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BitFlix: Location-Aware iPhone App Allows Users to Share Video Over Social Networks

BitFlx, Inc., today announced its new location-aware, iPhone social video application that enables users to create and share real-time video connections with other users in their vicinity. BitFlx integrates video content and “place” into a user’s mobile lifestyle in a way that’s timely and relevant. It’s about where users find themselves now, and offers the point of view of people there.

“BitFlx creates a window into what’s happening near and now and provides a new way for users to experience their community, both visually and by location,” said Sebastian Andreatta, founder and CEO, BitFlx. “We believe BitFlx will help shape the way members of communities engage with one another in a compelling and visual manner. Users can reach each other with visual messages and posts, bringing all the immediacy of Twitter™, while enabling extended sharing through Facebook.”

“Location is an essential but often overlooked element of social interaction,” notes Andreatta. “BitFlx is a part of the next wave of social and personal productivity apps that truly integrate location as a key feature. This can be seen through Apple’s increasing location-aware functionality in its iOS 5.”

BitFlx is free, takes just a few minutes to download onto a mobile device and enables users to capture video and easily post on a map to share with people nearby and search in real time for current posts from others. A user’s posts can be configured for privacy and fast-posted to Facebook.

BitFlx is immediately available and can be downloaded from www.BitFlx.com and from the Apple App store. An Android version of BitFlx is planned for release later in 2011.

BitFlx (AppStore Link) User Reviews
5 BitFlx
Developer: bitflx, inc.
Price: free Download on the App Store

BitFlix Video Demo

For a video demonstration of how BitFlx works, please visit http://vimeo.com/bitflx/tutorial.

Advanced Dual-View Essay Writing App Helps Students Excel

Write King, a new mobile essay writing app by Niles Technology Group, is now available in the App Store. Designed for the student writer, Write King provides functionalities, second-to-none, to assist students in writing the best essays and papers. With Write King, students develop top-notch writing skills, while working in a convenient mobile platform.

Write King (AppStore Link) User Reviews
not yet rated Write King
Developer: Niles Technology Group, Inc.
Price: $9.99 Download on the App Store

Niles Technology Group, the leading developer of essay writing apps, proudly introduces Write King, the most feature-packed essay writing app in the App Store to date. Students asked for a versatile writing app and that is what Niles Technology created. Beginning with an advanced, multi-function, dual-view display for the iPad, students research, outline and write, while keeping easy track of information. The key to writing well is organization, and this is what Write King provides, at multiple points, in the writing process. But, Niles Technology did not stop there, as many functions as possible were put on the iPhone and iPod as well.

“One thing to make clear is Write King is not a text editor; text editors are really only about formatting, and there are enough of those in the App Store,” explains Michael A. Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. “Write King is about researching, outlining and the overall organizational structure of writing. For example, being able to compare your outline directly with your essay is paramount to good writing, and Write King makes this comparative task easy and fluid. In simple terms, Write King helps students think and organize. After all, the foundation of superior writing is organized, critical thinking.”

Write King smoothly combines the important elements that students require to write on a mobile device. Complete with multiple writing spaces, dual in-app web browsers, writing tutorials and functionality to view two documents side-by-side, Write King is a student’s dream in being able to compare information. Choosing the best information and sentences for an essay is effortless – no more flipping back and forth between different screens.

“The days of viewing mobile devices as consumption-only are over, and students are leading the way in showing schools how to use new technology,” continues Mr. Niles. “Real work, real production and real value are being created, refined and delivered using mobile technology, especially with the larger screen iPad. However, the utility of the iPhone and iPod is not too far behind given their smaller footprint and being easier to carry around. The goals of Niles Technology are to give students the functionalities that allow them to work conveniently, yet, with high levels of productivity. Given these objectives, Write King more than delivers.”

The incorporation of mobile learning into today’s classroom is moving into high gear, and Niles Technology Group is dedicated to providing top-of-the-line educational apps that fit into students’ mobile lifestyles. Contact Michael Niles at Niles Technology Group for more information about essay writing apps and how to set up a mobile writing lab in your school.

