Daily iOS App Digest – 01/24/11
Latest apps and updates to the Apple iOS store today…
E-Folk – Guitar
Independent software developer David Palmerio today is pleased to announce the release of E-Folk 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and Android Market. Learn to play acoustic guitar in less than two months. E-Folk is an acoustic guitar method for beginners, featuring 11 lessons of increasing level to play guitar chord progressions. There is no musical knowledge required to use this app. The musical notation and theory is accompanied by audio and movie recordings.
The app is simple and easy to use, when first installed, the user will be able to see 7 quotes, and each day following, they will be notified for a new quote. Swiping gestures and date picker are currently supported for users to easily navigate between the dates. There are also 7 HD backgrounds that will provide users with a positive reading experience. Lastly, the app works fully offline, so the users could have access to the quotes wherever they go.
Coconut Lab has made this app in an intent to bring love to people’s lives on a every day basis. For those people who are looking to feel warm and put a smile on their face every day, this app will definitely fulfill their needs.
Happymagenta has released update 1.9 for Scany – a powerful multifunctional networking instrument for finding connected devices, looking up detailed device information, network troubleshooting, scanning ports, testing network security and firewalls. Scany – one of the most popular networking apps of the last year in many countries according to App Store downloads stats.
The good about Scany is that it offers lots of useful tools in addition to its primary feature of scanning your Wi-Fi, LAN or any other network and providing detailed information about any device connected to it, its domain and network names, addresses and vendor. Scany also includes a whole set of networking utilities – ping, traceroute, remote wake (WOL), Whois, Geo IP and shows information about active network connections along with the external IP address of your router.
Syndicated Puzzles is building on their franchise game called Str8ts by adding it as an irresistible combo alongside Sudoku. These two number puzzles come to life on the iPad and iPhone/touch as an universal app. The emphasis is strictly on quality not quantity. Players that may only have 30 to 60 minutes each day will be best served playing Sudoku Str8ts. Andrew Stuart is one of the few puzzle makers that has the skill level to turn numbers into musical notes enabling them to unfold beautifully similar to a symphony.
If you want to find out if Str8ts can compete with Sudoku this app for 0.99c is your best chance to compare both puzzles head on. This will be your daily go to universal app to quench your number puzzle thirst. This app looks and plays amazing on the iPad.
Give your brain a real workout with Sudoku Str8ts.
Developed in close cooperation with expert antiquarian horologist J. K. Schmidt, ClockMaster enables the measurement and adjustment of mechanical pendulum clocks through a two-step process. The first step is calibrating the microphone and clock beat. The internal iPhone mic provides sufficient accuracy and sensitivity, but an external mic is recommended for professional use. The miniature mic included with iPhone earbuds works well, the Griffin SmartTalk external mic is better, and a specially adapted piezo-acoustic sensor is best. Irrespective of the mic employed, the longer the test sample (a minimum of 10 minutes is recommended), the more stable and accurate the Error Rate measurement.
Touching the Calibration button brings up the Beats Per Minute window that displays BPM, as well as the delta value, a measurement of the maximum irregularity between beats. Also displayed is a variable, mic sensitivity control and five squares that light in sequence with each tick. The tester must minimize extraneous noise, locate the best location for the mic being employed, and optimize the mic sensitivity so that each tick lights only one square, and no ticks are missed. Once the mic is properly placed and adjusted, the goal is to reduce the delta to as close to zero as possible. This procedure, known as putting the clock in beat, is accomplished by slightly altering the clock’s leveling, or offset.
1 And Only 1 Clue
1 And Only 1 Clue is an ideal example of a very simple premise being fully developed and executed. In easy mode the board consists of a 4 x 3 matrix of pictures in colored squares. The pictures are all of the same theme or category: animals, electronics, emotions, fruit, instruments, landmarks, professions, sports, or vehicles. Each game consists of a number of rounds, and a round counter decrements as gameplay proceeds. There is also a game clock that increments minutes/seconds as play continues. Incorrect guesses add ten seconds to the clock. The goal is to complete all the rounds of the game with the lowest clock time.
The game engages the mind on two levels simultaneously: players must consider both color and number of pictures when making matches. If the clue is 1 green square, 1 red square, and 1 blue square, the player must do a color search and then filter the results using a number search. For example, the player may begin by locating all the pictures in a green square. Then, they may filter those results by locating all those pictures that occur in both green AND red squares. Finally, results are filtered to locate the single picture that occurs in green AND red AND blue squares, but NOT any others. This exercises and entertains not only short-term, working memory, but also object and pattern recognition.
Catch Halloween Candy
Minimax Games has announced that their game, Catch Halloween Candy 1.0.4, is now localized in German and English. In Catch Halloween Candy the player controls Benny catching candy on Halloween by just tilting the iPhone. The game is very family friendly, and can be played by kids even that the game is Halloween themed.
Viewger is especially useful if you are traveling in the country with a language that is totally unknown to you. Viewger Phrasebook cannot be replaced in this case by any other tool of communication: Picture is worth a thousand words. The application was created to allow people to communicate with each other using pictures, after all there is nothing easier than showing a picture of an object or action and people will understand exactly what you are saying in any corner of the globe.
