Sparrow lands on the iPhone

Sparrow, my favorite mail client on Mac OS, has finally been released for the iPhone.

Sparrow is an iPhone mail client designed with love to provide you with an efficient and pleasant mailing experience. With its pane navigation, its new threading system and many new features, you’ll never look back.

Similar to the pane interface found on the Facebook app, you can use swipe gestures to reveal mailboxes, labels and folders. Swipe on a message and you can star, add a label, archive or delete a conversation. I’ve used Sparrow on my iPhone briefly and so far, am completely loving it (goodbye Mail app!). The one big downer is the lack of push notifications, which can be a deal breaker for some. Personally, I can live without it for the time being, seeing how this is the best 3rd party mail app I’ve used thus far.

And if you missed it earlier, Sparrow for Mac is still currently on sale at $6 (via StackSocial), though only until for another 12 hours or so. Check out the promo video and app description after the break.

Sparrow Sparrow, Sparrow, – $2.99

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The Simpsons: Tapped Out brings Springfield to your iPhone and iPad

EA Mobile has released what could very well be the coolest Simpsons video game ever made — ok, at least on a mobile platform. The Simpsons: Tapped Out for the iPhone and iPad is a freemium game that plays like SimCity and Farmville, where fans of the long-running animated series will get to (for the first time ever) build Springfield from the ground up and interact with all their favorite characters.

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Speeding Hippo announces Squash My Car – fun car photo app for iphone

Oswestry, United Kingdom – The brainchild of Stephen Holmes and Chris Kessling, childhood friends and avowed pistonheads, it’s a quirky app that takes a picture of any real life car and transforms it into a squashed, toy racer version. Aimed at car enthusiasts and making it easy to share the pictures using email, picture messages, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites.

It uses complex photo manipulation tools to alter the original photo of any car but the joy of the resulting images is that they retain their distinguishing features and are recognizable as the original car but from a whole new perspective.

“We’re genuinely proud of Squash My Car because it uses some very advanced photo manipulation techniques,” says Aidan Rooney of Masters Allen who managed the technical development. “But primarily, we’re launching it as a little piece of entertainment for car fans of all ages. It’s easy to use – just snap a picture or select one from your photo library and press a button to let Squash My Car work its magic.”

“We’re looking forward to seeing the pictures that app users come up with,” Chris Kessling adds. They hope to bring some fun to the Twitter community by launching a #squashmycar hashtag so everyone can share their best shots – whether of their own car or a most loved or hated celebrity vehicle or classic marque.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation) or later and for iPad requires iOS 4.3 or later.
* Available through iTunes
* 7.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Squash My Car 1.0.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available in Europe through the App Store in the Entertainment Category.

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Speeding Hippo is a mobile phone game company based in the UK and founded in 2011. Formed by Chris Kessling and Stephen Homes our interests are Smartphone applications in various categories from entertainment to social networking but not limited to these. We want people to have fun and enjoy using well designed intuitive products. We partnered with Masters Allen Ltd as our app developers on our first app creation in 2011. They are a multi-disciplinary creative design and marketing agency also based in the UK. Copyright (C) 2012 Speeding Hippo. 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.

2WayResume iPhone App Leverages Career Expertise to Optimize Job Search

San Antonio, Texas – 2WayResume 2.0, a resume creation app developed by award winning career site, AdvancingWomen, uses strategy and techniques from 16 years experience in online technology and job markets to optimize job search for app users.

AdvancingWomen developed 2WayResume iPhone / iPad app as a strategic tool for job seekers, incorporating features designed to speed up the job matching process. The developer’s strategies were derived from it’s 16 years of experience in the online job space; corporate recruiting clients have included TMP Worldwide, Inc., Sun Microsystems, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Association of Women Lawyers, CareerBuilder, Fedex Kinko’s, Accenture Technology Solutions, and Guidance Software Inc. Features were designed to optimize matching a candidate with a job and include the following:

* Guidance on keyword matching. In today’s job market, an employer or his software will search a database of resumes for certain keywords: skills, certifications, degrees, job titles and more. 2WayResume guides the job seeker through the process of mirroring back the keywords used in the employer’s job description and on the employer’s website.

* Matches Employer / Job Board Technology to Assure Faster Processing. By including a plain text version of the resume, along with a PDF version, 2WayResume eliminates an average of 3 weeks processing time placing a resume in an employer or job board applicant data base.

