A Long Way Home reaches the iPhone / iPod touch

Boston, Massachusetts – You have been stranded 100 light years from Earth, can you survive the long way home? Indie Developer Jonathan Mulcahy is pleased to announce A Long Way Home has finally reached the iPhone.

After a catastrophic ship explosion, you must make your way home 1 light year at a time. Encounter exploding asteroids, teleporting dark matter, comets and more on your epic journey home.

A Long Way Home Mini is a action / physics / puzzle game set in space. Making you way through 100 levels across 10 stages you must jump from asteroid to asteroid collecting enough dark matter to open a portal to the next level. Currently available on the iPad, A Long Way Home was also recently released for Android Devices, including the Kindle Fire.

Reviews (from the iOS Version):
* “A Long Way Home has all the hallmarks for an indie sleeper hit on the iPad.” – Pocket Gamer

* “Not many mobile or tablet games actually evoke an emotional response, but this game does.” – The Smart Phone App Review”

* “If you’re up for patient, thoughtful gameplay that makes for an evocative experience, you should give A Long Way Home a shot.” – Touch Arcade

* 4 Stars – Touch Arcade

* “Only a handful of games for the iPad can produce an emotional response, as A Long Way Home did for me. I hope it can do the same for you.” – Appolicious

Featuring:
* Game Center Leaderboards for each stage
* 100 Levels
* Physics Style Gameplay
* 3 Control Types (Accelerometer, Hot Zones and Onscreen Buttons)
* Stunning Graphics
* Fantastic Ambient Music

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone / iPod touch
* iOS 4.1 or newer
* 75 MB of space

Pricing and Availability:
A Long Way Home Mini 1.3 is available now through the iTunes App Store for $0.99 (USD). It is also available on the Android Market and Amazon Appstore. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.

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Jonathan Mulcahy is an independent software developer living 30 minutes south of Boston, MA. Previously released games include Z is for Zombie, V is for Vortex and F is for Falling, all of which have been featured by Apple. When not developing iOS Games, he spends his time at home with his Wife and Daughter. Copyright (C) 2012 Jonathan Mulcahy. 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.

Helpful Romantic – Just In Time for Valentine’s Day

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Code Parable today announced that their first app, Helpful Romantic, is now available exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch. Helpful Romantic offers ideas for gifts, dates and romantic gestures by utilizing a significant other’s unique personality. In addition, users can catalogue all the important aspects of their relationship for easy access.

The unique feature of Helpful Romantic is its ability to suggest ideas based on personality. Code Parable founder Jason Rich explains, “When I was dating my wife, I would browse for a bunch of ideas for an anniversary or Valentine’s Day. But as we continued dating, I realized that she, like me, appreciated some types of romance better than others. Our personalities are different in many ways, so we express and receive love differently as well.”

Helpful Romantic was designed to easily equip anyone with romantic ideas that fit their spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend’s personality. “Just like Netflix could recommend ‘Movies You’ll Love,’ I wanted to create a similar system for relationships and put it in a fun package.” The app has a nautical theme, complete with a “map” and “treasure chest” for important aspects in one’s romantic relationship. “Relationships are an adventure and the app tries to capture that in its theme. Most importantly, it’s there to help and inspire but the experience should be fun!”

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

Pricing and Availability:
Helpful Romantic 1.1 is now available for $0.99 as a special Valentine’s Day sale, 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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Space Chimp Media Selected as Marketing Agency of Record for AP Mobile

Austin, Texas – Space Chimp Media (SCM), a leading creative marketing agency based in Austin, Texas, announced today that The Associated Press has chosen SCM as its marketing agency of record for its mobile news application, AP Mobile.

AP selected SCM to develop a series of marketing campaigns in 2012 to promote AP Mobile. Developed by the Associated Press, AP Mobile is an award-winning multimedia news portal providing anytime access to international, national and local news content from AP and more than 1,000 AP members and other trusted sources to more than 9 million users.

“It’s an incredible honor for Space Chimp Media to be working with the Associated Press,” said Charles Haggas, Space Chimp Media Lead Strategist and Co-founder. “We’re confident that our knowledge and skills of mobile app marketing will make AP Mobile as successful as possible.”

The AP Mobile app is currently available on all mobile device platforms, including iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7. For more information on AP Mobile, visit the website at www.getapmobile.com or download their app in the iTunes store.

