Daily App Digest – March 19, 2012
Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes app store today…
FigtreeLabs today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of MiniatureCam 1.0.2, an update to its popular Tiltshift Video Camera App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. MiniatureCam allow you record Tiltshift Video in realtime. Also it supports the photo function. It makes everything look like miniature. It offers a fun and easy way to create your small worlds.
Most Tiltshift Camera Apps have complicated user interface and slow. MiniatureCam is really fast and has intuitive user interface. You can make facinating Video (plus Photo) using Stopmotion effects (as well as toy effects) and Slow motion, x2, x4, x8. You can also put background music. It makes you a stunning Film Maker!!
Easy Spending Expense Tracker
Tekton Technologies today is pleased to announce the enhanced version and immediate availability of their flagship app on the App store, "Easy Spending Expense Tracker 2.3", 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:
* The much Awaited Category report PIE Charts in this release.
* 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.
Independent developer Arthur Lysenko today is pleased to announce the release of Dreamy Goat 1.1, his new relaxing art game for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Dreamy Goat is a happy game about the adventures of an imaginary creature. It can jump through the air, travel between dreams on a Super Whale and enjoys every moment of its journey. It also likes to be filmed on camera and eat candy. Dreamy Goat features beautiful music, gorgeous art and a surrealistic/psychedelic atmosphere you have never experienced before.
Every time Goat goes to sleep it sees beautiful dreams. But be careful – it is only a dream and you can wake up at any moment.
Enemies, obstacles? No, thanks. Love, peace, happiness? Yes, please.
To play, you just tap anywhere on the screen to make Goat jump as high as you want.
Original ideas, creativity, artistic experimentation and more.
Alexcel today is pleased to announce StagePage 1.0 free for iOS, their new Music app that offers an awesome new way to capture, save, and share the experience of attending a live concert as a virtual collage, memory page. With so many music lovers shooting stills and video at concerts with their iPhones, StagePage offers a convenient method of organizing, saving, and sharing those memories. The app provides a variety of templates for users to assemble creative collages of ticket stubs, marquees, programs, set lists, concert details, names and photos of everyone in the group that went to the concert, and videos of the performances. Each StagePage created becomes a personalized, permanent keepsake of the event.
On launch in portrait orientation, StagePage presents a scrolling album of StagePages the user has already made, and a Plus button to make new ones. Concertgoers start by filling in the name of the Artist, Venue, Location, and Date. This inscribes an attractive title and subtitles at the top left of the page, identifying the event.
From there, users tap on each of five differently sized, overlapping rectangular frames, selecting the photo or video of their choice. The app allows users to choose from anything in their photo library, or shoot something new especially for that empty frame. For example, music fans may want to shoot a well-lit closeup of the program for inclusion in their collage. After selecting a photo or video, the app offers the option of editing its size, shape, cropping, rotation, etc.
Pictosoft today is pleased to introduce Shinobi ZIN for iOS, a skill, puzzle and strategy Game where players endeavor to become Ninja Warriors. The goal of the game is to sneak into a castle and find a hidden treasure while circumventing obstacles, avoiding traps, solving puzzles, and defeating dangerous enemies. Players earn coins and shurikens, or throwing stars that unlock levels and upgrades. The player who completes all the prescribed tasks becomes a true Ninja Warrior in this challenging, entertaining game that makes use of many iOS features while testing player skill and speed.
Players must employ strategy and skill to win Shinobi ZIN and become a true Ninja warrior. Shinobi ZIN weaves beautiful art, animated sound effects and an intriguing storyline to create a clever game that is both art and entertainment. Set in an old fortress, the Ninja Master calls forth his apprentice to challenge him to accomplish the last task of completing his training to become a Ninja Warrior. Players guide the animated apprentice, ZIN, through the castle to accomplish tasks in multiple levels to gain the ultimate prize of a hidden treasure.
