Daily App Digest – May 21, 2012
Latest apps and updates to hit the iTunes app store today…
Who Touched my Phone
Unlike other applications that try to prevent intruders from accessing the phone’s content, "Who Touched my Phone" doesn’t block any content but captures the snooping event without the intruder’s knowledge; Moreover, Tal Shumski the CTO of App & Joy says "we believe that you cannot protect all of your phone’s information completely, all of the time; Therefore, we find it more important to secretly capture and inform you whenever there was an attempt to snoop through your phone".
How does it work you wonder? The user arms the application and locks the screen. When the phone is unlocked, the intruder will see an innocent screen presenting YouTube’s best videos, and in the meantime they are captured without their knowledge with multiple pictures, the time of action, and location. Afterwards, when the user opens the application, and disarms the phone using a unique gesture, a screen with all captured intruders will be presented. For each intruder the user will see when and where it occurred, and the pictures of the intruder. Taping on one of the intruders pictures will present a screen with the intruder’s photo gallery (up to 5 pictures) and information about the event.
Whether you’re a teenager who suspects your mom is snooping through your phone, or you’re afraid your husband is reading your text messages without your permission – STOP SUSPECTING and let "Who Touched my Phone" help you SECURE YOUR PRIVACY and report to you whether your suspicions are true or false.
Messy Cake Cupcakes
The cupcake is a real favourite and is a great to bake at home. With this app you can make some tasty treats for yourself or delight friends with homemade baked goodies.
There are six easy to follow recipes with step by step instructions for baking the perfect cupcake. Each recipe comes with a picture of the finished cake and suggestions for how to decorate them yourself. Recipes include Banoffee, Chocolate Cherry and Pineapple, Coconut & Lemon Drizzle cupcakes.
Highlights include a handy tips page which features tricks of the trade to ensure the best results. So if you have domed cupcakes or find that your cakes just don’t come out the way you would like, the app will give you the information you need. From checking your oven temperature to making sure you are using the right cupcake trays, there are tips for all stages of the cupcake-making process.
All the recipes include measurements in grams and cups so there is no need to convert them – it’s all done for you.
Ever wonder what you would look like pregnant? We have just the app! Introducing PreggoBooth, the world’s first pregnancy simulation application. This fun new application is sure to be a big hit at parties, in the office, or down at the bar.
PreggoBooth transforms you into an expecting mommy (or daddy) in just a few swipes. Watch how your bum, boobs, and belly transform in three, six, and even nine months. This app is great for the prankster in all of us…you can even try it out on your male boss, professor, teacher or friend and fantasize about him going on a paternal holiday!
"At We Made It LLC, we’re serious about fun." says Co-Founder Shaun Abraham. "We strive to create entertaining personal apps that you can share with your friends and family. PreggoBooth brings exceptional body-imaging technology to your fingertips with the convenience of uploading your transformed photo to your social network or e-mail to friends."
* Works with iPod touch or iPhone (Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry coming soon)
* Choose existing photos or snap new ones directly from iPhone/iPod touch
* Swipe feature allows for easy navigation through three, six and nine months
* Instantly share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or via email
Dubstep fans and producers can now smoothly perform bass lines and soundscapes using ‘Bass Drop’. The app combines a keyboard, wobble bass synthesizer with a sound fx sampler. The convenient user interface facilitates multi-layer sound arrangement whilst briskly altering various samples and adding personalized character using the pitch and LFO (low frequency oscillation) controls.
It’s the perfect dubstep production aid for newbies, budding and professional producers wanting to quickly jam ideas or create electronic sounds. Speedily pick your drum loops and arrange the sample pads to create an arrangement. Then perform a wobble bass line with the built in synthesizer that provides the first ever LFO quick switching function. This LFO rate adjuster modifies the tonality and rate of your wobble sounds with a single press offering extended transformation of bass lines.