About AP:
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half of the world’s population sees news from AP.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 8.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
AP Mobile 4.6.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category.

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Based in Austin, Texas, Space Chimp Media is a creative marketing agency and web services company that specializes in integrated and results-driven campaigns. SCM and its brands specialize in eCommerce, mobile application marketing, local business marketing, social media, and business development solutions. Copyright (C) 2012 Space Chimp Media. 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.

Readdle releases PDF Expert 3.2 for iPad & shares some impressive stats

Odessa, Ukraine – Readdle releases PDF Expert 3.2, the new version of the leading iPad application for reading, annotating and filling-in PDF documents and forms. The update makes it very easy to organize and find documents thanks to the full text search across the whole PDF library and the new sorting panel. At the same time the eraser tool, new handwriting and wrist protection processors make PDF Expert a fully capable note taking application.

New document search is the main addition to PDF Expert 3.2. Working pretty much like Spotlight search on iOS, it searches far beyond the file name examining contents of all the PDFs inside the application. This lets people find the needed documents faster and easier than ever before.

Many iPad owners take notes on their devices during classes, meetings, presentations and other events. PDF Expert 3.2 includes all the tools they might need: pens and highlighters of different colors, floating text boxes, shapes and of course an eraser. Combined with a great handwriting engine and wrist protection the latter makes PDF Expert one of the best note taking applications on the App Store.

Following the trend of the corporate iPad adoption, PDF Expert 3.2 comes with full support of the Data Protection API built into iOS. It means that all files inside the application are encrypted if the iPad is on the passcode lock, preventing possible data theft and making PDF Expert 3.2 suitable for the enterprise usage.

“Over 120,000 people are reading and annotating documents, filling forms, signing agreements and contracts on their iPads each month using PDF Expert. As a result we have a tremendous amount of feedback that we are using to release updates,” said Igor Zhadanov, Readdle CEO. “PDF Expert 3.2 added every feature our users were asking for”

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 14.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
PDF Expert 3.2 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

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Readdle provides productivity and business software that helps iOS users to use desktop-class features on their mobile devices. Readdle products include top rated software centered on document management, collaboration and personal productivity on the go. Since 2008 more than 1,400,000 people around the the world rely on Readdle’s software to carry files, review documents, capture important information and manage personal schedules. Readdle products are available through the Apple App Store and enterprise licensing. Copyright (C) 2011 Readdle. 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.

Spin Gem free from Waggle to announce the impending launch of Loot Lust

London, United Kingdom – Waggle is today announcing they are working on a top new freemium title in a high fantasy universe. To celebrate this, they’ve made meditation aid and Bejeweled beater Spin Gem free for a limited time!

Loot Lust is set in Vale, where Castle Galathorn was abandoned 600 years ago after bloody infighting between 5 potential heirs. The five heirs struck an accord, which has been honoured over the centuries and became the status quo… Until The Dark Council seized upon a rare planetary alignment to combine enormous tidal gravitational forces with their own fel magicks to break a demonic force to the surface of Vale.

How will you play? There’s a choice of 48 unique player characters with unique skills. There’s 5 realms and 42 areas to explore and 5 dungeons brimming with great loot. Team up and go raiding with a group? Help the guild masters to complete quests? Free roam adventure anywhere you’re strong enough to explore or even recruit others and form your own clan! Loot Lust is a brand new IP developed specially for iPhone and iPad.

Explore the 5 realms of Vale, make and break deals with the overlords. Find artefacts, treasure, and weapons. Survive battles with wolves and gangs of brigands in Hilmerton, to Sand Burrowers and Witchdoctors of Bleached Bone Beach. Play from a varied set of character styles including Soul Gardener, Headhunter, Dreadcloak or Cutpurse.

Fulfill your path to power and your lust for loot… and bring your friends. Spin Gem is free on app store now, and suitable for iPhones only.

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Based in London, United Kingdom. Waggle Games are fortunate to have expertise who’ve developed some great franchises such as Lego Star Wars, Need For Speed, GTA, Manhunt, The Sims, Dawn of War 2, Gauntlet, Killzone, Haze, Crysis 2, Moto GP, Michael Jackson Kinect and Pirates of the Caribbean. They have also provided audio for brands James Bond, Harry Potter and the original Sensi Soccer, to name just a few. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Waggle Games 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.

