Daily iOS App Updates

Daily App Digest – September 6, 2011

Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…



Text In Time App Limited is pleased to offer the current version of their productivity app TextinTime at a reduced price for a limited time. With ready-made templates and an easy-to-use interface, TextinTime is a simple but very efficient way to ensure SMS delivery at a specified time.

The killer feature of the app is the ability is to prepare messages and schedule them for later sending. All the users have to do is to create a message, specify the exact time and date of the reminder in just a few touches, and the app handles everything else. Messages and reminders may be set to recur daily, weekly, monthly or annually. The app automatically imports all events within the existing iPhone Calendar.

The pre-written text messages templates are organized into 5 main categories: Birthday, Anniversary, Rent, Appointment and Congratulations. TextinTime offers a simple editor to customize the messages and allows the users to preview them before sending. By providing delivery of unlimited messages the title ensures that all the important appointments, reminders for company meetings are easily scheduled to reach the clients and customers at the right time and lets users concentrate on important business matters.

"We wanted to provide users with an easy way to remember all those little text messages that are so easily forgotten throughout the year. Now they can set up reminders to send out messages on any future date, at any time they specify." – said Barry Doble, the founder of Text In Time App Limited.


Photo Annotate


Announcing that ePapyrus GmbH, the developers of Photo Annotate, has released an exciting new product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. This is a new launch that allows users to add text and audio annotations to their new or library images, very quickly and easily. Photo Annotate is suitable for personal or professional use, allowing for the creation of numbered markers on an image to contain titles, comments, recordings and web links. Finished pictures can then be shared on Facebook or emailed and/or save to the photo library. Photo Annotate also includes a web browser.

ePapyrus is proud to announce the launch of their latest application. Photo Annotate is an image annotating tool that has been developed to suit both personal and professional business use.

Users are able to take an image to work with from their device’s library, or snap a new photo with the app’s built-in camera. Once a picture has been chosen, the user can very easily add text and audio to the image.

The process is fast. A user just marks off the points of interest in an image and the application creates a corresponding numbered legend that contains a title, comment, audio recording or web link.

Once a picture is completed, users are able to share the finished product with others, with a simple tap or two to the screen. The app has Facebook and email integration to ensure speedy sharing. Audio recordings are sent as numbered attachments when images are emailed.





Glyfyx Inc announces Alphabuild, a one-of-a-kind letter game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The game takes place in a whimsical letter factory, where players must capture objects from a conveyor to complete the alphabet. The first level is an easy, no-penalty way to practice letter recognition and construction. At higher levels, players must quickly dodge and zap obstacles before they cause trouble. Players collect power-ups, pop bonus bubbles, and earn stars and points along the way. Alphabuild lets you play as many rounds as needed to earn perfect gold stars for the whole alphabet. Rich visuals and snappy gameplay make Alphabuild a fun educational game for kids, and a compelling reflex game for parents.

Feature Highlights:
* Six unique and colorful game screens to choose from
* HD images for the iPhone 4’s Retina display
* Accelerometer feature: tilt your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to adjust game speed
* Play the letters alphabetically or in random sequence
* Includes a detailed Tutorial section; plus quick game hints on the Home screen
* Three difficulty levels, with separate score boards for each of them
* Go For Gold! You can keep playing more rounds until your alphabet is perfectly built and you’ve earned all gold stars
* Visual hints (optional) make it easier to spot the baddies
* Choice of Robot voice or Human (female) voice for all spoken messages; plus more detailed sound controls
* A-Z Soundboard Activity featuring Robot and Human voices
* A fully designed experience, with rich visuals, a fresh soundtrack and whimsical sound effects
* No sneaky in-app purchases, locked levels, or upgrade fees. Just a fun new way to play with the alphabet




eType Factory today is pleased to introduce TOONDRA 1.0.1 for iOS and Android, their free, tri-lingual Comic Book Reader, Library, and online Store. Featuring the highest quality Korean comics in English, Korean, and Chinese, many comics allow switching between languages. The online Store features the following categories: New, Hot, Free, Action, Drama, Comedy, and Adult & Other. Comics may be previewed free, and once purchased, re-downloaded at any time. The Reader automatically scans panels from left to right, and the size of each panel is automatically optimized to fill the screen. While the Reader itself is not a Universal app (optimized for smooth display on all iOS devices), the comics are in vector graphic format, so all text and art display perfectly on any size screen in both portrait and landscape orientation.

The animated transitions between panels add momentum to the narrative; users no longer need to scroll down a long page to locate a panel. The reader just touches the right edge of the panel to go forward one frame or the left edge to go backward. Touching the center brings up the control panel that allows moving directly to the first page. The app automatically moves from panel to panel, moving down and flush left when it reaches the right edge of the page. User Settings control the animation, manual operation, and Library organization.

Feature Highlights:
* Reader function provides automatic movement to the next pane by touching the screen
* Panes may be flipped and sized according to preference in landscape or portrait orientation
* Many titles permit changing the language while reading
* Purchased comics may be re-downloaded at any time
* Library may be arranged by series or language
* Continual reading and bookmarking functions
* Preview both free and paid comic books
* Built-in title search function
* Readers may leave comments for the author and interact with other users


Jud Little 2011 Production Sale


AdsFactory is very excited to announce the release of it’s Sale Catalog App showcasing it’s first sale, the 2011 Jud Little Production Sale – their latest iPhone app available in the the Apple app store. In addition to the native iPhone version, AdsFactory is also announcing the release of its identical Android Smartphone Mobile Web App version. Both apps feature pedigrees and photos for each sale horse and reference sire along with complete sale information including interactive contacts. The apps also allow users to bookmark their favorite sale horses as well as create private notes for any horse in the sale. The search feature allows the user to search based on several different categories.