Each sample pad provides swift adjustment and full customization of pitch, volume and sample loop durations via the edit menu. As well as a large bank of sounds to choose from, including drums, bass sounds and special fx. The keyboard provides rapid octave shifting, on the fly pitch bending and three diverse synths that can be further rendered using the volume envelope adjusters.
Bacn anyone? J&H Web Technologies, LLC is proud to announce Unlistr 1.0, a new first-of-its-kind app for iPhone and iPad. Unlistr makes it easier to opt-out and unsubscribe from email subscription spam in bulk. The founders started Unlistr to address the overwhelming amount of subscription spam email users receive daily from social networking websites, merchants and online retailers.
After inputting a user’s email credentials into this privacy concscious app, Unlistr scans the user’s inbox using an algorithm to locate subscription based email (similar to a virus scan). Credentials don’t leave the user’s device and no third party "access" is granted to email or contacts.
In the second screen, the user is presented with a check-list of all email subscription spam hitting their inbox. At this point, the user can ignore the lists they wish to keep and unsubscribe from the rest with one button action. Additionally, the user can schedule scans to be alerted.
* Connect to @hotmail, @live, @gmail, @yahoo, @rocketmail and @ymail accounts for free
* Unlistr works on almost all newsletters, retailer ads, advertisement listservs, shopping websites, etc.
* Maintain an ignored list for email subscriptions you want to keep for future scans
Space Junk Runner
Cinopt Studios LLC released their first game for the iPhone, Space Junk Runner, on May 17, 2012. Space Junk Runner takes place above a planet’s atmosphere with randomly generated platforms that appear as the spaceship continues its journey. The goal of Space Junk Runner is to jump from platform to platform as far as possible. Acceleration and jumping controls are on screen and steering is controlled by tilting the iPhone.
Space Junk Runner was developed with the Unity Game Engine and has 3D graphics. The soundtrack was produced by Bad Batteries. Space Junk Runner also utilizes the Game Center, which allows players to compare high scores with friends and globally. Space Junk Runner is compatible with the iPhone 3GS and above.
Space Junk Runner is a landmark for Cinopt, since it is the first release for the company. Now that Space Junk Runner has been released, Cinopt is focused on developing higher quality games for the iOS platform in the near future. Updates for these upcoming projects can be seen on the Cinopt website.
"The aim for our first release was to create a game that emphasized simplicity and quality," said Kyle McKeever, founder of Cinopt. "The complexity that Space Junk Runner may lack is made up for with its accessibility."
Leading mobile development studio ReignDesign today is proud to announce the release of their latest iPhone app, Scumbag App. The app, inspired by the "Scumbag Steve" meme popularized on websites such as reddit and imgur, is available as a free download on the App Store. Keeping true to the "scumbag" theme however, it charges users for unlimited use of the signature "scumbag hat."
The original meme, depicted through a series of images, features a young man seen wearing a sideways hat and standing in a hallway. Captions describe the character’s unethical behavior.
The photo-based app allows users to call out "scumbag" people, places, or things, in their daily life and share them online. Users capture an image with their iPhone camera, add a signature "scumbag hat" to their subject, and then apply captions in the spirit of the original meme. They can then share their image online through email, Facebook and Twitter, or post it directly to websites reddit and imgur.
The app also does not waste the opportunity of being labeled as a "scumbag" itself: while a free download, users are limited to applying the "scumbag hat" to images they create twice per day. Users can opt to purchase unlimited hats for a one-time in-app purchase, which also disables the application’s ads.
TheHermonApps is proud to announce smile count 1.2 for iOS. smile count is an amazing idea. With 6 game modes: pulled, vain, behaviour, kind, free play and employee, you can now see how the world truly views you. Are you good at your job? How vain is your friend? How are you looking today? Plus many, many more.
What’s new in smile count 1.2? Version 1.2 ships with a information button, which gives you tried and tested play mode examples from our smile count players. Also more room freed up on smile count screen.
