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Foursquare gets major update with all-new UI for iPhone

The popular social networking-meets-geo tagging app Foursquare has received a major update today.  The new version 5.0 is available in the App Store now and brings a completely rethought and reengineered User Interface.  On the surface, it looks like the new UI is the only major change over the previous version but there is an underlying theme going on with the app now that, while there before, is a bit clearer.

Ultimately Foursquare is about going out in the world and exploring with you indicating your location with a “check-in”.  This principle hasn’t changed with this update but exploring is really a key driver for the app.  Within the app there is the Explore tab which shows you a map which has popular locations in your area based on other Foursquare check-ins or has Foursquare Explore Tabspecials from retailers in the area.  This can be a particularly handy feature if you are somewhere that you do not know well and are looking for a coffee shop or a place to eat.

Make no mistake that Foursquare is still all about the check in.  That is the user data pool that Foursquare uses so it is still the #1 point and purpose of the app.  The revamped exploring however makes those check-ins a little more fun.

The new Foursquare app is a free download and is available now in the App Store.  It is still an iPhone-only build which is a bit disappointing given the 3G/4G and WiFi capabilities of the iPad.  It would be great to see an iPad specific version in the future.  Still, this new 5.0 version renders much better on the iPad and is far easier to read & navigate.

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New Trip Photos iOS App Enhances How Users Capture, Tag N Share Photos

Tekton Technologies (P) Ltd., is excited to announce the release of their brand new app – Trip Photos – Tag, Search N Share. For a limited time only, users can experience the power of this amazing app for half price. Trip Photos allows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to completely revolutionize the way they use photos and videos. Since the release of the iPhone, it has been widely acknowledged that the base functionality does not offer a great solution for easily organizing, tagging and searching for your media. It can be quite cumbersome to scroll through your Camera Roll looking for a particular photo or video to share with your friends. On the contrary, Trip Photos is designed to be an all-sufficient app for capturing, tagging, searching and sharing your photos and videos. Stop spending hours trying to organize your photo library.

Trip Photos offers a variety of ways to capture images. Users can access the camera function by clicking the camera icon which is conveniently located in the top right corner of the app. From here, users can select camera preferences such as front/rear facing lens and whether to add flash or not. Trip Photos takes it to the next level by adding customized capture options. The user is given the choice of taking their photo in one of four capture modes (Normal, Anti Shake, Timer or Trip PhotosBurst). Anti Shake allows for the user to take highly detailed photos by ensuring movement of the camera is minimized. This allows for much crisper, sharper images.

Time mode allows for you to set a delay on how quick an image is taken. This is ideal for group photos, self portraits and more. This option provides more than enough time to setup your phone and get into the perfect pose! Perhaps the most entertaining option is Burst. This option allows users to take multiple photos by repeatedly pressing the camera icon. It is perfect for capturing multiple shots in a relatively short amount of time. Burst mode alleviates the wait time between each photo because the images are stored directly to your Trip Photos app – Not your Camera Roll. In addition, users also have the option to record video from within the app by simply toggling between video and image capture modes.

Taking photos and videos is only one function of this app. Trip Photos also offers the ability to tag each of your photos and add notes. This is useful when helping to store additional context around each item. One of the coolest and most useful features of the app is its impressive search capability. Users can search for photos and/or videos by location, notes, tags and date. This comes incredibly helpful when attempting to locate a particular photo or video you want to share with your friends. Are you having trouble remembering where a photo was taken, but you do happen to recall when it was taken? No problem! Open the in-app calendar and find your photo within seconds. Or perhaps you know where a photo was taken, but can’t remember exactly when. Users can view a map which depicts where each and every photo/video has been captured.

With an app as powerful as Trip Photos, it is important to have the ability to protect your data. Trip Photos offers the ability to mark trips (or albums) as private. This ensures that the content is only viewable and accessible to the owner. On the other hand, Trip Photos offers great sharing options for users to distribute content as they desire. Trip Photos is integrated with Facebook and Picasa. Uploading content to either of these channels is a breeze since it happens in the background without interfering with current tasks.

