Daily Digest

Our Daily App Digest – May 14, 2012

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

Download Meter


Download Meter is a universal application for iPhone, iPad and iPod that allows to track mobile internet data usage and to reduce spending on data usage every month. Just enter the data limit of your plan and the first day of the billing period, and the app will notify you automatically. The app was first of its kind in Apple Appstore, is celebrating 33 monthes being on sale. All competing apps appeared in the AppStore about 1 year after Download Meter.

Just enter the data limit of your plan and the first day of the billing period, and the app will notify you automatically when you reach important levels of your data limit (e.g. 90%, 100%). Stay within your limit and never pay extra for exceeding it! The app will automatically start when you reboot your device, and it will work in background checking your data usage every 10 minutes and showing alerts when you reach certain levels (work in background is available on iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2). It will also show % of the data limit you’ve already consumed on the app icon!

In addition, this application allows you to create and operate any number of "counters," which are an advanced way of tracking traffic (data usage) beginning with a particular moment of time. Several counters can function simultaneously, be set on pause, or reset entirely and allow you to compute the amount of traffic consumed by a particular application or the traffic consumed at a given location.


Pacxon: Legend


Codespot Software Company today is pleased to announce the release of Pacxon: Legend is back, the new version of the classic game Pacxon. It is now available on  iTunes(R) App Store(TM) and compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. In a twist to the classic version, Pacxon: Legend is back has smoother design with HD resolution and easier control on touch screen devices.

Encapsulating the essence of the legendary arcade game Pacxon, this game challenges players to build walls to fill up 80% the clear area without being hit by evil ghosts. The difficulty of Pacxon will crop up gradually with the increasing numbers of the ghosts in advanced level.




TSS Studios, LLC announces the release of their new iOS game, "Concentric." A word puzzle game, "Concentric" invites the player to unscramble jumbled 5-letter words inscribed upon nested stone rings. "Concentric" is a Universal app available now for US$0.99  in the Apple iTunes App Store.

With 10 levels of difficulty that range from 3 to 12 scrambled words per game and 3 game modes, "Concentric" features game modes and difficulty settings that scale from the casual and easy to the hardcore. Solve puzzles at your own speed in Casual or Endurance mode, or race against the clock in Timed Endurance mode, where puzzles get progressively harder as you complete them. Local high scores let you beat your own best times or pass-and-play with a friend.

* 10 difficulty levels with 3-12 scrambled words per puzzle
* 2 word dictionaries with around a thousand common words (Easy) or several thousand uncommon and rare words (Hard)
* 3 game modes: Casual mode lets you pick your difficulty and restart a puzzle at any time; Endurance starts with three words and adds words as you solve puzzles; Timed Endurance runs the clock backward and adds time as you solve puzzles and progress in difficulty
* Listen to relaxing Zen ambient background music or play your own iPod tracks while you play
* Separate mute and volume control for game music and sound effects
* Local high scores tracked by game mode, difficulty, and word dictionary


Rogue Town


Store. Compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Rogue Town is an intense 2-D endless runner that lets players step into the stirrups of a rogue on the run! Complete with dark, desolate landscapes, this adventure provides players with addicting gameplay, quick arcade action, and the thrill of the chase as players dodge, leap, and fight their way past obstacles and enemies. Rogue Town is currently available for download in the Apple App Store for free in the Games category.

Rogue Town’s gameplay emphasizes quick reflexes and fast trigger fingers. The game gives players control of the rogue, a mysterious loner who’s in town long enough to visit the local bank… and out again before the authorities can catch up to him. Players must keep the rogue’s speed up by leaping over barriers, ducking under low-hanging obstacles, and gunning down attacking vigilantes. Players use Rogue Town’s intuitive tap controls to dodge and fire when obstacles and enemies appear. By keeping the rogue running as long as possible, players can rack up achievements, post their high scores on leaderboards, and collect cash to spend in Rogue Town’s store on new vehicles and other upgrades.

Rogue Town includes over 25 achievements that users can attain by running farther, eliminating enemies, and collecting cash along the way. The achievements system and the Game Center leaderboard tie-ins will keep players competing against their friends and their own high scores. Rogue Town’s straightforward, fast-paced gameplay and scoring systems are perfect for competition.




