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Daily App Digest – February 3, 2012

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Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes app store today…

Speed PRO

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Mother Tucker, LLC has announced the release of Speed PRO 2.4 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.

$0.99/£0.69/download

FanChants: Football Songs & Soccer Chants

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Football chants and soccer songs website www.FanChants has just released NFL songs to the free FanChants iPhone app and website. 24 new NFL chants have been added to the archive, just in time for the Super bowl this Sunday. From New York Jets to Pittsburgh Steelers there’s a wide selection of NFL songs to choose from. The app plays over 10,000 real football chants recorded from fans of 500  teams and is free to download on iTunes. FanChants receives hundreds of chants weekly from football fans all around the world so the archive keeps growing with new chants, as they are sung.

Alerts – New chants and Staff Picks:
All NFL teams supporters can register their team within the app to be notified of new chants that are hot off the press via push alerts. Staff Picks are a hand picked selection of the best chants from teams all over the world and are updated daily, giving fans a taste of terrace culture from other countries.

Upgrade to use chants as ringtones:
For an upgrade fee of 4.99 all chants are available to use as ringtones so Giants fans are able to use any chants as profile tones for when their friends call. Different chants can be used for different people. Chants like ‘You’ve never seen a salad’ are funny additions to ringtone libraries, users have access to all chants and can use as many as they want.

Free/download

Remarks

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Today Readdle releases Remarks, its brand new application for handwriting, note taking and PDF annotating on the iPad. It lets people replace paper for writing notes, making sketches and drafting ideas. At the same time, Remarks is a powerful PDF annotation tool that can be used to review documents, make comments in textbooks.

Taking notes in class, on a meeting, during a conversation with a customer or on the sofa at home is a breeze with Remarks. The application has been designed for convenient writing including every required tool: a number of paper types, pens and highlighters of different colors, floating text boxes, several shapes and an eraser.

Adding annotations, notes and comments to existing PDF documents is another task which can be easily accomplished with the help of Remarks. People can easily highlight text in PDF files, write comments on top of the text, draw simple schemes and diagrams.

"Many iPad owners are using the device in class and at work. In some cases they want to make notes on the iPad, in others they want to comment on existing documents, so what they need is a product that can do both," noted Alex Tyagulsky, Readdle CMO. "That makes Remarks exactly the application they have been looking for."

Remarks has many impressive capabilities but one of them stands out – namely collaboration. Notes that are shared via email can be opened and changed by any other person who uses Remarks. Moreover, those notes are editable with Adobe Reader and Apple Preview on the Mac and PC.

$4.99/£2.99/download

VoteMe

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Bamboo Apps, a mobile app development firm focusing on lifestyle and entertainment solutions, is excited today to announce the launch of VoteMe for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running on iOS 4.0 or later. VoteMe is a revolutionary new social gaming experience which lets users take a personal spin on the ongoing presidential elections by running for the title of America’s first social president! Structured to be an effective social sharing platform, the app gives users easy access to make full profiles, create unique digital ‘parties’, add in back stories, and everything else involved in running a full presidential campaign! A wildly social spin getting people hyped about this year’s campaign season by making them into the candidate, VoteMe is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for free in the Entertainment category.

Imagine what you would do if you could copy the presidential campaigns you watch unfolding on T.V., and transplant yourself into the candidate’s place? VoteMe let’s you answer exactly this question. Downloading the app, users can make full candidate profile for themselves including adding in full personal bios, mission statements, political views and more. Since the app is built for social connection your profile will be viewable by every other user active on the VoteMe mobile system!

This is much more than a politically themed popularity contest. VoteMe is a great place for people to share their ideas and ideals, connected with politically like minded people, and get the inside scoop on what it take to push a candidate from obscurity to widespread recognition. The awesome catch – this time around this candidate isn’t some talking head on the news, it’s you!

