Daily iOS App Updates

Daily App Digest – August 12, 2011

Artwork Evolution


Paul Solt is enabling non-traditional artists to create art with Artwork Evolution’s major update and week long sale. Artwork Evolution, version 1.3, is free from August 10-17th to raise awareness for the collaboration between the arts and sciences. Using the App, anyone can create abstract patterns and colors guided by style and personal preferences. Images are breed together in a manner similar to dog breeding to create unlimited collections of artwork.

Solt decided to share his artistic passion with the world by making the latest version free for a week. The newest version includes a natural interface to enable realistic interactions with digital images on a virtual table. "Content interaction in many apps has been far too static, and that is what I am changing," said Solt. "There is so much power with a multi-touch screen, yet it is hardly being used in apps. Developers need to shift away from the static page-based content and allow the viewer to control the experience in a hands-on manner."

The new version has numerous improvements including the coffee table interface that allows viewers to drag-and-drop images into an evolve box. Images within this box are mutated and morphed into new images that carry similar characteristics and colors to the previous images. Any image that does not look appealing can be flicked off the table to create room for more colorful siblings.


Photo Journal App: Once Daily 365


Redbot Software Inc. today is pleased to announce Photo Journal App: Daily Photo 365, for iPhone and iPod touch, version 1.2, now with iPad support. Photo Journal App allows users to create an Album for each person they want to track. Set daily (or another regular interval) reminders. Then take and add photos every day (365 days a year) and playback the slideshow (time-lapse) over the months and years, to see the changes. Plus users can post the videos to Facebook, Youtube, and share via Email with their friends.


Sneaky Snake


Sneaky Snake is a fashionable update of nokia mobile phone’s classic snake game. The game’s objective is the same as the classic one: eat to grow up as much as possible, turning the snake into a full grown anaconda, while avoiding collisions with surrounding walls or biting its own tail.

Through Game Center integration, Sneaky Snake has got a full set of new features. Making it possible for players to compete with their friends over the highest scores on Game Center’s Leaderboards and earn badges when completing each one of the 22 achievements in game.

Fully configurable, players can choose the best difficulty level to suit their needs, whether a relaxing time playing snake or an adrenaline rush with a full speed snake. In a stunning new design, the snake is filled with new colors and every pixel has been carefully polished to best suit your iPhone’s retina display and make it a great experience.


Bouncing Bubbles LITE


Bouncing Bubbles LITE 2.0 represents a dynamic new spin on the classic bubble shooter arcade game which challenges users to blast away every bubble in their column in as little shots as possible. The game was recently updated to give players access to three all-new game modes, a new fruit themed bubble skin, Game Center integration, as well as a new highscore leaderboard. Access to the full game via in-app purchase is available for die-hard bubble shooters as well. Better and more engaging than ever, Bouncing Bubbles LITE 2.0 is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for free in the Games category.

This addicting yet easy to play adventure tasks players with the simple yet endlessly entertaining challenge of decimating a block of bubbles by shooting, well, more bubbles at it. In keeping with classic arcade puzzle shooters such as bejeweled and other classic titles, players can make bubbles disappear by creating same colored bubble lines that have three or more bubbles attached to one another. The goal is to use as little shots as possible as quickly as possible in order to reign supreme and achieve the highest score possible at the end of each level. The game comes complete with multiple unique modes of play as well as imaginative bubbles skins that range anywhere in theme from wooden blocks to cute round ladybugs and more!


Typing Class for iPad


Well established iPhone/iPad application developer, Permeative Technologies today is pleased to announce that their wide ranging App for Typing called Typing Class for iPad (Games) has been updated with version 1.9 and is available on the Apple App Store. Typing Class is an entertaining and educative App created and designed for kids who need to learn to type effectively or anyone who wants to develop their typing speed and accuracy while having a lot of fun.


Designs for Pages


Graphic Node, a graphic design company that specializes in creating themes, templates, and illustrations for Mac OS X, further advanced its assortment of iWork templates with the release of the iOS version of Designs for Pages. The brand new pack for Apple’s Pages for iOS contains 100 high-quality, fully customizable templates. The new collection helps iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users create exciting and versatile documents without being confined to a computer.

"We are constantly watching the reception of our products and making every effort to further develop them," said Jolita Unguvaitiene, general manager of Graphic Node. "We have received quite a few requests to release the iOS version of our templates for Pages. I truly hope our customers will be happy with the new product and am looking forward to our upcoming ventures."

The Designs for Pages set provides a comprehensive selection of templates, from books and invitations to posters and brochures. All templates have been streamlined to make the best use of the Pages for iOS application. Each and every layout – from the definitive style of text-only pages to the sparkling mix of pictures and slogans in the poster and brochure templates – features the best design quality, set apart by attention to fine points, high usability, and ample creativity.


