10- and 14-yr Old Girls Create iPad Ebook – Fuzzy Wuzzy and Other Tails

American Fork, Utah – Two girls, ages 10 and 14, have published Fuzzy Wuzzy and Other Tails, a new interactive, animated ebook for the iPad and iPhone. Sarah Izatt (age 10), the author, connected with Megan Young (age 14), the illustrator, through My Tech High, an online charter school program that helps youth gain marketable technology skills. Using Gimp, a free graphic design program, combined with animation tools for ebook creation at TaleSpring, these girls created the book based on the old rhyme, “Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear…”. Their story includes such characters as Chubby Wubby, Lucky Ducky, Lovey Dovey, Swimmy Kimmy, and more!

Example Features:
* Tap the bear to see his fur fly off
* See the sock-wearing turtle skate across the kitchen floor
* Watch the bunny push the honey pot off the table
* Open the treasure chest to see what animal is hiding inside
* Discover other hidden animals and sound effects throughout the book

Sarah will be demonstrating the book at the My Tech High Student Showcase, on 2 February 2012, at the Novell Campus in Provo, UT.

Sarah’s story began with a visit from her Grandad who shared the original fuzzy wuzzy poem with her. Not too long after, she had prepared a little book made with stapled pieces of paper that not only included the original fuzzy wuzzy bear, but new verses about other animals. At the suggestion of her father, founder of TaleSpring, she began the work of refining the verses in preparation of making it into a TaleSpring interactive ebook.

Sarah’s father knew Matt Bowman, founder of My Tech High. Megan attended My Tech High for 2 years before moving from Utah to Arizona. Believing her to be a great fit for the project, Matt contacted Megan, and she and Sarah were introduced via email and later through Skype. Over the course of 4 months, Megan created the beautiful illustrations and animated characters that went into Fuzzy Wuzzy.

At the end of the ebook, both Sarah and Megan shared a short audio bio in which they tell readers about their experience in creating the book.

My Tech High partners with innovative Charter Schools to provide home-based students a personalized, tech-focused educational experience – 100% tuition-free.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal Application
* 17.1 MB (downloadable over WiFi)

Pricing and Availability:
Fuzzy Wuzzy and Other Tails 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

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TaleSpring invites budding authors to “Let Your Story Out!” Headquartered in American Fork, UT, TaleSpring has now published over 30 ebooks created with it’s online tools. Copyright 2011-2012 TaleSpring, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Serves Two for iPad – Valentine’s Day Special

Kennewick Washington, Special App Pricing – TheInformedChef helps you make this Valentine’s Day special with a 40% discount on cooking for two App for iPad.

Serves Two is both the perfect Valentine’s day gift for for the love of your life and an invaluable aid for cooking up the perfect Valentine’s day meal for that special person. Featuring 25 brand new recipes from award winning cookbook author Carla Snyder. Every recipe in the App includes linked video tutorials with Carla, who is there every step of the way to ensure that your Valentine’s meal turns out perfectly.

Inside the App are recipes for complete made-from- scratch-meals, with one pan clean-up and ready to eat in about 30 minutes. These are not casseroles, but dishes like; Roasted Halibut with Fingerlings and Chimichurri Mayo, Braised Chicken Involtini with Tomatoes and Capers and Whole-Wheat Pasta with Chicken, Snow Peas and Peanut Sauce. How is this possible? Award winning author, Carla Snyder, has condensed her knowledge as a cooking school instructor, caterer and recipe developer and paired foods with similar cooking techniques, to make a meal in one pan. Every recipe in the App includes linked video tutorials with Carla, who is there every step of the way to ensure that your Valentine’s meal turns out perfectly.

About TheInformedChef:
An innovative new multi-media cookbook app collection featuring award-winning authors who will be in the kitchen with you through interactive videos. These short clips will show you important information on techniques and ingredients, giving you the confidence you need to execute any recipe successfully – the first time. The series now included; Bread Baking the Artisan Way, Soup in Season and Raghavan’s Indian Flavors.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad & iPad 2
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 353 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Serves Two 1.0 is available for iPad and iPad 2 now on the App Store in the Lifestyle category for just $5.99 (USD) until 14 February 2012.

