Edinburgh, United Kingdom – Kevin Ng Games, creator of iOS and Mac games WordCrasher, Kick Flick HD, and upcoming game Food Run, has relaunched with a new name, “Pixels on Toast”. The independent developer is celebrating the new name with a free-to-enter competition to win one of two iPod shuffles and some Pixels on Toast merchandise.
The new company logo features blue and orange cartoon pixel characters sitting on a slice of toast and awaiting their fate. To match the logo, the top prizes in the competition are a blue and an orange iPod shuffle.
Competition entrants can win the blue iPod shuffle by liking the Pixels on Toast Facebook page and leaving a comment mentioning the word “blue”. However, entrants who also share the page with their friends and leave a comment mentioning both “orange” and “blue” will also be entered into the draw for the orange iPod shuffle, doubling their chances of winning one of the main prizes. All entrants will also have a chance of winning Pixels on Toast mugs and fridge magnets.
“Facebook fans have been having some fun with their entry comments so far, mentioning the words blue and orange in creative ways,” said Kevin Ng, owner of Pixels on Toast. “One entrant even made reference to orange by leaving its colour code in hexadecimal – #FF8000.”
For full instructions on how to enter the competition, visit the Pixels on Toast Facebook page. The draws will be made on 30th November 2011.
Located in Edinburgh, UK, Pixels on Toast is a privately held company founded in 2010. An experienced video game industry veteran, Kevin Ng formed the company to develop bite-sized video games for the iPhone and other devices. Copyright (C) 2011 Pixels on Toast. 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.
West Jordan, Utah – Jeffrey Beck Fitness has announced the release of our personal training app version 2.0 for the iPhone and iPad. Designed by an accredited fitness professional, these unique exercises will help you overcome workout plateaus and achieve new heights in muscle development. Learn how to:
* Increase lean muscle mass
* Shatter weak points
* Improve overall shape
* Add variety to your existing workout
The following are testimonials from users who have used our personal training app since it’s original release in March of this year:
“I have been following the Bustin’ Biceps program for 2 months now. I first did the standard 4 week plan that was included and then I came up with my own bicep training plan using the other exercises that are also demonstrated in the app. My biceps increased in size from 12″ to 13″, something I never thought would be possible since I’ve always been thin and it is hard for me to gain muscle mass.” – Terry S. Murray, UT
“Since I don’t have time to get to the gym, I downloaded the Extreme Home Workout plan and have been following it faithfully for about 3 weeks now. I have noticed a considerable difference in how I feel! Even lifting and carrying my kids isn’t as hard as it used to be. All this from doing 10 minutes per day of exercise without any gym equipment, which is something I have never been accustomed to doing before.” – Jennifer T. Chicago, IL
“I’m not new to working out, but was getting bored with my regular routine. I downloaded the Amazing Abs plan in hopes it would help me improve my oblique definition. After following the plan for 6 weeks, not only are my lower abs more visible, but my obliques are becoming noticeable too!” – Alan F. Saco, ME
Our app includes video demonstrations as well as instructions on how to properly perform each unique exercise plus the correct amount of sets, reps and resting time to maximize your gains. If you don’t have time to get to the gym, this app also includes an intense home workout and abdominal sculpting routine that doesn’t require any equipment and can be done in minutes! Why over pay for a trainer? Get these user friendly, gimmick free exercise programs today and become an expert! Both beginning and advanced programs included.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 1.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Body Shop Fitness App 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Healthcare & Fitness category.
Founded in 2005, Jeffrey Beck Fitness began as a site to promote exercise and wellness at an affordable price. Still maintaining that mindset today, we offer online personal training services, a personal training app for the iphone and ipad, free exercise demonstration videos posted to our website via YouTube and much more. The founder, Jeffrey Beck, is an accredited fitness professional who has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition from the University of Utah. Copyright (C) 2011 Jeffrey Beck Fitness. 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.
Brisbane, Australia – To help people who sometimes feel too pressured by everyday life or are looking for more personal fulfillment, Just Nudge today introduces Abundantly, its first app for iPhone and iPad, designed to motivate users to “live life abundantly” through simple goals and reminders that help bring more meaning to daily life.
