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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

Talking Larry the Bird 1.0

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Outfit7 Ltd. today releases Talking Larry the Bird 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Talking Larry the Bird features piano keyboard playing, speech detection, entertaining animations, video recording and video sharing. Talking Larry is able to whistle according to the user’s keyboard playing, and he also repeats speech with a funny voice. Users can poke him, feed him, strike him with lighting and make him bow and accept applause.

Talking Larry the Bird is available both as an iPhone and iPad app and features piano keyboard playing, speech detection, entertaining animations, video recording and video sharing. Talking Larry is able to whistle according to the user’s keyboard playing, he also repeats speech with a funny voice. Users can poke him, feed him, strike him with lighting and make him bow and accept applause.

The app allows users to record their own videos of Talking Larry and share them on YouTube, Facebook or send them to their friends and family by email. Talking Larry the Bird is the third character in the Talking Friends series.

Application highlights:
* Playing on the piano keyboard will cause Larry to whistle accordingly
* Talking to Larry will cause him to repeat the speech with a funny voice
* Poking him in the head will cause him to spin
* Pressing buttons in the app will make Larry react in different ways
* Users are able to record videos of Talking Larry and share them on YouTube and Facebook or send them by email

Device requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (earphones with a microphone are necessary)
* iOS 3.0 or higher
* 9.8 MB (iPhone app), 13.4 MB (iPad app)

Pricing and Availability:
Talking Larry the Bird 1.0 for iPhone is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). The iPad version is $4.99. Both are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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Pedlar Lady

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The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross iPad app director Matthew Talbot-Kelly to screen his new short film “The Trembling Veil of Bones” at the London International Animation Festival on September 4th. Moving Tales Inc.’s The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross iPad App establishes an original and engaging new world of storytelling and a fresh and unique listening and viewing experience.

Says Talbot-Kelly: “While both are playful, innovative and difficult to pigeon-hole, on the surface, the two projects are completely different. At Moving Tales, with our first iPad app ‘The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross’, we’re pushing the technological envelope of ebooks by doing a mash-up of storytelling, storybooks, poetry, animation and sound, while honing an elegant graphic novel aesthetic. Wearing my other hat as a experimental film maker, as shown in my new film The Trembling Veil of Bones, I am pushing narrative and methodological conventions, while blurring the line between found, camera recorded and digitally created elements.”

‘The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross’, an exciting new iPad app, was released last week by Moving Tales Inc.™ and is available for iPad users at the App Store for $4.99. Inspired by the age-old tale of a man who becomes rich through a dream, ‘The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross’ describes the journey of a poor pedlar woman who, guided by the shifting line between the real and the unreal, discovers a surprising and wonderful treasure. The app’s dynamic typographic layouts can be animated using the iPad’s accelerometer, and randomly selected alternative perspectives are incorporated to ensure that no two viewings are alike. Other features include Cover Flow-like navigation, the choice to hear and display the story in Spanish as well as English and compelling, poetic voice-over narratives.

The festival run of ‘The Trembling Veil of Bones’ is starting to pick up momentum. Co-Produced with Canada’s National Film Board (NFB), Talbot-Kelly’s animated short film ‘The Trembling Veil of Bones’ combines live action and computer-generated imagery to create a densely layered world of intrigue and revelation. An extraordinary amalgam of visual storytelling, sound design and animation, the film reinvents narrative language to trace a journey from isolation to fragile intimacy.

LIAF Director Nag Vladermersky says “we choose the amazing short film The Trembling Veil of Bones from out of 2500 submissions and are looking forward to premiering it for our discerning UK audience.” An extraordinary amalgam of visual storytelling, sound design and animation, the film reinvents narrative language to trace a journey from isolation to fragile intimacy. The film premiered at the Dublin International Film Festival, been selected at Prix Ars Electronica in Austria, and was shown at the prestigious Palm Springs Int’l Shortfest.

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DoubleCheck

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DoubleIP S.A., the developers of DoubleCheck for iPhone, announces the beginning of the application promotion through its dedicated Facebook page. All DoubleCheck fans will be awarded 50 extra free credits. The promotion starts today August 02, 2010 and ends on Friday August 06, 2010. DoubleCheck unveils portability and allows users to reduce their communication costs while at the same time exploit the usage of their free call/text plans.

