Pixelnetica has announce the release of SharpScan, a free iOS app enabling iPhone and iPad users to use their mobile devices as handheld document scanners has been updated. The new SharpScan app release adds full iPad support with new scalable UI, and becomes an iOS Universal Application. Adding new image processing functionality, this last version of mobile scanning app improves noise reduction to facilitate higher digital noise levels of flash-less iPad hardware.
The latest release of Pixelnetica’s free mobile scanning app turns any iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a fully featured mobile scanner. The latest release features a scalable UI and becomes a Universal Application, ensuring smooth functionality and sharp look even on the latest high-resolution displays. The new user interface is optimised for the larger screen, enabling easier and more straightforward workflow compared to the iPhone version. Most functions are now accessible via a single click thanks to the larger, more spacious iPad display.
The addition of automated noise reduction is aimed at iPad users having no built-in flash available. The newly added noise reduction algorithms suppress camera noise producing clean, sharp images one expects from a high-end scanner.
“SharpScan takes advantage of iPad’s more powerful hardware and bigger screen when scanning documents”, says Dmitry Harchenko, Pixelnetica CEO. “SharpScan makes use of the extra CPU power by enabling additional processing without slowing down the scanning, automatically adapting to specific camera models installed in various Apple devices and applying a perfect profile.”
LCD Ninja today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Ninja Boxing Calculator 1.0, their new retro-styled fighting game for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices. Inspired by the original handheld Casio BG-15 Boxing Calculator from the 80′s, Ninja Boxing Calculator is a combination of a fully functional calculator and an action-packed fighting game.
Users switch between calculator and gaming modes by a simple slide of a virtual button. In gaming mode, players control their Ninja to attack, guard, and evade punches from their CPU opponent by selecting 3 different buttons on the calculator interface. Ninjas can jab, punch, dodge, and kick to take down each CPU opponent. Users have eight-60 second rounds to build up their attack power, knock out the CPU ninja and earn a high score. Animations are presented in an LCD format consistent with the original handheld game.
Pixolini has announced the release of Loantune for iOS, an elegant and simple Loan Calculator to save money on interest and reduce length of loans by “What If” scenarios. Chart your savings to visually see the impact of extra monthly/yearly principal payments versus current status. The loan amortization schedule shows a timeline of money savings and time cutting from your loans. View different interest and time saving scenarios by making extra “What If” principal payments per month and/or per year on your fixed rate loans:
- iCloud Syncing with iPhone and iPad
- “What If” scenarios
- Chart your savings
- Share savings details and Amortization Schedule
Intuitive User Interface:
Quickly calculate What If scenarios to instantly see money saved on interest and years/months cut from your fixed loans with Loantune for iOS. Enter extra monthly principal payment, yearly amount or both.
Chart summary of the benefits of making additional monthly/yearly principal payments versus current status. Visually see total amount interest savings and how many years/months are shortened from the life of the loan.
Share & Amortization Schedule:
In Loantune for iOS, view amortization schedule to see benefits for each month. Send by email saving details and/or amortization schedule. See month by month interest savings on how the extra principal payments effect the length of the loan.
Loantune for iOS is a universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and is available now in the App Store for .99 Cents. The app requires you to be running iOS 7 or later on your device.
DynamicDust, mobile game developer studio from Prague, Czech Republic today is pleased to announce the release of a brand new endless running game for iOS. After the addictive stress-breaker Charlie, The Steak, DynamicDust brings new piece to the mobile game market: Desert Chase. This new game combines well-known principles from favorite apps like Jetpack Joyride or Temple Run with completely new features, designed directly by DynamicDust developers.
Here is the trailer for the game and it looks great!
One of the most annoying things users report about iOS 7 is the way it handles the placement and positioning of wallpapers. No matter how hard you try to pinch and drag your picture, which you were able to do in iOS 6 (the way you were able to do in iOS 6), iOS 7 zooms back out and creates often dissatisfying backgrounds. This is because there is only one way to position the background image and you can not influence that. These frustrating times are over thanks to the Wallpaper Fix app.
The Wallpaper Fix app lets you freely resize, rotate and position your picture in order to use it as your custom iOS 7 wallpaper in seconds. iOS 7 needs wallpapers to be of specific dimensions in order to work properly with the parallax effect. In Wallpaper Fix you just position your picture the way you want to and Wallpaper Fix automatically does the rest for you. It is as simple as that!
Check out the YouTube video outlining how the app works
The Wallpaper Fix app is a universal app and it is .99 Cents in the App Store. There are no additional in-app purchases so this is the true price of this handy little utility. It does require that you be running iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad.
QuinnScape has announced the release and immediate availability of their Shopping Pro app, an important update to its popular shopping app (Grocery List) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Update 1.3 gives Shopping Pro app a revamped design that more closely complements Apple’s new iOS 7 look and feel. Its flat, streamlined, modern look removes the ornamental clutter of past versions and now lets users concentrate more easily on what’s most important to them – the actual content. Besides the facelift, additional functionality and improved usability have been added to the app, just in time for the busy end-of-year holiday shopping season.