“Abundantly can help you live a more rewarding life overflowing with happiness, love, kindness and tranquility,” said Michael Ransley, Director of Just Nudge, who created the app along with his wife Kylie. “You are given simple goals each day to enrich, enlarge and empower you to live a life of abundance.”
Aside from helping users enrich their own lives, Abundantly also aids others through charities chosen by the app creators. 10% of all the app’s profits are donated to selected charities monthly. Some of the charities that Abundantly donates to include Kiva and charity: water.
Abundantly was inspired by the developers’ own experiences over the last four years. After a hectic six months which included moving to another country and having a child, husband-and-wife team Michael and Kylie Ransley found themselves pressured and unable to enjoy their days like they used to.
The couple found a way to remind themselves how to live a more fulfilling life through daily reminders and tasks. Slowly, they began to incorporate small goals to accomplish during the day to help them appreciate their new life. This led to a positive and welcome change in their home, their family and even themselves.
In the Abundantly app, users can read a new thought-provoking goal every day and take the first steps toward a more rewarding life. The app fits into a user’s schedule by providing daily reminders and small goals to complete at their own pace to help them enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
“Our goal with the app is simply to help people from all walks of life remember to live life each day abundantly,” Kylie Ransley said. “Our dream is to use social media to mobilize people all over the world, and joining together we can make our world a better place.”
Features of the Abundantly app include:
* Small goals for big changes – Users read a new thought-provoking goal every day and take the first steps toward a fuller life
* Personalize the goals – Inspirational goals are available for every stage of life, including if users have a partner or child
* Daily reminders – To help users achieve their goals, they can set a reminder for each morning or any time
* Flexible goals – Abundantly fits into even busy schedules, letting users check off goals as they achieve them
* Celebrate achievements – The app shows statistics of how many goals have been completed, motivating users to tackle the next goal
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 4.2 MB
Pricing and availability:
Abundantly is currently available for sale worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category for $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Australia, Just Nudge specializes in creating apps for the iPhone and iPad with a goal of using social media to mobilize people all over the world to join together and make the world a better place. The company recently released its first app, Abundantly, to the iTunes App Store. Copyright (C) 2011 Just Nudge Pty Ltd. 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.
London, United Kingdom – For gamers who think that the best racing games are where you spend more time in the air pulling flips and somersaults than riding around the track in circles, the wait is over. Trial Xtreme 2 HD is the brand new sequel to Trial Xtreme, one of the biggest hits on the Android Market with over four million downloads to date. Updated with 32 new levels, new and improved HD graphics and realistic physics engine and intuitive tilt-based controls, Trial Xtreme 2 HD is all about balance, skill and control as you guide your rider across the ramps, jumps and obstacles in these brilliantly challenging new tracks.
Published by Deemedya, Trials Xtreme 2 is available from today on both iOS and Android. The game is priced at $1.99/1.49 on Android, iOS, and an iPad version created with HD graphics. There’s also a free version with 3 levels to give players new to Trial Xtreme a taste of the action.
* Much anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit Trial Xtreme – downloaded 4 million times and counting!
* Available for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for the first time
* 32 brand new levels set across 5 challenging environments
* Negotiate hundreds of obstacles including ramps, jumbo tires, rocks, planks and more
* Super detailed new Unity-powered graphics engine brings your rider and the game world to life
* Intuitive tilt control system using the phone’s accelerometer. Use precision control like never before
* Ultra-realistic rider and bike physics built on the NVIDIA(R) PhysX(R) engine lets you feel it all as you flip, jump, bump and crash your way to victory
* Max out your score and play the world through Apple’s GameCenter
Key app information:
* Available NOW
* Published by Deemedya
* Available for Android 2.1 and up, and iOS (x) and up – including iOS 5
* Paid-for version is $1.99/1.49 on all platforms
* Trials Xtreme 2 HD on the Android market
* Trials Xtreme 2 HD on the Apple App Store
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 52.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Trial Xtreme 2 (v1.01) is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Deemedya is a digital media company. We are an international developer, publisher and distributor of mobile content. We take traditional mainstream brands, companies, products and activities into the new world of mobile and social media. With Deemedya’s unique understanding of the marketplace and our team’s many years of experience in digital media we have the know-how to build and market digital products that will maximize the potential of the product itself. Our cutting edge set of creation tools allows us to create top of the art cross platform applications in a short time frame to the benefit of our clients. Our team upholds two main principles: integrity and professionalism. It is this philosophy that ensures our clients and suppliers that they will not only receive the best products and services but also accurate reporting and payments. Our success is due to a group of team players working in a professional and open environment allowing their creativity and natural desire to improve and flourish. Copyright (C) 2011 Deemedya. 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.
