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The Sustainability Compass is available now for iOS and Android

How can a person become more sustainable? This new app for projects asks the questions that help figure it out.

The Sustainability Compass, launched on both iTunes and Google Play is thought provoking – it offers users a chance to think out-of-the box about new projects. For instance, if the user is moving to a new apartment, the app features various not-so-usual categories worth considering – like health, fossil fuels, creation, and environmental protection. Under each category that the user chooses, questions about sustainability and human needs are offered that are related to the project, which inspires critical thought towards smart planning and action. After all, the best way to innovate intelligent ideas and action is to contemplate the whole picture.

A cool addition that comes with this app is a deck of downloadable, printable cards that can be used in a classroom, meeting or workshop to get people to expand their creative capacities in groups. People using the app and cards can then share their Sustainability Compass user experience and ideas on the app Guest Book.

The app was developed through an innovative collaboration between mdii GmbH, The Natural Step network and distinguished design and sustainability experts.

Matthias Muller, app designer and innovation consultant, says, “This app builds on what I have learned through my years of project and product innovation consulting experience – ask people intelligent questions and they will dig deep to come up with great answers that can generate productive thought and action.”

Karl-Henrik Robert, Founder of The Natural Step, Blue Planet Prize recipient & Ashoka Fellow commented: “Modern science has shown that the world we live in is unsustainable. The problem is, how do we reach out to create communities of people who are willing to do something about it? The Sustainability Compass app does it by asking smart questions which inspire for smarter actions. I appreciate its directness and simplicity.”

Sustainability Compass 1.0 is available as a free download for a limited time and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. It is also available on Google Play for Android devices.

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Sandton Technologies asks are you good2go with affirmative consent app

Out of necessity is often born genius. Today, Santon Technologies announced the launch of their flagship app, Good2Go. Available on iTunes and Google Play, this free app has been designed as a tool to facilitate communication/education about affirmative consent and the prevention of sexual assault on college campuses, nationwide.

The issue of “affirmative consent” has become a hot political topic.. The White House has mandated that colleges and universities take aggressive actions to help stem the tide of sexual assaults on campus. The State of California has passed a bill through the State Senate that would require young men and women to obtain affirmative consent from potential partners before engaging in sexual activity. Colleges and universities are caught in the middle, trying to protect students and themselves from harm, while providing an open environment that allows young people to control their own lives.

Living in the digital, mobile age, some have asked “why isn’t there an app for that?” Thus was born Good2Go, a free and easy-to-use mobile app that allows users to obtain affirmative consent before engaging in sexual activity. Good2Go protects both women and men from unwanted or regretted sexual activity. The Good2Go app, designed by parents of college-aged kids, provides a non-threatening, safe way for college students to have honest conversations about sex. It reinforces that “no means no,” “only yes means yes” and “yes can be changed to no at any time.”

Further, this app addresses the issue of alcohol or drug impairment when one or both parties may not be able to give consent. Good2Go takes a “prevention and education first” approach to reducing sexual misconduct and assaults on campus. The app is simple and easy to use, and user information is kept private and secure.

The app is privately funded by a group of concerned citizens who want to affect change and do something positive that helps reduce sexual assault on campus over the long term: “Good2Go facilitates clear communication between potential partners while educating them in the language of affirmative consent”, said Lee Ann Allman, president of Santon Technologies. “As parents of college students, we knew that they and their friends were aware of the problem of sexual assaults and miscommunication on college campuses, but they weren’t sure what they were supposed to be saying or doing. Good2Go was created to help them navigate these situations quickly and privately, thereby reducing assaults and unwanted or regretted encounters.”

Good2Go 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

Fruit-Slinger – Wild West Target Practice Available Now on iOS

Introducing Fruit-Slinger, a whimsical Wild West game of target practice. Play as Sheriff Larry the Lemur with a whole arsenal of fruit to sling at moving targets to hone your agility and precision. This Wild West themed game is family friendly and uses a unique game control option where you wind up the sling by swinging your phone in a similar motion. Of course, you can also tap the phone if swinging is a little too wild for you. We understand. Young and old alike will be able to develop their motor coordination and timing skills in an enjoyable way.

