Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes app store today…
Magzter is now the chosen mobile and digital magazine store and newsstand for most global magazines. Following the success of Magzter, Reader’s Digest has chosen to on sell their magazine issues and subscriptions on Magzter. They have started with their India edition.
This is the first digital edition of Reader’s Digest in India and users of iPads, iPhones, Android phones, Android Tablets and any internet enabled computers can now get their favorite magazine in their hands without having to wait for the physical editions or going to the store to buy them.
Readers will be able to browse current and past issues of Reader’s Digest, preview them and purchase single issues or subscriptions with the click of a button. All of this has been made possible by the Magzter platform and Reader’s Digest’s teams are excited about the opportunities this has opened up.
"There are at least 10 million new smart devices being bought every month globally and Magzter has consistently been in the top downloaded app category since our launch last year," said Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc., "and having Reader’s Digest on board shows that Magzter continues to be accepted by global magazine brands and we expect to thrill our customers with more such superlative content in the coming months"
Bald One Media is happy to introduce You Jump!, their latest gaming title for iOS devices. You Jump! adds a unique twist to the highly popular among iPhone and iPad users jumping gameplay, allowing players attach their photos to the characters inside the game. With a combination of polished graphics and lively sounds, You Jump! is a true must-have for every jumping game lover.
Before starting to play, users are offered to choose photos from the library or take a couple of the new shots and attach them to the two funny characters that will further appear in the game. The face that is to be attached can be easily proportioned to give the heroes a more natural look. Thanks to this awesome feature, You Jump! is a game where every users gets a different experience with each play.
You Jump is easy to take up and is highly addictive due to its simple rules and intuitive gameplay, which makes it an idea casual game for every time there’s a spare minute. The mission is to score as high as possible and collect as many coins and gems as possible along the way. The coins will unlock amazing new worlds and sounds, providing for virtually endless enjoyment. Both adults and children are sure to find great pleasure to play it, watching themselves in action.
The Game Center compatibility adds to the cool features of the app, allowing users to track how they stack up with players from all around the world. Social networking fans are welcome to share their score via Facebook, Twitter & Email and brag about their progress within the game.
Liv Games announces Monster Wars is out now for iOS. In the anticipated follow-up to Legendary Wars, play through the eyes of the Monsters in a brand new adventure. Monster Wars offers an immaculate blend of traditional RTS, Castle Defense, Action and RPG in a beautifully corrupted fantasy world. This time players will play through the eyes of the Monsters. Join the Netherworld Monster army, which includes over a dozen charming characters, each with their own unique special moves, upgrades, and personality. The game contains even more variety and modes than its heroic predecessor, allowing player to choose their favorite Monsters before each battle. New modes include catapult battles, huge wars, and hero action levels which let players take their favorite unit and destroy the kingdoms of their enemies.
The monsters will have to adventure through the corrupted lands of Legendaria. Their travels will take them on a quest to resurrect the dragons in all new environments; ranging from the underground realm of the Netherworld to the sacred Skyhaven. Monster Wars presents a rich, varied set of mini-games and three unlock-able game modes. The story is humorous and quirky, and the smooth animation and vibrant art style provides even the most avid gamers with an exciting world to explore. Through over 60 stages the game introduces over 50 playable and upgradeable Monsters. All the favorites are here, from Skullys and Zombies, to Vamps and Werewolves and many more. Mutate them into even stronger creatures and crush the Heroes that will attempt to destroy your army. Face off with the Six Pillars, huge commanders of Legendaria armies, in the new land of Skyhaven.
JAS Applications today is very excited the announce the release of Version 1.0 of their new iOS App Homework Plan. Homework Plan makes your student life easier so that you’ll never miss a homework deadline again!
With Homework Plan’s stunning interface, the App makes it easy to quickly enter your homework giving it an assignment name, deadline date as well as a priority! The priority is then automatically colour-coded in red, yellow or green depending on how urgent it is to complete the assignment. This makes it easy to see what needs to be done straight away, and what can be left a few more days! Therefore you’ll never miss an important deadline again!