Amsterdam, Netherlands – Hitapp.com is pleased to announce the release of Music Videos: Top 100. This iPhone and iPad app enables users to watch popular music videos and to discover new ones, in a very user-friendly way.
The app is based on the YouTube 100 music chart, which tracks song popularity by measuring views across official videos and viral debuts. Since YouTube launched this chart in May 2011 it has ever been increasing in popularity. It has however been hard to access the chart on mobile devices. Music Videos: Top 100 provides iPhone and iPad users with a user-friendly way to view the chart and its videos.
Other notable features include the ability to watch old top 100s up till 6 months back, weekly push notifications when a new top 100 is available, the ability to share and buy songs, and a history of recently watched videos. This enables users to easily watch the songs they like again.
“Music Videos: Top 100 is set apart from other music chart apps by the fact that it just works. We have put a lot of effort into perfecting the user-experience. While other apps tend to only show short previews, or cover bands, Music Videos: Top 100 makes sure all music videos are what you expect them to be” – said Rob Appel, managing director of Hitapp.com
* Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 13.1 MB
Pricing and availability:
Music Videos: Top 100 is available for free, exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.
Hitapp.com is specialized in development of mobile applications and games. Founded early 2010 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands they are currently realizing their own app ideas, and preparing to offer their experience to everyone interested in creating a mobile application. They make use of an international network of partners located in USA, Europe and India. Combining all this global experience enables them to deliver high quality apps such as Music Videos: Top 100. Copyright (C) 2011 Hitapp.com. 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.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Not A Basement Studio today is pleased to announce the launch of Comic Express, their new comic reader app for the iPhone and iPad. Comic Express provides comic lovers the whole reading experience from fast importing to beautiful interface and smooth viewer. It supports users with organizing feature and convenient reading modes. Simple and elegant, it’s designed to read.
“A great comic book is not judged by its cover, but also its story, its art, even the paper quality. Every little detail counts. Similarly, a great comic reading app is not judged by its icon, but also its speed, its interface, even the animations. Every little detail counts”, Not A Basement Studio.
* iTunes files sharing
* Import hundreds of comics in seconds
* Support .cbr, .cbz, .rar, and .zip files
* Organize your comic collections any way you want
* Comic files are auto-grouped into series
* Dual-reading modes: portrait and landscape
* Beautifully-designed app interface
* It’s designed to read
Comic Express does not provide any actual comics. Not A Basement Studio is not associated with Marvel Comics or DC Comics in any way. All logos, characters, and images belong to their respective copyrights holders.
* iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch 4G
* iOS 4 and above
* 7.7 MB
Pricing And Availability:
Promotional price $1.99 for the first launching week (usual $4.99). Comic Express is available worldwide through the iTunes App Store. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Founded in 2010, Not A Basement Studio is an app development studio located in Ho Chi Minh Ctiy, Vietnam. They have created Manga Rock, Manga Rock MF, Manga Rock Unity, Komik Connect, and Wikly. Almost 600,000 people downloaded their apps and responded encouragingly. Copyright (C) 2011 Not A Basement Studio. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the US and/or other countries.
Rawalpindi, Pakistan – The Kinematic Laboratory has announced the release of Wager20, their new game for iPhone and iPod touch. This release of Wager20 brings the popular card game Pazaak to the iPhone AppStore.
First introduced in the Knights of the Old Republic series (often abbreviated to KOTOR), pazaak is a card game from the Star Wars universe that has garnered a dedicated base of followers over the years. A simple gameplay premise, in some ways similar to Black Jack, makes pazaak an attractive pastime for fans and non-fans alike. Though versions of the game have been developed for the PC and Android devices, Wager20 is the first app to offer it on the iPhone and iPod touch devices.
Developed by The Kinematic Laboratory, Wager20 features both single and multi-player game modes with the multi-player lobby supporting up to ten simultaneous network games. Users can build their own deck of cards by advancing in single player mode. Integration with the OpenFeint system allows players to compete against and share their scores with a vast network of more than one and a half million fellow gamers worldwide. The app supports the Retina Display on the iPhone 4 and 4S.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 13.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Wager20 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Wager20 Lite, a free version of the game with ads and limited features, is also available on the AppStore.