A-Tono, an imaginative mobile application developer, announces that KeBouquet! Universal app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now free on the App Store. KeBouquet! allows to create and give amazing virtual flower bouquets for all occasions: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, Valentine’s day, Mother’s day, Father’s day, ecc.

1. Customize your bouquet easily:
KeBouquet! has a simple and intuitive user interface: just drag the flowers in vase and choose backgrounds, vases and accessories to create a beautiful bouquet or just shake the device to create endless bouquets! And once made the flowers bouquet, add a greetings card with a personalized dedication.

2. Learn language of flowers:
For those who cannot find the right words or prefers communicate with the flower language, the "Encyclopedia" allows to discover the meaning of flowers, also searchable by meaning, recipient or event: kebouquet! will select to automatically the most suitable list of flowers!

3. Share your own creation:
The bouquets can be sent via text or e-mail or shared on Facebook and Twitter straight from the application. Moreover, with a calendar included, KeBouquet! offers the possibility to schedule the sending of bouquets and remeber the main holidays.


3D Molecules Edit


3D Molecules Edit is a modified version of 3D Molecules Edit&Drill. It is a chemistry tool for building 3D molecule models from scratch. With this app chemists and students can easily assemble a model of any organic or inorganic compound using most of periodic table elements. There is also a Rings tool which makes it easy to build cyclic compounds. The application supports single, double and triple bonds. The model can be visualized in Stick style, Ball and Stick or Spacefill (CPK). At any moment users can get information about bonds length and symbols of chemical elements.

The key feature of 3D Molecules Edit&Drill full version is "Test yourself" mode. It allows learners to check their knowledge of chemical compounds and to receive feedback. Users can unlock the full version with Test yourself mode from within 3D Molecules Edit. In this mode learners get a list of organic and inorganic compounds and can build their own models. There is a self-check feature available at any moment of molecule building. If the model is not correct a user can refer to a hint which contains information about missing or extra atoms and bonds in a molecule. Application feedback is very important for learners when learning chemical compounds.

When you have finished building your molecule you can either save the model or e-mail it. The model can also be opened directly from e-mail.


Tapose – Collaborative Content Creation


Zanther, Inc., creators of the immensely popular iPad application, Tapose, announced the first of four winners of a contest that aims to find the most creative usage of the app’s primary feature, Journals. Tapose received several other creative submissions for how users are using the Journal feature. Users showcased how they were planning the construction of a new green house, taken written & history notes in class, storyboarded short films, and recorded their elevator pitches to investors.

The first week’s winner of the $100 iTunes gift card is Charlie K., who has been using Tapose’s Journals to detail the birth of his first child, due later this year. Charlie uses Tapose to catalog current ultrasound images by date after each hospital visit. In addition, he utilized the drawing tools to note the baby’s size, weight, and heartbeat. "It was very interesting to see how Charlie used Tapose to jot down creative notes as the spirit moved him. I’m sure he will love sharing these memories with his child in the future," said Tapose co-founder Ricky Drake.

Tapose received several other creative submissions for how users are using the Journal feature. Users showcased how they were planning the construction of a new green house, taken written & history notes in class, storyboarded short films, and recorded their elevator pitches to investors for practice.  
Tapose continues to encourage users to showcase their creativity, as well as share different ways to utilize Tapose’s unique features. The second winner will be selected on Friday, May 18th and the contest is open until Friday, May 25th.

Tapose saw a tremendous amount of support from the iPad community upon launch, and quickly reached a spot in the top five paid iPad applications. Tapose, which unites content creation with collaboration, attributes its initial success to hitting a sweet spot in the productivity market. The app has been featured by ReadWriteWeb, Gizmodo, and remains one of the highest ranking iPad apps in the App Store’s Productivity section.


Recood Vintage Camera


Record your precious moment – People do not want to record just a Video. They want to capture impressive moments and share it with others at anytime and anywhere. For that purpose, Recood is born. Recood is the product to make people remembering their beautiful memories. For using it, there are only three steps to be done: capture, add effect and share. The design is neat and UI is very intuitive. The most wonderful part is Effect: this is magic! All effects have distinctive points. For using Recood, ordinariness turns to awesomeness and normal people turn to celebrities.

