Appliya Studio App Builder – Flickr and free

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Appliya are no strangers to ‘enabling’ services. In July, they opened Appliya App Development Service which enabled users with no experience or connections to build apps for a nominal fee. This time, partnered with Flickr, Appliya have designed a system which allows apps to be built free of charge, while still netting users royalties.

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Appliya App-Development Service – For the Programming Uninitiated

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App programming isn’t all about brainstorming the great idea; at the heart of every great dictionary, mapping, game and productivity app out there, is code that someone wrote. You can hire that person, register with Apple, send your app for approval and hope for the best, or, as Appliya suggest, let them do the work for you. Obviously, Appliya are banking on this interesting service becoming a big success – their tools, marketing and service at your disposal may mean an exponential increase of customers. This development-service offered by the Tokyo-based company is unique indeed.

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Japanese Beauties – Ukiyo-e and Japanese Art Calendar from Appliya

From the company who brought us the Evangelion app suite that is deeply steeped in fan lore, a pair of historical art applications debuted early this Month. Appliya exhibit Ukiyo-e Beauties and Japanese Art Calendar which each draw inspiration from Japan’s methodical, alluring past: the wood-block print. Appilaya file these apps as utilities, but they would equally fit in as education or reference.

Their unique pairing of apps in the App Store for fans of anime and now Japanese art is a service to aficionados of both visual genres. Ukiyo-e Beauties’ spectacular images can be used to contruct personal calendars with the Japanese Art Calendar utility.
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Chillingo Announces Crystal – The Social Gaming Platform for the iPhone

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In typical forward-thinking fashion, Chillingo are harnessing the facebook fallible, the twitter totalled, the stumbling stumbleuponers; their new endeavour is aimed at the heart of social-networking. Essentially, with massive yearly increase in users, social networking sites are taking ground from bingo halls, bowling alleys and roller-skatign rinks. Large networks of similarly minded gamers are perfect places for people to share their interests and their games and Chillingo themselves, developers, gamers, marketers, etc., – are a microcosm of the sort of platform which they intend to commandeer to yet another success.

Crystal is that game platform that has potential to create borderless gaming on the iPhone. Follow the jump for Chillingo’s press release.

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Evangelion Cut Out, Clock and Stamp in Review – For the Fans!

Neon Genesis Evangelion made waves in 1995 and has come back recently thanks to the promise of a Hollywood remake to again mark its territory as one of anime’s greatest landmarks. Well, Appliya have brought to the App Store some of the magic which has made Evangelion a hit both then and now. The outcome? Five new apps, three of which I have been able to fondle. Firstly, I expect that these apps will really appeal to fans of the original show and the new live action movie wich is slated for opening sometime this century. Maybe.

If you are interested in What Evangelion is, take a look at a fan’s mash up of what the live action movie could become as well as glimpses of Evangelion anime scenes.

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More Anime for the iPhone: Evangelion cometh

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Though years since bursting onto televisions across the globe, Evangelion remains an anime favourite and to many people, a benchmark to which other Sci-Fi films and series must strive to attain. Until recently, the iPhone has been devoid of anything anime. Sure, some RPG that use anime drawings or anime-inspired  characters have hit the shelves of the App Store but not an official anime release.

Details are still out but Tokyo-based software producer, Appiliya (Appiliya have 26 App Store applications to their name and are quickly ramping production of more) are producing what is to be the iPhone’s first licensed Evangelion application.  The App is purported to make use of many hardware features unique to the iPhone.

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Appliya’s initial offerings for Evangelion will be “casual” apps that utilize the visual style, characters, and storyline from the Rebuild of Evangelion films. The applications will be the result of a joint production effort between Appliya and Japanese media company Broccoli Co., Ltd. The apps will take advantage of the innovative touch screen on the iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as the device’s camera, calendar functions, and clock. 

Evangelion was first aired in 1995 in Japan and became a worldwide multi-billion dollar production.  It has been a favourite of anime fans since its creation.