Our Daily App Digest – December 14, 2011

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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes store today…

Knit Counter Pro

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Technical Made Easy is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of their latest app named "Knit Counter Pro" for Apple’s iPad device. This new app is designed to assist knitters keep track of project status and provide a repository of their patterns while on the go. It is the perfect tool for any knitting bag this holiday season.

With an easy to use and simple interface, "Knit Counter Pro" provides both audio and visual feedback as the user works on his/her project. Patterns can be uploaded directly into the app and taken along with you anywhere you go. The app is specifically designed to track project status and statistical data offering alarms at user defined intervals for pattern repeats or other events. At the completion of each project, users can archive all data for historical purposes or to share with group members.

This app is one of many crafting apps designed by Technical Made Easy adding to the popular collection of other needlework and sewing applications like HandiCraft, Easy Stitch and Easy Quilt. The company has also recently redesigned their website detailing the features of each app with high resolution images to give you an up-close view. For more information, visit the developer’s website or view them in the App Store today.

$4.99/£2.99/download

Baldify

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Apptly today is thrilled to introduce Baldify, the second 3-D face modulation app in its iOS series for iPhone and iPod touch. Ushering in a new level of interactivity for users and their friends, Baldify will not only produce a bald version of you, but it will also animate your face to give it a more realistic look. Your future-self will smile, blink, yawn, and react to your gestures. The ability to share lifelike videos via YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, email, and MMS, completes a compelling set of features that lend a deeper level of realism, interactivity, and hilarity to face modulation genre.

If there’s anything any person dreads, it’s losing their hair, which is exactly why we should be able to reinforce that fear with a little animated 3-D modeling. There’s no better way to embrace our inevitable march towards becoming follicly-challenged than with Baldify. With this app, users can lose 50,000 hairs in 5 taps, and being the good friends that we all are, Baldify makes for the perfect way to help friends and loved ones face their fears as well.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Christmas Shooter

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Atomic Flavor announced that the new addictive game based on physics and social component has come!!! Shoot gifts to people for get more time. The goal is to achieve the maximum distance.

The experience will be totally new every time you play because the sledge start in different part of the city and the power-ups will be random for get the most crazy situations. In addition the lighting conditions depends on the time you play.

The goal of the game is to get the maximum distance but you have a limited time. Shoot give to people for get more time and archive a distance record for share it on your favorite social networks. Also you could check your position in the global gamecenter leaderboard.

$0.99/£0.69/download

JungleRumble

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InfinityK Games, best known for creating Augmented Reality mobile gaming apps, has today announced the release of JungleRumble on the App Store. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running on iOS 4.1 or later, JungleRumble is an exciting new mobile puzzle game from the makers of the popular Duck Hunt AR (removed from the AppStore).

As Christmas approaches and the delay of the big forthcoming title of the company increased, InfinityK Games decided to create something refreshing, creative and with immediate feedback: one week of design, one week of code, one week of gametesting and one week of promotion. The result has been so pleasant and addictive that it has been released immediately. You would even be able to play with your friends on the same device.

This jungle puzzle game has four different game modes and will challenge your mind and your reflexes. Swap the columns to pair the animals or slide down for making them fall faster.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Pocket Informant

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With the rise in popularity of smart phones, many people are depending on these devices to keep them organized, on time, and in touch. Pocket Informant responds to all of these needs by offering a product that integrates every area of your busy life. In addition to managing your Events and Tasks, Version 2 now adds support for handling Notes and Contacts, making Pocket Informant a must-have productivity tool!

The latest update to this popular product adds many new features as well as a completely new database platform and increased sync capabilities which will pave the way for many new exciting features in the future. The ability to not only enter your Events, Tasks and Notes, but also wirelessly sync them all to popular online services, is one of the many features that has made Pocket Informant a force to be reckoned with in the market today. This update capitalizes on that ability in a major way by offering support for multiple Google accounts as well as Google Task sync.

