These apps and updates to hit the App Store today…
Today the US based animation company Mupotoon LLC announced the release of the third episode of its iPhone based animated political comedy series. In the latest episode Bill Clinton couches Silvio Berlusconi on sex trial defense strategy advising him to say to the court his own infamous statement “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”.
Mupotoon LLC announced the release of the third episode of its iPhone based animated political comedy series MUPOTOON – the acronym for Music, Politics and Cartoons. The latest episode depicts the scandalous Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi asking Bill Clinton to share with him the latter’s experience in handling sex scandals.
The cartoon does not pass the verdict on the Berlusconi sex scandal, but makes it easy for the viewers to guess what really happened between the Italian macho Prime Minister and the underage Moroccan teen.
The events in the cartoon unfold to the legendary Scooter’s song “I Was Made For Lovin’ You Baby”.
Text’nDrive announces the release of Text’nDrive 2.2.2 for iOS. Designed to help reduce the number of accidents caused by drivers distracted by their cell phones, Text’nDrive uses an intelligent, multilingual text-to-speech technology. This allows motorists to listen to and respond to incoming messages by voice using any hands-free device, while keeping their focus on driving.
Compatible with all mobile carriers and with any hands-free device – speakerphone, wired and Bluetooth headset, and cars’ hand-free kit – Text’nDrive allows workers and professionals to stay productive while being safer and more responsible drivers.
As of February 2011, 30 states and the District of Columbia, as well as all 10 Canadian provinces have created legislation to ban texting while driving. A recent study from the University of Utah finds that people who send text messages while driving are six times more likely to be in an accident. On iPhone Text’nDrive offers a safe alternative to emailing and driving in order to reduce the number of car crashes.
iCandyApps is pleased to release the new app called Calculator +2. Designed specially for iPad, the app will come in handy for those looking for a simple and powerful solution to everyday needs. With two modes built in, anyone can do all kinds of calculations with ease. Basic mode is designed to help users do regular calculations while the Advanced mode will be very appealing to professional users, who need a good tool for more scientific calculations. To switch between two modes, users simply have to tilt their device.
To make calculating a fun and effective process, developer added two themes that will change the look of the calculator. Furthermore, all the features users expect from a regular calculator are built in here: radians and degrees calculations, memory buttons and more.
“Calculator +2 1.0 is our long expected product that will surely be of a great help for every user. Everyone can now do all the calculations seamlessly and effectively.” said Matsvei Tsimashenka, founder of iCandyApps.
Digiarty, a dedicated iPhone game developer on Apple App Store, today announced that newly released iPhone iTouch TD game – PetsWar is available for $1.99. By cutting off two-thirds of debut price (initially $5.99), this promotional discount is time-limited for 2D TD game lovers on all models of iPhone, iPod touch, iPad.
“We Digiarty’s new coming iPhone game, PetsWar has gone over with a bang on Touch Arcade and other mainstream iPhone Game forum or community since the debut of March 17th. To reward public praise and applause, we launched two-thirds off discount for PetsWar and now it is on sale at Apple App Store with only $1.99.” said the chief developer of PetsWar, Jack.
Available for both iOS and Mac OS X, Compositions is a multiplatform, Dropbox enabled text editor app that is focused on content creation. It features a minimalist interface, a custom file format that gives it unique features not found in other text editors, and synchronization logic built from the ground up. Using Dropbox, files are kept in sync across any number of devices that have Compositions installed. For the first week after its release, Compositions will be priced at just $0.99.
Since the app uses a custom file format, it has added features not found in other text editors. One key feature, “Snapshots”, allows the user to take a snapshot of the document at any time, which is carried along with the file across all the devices. This enables the user to snapshot the document before making any major changes without having a fear of losing work if the changes are not wanted anymore. They can simply revert back to the snapshot and nothing is lost.
Compositions also features a full screen mode for both the iPhone and iPad. Simply double tap the gray bar at the top and it, along with the other interface elements, disappears leaving a nice full screen view to write in. Tap once at the thin white strip at the top to bring back the original interface.
Contacts – All in One
Geniein Inc., an emerging application developer branching out into the mobile arena, has today announced the recent successful update of Contacts – All in One for iPhone, iPad, devices running on iOS 4.0 or later. Utilizing a revolutionary ‘Pattern Keyboard’ to minimize the time users spend writing their messages, this utility was created to allow busy users to centralize and streamline their mobile devices’ text messaging and e-mailing capabilities in one speedy application. Contacts – All in One is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for $0.99.
