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Daily App Digest – May 28, 2012

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

SwipeVideo

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Matthew Slipper, a freelance iOS application developer, has launched the first version of his simple video sharing application SwipeVideo on the Apple App Store. SwipeVideo empowers users to record and share videos with multiple social networks and online services with a simple and quick swipe gesture.

Sharing videos using SwipeVideo is easy. Users record a video (or choose one from their camera roll) on the first screen, then enter whatever information they want about the video on the next screen. Then, users are presented with a thumbnail of the video which they can then ‘swipe’ to the social networks of their choice. The app focuses on speed and simplicity by using intuitive gestures rather than taps.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Home Inventory Manager HD

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Sometimes the unexpected happens on a perfectly normal day and it can turn our world upside down. If your home was robbed or a damaging storm ruined your home, could you describe in detail every item you owned room by room? Are you prepared to provide your insurance adjuster detailed information about each item?

Important details like:
* The purchase date
* The cost of each item
* The make and model of each item
* The serial number of each item

The answer for virtually every homeowner is no. Home Inventory Manager HD 1.5 for iPad allows you to catalogue all of these important details in single easily accessible location. Using the camera on the iPad 2 a homeowner can create a catalogue of high definition photos. They can also capture copies of receipts or other important documents. This information can be synchronized via iTunes from your computer.

$4.99/£2.99/download

Voicer

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Roughsoft today is pleased to announce Voicer for iPhone and iPod touch. Voicer is an audio recording and processing app that brings the advantages of audio editors to the voice recorder, such as seeing and interacting with the audio waveform, as well as applying 26 different audio effects to the sound. Sounds can be shared in .wav or .m4a (aac) format via SoundCloud, attached as email, or using the iTunes app file sharing feature to transfer large files from the iOS device to a computer over USB.

A number of features are aimed at providing for a smooth user experience. Effects are processed in the background, allowing immediate feedback for creative exploration and fun. Loading and saving sounds takes virtually no time, allowing users to move on to their next recording faster.

"Visual design is actually quite important for audio. Audio apps tend to have static interfaces like the unchanging image of a microphone that provides nothing to the user. Being able to see the audio grow and change through waveform and visualization adds a channel of feedback that is helpful." says Roughsoft.

Free/download

Euro 2012 England

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TheHermonApps today is pleased to announce Euro 2012 England 1.0, its new football app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Euro 2012 England app isn’t like all the other football apps where it tells you who is playing who and when etc. What you will get for 69p is an excellent ios app with these great features:

* A Euro football Quiz
* Statistics and information on Each player and manager
* A link for more information and in-depth analysis
* Really strong opinionated reviews on all the squad
* A brilliant blog to give the user a chance to have their say
* A "You Know" count ( to use when one of our boys are getting interviewed to see how often they use the saying)

This app is for the die hard football fans, full of reviews and die hard fans opinions. All the squad players have also been reviewed along with the manager. Plus, there is a blog to give the user chance to have their say and a "you know" count to keep count of how many time our boys so "you know" when being interviewed. Get this great app and enjoy euro 2012. Laugh cry and celerbrate Englands euro 2012 football team. Free for today and tommorrow to help set a buzz for the app.

Free/download

Letter Gap

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StackTracks, LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Letter Gap, their latest gaming title for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Letter Gap pits your spelling ability against your critical thinking skills as you try to unscramble and spell words across an array of categories. Endless fun awaits as you try to beat your score and the scores of others around the globe.

Choose from one of five word lists to get started: everyday, food & drink, wildlife, sports, and places. See how fast you can unscramble each word and rack up points. We’ll even show you the correct first and last letter of each word. Letter Gap is one of those rare games that’s fun, educational, and built for all ages.

With beautiful graphics and fun, easy gameplay, Letter Gap is a must-have.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Wonga Bazaar Lite

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Myzantium Inc. launched an early preview of Wonga Bazaar, a unique iPad app that lets users vicariously experience the ups and downs of a village economy in an earthly and colorful ambience. Wonga Bazaar lets a trader buy or sell a versatile range of commodities in an authentic marketplace where market impacting events are delivered through a traditional drumbeat. The preview version has a beginner level with many more levels planned.

