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Daily App Digest – 03/16/11

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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

iDownload 2.2

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New in iDownload 2.2 is tighter integration with native iOS Apple apps. Mail will allow the transfer of attachments to iDownload using the "Open in…" option. The "Open in…" capability also allows the downloading of binary files directly from Mobile Safari, and the free and easy exchange of any files or documents between iDownload and other apps. Also included in the update is AirPlay compatibility, which will give users the ability to wirelessly stream videos, music, and photos downloaded with iDownload from any iOS device to Apple TV (second generation). In addition, the new technology introduced in iOS 4.3 will allow streaming of "iDownloaded" music to AirPlay speakers or receivers, including AirPort Express.

$2.99/Download

The Impossible Cube

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Inspired by tremendous success of their power of mind unleashing puzzle The Impossible Cube, BeiZ Ltd decided not to stop at what has been accomplished and win the hearts of the App Store users with a new updated version. The developers complemented the game with a set of new features that make it a perfect choice for gamers looking for smooth experience and challenging puzzles.

The game was developed to train the mind to more effectively process the information and develop users’ cognitive skills providing leisurely yet mentally intensive puzzle-based entertainment. Though challenging, The Impossible Cube puzzles are not impossible as users have an opportunity to start with the Training Cube before proceeding to really mind-bending challenge.

$0.99/Download

Talking Zombo

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Tap ‘n Cap Apps, in association with ZombiesDrule, today unleash Talking Zombie Free for iOS onto an unsuspecting public. Talking Zombie Free is the free version of their full "talking" style app Talking Zombo the Zombie. Not one to lurk in the shadows, the full version got a St. Patrick’s Day update which included new animations, backgrounds, and a few new surprises.

Talking Zombie Free includes all the basic features of the full version, such as:
* If he’s poked, pinched, or dragged he’ll react with a funny animation
* If talked to he’ll repeat in a deep zombie voice while his mouth tracks the speech
* If the sun is tapped the flower has a fun animation
* Ability to disable blood

Talking Zombo the Zombie includes features not available in the free version, such as:
* Special holiday animations with more planned throughout the year
* User selectable backgrounds
* Optional nighttime mode
* Ad free

$0.99/Download

Cow Trouble

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CosMind & Blue today are proud to announce the recent release of the iOS video game, Cow Trouble 1.021, for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad – now hot in the App Store, featured as a "New and Noteworthy" title. Oh no, there’s Cow Trouble! Farmer Diddle’s Cows got stuck in the clouds, and now the Superstars can’t get milk. It’s up to you, with an arsenal of Balls, to bop, thump, thwack, tip, and tumble those Cows back down to the ground – where they belong.

* Bop, tip, and tumble the Cows out of the clouds with your arsenal of Balls. Save the day
* Yes, it’s true: Each Ball at your disposal has a unique and incredible super power
* 50 stages to test your Cow tipping prowess; can you win the Gold Medal on every single stage?
* Every stage is infinitely re-playable, offering a uniquely surprising and wacky experience every single time
* Awesome, sharp graphics displayed on both Retina Display and older devices
* High five! Let’s tip some Cows

$0.99/Download

Operation Wow

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Ivanovich Games, the Spanish game developers responsible for hits such as Time Geeks, have launched a new game for iPhone and iPad: Operation Wow, the first multi-touch shooter including the novel multi-touch fire system that allows us to kill our enemies using all fingers at once, which means that the fun factor is substantially increased. Operation Wow is a new version of the legendary 25-year-old game Operation Wolf that offers the opportunity to play once again the same missions that marked a whole generation.

Operation Wow will enable us to experience war in first person as we fight in order to complete the missions and be comforted and congratulated by the President. We will need all our speed and precision to kill the enemy soldiers and protect the innocent civilians going through the fire line, while also trying to shoot different items to gain extra life, extra ammunition to keep shooting and grenades to kill many enemy soldiers at once.

$2.99/Download

Super School Presented By WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

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"Super School" takes users through five school periods in a virtual classroom, each of which informs them about the growing problems in the U.S. education system through short videos, articles, and even classic games like memory match and word search. "Super School" was created to have broad appeal for a diverse audience. While "Super School" enables older users to better understand the challenges facing America’s failing schools and facilitates their involvement with the movement, even children can learn critical concepts about education by playing the app’s fun minigames. As users consume content and learn about the issue, they earn points. When the player reaches 200 points, they can post a virtual school on their Facebook profile with a message that they care about education.

