JI Apps releases World of Luck for iPhone/iPod touch

Burgas, Bulgaria – JI Apps presents to you World of Luck, an iPhone(R) app for World of Warcraft(TM) fans whose aim is to augment the MMORPG experience by providing new challenges and inject a daily dose of fun into the grind.

The application gives the players access to daily doses of ‘Luck’ – a random fortune to make their day – and ‘Dare’ – a challenge to be overcome. The dares can be simple or complex – requiring the player to enlist other players’ help or spend some time trying to accomplish them on his or her own. In any case, players can share their luck or dare on Facebook, alongside a comment or a rallying cry to their guildies. All dares are created by the JI Apps staff, and tested in-game, thus they are unique challenges.

World of Luck will be regularly updated with new content to present hundreds of opportunities for players to have fun and enjoy the universe of the game. All fans are welcome to contribute to make the app better by submitting their ideas and artwork to JI Apps or using the suggest page. We will include the best suggestions in the app and credit them accordingly.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 11.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
World of Luck 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. For players wishing to test their skills several times a day, the in-app purchasing system allows them to buy additional lucks and dares in 4 distinct packages.

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JI Apps is a fledgling software development company founded in 2011 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Originally the main focus of the company is e-commerce sites, with Magento being a preferred platform alongside WordPress and custom made ones. In the middle of 2011 the company began creating iOS applications, starting with some for the domestic market and gradually expanding internationally. Founders of JI Apps are Dimitar Chakarov and Georgi Ganchev. Both are developers with extensive experience in web programming, passion for their projects and delivering results on time. Copyright (C) 2012 JI Apps. 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. JI Apps Ltd is not affiliated with Blizzard Entertainment Inc in any way. World of Warcraft is a trademark of Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

GuardCam 1.2 for iOS – Secretly Snap Photo of Anyone Using Your iPhone

Novosibirsk, Russian Federation – Alice Dev Team today is pleased to introduce GuardCam 1.2 for iOS, their new utility that allows users to secretly snap a time-stamped, security ID photo of any person taking the user’s iOS device out of locked/sleep mode. Photos of unauthorized users are kept in an in-app library that may be password protected. Additional optional features include: a siren alert when a photo is taken, silencing the shutter sound effect, and Dropbox connectivity and storage for photos. The app functions as an ideal trap, capturing a photo of any unsuspecting person attempting to take the user’s iPhone out of sleep mode.

GuardCam does not work in the background. Users must first run the app, enable it, and then lock the iPhone by pushing the Wake/Sleep button. The app is now armed and will take a photo of the first person that unlocks the iPhone. The surveillance photo is saved to an in-app Photo Library that can be password protected. The person unlocking the phone will see a neutral message on a black screen. Tapping twice returns the user to normal operation.

Feature Highlights:
* Automatically snaps a photo when the iOS device is awakened from sleep mode
* Saves images at a resolution of 640×480 or greater (device dependent)
* Optional auto-sync of photos with the user’s Dropbox account
* In the event the user’s iOS device is stolen, a photo of the thief can be found in Dropbox
* User-friendly interface and no need for further configuration
* Access to the app’s Photo Library folder is password protected
* Operates instantly and silently and does not add any additional CPU load when armed
* Printer and e-mail connectivity from within the app
* Copy photos to iOS Photo Albums Library
* Optional audio alarm can be set to go off when a picture is taken

Uses for the App:
* Verify that children have not turned on the iOS device without permission
* Be sure no one is looking at the SMS messages on the device
* Obtain evidence of parents, partners, roommates, or co-workers making unauthorized use of the iOS device
* Capture a photo to Dropbox of the thief, should the iOS device be stolen
* Get fresh, candid pictures for posting on blogs or social networks

“Get GuardCam today to spare yourself from worrying that others may be using your iPhone,” stated developer and CEO Stanislav Kuptsov. “Be certain that no one is making unauthorized calls or looking through your personal information.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th gen.), or iPad 2, iPad 3
* iOS 4.0 or later
* 4.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
GuardCam 1.2 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available upon request.

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Talking Anya and her new pet puppies: 3D Interactive Universal iOS App

Fremont, California – Sprite Labs today is pleased to announce the addition of pets to the 3D interactive character app, now called “Talking Anya & her new pet puppies”. In this update there are five adorable puppies whom Anya plays with and takes care of. Users will be able to feed the puppies, make them do tricks: fetch, crawl, stand, shake, dance. They can also feed, cuddle and pet the Puppies. With this update the 3D engine has been enhanced to support multiple 3D characters in realtime.

Talking Anya & her new pet puppies is now available in the App Store as a Free Universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Anya is a cute little girl who dances, sings and plays interactive games like twirl the hula hoop, pop the bubbles, play the maracas, catch the flowers and engage in snowball fights. She repeats what you say. You can even dress her up in one of dozens of dresses, change her hair or eye color, or just tickle her.