Our mobile devices are capable of utilizing more diverse and sophisticated channels of communication than ever before, and utilizing them can at times become cumbersome or even plain overwhelming. This mobile utility stands apart from the multitude of similar apps floating around the mobile marketplace with its ingeniously designed and conceived Pattern Keyboard. This feature allows users to not only optimize their messaging options, but to optimize the way they write their messages as well. Keeping track of user’s writing history Contacts’ Pattern Keyboard suggests finished words before they’re fully written and anticipates what the user is trying to write after only one or two letters – and sometimes even before the user starts writing! This sophisticated writing aide sorts and expresses a user’s personal writing style and includes a word-bank of suggested words that include commonly used slang and punctuation that most normal mobile keyboards simply don’t pick up on.
Dungeon Raid is a puzzle game with roleplaying mechanics, most reminiscent of a match-3 roguelike. By tracing a path and collecting matching tiles, players can buy and upgrade weapons and armor in the updated item shop, level up their character, fight off enemies and evolve their own strategies by experimenting with different combination of abilities and character classes.
There are some cool extras for players of Dungeon Raid. They can play their own music, save a game at any time and return to finish later, as well as select from four different levels of difficulty, including an easy relaxing level for learning the game or when a player feels like something a little slower paced.
Dungeon Raid has been specifically designed and developed for optimum enjoyment on an iPhone or iPod touch. Since release, it has garnered very positive comments in iTunes, and has been well-received by a number of major websites and blogs. Players and reviewers alike have reported being surprised at just how much fun the game is and how far it has exceeded their expectations.
Bull Stampede Pro and Lite
Game development company Dobsoft Studios is please to announce the release of “Bull Stampede Pro” and “Bull Stampede Lite” on Apple’s App Store today, offering gamers a fun new take on the endurance gameplay genre. Players assume the role of the world’s greatest matador, tasked with luring an out-of-control stampede away from civilization.
While dodging the oncoming bulls using intuitive touch controls, pulling off impressive combo chains and dealing with the gradually increasing difficulty, the player will also encounter damsels in distress (dressed rather unfortunately in red) and have the opportunity to rescue them. Doing so fills up their Macho Meter; in turn, a full Macho Meter transforms the matador into a muscular beefcake and allows him to knock the bulls out instead of avoiding them. Knocking out enough bulls makes the difficulty level drop down again, giving players a chance to prolong their game and reach lofty heights on the global Openfeint and Game Center leaderboards.
Sean Berry is pleased today to announce Algebra Touch 1.2 for iOS, an update to his educational app for learning and practicing algebra. The app update incorporates additional lesson content, with new support for distribution, factoring out expressions, and the associated complexity boost which comes from them. Algebra Touch features 20 interactive lesson topics and supporting practice problems and the ability to create unlimited new problems. All actions and responses are touch activated and animated. The update includes language support for English, Spanish, German and French.
People are inherently curious, and derive pleasure and satisfaction from mastering new skills and knowledge. Algebra Touch enables the excitement of learning through simplified, interactive, programmed instruction, and employment of styling and functionality usually reserved for electronic gaming.
The principles and problem solving capabilities of algebra are, in themselves, fascinating. By simply facilitating the process of discovery, Algebra Touch makes math fun.
Conversions for Cooking
Gormaya today is pleased to announce that Conversions for Cooking for iPad has been updated to version 2.0. Conversions for Cooking is a simple list of equivalents tables that are very handy when cooking. Easily view tables of US dry and liquid volume, Imperial volume, temperature and weight measurements. Can also input data for quick conversions.
Conversions for Cooking has been enhanced with customer requested features, including Imperial Units and conversion value input. Version 2.0 adds a unique calculator-like input for custom values that minimizes the taps needed to convert a value. “We think it’s important to minimize interactivity in a kitchen environment,” said Duane Fahey, co-founder of Gormaya, LLC. “Other conversion apps require too many taps.”
* US tables for both liquid and dry measurement with metric
* New Imperial tables for volume measurement with metric
* Temperature and weight tables
* New calculator-like input for each table
* Some new icons and other enhancements
Code Redman today is pleased to announce the availability of Blackjack 88, their fourth major release exclusive to the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Blackjack 88 is a full rules version of Blackjack, the popular casino card game also known as 21. Blackjack 88 is a free download.