Free/download

Doodlecast Pro

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zinc Roe announced today its new Doodlecast Pro App for iPad is now available on the App Store. Doodlecast Pro is a unique presentation and creativity tool that records your voice as you draw to create short videos. Doodlecast Pro is perfect for teaching a lesson, sketching out ideas, or telling a story. Doodlecast Pro includes a rich toolset that offers full control over brush styles and colors. Other advanced features include multiple undo and redo and the ability to import background images from their Photos library. Users can preview their videos and share them directly from the app via e-mail, YouTube, or the Photos library. Doodlecast Pro supports standard file formats making it easy to import your work into popular video editing and presentation tools.

Based on zinc Roe’s award-winning Doodlecast for Kids, the new app is designed for business people, educators, students, artists and others. Whereas Doodlecast for Kids emphasizes creative expression for very young children, Doodlecast Pro is focused on productivity. Educators can prepare lessons, students can prepare video reports, business people can prepare presentations, and professionals can communicate complex ideas with ease. In fact, a short Doodlecast video can replace lengthy text documents.

"During testing sessions for the Doodlecast for Kids App parents kept telling us how useful the app would be as a presentation tool," says zinc Roe founder Jason Krogh. "We realized then that there was an opportunity to create an app for grown-ups."

$3.99/£2.49/download

Chinese New Year Maze Game – The Year of the Dragon

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Ruby Red Games is proud to announce the launch of its second iOS game, Chinese New Year Maze Game – The Year of the Dragon. This maze game takes many elements and traditions from Chinese New Year celebrations and incorporates them into a fun, single player and multiplayer maze race.

The objective is to collect all the items in the maze before time runs out. The final item to collect is a large firecracker which ends each level and sets off a round of fireworks. Players can choose from different characters to play, including the most powerful – the dragon. In multiplayer mode, the player must decide how many collectibles they are going to collect while still reaching the end of the maze before their opponent to win the game. The number of items collected by the winner determines how high their score is.

Features:
* Multiplayer and Single player
* Universal, works on iPhone and iPad
* Retina Ready
* Stunning 3D graphics

For this game, many elements of the traditional Chinese New Year celebration are included. In Chinese mythology, the New Year always started with a fight against Nian, a mythical beast. One time, Nian was scared away by a child wearing red. The villagers learned that Nian was afraid of the color red, so they started hanging red scrolls and red lanterns to scare away Nian. Firecrackers were also used to frighten the Nian.
Free/download

The LS Spring 2012

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Alan Mascord Design are proud to announce the release and immediate availability of their latest popular Living Spaces lifestyle app (LS Spring 2012) for the iPad. This is the second edition of Mascord Living Spaces which brings you the freshest home designs, interactive renderings, and stunning photography from one of the nation’s leading pre-designed house plan and custom home designers in the USA.

Demonstrated by Kevin Lynch during the Adobe MAX keynote last fall, the premier issue brought revolutionary iPad interactivity to the home design industry. This brand new edition continues to impress: Take the latest designs for a spin with 360 degree renderings, be inspired by fantastically crafted custom homes or find great ideas in exciting feature articles:

* True Grit: The home of John True, a rugged rancher living the dream in the Oregon wilderness
* Rustic Getaway: Old western charm brought to life in this incredibly detailed lodge
* The Vidabelo: Multi-generational home and winner of several design awards at the Clark County Parade of Homes
* View Plans in 360 Degrees: Our latest designs with interactive renderings – swipe the image to view all sides of the home and rotate your device to view the floor plan layout
* New Home Designs: Incredibly livable designs in many styles – find your next dream home here
* The Mascord Collection: Some of our favorite and best-selling home designs, hand-picked from over 5000 designs which comprise the collection
* Living Large in Small Spaces: How you can make smart design choices to maximize available space
* Bring The Spa Into Your Home: A look at some of our favorite bathrooms – you may never want to leave

Free/download

GAdReports

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XCool Apps today is pleased to announce the availability of GAdReports, their latest iOS app designed exclusively for Google AdSense advertisers. GAdReports allows AdSense advertisers to quickly check their AdSense earnings and performance reports from an iPhone or iPod touch. With support for an Unlimited number of AdSense accounts, GAdReports makes it simple and easy to track all of your AdSense earnings from within a single app.

