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Daily App Digest – February 7, 2012

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

Dr. Tingleton’s Miracle Compliment Generator

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Feeling run down, depressed or sloth-like? Lacking ambition, self-esteem or shiny good looks? You’ve come to the right place friends! Dr. Tingleton knows what you already know deep down to be true: you have to feel good on the inside for your get up n’ go-go to work properly. And now, thanks to the Miracle Compliment Generator, you’ll be kicking your nap pillow to the curb and doing cartwheels before you know it.

Now your iPhone can give you a compliment whenever you need a boost thanks to this new app created by quasi snake-oil salesman, Dr. Tingleton. Users simply shake the Miracle Compliment Generator whenever they need a hit.

How does it work? Anytime you’d like to feel more awesome, simply open up the Miracle Compliment Generator and shake. This will trigger Dr. Tingleton’s psychic powers and he will craft a special message just for you.

$1.99/£1.49/download

Undiscovered Idol

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No Cover Tunes Here! Users can discover over 40 songs by over 25 new and original bands and solo musical artists from all genres from all over the world. Cover tunes are not allowed so it’s unlikely that you’ve heard any of these songs, which instantly expands your music library by more than 40 songs for only ninety-nine cents. Plus, more music will be added as the app grows. All current and future songs are included with the original purchase and users can listen as much as they want, which makes this app an incredible bargain especially as more songs are added.

Discover More About Your Favorite Artists! Besides just listening to the music within Undiscovered Idol, users can learn about their favorite bands and solo artists by viewing artists’ images, reading artists’ bios, and viewing their websites all right from within the app.

Voting makes a fun addition to the music listening experience. Undiscovered Idol Users can vote for any of their favorite songs, which help songs climb the Undiscovered Idol charts. While users can vote for any number of songs, they can only vote once per song, keeping the competition aspect of the app as fair as possible.

Undiscovered Idol has all types of musical genres including Pop, Rock, Rap, Country, Blues, Jazz, R & B, Reggae, Folk, and more.

If you are in a band or solo musical artist and want to Get Discovered you can easily submit your music for consideration in the app at ImUndiscovered.com. It’s free and easy and musicians do NOT need a mobile device to participate.

While the app requires an internet connection stream times are fast even on 3G.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Dr. Tingleton’s Miracle Correspondence Stimulator

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Are your drab notes going unnoticed? Having trouble peaking the interest of that special someone? Does your personal correspondence lack a certain je ne sais quoi? Not to worry friends! Dr. Tingleton’s most popular elixir, the Miracle Correspondence Stimulator, is now available for the low, low price of 1.99 American dollars.

How does it work? Simply choose one of Dr. Tingleton’s carefully designed stationery sheets as the base of your already improved correspondence. Then, choose the font and color appropriate for the message you wish to send. Don’t worry, Dr. Tingleton will psychically send you guidance from his office, ensuring that you are making the right choice. Type your message and "pinch" with your fingers to size it just right. Click the envelope to send to Facebook, Twitter or email. Et Voila!

The Dr. wants nothing more than both dramatically improved communication and je ne sais quoi for all of his patients. Try the Miracle Correspondence Stimulator today and rest assured that the art of correspondence is alive and well.

$1.99/£1.49/download

Fun Shooting Stars

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From the makers of Fun Bubbles comes an all new kids game, Fun Shooting Stars! Play with up to 12 different stars and 9 colors for endless combinations. Full multi-touch support allows your child to use all 10 fingers to draw or to play with a friend! Watch their eyes light up as they excitedly shout "STARS!" while creating stars, bursting them, or watching them glide slowly to the ground. Hours of entertainment for free!

How to Play:
* Tap or drag to create stars
* Tap the stars to watch a star burst
* Watch the stars fall to the ground and burst

Features:
* Dynamic star backgrounds, different constellations every time you play
* Select up to 9 different star colors
* 3 additional star sets are available for a total of 12 different stars
* Full Multi-Touch support! Use all 10 fingers or play with a friend

Free/download

A Fact Every Day! – 365 fun facts for kids

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Every day a new, exciting and fun fact is presented in text, image and sound. In total, the app contains 365 different facts about animals, nature, history, space, geography and more. The charming illustrations, professional voice over and fascinating facts, will wake a child’s curiosity and interest for different subjects.