Founder Nat Ramachandran cites an article by Professor Greg Mankiw of Harvard in The NewYork Times as the inspiration behind the creation of the app. In a NewYork Times column of 2010, Prof. Mankiw writes, "With the rise of 401(k) plans and the looming problems with Social Security, Americans are increasingly in charge of their own financial future. But are they up to the task?" Mr. Ramachandran continued, "In the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis it struck me that traditional ways of learning about finance are too abstract and disconnected."
Free/download

Tweetstreams

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Independent developer Juye Symons today is pleased to announce Tweetstreams 1.1 for iOS, his advanced, customizable, real-time Twitter client/monitor that allows the user to establish full control over all incoming tweets. Featuring an uncluttered, minimalist interface, the app includes various filtering options that allow real-time monitoring of brands, keywords, current trends, individual accounts, groups of people and more. The app supports all existing Twitter accounts and enables adjustment of the speed of streams, which is particularly valuable when monitoring busy topics.

Feature Highlights:
* Real-time monitoring of multiple topics on Twitter
* Create Tweetstreams by Keyword, Trend, or People
* Filter Tweetstreams by English only and/or minimum followers
* Control the speed of incoming tweets
* Simple, attractive interface

With the Twitter explosion and the social service’s incorporation directly into iOS 5, there have been more and more Twitter apps offering a variety of features. Tweetstreams’ special niche is real-time monitoring of multiple topics. At launch, the app invites the user to create one of three different types of streams, based on Keywords, Trends (by country), or People.

$1.99/£1.49/download

Tweetascope

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Basil Salad Software today is pleased to introduce Tweetascope 1.0 for iPad the free Twitter client that helps you to get to your 36% relevant tweets and safely ignore the other static noise. TweetaScope helps you to quickly find and respond to top trending topics that interests you and engage with people around the globe who shares your interests.

Only 36% of tweets are read-worthy, 39% are so-so and the rest are just utter trash. Then why Twitter doesn’t highlight these notable tweets? Likely because different people have their own 36% that won’t be the same with one another. Tweetascope is a Twitter application for the Apple iPad that aggregates your timeline as a word cloud for easy skimming. The word cloud format allows you to quickly find topics of interests and only read tweets that are useful for you.

TweetaScope lets you quickly see top trending topics among people who you follow in Twitter. Skillfully respond to these hot topics and converse with people who shares your interests to build an authority into your Twitter profile. Now you can easily get to your very own usable tweets while safely ignoring those pesky check-ins and other tweets that clutters your timeline.

Free/download

Cow Abduct!

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Games for Gummie today is pleased to introduce Cow Abduct! for iOS. A fun, simple, free to play game where the player tries to keep a UFO in the air as long as possible by abducting cows. Cow Abduct! features cute, vibrant graphics and simple, yet fun gameplay.

Peter the Martian has travelled to Earth in his trusty UFO to do some scientific research. But, he has just found out that he miscalculated the amount of fuel he would burn in Earth’s atmosphere. His UFO is running out of fuel fast, but luckily, he has discovered that he can fuel his UFO with cows!!  Help Peter keep his UFO in the air as long as possible by abducting cows to keep his fuel level up. Be careful of those pesky birds though, zap them before they hit Peter’s UFO or they will drain some fuel on impact.

Gameplay is simple, yet so fun! Press and hold a cow to abduct it, and tap birds to zap them out of the sky. Compete with friends, and the world with Game Center leader board support and see who can keep Peter the Martian in the air as long as possible!

Free/download

Cool Movies!

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Independent developer, Lyudmyla Ivanova is pleased to announce the release of Cool Movies! 1.0 for iOS, a new application that is perfect for simple, easy and fast home movie production on the go. Featuring a hand picked collection of themes, switching from the routine into themed, stylish movies and photos is incredibly easy to do. Functional and very easy-to-use, Cool Movies! empowers mobile videographers with total live view, processing videos in full HD, with the ability to take advantage of an unlimited number of user generated themes.

