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I know countries 1.3 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad – An Apple Maps Game

grapevine-cottage today is proud to announce the release of “I know countries” 1.3 for iPhone, iPod and iPad. The app leverages full Apple maps support to provide a new and unique user experience while navigating: the map responds to a touch and highlights country boundaries and area, drops a pin at the capital location and shows a callout with flag, while speaking country name and capital name. This experience is available to users for exploring, an automated show mode, or competing in game mode against other players (game center).

In an initial statement, the lead developer talked about the enhanced user experience: “The Apple maps technology today provides a fantastic platform to explore the world and learn the countries and capitals by intuitive pinch to zoom and pan to move – the tap then makes the interactive experience, as the map seems to respond by zooming the country in, highlighting the borders, show the flag and speak country and capital name. This response is really engaging, and drives you to tap around, and learn about countries you have never heard of before.”
Going on, he mentioned the game mode, where the user has to find given countries as quickly as possible through navigating on the map. In several user tests this was found to be “fun for kids and adults alike”. He said, that “this map enhancement has a great educational value – you get engaged in navigating countries on the map, and in short time you become an expert in naming and locating more than 200 world countries on the globe”. Through Game center integration users can compete with their family and friends, and challenge their achievements.
As a bonus mode, the app provides an automatic show, where countries world wide are shown at random, where the user just sits back to watch and listen.

The app supports all map types standard, satellite and hybrid, as well as the standard map navigation features for apps, including 3D mode at applicable map and zoom levels. All map details are available to the user, supporting direct drilldown to city street level.

“You really have to feel it yourself – touching the country, hearing the response makes a very intuitive and engaging experience.” the lead developer summarized to conclude his statement.

* The app is available fully localized in English and in German; however the
map items ( country names, city names) are available in all Apple supported languages.

User support:
* Contact to support is available via the website, support languages are English and

* designed for kids
* full leverage of apple maps
* new user experience for navigating the map (tap to highlight country, capital; speech output)
* Modes for user exploration and automatic show
* Game mode with Game center integration
* more than 200 countries available world wide
* available for IOS and Mac/OSX

I know countries 1.3 is priced at $0.99 (or equivalent in other countries) and is available worldwide exclusively through the IOS App Store in the Kids (9-11) and in the Reference category.

iOS Region releases iCheckMate 1.6 for iOS – Classic Board Game

iOS Region is pleased to announce the release of iCheckMate 1.6, an update to their popular chess game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iCheckMate offers a rich experience of this popular board game. There are levels for beginners and masters. The game supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent. Featuring superb graphic and great design with sound effects, iCheckMate is sure to please serious as well as casual players alike.

Chess has always been considered to be one of the smartest games ever. The game itself is not just an idle amusement but also a great strengthening sport for our mind. iCheckMate is not only fun and enjoyable, but also promotes good mental health and social skills. It helps teach patience, enhanced memory, analytical abilities, and learning to think outside the box. All you need is 10 minutes to enjoy playing chess every day.

* Levels for beginners and masters
* Nice sound effects add a little more fun to the game
* Supports both 1 player and 2 player game play
* Superb graphic and great design

Version 1.6 introduces an all new design IOS 7 style with general improvements to game play as well as minor bug fixes. This new and updated version mixes amusement with thinking and is for anyone who is fond of intelligent and interesting games.

iCheckMate 1.6 is provided absolutely for free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. If you have any suggestions please contact to our Facebook page. Our team is always ready to listen to your new ideas and suggestions to make them reality. We are looking forward to your messages.

Meet Paigee from PaigeeWorld at Anime Expo AX 2014 in Los Angeles

Paige Rohrick, founder of PaigeeWorld, will be at AnimeExpo AX 2014 in Los Angeles from July 3rd to 6th. Paige will be there to promote PaigeeWorld’s new IOS release Version 2.2. You can find Paigee at 2:00pm daily at the Marvy Uchida booth #550. PaigeeWorld is the social network for artists and art enthusiasts. PaigeeWorld V2.2 is the newest release of PaigeeWorld and has two exciting new features – Discovery and Invite-a-Friend!

Discovery is a new social network feature available exclusively on PaigeeWorld. Discovery allows members to rapidly find and like drawings by other members. It also provides a mechanism for members to discover new amazing artists joining the community and do not yet have many followers. For new members, Discovery allows their amazing art to be potentially viewed thousands of times. On the leading art site, new members get virtually no art views their first weeks, months or even years – with Discover a new member could receive 10’s of thousands of views in a single day!

