Rombos created a free version of its popular multi-player strategy racing game Dash Race 3.1.7. It takes the classic and popular paper and pencil concept to a whole new level, and excels in creating a competitive challenge with amazing realistic driving behavior allowing you to take curves at crazy speeds, requiring courage, experience and dexterity.
Independent publisher Nosy Crow is celebrating Penguin Awareness Day, on January 20th, with a weekend price drop on the App Store for its award-winning life science storybook app Rounds: Parker Penguin. For the weekend of January 18 – January 21 the app will cost $1.99/Euro 1.59, reduced from its full price of $4.99/Euro 3.99. The app combines narrative storytelling with lots of educational information and interactive fun.
A free update for Calories to version 3.3 is now available from the danholt website and the Mac Appstore. Calories 3.3 now includes the much desired import for data from the VitaDock App. The VitaDock line by Medisana offers diverse devices that allow you to measure your body data directly from your iPhone, iPod, iPad and similar products, such as the CardioDock for glucose measurements and the TargetScale for weight and body analysis.
Australian developer, DreamWalk Interactive today announces Jam for iPhone 1.1, an update to its popular song-creation app. Perfect for anyone who dreams of becoming a star but might not have the vocal ability, Jam allows users to create original songs that can then be shared with friends. Featuring unlockable musical style packs, award badges and streamlined social sharing tools, version 1.1 offers features in the song creation engine which dramatically improve the songs created and more.
Day2Life Planner 1.0.3 for iOS is a social diary/calendar application that helps you set your daily schedules and life-long plans with ease. Not only does Day2Life integrate long term plans and daily tasks, it seamlessly incorporates users’ other planning tools. Google Calendar, the native iPhone calendar app, and Outlook can all be linked with Day2Life. Day2Life is also easily integrated with social media experiences, allowing users to post their goals and daily mottos via Facebook and Twitter.
St. Clair Software today announces App Tamer 1.3.2, an update to their Macintosh utility that automatically pauses applications to improve battery life and reduce CPU usage. App Tamer’s AutoStop capability automatically pauses applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. The new version of App Tamer offers support for Retina Displays, as well as restarting background applications when you scroll their windows using a gesture or scroll-wheel.
Indie developer James Hollender is offering a Free MacWorld/iWorld Exhibit Hall pass for Jan 31 – Feb 2 in SF, CA to the first 50 purchasers of either full version of his Life Inventory apps starting Jan 14. The iPad and iPhone versions are Lifestyle apps that guide users in creating their own Life Inventory, which can provide greater self understanding of personality, strengths and weaknesses leading to a better quality of life at a small fraction the cost of a single visit to a therapist.
Music Theory and Practice by Musicopoulos 2.0 is a fully structured course for learning Music Theory and putting it all into Practice, using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The user interface of Music Theory and Practice by Musicopoulos has been recreated to include realistic looking instruments in the landscape view, including Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Viola and Cello. Rebuilt from the ground up, version 2.0 now includes more lessons, more exercises and improved usability.
Clockworkapps announces Evolution Prize 1.0 for iOS devices. Helping hospitals and winning a million dollars is now so easy you can do it in your sleep. Every night your iOS device sleeps soundly on its recharger. It is time to wake it up and put it to work. The Evolution Prize could win you $1,000,000. The Evolution Prize is a crowdsourcing app that uses Genetic Programming to predict patient stays in hospital. Helping hospitals plan better, thus becoming more efficient.
Scott Greiff, creater of MailTamer App for iOS is proud to announce they are a Semi-Finalist in the Product of the Year and Inventor of the Year category. MailTamer provides a quick and easy way to manage your inbox. This is the only app that organizes emails in sender-based view, contact-based view and recipient-based view along with the traditional-based view and with a single swipe and tap, emails can be deleted, copied or moved to an existing or new folder en-masse.
Asian mobile games development company, PogiPlay, Inc. today introduces Speedy Rodriguez 1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Speedy Rodriguez is a free easy-to-play game based on successful apps like Mega Run and Run Chicken, Run. Located deep in the Mexican dessert, the player has to escape the heat by jumping on different platforms. The objective is to run as far as possible and escape. Awesome graphics and addicting gameplay will make the user play over and over again.
To make it easy for consumers, TheFind has added a price-match feature to its popular iPhone and Android app, TheFind: Shopping. A shopper can simply scan a barcode for a product and instantly see if it is eligible for price matching at Target, Best Buy and others. Additionally, people can also choose to “Price Watch” specific items, in which case they will receive an alert automatically should that product go on sale at another retailer.
2DStar Entertainment today announces Alien Crusher Pro 1.8 for iOS, an update to its bullet hell, shoot’em up in space, featuring minutely detailed, Hi-Res graphics & animation. Players must evade and destroy a wide range of enemy spacecraft, including complex, crustacean-like transformers. A vertical scroller, gamers can use touch or tilt control to move their small ship freely in any direction. Firing is continuous for all spacecraft, with a multitude of dazzling sound and animation effects.
Independent developer, Kai Wells today announces Hue Color Picker 2.0, an update to his gesture-based color selection tool for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Featuring both decimal and hexadecimal RGB selection, Hue was developed to make selecting colors a more fun and engaging activity. The minimalist appearance of Hue is fresh and clean, and the gesture controls couldn’t be simpler. Quickly switch between two colors to compare them. Version 2.0 adds support for iPad and syncing via iCloud.
Albuquerque-based developer, ByteWorks, Inc. today announces techBASIC App Builder, giving iOS App Developers the ability to write a program in techBASIC on the iPhone or iPad, compile it under Xcode with the techBASIC App Builder, and sell it on the App Store. techBASIC’s technical computing environment makes it easy to create apps with interactive graphics, access internal sensors, and connect to external devices with Bluetooth low energy.