Features:
* Record movies with selected theme in real time
* Select one of the two dozen of movie Themes hand tailored by professional artists: Torn Paper 3D, Cool Device, Ripple Live, Puzzle 3D and more
* Make your own blockbuster theme
* Live Effect 720P HD iPhone 4S only, other devices VGA quality video recording, VGA with front camera on all devices
* Load videos from Camera Roll or Docs in max quality, 1080P Full HD iPhone 4S only, other devices 720p HD quality video processing
* Export movies to YouTube, Facebook, save to Camera Roll, send by Email
* Take a photo with selected theme
* Export photos to Facebook, Imgur, save to Camera Roll, send by Email
$1.99/£1.49/download

Angus and Max Blast Off!

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It’s time to take off and explore the wonders of the solar system, as MiBooks are proud to announce the release of their brand new kids adventure book, "Angus and Max Blast Off!". In Angus and Max Blast Off, a mysterious noise from the backyard wakes Angus from his sleep, and he soon finds himself taking off into the wonderous depths of the solar system with his eager dog Max. Angus and Max travel through the entire solar system, seeing planets, moons and asteroid fields on the way to the fascinating dwarf planet Pluto.

Angus and Max’s interactive style engages children whilst they are reading, allowing them to touch and interact with objects and characters that provide rich visual and aural feedback to the reader, including story-driven animation. The illustration style of Angus and Max is also particularly appealing to young children.

In Angus and Max, the reader can get involved in the story by helping Angus complete a variety of tasks in order for the story to progress, such as handing Angus an item he needs or pressing a button to launch the rockets of a spaceship. This type of interaction allows the reader to feel more involved in the flow of the story.

$2.99/£1.99/download

TinyTap, Moments Into Games

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TinyTap, Moments Into Games 1.0 allows parents and their kids the opportunity to turn the moments they share together into personal educational games. Creating a game is super easy – add a photo, record some questions, trace the answers and you’re ready to play! Every time your kids plays a game, they will hear the voice of someone they love playing with them.  In addition, any games you create can easily be shared with your loved ones or with the world.

Families, Kids, and Teachers:
Families can create personal and fun games from everyday photos and family events. For parents educational games. It‚s the iBooks Author for your little ones. Educators will also benefit from TinyTap. With scoring built into the app, you can track your students progress and the easy to use platform lends itself well for creating lesson plans and activity books for teachers to use the in classroom. Teachers and caretakers can utilize this simple and powerful platform to come up with new ways to personalise their lesson plans and create activities to fit each child’s individual needs.

Free/download

WakeUpper

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InfoShell is pleased to announce the release of WakeUpper 1.0, its new talking application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. WakeUpper is an easy-to-use alarm clock that runs in background mode and voice pronounces the weather. WakeUpper displays the present state of the weather in the users chosen city, gives recommendations about what to wear, and even wishes hello in the Russian or English language after the alarm clock stops.

Imagine that you woke up and the phone tells you the weather outside, recommends what to wear and able to wish you a nice day. Nothing will distract you from listening to a pleasant woman’s voice pronouncing the weather, because wakeupper has a simple and intuitive interface that is easy to use. After alarm clock stop, a pleasant women’s voice, depending of settings, reports:

* Wishes hello
* Instant time
* Weather present state (elements and temperature)
* Recommendation about what to wear

$0.99/£0.69/download

Love Quiz!

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Alpha Studios today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of "Love Quiz!" for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. With the aim to entertain and to trigger deep conversations, Love Quiz! is a game for couples, and allows them to test the strength of their love. Love Quiz! is funny, with cute HD graphics,

The idea is simple but efficient. Both players answer the same question in turn. The couple wins a heart if they have selected the same answer. The hearts collected fill up their Love Meter, which measures the strength of their love. The questions touch all the important matters in a relationship: friends, housework, family, intimacy, common interests, and many more. The app is taking advantage of the functionalities of the Game Center, with a leaderboard and achievements. It is also integrated to Facebook, to share scores. The high definition graphics of Love Quiz! make full use of the retina display.