The current promotion is the first from a series of promotions and competitions that will take place through DoubleCheck Facebook page. It benefits all users that already installed DoubleCheck on their iPhone or will install it until Friday August 6th.

To receive the benefit of 50 FREE credits, users shall:

* Become fans of DoubleCheck Facebook page. Search for “DoubleCheck” at Facebook and click LIKE (Logo: Question mark with 3 dots).

* Post the 10 last digits of their iPhone UIUD (device id) at DoubleCheck’s Facebook page discussion topic named “50 Free Credits for All”. The sentence to post is: “50 Free Credits to DoubleCheck the mobile operator of my contacts. UDID: xxxxxxxxxx”

DoubleCheck 1.0, enables users to check the current mobile operator of their contacts and provides a simple one step mechanism to mark this info on their address book. Mobile Number Portability allows anyone to change mobile operator by keeping his existing number. Users having free calls/text towards mobile numbers of the same operator, feel uncertain about their costs when placing a call or sending a text. DoubleCheck removes this uncertainty by providing the mobile operator of the person called on the iPhone screen. DoubleCheck, helps users reduce their communication costs while at the same time exploit the usage of their free call/text plans. Virtually anyone can benefit from DoubleCheck, since it supports all mobile operators in 202 countries.

Device Requirements:
* 3G iPhone and iPod touch, iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 0.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
DoubleCheck 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) including 10 Free checks and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.

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HoloToy 1.07

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Florida based kode80 LLC today released HoloToy 1.07, the seventh update to its no-glasses 3D digital toy for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. HoloToy works by distorting the 3D scenes displayed on screen in a way our brains would expect based on the current angle of the device. Version 1.07 adds the ability for users to create their own 3D scenes from images on the device using the new depth and transparency editors and realtime headtracking when run on an iPhone 4 using it’s front facing camera.

Since its release HoloToy has been a continually evolving piece of digital entertainment that explores the immersive interactive possibilities surrounding it’s approach to no glasses 3D. Up until this point the effect has relied on using the iOS devices accelerometer to alter the perspective based on device angle. By keeping your head still and tilting the device the 3D effect updates as your brain would expect. Now, with the addition of the iPhone 4’s front facing camera and real time facial recognition software it is possible to alter the perspective based on the users head position in relation to the screen. Placing the iPhone 4 in front of you it is possible to literally look around the 3D scene by moving your head.

HoloToy’s creator Ben Hopkins had this to say “since release it’s been great watching peoples reactions to HoloToy. As soon as I heard the iPhone 4 had a front facing camera I knew that this would be the next big HoloToy feature. Moving the device and seeing the 3D scenes move as expected is surprising, moving your head and seeing the 3D scenes move as expected is magical!”.

While the headtracking feature is only available on iPhone 4 all HoloToy users from iPod touch through to iPad can now in version 1.07 create unlimited 3D scenes from images on their device using the simple built-in depth and transparency editors. These scenes can be reordered and flicked through giving each HoloToy user their own 3D photo gallery and their holiday snaps new depth. Aside from these major new features HoloToy also contains many interactive toys ranging from a customizable fishtank and robot to physics and puzzle games.

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

Pricing and Availability:
HoloToy 1.07 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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Looky Here! Digital Mirror

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Portland, Oregon – Motivated Apps, LLC, today announces the next stage of helping people look better in public with version 1.2 release of their Looky Here! Digital Mirror application. Exclusively for iPhone 4 users, Looky Here! is a “Digital Mirror” which uses the built-in front facing camera and the iPhone interface to bring the mirror to life. Users can zoom, rotate and hold their live image for a closer look. Looky Here! now features a built in timer to help users capture a full length mirror image for closer inspection.

“After we started our ‘Get the Green Out!’ campaign, we realized that getting lettuce out of people’s teeth was not enough. We also wanted to help them get themselves together before going out in public. We looked around and thought, OK how can we improve Looky Here! to help people get a quick full body makeover before they go to their next interview, date, dinner, dancing, drinking, frolicking, lunch, breakfast, night out, morning out, tractor pull, baseball game, soccer game, tennis match, psychic reading, beer making, wine tasting, outdoor concert, rock climbing, spelling bee, boogie boarding, wind surfing, site seeing, bowling and all those other events that people do?” said Richard Clem, Motivated Apps founder and president. “I said, ‘Hold it Right There!’ People need to look good when they go bowling? I’m not sure about that one, but if that’s what will help people bowl better, who am I to argue?”

