Daily iOS App Updates

Daily iPad App Digest – 10/06/10


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

Dribbblr 1.0


Tapmates today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Dribbblr 1.0 for ipad, the best way to view Dribbble, anywhere. Dribbble is show and tell for designers, developers and other creatives allowing to share their sneak peeks as "shots" – small screenshots of the designs and applications that they are working on.

Dribbblr brings you all of their shots on the amazing screen of your ipad. Accompanied with beautiful UI and being easy to use this is simply the best way to enjoy the streams of creativity and pure beauty.

The app is using all the features available through the official API of Dribbble. View shots, player profiles, read all the comments and much more! Comfortly sort the shots by category or share them with your friends. Dribbblr is the best way to view Dribbble from the front row! And for those who would like to dribble as well, developers of Dribbblr have prepared a chance to get invited.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with ipad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 11.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Dribbblr 1.0 is free with the option to turn off ads for $2.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. App does not run with the development version of iOS 4.2, which is meant only for developers. It runs correctly on all official versions 3.2.x. There’s some hidden stuff while offline, enjoy!

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Finger Stomp HD


greySox has announced the release of Finger Stomp HD 1.0 for the ipad. Recently featured as New and Noteworthy on the iTunes AppStore, Finger Stomp is an innovative music app that pays respect to old-school hip-hop and street musicians, transforming Users to produce the sound and feel of original urban music.

Finger Stomp features everything Users need in order to make their own freestyle version of urban music. Choose from 22 objects such as basketballs, whistles, tires, cans, horns and etc to recreate authentic street music at it’s best. In addition, its simple-to-use interface allows Users to easily adjust the rolling and scale of the sounds, adding their own unique flavor to their mix. Finger Stomp is also bundled with 12 preset beat patterns to provide a powerful solution of mimicking and practicing urban street music.

Taking full advantage of the ipad’s hardware, Finger Stomp is a stand-alone application with an intuitive and fully configurable user interface. Objects can be smoothly mixed and matched to easily provide Users with a full range of sounds. In addition, animated visual effects of the objects and the implementation of Drum Meister’s beat engine deliver a realistic experience of old school freestyle.

Finger Stomp is a collaborated effort between three companies, greySox, ThePot and SPN Holdings. Each offering their expertise, respectively, in programming and publishing, graphic design and professional studio sound to offer the User the most authentic urban music application available.

greySox created Drum Meister, a popular Drum app that reached the Top 50 in the music category in the US, Australia, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea and 7 other countries. Also reaching Top 100 in 22 other countries. Drum Meister reached a peak rank of #90 in the overall US iTunes Store.

Feature Highlights:
* 22 Different objects featuring professionally studio created authentic sounds
* Each object can be easily placed and fixed
* Sound velocity, rolling and scale can be changed
* Record and Replay Feature
* 12 different prerecorded beats to practice
* 3D Positioned Sounds
* Utilized Drum Meister beat engine for a seamless and responsive flow.
* Animated Visual Effects

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with ipad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 11.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Finger Stomp HD 1.0 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.

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Secret of the Lost Cavern HD


Coladia today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Secret of the Lost Cavern HD 1.1 for ipad. Secret of the Lost Cavern is an adventure game that plunges the player into an inspiring journey that takes place during the Paleolithic period in prehistoric time, 15,000 years B.C. The gameplay and each puzzle are designed to take unique advantage of the touch capabilities of the ipad. The new version includes english, french, spanish, italian and german localizations, as well as Facebook support.

15,000 B.C. Strange symbols found while hunting remind Arok of an encounter with a charismatic traveler a long time ago. In order for him to find his long-forgotten friend, the most brilliant painter of Prehistoric times, Arok begins a long and perilous journey.Play as Arok and enter a fascinating and bewitching Stone Age adventure.

Learn about Prehistoric life, follow the path of your mentor and work with him to recreate the paintings of the renowned Lascaux Cave. Venture through a wild time and decipher the symbols left by our ancestors. Hunt, fish, cut stones, paint animated frescoes and take part in mysterious shamanist ceremonies to win your place among the Lascaux Cave artist tribe. Will you be able to come through our ancestors’ secrets and survive in this wild and harsh world?