Shopping Pro is a digital shopping list that features an extensive, customizable catalog, several handy sample lists that can be used as templates, and unlimited, 100% customizable shopping lists. A host of special functions include:
* Multi-item selection from catalog for speedy list building
* Multi-item editing for easy list & catalog management
* Collapsable categories with floating headers & running item tallies
* Numerous list sorting and display options
* Bottom bar for on-list and in-cart cost totals
* Ability to set and calculate an app-wide default tax, or per-item taxes as well
* Favorites folder and functionality for quick, customized lists
* Email export for file sharing
* Wireless printing
* Fully customized device support for all sizes of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
Check out their overview video to get a good look and feel of how the Shopping Pro app works.
Announcing the SmartDay app – an integrated calendar, journal, task manager, and project planner for iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. SmartDay automatically schedules pending tasks into the free time in one’s calendar and updates them adaptively as situations change. By combining tasks and events into a single time-line view, it’s easy to see what can be accomplished by the end of the day, taking the stress out of ‘getting things done.’ SmartDay synchronizes across all Apple devices via its free cloud hub, SmartDay Online.
A Truly Integrated Calendar:
The key to the SmartDay app is an integrated calendar that displays a proposed agenda for the entire day – fixed appointments and schedules, plus prioritized tasks, even important notes. The calendar adapts effortlessly to shifting priorities, to faster or slower completion of tasks, and even to changes in one’s working day (“My afternoon meeting was cancelled – what else can I get done?”).
Notes And Journaling:
Notes can be associated with any date by dragging them into the calendar. They can also be linked to other tasks and events – for example, notes from a meeting can be linked to action items from that meeting, and to an upcoming follow-up meeting, for easy reference.
Adikus Ltd, an established mobile game developer, has announced the successful launch of the newly updated version of Pool Adikus for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running on iOS 6.0 or later. Being the first Pool game ever released on the App Store Pool Adikus now features top of the line physics engine, new ball images, main social networks sharing options and much more. A unique new pool game that gives gamers the power of real pool action, challenging them to play in different game modes and lets them feel absolutely realistic pool atmosphere. Newly updated to fix some minor bugs, Pool Adikus offers a smoother, more immersive pool experience than ever before. Pool Adikus is currently available for download for Free on the App Store in the Games category.
Once in the app, users can choose one of three main game modes: Solo, 8-Ball, 9-Ball. Solo mode offers play on Time or
make the least number of shots during the game. 8-Ball, 9-Ball game modes offer various game options like Single Player, Two Player, Online, Invite. Every mode in the game presents players with a fresh new challenge. Pool Adikus features quite simple and informative Help section where gamers can learn more about the rules and game modes. Combined with various stages for gamers to strive towards it’s easy to see exactly how vast and immersive Pool Adikus is as a mobile game. Already an established hit with a huge number of active players, Pool Adikus is better than ever with enhanced game features and smoother overall gameplay!
A well rounded app, Pool Adikus is a vast digital gaming distraction, with three unique game modes each offer gamers a different experience. Meanwhile main social networks integration enables players to connect with friends, and race for win head to head! Global Daily and Overall Top 20 leaderboards and multiplayer matches against Game Center opponents are available as well. Pool Adikus is the cure for boredom and downtime on iOS, get ready to feel the burn and jump into the real pool action.
Pool Adikus is a free app and is a universal app for all iOS devices.
The BBC has released an update to their BBC Weather App that brings native support for iPad thanks to it being a universal app in the app store. The update now gives users one download to have the app on both their iPhone and iPad with the iPad version supporting both landscape and portrait viewing in a iOS 7 styled UI.
The BBC Weather App provides local weather throughout the United Kingdom along with cities throughout the world and is powered by information from the Met Office (Meteorological Office) here in the UK. It is location aware but you can also
add cities via the menu city search option. The app is not the most comprehensive weather app in the App Store but it is one of the simplest and the big, chunky numbers and figures along with the backgrounds indicating rain, wind, sunshine or snow give you a quick glance as to what is happening at the minute but also what will be happening over the course of the next five days. There is no radar functionality in the BBC Weather App but any warnings from the Met Office will be displayed in the app.
If there is one serious knock on the BBC Weather app it is the fact it is not available globally. If you are in the United States using the US App Store, you will not find the app. The irony of course is that an app like this would be useful for US citizens as they travel to the UK – and UK citizens traveling abroad as they can see the weather of major destinations throughout the world. Why they have limited this to essentially Commonwealth countries is beyond me frankly. This is especially true in light of the BBC News app being available globally.
The BBC Weather app is a free app and available in the App Store but only in certain locations like the UK and Canada.
Crossword Maker For Cruciverbalists is a crossword compilation software helps you construct crosswords in a simple and efficient way on iPhone and iPad. It has everything user may need to create great educational, professional, and fun puzzles. It can build puzzles automatically from a list of words, or give the user full control over the construction process. Users could also share their finished work with friends through email, Facebook, Twitter, iMessage, AirDrop, etc; as well as printing the puzzles to any printer that supports the AirPrint technology.
With the latest upgrade, it also supports web publishing: after finishing the construction, user can upload the crossword to the Internet. People can then view and solve your puzzles online, from any modern web browser.
The crossword editor is easy to use. It has an intuitive user interface which makes the maximum use of the multi-touch gestures. You can easily zoom out the board to see the full picture, or zoom in and scroll the crossword board to check the details.