Then once a homework assignment is completed you can checkmark it and then delete it from the App when required!
* Give homework assignments a name, deadline date and priority
* Colour-coded depending on Priority
* Sorted Alphabetically
* Checkmark or Delete once Completed
* Beautiful, Clean, easy-to-use interface
Budget-Bal, a new app for the iPhone market aims to take the tedious math out of the "money-in / money-out" juggling act, and make it easy to figure out how much money you’ll have on various days (while accounting for all the various transactions that have and will occur along the way).
Budget-Bal makes this task easy by doing all the math automatically. Users need only enter the expenses and income, and the due dates for each item. As items in the Transactions Table are shifted up or down, Budget-Bal does the heavy-lifting, and automatically recalculates the running balance for each item. The user can see – at a glance – what the running balance is at each transaction, and whether their budget is in the red, or black (literally).
In addition to making it easy to do budget forecasting, Budget-Bal can let users know when they need to be reminded of a task – pay a bill, transfer some funds, etc… It has not just one, but four built-in indicators that automatically display if an item is due within a couple of days, tomorrow, is already past due, or if there is no need to worry about it for at least a couple of days.
Finally, Budget-Bal is not limited to only knowing how to deal with dollars and cents. Budget-Bal automatically checks the region setting on the users’ iPhone, and editing and formatting of both date and currency information conform to the correct format for the device’s region setting.
Live Rugby Six Nations
Following a number of apps dedicated to football, and a successful first launch for the Rugby World Cup last summer, Live Rugby Six Nations launches to bring a mobile data revolution to rugby, powered by data from Opta Sports, a leading provider of live sports data.
Intended to augment the fans’ rugby experience, the app comes with a live, highly graphical stream of data including a text commentary and a visualization of all the events on the pitch, including every scrum, try, conversion, line-out, tackle, pass and breaks through defence.
Every rugby fan can turn into a sports commentator with Live Rugby by generating their own analytical graphical representation, share it on social networks like Twitter of Facebook, and discuss their stats and analysis with other users.
The app includes Teams profiles and Players bio, physical stats, and personal achievements. It also comes with historical data from the Six Nations 2011, to allow users to play with the app and see what they will be able to enjoy during the event.
"The amount of data available from Opta Sports is impressive", says Giuseppe Sollazzo, developer of Live Rugby. "Opta is the leading company in real-time data provisioning of sports events to TV channels and sports websites and being able to use their data is amazing. I can literally track every tackle, pass, try, and scrum on the pitch, and compare success rates on the fly".
LiveRugby has recently been featured on a number of major media, including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, ITV Wales, and Sky Sports Italia.
Retro Valentine’s Cards
Looking for a unique way to tell your special someone you care about them this Valentine’s Day? This app includes 10 uniquely designed "retro" inspired cards, as well as 10 customizable cards that let you add a photo stored in your photo library or a picture that can be taken with the camera and send it to someone you care about.
The vintage artwork for the cards were exclusively designed for this app and will not be found elsewhere. Along with the art each card has a special Valentine’s message for someone you wish to delight this Valentine’s Day. The messages range from "I Love You" and "Friends Forever" to the more generic "Happy Valentine’s Day."
You can post to twitter and send a email directly from the app. You can also save the cards to your photo library to be used elsewhere such as Facebook and text messages.
This is the perfect app to show someone you care about them on Valentine’s Day!
Easy Spending Expense Tracker
Tekton Technologies is pleased to announce the enhanced version and immediate availability of their flagship app on the App store, "Easy Spending Expense Tracker 2.0", their comprehensive and easy-to-use money tracker for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. It comes with a beautiful and clutter free user interface.
Based on tremendous positive reviews, with Many FIVE STAR ratings and Feedback from our user base of 500,000 and counting, we have added these great new features and still more awesome features on the way:
* Now You Can Just Flip through the Account pages to view other accounts
* Back-Up and Restore all your data via E-mail
* Bill Reminders
* Multiple Account Summary in a single screen
* Store your Data for many Years
* Nice reports
You can easily switch between multiple accounts with the single touch. Export your data with different filters to Google Docs account. And if you like this app tell your friends through Facebook. Overall a user friendly app, Yet priced very low compared to similar apps.