In opening the application, the user straight away sees a base of pictures for use. There are over 300 beautiful pictures, and they are divided into themes. These pictures can be used by tourists in countries where they do not know the language. The themes are focused on those situations in which tourists usually find themselves, and provide comprehensive support for typical tourist situations.
Enterprise developer iber4 has announced the release and immediate availability of Magnetball 1.3 for iOS devices. MagnetBall is played by bouncing iron balls straight at red magnets to get points. Each ball falls from above by gravitational force. As the player, you must bounce the ball using a steel bar. The bar is controlled by your finger sliding over the iPhone/iPod screen. Control can also be done easily by using a multi-touch interface, and serve to give enhanced angle and speed control. If you like a fast paced challenge, this is it!
This game features many levels. Players must avoid penalties for missed balls to advance. Difficult magnet locations and external forces make successive levels more challenging. Bonuses are awarded for reaching a level without losing any balls. Be Advised: This Game Can Be Addictive.
Praised for a unique and polished user interface backed by solid, useful features, The Cartographer has been well received by the design and developer community. Technical innovation news firm VentureBeat recently wrote, "It’s one of those rare apps that make you sit up and take notice at first, thanks to its unique design and emphasis on usability, but remains consistently useful by delivering features you’ll use often."
The Cartographer’s recent nomination for Best Travel App represents the latest endorsement from the travel community, who have greeted the app with enthusiasm. Keith Savage of leading travel blog Traveling Savage said, "The Cartographer is a worthy addition to the traveler’s app arsenal. It’s beautiful and provides a unique feature set."
The Cartographer tightly integrates with Google My Maps: tools that allow users to customize Google maps with markers. Developer "A Tasty Pixel" recently introduced additional support for importing maps created in Google Earth, Google’s desktop-based virtual globe application. Users of The Cartographer can do all their travel planning on the desktop, and the resulting maps with accompanying notes can be effortlessly accessed and edited on the iPhone.
Mind Juice Media today has announced the release of Animal Stickers 1.1 for iPad. "Animal Stickers" provides an interactive virtual sticker book for kids. With a traditional sticker book, kids only get to use each background page and each sticker once, and all they can do is change the position and orientation of the sticker. Once the stickers are set in position, that’s it. They can often be difficult or impossible to move without tearing.
"Animal Stickers" solves all of these problems, and provides many other benefits. Kids can:
* Choose a background image (and then change it easily at any time)
* Drag and drop multiple copies of the same sticker
* Move, rotate, flip and resize stickers using an intuitive two-finger pinching motion
* Rearrange the stacking order of the stickers
* Save their creations (including autosave when closing the app)
* Reload their creations at any time and continue editing them
* Share their creations with friends and family via email, as well as by saving an image to the iPad’s Photos collection.
Mother Tucker, LLC has announced Speed PRO 1.3, the popular digital GPS speedometer for iPhones. Speed PRO is a GPS-based speedometer that allows users to track their current speed, average speed, top speed, distance traveled and elapsed time. Version 1.3 introduces Pause/Resume tracking support.
Designed originally for GPS equipped iPhones, Speed PRO gives users a digital GPS speedometer that allows them to track their current speed, average speed, top speed, distance traveled and elapsed time. The most significant features are: presenting information in an easy to read digital format; sharing speedometer images with friends; customizing the colors of the interface; and Pause/Resume tracking support.
Good News Bible
The Good News Bible app is also packed with incredible added extras, including a scrolling illustrated Timeline of the Bible, a Who’s Who guide for over 50 central figures, a fun quiz to test your knowledge, inspirational passages to post to Facebook, an introductory reading plan and a comprehensive dictionary of the Bible to clarify terms used, each available simply at the touch of a button. Such incredible functionality, combined with an intuitive design and easy-to-follow format, make this app superior to any other of its kind. Whether you are new to the Bible and its teachings or just want a fresh look at the text, the Good News Bible app is a fully interactive way in which to engage with the Bible and increase your understanding in a new and exciting way. We hope you enjoy it.
Mother Tucker, LLC has announced Craigly – Premium Edition 1.9.3, the popular Craigslist multi-location search for iOS. Craigly is a powerful multi-location Craigslist search app that gives users multiple views of their search results including: an images text view; a thumbnail-only view (shows up to 40 different people, items, etc. at once on the iPad!); a full-screen image-only view; and a Map view with images. Version 1.9.3 introduces multitasking support.
Designed originally for iPhones, Craigly gives users an alternative to the Craigslist website with multi-location searches, saved searches, favorites and posting with images. The most significant feature is giving users multiple views of their search results including: an images text view; a thumbnail-only view (shows up to 40 different listing images at once on the iPad!); a full-screen image-only listing browser view; and a Google Map view of listings with images.
JwalSoft Inc. today is pleased to announce the availability of Facebook Genie for iPhone. Facebook Genie provides a clever way of scheduling posts that can go on the user’s Facebook wall or her/his friends’ walls. With Facebook Genie, a user can never miss her/his friends’ birthdays. It imports all the friends’ birthdays and enables the user to use the predefined message or customize it per friend. The user can also schedule a custom message to her/his wall or to any friend at any arbitrary date.