New features include:
* New & Improved User Interface
* A new, more intuitive date picker
* Support for syncing with multiple Google accounts
* Google Task sync
* Swipe to Action for one button access to common operations on Events, Tasks, Notes and Contacts
* A new "smart" scrolling tab bar to easily swipe between, and rearrange, feature tabs
* Photo and Contact linking for Events and Tasks
* Smart Groups for Tasks ( User-defined Task filters)
* New Notes feature offers both text and voice Notes

$12.99/£9.99/download

FunJeju

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InfoMind Inc., an emerging mobile resource application developer, has today announced the recent update of FunJeju for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices on iOS 4.3 or later. FunJeju is a unique travel resource for travellers destined for the beautifully scenic South Korean Island of Jeju complete with exclusive digital coupons. The app provides everything users need right at their finger tips. Everything from fun activities and shopping destinations, to Restaurants, general information and more is included! With the power to show users everything Jeju has to offer from anywhere, Fun Jeju is currently available for download on the Apple App Store free of charge in the Travel category.

Built to be exceptionally user friendly and intuitive, FunJeju utilizes a vibrant graphic interface to organize and categorize an in-depth tourist information library for Jeju island. The app has nine categories in all which give users information on various island Activities and Attractions, provides them with food and restaurant recommendations, Hotel/ Accommodation options, and Day and Night touring ideas among others. Avid shoppers will find it easy to find the perfect store on Jeju through FunJeju’s Shopping index, and frugal vacationers will have an easier time spending less by taking advantage of the app’s island-wide Coupon deals – offered straight through the app!

FunJeju is a highly interactive and fully scalable experience, and the app has an option of paid membership for travelers keen on getting a premium travel resource. Furthermore, all registered users are automatically invited to join the app’s online member community as well to share their experiences and provided more individualized insight into Jeju’s many "Do’s" and "Don’ts". FunJeju is the most well rounded Jeju travel app available, even listing the seven natural wonders on Jeju island for curious nature lovers. Whether its showing tourists where to get the most bang for their buck, giving them advice on where to stay and what to do, or simply helping them stay informed on their surroundings, FunJeju has all the information travels need to ensure their Jeju vacation will truly be a trip to remember!

Free/download

Ideas for Concept

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The challenge has been the same since the beginning of time. It takes good ideas to move the world; but good ideas, unless you happen to be Newton or Einstein, can be fairly hard to come by. But now, the challenge has been conquered with the arrival of Appitaizer’s Ideas for Concept app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Ideas for Concept, available for $1.99 USD at the App Store (Productivity category), is a mobile idea-generation platform that empowers anyone, anywhere, to come up with breakthrough ideas that can be shaped into powerful concepts.

Ideas for Concept – a completely adaptable, mobile platform that gives users a better way to manage the process of generating, developing, and communicating their ideas – empowers users to, essentially, snatch great ideas right out of thin air. By providing word combinations that can feed a users’ intuition – and by offering the capacity to share ideas with other users and across Social Media outlets – Ideas for Concept allows users to find the next breakthrough idea staring them right in the face. The words for ideas are presented clearly on the screen of a user’s mobile device, and can be shaped by the user, in any way they see fit, into something more; something powerful.

Ideal for business professionals, creative types, high-tech developers, writers, students, entrepreneurs, inventors, marketers and just about everyone else who ever needs a hand in generating and communicating the ideas that could lead to the next big breakthrough, Ideas for Concept comes loaded with social networking functions that result in a veritable mobile think-tank in which insight can be easily gathered, and the advice of others can be conveniently leveraged and put to good use.

"So many times, people struggle to have good ideas – and when they do have good ideas, the way in which those ideas are processed often makes it hard for those ideas to lead to concepts, and action," said product manager Lena Kwon. "What we have done is to create an app that allows people to come up with good ideas; share them; and have an easy and convenient way to expound on them, with the help of others, and make them better. The feedback indicates that users, with the ability to easily generate great ideas and to share via Twitter and Facebook, can gather more momentum as they move toward the conceptual stage, because they have involved more people in the process."

$1.99/£1.49/download

Space Frontier

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Space Frontier, the already acclaimed civilization game which first launched in Asia, has made a stunning U. S. debut. Now, to show appreciation for the positive reception, Space Frontier will be available for a limited time only at the reduced price of $0.99.

A sci-fi flavored fantasy, Space Frontier takes players on a journey into the none-to-distant (and believable) future. Earth is uninhabitable, its resources depleted and environments destroyed. The only home that humankind has ever known must be abandoned – but where will the people of Earth go? This is the question posed to the player, who must find and colonize the newly discovered planets.

To ensure the continuance of the human race, players must discover the resources present on each new planet and utilize them wisely to complete the objectives necessary to clear each level. Building shelters and other facilities, maintaining clean air and water, and protecting their infant civilizations from threats are priorities which can’t be ignored.

