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Daily App Digest – May 8, 2012

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

Vortex – The Escape



Winter Park, Florida – CreeperWare today is pleased to launch Vortex – The Escape 2.1 for iOS, a genre-defying blend of action platformer and puzzle game, allowing for both fast paced action gameplay and/or methodical puzzle play. Players control ENDR, a quirky robot, as he weaves his way through the robot testing facility with the aid of his Vortex gun. An outdated robot, he tries to prove his worth by reaching the end of all 32 levels. During his trials he must defy gravity, travel impossible distances in the blink of an eye, and weave through environmental hazards and more to make it to the exit door of each level.

Level 1 includes the backstory to Vortex – The Escape. The setting is a large computer manufacture, repair, and scrap facility. It is rendered in dystopian shades of grey, black, and white. There are color accents of deep green, yellow, and red, but 98% of each scene is B&W. ENDR, the small robot, is being held aloft by a large robotic arm, and the evaluation computer speaks aloud,"Subject E.N.D.R. You have been scheduled for incineration. Prepare to meet your programmer."

mX Great Britain guide


First mobile guide of Britain, developed in partnership with VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, got a major upgrade. The new edition – mX Great Britain, published by Mobiexplore, makes it easy to explore Britain and its major destinations on mobile, with rich, interactive content and features. It’s available for free in the App Store.

The app was first introduced as mobiEXPLORE UK, prior to Smartphone "boom", and with over 200,000 downloads, it has proven to be quite popular. That was in the days before application stores, when the installation process was a bit cumbersome. Now, with just a few clicks on App Store, users can explore for themselves all the things that make Britain a great place to visit.

mx Great Britain has a clean and simple interface, yet it packs quite a lot of content and features. Travellers can use it to book a hotel, flight to UK, local tour or a ticket to a popular London musical. There is information on local attractions, things to do, places to eat, local tips, guides for 38 destinations in the UK … and much more. The apps works in offline mode to help visitors save on roaming, and for those whose who need to go online, to check out the weather forecast or events, there is free Wi-Fi finder. With mX Great Britain travellers can easily use major social networks to share their UK experience.





Voices.com, the marketplace where brands connect with professional voice-over talent, today unveiled their new iPhone app, allowing customers all the functionality of the Voices.com website. Voices.com 1.0 allows you to tap into a global network of more than 25,000 professional voice-over talent for audio and video productions. Features include: search by keyword, gender, language or vocal characteristic, view profiles, post jobs, listen to auditions, and full access to your Voices.com inbox.




9 Square today is pleased to announce DocAS 4.1 – Annotate PDF, Take Notes, Handwriting and Reader for iPad, an update to their feature-packed, best-selling Productivity app that offers powerful document creation, organization, export, and printing features within a sleek, modern interface. With file management, an intuitive document reader, advanced note-taker, advanced handwriting engine, PDF annotation, PDF export, audio note-taking, wireless printing, and more, this update includes support for the New iPad’s Retina display, expanded editing, and enhanced zoom/close-up handwriting. The app is on sale now at 80% off for a limited time only.

Boasting complete capabilities for handwriting, drawing, and typing, DocAS users will quickly realize that this is not an ordinary word processing application. Packed with features too numerous to list, DocAS is the document program for iPad that will cover everything a user needs. Users may import and export documents with Dropbox, iDisk, Google Docs, WebDav, Box.net, FTP Server, Email, embedded browser, URL download, iTunes File Sharing, Photo Library, as well as an "Open-in" capability with additional applications. In the thumbnail view mode, users may drag, move, and organize files between folders. PDF and DocAS Notebook documents may be dragged to merge two documents. Users may easily clone documents, sort documents by name, date, or favorite, or use the Advanced Search to find documents or folders by keyword. The 4.1 update includes improved handling of annotation/note objects. Users may now select, move, copy, cut, paste, and resize these objects.


Poker Fury2


bin10tech is pleased to announce that Poker Fury2 for the iPhone has been approved for release and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games Category

Poker Fury2 is a free card themed puzzle game that challenges the player to swap cards on a board one spot at a time while trying to build poker hands before time runs out. When a hand is played, new cards will be automatically filled in from the deck.

Race against time to see how many poker hands you can create! But you can’t just move your cards anywhere, that would be too easy!  You get 3 decks and a short time to complete each level. You will need to hurry because each level the amount of points needed to advance increases. You have the option to use your wilds, shuffle and bookmarks to help you on your upswing in Poker Fury2

Play as long as you can, so you can challenge your friends with your righteous high score!