A Little Nosh
Have "A Little Nosh" on us! Graphic Designers Liz Oliner and Beth Shergalis of Oliner Graphics Apps are continuing their campaign to spread fun Jewish Apps throughout the App world. Oliner Graphics specializes in illustrations for bar mitzvahs and events: sign-in boards, invitations and custom event logos. We are pleased to announce our latest app release called "A Little Nosh" Pachinko. This easy-to-play, fun game incorporates yummy Jewish food. A bagel, a pickle and a corn-beef on rye are your obstacles as you try to get your latke into the fast moving bowl of sour cream at the bottom of the game. No learning curve necessary, just mindless fun! Any age: kids, Bubbies and Zeydies all love it. Best of all, FREE.
The designers, Liz and Beth have previously released "Shabbat Blessings". A listen and learn app that teaches the Shabatt prayers with audio and visuals. With the success of that first app, Liz and Beth decided to design a game.
Cat Nigiri Studio is proud to present their latest update to the Dino Palooza saga. Current and future buyers of our favorite prehistoric action/tower-defense title will now count on a brand new content pack for no extra charge. "The Volcano" episode consists of six hardcore levels and five extra dinosaurs. And there is more: In order to give you many more hours worth of palooza, Cat Nigiri is packing in 19 Game Center integrated achievements to keep all you dinosaur hunters busy. Buyers can also expect lots of other small features and enhancements all over the game.
* 6 new levels
* 5 new dinosaurs
* Miniboss battles
* 19 achievement set
* 50% off for a limited time
Tweet Land 1.0 for iOS is the new gaming platform that plays with reality. With a combination of retro images and a lively original soundtrack, Tweet Land is a game where you get a different experience everytime you play it, and it changes according to the conversations being held online. Everything said in Twitter could affect the game scenes. It is the before and after of videogames, in which social networks come to life and feed a parallel world.
Taptivate, developer of Postman, Spring for Formspring, Voices and other popular apps, has released their latest app, Face Fun. Face Fun is a hilarious and fun app that allows the user to take a picture of two friends and automatically have their faces swapped. The image can then be shared via email, Twitter and Facebook, including Facebook image tagging.
"The app is fantastic! You’ve really done a great job with the UI – we’ve seen face swapping apps before, but you’ve really made it fun." – Dan Barak, face
"I downloaded FaceFun, love that app and really enjoying it! … A lot of fun. Great to mess around with your friends. Nice work Taptivate!" – Michael Preuss
Face Fun is a universal app and has an elegantly simple interface, and is very easy to use. For those on a device without a camera, such as the first generation iPad and early iPod touch models, the app can use images stored locally on the device’s photo library.
Love Quotes for Moods ˆ Love One, Love Sayings
Announcing that 1Tucan, the developers of Love Quotes for Moods – Love One, Love Sayings, has released the 1.4 version for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. A fairly new application, Love Quotes for Moods provides hundreds of quotes and poems relevant to enhancing love or friendship, and for helping to ease heartbreak. All of the content is categorized into topics and users can quickly share an inspiring quote or poem via email, Twitter and Facebook.
Anyone who is in love, is recovering from a broken heart, values friendships, or is hoping to win a special someone over, will appreciate 1Tucan’s mood enhancing application, Love Quotes for Moods – Love One, Love Sayings.
The romantically illustrated interface of Love Quotes for Moods makes it easy to find a specific topic to access. Content is organized into categories such as In Love, Heartbroken, Friendship, Poem, and Make…Fall in Love with You. A user merely taps the heart bearing the category name they’re looking for, and a relevant saying instantly appears.
Love Quotes for Moods provides hundreds of mood enhancing quotes and famous poems. They can inspire, help people find meaning in relationships, promote healing of a broken heart or friendship. In short, they express the celebration of love. Some aspiring bards, as well as those who simply enjoy reading poetry, will find also find inspiration in this app.
