Daily iOS App Updates

Daily iOS App Digest – 02/08/11

Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

Cut Notes


Digital Rebellion LLC today is pleased to announced the availability of Cut Notes for iPad, a tool for taking timecode notes on set or during a screening. If you are a Producer, Director or Editor that still hand-writes timecode during a screening, say Hello to Cut Notes.

Timecode Notes:
As simple as tapping Play along with your Editor, you’ll never again worry about manually writing timecode next to your thoughts during a screening.


SOS Penguin


SOS Penguin! was developed for use on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Developed to entertain both adults as well as children of all ages, this game is structured as a set of ‘deconstruction’ puzzles where players must delete various parts of a platform to ensure that their penguin lands safely onto the ice below. SOS Penguin! is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for $0.99.


Super MisterMind


Having gaining a substantial following since it’s release onto the App Store in early 2010, Super MisterMind is already an established hit with audiences. There is good reason for this success. This app is a faithful representation of Mastermind that transports all of the game’s engrossing gameplay and entertainment value into the mobile arena. Players are charged of with finding a specific combination of colors using secret codes creating by the game’s A.I. Users have to figure out the right five color combination before they run out of space on their virtual gameboard if they hope to win.


15C Scientific Calculator


The HP 15C was one of five calculators in the 10C series that were made from 1981 till 1989. The 15C was the most advanced scientific calculator in the line. It was programmable, had built in support for complex numbers, matrix math, numeric integration, and root solving. Well designed, this out of production scientific calculator is selling on Ebay for over two hundred dollars. The HP 15C has been the unquestioned benchmark for all Scientific Calculators. To make it accessible to everyone in daily life, Vicinno fully implements not only original HP 15C functions but also more suitable features for iPad and Mac.




RedStamp today launches their highly anticipated iPhone application that allows users to quickly email, text, post {Facebook, Twitter} or paper mail stylish, personalized notes directly from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The app is filled with RedStamp’s signature stationery designs featuring easily edited sentiments pre-written by RedStamp’s founder and modern etiquette expert, Erin Newkirk.

Features include:
* A clever card-finding feature to select the perfect design with the swipe of a finger
* Seamless integration with your iPhone contacts + RedStamp account
* Ability to grab/insert photos right from your iPhone or take a picture in-app
* Ability to post directly to your Facebook and Twitter accounts
* A virtual mailbox to help you manage sent correspondence
* Postcards printed on super premium, matte white card stock


Pomodoro Time Management


The Pomodoro Technique has been invented by Francesco Cirilio in the late 1980s. He needed something to stay focused on his tasks and thus used a kitchen timer to divide his work into intervals of 25 minutes of work and 5 minutes breaks. The kitchen timer had the form of a tomatoe (pomodoro) which gave the technique its name. Although the technique existed some time it wasn’t very well known until recently, when a Pomodoro book has been released.

Bloggers, Writers and Developers have been the first to adapt the technique for their work. These early adopters spread the word and today the Pomodoro Technique is used by many people for writing, studying and developing. Whenever there is a task that needs a lot of concentration and focus the Pomodoro Technique helps to get things done.


Make me Over


Make Me Over gives users powerful and easy to use photo editing tools. The blemish remover covers up acne and blemishes. A skin smoother softens skin to provide a flawless photo. The concealer tool removes shiny areas of skin as well as allowing users to apply virtual foundation and enhance eyebrows. The lipstick tool makes lips pop with a variety of selectable shades while the blush / bronzer tool enhances cheeks.


Funny Status Updates


Want to make your friends laugh? Of course you do. Easily make all your friends laugh with, Funny Status Updates for Facebook HD app available for iPad. Over 30,000+ per month use this app to make their friends chuckle. This remarkable app is available for only 99 cents in the App Store today.


Moms With Apps


Developed in collaboration with the Moms With Apps iOS development group, over 200 participants have carefully categorized their apps by educational value and age group. The result is a comprehensive index of over 600 family-friendly apps.

"It’s the first tool of its kind to give an organized voice for family-friendly apps, and we intend to be the best and most committed resource to help make the iDevice an educational tool for families." Lorraine Akemann, Editor and Co-founder, Moms With Apps


Free ArticleSearch


Developed by London-based ForeMinds, ArticleSearch, the new, free app allows higher education students to do simultaneous searches for information across multiple sources. This includes searches of scientific papers, journals, articles, magazines and academic publications all available on the move from students’ mobile phones.

Developers say the app will allow students to avoid having to repeat their searches when using different computer systems. It will also mean they can carry out instantaneous searches of several libraries and sources from virtually any location while on the move. ArticleSearch gathers its results in "test tubes" to show information from each source. It also allows students to send the searches or its results to any colleague by SMS or email without the need for the person receiving it to have the app themselves.


eLastyc Pix


Volyy LLC today is pleased to announce the first version of its flagship product eLastyc Pix, an entertainment application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With eLastyc Pix, it is amazingly easy with a few touch gestures to tweak faces, slim down, grow muscles, and apply absolutely crazy effects to faces or pictures of anything else.