"Most apps are used intensively a very short period. Then they are forgotten. In the case with A FACT EVERY DAY! we wanted to create an app that lasts longer, an app kids and parents will return to day after day," says Markus Wedenborn, developer and Co-Founder of Wombi apps.

During the year users will learn a wide range of facts. What is the the smallest bone in your body? What did the Aztecs use as payment instead of money? What is the fastest snake in the world?

"The facts in the app are short and brief. But our wish is that the app will function as an introduction and eye opener, that one day’s fact will lead to further discussion and search for knowledge. That’s the beauty with iPhones and iPads – more knowledge is only one click away," says Markus Wedenborn.

$1.99/£1.49/download

Memory Lanez Challenge

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KA9 Media, an independent mobile games developer, announced the release of its new title, Memory Lanez, for iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Memory Lanez is an addictive memory game that blends classic game play elements to create an experience that entertains and stimulates the brain! Users Memorize the patterns as they fly down and then try to duplicate the pattern as quickly as possible. As the game progresses, the trail gets longer and faster, making it more challenging.

A key feature of Memory Lanez is the multi-player option and user generated content. Players can create their own boards and challenge a friend or another player over the network, and watch as their opponent tries to match their creation. There’s also a pass and play option for players to take turns using the same device.

"User generated content has always been a big thing for me to try to incorporate into mobile games," said Joe Ariganello, founder of KA9 Media. "Social games are fun, but getting the player involved inside the game itself is where I see a big opportunity and chance for fun. Users can create a new game or new experience every time they play. The game never gets old."

Free/download

Shopping List

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JAS Applications today is very excited the announce the release of Version 1.0 of their new iOS App Shopping List. Shopping List is the easiest, most advanced shopping list App for your iPhone and iPod touch!

Have you ever gone out shopping and forgotten to buy several items but also bought too many of another item? With Shopping List you’ll never have the same problem again! With a simple, elegant interface, it’s easy to create a complete shopping list on your phone when you take a trip to the supermarket or any other shop!

Simply add an item by tapping the ‘ ‘ button. There, you can add the item’s name, the quantity you wish to buy as well the the price for one item. Then the App automatically generates the price for each of the many items and creates a total price which can be viewed at the bottom of the screen! The price can even be viewed in several different currencies!

All shopping lists are then saved onto the App’s database so will be available to be used again on your next shopping trip!

$0.99/£0.69/download

Tap Alarm Clock

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AppAnnex, an emerging mobile applications developer, has today announced the release of Tap Alarm Clock for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Tap Alarm Clock is a smooth, eloquently designed alarm clock solution that abandons convoluted complexities in favor of providing users with intuitive gesture controls that let them set alarms in mere seconds. As slickly designed as it is simple to use, Tap Alarm Clock is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for 0.99 $ in the Productivity category.

An elegant appearance isn’t simply an added bonus of Tap Alarm Clock, it’s modus operandi. The app features a sleek design through and through that perfectly compliments the modern iOS platform that it runs on. Simply put, it’s a must have for any style conscious app enthusiast.

Not to be outdone though, the app’s style belies its sheer functionality. Instead of fumbling about with complicated menus and endless clicking, Tap Alarm users are provided with an ergonomic wheel based alarm setting interface that’s entirely gesture driven. Simply flick back or forth until the time is right and you’re set!

Tap Alarm Clock comes complete with customizable snooze button options, the choice of either a twelve or twenty four hour clock format, and more as well. The app’s display seamlessly shifts between vertical and landscape display modes, and features customizable brightness settings to appease users unique tastes and preferences to boot. Furthermore, the app’s home screen icon shows users the status of their alarms, ensuring that they never forget to turn them on or off. If you want to get your hands on a mobile alarm that’s as sleek and practical as your iPhone, look no further than Tap Alarm Clock.

$0.99/£0.69/download

TouchDocs

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Accessing Google Docs(TM) on the iPhone and iPad just became easier with the release of TouchDocs from Kabuki Vision, LLC. With its stunning interface, TouchDocs provides a full-featured solution for easily browsing, viewing, searching, and editing files stored in Google Docs(TM).

