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Daily App Digest – February 6, 2012

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

Endocrinology & Endo Emergency

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This new app provides the critical information needed right now for the care of acute endocrine problems. The “Endocrinology and Endo Emergency” mobile application was created by the world-renowned endocrinologists who published endotext.org and thyroidmanager.org – the most comprehensive and up-to-date online endocrine textbooks. The app is designed for physicians, nurses, emergency room caregivers, hospitalists, trainees, students, and any caregiver who needs to treat seriously ill patients.

The app provides concise, practical information on endocrine emergencies, and provides the answers  needed RIGHT NOW for their care. Each of the 36 topics covered includes the clinical recognition, pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential, treatment, and follow up. In addition, references to available Clinical Guidelines, and important literature citations are provided.

Focusing on the critical information needed at the point of care, the app includes topics such as Cushing’s disease, diabetic ketoacidosis, managing acute type I and type II diabetes,  hypercholesterolemia, adrenal insufficiency, hyperthyroidism, thyroid storm, and much more. Key facts are presented in tables and flow-charts to allow quick reference to crucial information.

The app is designed for physicians, nurses, emergency room caregivers, hospitalists, trainees, students, and any caregiver who needs to treat seriously ill patients.

$5.99/£3.99/download

Joker Poker – Ultimate Poker

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Hong Kong based independent developer Alan To today announced the release of the recently updated Joker Poker – Ultimate Poker for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Joker Poker provides players with an all new variation on the world famous game. Addicting, mentally engaging, and featuring free daily chip allowances, Joker Poker is played with head to head with 3 card hands, a 3 card flop, and only 17 regular cards plus a single Joker card which is played wild.

Joke Poker – Ultimate Poker gives players instant access to ten thousand chips once they download the app. Lose your chips? Don’t worry! Players can buy as many play chips as they’d like via in-app purchase to ensure they’re always in action regardless of whether they’re winning or losing. More frugal players can simply wait a day if they lose their allotment of play chips, as every account in Joker Poker is replenished with two thousand fresh play chips every day! This app makes intense poker action available to players anywhere and at any time. Meanwhile, a wide array of unlockable achievements are guaranteed to keep mobile gamers motivated to play until they become Poker Kings.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Animal Zoo Match

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Minimax Games has announced that their new pairs game, Animal Zoo Match for iPhone and iPad, is now available on the App Store. The game is located in a world-class safari park. Kids have to reveal colorful animal cards and find animal pairs and their sounds. The game can be played by kids without any assistance by adults.

“We spent ages to polish the game and take it to a next level regarding visuals and overall game experience.” said Heinrich, founder of Minimax Games.

Features:

* Lots of animals to explore

* Each animal makes a funny or realistic vocal sound

* Stunning game backgrounds

* Original music game theme

* 2 Game Modes : “Animal Pictures and Sounds” and “Mystery Mode with Sounds only”

* 5 Levels for all ages

* Records scores for all game levels

* With Game Center support

$0.99/£0.69/download

jokes

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Jose the Joke Telling Toucan is app giant AhorrecompArando’s new star. This app is complete with hundreds of great jokes and has many interactive features.

Saving and emailing jokes is enabled. Social media features include sharing via Facebook and Twitter. The app is appropriate for ages 4 . While many children don’t get jokes they can still enjoy watching Jose dance.

Free/download

Where To?

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Where To? 4.1 adds integration with navigation apps Sygic, Waze, Navfree, Navmii and the Germany based Navigon Urban, in addition to the already available Navigon MobileNavigator, TomTom, MotionX GPS drive and Maps app. Supporting a total of 9 of the top navigation apps Where To? users can use their favorite app to get turn-by-turn directions to any place found using Where To?.

Features:

* New app version: Where To? 4.1

* Local Search for the iPhone

* Finds 700  categories, 2,400  brands in 10 languages

* Exhibits locations on a map, in list format or using Augmented Reality

* New: Supports 5 more Navigation Apps: Sygic, Waze, Navfree, Navmii, Navigon Urban

* New: Multiple images, some of them zoomable to full size; videos (select places)

* New: More reviews displayed

* New: Built-in homepage viewer can be used in landscape mode

* New: National and State Parks added (USA, Canada, UK, Australia)

* Regular Price: $2.99 + $0.99 for Where To? 3D Augmented Reality

$2.99/£1.99/download

Tumorpedia-Lite

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The Tumorpedia / Bonetumor team announces the launch of Tumorpedia, a suite of mobile medical reference applications designed for healthcare providers and students. The Tumorpedia mobile applications deliver comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date information on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of bone and soft tissue tumors.