* Available in english, french, spanish, italian and german languages (text, video and voice)
* High quality images, movies and animations
* Original soundtrack and sound effects creating an immersive atmosphere
* Intuitive tutorial will guide you in your first steps in the game
* Auto-save (when quitting or phone call)
* "Bookmark" system to save and restore progress
* "Hot Spot" hints
* Support Facebook publishing

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with ipad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 479 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Secret of the Lost Cavern HD 1.0 is available today on the AppStore and costs $9.99 (USD) in the Games category. Promo codes are available by contacting us. Secret of the Lost Cavern is also available for iPhone at $4.99 (USD).

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Landscaper’s Companion App


Stevenson Software LLC, developer of the Landscaper’s Companion application, announced the availability of the Landscaper’s Companion App for ipad after receiving rave reviews for its iPhone version. The new ipad application was quickly praised by Apple as a "New and Noteworthy" application and their #1 Reference App for ipad.

"We’re honored to have been so well received by Apple and our Landscaper’s Companion users," says Dave Stevenson, President of Stevenson Software LLC. "Our app is helping thousands of professional landscapers and part-time gardening hobbyists with plant identification, watering requirements and sun exposure."

The Landscaper’s Companion app for ipad contains information for over 1,400 different plants, features over 5,700 high-quality pictures and sorts plants into 16 easily-searched categories. Users can search for trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials by their Common Name, Scientific Name, sun exposure, zone or watering requirements. Most plants listed in the guide also include cultivation information, common uses and potential problems they may have.

"As a planning tool, nothing beats the Landscaper’s Companion," explains Stevenson. "A landscaper or gardener can visualize what an established garden will look like referencing the mature height and width measurements the app provides for each plant."

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with ipad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 2.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Landscaper’s Companion for ipad 1.3 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. Fans and followers can also find the Landscaper’s Companion on Facebook and Twitter.

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RogueSheep announced today its TouchUp App for ipad is now available from the App Store. TouchUp brings creative photo editing to ipad, enabling anyone to create captivating art from their photos or make common adjustments with ease.

RogueSheep CEO and co-founder Chris Parrish said, "The best part of TouchUp is how it really lets you interact with your photos in a new and fun way.There is something fascinating about how the barrier between user and photo disappears as you enjoy the experience of manipulating photos directly by touch."

The TouchUp App leverages ipad’s graphics processor and OpenGL software to provide high-performance image editing in a refined user experience. Users can apply a variety of effects to their photo which can then be "brushed" on or off any portion of the image. Users can stack any number of effects and adjustments on their photos to make even more impressive results.

TouchUp allows users to quickly explore creative enhancement of their photos. Highlighting a subject by removing color from the background is simple when painting on the black and white effect. Anyone can add a "Bokeh" look with TouchUp by creating out-of-focus areas of an image with the blur effect. Users can also paint colors and tints onto images with a variety of brush types.

The app also provides common adjustments that can be applied to an entire photo or painted onto specific areas. Contrast and brightness are easily modified, as well as color temperature. A "Pro" upgrade is available through In-App Purchase that provides dodge and burn exposure refinements like those found in desktop image editing packages.

When a photo is ready to share with others, the TouchUp App provides many choices with just a few taps. Images can be saved to the Photo Library or sent as a mail attachment. TouchUp is also integrated with popular social media services such as Twitter and Facebook for easy sharing with friends and family.

Features include:
* Import photos from ipad’s Photo Library
* Browse flickr’s recent photo stream for image sources
* Draw and Erase effects and adjustments by painting with your finger
* Apply creative effects such as: Black and White, Blur, Sepia Tone, Hue Shift and Tint
* Select from several adjustments including: Brightness, Contrast, Temperature
* Paint colors or tints directly onto photos
* Change brush opacity and choose a soft or hard edge
* Go pro with advanced adjustments like Dodge and Burn
* Stack effects in layers for sophisticated results
* Save photos to the photo library
* Share photos on Facebook, Twitter or as mail attachments

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with ipad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 24.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
TouchUp for ipad 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.

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123 Sticker HD Talking Sticker Book


Independent software developer, Steve Glinberg, today is pleased to announce the release of 123 Sticker HD Talking Sticker Book for ipad. With 123 Sticker HD children build and paint sticker scenes, while listening to fun sound effects, vibrant background music, 25 popular children’s songs, and voice-overs of color names spoken in multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, and German. With four sticker scenes in all, 123 Sticker HD’s initial release features a timely spooky Halloween themed scene.

123 Sticker HD is brought to you by the creator of the top selling art apps, 123 Color and 123 Glow. 123 Color has been featured in the New York Times, in iPhone Life Magazine, and on Apple’s New & Noteworthy, What’s Hot, and Staff Favorite’s lists of apps; 123 Glow earned a spot next to 123 Color on the App Store’s Top 100 Education Apps list immediately upon its release last month and has been there ever since.