A wide variety of file types are supported, including documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs, images, movies, and audio. Documents and spreadsheets can be edited in TouchDocs via Google’s mobile web editor, which is accessed directly from within the app. Files in Google Docs(TM) are automatically downloaded to the app so they are always available, even without an internet connection. Designed with a focus on ease of use, TouchDocs provides a superior experience for Google Docs(TM) users.

"Using TouchDocs to manage Google Docs files is much simpler and more convenient than using a web browser", says Adam Shaw, founder of Kabuki Vision. "As a native iOS app, it can provide access to Google Docs in a much more convenient, powerful way."

TouchDocs provides a full set of features for managing files in Google Docs(TM). Additional features include  the ability to rename, delete, and star files. Files can be e-mailed or printed to a AirPrint-compatible printer, as well as exported or imported from other apps. New documents and spreadsheets can be created and uploaded to Google Docs(TM).

$0.99/£0.69/download

DVDFind

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Whether at home, vacationing, or traveling the desire to watch a DVD can strike at any time. With widespread ownership of computers, DVD players, and laptops, movie lovers can enjoy films wherever they are. The instant solution to locations and availability is DVDFind, which can be set to locate only kiosks or both kiosks and retail stores. As the DVD rental market has changed, there are fewer stores and more kiosks. There are currently more than 28,000 Redbox kiosks and more than 11,000 Blockbuster Express kiosks in the U.S., all able to be found, along with thousands of other kiosks and retailers.

Feature Highlights:
* Using your current location, find DVDs, Games, and Blu-ray discs in kiosks and retail locations within a user selectable range of 1 – 10 miles
* Perform a custom search by entering a full address or zip code
* Search for vending machine/kiosk only locations, or both kiosk and retail store locations
* From locations displayed on the map, you can see the distance to each location
* View the results in a list by distance
* From the results displayed go directly to the kiosk’s website and browse the media list
* Read descriptions and reviews for the releases and watch movie trailers
* Reserve the DVDs, Games, Blu-ray discs, or other available media
* For retail location results, shop the store‚s website

$0.99/£0.69/download

Bubble Planets

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Tiktak Games today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Bubble Planets 1.0, their new game of bubbles that are raising in the App Store. Bubble Planets is an Old-School Arcade Game with a lot of new features and experiences.

In Bubble Planets you can find awesome power-boosts. For example, the rebound finger, with this power-boost you can use your second finger to rebound the ball for go to impossible zones. Bubble Planets features two modes, arcade and adventure, Arcade for the fast Users, and Adventure with 90 levels for the Zen users.

A lot of fun be into this awesome game, its really addictive and simple to play. But after a few hours of play the user can understand the power and fun with the power boost combinations. You can combine the horizontal bomb with the second finger, and the Time Bomb, done, when the player uses the second finger for make a combination in the upper line, destroy a lot of planets that gets a lot of extra time for make a new high score. You need to be fast because the time is counting.

In Bubble Planets, players connect 3 or more planets of the same kind using one of our two modes:
* Arcade Mode: A speed mode where you’ll have 60 seconds to destroy all the planets you can
* Adventure Mode: More than 70 levels in 7 different worlds

Free/download

ParisAppTours: Beware Madame la Guillotine

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The first interactive StoryApp iTinerary in the coming series by Time Traveler Tours is a fully bilingual voyage to Paris, France, during the French Revolution, told through they eyes of 24-year-old murderess Charlotte Corday in the moments before she is to have her head lopped off at the guillotine. Entitled Beware Madame la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris or Gare  la guillotine, Une visite revolutionaire de Paris, depending on whether your device default language is English or French, it is now available worldwide on the App Store for USD5.99/4.99Euro, category: Travel [see link below].

As Charlotte spins her yarn, explaining why and how she stabbed radical propagandist Jean-Paul Marat while he soaked in the bath, she takes you on a personal journey into the sights and sounds of Paris at the time of the Revolution. Orientation games, scavenger hunts and brainteasers, as well as practical information such as maps, directions and sidebars – even a restaurant recommendation – make learning about one of the most seminal moments in history effortless and fun.

Listen to the narration in one language while reading along in another; or disable the text altogether and let Charlotte’s story unfold. This app is certain to be a hit with French and English language learners, story lovers and history buffs the world over.