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TheInformedChef is produced by TheDataManager Inc, a company formed in 2002 with the express goal of creating high quality, low cost consumer and small business applications. The aim was to take price off the table as an issue, then over-deliver from there on. Other applications created by TheDataManager included TheRecipeManager, which is available for Desktop and iPad. Copyright (C) 2002-2012 TheDataManager 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.

Love Quotes for Moods – Love One, Love Sayings for iPhone and iPad

Medellin, Colombia – Announcing that 1Tucan, the developers of Love Quotes for Moods – Love One, Love Sayings, has released the 1.4 version for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. A fairly new application, Love Quotes for Moods provides hundreds of quotes and poems relevant to enhancing love or friendship, and for helping to ease heartbreak. All of the content is categorized into topics and users can quickly share an inspiring quote or poem via email, Twitter and Facebook.

Anyone who is in love, is recovering from a broken heart, values friendships, or is hoping to win a special someone over, will appreciate 1Tucan’s mood enhancing application, Love Quotes for Moods – Love One, Love Sayings.

The romantically illustrated interface of Love Quotes for Moods makes it easy to find a specific topic to access. Content is organized into categories such as In Love, Heartbroken, Friendship, Poem, and Make…Fall in Love with You. A user merely taps the heart bearing the category name they’re looking for, and a relevant saying instantly appears.

Love Quotes for Moods provides hundreds of mood enhancing quotes and famous poems. They can inspire, help people find meaning in relationships, promote healing of a broken heart or friendship. In short, they express the celebration of love. Some aspiring bards, as well as those who simply enjoy reading poetry, will find also find inspiration in this app.

These are some of the features in Love Quotes for Moods – Love One, Love Sayings:
* Romantic, easy-to-use interface
* Hundreds of quotes organized by topic
* Famous love poems to enhance mood
* Easy sharing via email, Twitter and Facebook
* Submit quotes and suggestions for use in future updates

The Love Quotes for Moods quotes and poems can quickly and easily be shared with others via email, Twitter or Facebook. 1Tucan also welcomes submissions and suggestions, which are considered for addition to future updates. All previous user suggestions have already been implemented.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0
* 1.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Love Quotes for Moods – Love One, Love Sayings 1.4 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.

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1Tucan is a company with enthusiastic drive and focus. 1Tucan people are passionate about the internet, mobile apps and new technologies. Youth, humor, professional experience, creativity and a strong work ethic have allowed 1Tucan to continually enrich the range of services and products that provide value to users, and help customers grow their business. Copyright (C) 2012 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Spur Design Releases Illustrated iPad App That Explores Geometry

Baltimore, Maryland – Spur Design, a nationally recognized design and illustration studio, has released a new ipad app, PrestoBingo Shapes, which teaches shape recognition and counting. It is designed for children ages 2-6. Illustrated by Joyce Hesselberth, PrestoBingo Shapes takes a modern approach to app design.

PrestoBingo Shapes provides an introduction to geometry for children. Circles, diamonds, ovals, rectangles, semi-circles, squares, triangles, trapezoids, and triangles are explained and identified. Each screen presents a different shape-finding puzzle and kids are verbally and visually prompted to click on the shapes. Animations throughout the app explain geometric forms concisely, and encourage children to see shapes in a unique way. When prompted for more information, the apps narration explains, ” A trapezoid is a triangle with the top cut off. It can be a tent in the woods, or a lampshade, or a ship sailing away.”

The premiss for designing this app was the simple idea that we can find shapes everywhere. As creator Joyce Hesselberth explains, “A square isn’t just a square. It’s a present, a building, a jack-in-the-box, a window. Sometimes it’s even something silly, like my brother’s head, or a balloon that’s not quite right. Shapes are everywhere.”

As shapes are discovered, they are counted as well, reinforcing numbers from 1 to 20.

* 12 Illustrated puzzles
* 20 animations
* Concise descriptions of shapes in terms kids can understand
* Text based, verbal and visual prompts throughout
* A narrator to guide the child through the app

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 13.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
PrestoBingo Shapes 1.0 is available for $1.99 in the iTunes App Store in the Education category.