Monster Trouble HD


NuOxygen Game Publishing has announced an amazing price cut for Monster Trouble HD 1.03, their action and strategy game for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The 3D, multi-touch implementation of the "Game of the Week" created by the company that reinvented the TD genre brings real time action and strategy in a fully and smooth 3D addictive game. At this price of $1.99 USD instead of $5.99 USD you can’t miss Monster Trouble HD.


eWeather HD


eWeather is a stylish, ten-day and hourly forecast application. It is a handy assistant that is easy to use and is very helpful. Use eWeather often to stay informed about changing weather conditions, severe weather alerts and earthquakes. Animated loops of radar images help you judge the speed and direction of the weather systems. We worked hard to bring you an excellent application for all your weather needs. A quick look at the weather will even help you know how to dress for the day or whether you’ll need an umbrella or sunscreen.

eWeather has a built-in barometer. A diagram is displayed which shows the atmospheric pressure changes for the past twenty four hours. A red warning display is produced when the barometer detects changes.


Stem Stumper


Stem Stumper, the innovative puzzle game you can play with your eyes closed is coming to Android. On Tuesday August 9th, you’ll be able to chow down and feed Mimea the vine on both iOS and Android. We’re also releasing Stem Stumper Lite, our free version that let’s you try 20 of our brain teasing levels for free before buying the full game. Stem Stumper has been hailed by several sources with Kotaku calling it "… a marvelously novel experience" and No Eyes Needed saying, "… the soundscape of Stem Stumper [is] captivating". And both the iOS and Android version will include Czech and Dutch on top of English, French, Italian, German and Spanish which we already support.

The inaugural game of Ananse Productions, Stem Stumper is built from the ground up to be enjoyed by both the iPhone’s burgeoning blind community and fully sighted players around the world. Stem Stumper is fully integrated with VoiceOver, Apple’s builtin screen reader for iOS devices. And if you think you can solve our puzzles with a blindfold on, we’ve included a sound only "sonar" mode.

While this is Ananse Productions first project, members of Ananse’s team have already worked on several successful projects. Kwasi Mensah, lead developer and programmer has worked on games as varied as Green Day: Rock Band, Borderlands and Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station. Jennifer Kanis, our lead artist, has worked on the iPhone games in the Curious George franchise for FableVision. Dawn-Marie Dunn, our Audio guru, has been involved in gaming for more than ten years and music for more than twenty composing original audio for Flash projects and sound effects for websites. Eric Sutman, lead Level Desginer has worked with several Boston independent developers include Demiurge Studios and Dejobaan Games.


Flic – The Movie Tracker


Flic is an iPhone app that helps you track the movies you want to see and alerts you when they are available on the services you use. Once you’ve selected the services you use to watch movies, just "Flic" any movie into your queue, and we’ll alert you once your movie is available to watch on iTunes, Netflix, or your favorite service. Prefer multiple services? No problem, well alert you once your movie is available on each of your preferred services.


Moto News 2011


iNewsApps today is pleased to announce Moto News 2011, where you can read all the latest news as the 2011 season progresses through the remaining rounds. Catch all the latest news on Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso, Nicky Hayden and Hector Barbera as well as all the happenings at Yamaha Racing, HRC and Pramac Racing and every other team.

Moto Grand Prix news combining sources, Tweets, track conditions, championship standings & calendar along with individual track, driver and constructor listings? There’s an app for that – this app. The No.1 unofficial source for Moto Grand Prix news containing news and information presented simply and intuitively.


Time Track HD


Evil Twin Artworks has announced Time Track HD 1.0, a free business tool for the iPad which enables users to keep track of time spent on tasks within projects for invoice, management and evaluation purposes. Taking advantage of the iPad’s large screen, the layout is simple and clear. A one-button click system allows you to run multiple tasks and archive them for future reference, allowing you to see exactly where you are spending most of your time within a project. Green and red lights let you see at a glance which projects are being tracked. It’s as straightforward as that.

When the iPad was launched it was seen as no more than an executive toy. Its uses were limited, or so it seemed. Now with the advent of office tools coming to the app store iPads are being used more and more as notebooks. One such developer has developed a free app that helps you keep track of time spent on projects and see where time is being used most effectively.



Michael Mueller Verlag has announced Florence MMTravel Guide 3.6 for all iOS devices. Michael Mueller books always offer a bit more: more deeply researched, detailed practical travel information, subjective assessments, even tourist eyesores and aberrations are pointed out with a true journalistic flair.

Michael Mueller Publishing is expanding to create an English language travel guide series, titled "MM-City", exclusively as applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Michael Mueller, after 30 plus years of publishing and over 200 titles, continues to create travel guidebooks while incorporating the new media. The result is the ideal travel companion that won’t add an ounce to baggage weight.


Beat Monster


Mudpie Studios has announced Beat Monster 1.0, a new game for iPhone, iTouch and iPad, which offers users a unique way to interface with their iDevice. You place your iDevice on a table, desk or other flat surface and tap on the table to match the musical patterns that are played from the device. With online multi player people from around the world can have one on one battle in which players take turns making up beats and waiting for their opponent to try and play back the beat accurately. With 30 Levels of ascending difficulty, game play is designed to be easy to grasp but hard to master with unlock-able achievements that encourage people to hit every note perfectly, which is no easy task.

Candy Jump


Dumadu Games introduces Candy Jump 1.0, for iPhone in the App Store globally. Candy Jump is a whole new type of game to entertain you. Candy Jump, a game full of candies. Your task is to save all the good candies with the help of the paddle and bounce them to their destination. Collecting even one evil candy or missing to save even one good candy will cost you a life. The number of candies keeps increasing. Also, the width of the paddle varies as you progress further.


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]