Tumorpedia is designed for physicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, primary care providers, podiatrists, residents, interns, medical students, and patients as well, Tumorpedia is available for iPhone and  iPad, and is available now in the Apple App store.

Tumorpedia comprises a suite of mobile applications focusing on different types of tumors. The applications released today include Tumorpedia-lite, Tumorpedia-bone, Tumorpedia-soft tissue, Tumorpedia-foot and ankle, and Tumorpedia-Espanol, designed for Spanish-language users.

The Tumorpedia applications allow healthcare providers rapid mobile access to the content from Bonetumor, the web’s most comprehensive  medical information site covering all aspects of benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors. The website Bonetumor has been ranked  #1 on Google since its inception in 1996.

Each Tumorpedia app contains information on 20 to 50 different tumors, covering the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and examination findings, as well as the xray, MRI, and CT scan appearance of the tumor. The diagnostic features of each tumor are illustrated with hundreds of images from actual case examples. In addition, the microscopic pathology findings are described and illustrated. The app provides treatment options, outcomes information, and prognosis for each tumor.

Free/download

ThinBooth for iPhone

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Toccata Technologies today is thrilled to announce the only iPhone app of its kind that can slim a person’s face up to 22% with a few quick clicks. ThinBooth, from the creators of BigFatBooth and FaceBooth, uses a very sophisticated face-altering algorithm and face detection technology to place control dots on the face, automatically slim down the face, and crop the photo. ThinBooth creates slim, realistic images with a few simple clicks and can slim a person’s face up to 22% in just a matter of seconds.

Developers at Toccata Technologies, Inc. spoke of how quick and convenient they created the ThinBooth app to be. “With a few taps and flips, you can use your iPhone to create a perfect realistic photo,” says president of Toccata Technologies, Eric Lu.

ThinBooth allows users to take photos with their iPhone camera or from their photo library and also comes with a library of sample photos that provide examples with control dots properly placed and ready to use. ThinBooth is the only app in the App Store that can truly make the face look slim and realistic at the same time.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Repeat Timer Pro

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Artem Lapitski, creator of Repeat Timer Pro – the acclaimed utility app for the iPhone – has published an extensive behind-the-scenes case study on the project, providing a rare insight into what goes into planning, designing, developing and marketing an iPhone app.

Welcomed with raving reviews since its release, Repeat Timer Pro is a simple but versatile timer app with a secondary interval timer and repeat settings, making it the perfect timer for virtually any application. In addition to well thought-out functionality and intuitive controls, the app features a beautiful interface wrapped in tasteful sound effects and animations that makes it a pleasure to use.

The visually rich case study that spans over ten screens provides an inside look into the various aspects of developing an iPhone application, as well as a rare glimpse into the marketing strategy and its results. Beginning with a brief bio about the creator, independent designer Artem Lapitski, the introduction reveals how the idea for the app came about and what went into planning its functionality. The case study then details the design process of the app, presenting and describing the evolution of the interface. Following notes on development, the final part describes the marketing strategy behind the app – pre-launch promotion and specific marketing initiatives undertaken to promote the app following it’s release. What developers are likely to find most interesting, however, is the annotated graph of the app’s sales that reveals how each marketing initiative affected downloads at the App Store – usefully information that is very hard to come by.

$1.99/£1.49/download

Listo

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Listo, an iCloud powered list-making app for the whole family that keeps lists up-to-date on all your devices, is taking a giant leap forward in terms of accessibility with the introduction of integrated VoiceOver support.

With VoiceOver usability improvements integrated into the apps recent update, Listo is also now fully usable by the unsighted.

“The app was useable before with VoiceOver turned on, but it was impossible to mark items as completed or not because the app’s swipe gesture was overridden by VoiceOver,” explains Derek Gour, owner of SlippySoft Inc., the maker of Listo. SlippySoft Inc. specializes in developing highly-functional, well-thought-out apps for the iPhone, iPad and Mac.