Players use the touch capabilities of drag, tap and pinch to maneuver ZIN through the castle while avoiding or triumphing over obstacles, traps, and enemies. ZIN must crawl to avoid detection by an enemy fighter or under spinning gears to avoid being killed in this universal application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Traps and obstacles include sharp-bladed spinning gears, automatic barbed traps, motion detection traps, moveable boxes, fire columns, trap doors, falling rocks, and walls that open and close. Gamers must decide how best to progress through each level’s challenges, employing a combination of sneaking, crawling, triggering wall movements, moving obstacles to block fire torches, hiding and sneak attacks on enemies, and more.
Word Ninja Deluxe
Snow Day Apps today is pleased to announce Word Ninja Deluxe 1.0, its new gaming title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Do you have what it takes to be a Word Ninja, Young Grasshoppers? In Word Ninja Deluxe you’ll find familiar game elements are combined to form a fresh new word game experience for your iPhone or iPod touch. Use ninja-like speed to slash letters as they are tossed on to the screen. Create words to score points and add time to the clock. Each letter has its own point value (like in other familiar word games) and the longer the word the greater the multiplier.
Visit the in-game store to buy power-ups using in-game currency. You’ll find 2x and 3x score multipliers, a free letter of your choice power-up, slow time, and ‘mo time power-ups. Use these power-ups to earn Kiip achievements. Kiip achievements give you Real Life Rewards!
Indie developer Andrew Garrison today is pleased to introduce Dummy Defense 1.1 for iOS, his super-realistic simulation/puzzle game, where players must design, build, test, and redesign wooden structures capable of protecting Melvin, the crash dummy, from a variety of moving objects and explosions. Employing the basic components and formulas of structural engineering, players have only beams, columns, and struts to create an effective, defensive shield that will allow Melvin to survive the initial impact as well as falling beams. Survival is the goal and unlocks the next level, but points are awarded based on the amount of materials used. Each of the 25 levels has a budget for wood that cannot be exceeded, and players score extra points depending upon how much under budget their successful structure can be built. With all their attention focused on Melvin through each slow-motion crash test, players take part in the indescribable, vicarious satisfaction of a
great simulation game. While many games include a built-in physics engine, in Dummy Defense the built-in physics engine (Box2D) is the game – pitting the player’s wits against the laws of physics.
At launch in landscape orientation, level 1 is a tutorial, where a large boulder rolls down a gentle slope, steamrolling over Melvin (he stands without assistance). The HD, Retina display graphics are detailed and realistic, and being vector-based, they display beautifully on iPad as well. Between the boulder and the crash dummy is a large blue rectangular grid, 4 cells high by 8 cells wide, known as the Blueprint. Players create trusses of various sizes and designs by dragging across the Blueprint. Beams can intersect at any point, but must start and end on the corner of any cell. Horizontal, vertical, and diagonal beams each have a maximum length, and small white squares along the bottom anchor the blueprint’s structure to the ground.
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Puggy the Monster ˆ Trial of Shadow
MegaCubic Entertainment, a mobile game development company, is hosting the "Monster Slot Machine" event for its latest iPhone game, Puggy the Monster – Trail of Shadow. It is a virtual pet game that blends pet adoption with interesting interaction scenarios and puzzle solving game play. The "Monster Slot Machine" event will take place on MegaCubic’s Facebook Page and official website from March 15th to March 29th, 2012. During the two weeks, everyone is invited to play the monster slot machine and create a one-of-a-kind Puggy monster paper craft.
Puggy is the leading character of MegaCubic’s latest iPhone game, Puggy the Monster – Trail of Shadow. The mysterious little monster with magical power is naughty in an adorable way. In the latest "Monster Slot Machine" event, participants will see various Puggy monsters featuring different outfits, and one of them will randomly show up after the users pull down the slot machine lever. The result will also be displayed in the form of an unfolded paper craft. After printing out the paper craft, participants could fold it into a unique Puggy monster paper model.