123 Sticker HD includes 4 sticker scenes:
* Build Your Own Halloween Night
* Build Your Own Carnival
* Build Your Own Beach Vacation
* Build Your Own Playground

123 Sticker HD is jam packed with features and teaches the following skills:
* Colors, spoken in English, Spanish, French, and German
* Spelling of numbers and colors in all four languages
* Artistic expression, drawing and painting skills

Additional features include:
* Freestyle finger painting
* American, Australian, and British English voice-overs included
* Select up to two voice-overs to be spoken when colors are touched, and which you want spoken first
* Proper spelling of colors is displayed in the selected languages
* 23 sound effects
* 25 songs
* Individual (or all) songs and sound effects can be disabled
* Artwork can be saved to the Photos app or emailed to friends and family without leaving 123 Sticker HD.

Also included in 123 Sticker HD is free preview of Glinberg’s top selling education app, 123 Glow HD. Within 123 Sticker HD, children can finger paint one of 123 Glow HD’s many Halloween themed drawings with a color palette of 30 glowing neon colors.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with ipad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 30.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
123 Sticker HD – Talking Sticker Book 1.0.2 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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Hello-Hello English


Hello-Hello, an innovative language learning company, advances its international strategy and establishes leadership on mobile language learning worldwide with the addition of fully localized content and the launch of the Hello-Hello English language learning app.

Within 24 hours of its launch, Hello-Hello English witnessed strong customer acceptance by placing among the top 5 educational ipad apps in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Switzerland with the #1 position in Brazil, Italy and Spain.

The new app is a complete English language course, with 30 conversational lessons based on realistic situations supplemented with hundreds of flashcards containing words and sentences for vocabulary building. The content was developed in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) and has been attractively priced at $9.99.

Hello-Hello also added fully localized content to all of its apps, which allows international customers to choose the language in which they can view the entire app including the translation of the lessons and flashcards. Customers can choose to see the app in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Sarah Gontijo, CEO & Founder of Hello-Hello said, "We cannot ignore the importance of the international market, which already represents more than half of our sales. Based on our internal projections, we are expecting the tablet app market to grow to 10 times its current size by the end of 2011. A great deal of this growth will be driven by the rapid adoption of tablet devices internationally. With the launch of Hello-Hello English and the fully localized version of our language learning apps we hope to consolidate our position as the market leader in mobile language learning."

All Hello-Hello’s language learning apps on the ipad are based on an innovative learning approach powered by ipad’s unique interface that gives users the freedom to access lessons anywhere, anytime. The content for all Hello-Hello apps is stored locally on the ipad itself and requires no network connection (such as Wi-Fi or 3G) to work providing speedy response time and easy access to learning on this device.

Hello-Hello already offers a range of eight successful educational apps: Hello-Hello English, Hello-Hello French, Hello-Hello German, Hello-Hello Italian, Hello-Hello Portuguese, Hello-Hello Spanish and Hello-Hello Kids. More apps will be coming soon. Hello-Hello’s language learning website offers FREE language courses combined with social networking where members can:

1. Learn a new language with complete online courses that develop all the skills they need.

2. Teach other members their language by providing feedback on their exercises and learn from native speakers by submitting exercises for them to review.

3. Communicate with native speakers through audio, video and text Chat to practice the language and make friends all over the world! The website was launched in August 2009 and today has a worldwide membership base that spans more than 70 countries.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with ipad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 87.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Hello-Hello English 1.0 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Hello-Hello English 1.0
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Shape Up With Karatics


If you have been searching for the most efficient and effective method of losing weight and keeping in good shape, you can stop right now, as it is finally here. Karatics is a name given to a new system of exercises derived from an ancient oriental art, which can be practised by anybody with little or no knowledge of martial arts. The exercises are easy to follow, as each movement is explained in detail. Mostly all of them are assisted with colour photographs using five different models.

Price: $7.99/Download

iFish Cartoon HD


Get ready to dive into the deep ocean and get your fishing adventure started! Tons of unique and exotic fishes are scattering around for you to catch! iFish Cartoon puts you into the most mysterious and exciting underwater experience with your very own kitty friend.