Fuzzy Wuzzy and Other Tails
Two girls, ages 10 and 14, have published Fuzzy Wuzzy and Other Tails, a new interactive, animated ebook for the iPad and iPhone. Sarah Izatt (age 10), the author, connected with Megan Young (age 14), the illustrator, through My Tech High, an online charter school program that helps youth gain marketable technology skills. Using Gimp, a free graphic design program, combined with animation tools for ebook creation at TaleSpring, these girls created the book based on the old rhyme, "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear…". Their story includes such characters as Chubby Wubby, Lucky Ducky, Lovey Dovey, Swimmy Kimmy, and more!
* Tap the bear to see his fur fly off
* See the sock-wearing turtle skate across the kitchen floor
* Watch the bunny push the honey pot off the table
* Open the treasure chest to see what animal is hiding inside
* Discover other hidden animals and sound effects throughout the book
Sarah will be demonstrating the book at the My Tech High Student Showcase, on 2 February 2012, at the Novell Campus in Provo, UT.
Sarah’s story began with a visit from her Grandad who shared the original fuzzy wuzzy poem with her. Not too long after, she had prepared a little book made with stapled pieces of paper that not only included the original fuzzy wuzzy bear, but new verses about other animals. At the suggestion of her father, founder of TaleSpring, she began the work of refining the verses in preparation of making it into a TaleSpring interactive ebook.
Serves Two is both the perfect Valentine’s day gift for for the love of your life and an invaluable aid for cooking up the perfect Valentine’s day meal for that special person. Featuring 25 brand new recipes from award winning cookbook author Carla Snyder. Every recipe in the App includes linked video tutorials with Carla, who is there every step of the way to ensure that your Valentine’s meal turns out perfectly.
Inside the App are recipes for complete made-from- scratch-meals, with one pan clean-up and ready to eat in about 30 minutes. These are not casseroles, but dishes like; Roasted Halibut with Fingerlings and Chimichurri Mayo, Braised Chicken Involtini with Tomatoes and Capers and Whole-Wheat Pasta with Chicken, Snow Peas and Peanut Sauce. How is this possible? Award winning author, Carla Snyder, has condensed her knowledge as a cooking school instructor, caterer and recipe developer and paired foods with similar cooking techniques, to make a meal in one pan. Every recipe in the App includes linked video tutorials with Carla, who is there every step of the way to ensure that your Valentine’s meal turns out perfectly.
Ultimate Battle Zombies
Riptide Games today is thrilled to announce the release and global availability of their latest game, Ultimate Battle Zombies, for iPhone and iPod touch. Ultimate Battle Zombies puts players in a world where zombie fighters are kept as pets, and are pitted against each other in one-on-one battles to find out which is the Ultimate Battle Zombie. It is free to download and play, although players can purchase additional in-game currency for accessories, potions and more.
Ultimate Battle Zombies features a cast of 6 zombie fighters at launch, with several more slated to be released in the coming weeks. Each fighter brings its own unique style, accessories and moves into battle.
"This is our most ambitious title to date." commented Brian Robbins, President of Riptide Games. "We’ve put together an incredible cast of characters for players to battle it out with, and I can’t wait to see how the community responds."
Ultimate Battle Zombies is built around the latest Game Center matchmaking technology, allowing for easily finding and competing against friends or other people playing the game. New characters will be introduced regularly to ensure a constantly fresh experience for new and experienced players alike.
Greeting Cards for iPad
MobileChamps today introduces Greeting Cards for iPad 1.1, their iBooks styled, free Social Networking app, which offers a sampler of different cards featuring decorative frames for any picture in the device’s Photo Library. Users can add a personalized text message in their own handwriting, or an attractive, italic typeface. The app offers six kinds of cards, including: Miss You, Valentine, Chocolate, Birthday, Sorry, and Christmas. The custom eCards can be saved or instantly shared via integrated email, Facebook, or Twitter. MobileChamps specializes in photography-related apps, and Greeting Cards for iPad allows the sender to place and manipulate a custom photo behind a specially shaped mask that gives the card a professional appearance. The free app comes with 10 professionally designed, high-resolution Miss You cards that are ready to use, and other kinds of cards can be unlocked via an in-app purchase.