The app comes with a hilarious sound board that will have you smiling all the way to the top of smile count. TheHermonApps will never add adverts to smile count or in app purchases, pay for smile count once and its yours forever with free updates forever. Simple and easy to use with many play modes. Dare you be judged by smile count?
Game modes and examples how to play:
Pulled: On a night out with the lads or the ladies, you all have smile count on your iPhone and whenever you get a big sexy 😉 you hit smile, but if you get denied hit frown. At the end of the night the person with the highest positive count wins, and looks hot hot hot.
Kind: If you keep getting told you’re a nasty piece of work, play kind mode. Whenever you do something kind and make somebody smile hit smile, but wind someone up or upset them hit frown. At the end of the day see if you have managed to do more kind things for people than you have upset people.
Vain: If you think you’re god’s gift to women or men, play vain mode. Every time you see somebody who is good enough for your super-self hit smile, but see any pigs hit frown. When the day as finished, the further in the negative you are the more of a "big headed" pig your are.
Employee: If you are the boss and feel your employees are slacking, keep a count of them with employee mode. Whenever they do something to upset a customer, or another employee hit frown. But whenever they make a customer smile hit smile. At the end of their shift if they are in the negative sack them.
Asketic today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Mailboxing 1.2.1, an update to its retro mailbox smashing game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The most corrupted post-Soviet city has finally waken up from its never-ending winter darkness. While some of the Russian grannies are making her name known by trying to become a mega pop-star band by singing mellow tones in the Eurovision Song Festival, other senior-ladies prefer more aggressive melodies ˆ smashing their neighbors mailboxes.
The madness was started by one of the grandmas calling herself Babushka and was inspired by the insane city mayor who prefers more radical methods for making his point, such as driving over illegally parked cars with his tank. Among some of Babushka’s fans are the Asketic gang who has joined the lady and their frenzy actions by launching a new kind of mailboxing action game.
Definitely, not everybody can handle this Eastern block madness. Either you will love it or hate it. Either it will be your new stress-releaser or make your blood pump faster and your phone fly higher and further. Among the new features of the major update of Mailboxing game includes:
* Grandma Babushka,
* "Shake it" gas bonus
* New character ˆ Tank „General Hanz‰
* Cannon for tank
* Machine gun for „Mr. Schneider‰
* Protection shields
* Time stop
* Sudden kills
* Get with a tweet „Mr. Schneider‰
* Environment update
* Gaming tips
The GameFit Racing app by POTG Apps is a totally new way to get fit. This 3D racing game translates exercise intensity to vehicle acceleration. To win at the game takes skill as well as a good workout. Take this game to the gym or use at home: Works with almost any cardio machine with no additional equipment to buy. With hi-def graphics, arcade-style physics, and responsive controls, GameFit Racing makes cardio workouts more enjoyable.
This version features:
* Arcade-style Racing Action
* Cool 4×4 Offroad Vehicles
* Jumps, Crashes and Slides
* Responsive to Exercise Intensity
* Distance and Difficulty Modes
* Automatic or Manual Steering
* Designed for Handheld Use
* Designed for Holder Use
* iPod Player or in-Game Music
* Universal App
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting, Ltd. today is pleased to announce an update to LargeViewer for iOS, their innovative document viewer that accommodates large page formats used by engineers, or architects worldwide. Ideal for examining 48-inch wide blueprints, detailed site layouts, CAD drawings, or hundred megapixel images using an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. The app provides fast scrolling vertically and horizontally with no drawing delay, and reads over 50 different file formats with enhanced cached Dropbox file download connectivity and file management.
LargeViewer is designed specifically to overcome the two most common problems when using a general purpose PDF document viewer to display very large documents on an iOS device: crashes, slow-downs and endless waits for scrolling. Normally viewing a ISO AO, USA Arch E, Large E, or the standard D1 format document using an iPad can be a frustrating experience. Scrolling slows to a crawl, zooming takes 15 seconds or longer, or the app just crashs. However LargeViewer is designed specifically to avoid all those issues as it is purpose built to support large pages and large documents for best viewing on your iPad or iPhone.
