Independent developer, Antons Zaicevs, introduces History Of Painting 1.0 for iOS. Users will explore the evolution of painting, meet the greatest painters, touch their most famous pictures, and learn the history and highlights of each painting style. With the awesome user interface, app users will feel like they are in the real art gallery.
Painting is the most beautiful form of art. The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans, and spans all cultures. It represents a continuous, though periodically disrupted tradition from Antiquity. Across cultures, and spanning continents and millennia, the history of painting is an ongoing river of creativity, that continues
into the 21st century. Until the early 20th century it relied primarily on representational, religious and classical motifs, after which time more purely abstract and conceptual approaches gained favor.
* Learn all main painting styles like: Renaissance, Mannerism, Rococo, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism and Modern
* 39 most famous painters are waiting you: Leonardo Da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, Rafael, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Boucher, Watteau, Delacroix, Turner, Aivazovsky, Brullov, Goya, Chardin, Daumier, Repin, Shiskin, Dali, Monet, Manet, Picasso, Van Gogh and others
* More than 150 paintings with fullscreen mode for exploring every detail
* Detailed description and history of each style with highlights of its main features
* Travel thru centuries of history to learn to determine the style of the pictures by yourself
History Of Painting 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
SleepBot LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of SleepBot for iOS. SleepBot, the critically acclaimed sleep cycle tracker and smart alarm and is finally available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch! Featured in WIRED, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Mashable, and more!
SleepBot is an intuitive smart alarm and beautiful sleep cycle tracker that lets you record movements and sounds throughout the night. Customize how you want to sleep and wake up gently each morning during your lightest sleep
phase. Listen to soothing ambient soundtracks as you fall asleep.
SleepBot is the most complete sleep tracker, smart alarm, and ambient sound machine in the App Store:
* Smart wake up: Gradual alarm based on movements and noise within 30 minutes before first alarm
* Multiple alarms capability: Only smart alarm that lets you set multiple alarms as alerts or precautions
* Movement tracking: Adjustable sensitivity, easily compare with sound graphs
* Sound tracking: Detailed sound graphs let you play back noise with a tap
* 10 custom designed alarm soundtracks designed for Smart Wake-up
* Background mode: sleep tracking continues even in the background
* Long-term Trend graphs: length, sleep/wake times, pattern for sleep quality over time
* Statistics: Analyze any time range to see sleep debt, average sleep, etc.
* Ambient Noise: Soothing soundtracks to help you gently fall asleep
* Sleep Help: Find out how to fall asleep or stay awake from quick action lists
* Automatic Sync: backup and restore sleep data, and view it online
* Export: Share sleep entries, graphs, and stats as images or csv
SleepBot is recognized by the United States National Institute of Health and the National Academy of Engineering. Simple to use and understand, SleepBot utilizes the most accurate tracking algorithm of any sleep app on the App Store (dare to compare to any application on iOS or Android).
SleepBot 1.0 for iOS is free and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Health & Fitness category. SleepBot will only work on iOS 5.0+ devices.
ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced the availability of ABBYY PhraseBooks for iOS, an application that helps travelers communicate in 6 languages including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. It also allows them to quickly learn most common phrases for various occasions and feel at home when abroad and offline.
PhraseBooks for iOS offers an up-to-date language content grouped by ABBYY’s lexicographers into 11 topics, most vital for traveling. Each has a special Useful Words subgroup containing most popular words and phrases on the subject. All
phrases are voiced by native speakers and illustrated with descriptive, humorous visuals from the ABBYY designer team. Additionally, from within PhraseBooks users can send their own suggestions for ABBYY developers about new phrases or languages they find worthy of being included in the application.
“ABBYY PhraseBooks is there to help when you have to explain your needs or thoughts in a language you can’t speak freely”, explained Katya Solntseva, Director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. “Special exercises will also help you memorize useful everyday phrases while traveling or preparing for a trip abroad.”