After receiving feedback from customers, Gour customized some behaviours for when VoiceOver is turned on, and now the app can be used completely blind.

Like many highly technological incarnations of low-tech functions, list-making apps vary wildly in quality and functionality. In addition to being accessible to the unsighted, Listo is one of only a few list-making apps that make use of iCloud integration. But what really sets Listo apart, according to Gour, is its simplicity.

“People really like the uncluttered, natural feel of the interface. It looks like paper, and when you swipe, items are crossed off. There is a great feeling of satisfaction that comes from crossing things off. Completed items fly to the bottom of the list. There aren’t a bunch of extraneous features bogging it down, but at the same time, careful attention has been paid to every detail,” Gour says.

“A list should be simple: Add items. Cross items out. And your list should be wherever you are, on whatever device is handy. Anything more than that is clutter.”

$2.99/£1.99/download

Australia Unlimited

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Australia Unlimited is a free monthly magazine app that shares compelling stories of people changing the world for the better – through their art, business acumen, research or humanitarian efforts. The common thread is Australia: whether it’s through a person’s place of birth or their experience of living, working or studying in the country, Australia Unlimited examines the contribution the nation’s people is making to global issues with fresh content, imagery, videos, interviews and podcasts.

The Australia Unlimited app is made available worldwide through the iTunes App Store and updated each month with new content. This edition of Australia Unlimited includes:

* Provocative ethicist Julian Savulescu talking genetic engineering and the need for moral enhancement

* How to create a multi-million dollar internet empire before you turn 30 – meet the young Australian entrepreneurs who are making waves in Silicon Valley

* A feature of David Droga, one of Australia’s most successful advertising executives

* Six Australian architects who are shaping the future of international design

* An interview with Socceroo and Everton midfielder Tim Cahill

Free/download

Veggie Meals

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Newly founded company, Filibaba is pleased to release its first iPad app, Veggie Meals, with 55 easy to cook meals. The app suits everybody who wants to cook vegetarian or vegan food from scratch, with ingredients that are easy to find. The recipes in Veggie Meals contain excellent sources of protein based on common ingredients, from a long tradition of vegetarian cooking.

“An app is a convenient and fun way of discovering and cooking new food, but it’s difficult to get an overview on iPhone. When iPad was announced I realized the potential”, says Jenny Sunden, initiator of the app and Filibaba’s founder.

The app is beautifully designed with gorgeous pictures and graphic details, which makes it easy to get an overview while cooking. It is available in English and Swedish, with US cups and Fahrenheit in addition to standard measurements. Veggie Meals is Filibaba’s first recipe app, but there are plans for both more recipe directions and clever features. Filibaba wants to make it easier to cook simple and good food with iPad in the kitchen.

“Many people who consumes content at home selects iPad over a PC or laptop”, says Max Rudberg, graphical designer and co-founder of Filibaba.

Filibaba’s vision is that more people will choose to eat vegetarian on a regular basis. The objective is to offer more tasteful, convenient and finely crafted apps.

“It feels great that the cookbook now becomes an app, so that more people can easily cook good vegetarian food”, says Viktor Sunden, the author of the book.

$3.99/£2.99/download

Instamory

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Sponge Forge has announced that you can now enjoy Instamory 1.1 for Free for a limited period of time. If you don’t know it by now, the critically acclaimed memory game based on Instagram, is a 4.5 stars game for the iPad, and it’s considered to be one of the best memory games so far. It has been featured in “New & Noteworthy” on the Apple App Store in more than 100 countries and it was declared by the leading German magazine Spiegel Online as one of the best casual games for the iPad.

The game is designed specifically for the iPad, having a clean and beautiful User Interface supporting up to 4 players on a single iPad. You can either play with your own Instagram photos, or choose from millions of public ones. Thanks to more than 150M photos in the Instagram database, this game never gets old. Every day you’ll have a new card set to discover. All you need to do is to type in what kind of images you’d like to play with. Though based on Instagram, there’s no Instagram Account requirement, so even non-instagramers can play the game.

Free/download

Penguin Wings

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Developer InfiApps today is proud to announce the first iPad release of Penguin Wings, after more than 1.5 million iPhone players have played it. Penguin Wings is a popular free gaming title that allows users to zone out daily stress with adorable penguin characters by simply pressing a finger onto the screen.

