Daily App Digest – June 13, 2012

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

Movie Genius Pro

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Renniksoft, an emerging new mobile applications and software developer, is excited today to announce a month-long promotion on Movie Genius and Movie Genius Pro for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. From now until the end of June app shoppers can get Movie Genius Pro – or upgrade to the full version of the app via in-app purchase – for only $1.99! A unique new mobile film suggestion guru, Movie Genius lets users find movies by similar plots and themes, build up their rep in the app by rating movies they’ve already seen, and finding movies they’re sure to love! Normally $4.99, Movie Genius Pro is currently available in the App Store for only $1.99 through the end of June in the Entertainment category. Upgrading free versions of the app is only $1.99 too!

Conventional movie suggestion guides tend to have the same M.O. Users pick an actor or director and are shown a list of titles that either features films by them or films that are most like those. Movie Genius eschews this outdated method, instead letting users show which plots, themes, and genres they tend to enjoy and go from there.

Movie Genius is as expansive as it is social. The app’s vast yet easily searchable film database contains tens of thousands of diverse titles, each of which come complete with cast information, plot synopsis’, and other useful information. Saving search results is a breeze too, as is sharing compelling new movies with the world at large via email, Twitter, or Facebook! Finding new movies to watch shouldn’t be an isolated or frustrating experience, and with the Movie Genius in your corner it won’t ever be again! Best of all, this June it won’t be hard on your wallet either at only $1.99.
$1.99/£1.49/download

Wordflex Touch Dictionary

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Designed exclusively for the iPad by the London-based company SchematiX, Wordflex Touch Dictionary 1.1 a revolutionary language resource – formerly known as the Twig Touch Dictionary, and now upgraded to version 1.1 – turns entries into expansive "word trees" that users can freely rearrange, manipulate and explore with touch gestures, shrinking and expanding information to maximize the screen’s workspace. With a single tap they can open tree nodes and "badges" containing definitions, origin data, detailed notes and more, or hear audio pronunciations (in both U.S. and U.K. English). Double-tapping enables the selection of any content and allows context-sensitive functions like bookmarking, expanding into a new tree or clipboard copying.

The semantically detailed word trees include synonyms and antonyms, adding a thesaurus function to the dictionary interface. Wordflex users can also create "word posters" of the entries for sharing on Facebook and Twitter or via e-mail or hard-copy print-outs.

Users can even introduce an element of chance to their learning with the random function, which simulates "flying through" language; words float on the screen like stars, waiting to be explored.

The Wordflex Touch Dictionary combines a physics-based mind-mapping engine with nearly 1GB of linguistic content from three Oxford University Press titles: The Oxford Dictionary of English (the foremost single-volume authority on the English language, with 355,000 words, phrases and definitions); The New Oxford American Dictionary (Oxford’s flagship dictionary of U.S. English); and The Oxford Thesaurus of English (the gold standard of comprehensive synonym and antonym resources). These titles are powered by Oxford’s extensive language-research program, including the Oxford English Corpus, which contains over 2 billion words of real 21st Century English.

$11.99/£9.99/download

PaceDJ Running

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Building upon the successful launch of the PaceDJ app for the iPhone in July 2011, Pacing Technologies, LLC has expanded its offering with a music discovery service and an Android app. The PaceDJ product family is a patented system designed to help runners, walkers and cyclists synchronize their pace with the tempo of songs.

The PaceDJ iPhone and Android running apps build music mixes based on target pace or tempo, marked in steps-per-minute (rotations-per-minute for cyclists), using songs on a user’s iPhone or Android with matching tempos in beats-per minute (BPM). The apps can be used without the purchase of additional music when a user has exercise-appropriate songs already on their device. App users can shuffle and prioritize songs in mixes based on preference. Additionally, if users don’t know what BPM are best for running or walking, the apps’ pedometer technology can measure pace automatically.

The new PaceDJ.com music discovery service enables fitness and music enthusiasts to find, purchase, and download songs with tempos that sync with their desired exercise pace or tempo. PaceDJ.com allows users to search for workout-inspired playlists, helps estimate target pace and recommends appropriate songs. Motivated and paced by the music they love, users can attain and exceed their workout goals.