Heroes of Pelegrin for iPhone and iPad – New Multiplayer RPG Game App

Helsinki, Finland – Announcing that X1fusion, the developers of Pelegrin, has released an awesome new gaming product for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Players can enjoy this game alone, taking on a specific role in a virtual group, or use the multiplayer function to play with a group of friends, each person bearing one game character’s role. This multiplayer RPG carries the excitement of rewarded strategy and character development. Designed especially for iDevice use, the app has simplified statistics, less button usage, and requires no global cool-down.

Heroes of Pelegrin (HoP) is a unique new game release that has taken exciting and strategic multiplayer role play and optimized it for iDevices.

The object of HoP is to advance a specific character while working as part of a group. That’s done via regular level play, equipment, and the earning or purchasing of trait points. There is no cap on the number of talent rewards that a player can claim, so there is unlimited potential for a character’s advancement.

There’s a lot of flexibility in the HoP app. Players can have a lot of fun playing alone, as part of a virtual group. The user takes on the role of his/her choice and plays out the associated objectives, while the app provides virtual team members to fulfill the other roles. Users can also participate in the app’s Game Center multiplayer function for a total or partial human group of players, each with an assigned role to play.

Some of the other options available in this app include zone level selection and a choice of six characters from six different classes, all with unique abilities and requiring strategic play and group co-operation for success.

Here are some of the features offered in Heroes of Pelegin:
* Easy to use interface
* Combines group play, dungeon excitement and the joy of character advancement
* Play alone as one part of a virtual group or multiplayer with friends on multiple devices
* Six character classes, each with unique abilities
* Unlimited talent rewards
* Select own zone level
* Auto loot pickup – no buttons to press
* Game Center backup to iCloud
* No global cool-down with unnecessary, repetitive button pressing
* Easy, simplified statistics
* In-app purchase of extended campaign available

Because of its iDevice optimization, some of the Heroes of Pelegrin functions differ slightly from typical RPG platforms. For example, there is no need for a player to pick up loot, as it is done automatically, eliminating the need to press a button. Same goes for the global cool-down found in some other role playing venues, which is non-existent in HoP. The game’s stats have also been simplified, to remove the feeling of math involvement

Device Requirements:
* 3GS iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 52.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pelegrin 1.0 is Free with in-app purchase available for only $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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X1fusion is a software development company based in Helsinki, Finland. The company creates mobile gaming applications that are fun and challenging. X1fusion proudly presents Heroes of Pelegrin and Spy Pirates as examples of the fine products they create. 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.

Writing Kit 2.5 with custom theme now available

London, United Kingdom – Independent developer Anh Do today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Writing Kit 2.5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This maintenance update features 16 custom themes, more fine-grained editor settings, and numerous bug fixes.

Writing Kit is a robust Markdown editor for iOS that comes with advanced, full-featured researching tools. WIRED Gadget Lab calls it “a mobile research room” while AppAdvice praises “If you’re one who frequently use Markdown and do research while writing, then Writing Kit is definitely for you and worth the admission price”.

Version 2.5 contains the following changes:
* Added: More fine-grained editor settings (Auto-Capitalization, Auto-Correction, Check Spelling, and TextExpander)
* Added: 16 custom themes to customize your writing experience
* Added: Select text in web page, tap on the Action button, followed by Send to Instapaper will have that text added as the link description
* Changed: Heading text in Markdown preview screen now have same black colour
* Changed: Replace the ‘Substitute’ menu item text with ‘Replace’. Nothing changed in terms of functionality
* Changed: Replace the ‘Full/Text’ switch text with ‘Content/Text Only’
* Fixed: Delete current file from the File drawer no longer tries to switch to the next file
* Removed: Buggy Delicious support

Device Requirements:
* iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 5.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Writing Kit 2.5 is offered at the price of $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available upon requests.

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Anh Do, a UK-based software developer, is the author of the Cyberspace web browser for iOS devices. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Anh Do. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

GeoLogTag 4.0 geotags iPad and Google+ photos

Zwijndrecht, Belgium – Galarina today is pleased to announce the release of GeoLogTag 4.0, a major update to their popular photo geotagging app for iOS. Digital photo collections can grow rapidly. Remembering where you took all those photos can become a chore. That’s where GeoLogTag comes to the rescue.

GeoLogTag is now also available for iPad as a universal app. Geotagging iPad photos – including photos imported with the Camera Connection Kit – is just a few taps away. Recording locations during a photoshoot can be done with the iPad or the iPhone app. Locations recorded with an iPhone are seamlessly used by the iPad app via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Another new option is to import a GPX track file via Mail, Dropbox or any other file management app.