As traditional job boards continue to evolve into more social and interactive sites, as the mobile web gains increasing prominence and resume apps command a slot in the job seeker’s arsenal, 2WayResume app breaks ground by introducing social sharing on a resume app:

* Enables Social Networking. 2WayResume taps into what many say is the best way to find a job: leveraging the contacts one already has – a friend, associate or family member who’s sold on the job seeker and his or her skills. The app enables the job seeker to update Facebook and Twitter networks and enlist support in a targeted job search with a keyword rich, accomplishment driven resume.

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

Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, 2WayResume 2.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. There is also an iPad version available. Introductory, discount pricing is in effect until January 31st, 2012.

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2WayResume 2.0 developer, award winning career site, AdvancingWomen has been in the online career space for the past 16 years, operating Careers. AdvancingWomen, a diversity job board and AllTopTechTalent job board for all who work online. AdvancingWomen has won Lycos Top 5% Award, Dow Jones Award, Beatrice-Yahoo Top Site; has been featured in Elle, Self, Women and Success, and Fast Company magazines, has provided career and business content to Fortune 500 companies like Citibank and Hearst; has been published internationally by Cambridge University Press, by universities, military academies, medical and business societies, and financial organizations in Australia, India, and Saudi Arabia and translated into Mandarin Chinese, reaching a Chinese audience of over 2 million. Copyright (C) 1996-2012 AdvancingWomen. 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.

Fueled iPhone App Developers Build an App for Choosing Your Task Master

New York, New York – Remember the last time you walked into a bar with a group of friends and debated who would pick up the first round? Maybe you spent a half hour on Paper, Rock, Scissors, or perhaps you asked the bartender for straws to draw. Either way, you wasted time – a lot of it – and looked outdated in the process.

Fortunately for you, the iPhone app developers at Fueled, a New York-based mobile design and development agency, are proud to announce the launch of their latest iPhone and iPad app, Not It. Designed in London and developed in New York, the app is straw-drawing digitized, created to make any group decision for you, be it the first round, the front seat, or the dishes.

Using multi-touch technology, Not It invites users and their friends to each place a finger on the iPhone or iPad screen and watch rotating dials surround each; following a three second countdown, the app will highlight participants at random, before finally settling on one – followed by a highly visual, colorful climax. Of course, as fans have come to expect of Fueled’s design team, the app is as visually impressive as it is highly functional, as the team has developed an aesthetic that’s at once playful, professional, and easy to use – not to mention free.

Not It will do all the decision making for you – just lift a finger, then see whose turn it is to pick up the tab, no questions asked. Available in the App Store, Not It is the iPhone app developer’s solution to an everyday conflict, a fun and long-overdue alternative to pre-digital life.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 4.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Not It 1.1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Fueled is a mobile design and development agency with offices in New York, London, and Chicago. Our services include iPhone app development, Android app development, and website design and development. Fueled also specializes in strategy, branding, explainer videos, and SEO. Our clients include major brands like Porsche, MTV, Ducati, Coca-Cola, Fashism, and UrbanDaddy, as well as a variety of promising startups. Copyright (C) 2012 Fueled. 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.

Fueled iPhone App Developers Build an App for Choosing Your Task Master

New York, New York – Remember the last time you walked into a bar with a group of friends and debated who would pick up the first round? Maybe you spent a half hour on Paper, Rock, Scissors, or perhaps you asked the bartender for straws to draw. Either way, you wasted time – a lot of it – and looked outdated in the process.

Fortunately for you, the iPhone app developers at Fueled, a New York-based mobile design and development agency, are proud to announce the launch of their latest iPhone and iPad app, Not It. Designed in London and developed in New York, the app is straw-drawing digitized, created to make any group decision for you, be it the first round, the front seat, or the dishes.

Using multi-touch technology, Not It invites users and their friends to each place a finger on the iPhone or iPad screen and watch rotating dials surround each; following a three second countdown, the app will highlight participants at random, before finally settling on one – followed by a highly visual, colorful climax. Of course, as fans have come to expect of Fueled’s design team, the app is as visually impressive as it is highly functional, as the team has developed an aesthetic that’s at once playful, professional, and easy to use – not to mention free.

Not It will do all the decision making for you – just lift a finger, then see whose turn it is to pick up the tab, no questions asked. Available in the App Store, Not It is the iPhone app developer’s solution to an everyday conflict, a fun and long-overdue alternative to pre-digital life.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 4.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Not It 1.1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Fueled is a mobile design and development agency with offices in New York, London, and Chicago. Our services include iPhone app development, Android app development, and website design and development. Fueled also specializes in strategy, branding, explainer videos, and SEO. Our clients include major brands like Porsche, MTV, Ducati, Coca-Cola, Fashism, and UrbanDaddy, as well as a variety of promising startups. Copyright (C) 2012 Fueled. 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.