A unique feature of the app is that it brings real time collaborative game play between users in a LAN environment or via bluetooth. Kids and parents can spend countless hours playing with each other, from their own devices, games like toss the ball and throw snow balls, The ball actually goes from one device to another making this a fun realistic experience for the players. Furthermore they can compete for high scores when playing the other interactive games together, such as pop the bubbles, catch the flowers in a basket and twirl the hula hoop.

Talking Anya is the first of its kind app, with real time 3D interactive character animation as opposed to sprite based animation that other similar apps are based on. This provides superior functionality, like interactive game play and on-the-fly dynamic customization and modifications to the character which a pre-generated sprite based technology cannot support. As an example, users can change the textures on the model, in this case the girl’s clothes and she can perform the same set of actions in different dresses, something which would not have been possible with traditional methods.

This app uses the accelerometer creatively, a user can make Anya twirl the hoop if the he/she moves the phone in circles, stop and she drops the hoop. It is loaded with interactive play, she blows the bubbles and the user can pop them with a tap or pop multiple bubble with simultaneous taps, tap her feet and she will dance, tap her nose and she makes a funny face, she is quite emotional too, just like all little girls! Making her definitely a fun to play with app.

Talking Anya is a Universal app and for both the iPhone and iPad. “We are confident users would like this update which is packed with playful pets fun! ” said Nikita Sawant, Creative Director at Sprite Labs.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 45.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Talking Anya & her new pet puppies 2.2.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Sync Your Life with Awesome Calendar for the iOS

Seoul, Korea – The Yunasoft-developed multi functional utility app, Awesome Calendar, has found its way to the iTunes App Store and is already impressing new users. With a beautifully integrated calendar, to-do list, and notepad, Awesome Calendar offers schedule-savvy iOS devotees a stylish new way to up their productivity levels.

Awesome Calendar’s trio of time management tools work together flawlessly and each impresses in its own uniquely fun and functional way. The notepad mode makes keeping detailed information at hand – right down to easily embedded images – incredibly convenient. Linking that info to a particular date and sharing it wirelessly with interested parties is also a snap. The to-do list mode is just as elegantly interactive, tracking the completed percentage of each particular list automatically, and showing that percentage in the detailed calendar view. The calendar mode keeps users in tune with the big picture, making it simple to enter and update events. Special tasks are made recognizable at a glance when the virtual sticker feature is utilized. And the simple calendar sync function makes harmonizing multiple calendars effortless. Users can sync Awesome Calendar with their online calendar (Google Calendar sync is supported), and conveniently track a school calendar, work schedule, social planner and with this all-in-one tool.

To make it even easier to for users to sync their own plans with the big picture, Awesome Calendar includes a number of extras intent on streamlining schedules and removing conflicts. A multi-national holiday calendar database lets users choose from 35 different countries to account for special days. A lunar calendar overlay is also available. Anyone who has unintentionally scheduled an important event only to find no one can make it knows the importance of a calendar with holidays prominently displayed. A four-day weather forecast, also featuring current conditions, is featured as well. And for those who find protecting their privacy of special importance, the optional password lock is a must-have.

With its clean, user-friendly interface, powerful functionality, and bright, fun attitude, Awesome Calendar is a boon to users juggling complex schedules. It’s available now in the iTunes App Store, for only $2.99.

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Yuna Soft is based in Seoul, South Korea and is a start-up studio based on creating beautifully designed utility apps for the iOS. South Korea based apps marketing company appsasia has devoted itself to the successful promotion of iOS and Android applications for Korean app developers and publishers. The appsasia team is committed to excellence and strives to provide the best personalized services for their clients in the Korean App Store, Korean Android Market, International Marketplace and SK T-Store. Copyright (C) 2012 Yuna Soft. 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.

Get the #1 Accounting App by WagMob to Better Understand Your Taxes

Seattle, Washington – Accounting can be hard, confusing and tedious but WagMob’s simple Accounting reference app makes it easy to learn and understand. And with tax season in full-swing, everybody could benefit from a little better understanding of accounting.

This number one ranked app on both iPad and iPhone for the search keyword ‘accounting’ has helped thousands of people learn the subject and be much better prepared for this high-stress tax filing period. A little accounting knowledge can go a long way in managing your day to day affairs and understanding taxes.

WagMob has built its brand on catering to the needs of people who wanted simple, on-the-go references to help them learn and understand any number of traditionally complicated topics. After creating the Accounting reference app to fill this need, they then set their focus on the customers and have continually updated and improved the app over many months to get it where it is today: The #1 Accounting app on Apple.

This steady evolution has included an expansion of content to thoroughly cover every aspect of the subject and then, at customer demand, grew to offer quizzes and flashcards to help users study and gain a deeper understanding.