$1.99/£1.49/download

UnArchiver (zip/unzip/unrar) HD

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SoftGames has announced the release of UnArcvhiver 2.0 for iOS, a feature update to their achive manager app that allows the user to compress and decompress archive files from other applications and send files to documents for other apps to use. This app provides possibility to compress and decompress archive files from many other applications: Apple Mail, DropBox, Safari, and more. Users may send files to documents for other apps to use. Featuring quick archive panels, and a two-panel file manager, this update is completely rewritten with a new graphical design.

Feature Highlights:
* File Manager
* Folders support
* Refresh, Rename, Copy, Move, Delete files
* Create new txt file
* Create new photo file from Photo Library
* Save image to Photo Library (from archive)
* Supports Zip, RAR and many other formats
iPad/$0.99/download

Ledger

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Lucas Gladding has released Ledger 3.0.2, which brings a streamlined interface and unique financial reporting capabilities to the accounting application. It also features camera, address book, and maps integration, an embedded calculator, and AirPrint support. Ledger is available on the iTunes App Store for $3.99.

Ledger is a double-entry bookkeeping solution, and is designed for personal and small business accounting. New with version 3.0, the financial reporting system creates balance sheets, income statements, trial balances, and more. The reporting system also supports custom accounting periods and spreadsheet, email, and print formats.

Lucas says: "I have always found finance applications frustrating, as most hide standard accounting behind interfaces that vary from app to app. Splits and transfers are where these differences are most obvious. In contrast, Ledger uses a simple interface to reveal the accounting behind transactions. While double-entry bookkeeping requires some learning from users without accounting experience, the [learning] curve is in the accounting, not the app."

$3.99/£2.49/download

Monty Elephant!

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Little Monty needs a help! But be careful, there is plenty of dangerous things in the world! Apart from candies you might experience many bombs, time-bombs, mines, rockets.. all highly explosive!! Your goal seems to be simple, collect candies, break the spell….and make Monty free!

In far, far away jungle lived Monty, little elephant who in fact didn’t feel like one at all! One day famous wizard arrived to jungle. He looked at Monty and said: "Hey, you are not elephant at all". He looked in his magic book and said: "Only candy will break the spell!!! You have to eat a lot of them and you will turn in someone else!". Monty thought: "It’s my lucky day, I know that you will break the spell!"

Free/download

Stunt Bunnies Circus

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Independent publisher Chilibite Games along with creative production studio Playerthree, unveil Stunt Bunnies Circus, an action-packed game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch features tumbling circus rabbits.

Stunt Bunnies Circus is a pick-up and play action game which, with a simple swipe of the screen, sees players send Jet Bunny flying through the air to save his falling long-eared friends from death after Ringmaster Fox, Claude Reynard, orders his Stunt Bunnies to perform increasingly dangerous routines, involving cannons, tight ropes, flaming torches and Lions, earning coins along the way. Players are able to make Jet Bunny’s job easier by using a set of unlockable power-ups that include Crash mats, Fire jackets, Rocket fuel and the magical ‘bullet-time’ green carrot.

Stunt Bunnies Circus features two game modes; Story Mode and Arcade Mode which includes 40 levels, unlockable power-ups, an upgrade store and graphics with animated cut scenes. Stunt Bunnies Circus also features leaderboards and achievements through Game Center.
$0.99/£0.69/download

Checkpoint Madness HD

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Checkpoint Madness puts you behind the controls and lets you control the action at the ‘TSA Groping Point’ as they have come to be called [Security Checkpoint]. This fast paced, fast moving game allows you to direct passengers through the ‘Groping Line’, ‘Naked Scanner’ and the ‘Metal Detector’, while also keeping an eye out for threats going through the baggage monitors, keeping passengers out of the way of other passengers, searching for potential terrorists, and apprehending terrorists who cause the alarm to go off.

