iStoryTime, the largest library of mobile children’s book Apps, today announces a $2 million Series A investment. The investment allows the company to quickly expand their domestic and international library of 100 plus books in 80 countries. The investment allows the company to expand distribution of the content to additional mobile platforms. The investment finalizes the merger between Santa Barbara-based FrogDogMedia and Germany’s zuuka GmbH which have combined under the zuuka Group name.
ABCiSoft today announces Paint 2.0, an update to their children’s entertainment app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Created to entertain kids of any age, Paint provides users with a variety of digital canvas options to draw on. The app also comes complete with five unique virtual strokes and a full spectrum of colors as well. Newly updated, Paint includes a diverse array of pre-designed characters that young budding artists can incorporate into their drawings how ever they please.
BeiZ Ltd today announced that Staraoke – the kids’ singing game becomes free at least until Sunday 14th of August. Staraoke is a game that lets children control a cartoon character on their screen by singing along to various songs. Designed especially for 4 to 9 year old children, the software recognizes the singer’s pitch and keeps the character on the path unless you sing off key. If you sing correctly, the character stays on the path and you ramp up points.
Independent developer Darko Sancanin today announces MMA Stream 1.2 for iOS, a Sports app that allows users to easily follow tweets from professional MMA fighters and associations. Part of his Stream Apps Suite, which includes twitter clients that track pro Basketball, Tennis, Hockey, and Baseball athletes, MMA Stream gives users a first hand look into the lives of pro MMA fighters. All the tweets from UFC and Strikeforce fighters are available to view.
Designers can easily keep on top of their job tracking with the new iPhone app “Designer Jobs”. Designed specifically for those who want to avoid typing in every detail every day, use “Designer Jobs” to quickly add your work and the related clients, agents or freelance websites you deal with all into the one place. When you see the payment come through it’s simply a matter of ticking it off. So, at a glance, you can use the reports to check what jobs are still owing and who owes them.
YUYAO Software announced today that PDF Reader Pro 2.5.2 has entered the Top 5 ranking chart of paid apps in the Business category of App Stores through out the world. PDF Reader Pro continues to be the most powerful and cost-effective mobile PDF solution. In the latest update, PDF Reader Pro has added support to a common file compression format, RAR, and two archive formats, CBR and CBZ, mainly used for reading e-comics. The new version also allows FTP download, making file transfer easier.
FutureTap today announces Where To? Has been picked by Apple as iPhone App Of The Week in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The app is also being featured on the US App Store home page as well as in most countries worldwide. The recently updated Where To? 3.7 show business hours of the destination. A compass-like arrow points the user in the right direction. It also links the destination to Google Earth and U.S. turn-by-turn navigation app MotionX GPS drive. Improved VoiceOver support and more.
Milan based A-Tono today announced that Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel 1.1 will be on sale from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 August, 2011. The game takes place in an island, with strong influences from Middle Ages, Vikings, Spanish Renaissance with a touch of pure fantasy. The player plays the role of a female warrior: Loreena Eysgaard, Captain of the Royal Guard of the Citadel. With intuitive touch controls, Guardians features cinematic-style fight sequences, stunning 3D graphics, and more.
Portland based Physical Software today introduces Angle of View 1.0, its new field-of-view calculator and sensor size database app for iOS. Targeted at amateur and professional photographers, directors of photography, students, teachers, or anyone who uses cameras on a regular basis, Angle of View enables quick, one-handed operation, making it easy to determine field-of-view angles and distances, and to determine the equivalent millimeters between five customizable sensor sizes simultaneously.
Graphic Node, a graphic design company that specializes in creating themes, templates, and illustrations for Mac OS X, today introduces Still Themes for Keynote 1.0, yet another set of designs for iWork. The app includes 30 appealing and functional themes that offer plenty of creative spark for users of the iPhone and iPad. The themes include up to 21 master slides with polished and stylish photo-oriented layouts that include custom bullets, matching tables, and clear charts.
