Daily iPad App Digest – 08/12/10

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Latest iPad apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

Ocean Blue

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Ocean Blue, the FIRST realistic diving experience only on the iPad!
Place yourself in the flippers of a diver and enjoy interacting with beautiful marine animals in the comfort of your home.
You can interact with this fascinating 3D world by tapping, pinching, dragging and tilting your iPad to learn more about your fish or to just rotate your view.
Every experience you have with Ocean Blue is a new one with real-time animations and lighting.

Price: $4.99/Download

Chaos Rings

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Boasting the best graphics and gameplay ever seen on the iPhone or iPod touch and the number one highest sales in fifteen countries, the record-breaking RPG, CHAOS RINGS, now finally makes its way to the iPad!

★☆★iPad-exclusive Enhancements!★☆★
The iPad version supports 1024x768px HD resolutions. Experience beautiful graphics, detailed backgrounds, intricate character expressions, and intense battle scenes on the iPad’s large screen.

 

Overview
CHAOS RINGS takes full advantage of the iPhone and iPod touch’s capabilities. Using a classic game system that any RPG fan will enjoy, it presents an epic tale consisting of four different scenarios, all brought to you with gorgeous sound and unbelievably smooth 3D graphics.

The story revolves around a tournament where combatants fight for their lives: the Ark Arena. Upon choosing a pair of characters, one male and one female, you will then have to fight against the other pairs. Each pair has their own story, and the truth behind the Ark Arena will not be revealed until each story is completed.

Price: $15.99/Download

Woman’s Day Cookvook: Healthy Food For Everyday Living, iPad Edition

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The Woman’s Day Cookvook: Healthy Food for Everyday Living is the ultimate guide to good, healthy cooking with recipes tested by the experts at Woman’s Day and prepared by everyday cooks—from seasoned pros to culinary newcomers.

Packed with 45 nutritious and mouthwatering recipes from the trusted editors of Woman’s Day, each one including nutritional information and cooking time, this is the perfect cookvook for anyone who wants to put low-sodium, low-fat, and low-sugar meals on the family table without sacrificing taste and fun.

Every recipe also includes a video so you can cook along with other Woman’s Day readers or watch a helpful cooking or shopping tip with Woman’s Day experts.

Price: $0.99/Download

Diet Planning Calculator

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It is very common to think about diets, but how many days will you need to achieve your weight loss (or increase) goal?

This app calculates how many days you should be on a diet to lose (or increase) weight by your desired amount. It also calculates your BMI (Body Mass Index), your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and your DNC (Daily Caloric Need). The output of this app serves as a benchmark of the time needed to lose (or increase) your weight loss.

Before starting a diet program, consult your doctor.

Price: $0.99/Download

AppsKey Pro

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The AppsKey Pro will work with the iPad & iPhone 4.0. The free app will give a Apple Wireless Keyboard user a indirect shortcut, linking to favorite website or apps. The user must activate the AppsKey Pro App enabling execution of shortcuts. All Apple shortcuts are made visual to the user, so that the user visual will be guided to recognize practical shortcuts when using textural programs like "cmd A / Select All" "cmd Z / Undo/Redo" "cmd X / Cut" "cmd C / Copy" "cmd V / Paste" "cmd / shift arrows" to navigate / highligt texts. The App will only be usefull to people who have purchased the Apple wireless shortcut keyboard silicone cover which we are the original producers off. The protective silicone cover, covers the hole keyboard, so that the user can put it directly in i.e. a bag without having to cover it otherwise. The protective cover will make the keyboard damp/"water proof" and prevent the keyboard from getting wet from spills, dirt & dust. The "solutions will only work with owner of a original Apple Wireless Keyboard.

Price: Free/Download

PhotoFramePlus

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PhotoFramePlus
clock + date + calendar + much, much more…

If you use your iPad as a digital photo frame you’ll love PhotoFramePlus.

PhotoFramePlus is an improvement over the iPad’s built-in slideshow in several ways. In addition there is a time and date display which turns your iPad into a beautiful personalised desktop calendar. A quick tap of the finger displays a full year’s calendar (with week numbers) and if your pictures are a mix of wide and tall, PhotoFramePlus intelligently scales and crops them to fit, so you always get a full screen image – no more black bars!