There are different items you can collect to advance faster and score more points and the game is sprinkled with awesome power-ups like the Super Magnet that grabs coins that are near you and the Super Rocket that lets the user launch the penguin into the sky. Penguin Wings also lets you play the game anytime against other players, in a real-time tournament competition.

“Sweet Game – I can see this game being on top, I just purelly loved it. Its addictive, developers really gave great though into design and functionality. Its awesome game. Love it.” says Joe H., a satisfied gamer, via iTunes.

Penguin Wings is simple to play, but difficult to master. The game keeps users engaged by continuously challenging users to improve their scores and unlock additional mystery characters and game levels.

Free/download

PIN Locker

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Mooee Company Limited, the innovative mobile information security developer, has announced the release of PIN Locker(TM) for the iPhone, and iPod touch. This app has the power to secure sensitive contents on mobile devices easily and effectively. Users can easily get into using PIN Locker with a newly designed help function as well as other new features to make it simpler for users to store personalized information they need to secure.

PIN Locker(TM) utilizes an advanced encryption algorithm that gives users absolute protection and secures all sensitive information. PIN Locker will remember the last password in case users need their old passwords again. Most frequently used passwords – uses a Top Ten list to quickly locate the most frequently used passwords.

To help ensure that saving information is a simple process, the app include added copy function to both password and user name, no need to remember them in order to enter into the web browser let users access sites quickly and easily. These options make accurately saving everything from various financial account numbers to online passwords a breeze. Meanwhile, a number of flexible editing options are available for users to input the information exactly how they want it, customize labels anytime so the wordings match those of the websites.

Furthermore, PIN Locker gives users ability with simple one click on the website address go to the web browser immediately. No need to enter the website address and spend time on typing its name. Graphically polished, intuitively designed, and offering iron clad protection, PIN Locker might represent an all-encompassing security solution flexible enough to meet almost anyone’s needs.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Drinking Man’s Diet Cookbook

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Cameron & Company has partnered with CulinartMedia to launch a mobile version of its bestselling cookbook, “The Drinking Man’s Diet.” The app will feature over 100 low-carb recipes along with cocktail pairings, including a video with well-known comedian Allan Sherman singing his rendition of The Drinking Man’s Diet. Finally an app that brings together recipes, cocktails and song and puts the “fun” back in the kitchen!

“We are delighted to have finally found a fellow publisher with the technical and publishing know-how to create an app that will do justice to our Drinking Man’s Diet,” declared Chris Gruener, Publisher of Cameron & Company.

Each recipe features nutritional information, step-by-step photography and helpful tips and photos of ingredients. The app provides innovative functions, including menu and invitation creation, a favorite section, in-built timer, automatic emailing and social networking of recipe and shopping lists, ability to add notes to recipes and an automatic ingredient calculator, making it easy to adjust quantities based on servings. It’s that easy! From A-Z, this app features easy-to-follow recipes from appetizers to seafood and meats, to soups and salads and vegetables and even desserts, too.

The collaboration between CulinartMedia and Cameron & Company also allows the sharing of content, design, photography and film and extends to the teams marketing of the app, which includes internet promotions, social media, PR and print media advertising.

$3.99/£2.99/download

SG Project OnePage

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FourthFrame Technologies today is pleased to introduce SG Project OnePage 1.0 for iPad, the latest addition to their series of Simple Genius project management apps for Mac OS X and iOS. The Business app’s one-page approach is extremely powerful, because its constraints force project managers to focus on what is most important, enabling them and other stakeholders to quickly absorb the status of each project. Featuring flexible import/export and sharing, the app is an ideal solution for keeping management and sponsors/clients up to date.

SG Project OnePage uses a novel approach to documenting and managing projects called 12-by-12 Project Management, in which each project is represented on a single page, in a very specific format. The page has 12 horizontal rows that represent 12 tasks that make up the project plan. In the vertical direction, there are 12 columns that define time blocks. Each Project has a start date/time and a time scale. The time scale can be hours, days, weeks, months, quarters, or years. For example, one project may start at 10 a.m. on the first day of the year and run for 12 hours, and another project may start on the same date/time and run for 12 months.