“So with this version of Looky Here! we’ve added a hold timer, which will help people who can’t get to a full length mirror, to capture a full body image of themselves before entering the public eye.” said Mr. Clem. “Simply place the phone on a solid surface, start the timer and step back. When the timer expires it will hold the mirror image for closer inspection. It might just be what people need to make any wardrobe adjustments before that unexpected hoedown or whatever event they may be headed to.”

A digital mirror is different from a regular mirror. With a regular mirror, if you want to look at something closer in the mirror, normally one would move closer to the mirror. With Looky Here! you can simply magnify the image using the same pinch gestures you use on the iPhone. To return the mirror to normal, you shake the phone. Capture a mirror image by tapping on the iPhone screen or by using the built in hold timer.

Looky Here! Now Features:
* Hold Timer with the ability to set capture times from 1 to 15 seconds
* Built-in User Guide – Improved
* Timer audio and visual feedback
* Use of the Front Facing camera on iPhone 4 to create a digital mirror
* Multi-touch controls for easy zoom, rotate and hold to control the mirror image
* Tap anywhere to hold the mirror’s current image for closer inspection
* Shake to return the mirror to normal operation
* Supports iOS4 Fast Task Switching functionality so app can be used quickly

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

Pricing and Availability:
Looky Here! 1.2 is available now for $0.99 (USD) on the iPhone App Store in the Utilities category.
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iKaddish 1.0

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Chicago based Davka Corporation today announces iKaddish 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. iKaddish is a free tutorial program that teaches the recitation of the Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer that is recited in the synagogue. iKaddish displays the text of the Kaddish in the original Aramaic and English transliteration, and chants the text, highlighting each word as it is pronounced. The Kaddish prayer is written in Aramaic, and its pronunciation and intonation can be difficult to master.

iKaddish displays the text of the Kaddish in the original Aramaic and English transliteration, and chants the text, highlighting each word as it is pronounced. Users can pause after each screen, tap and listen again, or go forward to the next section. iKaddish includes the text and audio of the Mourner’s Kaddish, as well as the longer Rabbis’ Kaddish, in both Sephardic and Ashkenazic pronunciations.

iKaddish also contains an explanatory section about the Kaddish that includes the English translation, as well as additional information about its recitation. The recitation of the Kaddish is one of the primary ritual observances of Jewish mourning practice, and is recited by mourners during each of the three daily services in the synagogue.

Device Requirements:
iPhone or iPod touch
Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
8.3 MB of free space

Pricing and Availability:
iKaddish 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

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Bob the Bubble 1.0

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Finish development company Fifty Sixty Software has released Bob the Bubble 1.0, their new game for iPhone and iPod touch. Fun and action packed, Bob the Bubble takes only a minute or two to learn but hours of practice to master. Score by collecting blue bubbles, all the while dodging the dangerous red bubbles and occasional bombs. The game has two modes of timed gameplay: a three minute game and a minute-and-a-half game.

Are you ready to take on the bubbling challenges of Bob? Control Bob as he collects blue bubbles, all the while dodging the dangerous red bubbles and occasional bombs. You’ll need nimble fingers and quick reflexes to make it to the top in this action packed game. But don’t worry, learning the game will only take a minute or two. Mastering it, however, will take hours upon hours of practice.

The game has two modes of timed gameplay: a three minute game and a minute-and-a-half game making it perfect for playing while you’re commuting, standing in a line or just looking for a moment of great entertainment. What’s even better is that Bob the Bubble uses OpenFeint so you can earn achievements and compete against high scores globally and also in your local area. Both game modes have separate leaderboards and achievements so you can earn double the Feint Points if you master both modes!