With Poker Fury2 we have taken what we learned from the original Poker Fury and made a faster paced game.

Twist Your Tongue – English Tongue Twisters


Sound Apps Berlin unveils: Twist Your Tongue App – the ultimate, interactive, Tongue Twister App – with professional audio. This app comes packed with top-quality audio, sharing galore, a challenge/game mode, and lots of opportunities to show-off your linguistic skill.

You’ll find fifty of the best tongue twisters in the English language, recorded by professional voice over artists, and including the full text of each tongue twister.

Switch to record mode to try and beat the professionals at their own game.

Happy with the result? Then share it with your friends, via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

Feeling poetic? Switch to Create mode and you can make up your own tongue twister, share it, and add it to the app’s main tongue twister list, as well as random mode. Random mode is all about listening pleasure, just kick back and enjoy these crazy/beautiful sounds. If you’re a teacher or an acting coach, it’s a great way to present the twisters to your students.



ClanSoft today is pleased to introduce TacticalPad 1.0.1 for iPad, their Sports app that allows soccer coaches, journalists, and players to analyze and discuss soccer tactics anytime, anywhere. Featuring high quality graphics, the app can project multiple tactical boards simultaneously and its digital ink functionality allows coaches to easily draw multi-color lines, dashes, and arrows on included tactical formation boards. Player icons can display custom names and jerseys, and users may save formations and boards.

TacticalPad, a mobile version of ClanSoft’s Windows software, has been especially designed and tested for use on the iPad. Currently, the Windows version is used extensively in Europe and South America by professional, college, high school, and elementary school coaches, assistant coaches, and performance analysts. TacticalPad is a complete tool for coaching staffs, journalists, sports enthusiasts, and bloggers. There is no simpler or more powerful way to illustrate and discuss soccer tactics than TacticalPad.

Analytics for iPad



Favo Analytics is pleased to announce the release of Analytics for iPad 2.0. Google provides – free of charge to all webmasters – the evaluation tool Google Analytics. It may be integrated into the website to measures the following: how many visitors, from which countries, at what time, which sites have been viewed, how did the visitor get to the homepage, how long did they stay and which computer systems was used.

The numbers, that are being compiled by Google Analytics, are vital to all parties involved with the homepage. The app "Analytics for iPad" provides access to all current figures, even from outside the office. Even better: agencies may use the app at meetings to present the latest facts and figures to their customers. There are now more than 100 analysis that are very appealingly presented on the iPad and easy to read. Data can also be exported as a PDF or Excel file and sent out by e-mail.

It is hardly surprising that more than 350,000 webmasters have discovered this great tool.




Announcing that AppChakra LLC, the developer of BlinkMaster, has recently released the latest update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Unlike traditional iOS trivia games, which are based on the old familiar text based question and answer format, BlinkMaster 1.12 brings an exciting visual element to the trivia category. The app challenges users to connect "Blinked" images to a famous person, place or thing. The app plays on the fact that people often connect the things they see in the blink of an eye with a specific memory.

BlinkMaster 1.12 Features Include:
* Multiple question categories, including World Leaders, Actors, Singers and more
* "Clue Map"shows users how each of the 9 visual clues are connected to the answer
* Playing tutorial. Users can play along and learn by following simple on-screen instructions
* Universal app. Works across all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad)
* Graphics adjusted for Retina display
* Fun to play and easy to use




Announcing that SalesVu, the developer of SalesVu, has just released the latest update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. According to Pascal Nicolas, SalesVu founder and CEO, SalesVu 2.0 provides more value than most point-of-sale and mobile payment solutions while offering the lowest credit card processing fees.

"We listened to thousands of SalesVu users across various retail, restaurant, and services segments and added features designed to help them operate their business more efficiently, securely, and cost effectively," Nicolas says.

SalesVu Features Include:
* Attractive, sophisticated interface that is extremely easy to use
* Cloud-based infrastructure securely centralizes all a company’s business activity
* Manage, market, update and get reports from anywhere
* Process various types of transactions from an iDevice
* US and Canadian companies can request free hardware encrypted card readers
* US and Canadian companies pay a low flat rate for credit card transactions
* Post offers instantly to Facebook
* SalesVu automatically emails receipts to customers when a payment is made
* Monitor mobile transactions and sales trends
* Receive processed payments the NEXT DAY, not the next month, regardless of volume
* Print receipts and scan barcodes

iBeen There


Announcing that Miju Cami Software, the developer of iBeen There, has just released the latest update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. iBeen There 1.1 lets users store travel destinations as POI’s (Points of Interest) on a Google Map, complete with images, videos and audio recordings. Media files can be created and added with the iOS device’s camera, or added from the user’s existing library. iBeen There 1.1 also allows travelers to write a blog post about each destination and export it to Facebook.