Space Frontier executes its premise with richly detailed game play and plenty of goodies to tempt gamers. Grades are awarded for the efficiency with which each level is completed. Space Frontier also offers more than fifty achievements, which are used to determine players’ rankings on the global leaderboard. Thirty new planets to colonize and forty levels of objectives to complete give the game a satisfying number of of hours of play, while quests and unique equipment and tasks keep it fresh.

For those who haven’t already had the pleasure of playing Space Frontier, it’s the perfect time to pick it up. At 66% off its regular price of $3.99, Space Frontier is a steal. The game is available now for download in the iTunes App Store, at a $0.99 price for a limited time.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Planner S

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AKAON’s Planner S application brought a new social networking concept to mobile users. The application is a unique way of combining scheduling and calendar functions with self-expression, within an interface that allows the user to share their entries with friends across a multitude of platforms.

The Planner S "social diary" concept is ambitious. The application proposed opening a whole new dimension in social networking and building its own Planner S community, which would be integrated with existing networks like Facebook and Twitter. The ambitiousness of the undertaking was certain to either be the application’s key to success – or its downfall. Had social networking reached a point of maximum saturation?

The success Planner S has seen in the short period of time since its launch says no. The overwhelmingly positive reviews and quickly expanding community prove the Planner S has found a new niche – one that mobile users love. The application’s positive reception is linked to the synergy between its highly customizable interface with easy-to-tailor user entries and its streamlined simplicity. Sound-bite length entries make Planner S a fun way to keep up with friends and colleagues, while the user’s ability to edit and enhance their entries with various fonts, colors, skins, and digital "stickers" give their communications another layer of expression.

Planner S is also incredibly versatile, as it functions as a public or private diary, a full-featured calendar, and provides users with the ability to share their entries directly with Facebook and Twitter. They can also follow along with their friends from within the app, and meet new people through the Planner S community. AKAON hopes the application’s early success foreshadows its future, as Planner S gains momentum as a new way to schedule, socialize, share, and network.

Free/download

Rocky Isle

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HoboSoft, has today announced the release of Rocky Isle for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Rocky Isle is a number-based puzzle game that provides mobile gamers with a visually engrossing hardcore puzzle experience in the same vein as Sudoku and Ripple Effect. With thousands of puzzle levels spread across nine unique difficulty settings, this app is accessible to complete grid-based numeric puzzle novices and seasoned whizzes alike! Rocky Isle is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for free (trial) and $1.99 (full version) in the Games category.

Rocky Isle is genuinely addictive grid-based numeric challenge in the spirit of classic titles such as Ripple Effect and Sudoku. The player’s mission in the game is to place a hill onto every square of each island on any given level, utilizing up to seven differently sized hills to do so. Levels in the game come in the form of grids which are further sectioned off into separate regions, all cleverly designed to take on the look of tropical islands. And most perhaps most importantly, no two levels are completely different from one another. Seemingly an easy task, the game includes a number of rules that turn this task from a cakewalk to a mentally engaging puzzle juggernaut.

With over five thousand puzzles are spread around 9 difficulty levels, Rocky Isle will keep any puzzle gamer entertained hour in and hour out. With so many difficulty levels offered, the game stays open to new or younger players while remaining appealing to even the most advanced numeric puzzle solving experts – in fact, some level 9 stages so complex that they’ve never been solved by human hands before! Meanwhile, smaller grid sizes than similar titles like Sudoku mean that Rocky Isle is perfectly suited for gaming on small iPhone and iPod touch screens. Mentally engaging action is a must for modern mobile gaming aficionados, and there’s no better way to get a number based puzzle fix on the go than with Rocky Isle!

$1.99/£1.49/download

Photo Sweets

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The iPhone’s Flash creates a green/yellow color cast making people in the photo look like zombies. Photo Sweets 2.4 has added a new "iPhone Flash Fix" filter that removes this color cast. Just load your picture into Photo Sweets and select the "iPhone Flash Fix" filter. The "iPhone Flash Fix" filter will instantly remove the green/yellow color cast from the picture.

Photo Sweets contains twelve full adjustable image filters in all. Use the "Noise Reduction" filter to fix up pictures taken in low light. The "Ecstasy Filter" creates wild looking pictures blended with gradient backgrounds. Look 20 years younger with the "Wrinkle Cream" filter. Create vintage looking photos with the "Extreme Film" filter. Use the "Sepia Tone" filter to create an old west style photo. Using the "Crazy Frames" filter, Photo Sweets can make your photos look old and scratch up. All pictures made with Photo Sweets can be saved at full resolution to your iPhone’s Photo Album. Photo Sweets lets you to upload your Pictures to Facebook, as well.