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Located in Baltimore, MD, Spur Design is a nationally recognized design and illustration studio that designs posters, covers, logos, brochures, websites, and more for non-profit organizations, publishers and corporations. Since 1995, founders David Plunkert and Joyce Hesselberth, have led a team of designers, illustrators and photographers to communicate each client’s unique message to their targeted audience. Joyce Hesselberth’s illustrations have been used in national ad campaigns, theater productions, and numerous major newspapers and magazines. She is currently illustrating her fifth children’s book, and an early-leaning story for McGraw-Hill. All Material and Software (C) 2012 Spur Design / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

iOS App GLSL Studio Gets 3D Object Import, Code Completion and More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – kode80 LLC has announced the release of GLSL Studio 1.02, the second update to it’s fully featured OpenGL programming environment for iOS. GLSL Studio brings serious GPU programming abilities to iOS allowing graphics coders to work on the go and filling a gap in the App Store productivity library.

GLSL Studio 1.02 introduces 3D model import enabling developers and artists to test shader programs on their own 3D models directly in the app. A number of different file formats are supported including .OBJ .PLY and .MD2. Importing 3D models into GLSL Studio is made simple with iTunes File Sharing. The GLSL Studio code editor also sees a significant update in 1.02 gaining full code completion. As you type, GLSL keywords, function names and more are suggested along the top of the keyboard acting as a language guide and adding significant typing shortcuts. When exporting shader programs, GLSL Studio now also exports the current vertex data as a static array .h file making it even easier to quickly integrate and test in off-device projects.

GLSL (OpenGL Shader Language) is a GPU programming language used by most modern portable devices and new technologies such as WebGL. GLSL programs are run directly on the graphics hardware allowing full control over how geometry and pixels are processed. GLSL Studio not only enables the creation, editing and compilation of shader programs but also exposes device capabilities such as multi-touch and live video streaming to them allowing for things such as realtime video filters to be created.

Aimed at both novice and expert developers alike, GLSL Studio provides a safe and easy environment for experimenting with GPU programs requiring nothing more than an iOS device. Various example programs ranging in complexity are included giving new programmers lots of material to learn from and expert programmers a starting point for their own programs. GLSL programs can be used directly in applications on any platform that supports OpenGL ES 2.0 and GLSL Studio allows exporting via iTunes File Sharing and email attachment so work done on the road can easily be integrated into a main project.

* Create ES 2.0 vertex & fragment shaders
* Compiler debug output
* Native code editor & syntax highlighting
* As-you-type GLSL code completion
* Light & dark syntax highlighting themes
* Custom keyboard with arrows & shortcuts
* Automatic code indentation
* Various 2D/3D example programs included

Generate vertex data in-app:
* Primitives: Grid, Cube, Sphere, Torus
* Texture Coords: LinearX/Y/Z, Sphere
* Normals: Flat/Smooth

Import 3D Meshes via iTunes File Sharing:
* .obj .ply .md2 .dae .blend

Manage textures in-app:
* Use 8 unique textures per program
* Stream camera to texture
* Customize texture parameters

* Manage Attributes, Varyings & Uniforms
* Bindings (multi-touch, motion & more)
* Orthographic & perspective projection
* Retina enabled
* Optional framerate & triangle counter
* Export via email attachment
* Export via iTunes File Sharing
* Export vertex data as .h (static arrays)
* Universal, buy once run on iPod/iPhone/iPad
* OpenGL ES 2.0 widely supported inc. WebGL

Device Requirements:
* Requires iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4th Gen, iPad or later
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 11.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
GLSL Studio 1.02 is only $4.99 USD or equivalent amount in other currencies and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

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kode80 LLC was founded in 2009 by Ben Hopkins to provide software development services to clients around the world and games, tools and toys to the masses. Ben has been writing software for over 15 years on a variety of platforms ranging from game consoles to desktop to mobile. Previous iOS Apps from kode80 (HoloToy and 1-bit Ninja) have won various awards, been featured by Apple and hit the top App Store charts worldwide. Copyright (C) 2009 – 2011 kode80 LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Mike Vick Can’t Stop Playing iPhone Football Game T-Bone Jackson

New York, New York – T-Bone Jackson’s Super Pee-Wee Pass Challenge is rated 4.5/5 stars on the iTunes App Store and is available on iPhone and iPod touch for free, with the option of ad removal for $0.99. Styled after classic 8-bit arcade games, players have 60 seconds to score points by hitting children on the field or the team mascot. T-Bone Jackson’s Super Pee-Wee Pass Challenge is the kind of addictive, quirky game 21st Street Games is known for. Download the free game on iTunes.