iBeen There 1.1 Features Include:
* Add your favorite vacation spots to a Google Map as a POI (Point Of Interest)
* Attach multiple types of media to any POI
* Search feature lets you find any entry by category, location, tags and more
* Add your blog to any POI and export it to Facebook
* Customizable POI tags, categories and category color codes

To add a location to the map, users just tap the " " icon and add tags, city and country of the location. They can also add a description and other information as desired. When they tap the "Refresh" icon, their new GPS location is uploaded, provided the device can gain access to a GPS satellite. The user may need to be outdoors or near a window for best results.

Polaris Office


Infraware Inc., a leading mobile solution and applications developer, is excited today to announce the launch of Polaris Office for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A uniquely powerful and seamlessly effective mobile office solution, Polaris Office allows users to view and edit Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel files, and text files, and view PDF files on the go from anywhere. The app also offers up a full slate of editing features, cloud support services, Zip file preview view functionality, and enhanced performance on the new iPad. Polaris Office version 4.0.2 is currently available for download on the App Store for $9.99 in the Productivity category. The app is also available for all Android devices and PC tablets as well.

Going above and beyond other mobile document solutions Polaris Office brings users a uniquely flexible doc viewing, editing, and creation utility with enough useful features to ensure that regardless of what they need to do, they’ll have the tools to do it. The app really shines as a mobile document creation platform, offering users access to fifteen different templates. Everything from spreadsheets to resumes, slide shows, and more are included.

Inserting or editing graphic charts on the go is a snap with Polaris Office too. Eighteen different two and three dimensional chart formats are available for users, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the app’s full usefulness. The over three hundred unique editing features and functions users have at their disposal include everything from Find and Replace utilization, to auto-formatting technology, real-time hand written text additions when working with presentations, online search features for in-document texts, and more.

TV TuneUp 3D


PixelSplincher is psyched to announce the first 3DTV test and calibration system for iPad and iPhone. TV TuneUp 3D sends stereoscopic and standard test signals to displays and projectors connected to the iPad via HDMI, analog video adapters, or AirPlay. In addition to a suite of standard professional-grade test signals for formats from NTSC to HDTV, TV TuneUp 3D offers an ‘Executive Mode’ with step-by-step instructions that let anyone tune a display for a presentation or movie night, in just minutes. In 3D Mode, TV TuneUp 3D delivers 3D video in top-and-bottom or side-by-side modes, with an alignment grid and precise overscan control. 3DTV owners or buyers can easily test and compare crosstalk levels, on different systems or with different glasses, even right in the store. TV TuneUp 3D provides calibrated stereoscopic parallax samples, indispensable for optimizing home-theater seating conditions to avoid uncomfortable viewing. TV TuneUp 3D is available now in the AppStore.

The Fat Finger


ata By Design hs announced The Fat Finger 1.0.2 for iPad, a text to speech program that is intended to be used by both children and adults that have difficulty accurately selecting letters from a keyboard. The user of this app will touch the keyboard in the area of the intended letter or number. A separate screen will then open up with six larger letters or numbers from that area. This larger screen will allow the user to accurately view, select, and/or hear their desired letter or number. After a selection is made the program automatically returns to the main keyboard for further entry.

The goal of this app is to provide a clean, fun, and easy to use interface with clear and easy to understand voices. Individuals with visual problems or fine motor difficulties will benefit most from this product.

Foscam Pro


Logic Consulting LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Foscam Pro version 2.0, the most feature rich app for controlling, viewing and recording your Foscam brand IP cameras. In addition to all the great features of the previous version, the 2.0 update adds in-app motion and face detection as well as motion and face following. These are a first for any Foscam control app.

The 2.0 update incorporates several customer requests. The audio can now run in the background. Just exit the app while the audio is playing and the app will shut down the video and continue to play the audio. The audio uses very little bandwidth and is great for constant monitoring over cellular connections where data usage is limited. Each individual camera now remembers the position of the audio switch. The audio quality and overall app stability have been much improved.


The Stress Test


By measuring abnormal tremors and unintentional movements of your muscles, whether rhythmic or arrhythmic, oscillating, rotary, slow or rapid, localized or generalized, mild or severe, … the Stress Test App uses wisely all sensors of the iPhone to estimate effectively your general stress level.