To learn new words or collocations, a user adds them to the Learning list and runs the exercise they like the most. The Remember Translation exercise displays a learning card with an illustrated foreign phrase to be translated into user’s mother language, while in the “Remember audibly” exercise a phrase is voiced over. Statistical data, available in the end of each task, indicates one’s personal progress.
ABBYY PhraseBooks for iOS is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. It is available under the localized titles, including ABBYY Frasari, ABBYY Sprachfuhrer and ABBYY Guides de conversation. Supported interface languages include English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.
Real Racing 3, one of the most anticipated game releases for iOS for some time, has finally hit the App Store for download. The photorealistic tracks and cars are real courses, brands and models respectively, making this version of Real Racing the most realistic racing game for iOS available. Having been a long time racing game player on Xbox – F1 2012, Forza, etc – Real Racing 3 in many ways is better than a console game purely from a graphics perspective.
Interestingly, Electronic Arts has made Real Racing 3 a “Freemium” game meaning that the game itself is free but there are limitations in the game which you have to make in-app purchases to get around those limitations. This model is nothing new – most of the top games in the App Store have this exact same model and, having played Real Racing 3 for a few hours now you can do a lot of racing without making a single in-app purchase. But you have to be patience for things like repair times or when a car can become available after you purchase it, etc.
Let’s start with the basics: Real Racing 3 is a whopping 750MB download. Yes, all those pretty graphics come at a price, namely storage space on your iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini or iPod Touch. EA recommends that you have at least 2GB free space on your device to play the game as it will need to do a lot of graphics caching to work properly (i.e. frame rates). You will have to download it via iTunes or via WiFi from your device directly. The game is supported on the iPhone 4, 4S and 5, iPad 2, iPad 3rd & 4th generation, iPod Touch 4th and 5th generation, and iPad Mini. The afore in-app purchases range in price from $1.99 to $19.99.
Racing Circuits of Real Racing 3
One of the big changes to Real Racing 3 over previous versions of the game is the inclusion of real racing circuits. These race tracks include some of the most famous from around the world and the FireMonkey development team of EA spent hundreds of hours at the actual tracks to get the details right. That work paid off – for you. Now you can race on circuits such as Mazda Raceway Leguna Seca (USA), Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Silverstone (England), Indianpolis Motor Speedway (USA), Suzuki Circuit (Japan) and Hockenheimring (Germany) just to name a few. Having these real course pulls you even further into the racing experience where you get to figure out how to control the car through the almighty
Eau Rouge turn at Spa for example. If you are a Formula 1 fan, ALMS or World Endurance fan, you will smile when you get to race around one of these circuits.
The work the FireMonkey team put into getting these circuits accurate is evident the first lap you turn at them. The textures of the circuits are superb and the surrounding backgrounds of the circuits are accurate to the finest level. Once you see one of the tracks you will quickly figure out where the bulk of the 750MB download came from on the install. But it is worth it.
There are other little detailed improvements to the game like a working rear view mirror in the cars. This is thanks to the Mint 3 Engine that is being used to render the graphics being able to keep up with the game play.
Kickstarter, the service which allows you to find and back projects with your financial support, has launched their own iPhone app to make it easer to find projects and back them while on-the-go. The new app, which is free and designed for iPhone, allows you to search the wide range of projects on Kickstarter which you can then support to see them come to market.
For those who are not familiar with Kickstarter, it is an online service where anyone with a project can write a business plan, post objectives and ask for financial support from those who visit the site. Amazon, who owns Kickstarter, runs a
tight ship. When the stated financial targets are met with donations, the project is expected to go to market or there are legal ramifications for the project founders. Further, as a backer, you only get your credit card debited once the project has hit its financial goals. In my opinion it is the best and safest way to support a software, hardware, gadget, music, or art project online today.
I have backed two projects, one of which I was quite passionate about, Crono. Unfortunately these projects did not meet their financial targets in supporters. But, from a security perspective, nothing was charged to my Visa account before or after the time to raise the money had expired.