Feature Highlights
* Open Feint achievements and leaderboards
* Colorful cartoon graphics
* Awesome soundtrack
* Easy-to-pick-up gameplay
* Two timed game modes

We started as a group of childhood friends interested in reading comics and playing games. Over time, video games have gotten increasingly violent and, quite bluntly, lack much of the creative spirit that once drove gaming. Our goal is to come up with fresh and interesting ideas and we strive to make games that are fun and challenging for everybody. Some of us also have little children and we believe it is important to act in a responsible way. We believe games have great potential to entertain, teach and tell stories and we want to show that it is possible to reach the potential. We are still learning, but we will get there!

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 13.9 MB

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

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Jerad Hill Photographer

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Modesto, California – Jerad Hill, a popular California destination wedding photographer and owner of Jerad Hill Studios, today announced the release of the Jerad Hill Photographer App for the iPhone. This new app, which features a photo portfolio, slideshow videos, and a built-in contact feature, provides one of the area’s best photographers with a new tool to connect with current and prospective clients.

Jerad Hill has made a name for himself over the last several years as one of the most preeminent photographers in Northern California. His background in technology and web design has allowed him to both produce striking photography and create a vast online presence that ranges from blogging and social networking to producing online tutorials in Photoshop and other programs. The Jerad Hill Photographer app is simply the company’s next step in maximizing technology to forge long-term relationships with clients and fans.

“It’s about me being able to interact with people in a different way besides with a website or a business card, which every photographer has,” explains Hill.

“I have been using your iPhone app so I can show my friends and family our photos,” exclaimed one of Jerad Hill’s clients.

Prospective clients will find that the app provides all of the content of the Jerad Hill Photographer website in a slimmed-down easy-to-use format. Users can view an extensive portfolio of pictures that range from engagement and wedding shoots to special event and portrait galleries, as well as slideshow videos of various sets of photos. With its built-in request form, users interested in booking Jerad Hill for future photography needs can request a quote and contact Hill directly from their phone.

For current clients, the Jerad Hill Photographer App makes it easy to share pictures and videos of past events. The App allows users to bookmark their favorite images and then easily access them later to show friends and family members. Users can also connect the App to a Facebook or Twitter account, allowing them to broadcast their photos for the world to see.

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

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

Pricing and Availability:
Jerad Hill Photographer 4.3 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.

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Daily Tracker 5.0

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CVZ Productions today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Daily Tracker 5.0, an update to their personal organizer for the iPhone and iPod touch. Designed specifically to take advantage of the iPhone’s unique capabilities and interface, Daily Tracker offers one place to gather and track notes, activities, goals, time and more. Among Daily Tracker’s most prolific features is its flexibility, allowing the user to track virtually anything, such as workouts, calories, sleep, memories, ideas and so forth. The possibilities are endless.

Users may effortlessly create and manage to-do lists, checklists or take notes. Notes can be annotated with beautiful photo compositions (perfect for keeping track of memories), voice memos and map locations. At any time, users can check progress of tracked categories with easy-to-view sparklines or upload entries as Spreadsheet to Google Docs.

“How are you spending your time, money and effort? How often do you visit the gym? Do you want to limit the nights you spend dining out? Track weight loss or progress as you are trying to quit smoking or get rid of some other pesky habits? Whether you are trying to achieve specific goals, want to track your vices and virtues for fun, need to organize your notes or to-do lists, Daily Tracker will be your essential companion anywhere you go.” said Christoph Zelazowski, founder of CVZ Productions. “This is the one place to write down all the important things in your life.”

Version 5.0 sports an improved user interface designed for iPhone 4 Retina Display, multi-tasking and Apple VoiceOver for users with impaired vision.

Supported Languages:
* English, German, French, Japanese, Dutch, Italian and Spanish

System Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later
* 7.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Daily Tracker 5.0 for the iPhone is $9.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple’s App Store in the Productivity category.

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Catwalk 1.0

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ARAUNDU Srl has released Catwalk 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Catwalk is a simple and funny App which allows you to vote the girls you meet with a simple touch of your finger on the iPhone’s screen. Catwalk is designed and programmed to give you the chance to tell the girls you meet what you think of them. Without a single word, with the simple touch of a finger on your iPhone, you will raise a paddle with votes from 1 to 10, with sounds included.

Catwalk is the first application in the AppStore designed and programmed to give you the chance to tell the girls you meet what you think of them. Without a single word, with the simple touch of a finger on your iPhone, you will raise a paddle with votes from 1 to 10, with sounds (applauses and more) included.