* Real-time & awesome video effects
* Connection with social networks(Twitter, Facebook, etc…)
* Upload directly to YouTube
* Interact with users to build a network of "followers"
* Communicate with users through comments
* Adjust sound – add projector sound, mute the video, use the original sound, etc..
* Support video geo-tagging and see the location where other videos were taken
* Switch between front & back cameras on supported devices

The basic RECOOD service is free for recording/uploading. Additionally, a Freemium plan is available for additional features and unlimited videos.




Fuze today is pleased to announce the new iOS app, Anamnesis. Anamnesis is a universal app designed to help with anamnesis information gathering and storage. With a simple and practical, easy-to-use layout, the app allows physicians, medicine students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to annotate the most pertinent data regarding the clinical history and physical examination of each patient.

The app intends to ease the life of professionals that many times have to annotate the anamnesis in a paper to later copy it into a medical record. With Anamnesis, the annotation can be done directly into the device and will remain stored to be later reviewed by the professional anywhere and anytime he wants.

Aside from that, the app also has an Anamnesis Guide that explains the key concepts for understanding the anamnesis, allowing the professional to review pertinent information whenever he wants.

Main features:
* Allows collection and reviewing of anamnesis anywhere
* Simple, easy-to-use layout
* Guide to review clinical examination topics
* Multiple exams per patient, sorted by date
* Describe and illustrate with images (from the camera or photo library) many exams (Thorax X-Ray, ECG, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, Anatomopathological)
* Allows annotation of every possible anamnesis information (General Information, Clinical History, Physical Examination, Laboratory Tests, List of Problems, Surgeries and Procedures, etc.)
* Export to PDF and send to e-mail
* Universal app
* Economy of paper



Launch of Xweather, first of its kind global extreme weather app for iPhones and iPads. Between 2010 and 2011 more than 42 million people were displaced by extreme weather in Asia alone. In the U.S., 80% of Americans have been impacted by extreme weather in the past three years. The fall floods in Thailand cost more than $15 billion in insured losses, and much more in uninsured losses.

The "snowpocalypse" in the Northeast and raging fires in Texas were just two of more than a dozen extreme weather events in the U.S. in 2011 with damages exceeding $1 billion. In many places "extreme" weather is becoming the new normal. With the launch of Xweather, the innovators at eLoomn are providing the first dynamic and graphically engaging multimedia tool for putting extreme weather events in context.

Other weather and climate apps help users check conditions in specific locations or provide warnings and updates on local hazardous weather conditions, but Xweather is the only app that provides near real-time updates on extreme weather events around the world, including hurricanes, cyclones and other severe storm events, floods, volcanic eruptions and dust storms. Users get the big picture.

"We want to help people see and explore what’s happening in the world that they’re not hearing about," says Dr. Rich Walker, Xweather co-creator. "The world is increasingly interconnected. The impacts of extreme weather events that cause social, economic and environmental upheavals in one community or country are quickly felt in another, and another. People need more tools to help them understand and manage these ever-changing conditions."

Users can quickly get a bird’s eye perspective on extreme weather across the globe, focus in on specific regions, tap on any event pin to access a detail page with stunning NASA satellite images, or search nearby to discover what has been happening in their own backyards. In addition to current extreme weather, users can also access Xweather’s growing historical archive to explore events that have occurred around the world in the past two record-setting years.


Motion Runner


Bert Studios, an innovative new mobile applications developer, is excited today to announce the release of Motion Runner for the iPhone and iPod touch. A unique run n’ jump side-scrolling arcade romp, Motion Runner is a dynamic adventure where player’s faith and intuition is as important as having quick reflexes. Sporting beautiful minimalist graphics, this game challenges players to get their stick-man hero across 20 obstacle filled tracks with as much style and precision as they can! Motion Runner is currently available for download on the App Store for $0.99 in the Games Category.

Motion Runner presents gamers with intuitive arcade action like they’ve never seen it before. The game’s 20 levels are split into 15 shorter stages and 5 final routes that are longer, more challenging, and designed to put players’ limits to the test! Not to be outdone in terms of accessibility Motion Runner’s first few stages also double as tutorial rounds for new players. The game features cutting-edge gesture – or more accurately "flick" – controls which set it apart from conventional run n’ jump platformers. This is approach makes the game as much about accuracy as it is about speed.