With over 60 different challenges in 4 play modes, you will be able to unlock badge after badge. As your lemur-like fruit slinging finesse grows you will advance from a trainee to a deputy and eventually win your own Sheriff’s badge! Choose from mangoes, bananas, watermelons, kiwis, and apples to fling at your targets. You will experience hours of joy when you hit target after target and see what happens. Truth, justice, and the Lemur way are on the line! Do you have what it takes? After, all Sheriff Larry didn’t get that badge for nothing.

Fruit-Slinger 1.0 offered free with an in-app purchase of $0.99 (USD) for additional levels. The game is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. There is also an Android version available for Google Play.

STEP Journal for Life is the Ultimate Visual Journal – Now on Android

Innovative life journal developer WePlanet announced today that lifelogging has taken a giant leap forward with the release of the STEP Personal Smart Journal on the Android platform. Live blogging, journaling and an increasing focus on up-to-the-minute communication is the impetus behind the STEP Personal Smart Journal, an automatic journaling app that makes intelligent usage of existing resources.

Helping users capture and tell the stories of their lives, STEP Journal makes intelligent use of smartphones, apps, social media and wearable devices to gather all of the scattered moments of life into a hyper-connected, information-rich and up-to-the-minute journal. The Android-based app, now available on the Google Play store, STEP Journal is remarkably easy to use, and lets users add value of self-awareness and reflection, added meaning and cute icons. And the iOS version has been featured on over 100 App stores such as US, Japan, China, and more. ‘Web-version’, as a facilitator to store precious memories, edit entries, and add more thoughts, will be opened in the near future.

“In today’s hyper-connected world, peoples’ digital footprints tend to get scattered throughout cyberspace,” noted a WePlanet spokesperson. “STEP Journal merges those scattered footprints into a single location automatically, presenting a single timeline. Not only is it easy to share, that meaningful log helps STEP Journal users understand themselves better.”

STEP Journal can be shared, but it is not automatic; it is completely private and personal unless the user decides to share it. As a personal self-help and development tool, STEP Journal helps users gather multiple logs into a meaningful presentation, see their daily patterns at a glance, and more easily spot opportunities for improvement.

“STEP Journal is more than just another blogging platform. It captures everything about the user’s life in a fully visual, personalized and private platform – delivering a venue that goes way beyond information for its own sake. By capturing daily moments and adding relevant details as needed with just a few clicks, users are able to embrace the lifelogging lifestyle as the ultimate self-improvement tool.”

As an automatic journaling tool, STEP Journal takes the tedium out of recording life’s everyday tasks. Keeping the STEP Timeline meaningful and correct, the app also adds several shortcuts, including a Favorites list, a Bookmarks function and automatic calendar and location-based services.

* Seamless import of status, places, pictures, and tagged friends from social media outlets including Twitter, Facebook, Swarm and Instagram
* Events from Calendars
* Photos and locations form the smartphone Camera Roll
* Locations using GPS
* Data from fitness tracking devices such as Jawbone UP and Fitbit

STEP – Journal for Life app 1.4.0 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. It is also available on Google Play for Android devices.

Motorcycle Driving 3D Prepares Users for the Twists & Turns of the Road

Future motorcyclists who dream of grabbing their helmet, revving their engine and heading out on the open road should definitely make a digital pit stop in the App Store or Google Play first, so they can download Ovilex Soft’s innovative new no-cost app Motorcycle Driving 3D.

Designed with the same astonishingly realistic graphics as Ovilex Soft’s highly popular car, bus and truck driving app School Driving 3D, Motorcycle Driving 3D lets future two-wheelers to choose from over 10 different motorcycle types – including cruiser, sport, chopper, touring and standard – so they can learn about safe and responsible motorcycle driving from the convenience of their mobile device. Other Motorcycle Driving 3D special features include:

* Astonishingly responsive steering
* A speedometer to monitor speed and adjust to different road conditions
* Both a career and free ride mode, which adds realism and excitement
* Different weather conditions, such as rain, fog, sun and snow
* Various light conditions, including day driving, night driving and morning driving
* The ability to toggle between a front (helmet) view or back camera view in order to get an enhanced perspective of motorcycle physics
* Left and right blinker indicators
* Headlight switch
* A pause button

“While obviously nothing should ever replace actual on-the-road practice in a safe environment with a qualified instructor, Motorcycle Driving 3D has all of the features and tools that a real simulator should have, which makes it the ideal app to help future motorcyclists head out on the open road safely and responsibly,” commented Marusac Alexandru of Ovilex Soft. “Plus, we will be constantly adding more motorcycles and challenges in future updates!”