The event is inspired by Chris Su, Product Design Director of MegaCubic as well as Lead Designer of Puggy the Monster – Trail of Shadow. "The game allows players to dress up Puggy in their desired ninja outfits so that they could own a distinctive virtual pet. Similar to this idea, the event further allows participants to create their one and only paper monster with simple steps," remarked Su. "We invite everyone to join this event and get to know more about the charming side of Puggy."
Ariau Amazon Towers
To showcase the beauty and mystery of the Amazon rainforest, author Dr. Francisco Ritta Bernardino and photographer Leonide Principe today introduce Ariau Amazon Towers, their latest book available for the iPhone and iPad. They also are announcing a special discount on the full version of the book, which for a limited time is available for $2.99 rather than $4.99. Available in 9 languages, the app brings readers on a guided tour of the largest treetop hotel in the world as well as the exotic animals and tropical scenes of the Amazon rainforest.
The team that created the Ariau Amazon Towers book will be receiving a Certificate of Merit prize to honor their contributions to the National Cultural Tourism. The creators are honored to receive the certificate on April 20, 2012, in the city of Sorocaba, SP, for excellence in the memorable edition of the book: Ariau Amazon Towers, Evocative Emotions committed with regional sentiment. The ceremony will be held as part of the Cultural Tourism Week Brazil 2012, organized by the Sorocaba Municipality.
From the creators of "Amazon Emotions", the book that takes the Amazon to the four corners of the planet, Ariau Amazon Towers invites readers to take an adventure into the heart of the Amazon forest and discover a unique environment bursting with life.
"The Ariau Amazon Towers app lets you experience the beauty of the rainforest firsthand," said Leonide Principe, whose photographs are featured in the app. "Swim with the River Dolphin, climb giant emergent trees, dive deep into the Amazon… with this new app, your next adventure is at your fingertips!"
Well-known app developer, Bohemia Touch today is excited to announce the release of their latest app "Letter Mix" for iOS. This fun and addicting word game is sure to have you playing for hours on end. The object of the game is simple – reorganize and unscramble the letters on the screen to form an actual word. Unlike many other word games, Letter Mix comes complete with a sleek interface and design which looks beautiful on the retina display!
Letter Mix is intended to stimulate the mind as users try to guess and decode the letters that appear on the screen. When the letters are rearranged to form a correct word, they are pushed to the left of the screen and points are awarded to the user. Try to get as many points as you can to achieve high scores and rankings! Seems easy right? Don’t be fooled! The game’s difficulty intensifies as you play, allowing for up to 5 rounds of increasing complexity! The game also offers a limited number of "Hints" and "Extra Time" which users can utilize if they are in a bind. Choosing the "Hint" option will provide the users with the first few letters of the word. This is extremely helpful on words with lots of letters! The "Extra Time" button awards users a few additional seconds to solve the puzzle. With challenging levels and seemingly unsolvable words, Letter Mix is guaranteed to provide you with hours of fun-filled game play!
Hair Cut Helper
Independent developer, Mirza Hatipovic is pleased to announce the new version of Hair Hair Cut Stylist, a powerful, yet easy-to-use hair style utility application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Started without any budget for advertising, the app sold very well after the initial release, and delivered regular profit.
Now in the new update, Hair Cut Stylist offers:
* Scaling of hair cuts by width / height
* Taking images directly from camera
* Selecting images from own photo library
* Flexible easy-to-use hair cut selection
* 100 sweet hair cuts
* Beautiful design / graphics
* Regular application updates for customers
Despite other good hair apps, Hair Cut Stylist stands out with its easy-to-use interface that never confuses the customer. By supporting the iPad, our users can really enjoy trying out hair cuts on the big tablet screen. Initially, 10 haircuts are bundled in the app to avoid exceeding the App Store file size limitation. But once downloaded, the rest of the haircuts are free for download. Haircut graphics are downloaded right into the app and the app takes automatically care of storage and update, so there is no need for the user to do anything manually.