This app has met with very positive feedback since its launch:
* 5-Star: “Overall its an excellent reference to carry around on your phone. Interface is very nice and the application is quick. It has a good amount of reference material with examples…” – Fred

* 5-Star: “Great reference to help me remember what terms mean when I am reading company reports.” – Mercer

* 5-Star: “This app gives you the assumed knowledge in studying accounting. I rated it 5 star.” – Afrik

A recent update has improved this app even further based on customer suggestions, just in time for tax season. Thanks to WagMob, people can now get a strong grasp on Accounting with a simple, on-the-go application and can lessen their tax-related stress to some degree. This app is also a must for small businesses owners who arguably have the most challenging tax hurdle to overcome. Don’t let taxes get you down this year, get this simple Accounting reference app instead and make your life easier.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 32.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Accounting. 4.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.

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WagMob is a company focused on providing the most engaging and complete educational and learning apps across all major phone and tablet platforms. With a strong focus on customer service, WagMob has constantly evolved and improved their apps to meet the ever growing and changing needs of app users making WagMob the leading brand in the education and reference app market with over 300,000 users from over 175 different countries. Copyright (C) 2012 WagMob. 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.

Si releases the highly anticipated Procreate 1.6 update for iPad

Hobart, Australia – Savage Interactive released today a major update to its popular Procreate App for iPad, adding 60 powerful new features for professional artists and support for the stunning Retina display on the new iPad. With this update, Procreate continues to be the ultimate mobile illustration studio app, with everything a professional artist needs to create their next masterpiece.

“Procreate has been a huge success and we think this these new features will continue to push the boundaries of digital illustration on iPad,” said Co-Founder James Cuda. “With the true-to-life brushes and the innovative Silica painting engine, you can storyboard the next Hollywood blockbuster, illustrate a children’s book, or just have fun.”

Packed with over 45 professional brushes including true-to-life sets of sketching pencils, gorgeous paint brushes and impossible abstract brushes, Procreate is truly a professional studio at your fingertips. The app takes full advantage of the Retina display and A5X chip on the new iPad allowing for ultra-responsive paint strokes and close-to-perfect simulations of both real world tools and wonderfully imaginative new-world ones.

New features include:
* 48-bit color painting
* 16 layers in high definition with full Retina support
* Fluid canvas rotation
* 100 undo/redo states
* Artwork stacks
* Constant background saving
* Export to PSD
* Advanced custom brush creation

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 55.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Procreate 1.6 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Existing users can simply update to the new version for free.

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Based in Hobart, Australia, Savage Interactive (aka Si) is a team of four like-minded individuals who have a passion for creating high caliber software. The company is focused on making high quality software for the iOS platform. Copyright (C) 2012 Savage Interactive. 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.

BabyGrow 2 Now Available on the App Store

Carmel, Indiana – Independent developer Andrew Molloy today is proud to announce that BabyGrow 2, a significant update to his baby growth tracking app, is now available on the App Store. The new version brings a refreshed user interface and adds several new features, including support for older children.

BabyGrow has always been the easiest way for parents to keep track of the growth of their children from birth to age 3. With BabyGrow 2, parents can continue tracking their older children as well (via in-app purchase). New growth charts can be personalized with custom symbols and colors, and scale dynamically with the child’s age. Charts and data can also be printed to any AirPrint compatible printer.

Features:
* Track the growth of children from birth to age 3, and older children via in-app purchase
* Easy to read customizable growth charts
* Print growth charts and data to any AirPrint compatible printer
* Quickly calculate percentiles for weight, length and head circumference with Instant Read
* Backup your data with Dropbox

Designed for parents by parents, BabyGrow makes keeping growth records simple, and helps parents understand their child’s growth with easy-to-read growth charts and percentile calculations. BabyGrow uses growth standards from both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2.1 or later
* 4.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
BabyGrow 2.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.

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Andrew Molloy is an independent software developer based in Carmel, IN, and has been developing iPhone apps for parents since 2008. Copyright (C) 2008-2012 Andrew Molloy. 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.

The Adventures of Timmy: Run, Kitty, Run Nominated for Webby Awards

Sacramento, California – It’s been a good six months for CB Labs, the small indie developer firm who put out their first game The Adventures of Timmy: Run, Kitty, Run last October. Since their release the game has seen a lot of success, with ratings in the App Store consistently in the 4.5 stars range (out of 5) and being nominated for a plethora of different awards.

“It’s been a whirlwind,” said Crossborders Creative Director, Adam Kahn. “We love all the success we’ve gotten from the game and our hope is that more people can pick up the game and love it as much as we do.”