Seattle based 7HillStudios today announces Spanish TouchLanguage 2.04, the ongoing success of Spanish learning for all iOS devices. This application utilizes an extensive database of educational resources that provide users with eight different educational aides, exercises, and games. TouchLanguage starts users on their journey towards mastering the Spanish language and providing them with over two thousand of the most common Spanish words and phrases to study.
Independent developer Darko Sancanin today announces Hoop Stream for iOS, a Sports app that allows users to easily follow tweets from professional basketball players, teams, and the NBA. Part of his Stream Apps Suite, which includes twitter clients that track pro Tennis, Hockey, Baseball, and Mixed Martial Arts athletes, Hoop Stream gives users a first hand look into the lives of pro players. The app also allows users to follow community reactions and opinions via Twitter keyword hashtags.
Ling Lee today introduces NutriHiLo 1.0 for iOS, her new Healthcare & Fitness app that provides a database of more than 160 common foods and 26 essential nutrients. Users can set multiple filters to find foods that suit their nutritional requirements. For example, the app can search for foods high in the following: vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, and fiber; and low in the following: sodium, sugar, and fat. Results displayed include: broccoli, collards, endive, and turnip greens.
Bacca today introduces Baccahjong 1.0 for iPad, their new matching game, a variation on the game of mahjong. The board contains a number of tiles, each with a cartoon drawing of an animal. The goal is to touch one tile, then another matching tile, which removes both. Very easy to learn and play, the game is unlike most other matching games because of the large number of different tiles, and the rules for matching, which limit to two the number of 90-degree turns allowed to reach the second tile.
Digiarty Software today introduces Air Playit HD 1.0, the iPad edition of their evolutionary software to stream video and audio library to any iOS device via WiFi, 3G/4G network. Without the need of video conversion, Air Playit can instantly play any video and audio files and share them with friends and family effortlessly. Acting as a personal cloud, Air Playit supports 320 different video/audio formats from disk folder or iTunes library to iPhone, iPad, iPod via WiFi, 3G and 4G network.
Tokyo based Limited Securities today announces their iCommodities Suite for iOS, including iGold+, iSilver+, iPlatinum+, iPalladium+ and iOil+. These applications track and evaluate the price of those commodities in more than 150 currencies, as well as provides trends, graphs and a conversion calculator. The apps can show you the price of the commodity even without opening the application. Users can receive notifications via iOS push for change in value, percentage and more.
Ateam Inc. today introduces Ellie – Help me out…please 1.0, its new atmospheric anime stylized “escape the room” adventure for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This mobile game charges players with helping a young woman escape from a locked room where she’s being held ransom. A free title, Ellie – Help Me Out…Please features game hints via in-app purchase as well as a completely new room full of puzzles for users to play through.
Czech based SH Consult announced its excitement over the flood of positive player reaction to Secret Lab for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This intriguing game throws players into a secret American Army Base circa 1960 and challenges them to take part in six unique experiments aimed at training their intuition and unleashing hidden mental powers. Each ‘experiment’ mini-game is geared for all out fun as much as its geared to help players train their sixth sense.
Vancouver based Wise Dogs Services, Inc. today introduces iThink Dirty? 1.0 for iOS, their new Entertainment app that contains more than 50 titillating questions and images designed to test male and female sexuality. After selecting their gender, users view 20 provocative photos and answer a multiple choice question about each image. With background music throughout, and humorous comments after each answer, the app finally rates the degree to which the user is subconsciously obsessed with sex.
BeSoft today announces Taxi INT 1.2.1 for iOS, an update to their app that lists more than 1,200 taxi companies throughout the world. Constantly expanding, the database currently includes 15 different countries and more than 100 major cities. In addition to phone numbers and auto-dial, many listings include additional information, such as fares to points of interest and airports. BeSoft is currently developing a multi-lingual website where taxi companies can add themselves to the database.