Founded in 2010, The Kinematic Laboratory is an independent mobile games developer. Wager20 is the fourth iPhone game to be released by the company. Copyright (C) 2011 The Kinematic Laboratory. 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.
Chandler, Arizona – CreativeMotion is proud to announce the release of their new all in one application, Pocket Tools. Offering a versatile combination of seven popular utilities, Pocket Tools sacrifices no amount of quality with its powerful execution and great, yet simple functionality. With this in mind, these utilities are condensed into a conveniently concise package.
Provided with the app are the following:
* Plumb Bob
* Surface Level
* Unit Converter
Apple’s iPhones and iPods are very flexible devices, and developers have found many ways to adapt its features into applications outside of just making calls and listening to music. Pocket Tools was developed with strong considerations to usability and convenience; by analyzing the application market and surveying users, these tools and utilities were specifically chosen to provide a compilation of the most usable features that are available, and to package them into one powerful application. How each tool maintains its synergy with the rest was also an important factor in its development, and many of these tools integrate well with each other in the tasks they complete, whether it is design, construction, homework, or repair.
Each tool is fully functional and has many features that are common in stand alone versions:
* The plumb bob maximizes accuracy by providing an integrated camera and movable target lines
* The surface level contains hold functions for easier movement between areas of measurement
* Advanced calibration programming is integrated into the application for increased accuracy in the plumb bob and surface level
* Angle measurements are available in radian and degrees for all related functions
* The ruler is extendable for measurements longer than the device
* The ruler’s measurements are available in both inches and centimeters
* The ruler can be flipped or reversed to enhance versatility
* The caliper uses a digital display that reads in inches and millimeters, and contains precise centimeter rulings in the graphics area
* Over 90 different unit conversions in 13 different categories are available
All functions are activated via an interactive tool selector. This selector was intuitively designed to avoid accidental movement during usage of the program. The menu can be hidden or shown by swiping to the left or right on any non functional area with two fingers. The option to auto hide this menu after a specified duration, rather than use manual swiping, is also conveniently available.
All in one applications often provide reduced functionality by focusing on the quantity of individual tools. Pocket Tools strives to avoid this sacrifice, and provides a number of features atop a rich and pleasing graphics setting. By combining so many apps into one, Pocket Tools allow users to avoid cluttering their screens with a several different app icons. By utilizing efficient and optimized programming, Pocket Tools is only 10 MB, being very lightweight considering its functionality and saving valuable hard drive space.
* iPhone or iPod running iOS 4.0 or later
* iPhone 4 for LED Flashlight Utility
* iPhone with camera functionality for integration into Plumb Bob utility
* 8 MB Hard Drive Space
Pricing and Availability:
Pocket Tools 1.0 is now available for $0.99 USD and can be purchased worldwide using the iTunes store. A fully functional, ad driven free version is also available.
CreativeMotion is a premier provider of application development for the Apple line of products. The company was founded in 2011 by a pair of brothers living in Chandler, Arizona. With a focus in mobile applications, CreativeMotion strives to bring consumers quality and affordable programs with great usability. (C) 2011 CreativeMotion 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.
Sydney, Australia – What do you think of when you see the words “fashion model”? Great looks, no brain. Living off her pretty face but not capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time. Although this is the popular cliche we use to keep ourselves smug, the fact is that the most successful models understand they are in business and need a good amount of business nous to survive.
Pretty faces are a dime a dozen. Relying on photographers and agents to run their life is not enough for those who want to get ahead. Like any self employed and highly motivated person, being organized, in the loop of the latest news and on top of everything will keep them in full throttle, well ahead of the competition who all believe that original cliche themselves.
Kitegirlapps takes a sneaky peak into what apps you’d typically find on a successful model’s iPhone.
Model. (Kitegirlapps) – When an agent pays a model they automatically generate an invoice on the model’s behalf. This iPhone app allows the model to keep track of the jobs they’ve done, see what net total they’ll get after commission and check the jobs off as they are paid.