In addition, when the user is all about sharing and socializing, tracking location or song will come in handy. With only couple of touch, Facebook Genie tracks the location and/or the song played in iPod and posts their changes to the Facebook wall. Facebook Genie takes advantage of the multitasking capability in iOS4 and uses a very low power technique to post to Facebook on your behalf.
Surveillant is a visionary new game with a minimalist design ethic and an old-skool human vs. computer feel. Each level presents a tense spatial challenge, heightened by the threat of the ever watchful CCTV Camera.
The need for stealth is matched perfectly by the subtly ambient audio. The sound of the wind builds as the player ascends and the whine of the laser shifts frequency when the beam strikes different surfaces. With headphones on, the sensation of the beam passing close by is electric enough to raise hairs on the back of your neck! Being spotted will make you jump even on repeated occasions. Music is used sparingly: the sinister chords of the title music, a beautiful ambient loop on the level select screen, and an eerie and hypnotic melody on the ‘Carousel’ level.
Free for first 24 hours/Download
TextPics+ – Creative Text Picture Easy Free
This is the real, original TextPics+ app.
The best Text Pictures, Nearly 1500+ Text Picture, It’ so awesome.
TextPics+ are for SMS texting to other iDevices. The texting app uses a unified font, and all of our TextPics+ have been painstakingly built specifically for the iDevices. Texting other phones or friends outside of your network may have unpredictable results. Emotes however can be used in a wider variety. Each category describes the possible uses, in-app.
/\__/\ zzzz… I am sleep , don’t bother me,Please!
3D Audio Illusions
Catch the moment and listen incredible set of the best 3D Audio Illusions ever created. This app simply contains a lot of WOW factor. It will mesmerize you and your friends and you’ll see their eyes pop out of their heads!
Spanish The Most Common Words
The 100 Most Common Words in Spanish represent about 50% of vocabulary used in spoken and written material. Memorizing these words is the best way to start learning the Spanish language.
This program will teach you the most common words and parts of speech.
Dog Trainer Pro
Inspired by and working with Dr Ian Dunbar and Monty Roberts, Jez Rose is a dog behaviourist passionate and dedicated to positively changing canine behaviour.
Jez specialised in canine and wolf behavioural psychology and spent six years observing and studying wild wolves and domestic canines. He is privileged to have learnt from and worked with some of the world’s leading dog behaviourists.
This app brings Jez’s expertise to the world of iPhone, teaching you how to train dogs to sit, stay, lay down, leave, come back, settle, erase excess barking, house train, plus modify common behaviour problems in a fun and simple way demonstrating quick results. There are also tips on how to train your new puppy.
Wow That’s Crazy Coupons
Simply show your coupon on your phone and save big. Wow That’s Crazy!
Coming soon you will be able to buy deals directly through our app allowing you to save up to 90% off retail prices.
Saving money today is more important than ever in these times of economic turbulence so download this app now and start saving. It’s that easy!
Cloud Connect Pro
Unleash the true power of your iPad.
Finally an app that combines the power of Mac Finder and Windows Explorer with the flexibility of Cloud based storage.
Leave your laptop behind with Cloud Connect on your iPad.
★ File Sharing:
View and manage files on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or other network services like Dropbox, MobileMe iDisk or Box.net directly from the iPad.
★ Screen Sharing:
Access your favorite native Mac and Windows applications through screen sharing. View and control Windows, Mac OSX and Linux computers as if you were sitting in front of them.
★ Easy Connect:
Optionally use Google services to find your computer with Easy Connect when away from home. Download for free from www.antecea.com
★ Access Anywhere:
Business users access your computers over the corporate network using VPN.
★ Automatic Discovery:
Cloud Connect automatically discovers computers on the local network or those running Antecea’s Easy Connect.
Solitaire Chess App
The new Solitaire Chess App from ThinkFun is now live – it’s chess distilled to it’s very essence (at least that’s what the exec director of the U.S. Chess Federation had to say!). With hundreds challenges available today and many more to come, Solitaire Chess is a great App for all levels – newbie players learn the basics of how the pieces move, and the Expert level will truly test master players’ strategy skills.
Hysteria Project 1 Free – For launch of Hysteria Project 2
Hysteria Project 2 is coming soon!Available on January 27th 2011.
The horror is back on your iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 4 with iOs4! The game has been upgraded and now give you a Hysteria Project 2 Trailer preview.
Can you make the right choice and come out unscathed from this entire filmed adventure?
The original choose-your-own-adventure game recommended for thrills-seekers and fans of new experiences is back!
METAL SLUG TOUCH
"METAL SLUG", the 2D action shooter which has fascinated game fans from all over the world with its beautiful dot pixel art and gaudy action, has arrived on the iPhone / iPod touch for a new type of Metal Slug, "METAL SLUG TOUCH"! It will give gamers great excitement and thrills together with the simple and intuitive controls available only on the iPhone / iPod touch platform. Handle the versatile armored tank Metal Slug, and give chase to Morden’s Army!