Discovery gets PaigeeWorld members’ art seen! Discovery can take an artist out of obscurity (like on leading sites) and into the spotlight immediately. Discovery allows art to be viewed and liked up to 10x faster than communities like Instagram – this is a tool for rapid discovery!

PaigeeWorld is also introducing Invite-a-friend with version 2.2. Like it sounds, invite-a-friend allows existing members to quickly and easily invite their facebook and email contact friends to PaigeeWorld. Members are rewarded for inviting their friends with bonus PaigeePoints and a special PaigeePin badge are awarded to members who invite their friends.

Find Paigee at the Marvy Uchida booth #550 each day at 2:00pm. Paige will be giving away PaigeeWorld promotional materials throughout the show. Find Paige mingling around the convention – get a picture with Paige, or let Paige take your picture! Paige will be posting cosplay photos throughout the show directly to PaigeeWorld.

Paigeeworld – Manga Anime Draw Art 2.1.2 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.

Flappies Hunter app: Kill the bird! Shoot those Flappies

Zyng LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Flappies(TM) Hunter 60 version 1.0 for IOS. No more pipes, no more flapping, the time has come to shoot those Flappies.

After the success of Flappy Bird, many apps appeared with similar mechanics to Mr. Nguyen’s creation. Users are going crazy with these diabolic games. We wanted to do something different and we created a simple shooting game that targets the Flappies. Simple physics, but maybe as diabolic and addictive as Flappy bird. In our selection window players can choose which one of the Flappies they want to shoot. We have some fun characters like PunkyBird, FlashyFish and Juggling Ball. Retro pixel characters that we are sure players will enjoy shooting. We are asking players to send us requests with their favorite Flappies to target. We will expand the selection window as we receive requests.

Flappies Hunter 60 is a timed base shooting game. Players have 60 seconds to bring down as many Flappies as they can. This game requires some thinking, because there are a limited number of bullets. The players will have to choose the targets carefully at the same time that they keep an eye in the clock. Those that get to 50 points will be rewarded with extra bullets. Depending on how much time is left in the clock, players may enjoy a rapid shooting in the last few seconds to greatly increase their score.

The 150 points perfect score requires patience, very good reflexes and fast tapping. None of us could make it. Is there a player out there that can?

Flappies(TM) Hunter 60 version 1.0 for IOS is free and available in the App Store in the Games Category.

TourPal Raises Over $1 Million to Promote Android App and Crowd-Sourcing

TourPal, a leading travel guide smartphone application, has announced it raised over $1 million in series A funding to be used for marketing of the new IOS version features and the launch of its Android application. The money was raised from private angel investors. To celebrate this TourPal are offering many of their USA tours for free (for a limited time).

The funds are going to be used for promotion of the latest IOS version that includes TourPal’s brand new crowd-sourcing based recommendation system for restaurants, bars, shopping and more as well as marketing of their recently launched Android travel guide app.

The recommendation feature takes a fresh approach to the task of helping tourists and locals find only the best restaurants, bars and shops around them in all places covered by the app. It does so by scouring the social networks, checking which places have gotten the most social signals (i.e. likes, check-ins, Instagram tagging etc) and showing them on an interactive, GPS based map. This way only the most popular places are shown and the users don’t browse through an endless selection.

Another benefit of this novel approach is that there is no need to accumulate a massive amount of app users for this system to be effective (as oppose to user generated reviews), the unique algorithm used is all that is needed. The places are shown with the amount of likes and check-ins they got along with the Instagram photos taken there, so for restaurants for example, you can actually see photos of the dishes and the place’s decor.

“Our vision is to define the new era in modern tourism and to bring the power of the knowledge of the masses to all tourists. ” says Mr Boaz Beeri, CEO of TourPal ” This fund round, will assist to promote our new IOS version and the Android app launch thus aiding in realizing this vision” he adds.

To celebrate this TourPal are offering many of their USA audio tours for free (for a limited time). Free tours include Washington DC, San Francisco, Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago, Philadelphia and more. This is in addition to their always 100% free: offline and online maps, tour routes, recommendation system for restaurants, bars and shopping, travel tips, multilingual support and more.

TourPal 2.0.3, the innovative new way to enjoy GPS based audio tours around the world, is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category.