The game itself tells the tale of a young school boy named Timmy who wears a cat suit to school one day. While all the other kids on the playground make fun of Timmy, one girl named Kitty tries to befriend him. Unfortunately, Mitch, the school’s bully, has already taken a liking to Kitty and kidnaps her. Timmy must find a way to stop Mitch and his minions and get Kitty back safe and sound.

Currently, CB Labs is partnered with DoSomething.org to help raise awareness on teen bullying in schools. The goal is to get teens to fill out a short survey on Facebook, whose results will be shared at the school, district, and state level. In addition the game itself has been updated to include anti-bullying tips, and is currently free to download for the duration of the campaign.

About CB Labs:
In 2010, Crossborders created a subsidiary CB Labs for the sole purpose to create creative intellectual property in the digital products category. Leveraging smart phone and tablet distribution outlets CB Labs has launched its first iPhone/iPad game The Adventures of Timmy: Run Kitty Run. For more information visit CB Labs online.

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Worzled and Worzled XL for iOS – Addictive word game from Mr Moo

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – Worzled is a unique addictive word game for the iPhone, Worzled XL is its bigger brother designed for the iPad. The game is simple to play but hard to master, you slide the tiles up, down, left and right to rearrange the letters into words. Longer words get higher scores. Gold tiles higher than silver; silver tiles higher than bronze. There is no time limit, its hard enough with out one. Multiple words can be submitted in one go to achieve bonuses.

Tiles are tapped to flip them over in order to lock a word in place, before tapping the submit button. Rows and columns containing locked tiles can’t be moved, so its as much a puzzle as a word game. Finding multiple words in one go is a logical challenge as well as a linguistic one.

Once a word is submitted, those tiles go blank, so their are an ever decreasing number of tiles to achieve the target score for that level. If the level can’t be complete the panic button can be pressed which turns five random blank tiles back into letters. Panics can be earned by scoring bonuses.

Worzled has over 40 levels and Worzled XL over 100 so panics need to earned or the game can’t be completed. If the level can’t be completed then the Worzled button can be pressed, this resets the level.

Feature highlights:
* Over 40 levels increasing in difficulty in Worzled and over 100 in Worzled XL
* No time limits – play at own pace
* Bonuses that reward tactical gameplay
* Resume last game played or start a new game
* Game Center integration

Device Requirements
* iPad, iPad 2, The New iPad, iPhone (3GS or later) or iPod touch (4 or later)
* iOS 4.3 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Worzled and Worzled XL are available now for $0.99 (USD) in the App Store in the Games category.

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Based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Forster-Davies I.T Consulting Ltd was founded in 2003 by Jonathan Davies. Mr. Moo is the trade name for his iOS products on the App Store. Now working as an independent contractor, Jonathan still specializes in Java based CRM projects. Copyright (C) 2012 Forster-Davies I.T Consulting . 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.

Mooniz update brings exciting multiplayer mode – Free for a limited time

Ramat Gan, Israel – Adrenaline Monki the developer of Mooniz, has just released the latest update for the iPhone and iPod touch.

The latest update includes a new game mode that allows players play against each other in real time. Moreover, 3 new powerups have been added into the mix, and players can now use special multiplayer powrups to disrupt the other players playing against them.

With simple rules and intuitive controls Mooniz is easy to learn but hard to master.
Varying degrees of difficulty and dynamic game play that includes bonuses and power-ups make this a fun game for casual players and hardcore gamers alike.

For a limited time the game is being offered for free and is available worldwide throughout the App Store in the Games category.

“The team at Adrenaline Monki took the time and special care to produce a carefully balanced combination of top quality art, sound and music with smooth, intuitive and engaging game play to make Mooniz an absolute pleasure to play.

All this, while keeping things interesting with a mix of quick action and strategic thinking.
Our goal is to make everything about this game fine-tuned down to the smallest detail so players can focus on what they are best at, and like doing the most – playing Mooniz!”, – said Jonathan Zvik, Adrenaline Monki Co-founder and CEO.

The inclusion of the multiplayer mode is the result of a partnership between Adrenaline Monki and Nextpeer, a gaming service which specializes in the creation of multiplayer tournaments for mobile games.

* Over 1,000,000 Downloads!
* 45 Game Center Achievements
* Spin the Wheel and win free coins
* Tweaks and Minor bug fixes
* New multiplayer mode! Play with your friends!
* 3 New special multiplayer powerups!

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 14.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Mooniz 1.6 is Free for a limited time and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Adrenaline Monki is a young, dynamic gaming company founded in 2011. Created by gamers for gamers, their team is comprised of experts in gaming and game design. Each team member contributes their own unique ideas and expertise so that together they create high-quality titles that provide enjoyable gaming experience for users of all ages. At Adrenaline Monki, customers’ fun is a top priority so they make use of advanced technologies to produce top of the line applications. Copyright (C) 2011 Adrenaline Monki. 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.