Motion Runner’s nuanced gameplay keeps always things fresh and varied. If players flick too gently their stick figure hero won’t clear his jumps. Flick too gently and players risk overshooting their landing. Simply put, control is the name of the game! The app’s gameplay is inspired by the rhythmic precision of the sport of Parkour. The game includes controls for players to walk, run, jump, and land effectively, and even gives gamers the freedom to spice up the action with trick moves like webster front flips, precision jumps, and even flying maneuvers among others. Motion Runner is addicting, engaging and delightfully intuitive to play. Surprisingly so much so that it may just become mobile gaming enthusiast’s favorite new gaming distraction. Best yet its so fun to play that everyone from casual players to hardcore gamers will find something they love.




grapevine-cottage today is pleased to announce walkout 1.0 for iPhone, a new app for sportive people who love walking, hiking, jogging or running to stay healthy and fit. The walkout app draws new motivation for the user by showing the walked path as a geometrical shape and encouraging him to run different shapes all the time. While this is a new concept, more and more runner find it just fun to do their run and see how the shape unfolds. This can applied in multiple different and creative ways:

* "run a heart" for your loved one
* "run a flower" for as a birthday gift
* Walk simple figures such as a square, circle, a house, etc.

Advanced usage:
* Walk your favorite street course and see for the first time how that actually looks like as a shape, then start to add streets which you never walked before to extend and complete the shape
* Train to walk a shape without looking at the screen – very difficult at the beginning, and more and more entertaining after some practice

As part of the motivation the app allows the user to share the "walked out" shapes with friends and family via email and twitter. This will also spark some competition between walkers and runners as to who can run the widest heart, or the most interesting shape, and so on. There is no option to cheat and insert tracks manually, the app only takes a track the user really walked.

As standard items for each walk the walkout app shows:
* Meters / km or miles for the track
* Duration of the total walk




Airman Version 1.3 was released by Amphisocial Ltd today and is available on the iPad 2, the iPhone 4 and 4s. Airman is a 3D flying and shooting game located in a fantasy 3D city built around world famous city landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Colosseum, Taj Mahal Sears Towers, Big Ben, Statue of Liberty and more.

The object of Airman is to shoot down enemy balloons, planes, accumulate points, avoid enemy fire and crashing, but that is not all. The game when played in a family or group setting provides entertainment for the spectators. This is due to the games unique use of Apple’s gyroscope feature. This requires the User to stand up and move as the Game simulates an environment where the User’s physical movement gives direction to the Plane. From a spectator’s perspective it appears as though the User is a cross between a dog chasing it’s tail and Quasimodo.

New in this version of Airman are Snipers. Snipers have been positioned in Balloons at Level 1 and 5. Level 5 is almost impossible. So we have introduced 2 modes of play but both are very difficult.

The leader board has been refreshed so all players will start at at zero.

A Word Of Caution: This game can make you dizzy as the enemy planes fly in clockwise and counter clockwise circuits.


Jelly Mon


Ideas Framed today is pleased to introduce Jelly Mon 1.0 for iOS, their brain-teasing, pattern-based, puzzle Game that entices players to solve matchstick puzzle design challenges to save the animated, friendly, jelly bean eating alien whose ship has crash-landed. Players solve puzzles using prompts and hints from the alien, in order to unlock the jelly bean full of boxes that he has transported on his ship. Players earn points and stars according to how quickly and efficiently they solve each challenging puzzle.

Jelly Mon is set on a sunny day on Earth, where the player witnesses a crash-landing of a tiny alien spaceship. Out of the crashed vessel comes a friendly alien being bearing boxes full of jelly beans. In order to open the boxes, the player must solve a series of fun and increasingly challenging matchstick designing puzzles.

The alien gives the player instruction on how each puzzle is to be solved. Instructions include what the resulting design should be as well as how many sticks may be moved in the puzzle. Once a player has successfully completed the requested task, the alien cheers for them and is rewarded with a heart-shaped jelly bean to eat. You will be rewarded periodically by unlocking some hidden items. Unlocked items are stored in the player’s Collections case.

More than a simple puzzle game, Jelly Mon is a brainteaser that will get players thinking about unique and challenging puzzle solving methods and present geometry challenges in a fun and animated way. With 76 unique levels, Jelly Mon will entertain and challenge gamers of any age. Jelly Mon’s challenging puzzles are presented in 6 level themes providing a large variety of puzzle challenges. Puzzle Themes include: Daily Objects, Words, Animals, Outdoors, Numbers, and Shapes. Players may choose a simple puzzle, such as turning a shovel into a chair by moving 2 sticks in the level entitled Break from Work. Or players may try a more challenging puzzle in Animals by moving 5 sticks and 1 eye to make a hedgehog run in the opposite direction in the level Hedgehog 5.