Price: $2.99/Download

Deal or No for iPad

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The time to seal the deal is finally here..! Deal now to feel the luck on your every move..!
Select the lucky briefcase, wish for the least amount in it…and Win $1000000*.
We have now optimized DEAL OR NO for iPad, and this game is unique with millions of fans worldwide.
Pick up your lucky briefcase and choose six briefcases and select one at a time from the remaining 25 cases that are ready to reveal your luck. After you have unlocked six briefcases, you will recieve a "Phone call notification on iPad" from the Banker.
The banker makes an offer to buy your deal at this stage for a certain amount, based on the total cash amount still in play. If you accept the offer from the Banker, deal gets over, and the amount offered will be your lucky deal. If you refuse the offer, then you must continue to choose the five remaining cases. The offer from the bank keeps coming until your finish the entire briefcases.
This is a great time pass game, will keep your interest level hinged to its peak.
Play it whenever, wherever, and you still keeping yearning for more…could be a good tagline for this game.

Price: $0.99/Download

DeskAgent ~ time, weather & music on your desk

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When you’re not using your iPad, why not give it something to do when you’re at your desk?

Introducing DeskAgent: a clock with a built-in music controller and weather indicator!

Besides displaying the hour, DeskAgent has the following features:
-Appealing, minimal, and formal interface
-Shows the current weather conditions for your location
-Displays or hides the album artwork (iPad only) for the song currently playing in the iPod app
-See the current song’s information
-Control the iPod app: tap the album artwork to access the controls; go back to the previous song, skip to the next one, pause, play, or control the volume
-Shows the current date
-Gets the battery’s status
-Night mode: dim the display’s brightness
-Supports all orientations

Price: $1.99/Download

Budget Touch

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Budget Touch uses the envelope model of budgeting. Set aside money for your standard expenses, then know how much you have left to enjoy.

Enter your expenses, and view your account and envelope balances while on the go. You can also get reports, see graphs, list your transactions, and much more.

Budget Touch can be used stand alone or synced with the desktop version of Budget. When used together Budget and Budget Touch are an unbeatable combination to help you manage your money, stay out of debt, and save for the fun things in life.

Price: $5.99/Download

Calculator ×6

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Will you sometimes find one calculator is not enough?

Price: $0.99/Download

ToGo XL

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Have you ever been reading a website on your Mac and had to leave, but didn’t want to stop reading? Want to take your favorite blog with you on your iPad without having to re-enter the address manually? Now you don’t have to. Instead, just Get It ToGo!

ToGo will automagically send any website between any two Apple devices.

Price: $1.99/Download

a Crazy Birds in Nobody is Perfect ! – Vol.2

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a Crazy Birds in Nobody is Perfect !

It’s a funny comics about a bunch of crazy birds !

a new episode !

Price: $0.99/Download

Kids Paint Plus 2.0

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The application has been specially developed for children, providing an easy to use interface that teaches them about shapes while offering a finger painting experience without the paint. The 2.0 version allows for simultaneous multiple finger use and lets parents save their child’s creations to a photo library.

Rengi Rengi created and developed Kids Paint Plus as especially easy to use for youngsters. The app offers toggle button shape changes, which means that little ones merely have to keep tapping a button to find the shape they want to use for their picture. They can take a circle and turn it into a sun with the addition of color, transform a triangle into a tree and so on.

The Kids Paint Plus app features multiple pages, some which already have drawings on them that kids can color. The remaining pages are there for little ones to create masterpieces from scratch. The color is applied to the pictures in much the same way as finger painting. Children can use any or all of their fingers simultaneously to add colors of their choosing to any part of their creation. The shape button shows the current selection and changes when a child switches colors. Parents are able to save their children’s work to a photo library, which is great for showing off to friends and family, or as a keepsake memento.