Each of the 12 tasks can be assigned an Owner so that it is clear who is accountable for that part of the project. And the format supports tracking planned and forecasted costs, cost variances for the whole project, green/amber/red status indicators, project objectives, and overall project status comments. By design, the text fields in SG Project OnePage, such as Task Names, Project Objectives, and Project Status Notes are limited to two compact lines of text. This forces users to be very concise and choose each word carefully in order to communicate the full status. The result is a consistent, high level, and complete picture of the status of any project on a single page. For some projects, the 12-by-12 format will be adequate and a great tool for managing the project. In other cases, the format is useful as a top-level reporting tool, where a more detailed plan is maintained using another tool, such as SG Project Pro.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Ants Vs. Zombees

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Casual Games Developer Appsiedaisies today is pleased to announce the release of Ants Vs. Zombees 1.0, their first major title for iPad. It will be available in the iTunes Appstore starting Feb. 4, 2012. Ants Vs. Zombees offers a new twist in the Tower/Base Defense games genre. Set in the land of Insectasia, your goal is to defend its Anthills from the Zombees. Summon your Ant Heroes and cast powerful Spells to repel the invaders. Buy Passive & Skill Upgrades thru the in-game Store & challenge worldwide scores thru the Gamecenter Leaderboard. The Achievements and Upgrades also adds spice & replay value to the AvZ gameplay.

Gameplay:

You will be defending the Anthills of Insectasia. During your journey, you will fight Zombees of different types while rescuing your fellow ant heroes. You can then summon them to aid you in battle. Collect loot from the Zombees to buy Skills & Upgrades from the Store.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Crossword Game For Kids

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Crosswords are no longer just for adults. Internet Design Zone, an iOS application development company, today is very happy to announce the release of their newest app, Crossword Game For Kids 1.0. Parents will find that kids learn to spell, speak and identify new words very quickly after solving crossword puzzles designed just for the little ones. The app is ideal for parents who wish to teach their kids new words and test their knowledge in an interactive way.

With this app, kids will be able to learn new words, spell them on the screen, identify them from their pictures and spoken names, etc. This fun educational app will ensure hours and hours of fun and learning for kids. It is a free download to try out.

To solve a crossword, picture clues are provided for every word. On tapping the picture, the picture zooms in and its name is spoken aloud. The letters are scattered everywhere. The child has to drag each letter and spell a word correctly. There is no time pressure to solve a crossword. The kids can play at their own pace. Hints are available if needed.

Free/download

Ball Turret Gunner

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Hendrickson Software Components (hsc) today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Ball Turret Gunner, a shoot ’em up iPhone game. Ball Turret Gunner is a realistic shooting game where the player flies in the ball turret of a B-17 bomber and attempts to protect their bomber from enemy aircraft until the bomber gets over its target and can release its bombs.

Enemy aircraft will attack from all sides, and the player must respond to the crew member’s warning and destroy the attacking aircraft before the attacking aircraft destroys the player’s bomber! Bandits – 2 o’clock! Climb into your ball turret and defend your B-17 until it can deliver its ordinance over the hated enemies war infrastructure … You have to be fast, accurate, and have sharp eyes to make it to the bomb run.

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the then-United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps’ expectations. Although Boeing lost the contract because the prototype crashed, the Air Corps was so impressed with Boeing’s design that they ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances.

The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force based at Thorpe Abbotts airfield in England and the Fifteenth Air Force based in Italy complemented the RAF Bomber Command’s nighttime area bombing in Operation Pointblank to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for Operation Overlord. The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Cut the Buttons

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Open Name Ltd. announced that their hit game for the iPhone, Cut the Buttons, will be going free for one week starting today.

The game, which has both an iPhone and iPad version, has been incredibly successful since its release, quickly becoming the number one iPad game in Russia, as well as one of the top ten iPad games in China’s App Store.

The concept is deceptively simple: using a pair of scissors, users must snip and cut buttons on pieces of fabric, and catch them in a cup. Players get bonus points or extra lives for every hundred buttons that land in the cup. However, as the scraps of cloth carrying the buttons fly across the screen, players also have to make sure they’re not trying to snip off the buttons attached by a bolt. Leaving more than three buttons on a cloth will end the game.

Featuring two different modes of play, Arcade and Classic, the game also boasts a multiplayer option, allowing you and friend to simultaneously cut buttons as they appear on the screen.

This special offer will only last for one week, so gamers are encouraged to go check it out as soon as possible.

Free/download

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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