Coachable brings plays to life

Ottawa, Canada – Coachable, the powerful coaching tool guaranteed to cause sports coaches to ditch their dry erase boards en masse, now boasts new features that take the app to the next level. A product of Ottawa-based SlippySoft Inc., Coachable is an innovative coaching app for iPad devices. The app is available in three versions – Coachable Hockey, Coachable Soccer, and Coachable Basketball – and allows coaches (even the armchair kind) to quickly sketch plays in seconds using Coachable’s tap-and-draw interface.

The new version gives users a choice of multiple field/rink/court backgrounds, undo/redo, smoother lines, and objects will now flash briefly to indicate when a connection has been made (i.e. X passes to O). A more fulsome description of Coachable is below.

“These updates bring polish to what was already a highly functional app,” says Derek Gour, owner of SlippySoft Inc., the maker of Coachable:

Quick Draw:
* Sketch your plays in seconds with Coachable’s tap-and-draw interface
* Specialized arrow styles improve comprehension
* New! Switchable field formats let you zoom into the action

Powerful Coaching Tool:
* Intelligent diagram animation brings your plans to life.
* Add your best plays to the Playbook for quick recall in the heat of the action.
* Sketching practice drills has never been easier!

Intuitive Interface:
* Flip through diagrams in a virtual note pad of your sketch history
* Tap to drop a shape – Drag to draw an arrow
* New! Undo/Redo buttons let you fix mistakes quickly

“Coachable makes it fun to sketch plays and practice drills. But Coachable goes even further by animating your plays, bringing your ideas to life and increasing your ability to communicate with your players. Users will wonder how they ever lived with just a dry-erase board and marker before.”

The next update to Coachable is expected to bring shareability of plays between multiple devices. First launched in February 2012, Coachable Hockey, Coachable Soccer and Coachable Basketball can be purchased for $7.99 (USD) each at the iTunes Store.

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SlippySoft Inc. is an Ottawa-based software development company that specializes in developing great apps for the iPhone, iPad and Mac, that are streamlined, intuitive, and visually appealing. It was founded in 2011 by rogue software developer Derek Gour, who was confounded by the many needlessly complicated apps on the market. Gour believes in creating apps that are simple and easy to use, but with meticulous attention to detail. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 SlippySoft Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Free Version of the Pico Spend Expense Tracker for iOS Available

Skopje, Macedonia – Independent Developer Dejan Petrovski today is pleased to announce Pico Spend Lite – Expense Tracker 1.10 for iOS, a free version of his Finance app and great opportunity for app shoppers to see why it stands out from the competition and decide if this solution is tailored to their needs for expense tracking.

Designed to provide the utmost in speed and convenience, Pico Spend features 29 preloaded but still completely customizable expense categories, so the user can start entering expenses immediately after first launch of the app. With easy to understand screens for Entry, Editing, Reports, and Comparison Reports, Pico Spend blends high-speed operation with powerful functions that never require an Internet connection (except to send Reports by email).

Free version delivers all features of the paid version except export of raw data and definition of reporting and comparison periods. So, any number of expenses can be entered but only expenses from three consecutive days can be analyzed using a table view, bar graph, pie chart, and PDF reports.

Feature Highlights:
* Quick and intuitive entry of expenses
* Completely customizable expense categories
* List of expenses grouped daily
* Drill-down and graphical summary reports for one or two periods in parallel
* Create, email and print PDF reports from within the app
* Alternate currency conversion

Device requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 2.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pico Spend Lite 1.10 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category.

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Located in Skopje, Macedonia, indie developer Dejan Petrovski decided to enter iOS mobile device development after being a developer of enterprise software (Microsoft tools & technologies) for 9 years, and head of IT for an insurance company for 5 years. Copyright (C) 2012 Dejan Petrovski. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Collect a Monster Army and get on the war path w/ Dark Summoner for iOS

Nagoya, Japan – Ateam Inc., a leading mobile app developer, is excited today to announce the release of Dark Summoner for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running on iOS 4.2 or later. A free fantasy battle experience, this game throws players into a bitter war against dark forces, including ghastly beasts, ghouls, and Legendary Dark Lords! Becoming a Dark Summoner, it is up to players to build up an army of allies, gather up powerful creatures to fight with, and bring the centuries long war raging in their ghostly fantasy realm to an end once and for all! Featuring over 350 unique monsters, a wealth of original game content to discover, and time-tested RPG battle-play infused with awe inspiring CG animations, this game redefines the mobile fantasy gaming genre. Dark Summoner is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for Free in the Games category.