Motorcycle Driving 3D 1.1.0, the new no-cost app that helps prepare motorcyclists for the twists and turns of the road, is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

Forest: Stay Focused Helps iPhone Addicts Improve Productivity

The hundreds of millions of people around the world who are addicted to their iPhone or smartphone and want a simple – yet brilliantly effective – way to put it down so they can spend more working, studying, spending time with friends, or doing anything else worthwhile, can now head to the App Store or Google Play and download the astonishing new app Forest: Stay Focused, Stop Phubbing from Forestapp.

Featured worldwide by Apple in the “Best New Apps” category, Forest – which is already a top 10 App Store selection in Taiwan, China and several other countries, and the #1 App on ProductHunt – lets users plant a seed in a special virtual forest, which grows into a colorful and healthy tree over the next 30 minutes. However, if users fail to resist temptation and leave the app to check Facebook, send an email, play a game or do anything else on their iPhone or smartphone, their beloved tree withers away and dies.

Eventually, users who plant and cultivate enough trees will have a beautiful, lush forest – with each individual tree representing 30-minutes of focused freedom. It’s a remarkably effective way to promote positive reinforcement, and painlessly wean users from their device addiction.

Other Forest special features include:
* The option to share a forest with friends, which is a great way to inspire others
* A history tracker to reflect on past accomplishments and set realistic goals for the future
* An elegant and pleasant interface that is in itself a work of art
* The ability to whitelist specific apps that won’t cause a tree to die if accessed during the 30 minutes – perfect for urgent or emergency-use-only apps! (Android-only)

“We all love our iPhones and smartphones, and we can’t imagine life without them,” commented ShaoKan Pi of Forestapp. “However, there comes a time when instead of using our device, we’re being used by our device! And that’s where Forest makes all the difference. By planting and growing a tree, users feel a sense of responsibility, which inspires them to stay focused and disciplined. We call this a ‘soft lock’ approach, and it’s what makes Forest a completely unique time management tool. It’s perfect for helping anyone stop phubbing in their daily life – whether it’s at work, school, with friends, or anywhere else!”

In the next few months, ShaoKan Pi and his Forestapp team plan on adding key new features, including:
* Weekly, monthly and lifetime forests
* More tree types
* Custom growing time
* Achievement & rewards
* The ability to connect with friends

Forest: Stay Focused, Stop Phubbing helps iPhone and smartphone addicts painlessly be more productive, have more fun and improve their quality of life.

Forest: Stay focused, stop phubbing 2.1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

PaigeeWorld Releases Newest Version of Social Network App

PaigeeDraw Inc., an independent software development company formed by Paige Rohrick, is thrilled to announce the release of PaigeeWorld 2.4, an update to its very popular social media art app for iOS and Android devices. This release has been timed with the release of PaigeeWorld Android 1.0. Version 2.4 sports a new look for Paigeeworld, and also introduces a new Discover feature for iPad. With over a half of a million downloads on the App Store, PaigeeWorld is becoming one of the fastest growing social network for artists and art enthusiasts.

PaigeeWorld is a community for artists of all skill levels. Amateurs and professionals alike can find a home on PaigeeWorld. With real-time feeds, categories and tags, members can find the art and the artists they are looking for. PaigeeWorld discovery features help even the newest members get noticed and gain followers fast. Members find it encouraging to belong to such a supportive community.

One member had this to say about PaigeeWorld: “I have gained more followers on PaigeeWorld in 1 year than my Facebook, Instagram and 4 years on DeviantArt combined!” said Tessa van de Nadort “icanreachthestars” on PaigeeWorld.

PaigeeWorld is a veritable playground for people who love manga and anime and art in general. Users can create profiles, upload their own artwork, “follow” and “like” other artists and collect points that can be used to unlock drawing tutorials. It is an app that is engaging, educational and highly entertaining.