Props – quick stats
Bas du Pre is pleased to announce that Props – quick stats 1.0 for iOS has been approved for release in all regions. Props is an app that quickly displays the basic statistics for all of your online identities like websites, apps, profiles and such. With support for most statistics, Props is the only app that gives you a complete overview of your online performance in one go. Not only is this a great way of tracking all of your day-to-day statistics, it is also designed to deliver that information as quickly and as clear as possible.
Props is available as a free download in the App Store worldwide. It allows you to add up to two widgets to the main view for free. A cheap upgrade to the Unlimited version allows you to add as much widgets as you would like.
Free promotional access to the Unlimited version is available upon request.
* Stunning widget list design that instantly gives you a clear overview
* Support for multiple accounts at once
* Free to use with 2 widgets
* $0.99 for an upgrade to the unlimited version (add as much as you want)
* Weekly updates are scheduled to add more services regularly
Soluble Applications today is pleased to announce MailShot Pro 2.0, the latest update to its popular group email application for iOS devices. MailShot Pro is the first app to build group email directly into all your favorite apps instead of requiring a separate app to send, and since launch it has brought this great feature to over 100,000 devices.
Version 2.0 is released today, allowing the use of Exchange address books for the first time, and simplifying the setup process for new users. The special group contacts it creates on your iOS device can also now be shared to, and used from, Android devices, Google webmail, iCloud, mac Mail and others.
This new release is the latest in a long string of frequent updates which have increased group sizes, added many ways to rapidly add contacts, and added the ability to use MailShot groups directly from Siri. This constant expansion of features has ensured that "MailShot Pro" has consistently remained among the very top-selling and best-rated group email apps on the App Store for the past eight months, with over 80,000 users.
"It is great to be able to add support for Exchange contacts into the mix, as this brings easier set up, and allows MailShot groups to be used from a wider range of devices" said Peter Johnson, CEO of developer Soluble Apps.
MailShot Pro is available in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.
Self Aware Free
Dingle LLC, an indie mobile game developer, is excited to announce the recent release of Self Aware Free for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Self Aware is a wildly original puzzle adventure that pits players against their own mobile devices as they match wits with a renegade security program named STU in a battle to free their phones from this omnipotent technological menace! Equal parts mini-game escapism, puzzle challenge, and mind-bending interactive entertainment experience.
Self Aware Free is is currently available for download on the App Store in the Games category. The full version, Self Aware, is available for $0.99.
The Security enhanced Turing-complete Universal program – or STU for short – is the most sophisticated mobile security application in the world, smart enough to keep you safe from any and all digital dangers. There’s just one problem. A freak code mutation occurred, STUs’ become self aware, and he’s taken your mobile device hostage!
Self Aware isn’t set up with traditional levels. Players start out on a mostly barren red hued screen that looks eerily similar to their normal iOS device’s home screen. The only difference is that when you click on an icon gamers are greeted with the smarmy STU and challenged to solve a riddle or complete a mini game. Every win unlocks either new icons and parts of STU’s operating system, bringing players one step closer to taking back their mobile devices! Tired of endless spins on the same basic games on your iPhone? Get self Aware Free and get into some action that’s as much meta-game as it is, well, game.
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting has announced Aeronautical Charts 1.8.9 for iPad, an update to their Navigation app that provides an advanced document viewer that accommodates highly detailed documents at high magnifications. As airlines continue moving toward the paperless cockpit, and iPads are appearing increasingly in pilot flight bags, Aeronautical Charts, with its proprietary LargeViewer technology allowing rapid scrolling and minimal drawing lag times for large charts and massive PDF documents.
