Facebook has updated their app for iOS today that brings with it overall improvements along with a new offline posting creating feature. Now the Facebook app will allow you to create a post when you are offline and post it later once you have connectivity.
App Update Archive
eWeather HD for iOS has been updated with new animated effects, huge improvements to the weather maps and better performance. eWeather HD puts everything you need to know to prepare for a summer season – in the palm of your hand. It combines ten day and hourly weather forecasts from multiple sources with a beautiful radar and satellite images and unique “weather wheel” interface. eWeather HD also provides water temperature at beaches around the world, hour-by-hour UV levels, data from buoys, earthquakes, weather alerts for U.S.A. and Europe and much more.
MyFitnessPal has released an update that brings an even deeper level of integration between the diet and weight tracking app with fitness trackers such as Fitbit and Jawbone UP. Further, the health & fitness app now has even better integration into the iPhone 5S’ M7 processor to make your device your steps counter throughout your day with minimal battery impact.
Facebook has released a significant update to the Facebook Messenger app for iPhone. The new 5.0 version for iPhone brings a host of new features, mostly around instant photo and video sharing and keeping the sharing of that media right within the app itself.
MailDeck for iPad has been updated this past week with two big features that users have been asking for in the kickstarted app of 2013. The v1.5 update brings HTML signatures to the app and the ability for users to purchase the app for a one-time price of $14.99 versus the $4.99 Ad-removing, Exchange and signature enabling annual subscription. As I stated in my review of MailDeck, it is an app that those who need to triage, organise and search extensive amounts of email should consider. It is a great app.
The MyFitnessPal app for iPhone and iPad has been updated to bring you more features to the app that were until now only available on the MyFitnessPal website. The newest update now gives you the ability to track your nutrition goals in detail along with a friendlier invitation system for your friends and improved trend graphs.
The big new feature is the ability to track specific nutrition goals. So if you require a special diet – Low Sodium for example – you can now adjust the nutrition goal for sodium to get to your doctor recommended level. In all there are 17 nutrition goals you can set from the amount of fat and cholesterol you consume to tracking key vitamins like Vitamin C. The ability to set these macro goals has been a part of the MyFitnessPal website but not on the mobile apps.
MyFitnessPal has also improved the invitation system that is in the MyFitnessPal app to be a bit more friendlier than in
previous updates. This update focuses on Facebook and before if you invited a friend from Facebook to join MyFitnessPal and link up with you, they would only see your MyFitnessPal username. That’s fine in my case as my user name is ClintonAlliOSNews and most of my friends & family will figure out quickly enough it is me. But if your user name GymRateMistro, nobody will have a clue who you are on Facebook.
Now when you place an invite to a Facebook friend, it comes across to them with your Facebook name so they know who the invitation has come from on their friend’s list.
The popular Evernote note taking app and service has been updated for iOS. The new Evernote for iOS app sports a host of changing, most notably a completely customisable Home screen and new light and dark display themes. The update comes on the heels of some background updates the company made to their servers which brought up to four times faster synchronisation.
The new Evernote for iOS Home screen does not have a substantially different look than it did before but now you can customise the layout of that screen to better suit your personal usage of the app. By tapping the settings (gear icon next to your name) and selecting “Customize Home Screen”, you can arrange or hide elements that are on your home screen. For example, you may want your notebooks ahead of your notes in the order on your Home screen or you may want to hide the Tags section. It is a far greater level of customisation that Evernote has ever had in their iOS app.
UK based developer Think Code Release has released a major update to their Simply Contacts app, now with iPad support, contacts backup, eye-catching new styles and more. The Simply Contacts app is a whole new experience for everyone who needs to get the most out of their contacts. Its simple and clean user interface makes it the fastest, user-friendly contacts manager.
Quickly search, sort and backup your contacts, as well as phone, chat, FaceTime, email, message, share, and so much more.
Think Code has posted a YouTube video of how Simply Contacts works which should give you a nice feel for this app’s great UI and easy of use.
Power APP AG announced the release of version 3.0 of Wrap Camera, their picture editing app that allows wrapping and rolling of pictures as if they were printed on paper.
With this version Wrap Camera is ready for iOS7. As part of the update also new functions have been added to the app.
“Ensuring compatibility with iOS7 was the main goal of this update, which is why we jumped directly to version 3. But both we and our customers felt the need to have more functions available, so that all the editing can be done in a single app, avoiding having to switch to a separate app just for one type of special effect. Adding brushes, speech bubbles, white balancing, split functions and additional filters completes Wrap Camera even more” states Christian Schaffner, GM of Power APP.
New functions include brushes for painting and blurring/bokeh, cropping/zooming functions as well as additional finishing filters.
PhatWare is excited to announce today the new release of PhatPad for iPad, a note-taking and collaboration app featuring PhatWare’s latest handwriting recognition technology. PhatPad 3.0 has been completely redesigned for iOS 7 and adds many new advanced features that our customers have requested, such as a new file and page manger user interface, an improved handwriting recognition experience including search for handwritten text, the ability to set a custom page size and support for page zoom and scroll, optimized integration with major Cloud services and more.
New Features in PhatPad 3.0:
* New iOS 7-style User Interface
* Faster handwriting recognition and real-time recognizer alternatives
* Handwriting recognition support for multiple languages is now included with the price
* New full screen File manager allows users to preview, export, duplicate, and email PhatPad documents and features simplified synchronization with Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and SkyDrive
* New Page manager now allows users to re-arrange document pages using drag and drop
* New document settings including pre-defined and custom page sizes and allows users to zoom and scroll the current document page