Write King 1.0 is $7.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Start learning Japanese with TLJapanese101 for iOS!

7HillStudios, an imaginative mobile software development company focused on mobile education apps, is excited over the continued embrace of TLJapanese 101 by mobile app shoppers since its release over three months ago. This application was created with the support of Quizlet.com, whose endless base of educational content can be accessed via in-app purchase to start users on their journey towards mastering the Japanese language and providing them with over two hundred of the most common Japanese words and phrases to study.

TLJapanese101 (AppStore Link) User Reviews
3.5 TLJapanese101
Developer: 7HillsStudios LLC
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store

This application utilizes an extensive database of educational resources that provide users with eight different educational aides, exercises, and games. Users can also bolster by attaining extra study materials from Quizlet.com via in-app purchase. The app’s vast collection of swipe-through Japanese language flashcards don’t simply offer up information. Instead, they challenge users to test their own comprehension. Each Japanese language flash card offers users interactive questions that mentally engage them.

Should users get stumped by a card, they simply click on it and a thorough explanation of its given topic or word will be revealed immediately. The app includes a varied list of game-themed learning activities as well, with eight in all. These “Touch & Drag” games use a fun mix of imagery and wordplay, challenging students to learn and understand Japanese words while giving them an entertaining mobile experience as well.

TLJapanese 101 also offers multiple choice Knowledge Quizzes which are specially designed to test their understanding of words they have reviewed through the app. Just like any other mobile gaming app, a points system tracks the player’s performance games too, rewarding them for good play and motivating them to learn. Though the app has an educational focus – and no shortage of educational tools on hand for users – its emphasis on vibrant graphics and dynamic touch-based interaction help it become a pleasurable experience rather than a dry educational one.

TLJapanese101 (v2.05) is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

My Virtual Boyfriend charms his way into the App Store

WET Productions today is pleased to announce that My Virtual Boyfriend, has been approved and is now available on the iTunes app store. From the Creators of the hit iPhone game, My Virtual Girlfriend, comes the eagerly anticipated male dating simulation game for iPhone and iPad, My Virtual Boyfriend. My Virtual Boyfriend is a 3D, dating simulation game that features an all male cast of characters of varying personalities and varying physical appearances. It is a universal app that runs on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

My Virtual Boyfriend (AppStore Link) User Reviews
4.5 My Virtual Boyfriend
Developer: WET Productions Incorporated
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store

The My Virtual Boyfriend App Features:

⇒ 20+ levels of progressive game play
⇒ A unique dating system picks guys that match to your tastes
⇒ Customization, change his hair, clothing, face, even his name
⇒ Interact with him via gestures, actions, activities and by touch
⇒ Over 100 actions and activities you can do together
⇒ Personalities that mirror typical and often funny, male behaviors
⇒ Thousands of lines of clever, funny and flirty dialog keep it entertaining
⇒ 3D graphics allow you to navigate the camera for 360 degrees of viewing
⇒ Earn achievements and rewards
⇒ Universal, Plays on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

“With My Virtual Girlfriend, we set out to make a game for guys but it turned out that nearly half of the players were actually women. I kept receiving requests through email and from the feedback in the app store requesting for a “boyfriend” version, so we got busy and made one. Women really got the humor in My Virtual Girlfriend, even more so than the guys did. So we amplified it and gave them all the other things they were requesting such as character customization and even more personality.” Said Mike Amerson, President of WET Productions. “We wanted to make a quality game with lots of humor and personality while fulfilling all the requests we were receiving and it’s not just for the ladies exclusively, we purposely designed some characters in there that will appeal to straight and gay alike.”

My Virtual Boyfriend 1.5 is available exclusively through the app store on iTunes, in the Entertainment category.

