 15 seconds to start recording video, and by that time, it may be too late. 1TapVideo cuts that down to two or three seconds, allowing the user to save the event on video as it is happening.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Photo Guard

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Today Synaptic Wave is pleased to release Photo Guard, its brand new application for easy protection of private photos on any of your devices. People are no need to worry anymore when someone pick’s up their iPhones or iPads. Photo Guard makes your personal life really personal. With Photo Guard people can simply protect all existing photos in their device’s library with the passcode. Or securely take multiple photos directly through the app. Photo Guard will capture any noisy intruder who will try to get access to your personal photos.

But Photo Guard is not only the best photo locker. It’s also the best secure photo manager for your iPhone. Photo Guard allows you to easily group and organize all your photos with separate personal albums. And the same way easily view them. Also Photo Guard makes it easy to share photos you want with friends and family via email or Facebook and Twitter. And of course you can easily transfer them to your Mac via iTunes.

Features:
* Secure protection of photos with the passcode
* Capture photo of intruder on unsuccessful logins
* Fast multiple photo capturing through the app
* Unlimited personal albums for easy managing of large photo libraries
* Multiple photo import or export
* Copy/Paste photos between albums/clipboard
* Easy photos viewing with multiple options
* Share photos with friends via email or Facebook and Twitter
* Transfer photos to Mac via iTunes shared folder

$1.99/£1.49/download

Stone Age

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PANDRA Company today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Stone Age 1.0, their new arcade gaming title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. In Stone Age, the player becomes the main character and serves as both tribal leader and breadwinner for their people. The player will unleash his instincts, and feel like a savage dipped in the world of prehistoric people. Hunt wild animals, keep wives, as well as provide food for everyone in the tribe. As a reward, the tribal leader will be able to have as many wives as he wants. And to accommodate all wives with comfort, the player must build the village of their dreams.

Stone Age features a unique combination of genres, numerous enemies as well as various rewards and bonuses that are sure to encourage gamers and provide further emotional engagement. The game offers several interesting and colorful locales that serve to enhance gameplay, including magic forest, lava cave, and snow mountains. Simplicity and control lets the player avoid distraction from challenging missions. In Stone Age, only one law works. Only the strongest survive. Become a witness to the death of mammoths and discover the reason for the extinction of Neanderthal man.

Feature Highlights:
* Unique combination of genres
* Arcade with social mechanics appeal to different types of gamers
* Numerous enemies
* Various rewards and bonuses encourage gamers
* Interesting and colorful locales
* Simplicity and control
Free/download

Pool Break

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Announcing that Kinetic Bytes, the developer of Pool Break, has released the latest update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Pool Break 1.5.1 update includes two new billiard games and a complete overhaul of the app’s 3D rendering engine. For users this means amazing 3D graphics, smooth play, and very realistic pool physics. Pool Break 1.5.1 gives players four difficulty levels when they compete with the computer, or they can enjoy Pass-n-Play action with a friend, or try their luck with online, cross-platform competition.

Pool Break 1.5.1 Features Include:
* Over a dozen games packed into one app
* Universal iPhone, iPod touch and iPad app
* Supports Online Cross-Platform Multiplayer Gaming
* Supports online chat
* Play against the computer with four difficulty levels
* Pass-n-Play mode
* Very Realistic Pool Physics
* Pan and Zoom and Slow Motion modes
* Free View and First Person View
* Regular or Hexagonal tables
* Allows Curve and Masse shots and full English
* Intuitive User Interface
* Built-in Help Manuals explain how to play

The graphics of the game include shot guides that show the user where the ball is likely to roll. Built-in help manuals also help guide players through the customizable in-app settings and explain how to play the games.

$2.99/£1.99/download

Mate360 for Apps

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Jonathan Friese, together with developer Terawiz Consulting cc, is proud to release their new app "Mates360 for Apps" for iOS. The app is based on a new concept of sharing iPhone apps with your social circle of friends, which includes a strong focus on usability, design and security of your iPhone content.

The difference between Mate360 for Apps and other apps is that users will no longer need to login to Facebook or Twitter in order to share apps. Instead, they have the ease of doing it directly on their iPhone and there is an added power feature which enables them to create social circles (Groups). This new concept of "Circles" in their app lets users share their apps with different circles of friends, family, work colleagues or even split them into categories, like Games Circle.

This gives the user the flexibility and security of how he wants to share his apps; there are many possibilities of how one can use this new fantastic circles feature. Users can also rate their apps, view description and screenshots of their friend’s apps and purchase their friends apps.