Other factors than stress can also favor these tremors: anxiety, stress, fatigue, alcohol, exciting substances, heredity, or certain diseases such as Parkinson.

For tremors caused by stress or coffee, it is urgent to adopt a healthy lifestyle. First and foremost: limit or stop the exciting substances such as coffee, tea, nicotine, taurine or alcohol. Then, give yourself a daily hour of brisk walking, swimming or yoga. In short, it is important to relax. Eat a balanced diet, focusing on the contributions of iron and magnesium. Learn belly breathing and give yourself 10 minutes a day for deep breathing. This will help you to calm your tensions. And above all, get enough sleep.

If, despite a healthy lifestyle, you still suffer from stress and tremors, talk to your doctor who will ask a first diagnosis, and eventually advice you to consult a specialist.



MyClickApps LLC officially launches its newest app called Feedswire, which it says offers users unprecedented freedom to create a genuinely customized RSS portal that they can review regardless of whether they’re online or offline. For those who like news on the go and keeping files of interesting articles of the day, the developers of Feedswire say that categorizing and sharing news will new be a lot easier than ever before.

"We’re extremely excited that this app has launched and we’re even more excited that the public can now take advantage of all of the unique capabilities of it," said Muhieddine EL Kaissi, president of MyClickApps LLC, which officially launched its latest app, Feedswire. "This uniquely efficient RSS feed aggregator enables users to group feeds together by category to stay organized and even instantly share articles, tweets, and other media morsels they come across with their friends."

El Kaissi noted that due to Feedswire’s advanced caching technology, users are free to read and review all their favorite RSS feeds even when operating in offline mode.

"This is perfect for subway commuters and anyone who roams outside their coverage area to stay current," El Kaissi stressed.

Some of Feedwire’s key features, El Kaissi said is its grouping options to keep feeds organized and easily accessible, its full offline access to all RSS feeds, and its lightning quick loading times.

"It has the power to stay tapped into all the media and news channels you want right at your fingertips," said El Kaissi.



Tiny Shiny Apps today is thrilled to announce the release of PictoBento 1.2, an update to its Instagram and dribbble Gallery app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. PictoBento 1.2 includes sharing via Twitter to allow you to share your favourite images from Instagram, dribbble and PicPlz with your Twitter followers.

PictoBento is a creativity app that allows you to view popular images from Instagram, PicPlz and dribbble. Each feed contains inspiring and creative images to influence the work of graphic designers, photographers and others in the creative industries.

PictoBento has a coverflow view which displays the popular images from each service. The detail view allows you to pinch and zoom. You can also add images as favourites for later viewing. Images displayed are from the Instagram Popular feed, the PicPlz Interesting feed and the dribbble Popular, Everyone and Debuts feeds.

CV Maker


DahaBaska today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of CV Maker 1.1, its new resume builder for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Almost every job interview requires a resume. Employers are prepared to draw attention by the authentic CVs from the candidates that are applying for the same position. Here is a iOS universal application that is perfect for those who are looking after a new job.

CV Maker simples the way to prepare resumes. With one or two taps your CV / Resume is ready. Prepare and share your CV’s in different styles within minutes.

* Importing your data with LinkedIn Connect
* Duplicating your CV’s for different versions
* Converting to PDF
* You can e-mail your CV or keep it in your Dropbox
* With different styles you can prepare different kinds of Resumes
* Prepare unlimited Resumes.
* Universal App. You can use both with iPhone or iPad

Perky Pranksters: Have Fun in the Country


Tonaflod today is pleased to introduce Perky Pranksters: Have Fun in the Country 1.0 for iPad, their new interactive book for kids. Based on her own pets, Selma Hronn Mariudottir has written five Perky Prankster books featuring Genie the grey cat, Dapper the rust cat, and Rex the collie dog. This first book for iPad follows the trio as they visit the countryside of their native Iceland. The eBook includes professional narration and rhyming dialogue, interactive elements on every page, games, and surprises.

Genie is the principal prankster and a very fun-loving young cat. She is always getting into some mischief or other, and usually ends up learning a hard lesson at the end of her escapades. Dapper is an extremely well mannered cat, although he is not above taking part in some tricks too. He is also very wise and knowledgeable and teaches Genie many good habits. Rex, the dog, is what could called "a big softie," but he can be a little absent-minded at times. He loves to read and is interested in everything and anything. 