Area Aid Design Project – JDP
Joy Aether is please to announce that "Area Aid Design Project – JDP" iPad App is now launched on the App Store. This app is a joint project of Joy Aether Limited with Japan Institute of Design Promotion, to support and promote manufacturing, design and creative enterprises in Tohoku and Ibaraki prefecture.
The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, has brought great destruction to Northeastern Japan. One year later, the rebuilding of homes, the reconstruction of the cities and the economy are still under way.
Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP), a public interest foundation, first established the "Design Centre for Reconstruction Assistance" on 11th June 2011. This aims to administer design activities that will help the reconstruction of areas affected by the disaster.
In addition, to further assist the revival, the "Area Aid Design Project – JDP" iPad App is launched to introduce 100 design-related enterprises in Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Yamagata, Miyagi, Fukushima and Ibaraki. They are the firms that utilize the traditional methods and techniques handed down from ancient times. Furthermore, there are many sites developing and producing highly specialized products that require technical capabilities. The introduction of the "Area Aid Design Project – JDP" iPad App is to further enhance public awareness to the unique culture and designs in these rebuilding regions.
Master Diagnostician Series: Acute Kidney Injury – Free
Beach-Rak Medicine unveils its next installment of the Master Diagnostician Series, to help educate medical students and health care professionals. Available today, Master Diagnostician Series: Acute Kidney Injury – Free 1.0 will give physicians and medical students a new tool in treating one of the most common, but deadly conditions hospitalized patients face. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a significant cause of morbidity in patients due to the great impact of these important organs on the rest of the body. Unfortunately, because the causes of AKI can be vast, the diagnosis is often elusive. Now, an application available on both iphone and android platforms, may be able to help students and doctors come to a faster and more complete diagnosis.
To educate health care professionals in this important matter, Beach-Rak Medicine LLC has developed its next installment of the Master Diagnostician Series: Acute Kidney Injury. What makes this program unique is that while many of the current apps about kidney diseases will publish guidelines only, this app gives insight into how a nephrologist actually makes a diagnosis. The first algorithmic smartphone program of its kind, Acute Kidney Injury takes the user through a series of questions aimed at distinguishing the many subtleties of the different AKI etiologies. These diagnoses are also separated into categories for more rapid access to the pertinent information.
"The goal of the MD Series apps is to help health care providers ‘fine-tune’ their knowledge and critically think about how they approach these common problems. They can be used as a point-of-care reference when encountering these types of patients," states Douglas F. Beach M.D., co-founder of Beach-Rak Medicine.
Synaptic Wave’s Photo Guard is a simple and elegant app to protect and manage private photos. It locks pictures in a secret folder that cannot be accessed through other apps. Photos are protected with a pattern lock to let you open your picture safe in a few seconds. Moreover, if the pattern is wrong Photo Guard takes a shot of the unwelcome intruder.
In addition to being the best choice for picture protection, Photo Guard is a powerful tool for picture management. You will be able to create multiple albums to organise your photos the way you like. Photo Guard supports importing and exporting images in bulk. You will transfer all the images you need with a single tap.
Rapid shot mode is the Photo Guard unique feature. With Photo Guard your iPhone will become a secure point-and-shoot camera. You will do a whole private photoshoot in a breeze. Finally, syncing images is just as intuitive as everything about Photo Guard. You will be able to transfer multiple photos to your Mac. Sharing is conducted via iTunes folder so it’s absolutely safe. This simple and effective tool will secure and manage your photo library perfectly. Photo Guard discount is a great deal for any iPhoneography fan.
Little Fox Music Box
Academy Award Nominee Heidi Wittlinger (2002, best animated short) and App publisher SHAPE MINDS AND MOVING IMAGES did it again! Following the highly successful Nighty Night! app the all new LITTLE FOX MUSIC BOX was released last thursday – exclusively on iOS iPad and iPhone.
Including a total of 110 interactive elements the app is presenting 3 songs for singing along and karaoke, as well as the stunning music studio of the little fox. Here almost every element is interactive, offering tons of fun for every music loving toddler. Frogs, birds, dishes, cups and waterdrops, every little thing makes a noise while the fox is dancing to the rythm of beatbox.