$5.99/£3.99/download

SkyRecorder

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eFUSION today is pleased to introduce SkyRecorder 1.0 for iOS, their new Social Networking app that allows users to easily record Skype or other VoIP conversations. Designed for users who would like to take notes during a Skype call on any iDevice, but are unable to do so, the app clearly records and saves both sides of the conversation. With simple, one-touch operation, SkyRecorder features virtually unlimited recording time, import/export of audio, and recording restart following interruption by an incoming phone call. The app is unable to record standard, cell phone calls on the iPhone.

Voice over Internet Protocol as employed by such providers as Skype, Viber, and Google Voice has become a major influence on global voice communications, with more than two billion minutes used daily. As growing numbers of iDevice owners make use of VoIP, they encounter situations where they need to write down information communicated during the call, but are not at work or home, where a pen and paper are handy. This is the purpose of SkyRecorder – to serve as a virtual notepad where none is available. The app transparently records the entire conversation, saving important names, addresses, dates, details, and data shared during a call. Playing back the recording permits the user to write down or type in key parts of the audio, converting it to text for permanent storage and recall.

$1.99/£1.49/download

InTime Staten Island

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TnT Brain GbR today is thrilled to announce that their new iPhone App, InTime Staten Island, is now available in Apple’s App Store. InTime Staten Island is a utility App that shows real-time bus locations and arrival times for the bus lines of Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Staten Island – New York City.

With InTime Staten Island users can always be just InTime at the bus stop even if the bus is too late. The App displays arrival times and bus locations provided by MTA’s new Bus Time tracking system that has been recently installed for all Staten Island bus lines. This new system is able to track the buses on their route and can estimate the arrival times with a high degree of accuracy. InTime Staten Island is constantly getting their real-time data and is therefore always up-to-date.

"I am extremely pleased with InTime Staten Island. The goal was to build an app that shows at a glimpse the arrival times of the buses the users are interested in." said Torsten Geise, co-founder of TnT Brain. "We have been in New York several times and we often rushed for the next bus to find out, that we just missed it and had to wait for the next one". "It makes so much sense to display the times based on real-time data, and we are really happy that MTA is providing that information. Using this App we have now the annunciator panel just in our pocket."

InTime Staten Island provides GPS-based arrival times for more than 2.050 bus stops and also displays the current bus locations on a map. Using this App users don’t have to wait any longer at a bus stop without knowing when the next bus will arrive. They are able to track the exact location of the buses and get the predicted arrival time at a glance.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Bilingual Child Spanish

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Tiny Factory today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Bilingual Child Spanish 1.0.3, their interactive iPad and iPhone game designed to effortlessly teach English and Spanish to children between the ages of 1 and 4. This interactive bilingual educational application will submerse children into animated books where characters Lucy and Carlos, an English-speaking girl and a Spanish-speaking boy, teach animals, numbers and colors. Engaging animation reinforces the word spoken by the characters as does a word bubble in each language that appears above the character’s head. Bilingual Child is equal parts entertainment and education.

Each book in the Bilingual Child series has amazing detail. Adorable graphics and clever animation combine with Box 2D’s physics engine and dynamic coloring to deliver language instruction in a game-play format. This interactive environment translates into a friendly, playful experience that lays the foundation for developing a bilingual child. Designed for children in their primary linguistic development years Bilingual Child is a portal to future social and educational experiences.

According to Christina Bosemark, Founder of the Multilingual Children’s Association: "… between 0-3 years of age nature has primed our brains with a peak number of synapses that are busily building the optimal neural pathways to use in the production of language." Additionally, "multilingualism has been proven to help your child develop superior reading and writing skills. Multilingual children also tend to have over all better analytical, social, and academic skills than their monolingual peers." The app is a perfect start to every child’s foreign language education.

Free/download

Gameatra

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Announcing that IGQA, the developers of Gameatra, has released an exciting new product for iPad users. This newly launched application is a comprehensive gaming data tool that provides a quick calendar view of current and upcoming game releases, Metacritic scores, prices, reviews, contests, giveaways and latest news. Gameatra covers numerous gaming platforms, links to YouTube game demos, and makes it easy to share news with Facebook friends. IGQA has plans to release a game calendar and news section for iPhone in the near future.