$1.99/£1.49/download

Johnsonville Kitchens

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Publications International, Ltd. (PIL), the world’s leading publisher of favorite brand-name cookbooks, is proud to announce the release of Johnsonville Kitchens, a new mobile app for the iPhone(R) and iPad,(R) containing hundreds of cooking and grilling recipes from Johnsonville(R) Sausage, LLC, makers of America’s No. 1 national brand of sausage.

The release of the Johnsonville Kitchens app marks Publications International’s first branded app using their new white-labeled mobile cookbook platform, featuring all of the benefits of its parent application iCookbook(TM) complete with recipes using Johnsonville sausage as the main ingredient.

Utilizing iCookbook’s(TM) voice-command technology, Johnsonville Kitchens is only the second food preparation app ever to give users the freedom to advance preparation directions without ever dirtying their device’s screen. Additional features include step-by-step instructional videos; mouth-watering high-resolution images; the ability to create shopping lists, set timers, and look up conversions; and new options to connect with friends and family and share recipes via Facebook or email.

Additional free recipes and videos will be added quarterly to grow the catalogue of sausage appetizers, main dishes, sides and stews!

$4.99/£2.99/download

PubliGeneration

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AppGeneration introduces its own digital publishing platform, PubliGeneration, through which publishers can make their newspapers or magazines available to a global audience. The concept is unique in the market for two reasons: AppGeneration does not charge a sales commission of the publications (only an annual flat-fee). Secondly, publishers are also completely in control of their publications as they use their own iTunes developer account to upload them.

Through PubliGeneration it is now possible for publishers to have their own branded magazine or newspaper app that is compatible with Apple’s Newsstand for iPad and iPhone users. Publishers have full control over what they publish and over prices, banners and advertising and they can use current formats with no additional work. It’s also possible to sell old issues to new users and grant those who are subscribed to the paper edition free access to the digital one.

Eduardo Carqueja (CEO AppGeneration): "Mixing with an older subscribers database and link customer logins to the new subscribers database is not a problem at all."

In addition publishers can also use PubliGeneration’s statistical tools to get reader profiles by country, age and gender and see how many hours people spend reading each title. Since it’s possible to see the number of readers per title, they can cross sell more effectively. And as they are in full charge of their titles, they can manage all the prices in the back office and change them without any delay, making promotions easy to implement.

For the readers, the digital experience is "amazing," says Carqueja. "Readers can pan and zoom with high efficiency, swipe pages fast and easily or check all the pages at once, so they can easily navigate within the publication."

Additionally they can also search for any text, word or sentence in the publication and see all the matching pages highlighted. After closing the page they can open it again and find themselves in the same page where they stopped reading. It is also easier for publishers to stay connected to their readers, as the latter receive push notifications from newsstand when new titles go out.

Free/download

Dental Phobia

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Dental Phobia, an independent mobile app development studio, is excited to celebrate the long-lived popularity of Dental Phobia 1.0 for iOS as a therapeutic dental education app for users afraid of visiting the dentist. Compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the app provides users with a resource to learn all the in’s and out’s of dentistry from on the go. Complete with in-depth texts and the option to contact a dentist directly with any questions and/ or concerns on the go, Dental Phobia is available on the App Store for $0.99 in the Medical category.

Dental Phobia gives everyone the power of knowledge when it comes to understanding dental procedures and dealing with visits. The app is separated into an array of diverse sections with contents ranging from Coping Strategies and the nature of dental phobia, to concise outlines of routine dentistry procedures and operations such as Inhalation, Oral, and IV sedation practices, and more.
$0.99/£0.69/download

Tried & Liked

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Ever need an instant recommendation from trusted sources on a movie, restaurant, or anything else under the sun? Now "There’s an App for that!" The Tried & Liked app was released earlier this week for iPhone and Android devices and is already getting rave reviews. Your social life is in good hands, but now you can share and quickly reference your consumer life – publicly or privately on Tried & Liked. The app is based on some basic principles:

* Your opinion counts, and matters to your friends.
* Your friends’ opinions count, and matter to you.
* Users value real time responses to questions they need answers to
* Tried & Liked(TM) is essentially "Word of mouth…at your fingertips"(TM) – a mobile platform that lets you store and reference trusted product and service recommendations

Free/download

Polaris Office

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Infraware Inc., a leading mobile solution and applications developer, is excited today to announce the inclusion of Polaris Office as a pre-loaded app on Samsung’s new best-selling flagship mobile phone, the Galaxy S3! To celebrate this achievement the developer will be offering the iOS version of the app for only $7.99 from June 13th until June 17th. A uniquely powerful mobile office solution, Polaris Office allows users to view and edit Microsoft(R) Word, PowerPoint(R), Excel files, and text files. Its the perfect place to view PDF files on the go too.

The app offers up a full slate of editing features, cloud support services, Zip file preview view functionality, and enhanced performance on the new iPad as well. Normally costing $19.99, Polaris Office is currently for download on the App Store for only $7.99 in the Business category from June 13th through June 17th only. Now offered as a pre-loaded app on Android devices such as the Galaxy S3, Polaris Office is offered on all 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.

$7.99/£5.99/download

Propel Man

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Spiel Studios is proud to present its latest game franchise Propel Man, which has been updated to v1.1 and will be available for Free on the iTunes App Store between June 14th and June 21st, 2012. Propel Man will be featured on App-o-Day on June 15th as its deal of the day.

Propel Man targets the casual gamers to take up the role of a stunt man and get catapulted in the air and cross the finish line while braving through various obstacles and power-ups. Use the Catapult to dispatch the Propel Man to dizzy heights in the sky and cross each level by landing safely by deploying the parachute. You can use the shop to buy upgrades to enable the Propel Man fly higher and further!

Features:
* Realistic catapult mechanics, air resistance and parachute handling
* 30 levels with increasing distances and various obstacles
* A fully integrated Shop with several upgrades like Laser gun, Rocket boosters, Jet parachutes, etc.
* 4 types of catapults, 16 unique designs
* A fun and catchy soundtrack to keep you entertained
* Sharp and crisp art, optimized for all retina devices including iPad 3

Free/download

Now Then

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Angry Aztec today is pleased to announce the release of Now Then 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Now Then helps users manage their time more effectively. By recording what tasks they spend their time on throughout their working day, then presenting this information back to them in a clear and accessible manner, Now Then gives users the ability to identify where time is being misused or wasted.

Now Then makes it easy for a user to record what they are doing right now, on a device they always have to hand. Users are able to set up their own hierarchical task list, organised to suit the way they work. Throughout the day users record what they are doing by simply tapping on tasks. As a user goes through their day, they are able to refer back to a timeline view and summary charts for the last day, week, or month, to see just what they have been doing.

This increased awareness of how they are using their time allows users to identify areas needing improvement. This helps make users more aware of just how much they have actually achieved, motivating them on towards even greater efficiencies.

$2.99/£1.99/download

AnyMoney

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The Gamma Project today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of AnyMoney for iOS, the newest and easiest way to manage foreign currency conversions. AnyMoney quickly adds up various foreign currencies and converts the total into a currency of your choice. This app is perfect for managing your expenses while you travel the world.

Converting foreign currencies has always been a hassle. But not anymore! Introducing AnyMoney, your pocket-sized, all-in-one, multi-currency calculator. Say you spent Euro800 on plane tickets to Japan, and 10,000 on a hotel in Tokyo. What would that be in US dollars? Thankfully, AnyMoney can do it all for you in a blink of an eye.

AnyMoney can sum up amounts given in any of 156 different world currencies. Just plug in your values and AnyMoney will convert the result to a currency of your choice. On top of that, the individual conversions for each amount are shown as well. Designed as a simple, easy to use financial calculator, AnyMoney will save you loads of time by doing the math for you. Forget pencil and paper. AnyMoney converts multiple currencies at once, and shows you the money.