Michael Vick the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback tweeted last Friday afternoon, “Can’t stop playing this T-Bone Jackson football app! Ya’ll check it out.” When asked for his high score by @GarrettHuff4 on twitter, @mikevick replied “37,727 and getting better.”

21st Street Games is based in Manhattan’s flatiron district with satellite studios in South Florida and Mumbai, India. 21st Street Games has over 100 employees specializing in game, mobile application, web and technology development. The development studio’s capabilities stretch across all current mobile, social and web platforms, including iOS, Android, Xbox and Facebook. 21st Street Games has created games and apps that have reached the #1 position on Apple’s iTunes store in 20 territories and #1 overall territories on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Indie Games and has amassed an impressive 7 million total downloads of game and app content. Their smash hits Nyan Cat Adventure on Xbox Indies and Techno Kitten Adventure on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Facebook & Xbox Indies.

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

Pricing and Availability:
T-Bone Jacksons Super Pee-Wee Pass Challenge 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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21st Street Games is a game development studio, producing titles for both mobile and console platforms. The creative team at W21 bring their own unique vision to the world of video games, focusing on breaking standard conventions and redefining the gaming experience. The team at W21 strive to produce the moment of “Gaming Zen”, an immersive experience achieved through full audio, video and gameplay stimulation. This is exemplified well in their multi-platform hit, Techno Kitten Adventure, a title known to deeply involve a gamers senses and create an altered mental state- of fun! Copyright (C) 2012 21st Street Games. 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.

Pygmies Rejoice – Pocket God Comics Named Best Comic App of 2011

San Francisco, California – There’s plenty to celebrate in the dangerous universe that is Pocket God and now there’s even more. Ape Entertainment, Bolt Creative and iVerse Media are pleased to announce that Pocket God Comics was recently chosen as the “Best Comic App” of 2011 for iOS by readers from the 148Apps Network. In its fourth year of the award and with the goal of honoring the best, not just the best selling, the Best App Ever Awards accumulated more than 1.5 million votes.

“We could feel something special was brewing with the amount of buzz surrounding the Pocket God Comics series and are very honored that the readers have chosen it as the top comic app of 2011,” said Brent E. Erwin, Ape Co-Publisher. “Now, in 2012, fans of the series have a lot more to celebrate as we’re introducing a new story arc and more characters to help wet fans’ appetites.”

The Pygmies of the Pocket God universe thought they were cool when their comic series surpassed 500,000 downloads making it one of the best-selling digital comic series of all time, but now they know they’re headed to the history books with the latest award.

Based on Pocket God, one of the best-selling iPhone apps of all-time, the full-color digital comic series recently introduced issues No. 12 and No. 13, which are available on the App Store via iVerse Media, a digital distribution partner of Ape Entertainment. In No. 12, Sun has convinced the Guys to help her find her tribe’s Gem of Life – a quest that will take them deep below the waves to find the rest of Sun’s missing tribe, this 4-part underwater adventure is completed in issue No. 13. All back issues, including the first half of the “A Quest Called Tribe” story arc are all available via the App.

Created by Dave Castelnuovo and Allan Dye, founders of Bolt Creative, Pocket God has consistently maintained a spot in the “Top 25″ games in the iTunes App Store for two and a half years running. With total sales of 7 million downloads since release, the success of Pocket God comes from a combination of endearing characters, unique art style and an incredibly fanatical community of followers.

Don’t forget that the Pocket God Comic is updated frequently with all kinds of free extras including The Pygmy Peril newsletter, an exlusive re-mastered version of the first Pocket God animated short, free Little Green Men comic short stories, and more cool stuff!

About Bolt Creative
Bolt Creative is a San Francisco-based developer creating original iPhone applications and games, including 2009’s blockbuster iPhone game Pocket God. Bolt Creative’s goal is to create games that are not only fun to play, but fun to develop and make them laugh.