Six Kinds of Greeting Cards:
* Miss You- 10 different themes, including: Seashore, Night Sky, and Hound Dog
* Valentine- 10 different themes, including: Candy Hearts, Red Roses, and Gift Wrapping
* Chocolate- 10 different themes, including: Box of Candy, Melted Chocolate, and Candy Hearts
* Birthday- 10 different themes, including: Balloons, Rainbows, Party Hats, and Birthday Cake
* Sorry- 10 different themes, including: Yellow Roses, Sandy Beach, and Teddy Bear
* Christmas- 10 different themes, including: Snowman, Christmas Tree, and Decorations
On launch in landscape orientation, the app displays a scrolling list of ten different greeting cards from one of six categories. Most of the screen displays the chosen card, and there are two buttons in the bottom tab bar, Add Photo and Add Text. The cards feature beautiful artwork designed to touch the heart of the recipient. Each card includes a printed greeting, e.g., "I Miss You," or "Happy Valentine’s Day," and a thematic, custom shaped mask or frame.
See the App
California based goVertex LLC announces See the App 1.1.0, an update to their free app discovery utility for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. See the App is the tool you need to find great apps. Quickly and easily browse a huge gallery of app screenshots to find exciting new apps from all different categories. Users can now browse app screenshots by category as well as filter by price. See the App 1.1.0 also features a brand new design with handsome graphics.
"I’m really excited about this update. The ability to choose a category and choose all apps or just free makes See the App even more handy." says Joe Bonniwell, found of goVertex LLC and lead developer of See the App.
Turkish developers, DreamHarvesters have teamed up with MutinySoft LLC to bring their mobile game HogFrog, to the iPhone market. HogFrog is a simple, one-touch game, where the player takes on the role of Tore, a young frog who is in love with the pond mafia boss’ daughter, Rosina. Her father doesn’t like Tore, as he never has any mosquitoes, and down on the pond, your worth is measured by how many of the little critters you have.
The player takes control of Tore, and through various levels in different ponds, must use his tongue to catch all the mosquitoes. Even though players have multiple chances on each level, each one can be completed by just one flick of the tongue, gaining the maximum points available.
The game comes with four different styles of pond, each containing ten levels. As the player progresses through the levels they will face various challenges, such as turtles that make Tore’s tongue rebound, smaller poisonous frogs that stop Tore’s tongue dead, and rotating logs which can be used to the players advantage as well as cause hindrance.
"Our vision is to become one the most well-known game development team in all around the world. For that we are working very hard. Because we know our mission is to development games which are entertaining people in the vast of life. After growing our dreams while playing games in our life now it’s time to harvest them and make them experiences by our fans." Says Emre Solak, founder and the head of DreamHarvesters.
Lifeware Solutions today is pleased to announce a new release of Fishing Deluxe 1.3 for iPhone and iPad. The application helps you plan your your fishing trips by predicting specific days and times with high probability of fishing success for any location.
How does it work? Get best times for fishing based on the Moon and Sun information on a calendar and mark your fishing spots on a map. Take pictures of your catches, store them in iCloud and send them over to your friends.
* Successful fishing calendar – no internet connection required
* Day and month view of best fishing days and times
* Swipe the calendar up or down – quickly change the month
* Add daily notes in the calendar – double tap to add a note
* Sun rise/set times – always know when you need a flashlight
* Weather forecast – be well-prepared for any weather condition
* Store multiple photos and description for each catch note
* Automatic positioning by GPS – always know where you are
* Select your location from map – tap on the panel on the top right
* Help for each screen – tap on the help bubble icon on the menu
* Flexibility – manually set any location, date and UTC offset
* Share your catches via email and twitter to friends
* Major Moon phases and Moon rise/set times
* Length of day calendar
* iCloud storage for pics and notes
* Retina support for iPhone 4 and 4S
* English, German and Russian languages
* Different, unique designs for iPhone and iPad in the same app
GemBoulder, a renowned developer of mobile applications that enhance the social networking experience, has created a fun and innovative social dating application that allows users to find and get to know new friends from all over the world for the upcoming Valentine’s day . Published by UbiNuri Inc. – a leading mobile gateway between Korea and the world – WeNowBuddy for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android phones allows users to discover and connect to people around the world via fun and interesting question games. Whether you are looking for friendship or love, or whether you wish to simulate the experience of going on multiple blind dates (up to four, at once), WeNowBuddy answers the call. Finally, it is possible to find a friend with Justin Bieber’s haircut or with Angelina Jolie’s stunning physique. You can customize your friends!