The Kickstarter app allows you to browse the site and the hundreds of projects available for you to support in a wide range of categories. Once you find a project you would like to support you can do so directly from within the app using your Amazon account information. After you start backing a project, you will receive updates on the progress directly inside the app.
Kickstarter is a free app and available in the App Store. You will need to have a Kickstarter account to use and fund projects which is also free & can be tied to your Amazon account.
Are you interested in cars? Or are you considering buying a new car? Or you just like to know everything about cars? Do want to know possible choices? The team at All Cars have released a comprehensive car models database for iOS, including brands and all mass-produced models available in the World. Technical data and images for each car model version (and engine type) – including pricing in U.S. dollars and Euro. Every car lover should download this must-have iPhone and iPad app.
“All Cars” features a beautiful user-interface so you can navigate through all car brands easily. Just choose car manufacturer (brand) and see all car models in easy-to-navigate grid. Car models grid contains basic info, including
brand, model name, version, entry-level price and image of car model. A detailed view of car model includes all motor versions with their technical information, motor volume, engine performance, consumption, acceleration, max speed, emission level and guide price. You can choose between US or EU unit display (technical information and prices) according to your needs.
Whether you use your iPhone or iPad you can still have complete world car catalogue right at your fingertips. “All Cars” has really beautiful interface and is very easy to use. The app will be updated periodically to keep up with car manufacturers presenting new or updated car models. The list of brands included in All Cars include:
AC, Acura, Aixam, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bentley, Bufori, Bugatti, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, DR Motor, Dacia, Daihatsu, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Fisker, Ford, GMC, Holden, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Koenigsegg, Lada, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lobini, Lotus, MG, Marcos, Marussia, Maserati, Mastretta, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Morgan, Nissan, Noble, Opel, Pagani, Perodua, Peugeot, Porsche, Proton, Renault, Rolls Royce, Rover, SEAT, Scion, Skoda Auto, Smart, Spyker, SsangYong, Subaru, Suzuki, TAC Motors, Tesla, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, and Volvo.
All Cars is $1.99 and is a universal app for iOS
Pinball Kid 1.0, Sauce Digital’s latest free game, has been released into the App Store. Remember the days of handheld plastic pinball toys? Then Pinball Kid is for you! Too young to know what we’re talking about? Then get Pinball Kid anyway, it’s awesome!
Pinball Kid is a free (in-app purchases available), universal and nostalgic iOS tribute to the toy pinball games of yesteryear. With retro styling and classic gameplay, it will keep you amused for hours.
The objective, like the game’s real world counterparts, is simple. Fire your ten balls up and away, then use your flippers to redirect them, in attempt to score as much as possible. Don’t forget to look out for the bonuses – they will get you an extra ball! The experts amongst you can also tilt the device to alter a ball’s trajectory, for maximum point scoring.
Whether or not you owned the real deal 25 years ago, or were even born, you can pit your wits against players across the world via the Game Center leaderboards.
I’m not sure how much time me & my siblings spent playing these handheld plastic pinball games in our youth but it is likely measured in the hundreds of hours category.
Pinball Kid is a free Universal App and available now in the App Store. There is an in-app purchase of .99 Cents to remove the ads if you want to do so.
AvocSoft LLC is excited to announce My Weekly Budget+, available now in the iTunes store. My Weekly Budget+ is designed by the same trusted source as My Weekly Budget (MyWB), which users have reviewed as helpful, reliable, and easy to use. The original app has consistently been one of the top 10 personal finance apps in the iTunes store and the #1 paid app in 6 countries, including the US, Australia and New Zealand. MyWB has also been successful in Google Play for Android as well.
My Weekly Budget has helped Thousands of people save money, and now “My Weekly Budget+” can make the process setting budget goals and saving money easier than ever. The new app allows for real-time budget updates across devices, so whether users enter information through My Weekly Budget+ on their iPad, iPhone or any iOS device, the entry is sync’d instantaneously through iCloud.