$0.99/£0.69/download

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Following the successful release of The Castle, How Are You, and Mika’s Adventure, zuuka brings a loveable cartoon bear to life and into the App Store with its latest storybook Professor Bumble celebrates Christmas.

Exclusively designed for the Apple iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone, Professor Bumble celebrates Christmas combines beautifully created visuals with dazzling humour, illustrative sounds, and in-app activities such as a fun seasonal puzzle. With its playful details it is just the right storybook for the holiday season and the perfect present to all children – big and small!

What is Professor Bumble doing in the holiday season? Celebrating Christmas of course! With his friends, Beluga and Badger, he is on his way to find the most beautiful tree in the whole forest. But Farmer Giles wants to celebrate Christmas as well – and snatches the tree from right under their noses. But Professor Bumble and his friends won’t give up that easily.

Join Professor Bumble and his friends on their hilarious search for the lost tree and get into that special, magical Christmas mood.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Greet

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Want to thank friends, family and co-workers this season? And in a unique way! Then send out one of Greet’s 100 personalized greetings in your own voice.

Choose from a colorful range of cards for different reasons and seasons. Be it Christmas, Birthdays, I Miss You, Romance, Congratulation, Anniversary or Valentines. Users can mail them out to phone contacts and even respond to emails with a ‘thank you" ecard.

Offered free by Impiger Technologies, Dallas, Texas, who are credited with over 100 Mobile Applications for the global market including SkiQuest, SMS-Auto-Mobile-Reply, TheDiningApp, Mardi Gras and wordZAG, the iPhone greeting app allows personalization of the text, size, fonts and effects. The cards can even be posted on Facebook.

"Greet offers a personal touch to the way we greet people this season. I’m sure people will love it," says Jude Ramayya, CEO & Founder, Impiger Technologies Inc.

Apart from the intelligent framework, the company also possesses a ‘repository of components’ across all devices and platforms for faster development and smaller production cycles. Location-based services, web and native app interactivity, end-to-end integration with enterprise apps or music and multimedia applications; the company has tremendous experience in developing enterprise grade applications.

Free/download

eContact2

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eFusion today is pleased to announce the release of eContact2 1.0. It is a full featured form designing application can use for several purpose. eContact2 makes easy to design forms inside iPad for survey, inquiry, support or any other topics you want. Most easiest drag and drop user interface makes it easy to create forms by anyone. Interface for answering on forms as well as very easy and user friendly. Collected answering form data can transfer to computer as CSV. It is an useful application to use in:

Business:
* Client Questionnaire
* Customer Satisfaction Survey
* Shop/Office Visitor Inquiry
* Product Registration In Shop
* Market Research Survey
* Event Evaluation

Medicale:
* Patient Health Status Inquiry

Office:
* Employee Opinion Survey
* Organizational Climate Survey
* Employee Evaluation / Performance Appraisal Survey
* Salary and Benefits Survey

$5.99/£3.99/download

The Magic Puzzles: Annie Geddes

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XIMAD has released the incredible and beautiful Magic Puzzles app showcasing the work of world renowned photographer and baby clothes designer Anne Geddes. She chose babies as her subject because of her love of them. And ever after in every work she wants to convey feelings and emotions that children and motherhood cause.
Solving beautiful pictures try to plunge into this world, so natural and harmonious. This application is simple and easy to understanding, it has the choice of levels of complexity, so it perfect for children and adults of all ages. We created this application, because contemplating of child serenity it is an infinitely exciting feeling. You can select images from several collections:

Down in the Garden:
A fairytale that takes you on a magical journey through the garden featuring colorful bright images of babies in pots, as sleeping hedgehogs or tiny fairies dwelling in a magical garden that brings enchantment to all. These images capture the wonder of imagination.

Well-Loved:
Anne’s selection of timeless images, from signature photos of newborns and toddlers to stunning images of older children and pregnant women. Anne’s distinctive award-winning images of children have become classic icons celebrating life and birth.

Beginnings:
In this awe-inspiring selection of images, Anne Geddes captures the simple and elegant elements of nature alongside her signature imagery of newborns and pregnant women. A celebration of new life, exploring the parallels between nature, newborns and pregnancy.