Free/Download

FAILApp

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FAILApp is the highest rated app on the iTunes App Store containing epic fail photos. FAILApp has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and reviewers call it "Epic", "Awesome", and, "The best FAIL app out there".

FAILApp displays official content from the Cheezburger Network randomly each time the app is launched including photos from some their best humor sites such as: FAIL Blog, Up Next In Sports, Engrish Funny, Very Demotivational, Picture Is Unrelated, Derp, Failbook, Totally Looks Like, Graph Jam, and Bob’s House of Video Games.

Free/Download

WarPath

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Whisky Biscuit today is pleased to announce the release date of their first game WarPath will be 31st March 2011 with a special introductory price of 1.79 GBP / 2.99 USD / 2.39 EUR.

WarPath is the tactical, simultaneous turn-based tank fighting game for the iPad, where players attempt to outwit their friends in top-down shooting battles. Plan moves, position turrets and plant mines to stop enemy tanks in their tracks. For 1-4 players. Players can share one iPad in pass-and-play mode, bringing them all together like a board game, or play alone to test their wits against the AI.

Can you create a battle-plan capable of destroying all of your enemies with just four tanks? Unleash the firepower and watch the mayhem unfold!

Notebooks

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Alfons Schmid is pleased to announce that the latest update of Notebooks for iPhone and iPad adds support for formatting documents. The new functionality, strongly requested by users over the past couple of months, is achieved by integrating Markdown, a simple set of formatting rules for plain text which allow an automatic conversion to XHTML. This has important advantages over proprietary formats based on Apple’s CoreText technology and matches Notebooks’ strategy to provide its users with an open environment.

The formatting process keeps the documents editable and converts them to a standard format, XHTML, which can be reused on any computer without dedicated software. All text document in Notebooks can be easily transformed and may be edited inside or outside of Notebooks. Free tools like MultiMarkdown offer further conversion of these documents to RTF, PDF or even Latex, which allows Notebooks’ output to become part of a publishing workflow.

$8.99/Download

Theodolite

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Theodolite HD is a viewfinder-based compass, GPS, map, zoom camera, rangefinder, and two-axis inclinometer. The app looks to repeat the success it has had on iPhone, becoming the #1 selling paid navigation app in the US iTunes store in December 2009 and September 2010. Theodolite has been featured numerous times in iTunes, including "Rewind 2010: Hot Trends in Apps" and "Augmented Reality: The World Around You".

Theodolite HD overlays real-time information about position, altitude, bearing, range, and horizontal/vertical inclination on the iPad’s live camera image, turning iPad 2 into a sophisticated electronic viewfinder. Theodolite HD lets users take geo-stamped and geo-tagged camera images and screenshots directly from the app with 2X and 4X digital zoom options, and has a fast photography engine with buffered background image saves. Uses are endless, and the app is great for navigation, outdoor sports, home projects, and photography. Theodolite has a strong professional customer base, and is used in the field by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, military personnel, competitive sportsmen, and search and rescue workers around the world.

$3.99/Download

Sign Docs

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This application received recognition from Apple immediately upon approval and selected as ‘New and Noteworthy’ in iTunes store under productivity category within top 20. Support the ‘go green’ wave, eliminate paper waste and increase productivity with ‘Sign Docs’ app – ‘Digital signing with unprecedented flexibility’.

Finally, wait is over. Whether you are a mortgage broker, leasing agent or notary public, say goodbye to time consuming paper transactions. Whatever business you’re in, look into the present and ride the wave of the future. Free up your time with Sign Doc to focus on what matters most to you. Go green, organize your business and give yourself piece of mind with unprecedented flexibility in managing your document.

$4.99/Download

LED Machines

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This beautifully kinetic multi-purpose app features a flashlight, Clock, Advanced Alarm, as well as a number of purely recreational functionalities all utilizing the iPhone 4’s unique LED light. Highlighting the most recent update of this app are a re-designed interface, as well as an expanded list of clock and alarm functions. LED Machines version 3.3 is currently available on the Apple App Store $1.99.