Back to School Sale for Terminology iPad/iPhone Dictionary

Headed back to school? Have a favorite student? Terminology, a better dictionary for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch can help a student take their comprehension and composition to the next level – and it’s on sale now to celebrate back to school season.

Terminology (AppStore Link) User Reviews
4.5 Terminology
Developer: Agile Tortoise
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store

From August 15th through the 21st, pickup Terminology for the iPad for only $1.99 or for the iPhone/iPod touch for only $0.99. Already own the popular app? Use the iTunes “Gift This App” feature to send your favorite student off to school prepared.

Terminology is a dictionary and thesaurus app for people who care about words. Concise definitions, deep word relations – paired with a great, modern user interface – make Terminology the best way to explore language on iOS. Terminology has topped the charts in the App store’s Reference category, and been listed in “New & Noteworthy”, “Staff Favorites”, “Words for the Wise” and other App store features. Also, checkout term.ly, Terminology’s online companion, the best way to lookup and share words on the web.

From Reviews of Terminology:

“4 1/2 out of 5 mice” – MacWorld

“8/10” – AppStorm

“9/10 stars” – iPhoneAppReview

“I think I’ll skip making the dictionary app. Terminology is too damn good. Everyone who said I should make it: go buy Terminology instead.” – Marco Arment, Instapaper

“Terminology is lightning fast, has a great interface about it, and performs duties as a dictionary quite well. I would say its a completely safe buy, and … you should at least give it a try if youre in need of a mobile dictionary.” – MacStories

“Terminology is an instant favorite for me on the iPad. It ticks off all the right boxes a good, clear purpose, great design, and a pleasure to use.” – Just Another iPad Blog

From August 15th through the 21st, the iPhone version of Terminology is priced at $0.99 (USD) and the iPad version is available for $1.99. Press kit with screenshots and icon images available upon request.

Minicars Touch 1.0 for iOS: Auto Racing Sim Features Epic Control System

Dracoders today is pleased to introduce Minicars Touch 1.0 for iOS, their new auto racing Game featuring the Epic Control System, which allows the user to control their car by dragging their finger along the track ahead of their racecar. Other features include: 15 different tracks, up to six cars racing simultaneously, nitro power-ups, electric barriers, teleports, secret track elements, and detailed pixel-art graphics. Played in overhead view, players can bump in to other cars and run them off the track. The game includes 15 levels of play, each of which must be unlocked to go to the next level.

Minicars Touch (AppStore Link) User Reviews
4.5 Minicars Touch
Developer: Federico Bigliocca
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store

Good racing games have dedicated, hand-held controllers that allow the player to continuously trim speed and direction. Lacking such controllers, touchscreen based racing games have had to rely upon touch controllers that lacked sensitivity and accuracy. The Epic Control System turns touch control from a disadvantage into an advantage. The player maintains absolute control through every turn and straightaway using their finger, which provides their car with a control path. Wherever the player’s finger drags on the track, their car follows.

It takes some time to become accustomed to this kind of control system, but the rewards are worth the effort. Soon, players can regulate the distance between car and finger, controlling speed. The natural inclination to go too fast, spinning out, is overcome and players gain such fine control that they can bump other cars off the track. Upcoming obstacles are more quickly anticipated, because the focus is well ahead of the car’s actual position.

The 15 different tracks feature a creative assortment of barriers, curves, surfaces, hazards, and secret elements. The sound and visual effects combine to provide very realistic spinouts, crashes, acceleration, and skids. Players who leave the track and go on to the grass leave mud behind, as their car’s tires find traction and rocket the car ahead. There are clearly audible differences between different track surfaces, with accompanying smoke and dust. Nitro power-ups, electric barriers, explosions, and teleports make races more competitive at higher levels of play.