Free/download

Short Stories For Kids

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Internet Design Zone, an iOS app developer company, today is very happy to release their second iPhone/iPad storybook app, Short Stories For Kids. This interactive audio storybook app features five famous bedtime stories for children. With interesting stories, interactive animations, cute characters and sounds, this storybook app is a fun filled experience for little kids.

The app features five famous stories to read/listen:
1. The Ant and the Grasshopper
2. The Fox and the Grapes
3. The Dove and the Ant
4. The Fox and the Stork
5. The Goose that laid the Golden Eggs

The storybook has two options for reading – ‘Read For Me’ and ‘Read By Myself’. The first option enables the audio voiceover where kids can sit back, listen and enjoy the stories narrated to them. With the second option, the kids can try to read the text themselves or parents can sit with them and read out the stories. The storybook uses simple words and is easy to read and understand for kids.

Free/download

Animal Shift HD

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Bangalore, India – Tharle Games today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Animal Shift HD 1.0, its new kids gaming title for iPad. Fun for all ages, Animal Shift is fun, learning and delightful game. Enjoy stunning graphics and animations.

Drag animals from bottom white row into matching empty shape in any of the top colored rows. Complete the rows within time to keep moving ahead in the game. You can even discard any of animal shapes and can get new ones with some points decreased. Bring yourself or your child or your parents to this match making world, featuring two modes:

* Discrete – Need to fill all animals in all rows in the level before time duration ends
* Endless – This is endless. But each row has its own time, need to finish each row without much starvation

Free/download

Syntax!

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Curious Idea, a brand new indie mobile game company out of Nashville, TN, is excited to announce that their debut game, "Syntax!", has gone free for a limited time.

"Syntax!" is the newest and most exciting match-3 puzzle game to hit the iPhone. And while you may think that you have had your fill of all things match-3, be assured, this is not your ordinary match-3 game. With constant action-surprises, stunning graphics, and unique power-ups and matching moves, thousands of match-3 fans have already discovered a new favorite.

"Syntax!" is match-3 re-imagined. iPhone gamers who are big fans of puzzle and strategy games will really appreciate the extra challenging situations encountered in tricky, shape-shifting symbols, surprising hidden symbols, and the ultra-hard to eliminate corrupted symbol.
Free/download

Squash

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ABCiSoft, an an established mobile application developer, has announced the recent release of Squash for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. An exhilarating action this mobile game challenges users to play extremely well in order  to move from one round to the next. The player’s goal is to score as many points as they can along the way to get the best score possible and save the maximum number of lives. Offering vibrant graphics and engaging fast paced gameplay, this game can be enjoyed by a wide range of gamers community. Squash is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for free in the Games category.
Free/download

Shaderific

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Gryphos GmbH has released Shaderific version 2.0, a significant update of its openGL ES 2.0 shader development application for the iPad. Shaderific provides the full range of shader development with the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL) on a tablet computer. Vertex and fragment shader code can be created, edited and compiled on the device and all changes are visible instantly. There is no need to use a personal computer (laptop or desktop) in the shader development process anymore.

Starting shader development can be a difficult and complex task for a beginner. Shaderific smoothes the learning experience dramatically by hiding away a lot of the technical complexity, that way letting the user focus solely on the shaders. 14 build-in shaders are demonstrating fundamental development techniques ranging from basic coloring and lighting shaders to advanced texture shaders with normal and environment mapping. The user can start to experiment with these shaders right away without writing a line of code.

$2.99/£1.99/download

F18 Carrier Landing

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A new release for a real experience, with new settings for a worldwide challenge. The flight Simulator’s iOS compatible with iPhone 3GS/4 , iPad, iPod touch 3rd/4th  has been further improved. After having gained the first places in the Apple Store the Ferrari of the flight, the highest flight performance expression came back for a new landing experience.

The graphic improvement has been realized by F18 Carrier Landing developer, a pilot,  after having carefully listened to users requests: to give them not a game, not a simulator, but a new exciting experience with a  stunning new graphics and an interface that runs  perfectly on the new Resolutionary iPad as on Smartphones with iOS and Android operating systems.

The second great news is that the developer chose to give to players a new aircraft, the F-14 Tomcat, a plane we have all seen flying in Top Gun and  new game modalities and training tools.
$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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