Itrans NYC Subway (Adam Ernst) – Whichever city a model is located in or heading for, timetables and maps of public transport are crucial to get around go-sees, auditions, shoots and shows. Apps like this give you the routes, street maps and times of arrival into each station.
Calvetica Classic (Mysterious Trousers LLC) – A model cannot live without a well organized and detailed calendar of appointments. Calvetica allows for time zone support, pop up notifications with a snooze button, color coded events, multiple calendars and integration with iCal and Google.
My Style Fashion Assistant (New Vision Interactive LLC) – an easy to use wardrobe organizer and trip planning packer. Models can use this to swipe through photos of garments to build their next audition outfit or plan what to pack for a trip.
Marie Claire (Zinio LLC for Hearst Communications Inc.) – This is a free app with in app purchases to buy monthly digital issues of Marie Claire fashion magazine. There are articles with matching videos a paper magazine can’t offer, plus all the superb tips and photography you’d expect from a top class magazine. Particularly impressive on iPad.
Kitegirlapps is run by Kitegirl Annabelle Drumm, a Business and Life Coach for professionals working in creative jobs. Kitegirl worked as a performer, producer and artist’s agent over the past 20 years. She does online group training, teaching the business side of a creative career to newcomers. For established professionals and celebrities she coaches one-to-one sessions on career management and relief from work burnout stress. Copyright (C) 2011 Kitegirlapps. 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.
New York, New York – App Impulse today is pleased to introduce TimeStation 1.0 for iOS devices with front-facing cameras, their new Business app that allows employers to track, manage, and export employee attendance data from multiple locations. Featuring cloud based technology, TimeStation can function offline and sync when an Internet connection becomes available. The app offers a complete, contactless Time & Attendance System that can be setup in minutes. Employees can Punch In & Out in under a second using their Employee card, or they can use their PIN number if their card is unavailable. TimeSation features an easy setup process, multiple online reports for management, tracking of In or Out status, manual adjustment of data, and SSL encryption.
The ideal system for keeping track of the hours worked by each employee, TimeStation simplifies the payroll process and provides management with printable, company wide and employee specific reports. Following free registration, users receive templates from which they print out Time Cards for each employee. Each card includes the employee’s name and a unique QR code (Quick Response code), the matrix bar code frequently seen in magazines and newspapers.
Any iOS device with a front-facing camera can be used as a scanner input, and may be conveniently set up on a stand on top of a desk or countertop. Employees simply swipe their card on coming and going each day, and see an onscreen verification of their Punch In and Punch Out times. Employees may optionally be given a private PIN, which can be used in place of their time card, if necessary. In addition to calculating hourly wages, the System can also be used to determine who is currently in the office and who is currently out.
* Turn an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a contactless Time & Attendance System
* Employees can Punch In & Out in less than a second using Fast-Scan technology
* Get up and running in minutes, by printing employee cards onsite
* Cloud-based solution means there is no software or hardware to install and maintain
* Off-Line Mode allows employees to Punch In & Out even when there is no Internet connectivity
* Managers have access to a full range of online reports to track attendance and calculate pay
* Employees can punch by PIN when their card is not available
* Supports Multiple Locations and Departments
* Export data to Excel and other programs
* Support for Manual Time Adjustments
Designed for small to medium sized businesses, TimeStation will operate offline or online. For example, employees can Punch In or Out at a job site while the iOS device is offline. Upon returning to the office, the iOS device syncs all the data collected with the online database in the cloud. Similarly, employees at multiple locations can record their attendance on two different iOS devices, and all information will be compiled online.
“Our easy signup process combined with the ability to print your own employee cards, means that you can be up and running in as little as 5 minutes!” stated Younes Oughla of App Impulse. “TimeStation is the perfect, free solution for small and medium businesses looking to track time and attendance without the usual costs and overhead of traditional systems.”
* Compatible with iPhone 4/4S, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad 2
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 1.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
TimeStation 1.0 is free and available in the U.S. and Canada exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.
Based in New York City, App Impulse has been creating highly innovative mobile applications since 2002. With a focus on building software that strategically complements hardware capabilities, App Impulse was behind several industry firsts; including in 2002, the release of MobiDial, the first dialer App for Windows Mobile and in 2005 the release of MusicDock the first satellite radio streaming App for smartphones. Copyright (C) 2002-2011 App Impulse. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.