Clearly a labor of love, the pixel-art graphics in Minicars is ultra-detailed and contributes significantly to the realism of the game. Unlike 3D art featuring smooth gradations of color and anti-aliased edges, pixel-art achieves realism through different styles of dithering and single pixel control along edges. Pixel-art is quite time consuming, but the overhead graphics of Minicars achieve a remarkable realism that perfectly textured 3D surfaces lack. This graphical choice can be seen as an homage to the arcade games of the 80’s. Played in portrait mode, approximately one-quarter of the track is displayed on screen. The view is constantly changing as the game keeps up with the player’s car as it travels. Gameplay on iPad is especially enjoyable with so much screen real estate available for touch control.

Gameplay Highlights for Minicars Touch:

⇒ Compete against five other computer controlled racecars
⇒ Top view racing game features exciting soundtrack and audio effects
⇒ Win Gold Cups to unlock the 15 levels
⇒ Epic control system allows greater control than traditional touchscreen controllers do
⇒ Nitro power-ups
⇒ Electric barriers
⇒ Teleports and secret track elements
⇒ Bump other cars off the track
⇒ Continuous lap counter and elapsed time
⇒ Highly realistic pixel-art graphics

“Blaze on 15 different tracks against 5 competitors in this turn & burn racing game for the iOS,” stated developer Federico Bigliocca. “Use every dirty trick in the book to your advantage such as shortcuts, teleports, electric weapons, and nitro speed bursts against your opponents to claim your name in fame and unlock even more exciting tracks.”

Minicars Touch 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.

Paprika Recipe Manager is now available for Mac OS X Lion

Hindsight Labs LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Paprika Recipe Manager for Mac OS X Lion. Paprika offers delightfully simply recipe management for everyone: from aspiring cooks to professional chefs. With ingredient scaling, grocery lists, and meal planning, Paprika is the perfect kitchen companion.

Paprika Recipe Manager (AppStore Link) User Reviews
5 Paprika Recipe Manager
Developer: Hindsight Labs LLC
Price: $19.99 Download on the App Store

If you have an iPhone or iPad, Paprika Cloud Sync will automatically sync over your recipes, grocery lists, and meals, allowing you to take your collection everywhere! Paprika Cloud Sync accounts can now be created for free with the purchase of Paprika for Mac, and will seamlessly sync with Paprika for iPhone or iPad.

Paprika Recipe Manager Features

⇒ Automatically download recipes with a single tap from more than 100 supported sites
⇒ Innovative clipboard tools let you copy and paste recipe information from any website
⇒ Quickly scale recipe ingredients to your desired serving size
⇒ Add personalized notes to each recipe
⇒ Track nutritional information (automatically saved from sites which provide it)
⇒ Easily manage your grocery list: add recipes with a single click, as well as your own items
⇒ No-hassle meal planning: add specific recipes or custom entries into the weekly meal planner
⇒ Customizable categories: assign recipes to multiple categories
⇒ Powerful search tools help you easily find any recipe by source, ingredient or name
⇒ Full printing and emailing support for recipes, grocery lists, and meal plans
⇒ Share recipes via email (that other Paprika users can automatically import)
⇒ Backup and restore keeps your recipe collection safe
⇒ Import from popular desktop apps such as MacGourmet, YummySoup! and MasterCook
⇒ Cloud sync between Mac OS X, iPads, iPhones and iPod touches
⇒ Offline access. All of your data is stored locally, no internet connection is required

Paprika Recipe Manager 1.0 is $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Lifestyle category.

ScreenFloat Productivity App for Mac Adds New Features for Lion Users

Eternal Storms Software today announced the immediate availability of ScreenFloat 1.2, a popular productivity tool that creates screenshots that float above all windows for easy access and quick reference. Version 1.2 brings OS X Lion features like fullscreen and sandbox and includes great new features for all users.

ScreenFloat (AppStore Link) User Reviews
5 ScreenFloat
Developer: Matthias Gansrigler
Price: $6.99 Download on the App Store

ScreenFloat lets users create screenshots that float above all windows so they don’t have to move or resize windows around just to keep a piece of information visible on screen. It is a novel approach of using screenshots to help with multitasking and smaller screens.