Wanting to create a ‘flashlight’ app that transcended it’s moniker to provide users with a complex array of functions, Dimitrios designed LED Machines to work as anything from an advanced Alarm Clock to a Morse Coder in addition to its base use as a mobile flashlight. The app includes two differently designed analog clock options – Classic or Tech. Meanwhile, LED Machine’s Alarm clock utilizes the phone’s LED by either simply turning on or creating a strobe effect when the users pre-set alarm sounds – the specific intervals at which the LED will flash can be set by the user as well. Furthermore, for sleepy users a handy ‘clap-snooze’ feature allows them to snooze their alarm clock by simply clapping their hands when it sounds.

$1.99/Download

Karaoke Now 2.0

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TriceraSoft, an audio and video solutions developer branching out into the mobile arena, has today announced the successful recent update of Karaoke Now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running on iOS 4.2 or later. This app represents the first fully realized and professionally organized mobile karaoke experience, and allows users to choose from a licensed song catalog that’s unmatched both in depth and sheer variety. Version 2.0 of the app features even more downloadable content, enhanced song importing options, playlist management, as well as a mobile optimized interface for faster navigation and use. Karaoke Now 2.0 is currently available on the Apple App Store for free, requiring iOS 4.2 or later in order to run.

This app offers users an unparalleled selection of music as well as a professionally interface designed to function on the go to maximize its usability. Karaoke Now provides over forty thousand fully legal and licensed songs to choose from via its updated and back catalogs. Best of all, these songs are from a diverse blend of global artists and extremely affordable. In fact the only thing sing-along lovers actually pay for with Karaoke Now is the music, as every other aspect of the app is offered free of charge!

Free/Download

Value Investing 101

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The Intelligent Investor is proud to announce Value Investing 101, one of the first iPhone Apps that focuses on helping people become better investors directly from their iPhone. Value Investing 101 includes more than 250 original investing articles, videos, and special reports drawing from The Intelligent Investor’s 14 years in business.

Members of The Intelligent Investor have already given praise to the App, "As an investor, I am really pleased to see this app, and my first impressions of it are very positive" said Brad Mitchell of Western Australia. Ranging from investing fundamentals and portfolio management to the psychology of investing, Value Investing 101 offers value to beginner, intermediate and advanced investors.

Free/Download

Wind Geo

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iLifeTouch is proud to introduce an alarm clock the requires no instructions. So simple that setting an alarm is simply a matter of moving the hands of a clock and letting go. Presto your alarm is set. This simplicity allows Mac users to open a clock that resembles a cockpit set the alarm while completing other tasks on their screen. Finger Alarm is that simple.

Finger Alarm was designed to be so simple that no explanation is needed for the process of setting up an alarm. Simply click on one of the two flanking clocks move the clock hands around, stop where you want your alarm to go off. Let go and the alarm is set. The cockpit style design allows for a quick overview of the three clocks. The background skins can be changed to create an atmosphere that fits your style. The complexity of Finger Alarm is hidden behind the simple clock design. The iLifeTouch team has really focused on making the alarm setting experience just take a matter of seconds.

$0.99/Download

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Deep Prose Software has announced the release of Booxter 2.7 for Mac OS X. Booxter helps customers manage their book, movie, music and comic book collections using multiple libraries and smart lists. Booxter supports both handheld and wireless barcode scanners and iSight video cameras to quickly add large numbers of items to a collection. Libraries can be exported for viewing on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iPod classic. Booxter is powerful, fun, and easy to use.

Version 2.7 improves on the free companion iPhone app, available from the App Store. Customers can now conveniently scan barcodes and have them sent directly into Booxter, wirelessly. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, you now have a scanner. Other numerous improvements include adding Amazon Italy as a search site for books, music and movies, improving online searches, and enhancing the user interface.

Free/Download

Paper Ninja

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Real Inverse has announced the release of Paper Ninja 1.5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Engage the Blizzard Ninjas in the most challenging mission yet. Witness their Shadow Clone Ninjutsu, and challenge yourself to take down the clan, faster than they can multiply!