The player’s goal in Dark Summoner is simple: Choose a guild to follow, become more powerful and collect new allies by moving from one mission to the next, and ultimately bring peace to the game’s dark fantasy world with the strength of the loyal creature legion you’ve assembled! Strategy is the key here, as players must defeat creatures and Legendary Dark Lords in battle before they agree to join their ranks. Players can also sacrifice lesser creatures and harness their life force to make their most fearsome monster even more powerful!

Dark Summoner was created to give mobile gamers access to fantasy battling excitement in the spirit of classic turn-based games while harnessing the full advantage of its digital platform to make gameplay more seamless, engaging, and cinematic. The game’s monster Summoning and Sacrificing moments are complete with haunting, professionally executed CG sequences too.

Furthermore, the game itself is continually updated with new monsters to find and new special events for players to get in on! Ready for the most immersive mobile gaming experience you’ve ever encountered? If so, then download Dark Summoner, take your place in front of the Dark Gates, and get on the war path against a fantastic world of monsters, ghoulish creatures, and evil Dark Lords right now.

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Ateam Inc. is a fast growing technology company in Japan operating across a variety of industry sectors. In addition to developing games for every major mobile platform and Nintendo Wii, the organization also offers both commercial and personal web service and management solutions. (C) Ateam Inc. 2012. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

TinkR’ Labs launches Lakota Toddler for iOS devices

Phoenix, Arizona – TinkR’ Labs today is pleased to introduce the Lakota Toddler 1.0, its educational app developed exclusively for the Apple’s iOS family of products. Lakota Toddler is an engaging interactive app that includes flash cards and a game for children to become familiar with the Lakota language. Initial release includes 3 categories that are food, numbers and body parts. Children will learn the basic words for each category and will hear the audio of the word in Lakota.

Initial release includes traditional hand drumbeat in main menu screen. Future features will include more words, games that will engage children and scores/levels for initial game.

“It has been a unique experience working with the Lakota language and a learning process. My daughter has been learning the Lakota language and soon to be diverse in multiple indigenous languages,” said Isreal Shortman of TinkR’ Labs.

Here’s what is in the Lakota Toddler app:
* Develop basic vocabulary in Lakota
* Form word relationships quickly with categories of content
* High-quality and fun illustrations that help increase retention

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 3.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Lakota Toddler 1.0 is free exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. More lessons, games and other features will be available soon.

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Located in Phoenix, Arizona, TinkR’ Labs is a start up company focusing on educational applications for kids on mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. Copyright (C) 2012 TinkR’ Labs. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Steam Trains – Arriving at an iPhone Now

Newton-le-Willows, United Kingdom – Kerner Applications is pleased to introduce Steam Trains 1.0 and Steam Trains HD 1.0. Featuring a number of classic locomotives, such as recently built ‘Tornado’, British Railways ‘Brittania’ as well as earlier examples from the original ‘big four’ locomotive companies – ‘London North Eastern Railways’, ‘Southern Railways’, ‘Great Western Railway’ and the ‘London, Midland and Scottish Railway’.

“These images look great on your phone, and work equally well for lock screen or wallpaper images – even if trains aren’t you’re thing, if you’ve got kids, especially boys, I’m sure they’ll look looking through the image collection.”, commented Jason Kerner, Lead Developer at Kerner Applications.

All the images are bundled with the application itself, so there is no need for a data connection to download them – you can swap and change as you like. The application features over 70 images from all over the UK, perfectly capturing the favourite past time. For those who live outside the United Kingdom, its an opportunity for rail enthusiasts around the World to see and store images of locomotives that might never have seen.