Highlights:
* Single touch girl voting
* Fun in every situation
* A funny and original way of meeting new people (girls)
* Simple and quick to use

It’s the attraction of the moment, the game of the summer! Challenge your friends at voting girls in the disco, on the beach, at a party or simply down the street. Catwalk is the App not to be speechless anymore, while giving all the girls the sensation to be walking on a real catwalk. Try and see!

The Catwalk App means to be a funny way to spend some time, specifically made for the summer. But it can be obviously used all year long, and for the most different goals. The creators of Catwalk decline every liability about possible side effects, such as slaps or insults caused by an improper use of the App.

Supported Languages:
* US English and Italian

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

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

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iSurfer 1.6

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My Surf World has released iSurfer 1.6 for iPhone and iPod touch devices. iSurfer has been upgraded to cater for every surfers level. iSurfer has been designed into beginner, intermediate and advanced sections to allow your surfing progression to be as easy and straight forward as possible. There is a section completely designated for equipment and its functionality, Safety and all the dangers with rips, currents and stingers. We also provide the surfing rules and surf terminology.

The beginner section provides information from teaching people the best waves to start surfing in to standing and turning a surfboard. All information is condensed down as much as possible so all steps are direct and straight to the point. The beginner section not only appeals to the actual surfer starting out but also to aspiring surf coaches, dads, mums and there friends. We cover all the main points which are taught in a beginner surf lesson in this section of our app.

The Intermediate section will teach you the most important moves in surfing which is fundamental to becoming a better surfer. We provide condensed, but detailed descriptions of each maneuver for both your forehand and backhand. Step by step instructions and body movements of how to perform each maneuver confidently and with commitment.

The advanced section will help you take your surfing to the boundaries. We cover all the moves which you always thought to yourself would be impossible. But with practice and time you also could be doing airs, huge carves, tail-slides and getting yourself deeper inside the barrel with a few technique instructions.

To improve your surfing takes a lot of time, practice and patience. It will not happen over night. But with a few tips from iSurfer app you could improve your surfing every surf session you have. The best way to use iSurfer would be to decide on a move you would like to work on in your next surfing session. Whilst your in the car park getting ready to go for your surf you can navigate to the move you want to work on in iSurfer. Read up on the steps that are required to perform the move and then go out and do it. quick, easy and simple. It does not just stop at surfing. There is a section completely designated for equipment and its functionality, Safety and all the dangers with rips, currents and stingers. We also provide the surfing rules and surf terminology.

Futures updates for iSurfer include a complete warm up routine which should be performed before entering the water. This will be made up of numerous dynamic and explosive stretching exercises designed to mimic surfing moves and mainly targeted for injury prevention. Also some training exercises to help improve your surfing perform and fitness. These training programs will be mainly made up of core exercises targeted to make your turns stronger and faster than ever. All information provided in this app is from former professional surfers and surfing australia accredited surf coaches.

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

Pricing and Availability:
iSurfer 1.6 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Sports category.

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DjembePad 1.0

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ONYX Apps today introduces DjembePad 1.0, their realistic digital drum simulator and practice pad exclusively for iPad. Goatskin is replaced by a high-resolution IPS display, and the ancient and modern worlds meet. Loudness and tone are user controlled, and sounds include: slap, bass, woodblock, and cowbell. An optional metronome helps aspiring percussionists master the rhythms of West Africa. DjembePad brings the primal energies of tribal drums to the digital world.

It is recommended that the user place the iPad in landscape orientation on their lap. Most sounds are created with the thumbs, but all 10 fingers can be used to achieve special rhythms, effects, and instrumentation. The user interface consists of half a goatskin drumhead. As with a real drum, the sound becomes increasingly reverberant as the player strikes the head closer to the rim. Volume is determined by proximity to the vertical axis (striking near the edges produces softer sounds than striking near the middle); hitting the iPad harder has no effect.

Using DjembePad allows the user to experience all the benefits of a real djembe and none of the drawbacks. Bass sounds, which are somewhat difficult to achieve on a real djembe hand drum, are easily produced by striking in the semi-circle labeled Bass at the top of the screen. Woodblock and cowbell sounds are to the left and right of the Bass zone at the top of the screen.