"The eLastic Pix application is designed to serve as a magic extension to artistic talents and creativity. Whether you are a skilled artist or not, with eLastyc Pix you can now have such creative and addictive fun changing the appearance of beings and things. You even have a good chance to make somebody or something look better", said Oleksiy Danikhno, visionary and founder of Volyy LLC.


Time Sheet (Photo Verified)


Finally a simple time sheet system that eliminates paper forms. No more coffee and mustard stained time sheets, that take hours to decipher. Daily progress reports and time sheets will be emailed at the end of each day to all required parties.

Time Sheet (Photo Verified) 1.0 promotes honesty in respect to controlling time management between all parties. Company controllers will be freed up from endless hours, of hunting down missing time sheets and missing information. Customers also can be kept up to date on the progress and hours spent on projects. Time sheet (photo verified) is the best tool to instantly resolve time disputes between all involved parties.


Testicular Cancer Checker


Announcing the release of an important product for male iPhone and iPod touch users. A new launch in the AppStore, Testicular Cancer Checker provides reminder alerts for men to examine themselves for testicular cancer, thereby catching any suspicious changes early enough for easiest treatment. For men who aren’t sure how to do self-exams, the app also provides instruction for properly performing an examination. Testicular Cancer Checker is free of charge.

When reading about the new app, there are two points to keep in mind. One is that, while testicular cancer represents only one per cent of all cancers in men, it is also the single biggest cause of cancer-related deaths in men aged 15-35 years. The second point is that cancers found early are the easiest to treat.


Game Of The Year


Welcome to the Game Of The Year – a secret tournament held every year. Only the most skilled individuals are allowed to enter the Game and compete for the highest honors. You have been chosen.

You were observed since you were born. Outstanding agility, remarkable perceptiveness, fast fingers, unusually bright mind – you are gifted without doubt. Thus we believe in your success in the tournament. Will you reach for the highest of prizes? GOTY only knows!


Where To?


FutureTap has announced the availability of Where To? 3.5 on the App Store. The update includes Where To? 3D, a revolutionary new Augmented Reality module for iPhone 4 and 3GS. The points of interest are displayed on top of reality.

"We looked at various AR implementations currently on the market and found they were all suffering from serious usability problems", says Ortwin Gentz, FutureTap CEO. "Where To? 3D aims to address these problems with a refreshing, innovative approach."


UnTold Guide for Call Of Duty Black Ops


This released guide, Untold Guide for Call Of Duty: Black Ops is not sold anywhere else. Players are now given the edge over the competition. The guide is the first of its kind. Simple and straight to the point skills for Black Ops players. This is definitely a happy day for all the Call Of Duty Black Ops fans and players. This iPhone app has been so irresistible because of the free continuous updates and current low price of only a buck.

One of the reasons that the Untold Guide for Call Of Duty Black Ops has become such a rage is that it is a totally unique concept guide, quite unlike anything you have seen before. Like with every unique concept, this one will also spawn several imitations soon enough, and the Internet discussion boards are going to go nuts talking about this new Untold Guide in the Black Ops gaming world.


Thief Lupin


The multi-level game is set in the pretext of an ultimate thieving challenge, where the smart thieves from world over are invited to contend for the honour of the King of Thieves. For the fans of the new generation smart thieves with their cool gadgets and laser speeds, Thief Lupin will take them to the exotic and highly protected buildings, present them with 60 to 100 floors that they will have to scale in the process of collecting the loot. There are more than a 100 levels in this game which gives the gamers their money’s worth as each new level throws a whole different challenge at the thief.

The gamers start their journey at the Neuschwanstein castle with 60 floors, each floor with a different difficulty. As they reach up the floors and collect more jewels, they unlock different powers and different accessories which can be bought to boost their performance. While a certain number of jewels are needed to go to the next building – say the pyramid with a 100 floors (!) – the gamer can avail a number of options at any point in the game play to acquire more jewels, like taking up a mission that is based on the number of tries it takes the player to finish a challenge or he/she can also install one of Blue Wind’s affiliate programs and get several free jewels. Essentially, the reality of Thief Lupin extends beyond the boundaries of the gameplay giving players ample number or opportunities to be anywhere they want to be in the game.


Ring Master Toss 3D


Ring Master Toss 3D uses some of the best available games physics to deliver multiple levels of fun, with four unique room settings, five music themes, and three customizable target grid matrix settings: 4×4, 5×4 or 6×4.