Available for just 69p (GBP), $0.99 (USD), the application is available on the App Store today and has already sold well in a wide number of different App Store locales already. An iPad version is coming soon, ‘Steam Trains HD’, which features images not available on the iPhone version, and a re-designed interface making it easier in both portrait and landscape view on the iPad.

iPhone Requirements:
* iOS 4.0 or later
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* 6.9 MB

iPad Requirements:
* iOS 4.3 or later
* Compatible with iPad
* 7.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Steam Trains 1.0 and Steam Trains HD 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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Located in Newton-le-Willows, United Kingdom, Kerner Applications is an independent developer, providing small utility, entertainment and informative apps at low affordable pricing for iPhone and iPad. Copyright (C) 2012 Kerner Applications. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

iPeekCam 1.0.1 released for Mac OS X – Live Surveillance App

San Francisco, California – Sheng Apps has released a live surveillance app for Mac OS X, iPeekCam 1.0.1, and its related web portal. Many times you want to know what is going on at your home when you are away. Maybe you are curious about how your pets are doing. iPeekCam provides an easy solution, and turns your mac computer’s webcams into a wireless security camera station.

Simply point your Mac’s webcam into the area you are interested in. Then, from the company’s free web portal, you can view your home live from anywhere in the world using a web browser, with no viewing software to install. You can also view it on the road using a mobile phone’s web browser.

iPeekCam supports sophisticated security features such as Motion Detection, Night Vision, Automatic Recording, Email Notification and DVR. It provides a professional grade security camera solution using your existing computers, mobile devices, and network. There is no additional hardware to purchase or install.

Features:
* Live viewing from web browser
* Live viewing from iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
* Built-in iSight, USB webcam, and IP cam support
* Adjustable resolution
* Passcode protection
* Night vision, high contrast, grayscale mode
* Continuous recording DVR
* Motion detection
* Email notification
* Motion triggered recording
* Remote viewing of recorded videos
* Composite viewing (view multiple cams on the same screen)
* Built-in IP camera list with thousands of cameras
* No port forwarding is required for UPNP routers (such as Airport router)

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 3.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iPeekCam 1.0.1 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Video category.

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Located in San Francisco, California, Sheng Apps is a mobile application development team specialized in iOS, Android, Windows and Mac development. Copyright (C) 2012 Sheng Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Hello Pettle 1.0 for iOS- Cute Pet + Rattle = Pettle -18 Toy Animals

Seoul, Republic of Korea – YFactory today is pleased to introduce Hello Pettle 1.0 for iOS, their new Education toy for young children from newborns to three and a half years old. The app features 18 cute, wool knit animals that move and make sounds when touched or pressed, and are joined by small balls when shaken. With a total of 68 sounds and 73 motions, the interactive app is certain to keep young children in a happy mood. Since 80% of human brain development occurs by age three, it is important to provide as much positive, interactive, sensory stimuli as possible. Hello Pettle is a wonderful, educational toy that will stop a baby from crying, engage his or her curiosity, and make a perfect playmate.

What makes Hello Pettle stand out from other apps for very young children is the great care taken in its design. Modern computer graphics make it easy to quickly draw and shade images for young kids, but this app’s characters have been created with loving care over many months. Each of the 18 heavy wool knit animal characters contains a variety of colors and textures that will capture the attention of young children. Small touches, like discrete stitching, various kinds of wools, and the use of wool velours as accents help make these pets truly lovable.

Every pet animal is alive and moves by itself. Arms, legs, mouth, eyes and more all move gently by themselves, and can be further moved by the child. Using sophisticated animation algorithms, when dragged downward each head returns to its normal position and then springs up and down repeatedly until it stops. Arms and legs behave as though on a rotary joint and accelerate and decelerate as they rotate, as if they were weighted on one end. Touching and pressing the animal’s eyes, mouth, nose, and brow all produce various sounds and animated reactions. Shaking the iDevice brings down a different kind of ball for each animal to play with, and balls all have their own behavior.