Paper Ninja was the #1 App in App Stores of USA, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines. It’s also #2 App in Canada, Australia, Macau and Vietnam. It was also received with great reviews by both websites and App Store reviewers.

Paper Ninja is a fast and exciting game that requires players to make split-second strategic decisions and execute quick combo attacks. It is designed so that players can feel the thrill of a sword-fight by using a finger. Just like sword fighting, it is easy to pickup but difficult to master.

$0.99/Download

PuzzleTiles

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PuzzleTiles 1.2 adds iPod Music Library integration. You can make a puzzle from album artwork in your music library. It’s a cool new way to enjoy your music.

PuzzleTiles features:
* Multiple difficulty levels, from Easy (3×3) to Expert (6×6)
* Achievements
* Online high-score lists powered by Game Center
* 3 beautiful built-in tile sets
* The ability to make a puzzle from your Photo Library
* The ability to make a puzzle directly from your camera
* NEW – The ability to make a puzzle from iPod album artwork
* Slide to move tiles, or enable tap mode for extra speed
* Play in either portrait or landscape mode
* Automatic pause/save when taking a call or quitting the app
* Full support for multitasking on iPhone 4
* High resolution artwork on iPhone 4
* Sound effects

Free/Download

JamPlay Guitar Pack

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Proving the possibilities for iPhone, iPad, and iPod apps are limited only by the imagination, JamPlay has released JamPlay Mobile, the world’s first guitar lesson application for a hand-held platform. The JamPlay Guitar Pack app streams video guitar lessons, including licks, riffs and exercises, to the user’s iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. As JamPlay instructors add new videos to its extensive library of online guitar lessons for all levels and styles, they are automatically added to JamPlay Guitar Pack, so the user never has to update the app.

But guitar lessons are just the beginning. This app also features a chord library packed with thousands of chord voicings; a scale library, with 42 different scales across all keys; frequently updated backing tracks; the ability to record and play back; and a mobile metronome. But perhaps the most unique feature of JamPlay Mobile is its ability to use your device’s microphone to turn it into a guitar tuner.

$1.99/Download

Downcast

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Downcast allows users to download, listen to, and manage their favorite podcasts directly from their iOS devices without the need to sync with iTunes. With an overall average rating of 5 stars in the App Store, Downcast boasts features such as advanced download and retention settings, support for gestures and background downloading.

Features:
* Search, subscribe to and download audio and video podcasts of any size
* Manually subscribe to podcasts via URL
* Download podcasts automatically (including resuming downloads)
* Download podcasts in the background (for supported devices)
* Browse and download older podcast episodes
* Auto-update podcasts on open

$1.99/Download

InTime NYC

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TnT Brain GbR has announced that their mobile App, InTime NYC, has been extended by real-time departure information for MTA’s bus line B63. InTime NYC is a utility iPhone/iPod touch App that shows departure information for almost all public transportation systems in the greater New York City area. It is not limited to just the NYC subway system but it contains additional schedules for Metro-North Railroad (Lines East of Hudson), Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, and Norwalk Transit. The new version has been extended to display real-time departure information for MTA’s bus line B63 and is now available in Apple’s App Store.

InTime NYC is useful for everyone using the public transportation systems in and around NYC, who simply wants to see how much time is left until the next departure of the favorite transport. InTime NYC is easy to use and it shows right away the next departure times for the selected stops. In case of the B63 bus line, this information is not only based on schedule data, but also on real-time data provided by MTA’s new bus tracking system (MTA BusTime), i.e. the displayed data are much more reliable.

$1.99/Download

Alone In Forks

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If you’re a fan of Forks and La Push, it doesn’t get any better than this! Take a journey through locations in and around Forks, La Push and other areas, Download your favorites and visit them everyday. Not only can these beautiful photos be used as incredible Wallpaper but also includes an interactive map to help you pin point every single location. You’ll visit places such as La Push beach, Forks High School, and so much more.

$0.99/Download

WritePad

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PhatWare has announced the newest iPhone version of WritePad, the popular note taking and handwriting recognition software for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Like the iPad version released last week, WritePad now features a redesigned Document Manager, which allows users to store their documents in the app’s folder hierarchy and search all documents for specific characters or words.