The design concept is based on animated cutouts of physically handdrawn paper artwork. With this special "old school" technique the designs of the app feel more physical and real than most of the other apps.
The small Berlin based studio SHAPE spent almost 6 months on crafting this app, recording the songs and animating the scenes.
GPSmyCity.com, Inc., an iPhone software company based in Las Vegas, announces MyCityCuisine 1.4, the latest version of its popular iPhone app that combines travel and food information. The newest MyCityCuisine iPhone app is a tool that can help foodies to find delicious local meals on their next trip abroad. Having downloaded the app from iTunes, users can search for local dishes in over 100 cities, with more destinations added on a weekly basis.
For each city, MyCityCuisine presents a list of traditional dishes, representative of the local cuisine, as well as restaurants that serve them. Informative dish descriptions and photos, complete with the comments and votes left by other travelers, provide all the information a food lover might need to select the perfect meal. The app’s built-in GPS navigation feature will easily guide users to the restaurant of their choice. Furthermore, users can create a self-guided culinary walking tour themselves and visit several restaurants on a single route. The basic version of the app is free, while the premium version, which comes with a GPS navigation aid and feature for creating culinary walking tours, costs $1.99 per city.
Ron Rockwell and independent iOS and Mac developer Marcus Roskosch have announced the release of Repair Database for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This App contains more than 100,000 repair solutions for everyday electronics like TV, CD-Player, PCs, Printers, Laptops and more.
All that information has been collected by Certified Repair Technician Ron Rockwell and fellow technicians in the repair business and is now available for everyone on a small device like the iPhone, iPod touch and even iPad.
As Ron provided his knowledge and content for the App, Marcus who won the prestigious EMMAs Award in 2010 with his iPhone APP for NXP Semiconductors developed the App. The biggest challenge was to find a fast and easy to use solution for this huge database, Marcus said.
This database can be quickly searched by full-text or just by entering Make, Model or Type. All common and uncommon brands are included from A like ACER to Z like Zenith.
This App is a must-have for anybody in the Tech industry and or people who like to do it themselves.
The goal with this app was to unite the common tools needed to get the job done efficiently. So in addition to the repair database, the App contains a cross reference database with over 28,000 parts for components along with a component search engine that so far finds even the discrete hard to find parts.
Octopart, the well known search engine for electronic parts, has been fully integrated in the App. Octopart can be used to lookup almost any electronic part and to compare prices, datasheets and even directly order online.
Battle at Sea: Old Alert
Application Software House (ASH) Ltd., the developers of popular mobile applications that entertain, inform, and educate users, has created a whole new level of fun with the latest version of its heralded Battle at Sea app. Battle at Sea: Old Alert – for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – is an intense and exciting battleship gaming experience that puts all the decisions in the users’ hands. If you don’t want to be the captain, then Battle at Sea: Old Alert is certainly not for you!
The developers of well-known apps such as ash poker, Tik Tac School, Wolves and Sheep, and Fifteen iPuzzle, ASH Ltd. is renowned for creating apps that feature cutting-edge UI design and technology, and that allow for greater user customization – and Battle at Sea: Old Alert is no exception. Battle at Sea: Old Alert is fueled by advanced graphics, animation, and audio features that separate it from the ‘battleship app’ pack. Battle at Sea: Old Alert allows users, as the captain, to choose from a wide selection of factors in creating their ultimate gaming experience.
"The great thing about Battle at Sea: Old Alert is that it is not just challenging and a ton of fun; it also gives users a lot of choices," said Yuval Ben Nun, CEO of ASH Ltd. "Users can opt to play via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi networks, or versus the computer, and they can really customize the overall gaming experience, as well. You’re the captain. You get to decide. Are you leading a modern fleet, or an old fleet? Do your sailors speak English, or a different language? It’s all up to the user, and that’s one of the reasons we’re getting such good feedback for this application."