World War II Interactive


On the occasion of the 67th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) which marked the end of World War II in Europe, Internet Design Zone, an iOS app developer company, has reduced the price of its very popular iPad app ‘World War II Interactive’ from USD 4.99 to USD 2.99 just for two days, May 7 and May 8. World War II Interactive is a very comprehensive app on the biggest war in human history. It covers all the major battles and events in every theater of WW2 with stunning photos, videos, articles, timelines and speeches.

The iPad app, World War II Interactive, was released in late 2011 and had then reached the top 10 charts in USA in the books category in the App Store. It has been rated as one of the best iPad apps by Gizmodo.com, one of the most popular technology websites. Gizmodo editor Casey Chan wrote in his review, "I’m a history buff, so I love this stuff. The quality of the content is really good too – for those who don’t like history, I think it makes it interesting enough with multimedia to keep you interested. What’s especially great about World War II Interactive is that the app provides you with rare pictures and videos you’ve probably never seen before (unless of course, you’re a big WWII buff)".

The 40% price reduction is only for couple of days to mark the anniversary of VE day. The app will return back to its original price on May 9. This is an excellent chance for World War II enthusiasts to grab the app at a lower price.




Manytoed Creations LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Carmen 1.0, their new music visualizer app for iOS. Carmen is a new app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that allows you to see the music you’ve been listening to. Carmen plays music from your music library, analyzes it while playing, and displays the sound through a variety of different visualizers.

Carmen does not use the microphone for audio input. It analyzes the music directly from your library while it is playing. Carmen is perfect for viewing and listening through headphones, AirPlay or a speaker dock. You can easily control playback with simple gestures, such as a two finger tap for play / pause, one finger swipes for next / previous, two finger swipes for changing visualizers and more. Carmen is integrated with the iOS music playing system and supports remote control when in a speaker dock, album artwork and audio control on the lock screen, and AirPlay through iOS.

Battleship: Alien Invaders


Codespot Software Company today is pleased to announce the release of the naval combat game Battleship: Alien Invaders, available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad. This shooting game is inspired by the blockbuster movie Battleship screened in 2012 summer.

In this original and simple shooting game, players will have to observe the moves of alien warship to predict its radar coordinate and launch missiles to destroy it before this enemy battleship can approach theirs. Players are provided with 4 missiles and they have to use them to attack the target at the right moment the intruding ship enters the expected position. Battleship: Alien Invaders is simple yet challenging in the matter of speed and strategy. Its impressive graphic design and striking sound effects also promise to bring players the most rewarding gaming experience.

* Inspired From A Incredible Alien Naval War Movie: One of the best screens in the movie becomes a incridible game
* Easy And Life-Like Control:Predict, lock and fire like a Destroyer
* Exciting And Challenging: You need to be focus all the time because you will never guess the way the alien ships move and how they approachs you
* Meticulous Desgin And Exciting Sound Effects: Feel the emeny with an enviroment which created by meticulous details and exciting music/sound effects


iOwl Lists & Tasks


In order to help people better keep track of their worlds J. Carlos Fernandez today announced iOwl Lists & Tasks 1.1, its latest project for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOwl helps create and organize complex lists. It’s perfect for any users wanting to jot things down quickly and keep track of many items across multiple categories over long periods of time.

The app’s simplicity and ease of use is what makes iOwl stand out. Lists are organized into two types: normal and task. Normal lists are where users would write down their grocery lists. Task lists are what makes the application truly shine. Since the user is able to mark tasks off as either "pending" or "complete" it makes organization incredibly easy. Users are also able to connect pictures to the application. If a user wants to refer to a specific item that picture can really come in handy.

Version 2.0 will be released shortly and will come with enhancements such as iCloud syncing.

Bunny Tales: The Stars


Fantastoonic is happy to present you a new app for iPhone and iPad, Bunny Tales: The Stars, a colorful fairytale with game elements for kids. Recommended for ages 1-3 and 4-7, Bunny Tales: The Stars is the second in Bunny Tales series based on the first, Bunny Tales: the Eggs.

The Bunny Tales series is a collection of modern fairytales. They are interesting stories about the adventures of a little bunny with pretty simple games, beautiful illustrations and pleasant narration. Kids can listen to the story and play!

Children learn to communicate with the modern world technologies at the earliest age and our apps can help them as well to develop fine motor skills through tap-tap-taping on the screen of iPhone or iPad, learning new things and enjoying their time. In every Bunny application there are some very simple but interesting tasks for children to accomplish that teach them to solve different puzzles and always achieve the goal in any situation.

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: [email protected]

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