Feature Highlights:
* Impeccably designed toy animals in 18 types – a bat, cat, cow, chick, dog, elephant, fur seal, kangaroo, lion, monkey, mouse, owl, panda, penguin, pig, polar bear, sheep, and tiger
* Child-friendly graphics of high quality – smooth texture, cute designs, and fancy colors
* Various high quality sound effects – each toy animal makes different sounds when the mood changes
* A wide range of visual and aural interactions – includes touching, shaking, and pressing the toy animals
* Playing Ball mode – Each toy animal has its own ball and babies can play with the ball by shaking them (moving by gravitational interaction)
* Day & Night mode – bright or dim display helps child stay awake or helps them to go to sleep

“Hello Pettle will naturally calm and entertain your young child,” commented Yong Nam Kim of YFactory. “They love interacting with all 18 different animals and discovering all the ways each animal can move and all the sounds they can make.” He added, “We know from modern neuroscience that each experience creates and strengthens a unique neural pathway for each child. The baby’s surrounding environment and the care received greatly affect how these connections are formed. Hence, when more stimuli are provided for the baby, their natural brain development, intelligence, coordination, attention, and creativity are all enhanced.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 14.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Hello Pettle 1.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available on request.

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Based in Seoul, South Korea, YFactory is an iOS App development company that was launched in 2008. They develop kid’s apps, utility apps, and ebook apps. They keep users up to date on additions to YFactory iPhone/iPad Apps, exclusive promotions, and much more. They can be followed on Twitter. Copyright (C) 2008-2012 YFactory All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

iOS App Tattoo You partners with TUACA + Tattoo Artist Corey Miller

Salt Lake City, Utah – Appdicted, creators of the free Tattoo You app for iOS, today is pleased to announce their new partnerships with the TUACA Liqueur Company and celebrity tattoo artist Corey Miller. Miller, owner of the Six Feet Under Tattoo Parlor in Upland, California, is an acclaimed tattoo artist and television personality, who enjoys a long list of celebrity clientele. He is also the creator of the custom design for TUACA Liqueur’s Perfect Chill liqueur label. Tattoo You, with more than 1.5 million free downloads, allows users to apply realistic tattoos to the skin of photographed subjects, and now includes 10 free Corey Miller tattoos. Featured in Apple’s What’s Hot listings, the free Entertainment app includes 22 tattoo designs and 1 full font pack of the complete alphabet. DIY tattoo artists can purchase more than 450 additional tattoo designs and various font packs as in-app purchases.

Especially designed by Corey Miller, TUACA Liqueur’s Perfect Chill liqueur label is a limited edition package featuring a unique thermochromatic ink printed on the bottle and changes colors when TUACA reaches the perfect chilled serving temperature. The ornate lion design, taken from the brand’s crest that has appeared on every bottle since 1938, includes Miller’s signature. The lion turns from silver to blue as the bottle chills, the lower temperature enhancing the taste of the vanilla-citrus liqueur, which is best served as an ice-cold shot.

App Feature Highlights:
* New Eraser tool with high magnification enables perfect cropping of the tattoo under hair or clothing
* 22 free tattoo designs and one full font pack (entire alphabet); 450 total designs available via an in-app purchase
* Text Type allows the user to mix ‘n match fonts and tattoos
* All Packs in-app purchase includes every Tattoo (15 Packs), and receive new packs up to 1 week before release
* Easy to use user interface
* Load photos from your iDevice’s Photo Library or take new photos from within the app
* Full Save & Share support
* In-app photo sharing via integrated Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and email connectivity
* Editing features to change tattoo design colors
* Transparency control offers variable opacity of Tattoo
* Flip Tool to change direction and orientation of tattoo designs

Tattoo You allows users to take any photo, whether from their Photo Library or shot live from within the app, and easily superimpose the tattoo of their choice over the subject in the photo. Results are very realistic, as the smooth and detailed tattoos allow the subject’s skin to show through from beneath, creating a convincing illusion. Tattoo artists can instantly try out various designs, and control the size, placement, orientation, color, transparency, and left/right mirror image. An eraser tool with high magnification enables perfect cropping of the tattoo under hair or clothing. When finished, users can effortlessly save the completed image for printing, or share it via integrated email, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr connectivity.

“Trade in the ink gun for your iPhone and turn normal photos of yourself into tattoo riddled masterpieces today,” advised Rory Boyer of Appdicted. “Download Tattoo You and add some spice into any of your mobile photos by adding in virtual tattoos with the click of a button right now! Join the millions (yes I said millions) of users and start adding tattoos to all your photos!”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 14.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Tattoo You 2.0.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Additional Tattoo Packs are available as in-app purchases.