While aeronautical charts can be a small, 60 x 20 cm (24 x 8 in), such documents, when converted to high-resolution TIFFs or PDFs, can become more than 64 megapixels in size. Ordinary iPad document viewers slow to a crawl or simply crash and scrolling is extremely difficult. Aeronautical Charts has been specifically designed to provide effortless, real-time scrolling both horizontally and vertically, and quick zooms in and out. The app features TIFF, PDF, and Dropbox download compatibility, quick-view thumbnails, multi-tasking support, and either iOS and/or OS X based pre-rendering.
Most aeronautical charts are currently available through third party subscription services in PDF or TIFF format. Employing accelerated PDF viewing logic, combined with CSC’s newest TIFF decoder, facilitates the pre-rendering of files into LargeViewer format. All pre-rendering need be done only once; thereafter, converted files may be opened and viewed easily. While pre-rendering can be done within the app, CSC recommends their free, Mac OS X LargeViewer Helper for batch pre-rendering. Pre-rendering is done at 2x, but users can render finely detailed charts at 5x, enabling instant zooming in at 40x magnification.
Photo Brush Lite
Bobby Cronkhite Software today is pleased to announce the release of Photo Brush Lite 2.7 free for iOS, an update to their classic Photo app that has achieved more than 3 million downloads since 2009. Featuring a built-in library of 39 examples of image art, like stars, kisses, skulls, happy faces, splatters, question marks, and other symbols, all available in 12 different colors, the app allows users to paint them on to any photo using a fingertip. Size, rotation, transparency, auto-repeat, and randomness are user selectable. Enabling photographers to "frame" their subjects with colorful graffiti, the app can transform good photos into dynamic photo art.
This app now offers Best Decision functionality which uses an intelligent learning algorithm to determine a user’s Best Decision for a purchase based on price, distance, time, recommendations, social likes, and more.
Built-In Library (each brush available in 12 different colors):
* Animals – dog paw print, cat paw print, raven silhouette
* Christmas – candy, Santa cap, snowflake
* Design – glare star point, heart, Chinese "love" character, skull, splatter, sun
* Geometry – fan, circle, star, 3D star
* Halloween – flying bat
* Letters – exclamation point (!), question mark (?)
* Miscellaneous – confetti, FAIL, lipstick kiss imprint, wet tear
* Music – headphones, musical notes
* Nature – butterfly, clover, flame, flower, leaf, palm tree, petal, rose
* Numbers – seven (7), dollar sign ($)
* Special – glowing sun
* Sports – goalie mask, baseball glove, skis
David Haye’s Knockout
In ‘David Haye’s Knockout’, former WBA World Heavyweight Champion, David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is even more ferocious and fiercely hell-bent on obliterating his new opponents.
Taking no prisoners, the brand spanking new game is faster, ruthlessly bloody and action-packed with lots of new moves, punches and combinations.
All set to get a brutal beating, three new competitors go toe-to-toe with Haye. First in the ring is the unrecognisable and oafish charger ‘D. Boy’; followed by the sharp and exciting ‘Big Bro’; and the final challenger, ready to face the mighty Haye, is the tough and tricky ‘Little Bro’!
‘David Haye’s Knockout’ demands a cunning strategy, dangerous tactics and an evasive game-plan to outwit the rivals, claim the shiny cabinet of pristine trophies and ultimately get the championship belt back! Armed with loads of taunts, rooting fans and callous tricks up his sleeve, Haye is a lean and mean fighting machine ready to blow the head off of every enemy that gets in his way!
Show your friends and foes you’re the boss in the global leader board, grab the gory Game Center achievements and, through rich Retina graphics and High Definition, enjoy smashing your opponents’ faces in.
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting has announced Maps 1.8.9 for iPad, an update to their Navigation app that provides an advanced document viewer that accommodates highly detailed documents at high magnifications. Maps with its proprietary LargeViewer technology allows rapid scrolling and minimal drawing lag times for large charts and massive PDF documents.