Free/download

Learn Fast for Lion

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Ruth Maran, one of the top female computer book authors in history, has penned her first iPad app, Learn Fast for Lion, a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to using Mac OS X Lion. "Computer guides have sure come a long way since the days of DOS", according to Ruth Maran. Indeed, Ruth is possibly the only author in the world that can claim both MS-DOS and Mac OS X Lion authoring credits.

Ruth spent months compiling the Mac Lion project …"I designed this guide from the ground up to work specifically on the iPad. It’s a great companion to have while you are learning OS X Lion on your Mac", according to Maran. The app contains over 125 topics divided into 14 sections, and is packed with easy-to-use content.

Ruth designed this guide for a wide audience. The app is perfect for those receiving their first Mac under the holiday tree, and also contains a wide resource of information for daily users, a trusty sidekick that’s ready for use anytime. All topics are available through a main page with a 1-touch visual table of contents. Topics can be marked as a favorite and easily accessed on the home page. The app also supports pinch and zoom, and swiping, and is searchable by title and/or content, features that allow users to quickly navigate through the app and swiftly find what they are looking for.

$4.99/£2.99/download

Face-Mnemo

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Mehrwert-Agentur Thomas oHG is pleased to announce the release of their new app Face-Mnemo for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Where do I know that face from? What was the name of Peter’s new girlfriend? Anyone that has problems recognizing faces and remembering names needs the iPhone app "Face-Mnemo". The digital memory trainer helps to associate names and faces with the right person.

In a nutshell:
* New app "Face-Mnemo" has been released
* Successor of the popular app "Numbers-Memory (Numbers-Mnemo)"
* German app for the iPhone and iPod touch
* Provides optimal mnemo technique for names and faces
* Helpful lists for first and last names
* Index box system for storing mnemonic images
* Training module helps to consolidate images
* Development partner: memory coach Michael Gloschewski
* Price: $4.99

The following applies to the business as well as to the private sector: anyone that can remember names and faces is able to avoid pitfalls and as a result may gain sympathy and goodwill. The opposite is also true, as many of us know from personal experience: we simply do not remember someone’s name or where we know a particular person from. This can quickly lead to an embarrassing and uncomfortable situation.

However, it is anything but difficult to significantly increase one’s memory performance. In the summer of 2011 the Mehrwert-Agentur Thomas oHG very successfully introduced the mnemo app "Numbers-Memory (Numbers-Mnemo)" for the iPhone. The app provided the necessary techniques to easily remember numbers. More than 100 5-star reviews, multiple number 1 placement in the app category "Education" and placing in the top 50 of the overall charts are evidence of the impressive benefits of the app. "Face-Mnemo" is the next app in the series. It is specifically designed to remember names and faces even better. Memory coach Michael Gloschewski helped to develop the new app and provided the necessary technical know-how.

$5.99/£3.99/download

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FEELingK (FLK), a global provider of innovative technology and services to operators, enterprise clients and consumers, announces the release of VocalPost 2.0, now available on the iPhone platform (iOS 4.x and 5.x) along with exciting new features. Launched for the Android platform in January 2011, the free app makes it easy to post voice updates to your Facebook(R) wall or Twitter(R). VocalPost is your microphone to the world!

Since its release on the iPhone, VocalPost has become dramatically popular, rising up to the #2 ranked app in the SNS category!  It so easy to use and nothing is more personal than "voice blogging" with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

To celebrate this success, VocalPost is sponsoring a contest. Share your VocalPost experience to enter and have a chance to win up to $500!!  Post your VocalPost voice blog with "#VP_EVENT" in the text window between December 14th and December 23th. Winner will be announced via VocalPost on December 30, 2011.

VocalPost 2.0 includes some exciting new features. Users can now post to a specific person or to lists. Recorded voice messages can be delivered directly from your Phone Contacts (emails, SMS) to Facebook Friends wall or Direct Message to Twitter Followers. Now users can also register up to two (2) accounts on Facebook or Twitter.

Free/download

Mechcraft

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Independent developer Randall Meyer is pleased to introduce Mechcraft, his new action/adventure, real-time strategy game. Featuring 2 full fledged campaigns, 2 races, several powerful assault units, and over 30 hours of game play value.

