Posts tagged iPhone
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.”
Apple has reminded developers that iTunes Connect will be shutdown starting December 21st via email today so any apps they want updated or prices they want changed in the App Store needs to be done prior to this day. For those who are not familiar, iTunes Connect is the name for the system that allows developers to get their apps in the App Store along with changing prices for sales and the like. The shutdown lasts through December 27th.
How this effects you & me, users of the App Store is pretty straightforward. After December 21st you can expect there to be no app updates in the App Store through December 27th. Developers will not be able to upload updates, fixes, price changes or anything related to their apps during this window. If you are like me and you check for app updates everyday in iTunes, save a bit of time from the 21st to the 27th. There will not be any updates.
More importantly however it gives the App Store team who curate and approve these apps much needed time off. With a million apps now in the App Store, this team is somewhat of an unsung hero in making the whole blinkin’ thing work. Sure they get time off at other points in the year and sure they will have to do some behind-the-scenes work while iTunes Connect is closed. The point is they get a break from the day-to-day and that only helps all of us on the consumer side.
Secret Happy Hour has released their Secret Happy Hour app for iOS. The user’s current geographic location and dining or drinking preferences drive the mobile application, which is available for both iPhone and Android. Those who download the Secret Happy Hour app will be able to search for recurring happy hours as well as receive push notifications about secret specials that can only be found through the app.
Taylor Pierce and Willie Johnston, both established iOS and Android developers, conceptualized the idea of Secret Happy Hour while attending the University of Texas at Austin. Both developers found themselves frequently missing out on happy
hours around Austin because there was no efficient way to find where the best happy hours were and what time they started and ended.
“We found ourselves missing all the good happy hours, sometimes by only a few minutes” said Pierce, CEO of Secret Happy Hour. “We thought about how cool it would be to create something that kept all of the happy hour information for your area right at your fingertips. The idea that bars and restaurants could create secret specials just for our users at any time was a huge plus, too.”
As small business owners, Pierce and Johnston recognized that this could also be a valuable tool for independent restaurateurs and bar owners. New technologies and innovative software designs were explored and tested, to create a tool that allows restaurant owners to measure the success of their Secret Happy Hour specials.
Developed by Recosoft Corporation, the PDF2Office series for iPhone features PDF to Excel, which converts PDF files to editable Excel spreadsheets; PDF to Keynote, which converts PDFs to editable Keynote presentations; and PDF to Numbers, which converts PDF documents to editable Numbers files on the iPhone.
PDF to Excel, PDF to Keynote and PDF to Numbers have been designed specifically for the iPhone providing integrated PDF viewing, and PDF conversion capability tailored for the iPhone. Also included are Dropbox and WIFI transfer mode
integration, which allows transferring PDF files and converted documents between the iPhone and other devices seamlessly.
PDF to Excel, PDF to Keynote and PDF to Numbers for the iPhone don’t require any active network connection facilitating instant and immediate conversions of PDF files to Excel, Keynote and Numbers format.
Finally, PDF2Office series for the iPhone also includes the capability to convert a specific area in a page using the innovative Area Select Tool. PDF to JPEG and PDF to PNG conversions are also supported using the Area Select Tool.
PDF2Office converts PDFs into editable Microsoft(R) Office, iWork, JPEG, PNG and other common files by recreating the intended construction and layout of the document; forming paragraphs; applying styles; regrouping independent graphic elements; extracting images; creating tables; all automatically without any manual intervention.
The Whimmy music app links music with emotion. It lets the user categorize Spotify and iTunes music by adding songs to emotions. The heart of the app is the four emotions: Happy, Sad, Angry and Love. The user taps the emotion that fits her current state of mind and just the right music starts to play.
“Whimmy is the sequell to the iPhone app Life Soundtrack. We have added two essential improvments, besides changing
the name. People now have the oppurtunity to connect to their Spotify account which is a vital upgrade. A mode that we call ‘The Music Picker’ is a new and inspirational way to plow through your music libraries. We are very proud of this function. This makes setting Whimmy up a pure pleasure. ‘The Music picker’ plays one of your songs at random and you simply put it were it belongs. If you want to hear it when you are sad then you tap sad and so on.” says co-developer Magnus Axelsson at EFDapps.
Your favorite music will be there for you, at your fingertips, as soon as you need it. To cheer one up, to comfort or what the given occasion calls for. In Whimmy, the user adds songs to the emotions manually. This is a guarantee that the right music starts at the right occasion. Other apps in the same genre often use computer generated playlists. As we all know, computers have severe issues handling human emotion.
The Whimmy music app is a free download in the App Store in the Music category. It is designed for iPhone and requires iOS 7 or later to be on your device.
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.
Sunside, the Texas based developer, has announced that Episode One of Abducted, its highly anticipated episodic science-fiction adventure game, will be available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPad on December 19, 2013 for a special launch price of $2.99. With a focus on deep storyline and immersive gameplay, Abducted for iOS is a mixture of classic adventure game and RPG-lite elements combined with stunning graphics. The next generation of Sunside’s in-house game engine Radiance(TM) delivers breathtaking alien environments rendered with dynamic lighting, shadows, and volumetric fog.
Take a look at the trailer:
I’m addicted to podcasts. They are how I get the majority of my news but also updates on my favourite shows and things I’m interested in (think Formula One peeps. Formula. One.) There is a new podcast app in the App Store and it is beautiful. It is Castro and it is available now for $2.99.
Castro users subscribe to their favorite podcasts quickly and stay up to date as new episodes are published. Episodes can be streamed or downloaded for offline listening. Castro has a full screen, gesture-based interface that puts content front
The Castro podcast app is a modern and unique podcast client. A minimal user interface and simple, well thought out settings make it easy to use. A true iOS 7 inspired design puts a fresh spin on established conventions for apps in this genre.
* A revolutionary user interface, designed exclusively for iOS 7
* The episodes tab makes it easy to find the latest episodes of all your podcasts
* An innovative audio scrubber, optimised for podcast listening
* Takes advantage of iOS 7′s background features to keep your podcasts fully updated, even when you’re not in the app
* Automatic downloads and smart storage management
* Simple, easy to use settings
* Turn on news mode to keep only the most recent episode of frequently updated podcasts. Great for frequently updated podcasts
The Castro podcast app is for iPhone and iPod Touch and is $2.99 in the App Store.
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!