Feature Highlights:
* West African djembe drums are now played all over the world
* DjembePad is ideal for the beginner or advanced drummer
* Integrated metronome can be set at any bps to practice a steady beat
* Create different sounds by tapping different areas of the screen/drumhead
* Full tone and power of sounds can be heard using external plug-in speakers
* Play djembe anytime and anywhere on iPad
* Realistic sound and feel

Traditional djembe drums tend to be large and cumbersome, and cost upwards of $100. They’re not ideal for taking to a party or a friend’s house for a jam session, and they might not make the amateur drummer very popular with their neighbors. Bringing the primal energies of tribal drums to the digital world, DjembePad offers a realistic sound and feel, but the iPad weighs just 1.5 pounds and is 0.5 inch thin. One can practice anywhere, anytime, at any volume or with headphones. The app produces a rich natural sound with subtle variation, which the iPad’s internal speaker cannot accurately reproduce. For the power and punch of a real drum external speakers or headphones are recommended.

“Drumming and drum circles are great fun,” commented developer Eugene Klein. “Now with Djembe Pad anyone with an iPad can experience the magic.”

Device Requirements:
* iPad Compatible
* iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 10.1 MB

Pricing/Availability:
DjembePad 1.0 for iPad is available now for $1.99 (USD or equivalent in other currencies) from the App Store in the Music category. Review copies are available upon request.

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Monster Truck Rally Commercial Generator 1.1

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Austin based Spooky Cat Software has announced Monster Truck Rally Commercial Generator 1.1, their first entertainment app for iPhone and iPod touch. Featuring professional voice talent and original music, the Monster Truck Rally Commercial Generator uses a bank of hundreds of parts of speech to randomly create unique commercials that evoke classic monster truck television and radio advertisements. Over one trillion combinations are possible.

Austin, Texas – Spooky Cat Software is pleased to announce their recently released Monster Truck Rally Commercial Generator 1.1, their first entertainment app for iPhone and iPod touch. Featuring professional voice talent and original music, the Monster Truck Rally Commercial Generator uses a bank of hundreds of parts of speech to randomly create unique commercials that evoke classic monster truck television and radio advertisements. Over one trillion combinations are possible.

Use the Monster Truck Rally Commercial Generator to add excitement to NASCAR events, 4×4 rides, and RC car rallies, or just evoke the over-the-top thrills and hype of a classic monster truck commercial. More phrase-generating entertainment apps from Spooky Cat are in development and will be released this year. Released on July 1, Spooky Cat incorporated the programming talents of Cobey Smith, graphic design skills of Kristin Holloway, voice work of Robert Fisher, and guitar chops of August Azure Keller in the Monster Truck Rally Commercial Generator.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Monster Truck Rally Commercial Generator 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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Readdle

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Well-known application developer for iOS, Readdle today celebrates its third anniversary. In celebration, Readdle is offering a time-limited discount on all Readdle products. Price reductions will take effect for 48 hours starting August 1st. Additionally, Readdle is giving away three iPads to its Twitter followers. During these years, Readdle has achieved industry recognition as a strong developer of business applications for the iPhone and iPad owners.

Odessa, Ukraine – Readdle, a pioneer in iPhone and iPad application development since 2007, celebrates today its third anniversary. In August 2007, Readdle was the first to provide iPhone users a document reader and attachment saver a full year before the official iTunes App Store had launched. In 2010, Readdle still continues to expand upon the iOS platform by releasing new products for Apple iPhone users and opening potential to a growing Apple iPad audience.

“Over the last three years, Readdle has grown strong notwithstanding the many challenges on this emerging platform,” said Igor Zhadanov, Readdle co-founder. “Our success is based on a single platform focus – enabling iPhone owners to be productive and efficient on the go – and a great mutual collaboration between the peers in our team with an individual approach to each user,” he explained. “This serves our company and our customers very well.”

During these years, Readdle has achieved industry recognition as a strong developer of business applications for the iPhone and iPad owners. In celebration of its third anniversary, Readdle is offering a time-limited discount on all Readdle products. Price reductions will take effect for 48 hours since August 1st. Additionally, Readdle is giving away three iPads to its Twitter followers.