About iVerse Media, LLC
iVerse Media is a digital content distributor focused on the world of comics and popular culture. Founded in 2008, the company was one of the first to launch digital comics on Apple’s iOS platform. As of Oct 2011 over 5 Million products in the iOS App Store have been downloaded that are powered by iVerse, making the “iVerse Engine” one of the most popular and widely used platforms for reading digital comics in the world. The company is principally located in Waco, TX.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Pocket God Comics 1.14 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

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Founded in 2003, Ape Entertainment is the brainchild of lifelong comic book devotees David Hedgecock, and Brent E. Erwin. Comic book home to such popular titles as Black Dynamite: Slave Island, White Picket Fences, Little Green Men and the Eisner Award nominated Scratch9. Ape Entertainment is also the North American publisher for licensed properties including Pocket God, Shrek, The Penguins Of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Richie Rich, Casper and Strawberry Shortcake. Copyright (C) 2003-2012 Ape Entertainment. 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.

TimeTag for iOS Updated with New Design and Features

Dallas, Texas – Capparsa today is pleased to announce the release of the latest update for TimeTag-the time sheet app re-imagined. TimeTag, which has been previously featured among Apple’s productivity apps, continues to help people and leading organizations to be more productive and organized.

TimeTag stands out from the competition in that ease of use was a primary design objective. Instead of convoluted start & stop buttons, which can be confusing, the app features a giant button that’s easy to tap. Activities are organized by tags which can further be organized into categories. At the end of each day, the user can quickly glance at the records to see where time was spent, without manual addition of time spent per activity.

The export gives the user a clean, simple list of their records which can be exported as a webpage, or as a CSV file to use in any spreadsheet application. As most people have their preferred invoicing templates, the export is devoid of unnecessary markings and theming. The latest update improves upon many of these features (and more), including:

Updated Look & Feel:
The entire app has received a face lift, giving it a cleaner and more modern look. Subtle gradients, dark and light grays, and a coherent design make the experience of timing activities even better.

New Theme Option:
The app now features a white theme, replacing the dark grays in the default version. This is great for owners of white iOS devices, like the white iPad.

Improved Export:
The export has been tweaked to make it even easier to read time records. Records are organized by time, tags and categories, and now include a new column describing the exact amount of time logged.

Multiple Timer Support
-There’s a new control panel view for multiple timers, making it even faster to time multiple tasks at once. Simply tap on the number to the left of the start/stop button, and a new view will slide up.

There’s always more on the horizon. The next major update, which is coming soon, will feature iCloud syncing and even more improvements to the export function. Thanks to TimeTag, time sheet apps don’t have to be boring lists of records anymore!

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

Pricing and Availability:
TimeTag 1.951 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

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Capparsa is a Dallas, Texas based software company that primarily develops for Apple’s iOS. We believe that regardless of what the software is designed to do, it should be easy and enjoyable to use. With every application we create, we spend a lot of time thinking about what the end user sees when they use our application, and not what a developer sees. Copyright (C) 2012 Capparsa, 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.

Sixty Schools Adopt The No. 1 Essay Writing App On The Market

Charlottesville, Virginia – Niles Technology is pleased to announce that this academic year sixty schools have adopted its essay writing apps for the teaching of language arts. Schools see the proprietary apps as instrumental in satisfying Common Core standards in three areas: writing, critical thinking and reasoning skills. The use of iPads and iPhones further cements these schools as high-caliber, high-tech learning environments. Raise the standards of your school today with Niles Technology apps for Grades 6 through 12.

“Saying ‘Thank you’ simply does not seem enough to the schools that use our apps in the classroom,” says Michael A. Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. “We have surpassed the goals set for this year and the adoption rate continues to increase each month. No other writing product takes the structured, step-by-step approach that makes Niles Technology apps virtual “critical thinking” learning platforms. Having the direct support of educators, an accolade that is difficult to achieve for any educational product, is icing on the cake. Thank you again from Niles Technology Group.”