Ready yourself for an amazing adventure into the world of Mechcraft where a war is brewing between the courageous Bots and the dreaded Trons. On an alien robotic planet trillions of light years away two mechanical races battle it out to prove they are the strongest. Will you decide to join the Bots in bringing peace to the galaxy or will you choose the evil Trons to control and enslave the remaining civilian robots?

Embrace the ongoing battle of Bots and Trons, both fighting a never-ending war to reclaim the land as their own. In this adventure you will defend with towers, attack enemy bases, and escort valuable units to a specified location. Each stage provides a truly unique arrangement of goals and mission objectives to accomplish each task. Each level will unlock a new unit or base that can give you the advantage online.

Each time the player starts the game they will receive a daily bonus of points as well as earn points while playing the game. With several unlockable features like advanced colors and online maps, the excitement will keep the player both intrigued and motivated to collect.

Featured Highlights:
* 2 Campaigns for both the Bot and Tron army
* Online multiplayer with win/loss and point bonuses
* Intriguing game design and simplified control mechanics
* Unlockable units and bases to expand your online army

Free/download

Turtle Fly 2

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J2sighte today is pleased to announce Turtle Fly 2 v5.2, now available free for iOS, their vertical scroller arcade game that has achieved more than two million downloads. Players control the thrust and direction of a flying turtle wearing cola-powered jet boosters. After each flight, players collect money and achievements, which can be used to procure equipment and skills to improve their future missions. Turtle Fly 2 was the #1 Overall App in the U.S. App store from June 23 – 28, 2011. The immense popularity of the game is attributed to the many methods players can use to level up, and the exciting, vertical scrolling gameplay.

Played in portrait orientation, the game has two stages, "Fly to the Moon" and "Save Dr. Winston," with a total of 15 levels. Players can keep track of the amount of the turtle’s life remaining, main engine fuel remaining, and booster fuel remaining. The main engine is controlled by the engine button in the lower right of the screen, and orange exhaust is visible directly beneath the turtle. Strap-on boosters are located on the left and right and drop off following burnout. When all power is used up, the player falls back to Earth and prepares for their next flight.

During the turtle’s ascent he can collect diamonds, collect cans of spinach, recover a 1 life icon, recover a main engine fuel icon, or recover a booster fuel icon. There are also obstacles that must be avoided as he flies upward, such as: blimps, planes, birds, and thermal downdrafts. The turtle’s special ability, which can be activated by collecting three spinach cans, is that he is impervious to damage from blimps. The remaining six characters each have their own special abilities. The game is finished upon completion of the achievement in Level 6 (reach a height of 30,000 feet, winning $50,000).

Following each flight, players have an opportunity to shop for items that will help them. There are three kinds of items that can be purchased: Equipment (engine, booster, shell, fuel tank, engine fuel conserver, booster fuel conserver, an advanced flight controller, and a protective flying hat); Commodities (spinach cans, higher exchange rate for diamonds, and a VIP for a discount on store items); and Abilities (reduced air resistance, reduced wind resistance, and reduced damage from hitting obstacles). The first five Levels each have four Achievements, which pay a larger amount of money at each level: $100, $400, $1,200, $3,500, and $6,500. There are four kinds of Achievements specified at each Level: height, speed, duration, and height without hitting any obstacles.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Bo’s Bedtime Story

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After many years of writing and illustrating children’s books, Esther Naalden, the founder of Heppi and mother of two, launches the App "Bo’s Bedtime Story". Esther, together with her husband and friends, created an App for the iPad that offers kids 2-6 years old a fun and educational story-game about going to bed. This App reinforces positive bedtime habits, making it easier for parents to do the same.

"With this App children will learn in a playful way to put Bo the Giraffe in bed by helping him, among other things, clean up his toys, get undressed before taking a bath, wash his hair, brush his teeth and read his bedtime story", Esther explained that, "he even gets his goodnight kisses before he drifts off to sleep." The music and sounds, produced by TuneTraffic, prove to be very catchy. "We tested the App with 30 kids and all of the comments have been very positive".

Esther continues, "What makes this App unique is the fact that no other App helps parents create positive bedtime habits with their children. Also, we put a lot energy into the music and game aspects of the story as well as providing clear and colorful graphics." The App is sold in an English and a Dutch version and has been available since the 9th of December in the App Store for $1,99 (USD) or Euro1,59. Esther enjoyed creating this App so much that she says, "We’re already in the process of developing the next Heppi App!"