These are some of the fun features that children get in Kids Paint Plus:
* Multiple pages available
* Kids can color existing drawings or make their own
* Multiple shapes available at the tap of a button
* Multiple finger drawing and coloring
* Shape button changes color to match color selected
* Designed as easy to use for kids
* Teaches children about various shapes
* Export finished creations to a photo library

Children love using Kids Paint Plus because creating is very natural to them. Parents have an additional reason for appreciating this application and that’s the fact that it is a teaching tool that just feels like fun to their kids.

Price: $0.99/Download

Gardener’s Buddy 1.0

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Oakville Stamping & Bending, Ltd. has released Gardener’s Buddy 1.0, their plant mapping and recording app for iPad. Starting with a user created sketch or map which is uploaded into the iPad, the app allows the gardener to create graphical overlays indicating plant types, locations and complete annotated details. The app generates and saves 25 maps, and the gardener uses one per month to record new plantings. There are seven layers with icons denoting: trees, bushes, bulbs, perennials, annuals, herbs, and vegetables.

When first starting to use Gardener’s Buddy, the user must create a sketch or map of their garden, save it as a JPEG, and then use the File Sharing function in iTunes to upload it into the app. With the base layer in place, 25 monthly maps are generated and saved, each with seven planting layers for use on top of the base. New plantings may be added as many times per month as desired, and all records can be emailed or synced with a computer database at any time. The app is always up to date, automatically creating a new map each month and deleting the oldest record. If a map sketch is not available, uploading a blank JPEG will result in a book type garden diary.

Gardener’s Buddy launches in portrait mode to display a scrolling list of months, starting with the coming month and going back an additional 24. An icon view of the base layer accompanies each listing, along with month and year, and whether any garden data has been recorded. The app can accommodate multiple users by tapping a green Change User button on the top right. Tapping on any month brings up the base layer of the garden map, plus any of seven different colored icon layers indicating the kinds of plants added that month (trees, bushes, bulbs, perennials, annuals, herbs, and vegetables) and their location.

Price: $0.99/Download

Football Genius HD

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I-Imagine Interactive, a leading South African video games developer, has announced their featured Xbox Live Arcade title for Xbox 360, Football Genius, is now available for the iPad as Football Genius HD and for the iPhone as Soccer Genius. A challenging trivia game featuring hundreds of questions on the world’s most popular sport, Soccer Genius and Football Genius HD are available on the iTunes App Store for $1.99

With Soccer Genius/Football Genius HD, users have the opportunity to test their soccer knowledge in a fast-paced timed trivia challenge, featuring both text and image-based questions. Users have 1 minute to answer as many questions as possible on topics covering individual players, teams and tournaments. The faster users answer questions, the more points they earn. Points can be accumulated to unlock 10 Open Feint achievements, which can then be posted on Facebook and Twitter.

Soccer Genius/Football Genius HD is localized in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, making the game accessible to soccer fans around the world. The World Cup may have ended, but fans of the "beautiful game" can still enjoy hours of entertainment with Soccer Genius/Football Genius HD.

Football Genius HD is available worldwide for the iPad. For the iPhone, the game is branded as Soccer Genius for the U.S., Canadian and Australian App Stores and Football Genius in all other markets. For more information, find Soccer Genius and Football Genius HD on the iTunes App Store.

Price: $1.99/Download

Pocket CFO – Profiting from Financial Statement course

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Intersog, a leading developer of mobile learning applications, has released Profiting from Financial Statements for the iPad. Profiting from Financial Statements gives individual investors the insight and information they need to utilize corporate financial statements as a powerful investing tool. Profiting from Financial Statements is available on the iTunes App Store.

Part of the Pocket CFO series, Profiting from Financial Statements includes a range of new features designed specifically for the iPad, including an in-app search feature and multiple social networking options. The search feature allows users to locate information in any part of the course, whether in the course text, interactive flashcards or chapter tests. Users can also enhance their app experience by selecting and emailing course text to friends or associates as well as posting messages on Facebook and Twitter from directly within the application.

Profiting from Financial Statements is a full-featured business course logically divided into 3 distinct sections: course texts, flashcards and tests. The full-text course book contains 10 in-depth chapters that provide an easy to understand overview of these highly complex topics. A handy bookmarking feature allows users to save their place anywhere in the course and to resume from that point upon restart. And to help users with terms they may not understand, a course glossary is provided for easy access to definitions from within the app.