When shots are closed, they are stored in ScreenFloat’s Shots Browser where they can be organized with titles and tags and categorized with categories and smart categories, based on different criteria, like smart folders in Finder.

New in version 1.2 of ScreenFloat:

⇒ For users of OS X Lion, ScreenFloat is now sandboxed, providing improved security for its users as well as fullscreen support for the Shots Browser
⇒ Floating shots can now be dragged to other applications and saved to a location in Finder directly from the shots themselves
⇒ The user’s default mail client is available in the “Send to…” contextual menu
⇒ Double clicking a floating shot immediately sends it to an application the user can specify in the preferences.

“Customers love ScreenFloat”, says Matthias Gansrigler, CEO of Eternal Storms Software and developer of ScreenFloat. “Every day I get mails about how people are using ScreenFloat, in amazing ways I couldn’t imagine when I first released it. ScreenFloat has been receiving great reviews on the Mac App Store since it’s been released, and I couldn’t be happier about it!”

ScreenFloat 1.2 is available exclusively on the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A 15-day free trial is available for download from the application’s website.

Pre School App Gets Kids Ready for Learning

Schogini Systems, an innovative mobile application developer, announced the release of “Pre School” app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. “Pre School” fun pack inspires imagination, thinking skills and learning. Kids learn with an adorable companion Toby the Dog. With exceptional graphics and colorful scenes, this app takes children into a magical world of exploration.

Pre School (AppStore Link) User Reviews
not yet rated Pre School
Developer: Sreeprakash Neelakantan
Price: $3.99 Download on the App Store

Pre School app offers kids an array of exciting games and activities including popping balloons, making a rainbow, finding the hidden animal and more. With Pre School fun Pack children learn sequencing, comparison, colors, shapes, pattern matching, problem solving and thinking skills in an exciting way.

Pre School app is designed for the little hands for stimulating imagination and learning while having fun. This app is guaranteed to entertain children at home, in a classroom or on the go. Illustrated with vivid graphics and colorful scenes, kids will enjoy playing with this fun pack again and again.

Pre School app offers easy menus and navigation for the little hands. This app includes games with math shapes as well as shapes of trees, butterflies, fruits, animals and popular objects. This app teaches comparing big and small and sequencing based on size of objects. Filling colors and making a rainbow are perfect for the growing brains. Popping balloons add a lot of excitement. Voice and Sound recordings inspire confidence with good job rewards. Playing with Toby is full of fun and excitement. All in all Pre School is an app that makes learning more fun, enjoyable and a great experience.

Pre School 1.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

What's On Air Free for a Limited Time – Tune up to your favorite music

Palmologix is proud to announce What’s On Air is now free for a very limited time. It is designed especially for all music fans who adore listen to radio stations but who can’t wait for their favorite song or bands to appear on air.

What's On Air Pro (AppStore Link) User Reviews
5 What’s On Air Pro
Developer: Palmologix SRL
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store

What’s On Air is more than just another radio player that allows anyone listening to internet radio stations on their smart devices. It’s an advanced radio player that keeps its users up-to-date with their favorite music by scanning hundreds of internet radio streams in real time. What’s On Air detects what songs and bands are currently broadcasted and shows an enormous list of artists to choose from. The app only displays songs that are about to be played or have just started. The list of tracks is updated every minute to avoid the disappointment of arriving for the last few chords of the favorite song.

Furthermore, What’s On Air users are given a chance to take control over radio stations by putting up to twenty artists or song titles into the app’s search engine, and then listening to them on-line. While a song is playing, a user gets access to the tons of information about the chosen tune, including the album cover, full track listings for all the albums that song appears on, YouTube videos and many more. What’s On Air also provides the possibility to purchase the favorite songs in iTunes from inside the app. The new unique feature called Instant Boost can be activated for extremely fast and immediate response for all users’ searches.

For a limited time, What’s On Air 1.3.4 is now free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.