Mates360’s intention is to help users view apps that their friends are using, so that they can keep up to date with the latest and most useful apps which are used amongst their social circle. Users will no longer have to wonder what their friends or work colleagues have for apps on their phone and will now be able to interact with their friends by downloading and using the correct apps from the Apple Store.
$1.99/£1.49/download

Circuit Racer 2

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Sulaba Inc. has announced the release and immediate availability of Circuit Racer 2 – Best 3D Buggy Car Racing Game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Don’t miss the action of Circuit Racer 2 with 3D buggy car racing in a beautiful and unique race track! The app features rain or shine mode with six different camera views and your choice of buggy colors. Race along with other artificial intelligence (AI) buggies for the desired number of laps.

You can play in 3 different modes – Race-n-Chase with AI buggies, Countdown and Timer mode with custom choice of Steering, Stick or Motion control for wheel & throttle. Also, you can watch the racing track in Picture-in-Picture (PIP) 2D map window. You can optionally turn off engine (SFX) or music sound.

Features include the camera button that allows you to change the inside and outside views including sky view and 6 more views while driving, car color selector, sound and music controls, accelerator, steering, breaking, and reverse throttle controls to give you full control of your driving and racing experience.

With beautiful race track, curved and divided roads, and tunnel bridge, you’re sure to want to take this baby for a spin and a half along with other buggies.

$4.99/£2.99/download

Word vs Word

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Word games are loved by many people, which is why Spuzzle, Inc. is offering its newest iPhone and iPod touch app Word vs Word free of charge for a limited time. The app is a new social word game with an all-in-one link between a crossword puzzle, hangman and a word search game. In addition, the Word vs Word HD version specifically designed and formatted for the iPad will be 50-percent off.

Word vs Word challenges players to uncover a secret word between three and eight letters. Through strategic process of elimination, intuitive selection and a little luck, the winning player reveals the secret word first and is presented with that word’s definition. As educational as it is entertaining, the app provides a social venue for learning new words and definitions.

"People don’t just like word games, they love them," said Jeff Russell, President and Co-Owner of Spuzzle. "Word games appeal to the masses, and people have many choices when selecting a new word game to download. We want to make sure players are introduced to a social word game they can play with their friends."

The game offers social interaction with live turn-based play and chat messaging with friends and random opponents or equally challenging solo matches. Word vs Word is an accumulation of all things word game players find addictive, fun and rewarding.
Free/download

Hitomebo

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Hitomebo records your love at first sight by GPS function. If there are two who tap the switch at the same time and place, the two may have a chance to fall in love each other. Hitomebo records your Hitomebore experience by GPS function. Hitomebore means "Love at first sight" in Japanese. If there are two who record at the same time and place, the two may have a chance to fall in love each other. There were more than 250,000 users and more than 1,500 couples in Japan.

Free/download

Mafia vs. Police

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Thugs unite into Gangs and launder their dirty money via bars and casinos. Police and FBI oppose it and send them to prison. But Real Business is dealt between Clan leaders and Godfathers, between Police Chiefs and Ministers! When you became one you’ll know what makes this world run..
A player may support Mafia to unite or Police’s authority to grow.

Be careful! Don’t lose control on the situation. “Mafia vs.Police” is as simple to play as it is addicting.

Feature Highlights:

-Real structure of Mafia clans and Police
-Catchy characters
-Comfortable interface
-Simple and understandable game’s process
-10 theme’s  views of the game’s field
-Sound and music which makes you creep

Free/download

Tower Steps

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What will you do if a certain villain treacherously kidnap your little sister and hide her upstairs in a lofty tower? If you are an affectionate brother you will come to rescue her beyond a shadow of doubt and without fear of various obstacles that the kidnapper has prepared for you.

Every gamer will appreciate the "Tower steps", with its interesting combination of wonder tale, everyday life and science fiction elements.

John, the principle character, must pass a playing area of 36 squares in such a way that all dark squares will be turned into light ones but along with this make as few steps as possible. There is more in this than meets the eye and so you need a good deal of quickness to reach the 26th floor where a magic monster had confined little Anny. A fairy tale entourage of the game is supplemented by such effects as teleport or compulsory movement directions that hinder you enough from executing an aim of the game.

A rather simple gameplay of the "Tower steps" can infatuate everybody and various interiors, good graphics and nice music deepen a good impression of a game. No one will be bored!

$0.99/£0.69/download

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