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Daily iOS App Digest – 02/15/11

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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

myDay+

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myDay+ increases your productivity through extensive use of dynamic information retrieval which provides quick and accurate data input through entering only a few letters and having the system present a list of possibilities to complete the entry. The myDay+ website, myDayplus.com, adds even greater functionality by providing data backup, sync, data export to a spreadsheet or word processor, in addition to all the functions of the iPhone app.

On launch, myDay+, presents six buttons and a menu bar. The menu bar has links to the main menu, settings, a special myDay+summary screen, info screen, and links to an extensive help system. The six buttons on the main menu are: Check Appointments, Add Friend or Place, Add Appointment, Add Income/Expense, ToDo List and View/Modify Friends. Selecting any button opens its screen for data input or retrieval. The configuration and operation of all controls on the iOS app are identical to the controls on the OS X application. Upon opening the Check Appointments Screen six buttons are displayed: Last Week, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, This Week, and Next Week; a convenient method of thumbing through a virtual appointment book.

$4.99/Download

SalaryBook

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Appsequence today is pleased to introduce SalaryBook 1.0 for iOS, their app that keeps a running tally of the earnings of those who charge by the hour for their services. Hourly workers enter their Hourly Rate, Working Days, Start & End Time (hours per day), and Unbillable Time into the Template Settings. Moving to the Dashboard, users may choose to automatically compute total earnings Today, This Month, or This Year. The Calendar window shows each day worked per month, and selecting any date displays a Summary of the hours worked that day. Selecting the Summary opens the complete Date record, which may be edited or notated. A template provides a way to set up a default work schedule quickly and efficiently. Freelancers and professionals may easily set parameters to generate daily or monthly earnings reports covering any period of time. All data may be exported via in-app email connectivity.

$2.99/Download

The Unwanted Guest

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Moving Tales, the producers of the best-selling 3D animated storybook app, The Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross, have released their second story in the Classic World Tale series, The Unwanted Guest for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

"The Unwanted Guest is created to the same high standards, by the same creative team and featuring the same feature set as our beloved Pedlar Lady App. We are excited to be sharing it with the world." said Moving Tales’ founder Matthew Talbot-Kelly.

Following up on their innovative and best selling Pedlar Lady of Gushing Cross app, The Unwanted Guest is an adaptation of a traditional Jewish folk tale, where a poor old man, down on his luck and living in a tumbledown house, is visited by an unwelcome house guest. The story tells of the old man’s attempt to rid himself of his surprising visitor once and for all.

$4.99/Download

Mad Monkey

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This game includes a little cartoon monkey that always keeps a smile on his face while sliding back and forth across the top of the screen throwing down objects that the user tries to catch using only a finger. Catching too many items causes the monkey to get frustrated spouting funny little sayings and increasing his speed faster and faster until the user misses and objects splat on the screen making the monkey happy. Each level has a different theme including a picnic crashing monkey throwing fruit, circus scene with a clown monkey, a science lab with two cloned monkeys, and an oriental theme with sneaky ninja monkeys dropping sushi.

$0.99/Download

Mupotoon

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Today a US based animation company, Mupotoon LLC announced the release of the first ever animated series for iPhone, which will bring the iPhone users a hilarious, sidesplitting tongue-in-cheek look at the world’s biggest political news of the day. It’s a short animated spoof on global leaders and events shown through the mix of music, politics and cartoons.

The first episode of Mupotoon, now available to iPhone users through iTunes Store, is dedicated to the controversy surrounding the list of tax-evading celebrities, handed over recently to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by a former Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer. According to Mr. Elmer, whom the British newspaper the Guardian called the "most important and boldest whistle-blower in Swiss banking history, the list contains offshore account details of 2000 prominent people.

Free/Download

Photo Info Viewer

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Photo Info Viewer is an app for the iPad that allows users to display all the metadata stored in their photos. Featuring an elegant and simple photo browser, Photo Info Viewer lets the user switch between three display modes: Photo View, Photo Info, Photo Map. The information being displayed includes date, camera settings and photo location. It is available today on the App Store.

$2.99/Download

Superstash

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This enhanced web browser allows you to quickly take screenshots of any image or page on the web, annotate it, instantly share with friends and colleagues, or file it for future reference. Take a full-screen screenshot or use its built-in cropping tool to hone in on a selected area. You can add intelligent meta-data (name/rating/notes/tags) to any image with a resizable pen or text tool and either share via email or store in folders you create in Superstash’s built-in library, all within a few taps.