Cool Features:
* Follow the Camera ring toss feature (optional) lets you choose shorter or longer views of the game room angle
* Change the music theme dynamically, or turn off audio completely
* Dynamic game physics, with sliding, sloping, circling, bouncing off the side wall, etc.
* Choose a target grid that matches your comfort level (6 x 4, 5 x 4, 4 x 4)
* Five music background scores to suit your taste
* Change the score dynamically during game play: Carnival/Arcade, Inferno, Soft Rock/Pop, etc. (sam – good to list them all)
* Top Score Retained
* Customizable background sounds – turn on/off applause (clapping) and laughter
* Improve your concentration, strategic skills, and mental sharpness as you explore the advanced game physics over time




Users are able to create messages and "post" them to their current location. Visitors to that location are able to view messages within 1000, 100 or 10 meters of their current locations. The application allows users to share locations with their friends and save favorite locations to be viewed from any location. The application map feature allows users to display the location of messages around them. Authorized users can create announcements that are displayed when users are within 1000 meters of the announcement spot. The application creates an electronic "billboard" on user’s mobile IOS devices. Posting a sign to any location is now available without the cost and ugly visual pollution.


Ringtone Wiz


Ringtone Wiz is a new application that offers users a multi-track platform for creating their own custom ringtones, using music from their device library, recording a voice, text-to-speech or any combination of the three channels.

The text-to-speech feature is unique, allowing users to type in up to one hundred characters and hear it played back as speech. It then can be attached to any caller ID they want. This feature supports thirty-five different languages and can be used alone or in combination with the music and voice recording. This feature may prove helpful to those with vision impairment, as the caller’s name can be recorded and assigned as a caller ID ringtone.


I Luv Chocolat


The game itself – while built off of the unique premise of having players infiltrate and rob a wacky chocolate factory – functions as a classic top tier arcade game would. While I Luv Chocolat Lite contains only two levels the full game is much larger in scope, consisting of seven expansive individual levels through which players navigate, collecting each one of the thirty different chocolates hidden within the game in order to win. To successfully pass each stage, players need to rack up a set a mount of points – done by catching and eating as much delicious chocolate as possible – within a given time limit. To make things even more challenging, each level is riddled with pesky factory guards and bad chocolates which will deplete a user’s time banks and take points away if eaten.


American Ball


Sigma Game, an innovative new mobile game developer, has announced that American Ball – newly updated – has topped five hundred thousand downloads since it’s initial release onto the Apple App Store less than a month ago. This application offers users the chance to play a virtual version of ball rolling game straight from their mobile device. The game also includes a customizable "bar" that serve as the app’s lobby, for which players can buy unique furniture – among other things – to give their room a uniquely personal aesthetic. Yet, American Ball’s success is derived not only from the sheer entertainment of its gameplay or its customizable nature, but from the fact that players can interact compete with each other online as well. Newly updated, American Ball version 1.2.0 is currently available for download at no charge from the Apple App Store.


Vitamin K


For those taking blood thinning medications like Coumadin(R) or Warfarin (also known as Jantoven, Marfarin, Lawarin, Waran and Marevan), then this is an app which will truly be used on a regular basis. Most lists providing information on the content of vitamin K in foods generally contain only a limited number of foods, and often they don’t indicate the serving size. It is important to understand that the goal for those taking blood thinning medications isn’t to not eat any foods with vitamin K, but rather to keep relatively constant the amount of vitamin K ingested each day so the amount of blood thinning medication prescribed can work effectively. This can be different for every person using these medications, and this is why doctors require occasional blood tests as they indicate if the dosage needs to be adjusted.


Fantasy Monster HD


Fantasy Monster originated as an iPhone app, and quickly became the number one rated fantasy sports manager on the iPhone, outranking established apps from Yahoo, ESPN, and CBS Sportsline. Users have loved Fantasy Monster’s ease of use and powerful features. Fantasy Monster HD takes this a step further by taking full advantage of the iPad’s large touchscreen. It’s simple but powerful user interface lets users easily compare stats and evaluate players across all of their leagues.


Loan Pro Calculator


Loan Pro Calculator is a new product launch and the most professional and comprehensive amortization calculator available in the AppStore. The app supports a myriad of important and custom annuity and interest calculations and schedules. Financial expert Goran Smolovic provided the necessary details to make this app one that financial pros will be pleased to use on a daily basis.

Users will appreciate the custom and expansive feature offerings at their disposal in Loan Pro Calculator. They are able to quickly and easily have the app work out their equal annuity, equal principal and bullet payments, as well as capitalization of interest and the incorporation of grace periods in their loans.




YourCards unique ability to both send and receive fully animated greeting cards entirely from the device offers a new way to stay connected with the people closest to the heart. YourCards even has the dexterity to import and set reminders for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays directly from the device or Facebook, ensuring that no special occasion goes unnoticed.


Photo Info Viewer


Photo Info Viewer will satisfy the casual users with its elegant display of photos, information (such as date and camera settings) and map when GPS information is available. Photo Info Viewer will also satisfy the most advanced users who wish to access all the metadata and advanced camera settings stored in their photos.


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: [email protected]