Ordinary iPad document viewers slow to a crawl or simply crash and scrolling is extremely difficult when working with large maps or completely give up when dealing with wall maps. Maps has been specifically designed to provide effortless, real-time scrolling both horizontally and vertically, and quick zooms in and out. The app features TIFF, PDF, and Dropbox download compatibility, quick-view thumbnails, multi-tasking support, and either iOS and/or OS X based pre-rendering.
Employing accelerated PDF viewing logic, combined with CSC’s newest TIFF decoder, it facilitates the pre-rendering of files into LargeViewer format. All pre-rendering need be done only once; thereafter, converted files may be opened and viewed easily. While pre-rendering can be done within the app, CSC recommends their free, Mac OS X LargeViewer Helper for batch pre-rendering. Pre-rendering is done at 2x, but users can render finely detailed charts at 5x, enabling instant zooming in at 40x magnification.
* Innovative document viewer accommodates highly detailed maps
* Maps allows display of image documents up to wall size posters
* Reads over 50 different image file formats, and many MS office formats
* Displays and paginates large PDF files, up to thousands of pages
* Support for TIFF/FAX files with variable page sizes
* Dropbox file download compatibility
* Acts like a USB memory stick
* Responsive H/V scrolling and zooming through large documents
* Sophisticated Cache Manager allows user control of cached Dropbox files
* Supports multi-tasking, allowing pre-processing to be done in the background
* Improved logic for dealing with multi-page PDF books
Corporate Smalltalk Consulting Ltd has announced Well Logs 1.8.9 for iPad, an update to their unique app for the petroleum industry that enables viewing of extremely large Well and Mud Logs in either PDF or TIFF formats. Capable of displaying documents as big as 11 inches by 100 feet at 230 dpi, the app relies upon proprietary technology from its LargeViewer app to import, store, pre-render, tile, scale, and scroll very large images on any iOS device, there is no reliance on backend services or internet access required for viewing your well log.
Well Logs is the only iOS app on the market to have the capabilities to load and view oil & gas wireline well log TIFF and/or PDF images. With wireline well files up to dozens of feet long, most apps do not have the capacity to allow such images to load without crashing. Well Logs has made it a priority to specifically handle such unwieldy files. Of course, the advantages of viewing well logs that are 17 inches x 65 feet, or land maps that are 4 x 18 feet on an iPad rather than a paper document are significant. On-site viewing and discussion of paper documents no longer presents the inconvenience it once was, plus this reduces costs associated with the original printing process as paper and ink are costly items.
Well logging, also known as borehole logging, is the practice of making a detailed record (a well log) of the geologic formations penetrated by a borehole. The log may be based either on visual inspection of samples brought to the surface (geological logs) or on physical measurements made by instruments lowered into the hole (geophysical logs). Well logging is done during all phases of a well’s development: drilling, completing, producing, and abandoning. Well logging is commonly used to document the presence of oil and gas, groundwater, minerals, and geothermal sources, as well as during the process of conducting environmental and geotechnical studies.
The hypnotist’s couch is no longer the only place where you can refer to the subconscious. Hypnomatic is an application for the iPhone/iPad that allows you to achieve the same effect in the comfort of your own home. You want to quit smoking, lose weight, improve your memory? Among the 24 hypnosis sessions, you will sure find the one that would meet your needs.
The works of scientists: Lomov, Bureshova, Houston and Hassett has allowed us to create an application capable of generating an audio-visual stimulation that influences the work of the brain. During the course of browsing sessions, pulsating spirals are used in combination with the audio tracks to achieve an effect, which causes the brain to change the rhythm of its functioning.
The following hypnosis sessions are available for the Hypnomatic users: Biorhythm, Money Orientation, Desires, Focusing on Studies, Sports, Freedom, Tussle with Insomnia. Big City, My Reality, Quit Smoking, Knowledge, Weight Control, Happiness, Overcoming Fears, Jealousy Reduction, Relaxation, Nail Biting Habit, Stopping the Internal Dialogue, Sexual Confidence, A Big Day, The fear of Making Acquaintances, Yoga, Wit, Creativity.