WeNowBuddy has different features for single or multiplayer options. Users looking for love only need the WeNowBuddy app and their Apple/Android device to play the single player Image Game. This 1:1 feature is a secretive single player platform, which allows two people to connect via information-garnering questions. The game starts by uploading a picture to represent you on WeNowBuddy. Questions are asked of users, and answers determine the compatibility between different users. Once compatibility is established, WeNowBuddy – via its unique gaming approach – fine-tunes a user’s compatibility with other users.
A unique Stick Game feature shows stick arrows pointing to the person(s) a user is most compatible with, and WeNowBuddy also features a chat mode that allows users to enter into a private chat room. These features are intended to allow users to easily find new friends, and then have a place where they can get to know them better.
Escape Velocity Apps (EVA) today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Audiolio version 1.8, the audio bookmarking, recording and note-taking app for iPad. Audiolio for iPad is useful for adding notes and bookmarks to all of your audio – like meeting minutes, for example. Audiolio provides an easy, intuitive way to take meeting minutes and share the notes and audio with your colleagues.
"Audiolio 1.8 is an essential app for students and businesspeople. Here at Escape Velocity Apps, we use it to take design meeting minutes and share the notes with the entire development team," said Vince Oswalt of EVA. "For the upcoming major release of Audiolio 2.0, we are taking everything we’ve learned about Audiolio in everyday use and applying that knowledge to craft a truly unique, powerful, and great-looking app. Our users have a lot to look forward to and we cannot wait to share the new Audiolio with them."
Audiolio 2.0 is currently in development at Escape Velocity Apps. The user interface is being re-designed from the ground up to provide an overall better experience to the fine users that make up the Audiolio Nation. Version 2.0 will include many new features and interface improvements to make the app even easier to use – yet more powerful – than ever.
Grab audio. Add bookmarks. Take notes. Share stuff. Get Audiolio for iPad from the App Store now. Seriously, do it right now.
Robokill 2: Leviathan Five
Wandake Games is proud to announce their first title of 2012, the highly anticipated sequel to the smash hit Robokill, Robokill 2! Players are dropped into the action where the first storyline left off. In deep space, mining facility Leviathan Five is overrun by a vicious species of reptilian aliens who must be eliminated by any means necessary.
Follow 3 episodes and 12 missions through 600 rooms of enemy destroying mayhem and action. More than 25 new enemies seek to destroy you and your own personal sidekick hoverbot. Over 30 powerful weapons and items take the rampaging to insane new heights. In-app purchases let you pimp out your toys and level up quickly, and you’ll want to when you experience the blazingly fast gameplay and the smart enemy AI.
With game achievements to challenge you and increasingly hard maps, Robokill 2 is everything you loved from the first installment, but amplified to the extreme. Customize your weapons before each battle and collect all the hidden weapons, cash and gear drops you can. Checkpoints and teleportation nodes will keep you locked into the front lines all the time. Launching for iPad (iPhone version coming soon) at an unbeatable $0.99 sale price makes this the most exciting and jam-packed purchase of the year. Grab it today and defend Leviathan Five!
FDG Entertainment is happy to announce today’s release of a major update for its popular iOS physics game Blosics. The new content is free for all owners of the game and available for both (iPhone and iPad) versions of the game.
Full Update notes:
– 48 challenges added, 12 in each Episode.
Find the new challenge icons inside the levels and tap them to read instructions.
– Greatly improved first episode
– Improved dual core performance
– Modified ball unlock balancing