After the course text is completed, users have access to a set of interactive flashcards designed to prepare them for the in-course tests. Comprehensive tests follow each chapter, designed to reinforce the learning process. Detailed explanations are provided for each right or wrong answer and tests can be saved and retaken, so users can track their learning progress.

Price: $39.99/Download

Magnetic Alphabet 1.0

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Dot Next has released Magnetic Alphabet 1.0, the iPad edition of the classic magnetic board game. The development of the application comes from our experience with children: we all have children or grandchildren between 3 and 10 and we noticed that their best games are the simple and immediate ones.

Sophisticated games leave little to their imagination, while the old magnetic board with a handful of colored letters allows them to free their imagination. Transforming this experience into a game for iPad was natural: magnetic alphabet contains 95 different pieces in 6 colors, for a total of 570 magnets to be placed freely on the board: a real stimulus for imagination and creativity of our children, without the stress of having to learn features and rules typical of more complex games.

The magnetic alphabet is suitable for children of all ages, both those who already write and those who have yet to learn the alphabet. Knowing the alphabet and numbers in preschool age helps children deal with school more certainty: this game is the ideal tool to start to become familiar with letters and numbers in the lightest and most enjoyable way.

For children who have already started the school it is a great way to combine playing and learning, thus making it more pleasant. It is a good opportunity to play with our children teaching them something: maybe this is the most important thing! It is also a great diversion for those times when kids get bored as long trips, restaurant dinners, parties with friends: unavoidable situations that are easily solved with the magnetic alphabet.

Price: $2.99/Download

Infinity Organizer Notebook

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Announcing ConglomerApps LLC, the developer of Infinity Organizer Notebook, has released a special app for iPad users. The application is a new launch, offering users a fun, very efficient and unique way to organize their notes, reminders, messages and more, right from their iPad. With its attractive, easy-to-use interface and host of versatile features, Infinity Organizer Notebook promises to be an indispensable daily tool.

ConglomerApps proudly unveils their latest product today. Infinity Organizer Notebook is a unique offering in the iPad App world, giving its users an easy method of organizing their notes, reminders, messages, journals and diaries. Additionally, users can edit and share photos and entries, choose between five different types of paper, GPS stamp their entries and use the convenient, built-in calculator.

The app is perfect for professionals, or anyone who likes to stay organized. Students in particular, will appreciate the voice recording option that allows for quick verbal memos or for recording an entire lecture with ease. With Infinity Organizer Notebook’s simple yet powerful efficiency, plus the fun factor that ConglomerApps has built into the app, there is not likely to be a day go by without its being used. People will appreciate the attractive interface and all those little extras that help make their lives a bit easier and more enjoyable.

Price: $2.99/Download

Parcours.robo 1.1

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Impara GmbH has released Parcours.robo 1.1, an update to their industrial robot obstacle course game for iOS moved into the iTunes New and Notable section placing it 83rd in total iPad app sales, and 23rd in the Games category of the iTunes USA App Store. In Europe where acceptance was even stronger it ranked as the #1 Game in the puzzle and strategy categories in France.

The game challenges the player to program his robot to cross the factory floor and reach the exit. Player created stacks of 5 punch cards, which provide stepwise control of turning and movement, are executed each round. Robots must move around walls, negotiate conveyor belts, ride rotating floor discs, and avoid lasers and crushers to reach the exit. The number of cards, amount of energy, and the elapsed time determine the score. The game’s graphics are optimized for all iOS devices, including iPhone 4’s Retina display. The updated version adds iPhone/iPod/iPad single player gameplay, plus the previously supported 2-player mode when running on the iPad.