Team up with your charming and crafty kitty to perfect your fishing skills. Through your adventurous fishing journey, you can help your kitty catch its favorite seafood and earn gold at same time. Your goal is to catch enough fishes to fill the requirement stats gauge during each stage. Also, the stats gauge serves as a timer so make sure that the gauge level doesn’t drop to zero or else you won’t be able to cruise through your fishing adventure.

iFish Cartoon is designed to be a fun and relaxing game. Use accelerometer to control the movements, aim your net above the fish, and with a simple click with steady hand, you can successfully catch your target fish. (*The HD iPad version designed with touch control for multiple player purpose.) Those sneaky fishes will find ways to escape, so train your kitty well to prevent failure. There are specialties in the game to help you in your fishing adventure so use them wisely. Don’t forget to watch out for those dangerous sea creatures beneath the hidden waters and protect your kitty from their attacks. Good luck, have fun, and start fishing!


-Easy to play
-One on One game play mode for iPad exclusive
-Smooth touch control
-Beautiful underwater scenery
-Lots of unique & exotic fishes
-25 different, fun stages
-Fun specialties
-Local score records

Begin your fishing adventure now! Get iFish Cartoon today and have fun with fishing!

Price: $1.99/Download

DELBMARCS (Scrambled Letters)


How this addictive game works is easy: Push the scrambled (delbmarcs!) letters together to make one of the required words in the various word lengths (4 to 12 letters).

The aim of the game, in addition to automatically training your brain, is to release the most valuable tiles.

In contrast to other letter puzzle games, an English word can be made from every group of scrambled letters.

If you need help in forming a word, helpful position tips are available as well as the complete solution in emergencies! But take care! These words don’t count towards releasing new tiles.

### Features:
– Thousands of English words
– Simple, intuitive controls (Drag&Drop)
– Detailed graphics and interface
– Fitting sound effects and relaxing music
– Statistics on all the words
– Hours and hours of puzzle fun
– Train your brain and improve your concentration
– Fun for the whole family
– Game instructions

Price: $0.99/Download

Medicine On Call for iPad


Price: $4.99/Download

PowerTeacher Mobile


One of the fastest growing classroom management solutions is now available for the iPad.


PowerTeacher Mobile untethers teachers from their desktop or laptop and allows them to record scores and make observations while roaming the classroom, gymnasium, blacktop, science lab or even on a field trip**

– Post assignments and scores to parents and students in real-time
– Create new assignments
– Record scores for assignments
– View and update class and group metrics (mean, median, mode)
– Enter comments and score codes for assignments
– Review class rosters
– Access student demographics
– Access student alerts
– Send email to student contacts
– View student photos
– View scoresheet for student groups
– Review assignment categories
– Review grade scales
– Integrated help
– Secure login
– School Locator

– PowerTeacher Mobile requires PowerSchool or later
– Requires activation of Mobile Services by each district system administrator
– Requires a wireless or 3G Internet connection


Pop Art!


Pop Art! displays a slideshow of HUNDREDS of the most stunning images of pop art from around the world — you’ve NEVER seen a collection like this! Some of the renowned photographers include Mary Ann Wakeley and Tony Worrall.

All of the photos can be used as WALLPAPER by simply tapping the screen and pressing the “Save” button. This will save the image in your Photos app!

*Hundreds of stunning images to keep you entertained for hours
*Use any image as Wallpaper for your iPhone!
*Simple swipe to advance / revisit images
*Professionally produced background ambiance
*Professional photographers


Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Requires iPhone 3.0 Software Update

Price: $2.99/Download

Tweet Library


Tweet Library — the advanced Twitter app with archiving, collections, and filters. If you have ever wished that you could find an old tweet after it fell out of the Twitter search index, Tweet Library was designed for you.

Tweet Library keeps a local searchable archive of your own tweets, favorites, and retweets so that you can find important tweets later. It adds collections so that you can curate your timeline by organizing related tweets together. And it includes custom filters to automatically group or hide tweets.


* Download up to 3000 of your own tweets on first launch so that you have a personal archive on your iPad.
* Search across your own tweets, favorites, and retweets.
* Filter by date with the calendar to find old tweets.
* Organize tweets into collections around events or topics.
* Publish your collections to tweetlibrary.com to share with friends.
* Create filters to view matching tweets or hide them from your timeline.
* Export your archive, timeline, or collections to a text file for saving to your Mac or PC.

And Tweet Library is also a great Twitter client:

* Multiple accounts.
* Posting, replies, and direct messages.
* Conversation view.
* Inline pictures and a quick browser window.
* Saved searches and lists.
* Username search while composing tweets.
* Instapaper and TextExpander support.
* Full interface in both portrait and landscape orientations.

Price: $9.99/Download

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