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The Screetch 1.0

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Moscow based game development and publishing company, Piston Games, has announced The Screetch 1.0, their new game for iPhone and iPod touch devices. The Screetch offers addictive and outstanding gameplay with collecting Screetches that capturing cloudy spheres. Your goal is release them and catch all Screetches into flask. Each level will represent new landscapes and characters – more than dozen of Screetches can be captured and stored in Trophies section.

Screetch features drop-dead graphics, gorgeous effects and animation. Players can challenge each other for being the best in one of 12 divisions or pretend on place in major league. Using Facebook account you can keep in touch with your friends and compare your score with friends achievements.

Each level will represent new landscapes and characters – more than dozen of Screetches can be captured and stored in Trophies section. Piston Games care about players, so even color blindness isn’t obstacle for entertainment. And in spite of newfangled rules, the game is simple to understand and play – you just clear spheres and capture the Screetch. The Screetch takes advantage of the new iOS 4 features – multitasking for compatible iOS 4 devices allow players switch between Screetch game and other usable apps.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 18.9 MB

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

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Kemba 1.0

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California based Mobickus LLC has released Kemba 1.0, their personal journal application for iPhone and iPod touch. Kemba helps users record, organize and analyze life moments. Its goal is to provide users a tool to tell whether they are living and spending their time on the life roles they most value. Kemba personal journal supports multiple views, picture attachments, key word search, cut and paste and various common iPhone and iPod touch gestures that make Kemba very simple to use.

Kemba’s key feature is its “journal entry by role” tagging capability. Each journal entry is associated with one of the user roles. With this simple step, Kemba generates a unique graph that shows what roles a user spend most or least amount of time. With this information, users can balance and manage their time across their various life roles. Kemba personal journal supports multiple views, picture attachments, key word search, cut and paste and various common iPhone and iPod touch gestures that make Kemba very simple to use.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Kemba 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. The free version of Kemba personal journal is limited to three roles. Users can upgrade the free version to a full version through an in-application upgrade feature. The full version allows users to enter up to twelve roles for $4.99 in the U.S. and is priced accordingly in other regions. For additional information about Kemba, visit Mobickus online.

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An Art Of War 1.0

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Asian Applications Developer Humble Gaming Limited independently releases An Art Of War 1.0, their new game for the iPad. Play the Commander of a Crack Commando Unit. Choose a combination of soldiers with specific skills to attack or defend your position till re-enforcements arrive. You decide who fights and how they fight. An Art Of War features a unique combination of turn based strategy, line drawing and top down shooter promises an explosive and thrilling experience for everyone.

A 3-person team, from a choice of 4 different specialists (namely, Strong Grunts, Eagle Eye Snipers, Fast Scouts, and Intelligent Engineers) is chosen for each battle. On each turn players make selections of specific tactics for each soldier be it to attack and engage the enemy or defend against incoming multiple sorties. Then watch them play out versus the opposition. The key is being able to predict the next move of your opponent, be it by opting to utilize the Artificial Intelligence or immerse someone you know well through P2P.

As Sun Tsu (600BC) said in the highly respected book, The Art of War “Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy’s unpreparedness; travel by unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions.”

Some of the other features include:
* A total of 9 levels within 3 Chapters, 3 different difficulty levels
* After Completion of the Mission Mode, there are special missions available in the challenge mode that will unlock after you have completed all the Chapters
* Open Feint Leader Boards. Shared across iPad and iPhone platforms
* Bluetooth Player Vs Player! Challenge family and friends. iPad vs. iPhone available too
* Multi Player on single Ipad device available too, with each player taking turns

An Art Of War is a Universal Application, offering value at $1.99, being targeted to all those who love a multi strategy top down shooting game with rich graphics and different terrains. Designed for multi player interactivity, HG plans to provide multiple updates in coming weeks.

Communications Director for Humble Gaming, Prakash Bharwani says “Inspired by Sun Tsu (600 BC) beliefs of the Art of war where he claims Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Our plan was to create a cross genre game that brought familiarity to new gamers and nostalgia for those that are more experienced. The game tests your strategy skills under time pressure situations in various combat scenarios. As a universal application, users get true value as the iPad also allows us to take our graphics to higher levels”.

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

Pricing and Availability:
An Art Of War 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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