Simple, Fast and Secure:
GAdReports is the first ever app of its kind to make full use of the Google AdSense Management API, which means checking your earnings and performance reports using the app is simple, secure and nothing but fast, fast and we mean really FAST!

Not just another AdSense app:
This is the Premium Google AdSense app. GAdReports includes built-in support for AdSense Performance Reports. Get a better insight into how much you are earning and what factors impacts those earnings. View trends and compare important metrics easily.

Premium Features:
* Overview Report – Latest daily/monthly earnings
* Performance Reports – Latest Performance Reports with customization options
* Unlimited accounts – Track all your AdSense account earnings from a single app

$2.99/£1.99/download

Haypi Dragon

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In Haypi Dragon, you are the chosen of Haypi Town. You’ll start your journey to defeat ancient beasts. The journey is fraught with difficulties and danger. On your way, you need to capture, tame and train your dragons which will follow you and assist you with their distinctive prowess. Your dragons are able to control rock or fire, capable of twining or freezing your enemies.

During the adventurous journey, a mysterious treasure map has been newly added. Please note from now on the first player among all the servers who collects all the missing pieces and complete the treasure map will be rewarded with 1000 USD and the first player of every single server will be rewarded with 100 USD.

With its excellent interactivity, simulated physical design and fabulous graphics, this update has been well received: "I have played every game created by the Haypi franchise and I must say once again they have outdone themselves. With a user friendly interface reminiscent of haypi kingdom, you can have fun for hours!"

$0.99/£0.69/download

Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle

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"Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle" – the main puzzle game for iPad developed by the d-Studio, Ltd. company – is one of the best jigsaw puzzle game for iPad. Its natural and realistic controls functionality and design significantly differs this App from all other puzzles. For all its time in App Store Join It has reached a noticeable number of users all around the world. It keeps confidently its rating above 4+ stars and Join It development teem works hardly to meet our Users expectations.

Among the most attractive and useful features, which are available in Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle, User will see absolutely realistic controls, unique set of in-game gestures, Image Browser which makes a view of the images very similar to the real view of a book with pictures, etc. Set of more than 130 pictures which are already in App collection and ready for puzzle assembling. Pieces of puzzle are easy movable and rotative. Implemented mechanism fully repeats real movements of pieces depends on technics. Zoom and ability to move around the game table allow to use both portrait and landscape picture orientation.

You always have a chance to improve your skills and results. Starting with only 4 pieces of puzzle at the Beginning level, you can chose for creation a puzzle divided on 300 pieces on Insane level and save finished puzzle image to iPad Photo Library. You also will find puzzle assembly timer and top score tracking with an ability to tweet about results.

Four available Puzzle Shapes let you predefine the shape, which will be used to split an image, varying the level of complexity of the chosen image.

Recently introduced multifunctional Game Center Support with 4 different Leaders boards allows to track statistics and achievements of your games, being usable for both our fans as longtime and new ones. Different Leaders boards shows a full picture of User’s statistics/achievements: Total Score, Best Game Result, Number of Solved Puzzles, Total Gaming Time.

$5.99/£3.99/download

Jumper Buggy

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Virtual Vision today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Jumper Buggy 1.0, its new gaming title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Introducing unique gameplay different from classic games, Jumper Buggy comes with a completely new game concept and originality. Drive a buggy that can jump over obstacles in an infinite and beautiful world, perform acrobatic jumps, automatically fires missiles against enemies, collect items to increase your score and get super power.

Another key feature of the game is the advanced physics simulation of the car, giving the player the real sensation of driving a real car with realistic suspensions, damping and drifting – with complete destruction – of the car. Destroy mines and cannons, run distance, and collect items to accomplish the different achievements levels. Jumper Buggy fully supports RETINA display, and deliver a high graphics experience for the player.

Jumper buggy integrates Game Center to submit and share score online. It also integrates Facebook to share score with friends. If you are really tired from classic simulation and action game available online and you want to experience a new and original gameplay with high graphics then Jumper Buggy is what you are looking for. Jumper buggy is a universal IOS game, grab a copy for iphone/ipod ipad with a single payment.

Free/download

Last Bunny

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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