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Fax Reader 3.0 for iPad – Easily View then Sign Fax Files

Corporate Smalltalk Consulting, Ltd. has announced the release of Fax Reader 3.0.2 for iOS, adding annotation support to their document viewer/handler app that allows the user to view the TIF files generated by standard office fax machines, and now sign them.

As faxes are increasingly emailed to save on paper costs, Fax Reader works by supplementing the existing document display logic found in iOS, which will only display the first page of a fax but not allow access to subsequent pages even with iOS 7.

Fax Reader enables viewing of multi-page faxes by first importing the entire file into its storage area. Once imported, the file is optionally re-scaled to be optically correct in size and to provide the fastest possible rendering when viewing as a multi-page document, and now allows you to add annotation markup and signatures.

Feature Highlights:
* Signature and annotation support
* Conversion of Fax/Tiff files, or single page to PDF
* Printing to IOS supported printers
* Emailing of individual pages, or the document as TIFF, or as a PDF
* Optional rescaling for fixing Fax aspect ratios
* Enhanced cached Dropbox file download compatibility
* Responsive scrolling and zooming through hundreds of Fax pages

“Fax machines are a legacy technology, straddling the 19th to 21st centuries,” stated company President John McIntosh. “Until they become extinct, Fax Reader offers an easy, integrated solution for easily viewing multi-page, and highly-detailed faxes on any iOS device.”

Fax Reader 3.0.2 is $6.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.

Davka Hebrew Writer for IOS 7 – Write Hebrew with style

Davka Corporation has announced the release of Davka Hebrew Writer 1.0, a bi-directional Hebrew-English word processing app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Using Hebrew Writer, one can write in either Hebrew or English as the primary language, while still writing text from the other language in ‘push’ mode.

Davka Hebrew Writer includes ten Hebrew fonts, ranging from a traditional Torah-scroll script to modern and decorative styles, all of which can be used and formatted in a variety of different styles and colors. The Hebrew fonts are helpfully listed in a separate section of the font toolbar. Hebrew Writer includes the unique ‘Nikud Toolbar’, that allows users to enter the appropriate Hebrew vowel points that appear above and below the letters. This feature is especially useful for students studying Biblical texts, who need to write Hebrew with accurate vowel point entry. Davka Hebrew Writer can even automatically insert the correct Hebrew or English date into documents.

Davka Hebrew Writer integrates with iCloud, so that users can work with the same documents on multiple devices at different times. Files created with Davka Hebrew Writer may be exported to PDF, RTF, or text formats, and can be shared via email, Facebook, iMessage, or Twitter, as well as printed to Airprint-compatible printers. Files from other word processing programs may be exported in RTF or text format, and opened within Davka Hebrew Writer.

Davka Hebrew Writer is ideal for teachers and students who need to write in Hebrew and English, and its ability to add Hebrew vowel points makes it unique and valuable for those that need to write pointed Hebrew text.

Davka Hebrew Writer 1.0 is $14.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

Downloader – Music/File Downloader & Manager released for IOS

Imagam, Inc. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Downloader – Music/File Downloader & Manager for all iOS 7 Devices. Downloader is a fully featured download manager that allows you to download files to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, and then effortlessly view/play/edit the downloaded files right on your device. Downloader offers many great features:

Web Browser:
* Tabs
* Tap and hold on a image to download it
* Tap and hold to force download
* Download HTML5 videos files
* Bookmark manager
* HTTP basic authentication
* Integrated Google search

Download Manager:
* Live download progress bar
* Active downloads badge number
* Customize download location or be prompted when starting new download
* Supports resuming interrupted downloads if supported by server

File Manager:
* Tap and hold for context menu with operation like Copy, Email Open In Delete and more
* Copy, move, rename and delete files
* Multi-edit mode
* Create folders and text files
* Paste from clipboard
* Sort files by name, date, kind, size, ascending or descending order
* Search files by file name
* Open files in other apps or share using AirDrop
* Unarchive ZIP, RAR, 7-zip, Tar and more.
* Create ZIP files
* Import photos from camera roll
* Import audio files from music
* Display embedded album artwork in audio files
* Send files as email attachments (size under 15MB)

* Image viewer
* Document viewer: Pages, Numbers, Microsoft Office, PDF, RTF files
* Text viewer and editor (customizable extensions that can be viewed/edited)