$2.99/Download

Liquid Relay

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This version of Liquid Relay adds a new playing mode (Obstacle mode) to challenge the player. In this playing mode not only does the player need to create the longest path, but he must do so while navigating around various obstacles to arrive at a predetermined end point.

Liquid Relay is helpful in keeping your mind sharp by challenging you to build the path the liquid will follow in your mind. The reason you must build the path in your mind is due to the rules of the game: a game piece cannot be moved once the next piece has been selected.

$1.99/Download

iTip Jar

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Through the use of graphics, animation and sound effects you will find iTip Jar not only to be functional, but fun to use as well. Simplicity and tight integration with each tool allows the basic user to calculate tips, stay within a shopping budget, and has an easy to use tipping guide with over 100 service professional fields.

Though it doesn’t stop there! iTIp Jar provides professional features allowing you to save and email weekly, monthly and yearly expense reports categorized by the company and expense type. It can also be used to verify bill statements, rate any of your stored contacts. Other uses include, use as a percentage or sales tax calculator

$0.99/Download

Cosmic

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Softmatic(R) today is pleased to announce the availability of Cosmic V1.0 for iPad / iPhone in the App Store. Cosmic bundles a stunning real-time planetarium, a comprehensive sky atlas and star chart printing in a single app. The complete feature set and ease of use make the app an indispensable tool for beginning star gazers and seasoned amateur astronomers alike.

Softmatic Cosmic will not only display over 100’000 stars with detailed info on spectral class, distance and magnitude. Also available are the Messier and NGC catalogs with almost 7’000 deep sky objects and of course the main solar system bodies.

$4.99/Download

Fishing Trip Organizer

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Fishing Trip Organizer is the world’s first, complete fishing trip planner. Plan the perfect trip, invite your friends, log your memories, and leave with your bragging rights – firmly intact! The Fishing Trip Organizer was designed for fishing enthusiasts, of all ages and ability. From tournament fishing, to family trips and local outings, Fishing Trip Organizer enables you plan, track, and remember all of your fishing trips.

$4.99/Download

Verto Studio 3D

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Independent developer Michael L. Farrell today is pleased to introduce Verto Studio 3D 1.0 for iPad, his full-featured modeling app that rivals 3D software designed to run on desktop and notebook computers. The app supports import/export of OBJ format files, allowing users to download thousands of different wire mesh models or create their own. Powerful enough for professionals doing mobile 3D content creation, and simple enough for beginning modelers, Verto Studio 3D combines sophisticated 3D modeling, lighting, and texture mapping with the elegant iPad touch interface. Considering the comparably limited CPU, GPU, RAM, and storage capabilities of the iPad, the diminutive 3.9 MB app (which offers real-time Gouraud shading, dynamic lighting, self illumination, vertex editing, multiple camera angles, and an innovative Auto mode for manipulating every object in the scene simultaneously) achieves more than would have been thought possible.

$3.99/Download

Theodolite

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Hunter Research and Technology today is pleased to announce the release of Theodolite 2.3 on the iTunes App Store. This novel multi-function augmented reality viewfinder app serves as a compass, GPS, map, zoom camera, rangefinder, and two-axis inclinometer. Theodolite has been featured numerous times in iTunes, including "Rewind 2010: Hot Trends in Apps" and "Augmented Reality: The World Around You". It was the #1 selling US Navigation app in December 2009 and September 2010.

Based on the concept of a centuries-old astronomical instrument, Theodolite overlays real-time information about position, altitude, bearing, range, and horizontal/vertical inclination on the iPhone’s live camera image, turning the iPhone into a sophisticated electronic viewfinder. Theodolite lets users take geo-stamped and geo-tagged camera images directly from the app, with 2X and 4X digital zoom options, and contains a built-in map with standard, satellite, and hybrid views. Uses are endless, and the app is great for navigation, outdoor sports, home projects, and photography. Theodolite is used in the field by surveyors, geologists, avalanche researchers, military personnel, and search and rescue workers around the world.