Featuring a comfortable and simple user interface, GeoLogTag aims to make the cumbersome process of geotagging photos as easy as possible. It offers an all-in-one geotagging solution for photos taken with any digital camera, and was developed specifically to take advantage of the unique capabilities and touch interface of iOS devices.

Feature Highlights:
* All-in-one geotagging solution for iPad, Mac, Flickr, Google and SmugMug users
* Supports 5000+ camera types
* Supports all image formats, including RAW
* Continuously tracks the users location, displayed as a breadcrumb on a map
* Different recording modes to prolong battery life (iPhone only)
* Pause and resume location recording
* Import and export of GPX track files (Dropbox integration)
* Management of recorded tracks
* Easy sharing of track maps (email or Twitter)

“Offering GeoLogTag as a native iPad app is a huge leap forward for iPad owners interested in photo geotagging.” said Chris Cornelis, founder and CEO of Zwijndrecht, Belgium based Galarina. “GeoLogTag is now a very versatile app with support for GPX import, the seamless use of locations recorded with an iPhone and support for geotagging Google+ photos.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* Geotagging iPad photos requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 4.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
GeoLogTag 4.0 is available worldwide in the App Store Photo & Video category for 4.99 (USD). Review copies are available upon request.

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Located in Zwijndrecht, Belgium, Galarina is a privately held company founded in 2008 by independent developer Chris Cornelis. Galarina specializes in the development of unique and useful solutions for the iOS platform, complemented by first-class customer support. Copyright (C) 2008-2012 Galarina. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Flickr is a registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc. in the US and/or other countries. Google is a registered trademark of Google in the US and/or other countries.

Pushing Weight 1.4 released for iOS – Popular Weight Training Journal

Stockholm, Sweden – After 8 months of development and listening to the Swedish market, Slickerthanmost Applications today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Pushing Weight 1.4, their popular fitness app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With the idea to provide a worthy replacement for a pad and a pen, the developers aim is to produce the best available weight training journal for people at beginner and intermediate-level at the gym. The design is built around calendar dates rather than the workout-program-approach that seem to have been something of a standard approach up until now.

“A strict program approach is filled with problems”, according to the developers, “as many gym goers don’t really need to know in detail what exercises they are going to perform before they are actually at the gym, and a good weight training journal needs to give the flexibility for that”.

Development has focused on three main areas, namely planning, tracking and logging of workouts, with the idea that it should work while at the gym between sets and exercises.

Selected features:
* Calendar that displays color coded workout sessions
* Graph plotting of weight per set, reps per set, minutes, 1-rep-max and more
* Preloaded with the best of the classic exercises
* Workout log displaying previous sets while logging new ones

Feedback from some of our customers:
* “Finally a really good weight training log. Simple and stylish. Good job!.” – ecmik
* “Definitely a good and priceworthy app. Like it a lot after just using it for a short while. It’s simple and does what it should.” – Ohan81

Supported Languages:
* US English and Swedish

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

Pricing and Availability:
Pushing Weight 1.4 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Please feel free to contact us for promo codes or further material.

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Slickerthanmost Applications is an applications company with a passion to produce great applications that will simplify and enrich peoples life. We have a background in developing successful web applications and are now developing for the iOS environment. Copyright (C) 2012 Slickerthanmost Applications. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

ERTV Announces Operation R.U.M for iPad, iPhone, and iPod

Trbovlje, Slovenia – ERTV is proud to announce the release of Operation R.U.M, a game for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Operation R.U.M is an addictive brain teasing puzzle game for all ages. The pirates lost their rum, so now they are too thirsty to think and they need your help to get to the rum bar. Help the pirates drink the rum in 5 worlds, with 60 exciting levels of physics based puzzles. Unlock the two mini games and discover the secret behind the magical drink called rum.

Get the pirates to the rum bar by removing or interacting with different object in the game. The more rum you pick up on the way the more points you score. Can you make it to the end with all the rum?

Operation R.U.M Features:
* 5 worlds each with a different theme
* 60 exciting levels of physics based puzzles
* 2 unlockable mini games

Operation R.U.M. supports languages for US English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Operation R.U.M. 1.0 is priced at only USD 0.99 (or equivalent in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.

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