ProtectStar iShredder Pro HD
If you want to sell or give away your iPad you should definitely erase all personal data. The ProtectStar iShredder Pro HD will overwrite the free storage space of the device up to 50 times with random patterns. According to the guidelines of the military and intelligence services this is sufficient to destroy the original information completely.
In a nutshell:
* ProtectStar iShredder Pro HD 1.0 is a security tool
* New app developed for iPad
* Secure overwriting of free storage space
* 10 possible deletion methods
* 50-times overwriting capability with ProtectStar Secure Deletion Algorithm
* 30 days technical support via e-mail
* Price: 3.99 Euro / 4.99 US$
Many Apple fans like to be on the cutting-edge of technology. When Apple releases a new model of the iPad a great number of users immediately purchase the current all-round hardware in the pocket or briefcase version.
My Sister’s Not Like Other Sisters
Kiwi company Nabee Productions has released their first interactive children’s book for the iPad and has already made it to No.1 on the Top iPad Books in New Zealand. Nabee, which means "butterfly" in Korean, takes its readers on a journey of metamorphosis through its lesson-filled books, breathing magic back into storytelling.
The Directors of Nabee Productions, Gerrard Southam and Graci Kim, know that not all children fall in love with books in the traditional way, because everyone learns using different sensory receptors. Some children need more vivid visual cues, some prefer to use their ears, and others thrive through kinesthetic or "hands-on" encounters. With this in mind, Nabee transforms meaningful books into high-quality interactive experiences, so that children of all learning types can fall in love with reading.
Gerrard Southam (an artist for major Hollywood feature films including Disney’s The Chronicles of Narnia, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and more recently Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit) and Graci Kim (an award-winning social entrepreneur and New Zealand diplomat) explain that it was during a chance conversation at Wellington Airport where the two friends discovered they shared a dream to create a new era of quality children’s media using the latest newest technology. It was from this idea that Nabee Productions was born.
Digital Tales, publishers of the international hit Ducati Challenge, announces the immediate release of their latest iOS title, Battleloot Adventure. Blending the RPG strategy genre with a witty approach to casual gaming, Battleloot Adventure sets players on a memorable voyage through a series of comical, fantastical regions to the thriving core of wealthy Kameloot. Charged with hiring an alliance of satirical mercenaries who willingly (but not so diligently) serve one of four legendary cities, players battle rival soldiers of fortune, magical entities, hoodlums and wondrous creatures to win the "Grand Gossip Notoriety Prize" which will earn them the Kingdom Sovereign’s tax relief. Clobber the competition and win the most gold for a tax-free future in the land’s most affluent realm!
With Battleloot Adventure players have intuitive touch-based control over their motley crew, leading characters through a medley of challenges from one end of Kameloot to the other. Choose your heroes wisely, the traits that each character brings to battles will determine each fight’s outcome and the fate of your team! Mix and match your heroes’ skills and spells to unlock thrilling adventures, upgraded weapons, and death-defying equipment. Moreover, Battleloot Adventure’s exquisitely painted backdrops and comic styled characters will enchant and amuse players of all ages!
Einstein’s Puzzle Free
The Einstein’s Puzzle is a famous logic riddle that consists of 15 clues. It is likely this puzzle has been emailed around the world many many times. According to legend it was founded by Albert Einstein during his childhood. Also, there is a perception that it was used to test Einstein’s assistants on the candidates ability to think logically. Sometimes referred to as the author of the puzzle by Lewis Carroll. Nevertheless, there is no evidence that Einstein came up with the problem, or Lewis Carroll.
Some credit Einstein argument, in which he argues that only two percent of the world’s population are able to operate in the mind of the laws relating directly to the five attributes
Not so important – who first developed this mystery, but the indisputable fact remains that this is a great way to train the brain. The game promotes the development of memory and logic.
In our game we created perfect facilities for solving this puzzle – the visual elements, convenient location conditions of the puzzle. You can solve the mystery in the mind, or rearrange the icons to help themselves.