And to top it all off, the app offers a highly accurate weather component. When users tap the top center of the screen from anywhere in the application, a dropdown screen appears which presents data based on location. This function is perfect for multitasking since users don’t have to leave the app in order to see the time, temperature and weather forecast.

App Highlights:
* Capture, Store and Organize photos by trip
* Impressive search capabilities
* Image Stabilization
* Burst Mode allowing for quick consecutive shots
* Timed-Shot Mode
* Precise photo cropping
* Facebook and Picasa integration
* Lock photos in private Trips/albums
* Calendar view of photos and videos taken
* Map view of photos and videos taken
* Instant local weather dropdown without leaving the app

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 4.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Trip Photos – Tag, Search N Share 1.1 is available for download in the iTunes App Store for just $0.99 USD (Limited Time Only) and can be found in the Photo & Video category.

Get Trip Photos – Tag, Search N Share by Tekton Technologies in the App Store

Shot MeMo: Memo, Memory Preserving App for iPhone Free for a Limited Time

GKProject’s Shot MeMo has already acquired a loyal fan base. That popularity is poised for exponential growth, now that word of mouth has secured the application’s good reputation and GKProject has opted to offer Shot MeMo for free in the iTunes App Store for a limited period of time.

Shot MeMo’s popularity upon release was no doubt due in some part to its low introductory retail price – only $0.99. But being an inexpensive choice was only the beginning for the helpful utility and social application. Shot MeMo takes a Shot MeMo Screenshotsimple-sounding feature set – letting users create digital memos which incorporate their own photos – and turns it into a must-have iPhone utility with the aid of a beautifully designed interface and numerous customization options. Users can choose from a wide range of fonts, text sizes and colors for their message, utilize photos from their device gallery or snap a photo from within Shot MeMo itself, and easily share their memos and memories quickly and easily. Additionally, an in-app one-time purchase allows access to a broad selection of different memo paper backgrounds for further personalization.

Ease of recording and saving combined with customization and multiple options for sharing (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Evernote, email, and more) have made Shot MeMo as popular for social networking as for practical note taking purposes. Shot Memo is compatible with most iOS devices running iOS 4.0 or later, including many iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models. It is available now in the iTunes App Store, and for a limited period of time, there is no charge to download.


* Camera
Snap a shot, add notes, and save or share with the touch of a finger.

* Album
Already snapped the pic you want to create a memo with? No problem. Browse your gallery within the app, and take advantage of ShotMeMo’s features after the fact.

* Setup
Our simple toggle-based menu makes setting up simple and quick.

* Jotting down notes when you’re in a hurry
There’s no need to schlep a notebook. Shot MeMo has all of the practicality of paper and pen note-taking, with greater convenience and functionality.

* Preserve your special moments
Whether it’s a gift you received, the highlights of your trip, or the expression on someone special’s face at a once in a lifetime moment, Shot MeMo makes it quick, easy and convenient to keep your memories fresh and share them in an instant.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 17.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Shot MeMo 1.5 is now Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

Get Shot MeMo by GKproject in the App Store

Sepia Apps Releases Location Manager: GeoShare 1.4.2 for iPhone and iPad

Sepia Apps today is thrilled to announce that their latest application, Location Manager: GeoShare, is now available as a universal application for both the iPhone and iPad. Location Manager: GeoShare allows you to keep all your locations organized by allowing you to search, save, share, and document any location in the world.

GeoShare allows you to organize any location by category instantly with a corresponding address, photo, and notes. Sharing and getting directions to these locations is easily done with one quick touch. Sharing is available via email, text message, Facebook, and Twitter. This type of application is essential for professional who are always on the road. Traveling sales people and real estate agents will quickly see the benefit of seeing all of their business contacts on a mapGeoShare Screenshot for quick reference.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 2.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Location Manager: GeoShare 1.4.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. A free “lite” version of this app is also available for download with limited functionality. For more information, including a full feature list and screenshots visit Sepia Apps online.

Get Location Manager: GeoShare – Share, Save, and Manage your Favorite Locations by Sepia Apps in the App Store