Theme Your Screen


iNetwallpaper Limited today is proud to introduce Theme Your Screen 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. Featured by Apple in the UK Lifestyle New and Noteworthy section, users are loving Theme Your Screen. Featuring over 240 Exclusive Retina Themes to Style your iDevices like never before.

Created by their team of experienced and talented designers, Theme your Screen offers over 240, professionally designed, Retina HD Wallpaper and Lockscreen themes to change the look of your iPhone and iPod touch with a truly unique and distinct style. With a simple yet elegant fresh design, the clean and super fast interface makes browsing, previewing and saving these fantastic themes a joy and just oozes quality with every swipe. Theme Your Screen is a must have staple App for any iPhone or iPod owner and has plenty of options meaning you’ll never get bored.

* Over 240 Exclusive, unique and original Retina Display HD iPhone and iPod touch Themes
* Instantly Preview Themes before Saving
* Fullscreen Preview of Over 480 Hi-Resolution Lockscreens and Wallpapers
* Fast and Simple User Interface
* Zodiac Themes
* Sporting Themes
* App Shelves
* Animal Skins
* Glow Backgrounds
* Neon Wallpapers



TweetFlow, the ‘second screen’ Twitter app, has recently been updated with a new layout for the iPad. TweetFlow is a full-screen Twitter visualizer that aims to be the easiest way of watching Twitter on an iPhone or iPad. No Twitter account is required to use the app. Simply type a keyword or hashtag into the search box and tweets will begin to flow onto the screen.

"TweetFlow is designed to be used as a second screen when watching your favorite TV show or sports event", said developer Darragh Moriarty. "Most Twitter apps are overloaded with complicated features, making it difficult to just watch live tweets about a particular topic. TweetFlow is designed for automated simplicity. Just search and let the live global commentary flow."

TweetFlow has a built-in web browser for following links in tweets. If a tweet contains a link to a photo, website or YouTube video, this can be easily viewed without needing to switch to an external app such as Safari or another Twitter app.

A major new feature in this latest update is the addition of native iPad support. A new layout has been designed for the iPad, maximizing usage of the available screen area. Up to nine tweets are shown on-screen simultaneously and a custom flip transition algorithm ensures the flow of tweets moves at a steady pace.


Bump Noodle Pro


LinkDesks Inc. today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Bump Noddle 1.0, its fun new match and eliminate game for iPhone, iPad and iPhone touch. Come to find and match your birthpet. Lovely Chinese Zodiac in four season scenes, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. More beautiful graphics, more fun properties, more playable scenes and more challenging! Game Center supported. Bump Noddle features two modes:

Classic Mode:
There are four scenes in classic mode, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. Each season has 25 levels. As the number of level gets higher, we see more properties, more playable, and more challenging. After you passed each level, you will have one to three stars indicating your scores. Get more stars!

Endless Mode:
Before time ends up, get your highest score. Let’s go do a game here and see the ratings in Game Center. One hint, endless mode is a good place to collect properties and coins. You will need to collect 45 stars in classic mode to enable endless mode.


BlueCam Free for iPad


Mother Tucker, LLC has announced BlueCam Free for iPad 1.0, a new camera app for iPads. Designed originally for iPads, BlueCam Free for iPad gives users an alternative to the built-in Camera app which has remote control ability, 9x-153x zoom for photos & videos, photo & video timers, photo & video filters, auto and manual uploading to Facebook/Twitter/Flickr and many other features. The most significant features are allowing a remote control user to: view a live camera preview; voice chat; and view a Google map with a video map pin.




DishPal, a food social network service created by SK Planet for iPhone, has made it into the category Social Networking Essentials on the App Store. Once launched DishPal got also mentioned in both "New & Noteworthy" and "What’s hot" sections on the App Store in over 100 countries worldwide.

Shortlisted on the App Store, DishPal has become a must-have for those whose passion is food. It is a highly interactive food photo network with the help of which users can snap a dish they are going to taste in a restaurant or show off with achievements in the kitchen by sharing a photo with other foodies. DishPal allows to discover various cuisines and specialties: Thai, Italian, Russian and many others.