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Located in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah, the Appdicted team is an independent software company founded by Rory Boyer in December of 2007. The word Appdicted is urban slang meaning “to be consumed and addicted to adding applications to one’s iPhone.” Appdicted specializes in creating fun and entertaining applications that allow their users to easily create fun images. Their applications have been featured by Apple, TechCrunch, The Sunday Times, Wired, and many more outstanding review outlets. Copyright (C) 2012 Appdicted, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Produced and bottled by the TUACA Liqueur Company, Louisville, KY. Liqueur 35% Alc. By Vol. (C) 2012. To find out more about responsible consumption, visit the Century Council. If you are interested in our perspective on alcohol topics, please visit www.OurThinkingAboutDrinking.com.

BattleBog 1.0 Available on the App Store

Tucson, Arizona – This isn’t your grandmother’s word game. No turn based play here, just fast paced, fastest fingers win, exciting game play.

BattleBog is a fast paced, high energy word game playable in three game types:

Regular:
Play against a timer. You get a base time of 5 minutes, plus 1 minute for Normal and 2 for Easy to score as many points as possible.

Ladder:
Accomplish goals in the given time. But watch out for random shuffles, blank tiles and locked value tiles.

Head To Head:
2 players play against one another via bluetooth and Game Center. You play with the same letters and have 5 minutes + 1 for Normal and 2 for easy mode. Each time you get a word it shuffles those tiles on both devices. Steal words from your challenger, but watch out they can do the same.

BattleBog features 22 groups of 3 achievements each based on game mode: Easy, Normal, Hard. BattleBog offers several leader boards including Highest score, Lifetime word count and Lifetime wins. Game play offers 5 possible “Powerups”, Multiplier Bonus, Jump Tiles, Reuse Tiles, Lock Tiles and Shuffle board.

With the multiplier bonus you can rocket in to the lead against another player. Jump tiles lets you jump from the connected tiles to a new letter for extra scoring power. Reuse Tile, this lets you use the same tile a second time in the same word. Lock tiles prevents shuffles from affecting you one time. Shuffle Board. No words? Hey, shuffle the board.

BattleBog features a fun techno sound track, and subtle sound effects.

BattleBog is completely skinable. A demo theme and instructions are included and available from iTunes document sharing. BattleBog has three built in skins, Default (aka. Glass), Steps (Harkening back to the days of NeXTSTEP OS) and Bamboo for a earthy wooden look. BattleBog features plugable level packages, meaning the challenge will never end. FOR neXtSoft will regularly release new level sets with updates and FOR FREE on the web.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 50.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
BattleBog 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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FOR neXtSoft is a long time MacOSX and iOS development firm with several iPhone and iPad titles including eBizCardz. Copyright (C) 2012 FOR neXtSoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

AppCod.es launches free online App Store marketing workshop

Warsaw, Poland – Appcod.es is planning a free online course for indie devs. During that course the participants will work on the marketing aspect of of their apps. The course is intended for indie developers who didn’t yet have the time to master the secrets of App Store. We want to give them a few simple techniques, walk them by hand, and answer their questions. We’re focusing mostly on non-entertainment product marketing, but all developers are welcome to participate.

They will especially focus on:
* Building a better keyword set / SEO
* Making sure that their sales copy and other marketing materials are right
* Learning how to use the right tracking and sales tools for the job

“There is a plenty of good apps in the store which just don’t sell because of a poor marketing. Sometimes it takes just a few tweaks with keywords, description copy or screenshots to go from being broke to being break even” – says Tomasz Kolinko, founder of AppCod.es. “We want to teach the developers how to use the right marketing tools, especially our DIY App Store Optimization toolkit”.

The course is free, no strings attached. Will happen 12th March 2012, 11a.m. PST, online, with an opportunity for Q&A. The course content will also be republished at a later date.

AppCod.es itself is an online app marketing toolbox. It helps users to measure their position in app store for given keywords, track competitors, and distribute free promo codes. The regular price for the service is $9.95/month, but developers who complete the course will get a free one-month access.

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AppCod.es is a tool for white-hat DIY App Store marketing. It helps users to track their positions in iPad and iPhone store search for given keywords, to track competitors and their press releases, and to distribute free app promo codes in a user-friendly fashion. AppCod.es was built by Motivapps, an iPhone app development company building apps since 2010. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 AppCod.es. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.