Niles Technology Group is recognized as a highly accomplished educational app company. Recognitions include being chosen as a top 10 Language Arts app, a top 10 Study-Aid app, and a favorite Back-to-School app. Created by educators for educators, the apps are on the fore-front of essay writing instructional materials, as well as leading in the incorporation of mobile learning in the classroom. The Niles app catalog can be seen in the App Store by simply entering “Niles” in the iTunes search. Join the Niles Technology digital writing revolution today.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Middle School Writing 1.0 is $16.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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Niles Technology Group was founded in 2007 to develop software for emerging technologies and is developing a series of mobile computing applications dedicated to teaching superior writing and logical thinking skills. With its experience in the technology and content required to develop full-featured products for students, Niles Technology Group is a leading app publisher, and the Essay Czar, Achievers Writing Center and Essay Writing Wizard apps have sold successfully worldwide. The key to Niles Technology Group’s success is specificity. Each app is specific to the writing task at hand. Michael A. Niles, the founder, was formerly, for eight years, the President and CEO of The Right Education, Inc. (TRE), a web-based educational technology company that developed The Learning Accelerator. Copyright (C) 2007-2012 Niles Technology Group. 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.

Easily create iOS apps with CodeStore’s updated template app projects

Chichester, United Kingdom – CodeStore has announced the availability of an updated iOS app templates Story Book App v1.3, and Comic Book App v1.2. The iOS app template projects are a quick and easy way to create an interactive book-style app, without the need to learn software development. The easy to use templates load your pages in JPEG format, and output native iPad or iPhone apps, ready for the App Store.

The Story Book App v1.3 project has the following features:
* Loads pages from image files – simply save your pages as .jpg files and the Story Book App will display them in sequence. (page1.jpg, page2.jpg, page3.jpg, etc)
* Swipe between pages, or use the menu to jump to any page
* Animated page transitions. Animated launch sequence on iPad
* Supports an unlimited number of pages, example book included
* Universal – supports full resolution on iPhone & iPad, including Retina Display
* Portrait & landscape books supported
* Narration audio (save your files as page2_narrate.mp3, page3_narrate.mp3, etc)
* Button to link to website or App Store on the in-app menu (eg, link to paid app from your free ‘lite’ app)
* New: Include printable extras such as coloring pages, activity sheets, or posters. (simply name print1.jpg, print2.jpg, print3.jpg, etc). Printable extras can be printed wirelessly via AirPrint or shared via email
* New: Add ‘tap sounds’ – MP3s which play when the user taps on each page (name them page2_tap.mp3, page3_tap.mp3, page4_tap.mp3, etc)
* New: Add an extra layer to your pages with PNG files (eg. popup speech bubbles)
* New: Animated startup sequence for both iPhone & iPad
* New: Choice of page transition styles (flip, fold, slide)
* New: Right-to-left option for Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese books
* New: Includes Universal (iPad iPhone), iPad-only, and iPhone-only projects

The Comic Book App project v1.2 has the following features:
* Loads pages from image files, easily add pages to the project, no coding required
* Simply save your pages as .jpg files and the Comic Book App will display them in sequence. (page1,jpg, page2.jpg, page3.jpg, etc)
* Tap-to-zoom, adapt the zoom level to suit your comic
* Supports high-resolution images for great detail even when zoomed. (up to 1536×1920)
* Optional background music, simply add a file named background.mp3, easy
* Swipe between pages, or use on-screen buttons
* Quickly jump between pages with the on-screen menu
* Link to your website or other apps from the on-screen menu
* Animated page transitions, and app launch animation
* Supports an unlimited number of pages. Example comic book included
* New: Pages can be printed via AirPrint

CodeStore offers a range of projects for producing apps for iPhone and iPad, the projects on offer allow authors who may not be familiar with coding or software development to easily create an app from their content. The projects are apps that load content in JPEG and MP3 format – so no knowledge of the Objective-C programming language is required to create a native iPad and iPhone app using the templates.

The CodeStore templates have opened up the App Store market to a world of authors who had previously got stuck at the hurdle or either learning iOS software development, or paying an expensive price to have an app built for them. Hundreds of projects have been sold, and many of the best creations are showcased on the CodeStore website, along with links to download them from the App Store.

* Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or 10.7 Lion
* Xcode 4.2 (Free download via Mac App Store)

Pricing and Availability:
The Story Book App v1.3 project can be purchased for $29.00 (USD). The Comic Book App v1.2 project can be purchased for $29.00 (USD). One purchase allows an author to release as many apps as they like. A bundle of CodeStore template app projects can be purchased together for just $59.00.

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Chris Mayer is an iOS and Mac developer based in Chichester, UK. Chris has developed apps in a number of categories, mostly focusing on games, entertainment titles and books. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Chris Mayer. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.