DishPal contains a number of features that make it worth trying. It allows you to share favorite food photos with friends, take part in a round the clock virtual potluck party and socialize by leaving comments to other people’s photos. One of the most outstanding features of the applications is that with its help users can create a totally personalized food photo magazine that can be dedicated to various cuisines or meals, such as desserts, starters or entrees. A large number of stunning photos and a plenty of descriptive culinary tags make DishPal an enjoyable food adventure.

DishPal also includes Facebook sharing option to invite friends to this food social network or to share photos.

"Food has always reflected the cultural origins and the story of a country. 7 billion people on earth have food experience more than 3 times a day. With DishPal we wanted to create a great service to communicate with every cuisine around the globe. Enjoy DishPal in a simple and flexible way with your Facebook friends and other people in various parts of the world," commented Manager in Service Platform Business Unit of SK Planet.




The universal Calendar Sequencer App "Calquencer" is now available in version 1.1 exclusively for the iPad, iPhone and the iPod touch. With Calquencer, you can easily and quickly generate sequences of events in the iOS event database that are shown in the iOS calendar and other calendar apps presenting events from the iOS event database.

Sometimes you want to define an event with a recurring time interval, but the individual event dates do not follow a definable time interval like every Monday at 09:00 am. Examples are refuse collection, parties, shift working, city hall meetings, driving school, poker buddies, dancing class, etc. Or you want write down someday-events, but want not fill your calendar with them.

Calquencer is the App for you: Create an event template with title, location, alarms, etc., and add any number of dates. For each date you can insert individual notes. Then tap the action button, and for each date in the template an event in the iOS event database is created, shown in the iOS calendar. For later use you open the template, delete its dates with one tap, and add the new dates. All event templates are saved locally or in iCloud.

Of course it is possible to add individual events directly into a calendar app. In some apps copy & paste is available, so why is Calquencer needed? Calquencer is a nice, tiny and smart universal app and you can use it to organize your event sequences and always have your future events at a glance. Open Calquencer in the next meeting and add the next event dates. Calquencer is a Must-Have-App for every body. In the next version, each sequence of events can also be sent via email .ics attachment to invite others.




PW2, a self employed startup in Italy, is proud to announce that the company has reached 1,000,000 downloads in last 12 months. With the help of Bar-Code, the company has reached this important step. It’s not for comparing products prices, but it helps you to read what’s written in barcodes. It’s the only app that supports the Farmacode format, which is used in Italy for pharmaceutical products. But PW2 is not just Bar-Code, it also develops apps for air traffic control, games, music, and more.

The App works as a BarCode scanner but it’s a bit different from other similar Apps. It’s not for comparing products prices, but it helps you to read what’s written in barcodes (formats supported: EAN-8, UPC-E, ISBN-10, UPC-A, EAN-13, ISBN-13, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 39, QR Code, Code 128, Code 93, Farmacode, GS1 DataBar, GS1 DataBar Expanded, GS1 2-digit add-on, GS1 5-digit add-on, EAN/UPC composite) so you can use the scanned codes in other software. It’s the only app that supports the Farmacode format, which is used in Italy for pharmaceutical products.


VCVCBC: The Ultimate Songwriting App


Okeedoke Studios today is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of "VCVCBC: The Ultimate Songwriting App," exclusively for iPad. VCVCBC is a revolutionary songwriting app that starts from any type of song element – lyrics, melody, chords or rhythm – culminating in a chord chart to share with your band or take into the studio for production.

The app is designed to help songwriters collect their ideas as quickly as possible. "I’ve got boxes of scrap paper with a few lines of lyrics or melody lines on them, and I’ve got hundreds of files that I’ve started in Reason, Logic or Pro Tools," said Ben Thornburg, Visionary of Okeedoke Studios. "I wanted a way to focus on the song itself without getting sidetracked by the music production side. VCVCBC does just that."

VCVCBC doesn’t require any musical proficiency. The melody mode can highlight a key and scale, but there’s no piano skill required. Instead of learning guitar chord positions, the app provides over 20 sets of common chord progressions. Any chord can be easily selected and dragged into a song. A rhythm can be recorded by tapping on common surfaces, like tabletops, chairs and steering wheels. The app suggests rhymes while writing lyrics as well.


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]