$3.99/Download

GoodReader

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GoodReader, named as 2010’s #2 best-selling iPad app in the U.S., is now available with an amazingly simple-to-use Auto Sync feature which enables users to download documents or entire folders from remote servers and mark them to automatically synchronize. Changes made to documents in GoodReader will instantly be available for others to access on the remote server with a simple tap of the Sync button. Other key new features are the ability to download entire folders from remote servers, rather than only individual files, and support for SugarSync.

"This entire update to GoodReader is dedicated to the ‘Live on the cloud’ idea," said Yuri Selukoff, president of Good.iWare. "GoodReader’s Auto Sync is a beautiful feature – with the touch of one button, several documents or folders from several different servers can be synced simultaneously and available to everyone with access to the folder."

$2.99/Download

Ascendancy

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Ascendancy leaps over 190% on the App Store charts in two days as Logic Factory listens to customer feedback and recognizes the current climate of price wars on the App Store. Now Universal, one App supports iPhone(R), iPod touch(R) (3rd/4th gen), and iPad(TM). Who knew mobile gaming could be so deep?

Pick any of twenty-one wildly different alien species to lead to the stars. Each one has its own personality, evolutionary history, and theme music. Manage your planets, research new technologies, design ships, and explore the cosmos. Once your people venture to the stars, they will encounter exotic spacefaring life forms. Be a diplomat or a warlord. Win by force or by unity. Can you lead your people to Ascendancy?

$4.99/Download

TriviaTunes

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Chugulu Games is a development studio specialized in advergaming, developing both online and iPhone games. Chugulu published Blindtest.com in 2008 to bring together music lovers to play a real-time multiplayer musical quiz. Chugulu also developed an innovative iPhone App in October 2010 on the French App Store for Blindtest.com, now co-published by Skyrock, the leading French radio network.

This week, this app is coming to the UK and US App Store under the localised name: TriviaTunes.

CAN KNOCKDOWN 2

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Can Knockdown was an instant hit and reached the #1 spot in 67 countries since December 2010. This free and universal game has been downloaded nearly 2,5 million times in just one month! Now the forthcoming sequel will try to beat that record!

The screenshots present 3 amazing and addictive game modes which will keep gamers playing all night long! High-resolution eye-catching gorgeous 3D graphics, full Game Center support, true to life physics and realistic sounds are the most important advantages of this production.

Free/Download

Super Ball Escape

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Super Ball Escape is being released this February 17th on the App Store, but this is not the only good news! It will be free for everybody for 3 days!…and only 3 days, before being offered at $2.99/&#83642.39/£1.79 starting February 20th.

A unique action game played with tilt control, Super Ball Escape will delight all types of gamers with its unique blend of genres. Take control of a robot ball and escape to freedom through numerous mazes. Action, infiltration and balance will all be part of the game. We hope to see you on the App Store, from Thursday February 17th and on, to discover Super Ball Escape.

Poto and Cabenga

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Poto & Cabenga is a new game for the iphone where you control two characters with one button.

When horse and rider become separated you must guide them through various obstacles and hazards and eventually reunite them.

You can tap anywhere on the screen. Touch to make Poto Jump, Release to make Cabenga jump!

RoboSockets

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RoboSockets is a juicy mix of tetris, pipes and match 3 game mechanics resulting in the truly unique gameplay. The game introduces a whole robocivilization, its hierarchy, history and legends, with backgrounds being a piece of art and each level’s setting fitting in the storyline. It will reach App Store on February 22 and cost $0.99.

The story throws a wandering astronaut onto a planet full of damaged robots. By connecting hands/sockets of 5 or more robots, he starts gathering energy needed to put the planet’s major buildings back into operation and eventually depart for Earth. Diversity of robo-characters, smooth learning curve and unique bonus features make RoboSockets a perfect brain trainer. Simple idea, several modes to challenge yourself in, elaborate design, sounds and storyline make it pick-up-and-play and addictive.  

Gunner Galaxies

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Blow Things Up in Space on iOS Devices Sequel to Bestselling Gunner Packs New Galaxies with New Gameplay, Fun New Unlocks and Ship Upgrades and More, to be Released in March.

Gunner Galaxies is the cosmically addictive sequel to Fluik’s asteroid-blasting bestseller, Gunner. Enjoy a futuristic take on classic arcade action as you blast your way through a seemingly endless field of asteroids with loads of awesome power-ups, ship upgrades and achievements. Obliterate all sorts of flying debris in galaxies of ice, fire and more, adding even more depth to Gunner Galaxies’ nonstop action.

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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