Live the Simple Life in this innovative new iPhone title

London, United Kingdom – Chobbigames has launched “Simple Life” – a unique hybrid app for the family, with relaxation modes, mini-fun modes and gameplay modes. Play as one of the Chobbies in this original title as you immerse yourself into their unique environment, while stunning retina graphics and captivating soundtracks help set the mood for atmospheric gameplay. Available on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Features include:
* Innovative use of accelerometer capabilities with simple touch and tilt controls
* Game Center Leaderboards
* Beautiful Retina display graphics and engaging
soundtracks
* Appealing gameplay and fun suitable for all ages

Packed with content, players can explore three different modes each filled with unique fun and games:

Relaxation Mode:
Choose from a variety of nature themes including life on the beach, sunshine, rain, or prehistoric modes

Mini-Fun Mode:
Explore day and night interactively in Simple Life mode – rotate device to switch from day to night; defy the laws of physics with anti-gravity mode, shoot fireballs and even travel through deep space!

Game Mode:
Traverse the skyline and jump through the clouds in this endless runner game

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 14.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Simple Life 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.

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Chobbigames is a small independent game developer run by people who love games. Currently, Chobbigames produces apps and games for the iPhone and iPad with aims to reach the Mac and Android platforms in the near future. The goal of Chobbigames is to produce unique and innovative titles that above all else are fun and affordable to the masses. Copyright (C) 2012 Chobbigames. 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.

Soul Calibre coming to iPhone and iPad on Jan 19th

Soul Calibre, the iconic weapon-based fighter that first released for the arcades and Sega Dreamcast in the late 90′s, will be making its way to iOS on Jan 19th. The port will feature all 19 of the original fighters, and will include arcade battle, time attack, survival, practice and museum modes. While the launch price is currently unknown, Soul Calibre will be a universal app and require an iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 4G to run the visually impressive game. And coinciding with Namco Bandai’s iOS release, Soul Calibre 5 is set to make its Xbox 360 and PS3 debut next month, on Feb 3rd. Check out the official trailer and more screenshots after the break.

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Live the Simple Life in this innovative new iPhone title

London, United Kingdom – Chobbigames has launched “Simple Life” – a unique hybrid app for the family, with relaxation modes, mini-fun modes and gameplay modes. Play as one of the Chobbies in this original title as you immerse yourself into their unique environment, while stunning retina graphics and captivating soundtracks help set the mood for atmospheric gameplay. Available on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Features include:
* Innovative use of accelerometer capabilities with simple touch and tilt controls
* Game Center Leaderboards
* Beautiful Retina display graphics and engaging
soundtracks
* Appealing gameplay and fun suitable for all ages

Packed with content, players can explore three different modes each filled with unique fun and games:

Relaxation Mode:
Choose from a variety of nature themes including life on the beach, sunshine, rain, or prehistoric modes

Mini-Fun Mode:
Explore day and night interactively in Simple Life mode – rotate device to switch from day to night; defy the laws of physics with anti-gravity mode, shoot fireballs and even travel through deep space!

Game Mode:
Traverse the skyline and jump through the clouds in this endless runner game

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 14.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Simple Life 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.

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Chobbigames is a small independent game developer run by people who love games. Currently, Chobbigames produces apps and games for the iPhone and iPad with aims to reach the Mac and Android platforms in the near future. The goal of Chobbigames is to produce unique and innovative titles that above all else are fun and affordable to the masses. Copyright (C) 2012 Chobbigames. 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.

iPhone App makes Justin Bieber your boyfriend

London, United Kingdom – Lexington Creative announces the release of Justin Bieber my boyfriend for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In the app uses can go on any of a number of dates with Justin. If the user impresses Justin enough on the dates, he will ask for their hand in marriage.

The dates include going for coffee, cloud watching, dinner and making out. In the coffee date, the user has to engage in conversation in with Justin. In the dinner date, the user has to find matching food pairs. In the kissing date, the user has to time their kiss so as to kiss Justin perfectly. In the cloud watching date, the user has to find the clouds that Justin talks about.

The app was the idea of Alex Harrington, managing director of Lexington Creative. Alex realized that most Justin Bieber fans would cherish the opportunity to go on a date with Justin. He noted that there was no other app that allowed users to go on simulated dates with him.

The app is free and is available now on the App Store for all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad). The company is considering expansion to Android and Blackberry platforms.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Justin Bieber my boyfriend 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.

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Located in London, United Kingdom and Sydney, Australia, Lexington Creative was founded in 2009 by Alex Harrington. It is a company of five staff and develops a range of applications for iOS, Blackberry and Android devices. Copyright (C) 2012 Lexington Creative. 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.