PaigeeWorld 2.4 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. With the release for Android version on Google Play, PaigeeWorld is well on it’s way to become the social network for young artists everywhere.

ZeroWeather innovates iOS, Android with accurate forecast and 3D scenes

ZeroWeather, the new weather app by the italian software house Pizero Design has been released for Android and iOS, and is now available for free worldwide. Combining amazing graphics, accurate forecasting, and social functionality into our nex-gen weather application, ZeroWeather is the result of almost a year of painstaking work and development. The key points of this new app are:

* Simplicity – a beautiful, cutting-edge, easy to use design to easily navigate your weather experience;

* Power – Accurate weather data from World Weather Online, OpenWeather, and Forecast.io;

* Beauty – an immersive weather experience thanks to parallax weather backgrounds with a gyroscope-controlled 3D effect, to see clouds, lens flare, and rain drops move as you tilt your device.

ZeroWeather was created to be reliable and fun, as it includes two ways to share weather with friends: a simple “1-tap share” of weather conditions (on Facebook and Twitter) plus the “InstaShare” feature that allows users to take a picture, add weather on it, and share it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ZeroWeather 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category. There is an Android version available on Google Play. On Android, the app also includes a set of 6 home screen widgets with support for additional themes, for a customized, weather-at-a-glance experience. Available as in-app purchase, ZeroWeather Prime unlocks all the power of ZeroWeather, adding the ability to track unlimited cities and unlocking 7-day Forecast and 3 weather providers (including Forecast.io).

Follow the First Bundesliga 2014-2015 and Play with Prediction

Rifra Mobile Apps has announced the release of its new application “Bundesliga Live 2014-2015” for Android and iOS. Bundesliga Live 2014-2015 is the ideal companion for following the season 2014-2015 of First Bundesliga, one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, and for being the hero through the exciting game of predictions. Bundesliga Live 2014-2015 provides a complete guide, updated in real time, which provides the user with the following information:

* Calendar of season 2014-2015
* Information on the 18 participating teams
* Tables, results, scorers and yellow/red cards updated in real time

The user can also actively participate in the Bundesliga Championship through the game of predictions by trying to predict the outcome of each match. Support from the Game Center (for iOS) will allow the user to compare results with friends and all the users of the Game Center. Finally, Bundesliga Live 2014-2015 will provide detailed statistics on what were the most predicted results in the world on every single match.

Other functionality:
* (iOS) Customize your application by selecting the graphics of your favorite team
* (iOS) Comment live all matches

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.0 or later
* 18.3 MB
* Android Phones & Tablets with operating systems v. 2.3.3 or later

Price and Availability:
Bundesliga Live 2014-2015 v. 3.5.0 is available free of charge through the App Store in the Sports category and Google Play around the world.

Sweetest Sin Asks the Eternal Question What Happens When You Find Love?

Readers aged 12 and older searching for an answer to the eternal question that has consumed lovers throughout the ages – “What happens when you find a love that consumes you?” – can now head to the App Store or Google Play, and start getting the answers they crave by downloading the gripping new romance Sweetest Sin from Team SaFco Ltd.

Available at no-cost and featuring a captivating introduction and three spellbinding chapters (with more on the way), Sweetest Sin is an unforgettable tale told by 47-year old Richard, whose journey of love, lust and temptation has brought him together with 24-year old siren Britney – and sparked what is shaping up to be a torrid, adulterous encounter that promises to ignite hidden desires that could either lead to emotional ecstasy, or tragic regret.

“Sweetest Sin is essentially about what people are willing to do in order to be with the one they love,” commented a spokesperson from Team SaFco Ltd. “It explores what people are willing to sacrifice in order to find and be with their soulmate, and whether they’ll put aside their boundaries, morals, values and beliefs. It’s said that all’s fair in love and war – and Sweetest sin is about the battle for survival that wages in the heart when people find a love that consumes them.”

Other notable Sweetest Sin features include:
* A poignant, visceral and evocative title screen illustration
* Clear, easy-to-read text set against a black background to help reduce eyestrain
* A variety of in-app games related to the story, including puzzle games and memo games

Sweetest Sin 1.0, the new no-cost romance that asks the eternal question “What happens when you find a love that consumes you?,” is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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