This new feature also allows for multiple people to share and track the same budget- great for couples, families and households! In addition, My Weekly Budget+ now permits users to select currency formats and the budgeting period that best fits their life (i.e. 1 week, 2 week, half month or 1 month). Upgrading to My Weekly Budget+ from MyWB is also easy – no need to reenter pertinent information.
My Weekly Budget+ can help anyone save money:
* College Students
* Anyone living on a budget
* Anyone looking to save money
My Weekly Budget+ is a Universal App and is $1.99 in the App Store
Barracuda Partners, developer of new-to-world health and fitness applications with more than 50 thousand downloads to date, today announces the launch of Obstacles XRT – Extreme Reality Training. Available in the AppStore for iPhone for the limited time promotional price of $4.99, the app transforms wherever you are into an obstacle course. Designed in coordination with expert fitness trainers, Obstacles XRT makes exercise fly by with highly engaging obstacle courses, including trekking over tires, escaping from quicksand, and sliding under fences.
“Traditional exercise routines are becoming an outdated practice,” says Todd Musgrove, Managing Director at Barracuda Partners. “The success of programs like Zumba and Kinect PlayFit, show that consumers are seeking options that make exercise more enjoyable. With no equipment required, Obstacles XRT’s body weight based exercises can be performed anywhere, anytime.”
For the busy mobile user on the go, the gym isn’t always an appealing or time efficient option. Study after study confirms that people are more likely to continue with an exercise program that they find enjoyable. Obstacles XRT’s progressively challenging obstacle courses gives users exciting new obstacles to take on each day.
Transformational Exercise Experience
- Using only body weight exercises , Obstacles XRT has numerous challenging obstacle courses from beginner to advanced levels
- Obstacles XRT can be used in any open space, whether it’s a living room, hotel room, outdoors, or conference room
- Offering hundreds of unique obstacle course layouts through a proprietary randomization engine, Obstacles XRT creates challenging obstacle courses featuring high-definition video and audio instruction
- Uses a progressive form of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to maximize post-workout calorie burn in the shortest amount of time
Obstacles XRT is $4.99 and available in the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.
twenty.two o.nine squared, llc, developer of applications for iOS, has announced the release of Ilaro 1.2 for iPhone and iPad, a major update to their research note taking app. Ilaro brings research project management, note taking, timeline management, and subject tracking to mobile computing. With iOS devices increasingly becoming a part of every day life, researchers of all types, from students to professionals, require flexibility and mobility in research tools that enhance their productivity.
Ilaro helps researchers track, organize, and simplify their research by providing a friendly interface to a powerful relational database. Ilaro helps researchers and writers observe the relationships between their notes, topics, and sources. The features include:
Related Subject Tracking:
Users can monitor and discover relationships between authors, sources, and subjects. Ilaro tracks how users tag their notes and even presents subject relationships on a per project basis.
Users can keep track of their changing thoughts and research questions using Ilaro’s research journal. It is an easy way to get the most out of both note cards and notebook-based note taking.
Ilaro doesn’t care what type of research users engage in. Users can create customized card categories to organize their research subjects and tailor Ilaro toward their research needs.
Efficient Note Filtering:
View cards by related subjects or simply view cards from selected categories. Users can save selections in Smart Filters and use more powerful options for breaking down your research.
Explore your notes, authors, sources, and subjects on a visual timeline. Whether it is historical research, literature, or genealogy, Ilaro provides tools to help users make sense of their work. Events can be grouped into specialized timelines so users can focus on the events that matter most to them. Even in timeline mode, Ilaro provides subject and note filtering tools.
Both Ilaro and the Ilaro team work to provide an intuitive, yet beautiful way to take notes and manage research.
Reduce clutter by organizing your research by project. Note cards can be used across multiple projects, reducing redundancy in note taking and simplifying research management.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 23.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Ilaro 1.2 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.