With AnyMoney, you can convert your transactions in just two simple steps (per amount). With no confusing menu trees to mess with, AnyMoney allows you to open up the app and get the job done as quickly as possible. Adding a currency is extremely straightforward. Just tap the plus sign, select the currency type, and type in your amount. The same goes for the conversion. All you have to do is select your output currency of choice.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Kick-Off

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Kick-Off tackles the history of football right from its roots in 2 B.C. China through its organisation into the game we recognise today. The e-book is packed with rare, vintage videos including some of the oldest recorded clips of football dating back to the 1900s and offers a unique insight to the development of the game throughout its history. A particular highlight is a video clip of a young Pele announcing his precocious talent during the final of the 1958 world cup.

"Publications released on our iPad and Android magazine reader are not simply glorified PDFs like the majority of publications released on tablets. Magazines and e-books sold using our platform come to life with videos and live features that make reading them a fully interactive and entertaining experience. Now the history of football leaps off the screen through fantastic vintage videos and web features. The goal for Kick-Off was to make it as exciting as the game it chronicles; we know football fans around the globe will have a fantastic experience reading and watching Kick-Off," said Mars Mlodzinski, company partner at Leading Brands.

The book also features a competition that offers readers the chance to win an autographed print of Gordon Banks making football’s most iconic save against Pele’s header at the 1970 Mexico World Cup.

$0.99/£0.69/download

Anticipate

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Sayakota today is pleased to introduce Anticipate 1.0 free for iOS, their app designed as a personal event calendar, which also allows users to share their upcoming events, news, and trends with other members of the Anticipate social network. Including 14 different trending news categories, users can make public their private, personal event listings. Members can follow all the postings of individual contributors or topics within categories, find new friends or people of interest, and discover what Influencers, those with the most followers, are writing about. Membership is free and available from within the app.

Feature Highlights:
* Integrated personal calendar and social networking app
* Find out what events, news, and stories users are anticipating around the world
* Follow popular users or Influencers
* Find others with similar interests
* Discover trends directly from those who make the news

Sayakota describes Anticipate as a "social discovery tool that is a combination of personal calendar plus reminder with a social twist." After entering a personal reminder about an event, the user has the option of sharing that entry with others, where it can be viewed in the appropriate public trends channel of the app. The app includes 14 categories or channels, including: Arts, Business, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Personal, Politics, Science, Shopping, Sports, Technology, Work, and World.

Whenever users touch the Add a Date button, a page containing several empty text fields allows them to fill in the following: What, Date, Time, Where, Category, and Public Yes/No. Choosing Yes makes their reminder visible to the entire Anticipate Community. Also available are a limitless text field for a Description and an empty image field to add a photo or graphic.

Now, when users check the details of their own events, they can find other news, dates, and comments that may be of interest to them. The Users function of Anticipate contains a choice of three lists, the user’s Watchlist of other users they are following, a Search List of every member, and an Influencers List of those having the most followers. The My Trends function lets users save favorites in an alphabetical or categorical list. And the Public Trends function allows members to enter any search term and view what others are anticipating, arranged in one of four kinds of list: Upcoming, Latest, Category, and Popular.

Free/download

Winning Sports Advice

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Winning Sports Advice LLC is proud to announce today that it is releasing the newest version of its top ranked Winning Sports Advice App. The Winning Sports Advice App allows customers to purchase winning sports betting advice from recognized world-wide handicappers directly from their iPhone or iPad. Advice can now be purchased directly from Joe Gavazzi in Pittsburgh, PA, Rocky Atkinson in South Carolina, Timo Kanerva in Finland, Billy of IndianBet in Greece, Joe D’Amico in Las Vegas, Tony Karpinski in Pennsylvania, and Mitch Wilson in Chicago, IL.

Unlike traditional handicapping services, the Winning Sports Advice App does not require a subscription. The App itself is free and customers can buy individual advice just for their favorite games. "Our goal with the App was to create a technology platform to revolutionize the sports betting advice market. We wanted to make buying sports advice just as simple as it is to download your favorite song from iTunes," said Joe Gavazzi CEO of Winning Sports Advice LLC. "With this new version, we provide advice from World Class handicappers across ten sports, including:"

Free/download

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