$4.99/£2.99/download

Princessy Cupcakes

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Princessy Cupcakes, a new children’s game app from Pink Princess Games, was made live last week in the iTunes market. This innovative app lets a child build a picture of their own cupcake, complete with patterned wrappers, multiple cupcake flavors, colorful icing, and sprinkles of their choice. Princessy Cupcakes players can then share their creation with adorable stuffed animals in the The Pink Princess Shop, or by saving it as a photo and sending it via text, email, or Facebook. Friends and family can swap virtual cupcakes, and show off their cupcake-design skills.

Princessy Cupcakes can be downloaded for free in the iTunes store, and paid in-app upgrades can be made for a wider range of decorating options, including princess toppers to garnish a freshly decorated cupcake. The app is based on the popular Facebook page, The Pink Princess Shop, which has built a community and loyal following around cupcakes, unicorns, princesses, and other fairy tale icons.

Princessy Cupcakes owner, Kim Byrne of Pink Princess Games, saw a demand for the app in Spring, 2011, after her Facebook page grew steadily in popularity. "I purchased my first iPhone and fell in love with the world of apps. I wanted to create apps for girls that would be unique and delight users of all age groups. I hope that Princessy Cupcakes is just the start of this business." After only a few days in the iTunes store Princessy Cupcakes has been downloaded thousands of times.

Byrne notices that the appeal of Princessy Cupcakes has a wider audience than initially meets the eye, "This app isn’t just for the kids that play it," she says, "it’s for the parents that are trying to check out at the grocery store, or prepare dinner. Kids apps can really give parents a rare moment to themselves." In addition to fun for the kids and a break for mom and dad, Byrne says it’s a special treat for all the friends and family who are on the receiving end of a cupcake decorated just for them.

Free/download

Speed PRO

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Mother Tucker, LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Speed PRO 2.3 for iOS devices. Designed originally for GPS-equipped iPhones, Speed PRO is a GPS-based speedometer that gives users a digital view of their current speed, average speed, top speed, distance traveled, elapsed time and altitude and allows them to save their routes. The most significant features are: presenting speedometer information in an easy to read digital format; Saving Routes with breadcrumb trails; Manual and Automatic Pause/Resume; Downloadable altitude readings; Sharing speedometers and routes with friends; and a customizable speedometer interface.

Speedometer Features:
* Full-screen display of your Course, Current Speed, Average Speed, Top Speed, Distance Traveled, Elapsed Time, Altitude
* Pause/Resume tracking by single tapping screen
* Single Tap assignment option ("Pause/Resume Tracking", "Capture Image", "Ignore")
* Double Tap assignment option ("Pause/Resume Tracking", "Capture Image", "Ignore")
* Auto Pause/Resume option (Turn On to make Speed PRO: pause when it detects that you’ve stopped; resume when you it detects your moving; not allow manual Pause/Resume)
* Reset Confirmations option (Turn On if you want a confirmation sheet when you tap ‘Reset’)
* Swipe Left or Right to switch to Camera interface (Must have Background set to "Camera")
* Share Speedometer snapshots on Facebook or via In-App Mail
* Copy&Save Speedometer snapshots
* Portrait and Landscape orientation support
* Background option ("Black", "Camera")
* Mirroring option for HUD on windshield
* Text Color option ("Red", "Green", "Blue", "White")
* Units option ("Miles", "Km");
* GPS Accuracy option
* ‘Background Updates’ Location option – Allows your app to execute in the background (requires multitasking)

$0.99/£0.69/download

WeColor Christmas

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Individual Developer Sami Ghawi is pleased to announce that his latest application "WeColor Christmas – iPad 1.0" is now available in Apple’s App store. WeColor Christmas Edition is an exciting educational and entertainment application for kids of all ages.

WeColor is an interactive coloring book for all ages. It provides the user with the options to color images, draw new ones or import images to add special effects. WeColor has lots of modes and features that extinguishes it from other available apps. The user can color freely with the modes that are provided (Finger painting, In-line painting, bucket painting), or draw his/her own images.

This version of weColor is the Christmas edition. It contains many black & white images of one of Christmas to color and share them. It provides endless fun to the kids when drawing and coloring with Christmas images.