Parcours.robo 1.1 combines aspects of both point-of-view labyrinth games and chess. Each round the player must plan the shortest path to the exit, and then compile 5 cards to move his robot, one instruction at a time, toward the Exit. Cards include: forward, forward 2x, backward, rotate 90 degrees left, rotate 90 degrees right, rotate 180 degrees, and no operation (no movement or rotation). Each instruction consumes .5, 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0 units of battery power, depending on the amount of activity involved. Resembling labyrinth games, each turn the player must assume a robot’s eye view to assemble 5 instructions through often challenging mazes and obstacles. And Parcours.robo is chess-like in that following each individual move or instruction, the dynamic elements of the game may have a move in response. If a robot moves on to a conveyor belt, the player must calculate the game’s counter-move as the belt alters the robot’s position.

Price: $Free/Download

Whiteboard HD 1.0

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Avici Software, LLC has released Whiteboard HD 1.0, a powerful visualization, collaboration and learning tool for the iPad. As a full-featured, interactive whiteboard, the application is perfect for corporate board rooms and work groups, classroom settings at all levels of education, training rooms for professional sports coaches, broadcasting studios and more.

Collaboration on preliminary sketches, group brainstorming and student projects are all perfect for Whiteboard HD. It fully supports sharing ideas in multiple aspect ratios through external monitors or projectors when used with the iPad VGA adapter. At the end of class or a meeting, it’s easy to save and bookmark notes, images and diagrams in the apps project manager, then send out a copy of the groups work via email.

Whiteboard HD makes it easy to visualize ideas by providing the ideal environment for writing notes, sketching diagrams and recording brainstorming sessions. Users can make freeform drawings, as well as easily manipulate pre-drawn shapes and lines with familiar tap, pinch, and drag multi-touch gestures. Grid or lined template backgrounds are available, and users can also import images or diagrams from the iPad photo library. Labels and text boxes can even be dynamically placed, sized and oriented to complement any image.

"Our focus is on building powerful tools. There are some great drawing apps for the iPad, but none that are eminently useful for professionals," says Cory Powers, CEO of Avici Software. "We’re committed to keeping the UI clean and intuitive, while building even more powerful functionality into Whiteboard."

Price: $5.99/Download

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy

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iStoryTime, a publisher of children’s storybooks for the iPhone and iPad, announced today the launch of a groundbreaking app for deaf children – a vivid audio-visual presentation of "Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy" that includes a sign-language interpretation. The app is the first of its kind, paving the way for many more cutting-edge products to assist this underserved population.

"We are extremely proud to release the first-ever children’s book app for the deaf community," said iStoryTime co-Founder, Woody Sears. "Our goal is to use technology to make children’s books accessible and entertaining and we are delighted to be involved in the production of a book that will provide deaf children with the opportunity to read the popular ‘Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy’ story."

iStoryTime’s book apps, which can be downloaded directly to an iPhone or iPod touch or iPad, are simple to use and known for their creativity, illustrations, narrations and animation. Options for narrations on different stories include voices of adults, kids, and characters. The narration can also be turned off so that parents can read to kids. iStoryTime books are available globally for $.99-$2.99 (USD) in the iPhone App Store in 80 countries.

Price: $2.99/Download

Accounting for Management: Turning the iPad into a Mobile Classroom

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Intersog LLC, a leader in mobile application development, has announced their newest Mobile Learning app, Pocket Manager – Accounting for Management, is now available on the iTunes App Store. Pocket Manager – Accounting for Management provides an in-depth, yet easy to understand overview of essential accounting concepts, specifically designed for managers without an accounting background.

Pocket Manager – Accounting for Management provides managers in any industry with the information they need to more effectively manage budgets, understand financial reports and make their organization more efficient. This is why the app has been a Top 20 grossing Finance app since its release on the app store.

The full-featured business course logically divided into 3 distinct sections: course, flashcards and tests. The full-text course book contains 11 chapters, each highlighting a critical accounting issue. A handy bookmarking feature allows users to save their place anywhere in the course, while in-app searching makes finding information a breeze. To help users with terms they may not understand, a course glossary is provided for easy access to definitions from within the app.

After the course text is completed, users have access to a set of interactive flashcards designed as a study-aid for the in-course tests. Comprehensive tests follow each chapter, designed to reinforce the learning process. Detailed explanations are provided for each right or wrong answer and tests can be saved and retaken, so users can track their learning progress.

Price: $39.99/Download

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