IGQA is proud to announce the launch of its unique, comprehensive iPad application, called Gameatra. Gameatra offers a full set of gaming data tools, including Metacritic scores, reviews and YouTube demonstrations. Users are able to quickly view all data in a single glance in Calendar view to find upcoming game releases, open and closed beta games, the latest cutting-edge news in the world of gaming, and more.

All of the news in Gameatra is up-to-the-minute, refreshed every two to four hours, round the clock. Players eager to find out more about a particular game, or those itching to get their hands on the latest release, will be able to jump on opportunities as soon as they are made public.

Prices, information and Amazon links for each game listed in Gameatra, ensure a speedy purchasing experience for those gamers looking to buy. Players trying to obtain beta keys, or who are searching for giveaways and contests, are easily able to learn which games to target. A simple tap to the screen allows them to find out more, read news or reviews, or follow a link. The Gameatra application covers a wide range of gaming platforms, so is suitable for every player, whether they’re using a personal computer or gaming device.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Joke of the Day – Jokes

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Jokes is a side-splitting collection of more than one thousand jokes, with a different one delivered daily to a user’s iDevice. Sure, some of the jokes are corny but that’s all part of the intended fun of this application. It’s hard to avoid chuckling and feeling better after a dose of corn or a hilarious tickle of the funny bone. Users are able to browse through the vast assortment of provided jokes. There are several categories: Short Jokes, Yo Mama, Blondes, Feminists, Masculine, Funny, and Hilarious.

In the 1.9 release of Joke of the Day – Jokes, 1Tucan has provided an additional way for users to spread a little sunshine. Now, users are able to share jokes by SMS, as well as via email, Twitter and Facebook. 1Tucan encourages Joke of the Day users to submit their own funny quips for consideration. Selected user jokes will be published in future updates, along with the user’s name.

Free/download

Syncrohearts Love Game

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Announcing that Syncrohearts, the developer of Syncrohearts Love Game, has just released the latest update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Dr. Love, an international speaker and renowned author on love and relationships, released Syncrohearts Love Game 1.0 just in time for Valentine’s Day. This fun app for couples is proof that relationships do not have to seem like work. The app presents an opportunity for couples to connect in an intimate way, but uses humor to make the experience fun.

Synchrohearts Love Game 1.0 Features Include:
* Share features with social media
* Sync with Syncrohearts website
* Sync with the charity that we support: Zajac Ranch for kids with special needs
* Improves communication
* Approaches important issues in a humorous way
* Easy to play
* Fun graphics
* Experience more love for under a buck

To play the game, users simply pick cards by tapping the screen. The cards are arranged in four categories, and each card has a question to answer, or a set of instructions to follow. While this is not an X-rated game or a sex game, some of the cards do contain sexual content.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Sleep Tracker

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Today Cameron Johnson releases version 2.0.0 of Sleep Tracker, an app for iOS devices that helps the user keep track of his or her sleeping habits. The update brings the highly anticipated feature of data export, providing the ability to send the sleep data to a pdf or spreadsheet and then email that data to any email recipient. Other new features include a complete rewrite of the graphing system and more reliable data analysis.

Sleep Tracker maintains a 4 star average in the United States app store, and has received consistent praise in the reviews. One UK user wrote, "This is a awesome app, clear and easy to use, and for someone like me who has a sleep disorder this app is better than my wife in bed…. And shes pretty damn good!!"

Sleep Tracker is $0.99 USD, and is available for all iOS devices with software 3.0 and up. It is available in 6 languages, including english, spanish, french, german, russian, and dutch. It works by providing a button the user can press when he goes to bed, and another to press when he wakes up. The app will calculate the interval between these events and use them to determine how long the user slept, when they woke up, and when they went to bed. The user can view many analysis categories for the sleep amount, bedtime, and wake time, including sleep debt, averages, consistency, and limits. The user can graph the data in both a line graph and a calendar graph. When idle, the app will display a graphical clock as long as the device is powered on.

Sleep Tracker focuses on graphics and simplicity. It is not designed to monitor the user’s quality of sleep or wake them up at a certain stage of their sleep cycle, rather it only focuses on tracking sleep. It is useful for anyone with non conventional sleep patterns, or that needs a way to keep up with their sleep. This includes college students, night shift workers, insomniacs, doctors, parents, and anyone else with less than perfect sleep habits. The data can now be exported and printed, for the user to show to their doctor.

$0.99/£0.69/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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