Beyond the new Document Manager, WritePad now allows users to specify the remote access password for the Document Sharing feature. By specifying a password, users can protect their data from unauthorized access while sharing WritePad documents on the local network. The password is also required to upload WritePad documents on the user’s device.

$9.99/Download

Wake Me Up – Ivonna Alarm Clock

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Panorama Concepts has announced the global release of Wake Me Up – Ivonna for iPhone and iPod touch. Ivonna Alarm Clock is simply the most stylish and feature rich alarm clock app with real human voice integration and beautifully captured pictures of top model, Ivonna Grase. Why settle for a dull looking alarm clock when you can have Ivonna wake you each day for just 99 cents? She’s your ultimate companion who never forgets her duties and always eager to wake you up

$0.99/Download

ClusterPic

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The Wertago Team, the award-winning mobile-app development team behind Wertago 4 Nightlife, has announced the release of ClusterPic on the iPhone App Store. ClusterPic joins the iPhone’s high-quality camera together with the fun of event photo-sharing to give people real-time access to all the photos being taken at an event.

ClusterPic, available for free on all Apple iOS devices, makes event photos taken within the app or uploaded from the iPhone’s gallery instantly available to all event invitees, enabling everyone to instantly enjoy all the photographs associated with the event.

Free/Download

Jumbo App

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Announced A S K Products, the developer of Jumbo App, has launched a really fun product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Jumbo App is a combo product containing three addictive game applications that are currently sold separately in the AppStore – Tic Tacky To, ttt 5 in a Row Specialty and Entertainer. All of the games have been created by eleven year old programmer, Aaron Kaufer, who wanted to pack as much fun and value into an app as he could, charging only ninety-nine cents for his latest creation. Aaron is also sponsoring a design contest in the Entertainer app.

Jumbo App is a new product launch, a combination of three existing applications. Tic Tacky To, ttt 5 in a Row Specialty and Entertainer can all be purchased separately from the AppStore or altogether in Jumbo App. By downloading the Jumbo App, users save money because they get all three games for one low price.

$0.99/Download

Textforce

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The application is an extremely helpful, feature-packed text editor that takes users to the cloud. Textforce makes it fast and easy to seamlessly work interchangeably between iPhone, iPad and a PC, and to sync with Dropbox. There is an astounding number of editing tools and this latest major update adds Find/Edit function support, as well as easy, intuitive cursor moving.

For anyone who works with creating or editing documents, Textforce is the answer to a prayer. This text editor is not only packed to the rim with features that make editing and syncing a seamless experience; it allows users to work interchangeably between their iDevices and desktop computer.

$1.99/Download

Testicular Cancer Checker

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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. Thinking about those statements, it’s easy to understand the importance of an app like Testicular Cancer Checker.

It allows users to configure the most convenient (and private) times to receive reminder alerts to check for testicular cancer. The recommended schedule for early detection is a regular monthly exam. There is also instructional guidance provided, on how to perform a proper self-examination.

Free/Download

Profit Story

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Profit Story is a new application and a sales and marketer’s dream come true. Via the easy to navigate interface, users are able to quickly input a minimal information to acquire la variety of important pricing measurements that can help make short work of determining costs and selling prices.

Users are able to simply input the case price and the number of units per case, pack, carton or barrel. The app calculates the net cost quickly, so the user can skip doing that step themselves.

Through the use of the Profit Story Price Wheel, users are able to view a number of different pricing structures to find the one that works best for their purposes. From that decision, a user is able to see the markup percentage, gross profit margin and break even point, all very easily and fast.

$1.99/Download

Movie Quiz

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BorOv Development has released Movie Quiz 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. How well do you know movies? Find it out with Movie Quiz app. Your goal is simple: you have to guess the film from a single frame of it. You are given 30 seconds to do this. There are over 2500 movies and 40000 frames in our database! Only true cinemaddicts will guess most of them. But don’t be afraid, the app gives you some hints, such as 50×50, + frame and others.

Support for OpenFeint will allow you to post your results to worldwide leaderboard and impress your friends, making the app even more addictive. Have fun! The full version of the app was in top 100 of paid entertainment apps and games in 35 stores. The lite version of the app was in top 100 of free entertainment apps in 15 stores.

$0.99/Download

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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