WeColor has many modes for coloring:
* Color Black & White images that are provided in the edition
* Draw new images from scratch
* Import images from your gallery as colored or grayscale
* Load the images that was previously saved to complete them or change them

$0.99/£0.69/download

Candy Toy Phone

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Toto Publishing Studios, a Children‚s App Development Company, have just launched Candy Toy Phone 1.0, the improved version of their popular educational App for the children. This app can be used by all iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users. The new version of the app named Minifono Candy Toy Phone is now available in the App Store. This amazing app is supported by iPhones, iPads, and IPod touch. It may be recalled that the earlier version of Minifono Candy Toy Phone became immensely popular with the kids. To know more about this wonderful new app, please visit Toto Publishing Company online.

This improved version has as many as three toy phones in one. There is also a free version that offers one phone. Declaring the launch of the app, the owner of Toto Publishing Studios Mr. Adrian Eraldo said, „We are pleased to introduce this new version just before Christmas. This one has many additional features that the kids would surely love‰. Minifono Candy Toy Phone is a children‚s app that is completely different from millions of such apps available around us. This game provides a fun filled way for the kids to learn the numbers from 0 to 9. Each of these numbers is connected to the pronunciation for that number in Spanish and English. The children would also learn the spellings by viewing them on the viewer screen.

Toto Publishing Studios not only creates these amazing apps for the kids, but some parts of these apps are also created by the kids. Talking about the app, Mr. Eraldo said, „You would be amazed to know that my little daughter has done the entire voice over for me in this new version‰. He also added that this new version is full of attractive graphics and animations that the kids love to watch. There is beautiful background music to keep them engrossed in this amazing learning experience.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Slaughter: Bloody Stick Slayer

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Mass Creation, an independent game studio, today is pleased to announce their addicting casual arcade game Slaughter: Bloody Stick Slayer is available on the App Store. In Slaughter: Bloody Stick Slayer, the player’s role is to get rid of all sticks flicking them on deadly killing machines like saws, spikes, bayonets and other. Multiple levels and challenging NeverEnding mode provide hours of fun gameplay. This game requires the player’s high comprehension, quick reflexes and some patience, as sticks’ advantage is quantity and they love to run away.

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Now you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to freely punish hundreds of wretches by slicing, drilling, chopping, fragmenting. And it’s going to be exclusively your job. And the job needs to be done. Some of them will be fast, some will be armored, but all are to be get rid off. Dispose those filthy runners to deadly tools, throw them in the air and… [Censored]. Personally execute those filthy sticky wretches, discover new sets of traps, beat records in NeverEnding Mode and compare your results with other butchers!

$0.99/£0.69/download

Interviews

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Interviews for iPhone is the perfect app for tracking interviews you get when looking for a new job or furthering your education. Save time from dealing with the hassles of calendars and notes by keeping all of your interview information in one tidy place for you to access later.

Features:
* Keeps track of all upcoming school or job interviews by list, month or map views
* Write notes about your interview so you don’t forget something important
* Set reminders so you don’t forget your big day
* Just a single tap to e-mail or call important contacts about to your interview
* Save flights to FlightTrack or FlightTrack Pro for up to date info and notifications on your airline travel
* Input hotel information for quick access to get directions in a snap
* Rate yourself on your performance right after to work on your skills so you interview better in the future

$1.99/£1.49/download

Calculator

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Calculator, from Byte Works, is a full-featured scientific calculator for your iPhone or iPod touch. It includes six calculators that change with a tap on the screen. This release updates Calculator for the latest versions of iOS while maintaining compatibility with older versions.

The initial screen is a scientific calculator with 14-digit precision that pays attention to the little details. For example, some iPhone calculators report that the natural log of 0 is infinity. This is incorrect; it is undefined, and this calculator says so. Other calculators have trigonometric functions that are ill behaved for very small arguments, but this one has correct numerical behavior.

The logic calculator supports four bases and several logic calculations. It is easy to enter, manipulate, and display numbers in base 2, 8, 10 or 16, and a single tap of a button converts between the bases.

Four different conversion pages support easy conversions between common Metric and Imperial units for length, area, volume, temperature, mass, weight and speed. This is very handy for science and engineering, but has surprising uses in everyday life, too. How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? The Byte Works Calculator will tell you.

Features are important, but the Byte Works Calculator has lot of little points that have a big impact on ease of use, like a design that looks like it belongs on an iPhone; big, easy to press buttons; a delete key in case the wrong button is pressed; and picking up right where it left off if interrupted by a phone call-even in the middle of entering a number. This adds up to a calculator that is easy to use but has all the power needed for scientific calculations, programmer logic calculations and conversions.

$9.99/£6.99/download

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