Audio Player:
* Music playback of WAV, MP3, M4A, CAF, AIF, AIFF and ACC formats
* Audio playback continues with the screen locked
* Repeat and autostart next
* Ability to play all MP3 files in a folder like a playlist

Video Player:
* Supported file formats by iOS: MP4, MOV, MPV, 3GP, M4V

* Background audio
* Background downloading

* Bookmarklet for Safari that lets you open any link in Downloader to download files
* Other apps can save files to Downloader (e.g. Email app can save attachments to Downloader)
* Passcode lock

Downloader – Music/File Downloader & Manager 1.0.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

InstaTxtr Now Updated with Dazzling New Filters

Instagram lovers who want a fun and simple way to enhance their photos with text, special effects and cool frames, and then easily share their enhanced creations with their social network, can now download the recently updated all-in- one iPhone photo editing and photo texting app InstaTxtr.

InstaTxtr from developer Chee Ket Yung lets users dramatically improve photos stored on (or taken by) their device with just a few taps. In a matter of seconds, users can apply any of:

* 29 amazing filters – including two new additions in version 1.4.2: “Red Sky” and “Wonders”
* 17 beautiful texture/vignette overlays
* 14 dazzling shadow text colors
* 12 stunning frames

Users can also instantly adjust their photo’s brightness, contrast, exposure, gamma, saturation, sharpness and vibrancy in order to make even ordinary photos stand out like brilliant HDR snapshots.

Once they’ve customized their photos’ esthetics to make them truly outstanding, users can effortlessly add text by choosing their desired font type and size. Positioning and re-positioning text on top of photos is also fun and easy.

And of course, once they’re ready to share their photos with friends, followers and fans, users can instantly post them to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or send them via email. They can even send or share them to other popular IOS apps, such as StreamZoo. Plus, users can preset their Instagram hashtags, or use suggested top hashtags to attract more followers and generate more likes.

“The purpose of InstaTxtr is to help everyone have even more fun with their Instagram photos,” commented Christopher Chee. “It’s a great way to apply awesome photo filters, frames and text to make Instagram photos shine!” InstaTxtr is a must-have all-in-one iPhone photo editing and photo texting app for Instagram lovers.

InstaTxtr 1.4.2 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

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PaigeeWorld Uses Mini Drawing Contests to Grow Membership of iOS Artists

There’s a reason why PaigeeWorld is a popular drawing application for iOS artists to learn and share their creations — and one of them is the contests. PaigeeWorld has been hosting weekly drawing contests challenging members to start creating. This week PaigeeWorld is hosting the “Fireworks” mini contest, and next week it’s Adventure Tme! The “Summer Dreams” contest is still on – the summer dreams contest is a major contest where members can win prizes sponsored by Marvy Uchida and the PaigeeDraw online store.

PaigeeWorld is the newest IOS application developed by PaigeeDraw Inc., and brainchild of 18-year-old Paige Rohrick. PaigeeWorld has seen tremendous growth since its formal release in December 2012 with usage increasing by 25% every month since release. In June alone PaigeeWorld exceeded 1 Million application sessions!

PaigeeWorld is an iOS Social Media application for Artists to meet, learn and share. Artists use PaigeeWorld to submit their art to their followers/fans/friends. PaigeeWorld is a different kind of social media site. Our more experienced users are encouraged to follow and mentor new PaigeeWorld members. Some new members get up to 50 followers in a single day – compare that to the leading art site where members may not get that kind of attention for an entire year.

PaigeeWorld members earn PaigeePoints and PaigeePins. Members earn PaigeePoints by sharing their art, commenting on other members drawings, as well as earning PaigeePins for application accomplishments and contest submissions. PaigeePins are earned by completing application tasks, such as unlocking tutorials or entering contests. The number of PaigeePins members earn show other members how long they have been using the application and how far they have come with their art. Every member on PaigeeWorld also has their own sketchbook. Their sketchbook is the place where all of the content they have uploaded to PaigeeWorld is kept. Sketchbooks are available for everyone to see – it is surprising to see how much improvement a single artist can make in a short period of time!

PaigeeWorld is a community for all ages. Only age appropriate drawings are allowed to be submitted. PaigeeWorld is a safe community for our Members. To keep PaigeeWorld a safe application for all members, PaigeeWorld employs a number of safety mechanisms including moderating art submissions and allowing members to report inappropriate art.

Check out what all the fuss is about. Download PaigeeWorld today, join the contests and come join the fun!