The objective of the game is to build your pile of playing chips by betting smart on the value of your hand of cards. The aim of a hand is to get to 21 or as close as possible without going over 21, known as “bust”. To win a hand you must beat the dealer’s hand. The best hand is Blackjack, an ace plus a 10 value card. This implementation of the classic game includes large fully illustrated playing card, simple gameplay and optional background music.
“This is our second card game as the previous game, Pontoon 88, proved popular with iOS card game players” said Chris Redman, founder of Code Redman. “Blackjack 88 is similar in that if you’re good and the luck goes with you you’ll be able to play it free forever. If not, the game gives you a few chips to play with after half and hour as a good will gesture. You can buy more chips in the app allowing you unlimited play.”
In ICD-10 there are approximately 69,000 codes, compared to the current ICD-9 system which has only ~10,000 codes. This explosion of medical codes offers greater detail in medical coding, but will prove to difficult for Medical Billing organizations and professionals to accommodate.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has mandated the replacement of the ICD-9-CM code sets used by medical coders and billers to report health care diagnoses and procedures with ICD-10 code sets, effective Oct. 1, 2013. “ICD-10 implementation will radically change the way coding is currently done and will require very significant effort to implement.” – American Academy of Professional Coders
iPad and iPhone applications from Black Knight Labs help make this transition easier by providing handy pocket references to the complete set of ICD-10 codes.
In celebration of National Reading Month, award-winning independent children’s app developer Duck Duck Moose today announced the launch of Word Wagon 1.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch. Word Wagon introduces letters, phonics, and spelling to children in Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade (ages 1-7).
Mozzarella the Mouse and his friend Coco the bird play with children, while teaching them letter names, letter sounds, and words. As children spell words, they earn colorful animated stickers and stars. Mozzarella and Coco will also play hide and seek, dress up as a ghost, put on magic shoes, draw pictures, talk on the phone, and much more.
Word Wagon includes 103 words (including 44 Dolch sight words). Children can choose words from seven different categories: Animals, Food, Vehicles, Numbers and Colors, Around the House, Mozzarella and Coco’s Favorites, All Words.
Word Wagon includes 4 Levels for Preschool through Grade 1 (Ages 1-7):
* Level 1: Letters – Learn the names of the letters
* Level 2: Phonics – Learn the sounds of the letters
* Level 3: Spelling I – Spell words up to 4 letters
* Level 4: Spelling II – Spell words up to 6 letters
Royal Wedding 2011
2 For Life Media Inc., a lifestage media company, has announced that its ROYAL WEDDING 2011 app for iPad, delivering comprehensive coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, is now available on the App Store. With 2.5 billion viewers expected to watch the wedding on April 29, ROYAL WEDDING 2011 provides iPad users in the United States and around the globe with a high-quality, content-rich experience to get them ready for the big day.
“From a special feature about the couple’s unique love story and its effect on the British monarchy to a fun shopping guide for official–and unofficial!–souvenirs, we’ve created an entertaining and info-packed app for all to enjoy,” says 2 For Life Media Inc. Editor-in-Chief Neil Morton. “Our newswall provides full coverage, starting with Will and Kate’s engagement through to their wedding day, via a live feed of photos and articles from the Press Association, which has been delivering the Royal Family’s news first for more than 100 years. We are also moderating a vibrant community dedicated to the occasion on the Facebook.com/WillandKate page, which is integrated right into the app.”
Also included in the ROYAL WEDDING 2011 app: all the details about the Royal Wedding day; a look at possible dress designers for Kate’s gown; the rules of palace protocol; our top royal registry picks; the best books and movies to get you in a royal mood; a suggested playlist for Will and Kate’s reception; how to host your own Royal Wedding party; and much more!
ReadMe Publications, Inc has announced the release of find-U 1.0 for iOS. find-U helps locate friends, family members or co-workers in near real time within a few meters. Not only can you map their location, but track where they are with Google Street View and get map and turn directions to meet up with your friend, family or anyone else in the group. A fun, utility and safety application, find-U app is currently available for the iPhone. And very soon for the iPad.
find-U group tracking app will locate all members of a group to within a few meters in near real-time. It runs in the background so it can locate all members of the group all of the time without them doing anything. Most importantly, it offers full control to members within a group to switch off their app at their own convenience, just in case they don’t want the group to know their current location.