This newest app joins AdsFactory’s OQHRA Race Season App for the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association as its 2nd Quarter Horse oriented app available in the app store along with an Android Smartphone Mobile Web Version.

"A key feature to the Sale Catalog App is actually a product of it’s internal design. We developed this app with ranches and sale companies in mind with an emphasis on reusing the app shell to rapidly bring any sale to the app store within 10 days. This is achieved by first receiving the sale consignment files (InDesign, PDF, etc…) from the ranch or sales company. We then process these files through our internal systems and extract the text data, image objects and convert those into a format we can use within our apps." explains Steve Maddox, app developer. "Using this process, we can simply customize the app’s look and feel to be consistent with the ranch or sales company’s branding while allowing the flexibility to handle multiple or past sales simultaneously. While having the AndroidSmartphoneMobile web version online within a matter of days while the iPhone app is waiting approval in the app store which typically takes 7 or so days."

The Sale Catalog App is available with several flexible pricing models. The models range from simple per-head fees to a model which can provide the customized and branded app to the ranch or sale company at no cost. One option allows the ranch or sale company to allow consignors to directly promote their horses with additional comments, images and videos which are presented
to the app users when they view the selected horse’s profile.




jeTap Inc. today is pleased to introduce LSDashboard 1.0 for iOS 4.x, a convenient application to access LinkShare(TM) reports on the go. LSDashboard manages multiples LinkShare affiliate accounts, provide access to daily transactions breakdown by merchant and source.

LSDashboard use the LinkShare’s reporting web services to download daily affiliate transactions and present it on the user’s device. LSDashboard is a universal application that will run on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 4.x or above.

LSDashboard 1.0 is the first iOS application providing a detailed daily and weekly summary of the LinkShare affiliate transactions, including bar and pie chart graph. In addition, LSDashboard keep track of the LinkShare affiliate’s account best day and best week overall and for the past 3 months.

Beside accessing LinkShare using MobileSafari, there was no easy way for a LinkShare affiliate to view in a convenient and native application, the performance of his account. LSDashboard is bringing to iOS an elegant and universal application to solve this problem.

Main features:
* Download all your daily affiliate LinkShare reports
* View your affiliate performance by day or week
* View your affiliate performance transactions breakdown by merchant or source (u1 parameter)
* Support multiple LinkShare accounts
* View your best day and weeks ever, and the best day or week in the last 3 months
* Multiple graphic representations of your affiliate data: bar chart and pie chart
* Support iOS background mode when fetching reports

"LSDashboard was created to help all LinkShare affiliates to access quickly their transactions reports while on the go.", stated Founder Stephen Lu.


MindColors Test


IdeaSolutions is pleased to announce that the new 1.5.1 release of MindColors test for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is now available on the App Store. MindColors test allows you to test your own personality by choosing colors. Subjecting 28 pairs of colors, MindColors is able to draw a precise description of many aspects of your own personality based on your color choices.

Although the App design remain unchanged, the algorithm used for the evaluation and the weight of the responses the has been enhanced increasing the accuracy and reliability of the test. Users just have to choose one of the colors displayed on their iDevice: at the end of the test, Mindcolors will prepare a great detailed report that users can save for later comparison. The result can also be emailed to friends.

Mindcolors test helps to know your moods, behaviors, and ways to react in difficult situations. By analyzing their reports, in facts, users will be able to develop strategies to solve everyday problems successfully.


My Artists


Shortcomings in the music listening experience on iPhone and iPod touch are addressed head-on by the release of My Artists 2 by Top Drawer Apps. Starting where the native Music/iPod app leaves off, My Artists 2 make music listening more engaging and more discovery-oriented.

The four central features of My Artists 2 are:

1. Music Player
Effortless integration with the music stored on a user’s device.

2. Discover Mode
Personalised online radio as easy as shuffle.

3. Artist Profiles
Photos, videos, biographies, discographies and more.

4. One-Tap Album Previews
iTunes Music Store tailored to a user’s collection.




Didakto is a fun and educational game for school age kids (4-12). The goal of the game is to answer questions from different subjects and levels by dragging the questions to the correct answers. A photo puzzle is used to show if the answers are correct. The game has a simple user interface and plays like a board game. No time pressure, no high scores. Children can play and learn at their own pace and correct themselves.

The player can select from dozens of available questions from subjects such as math, language and geography. "The reactions of children who play Didakto are very enthusiastic. Especially because their own pictures can be used in the game" says Marco Henkes, founder of Synendo. "Playful learning remains a strong concept. Parents appreciate that their children can learn while playing this game and having fun." Didakto is also used by therapists to help children with autism to improve their language and logic skills.

Didakto is a big success in Synendo’s home country The Netherlands, the app is currently number 1 in Education and number 3 in the Top Paid iPad Apps of the iTunes App Store. "Didakto supports six languages, I hope this promotion helps people in other countries to discover this educational game" says Marco Henkes.


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]