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iPhone/iPod/iPad apps for Dec. 7


Here are the latest iPhone/iPod touch/iPod/iPad apps announced. You can find ’em at the Apple App Store (

The Juno Company has announced Juno’s Musical ABCs, an eBook app that gives children a way to learn and interact with the alphabet. It works with the iPhone and iPod touch and is available free for a limited time.

Developer and musician Paul Slocum has released sir Sampleton 1.0, his new sampling keyboard app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With the US$2.99 app, the user can create unique sounds with their own voice or with noisy objects around the house, save it as a musical note sample, and then play it back on the App’s keyboard.

Active Mind Apps has introduced Kids’ Quotas 1.0 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Developed specifically to serve as an activity time tracker, the $2.99 app helps manage a child’s time in any activity. Each quota represents an activity for one child. The app tracks the time that each child spends doing each activity.

Tangible Games has unveiled Christmas Cats & Christmas Cats HD, iPhone and iPad Christmas themed games. They’re $0.99 each.

RadVision — a technology and end-to-end solution provider for unified visual communications including video network infrastructure, developer tools and high definition (HD) room, desktop and mobile video conferencing systems — has announced the availability of Scopia Mobile V2, a free, conferencing application for the iPhone and iPad that allows users to participate in video conferences with standards-based audio and H.239 data collaboration.

The latest version of the RedEye line of remote controls now offers users the ability to view their channel guide and remote control side-by-side in the same screen. Making use of the iPad’s full screen, the RedEye universal remote control software is now fully-compatible with iPad’s larger, higher resolution screen.

“Business Inspiration Classics,” an iPhone/iPad universal ebook app containing books from past billionaires, inventors and motivational gurus has been launched. A follow-up to the Self Help Classics” app, Business Inspiration Classics re-edits the best works from its predecessor and brings out 10 new works in a presentation compatible with iOS 4.2 and that’s Retina Display ready. Business Inspiration Classics is currently on a limited introductory sale for $0.99, down from the normal price of $2.99.

Austonia has drummed up BeatShare 1.0, a music sharing app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The free app lets users select and share music details with those around them. Listeners can see what is playing and coming up at an event or party quickly and easily with no required network configuration.

Spiel Studios has lowered Parachute Xtreme! 1.0 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Created as a comically strategic survival game, the $0.99 throws the user into a base-jumping adventure in which they jump from a stationed air-ship with the aim of opening their parachute and safely landing on the ground before any other opponents. With only one life, players must keep winning in order to survive and progress through the game.

Savant has bounced out The Balls! 1.0, their debut title for iPhone and iPod touch. In the $0.99 app, hardcore sports Coach Timmins wants you to juggle as many sports balls as possible. Bounce different balls a number of times until they burst. Be careful not to let them drop, or Coach Timmins will give you a verbal whipping. The balls are physics enabled and can bounce against each other for a bigger challenge. The Balls! offers two game modes, five different ball types, and Open Feint enabled.

Fans can now directly interact with their favorite music acts with a free location-based mobile app, Flowd, launched today across iPhone and Android smartphones. Developed by Digia, it facilitates two-way conversation between music acts and their fans. Music acts can keep their supporters up-to-date with their latest news, views, tours and appearances, and offer them special rewards for their loyalty.

Postmedia Network says nine Canadian cities now have a new way to experience their local newspapers with new apps available for the iPad. The ten Canadian newspapers with apps for iPad are: “The Vancouver Sun,” “Times Colonist (Victoria),” “The Province (Vancouver),” “The Calgary Herald,” “The Edmonton Journal,” “The Leader-Post (Regina),” “The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon), “The Ottawa Citizen,” “The Windsor Star” and The Gazette (Montreal). All 10 apps are available at the Apple App Store.

MobiCart ( has announced its free, mobile-optimized e-commerce storefront development solution for iOS and Google Android devices. It enables retailers to develop customized applications for end-user download onto their mobile devices while also providing a back-end management platform for inventory control. MobiCart works as a standalone storefront, so businesses can develop their own mobile e-commerce site without even having a web site.

Goodzer (, an online-to-offline search service, is offering a free iPhone and iPot touch app to enable mobile users full access to Goodzer’s real-time product search.

My Black Dog Books has released Violet’s The Night Before Christmas 1.1, their third book for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It’s a $2.99 children’s book with a storyline that includes animations and interactions on every page of the book. The book also includes a Read-to-Me function as well as the ability to choose from three holiday songs as background music as the reader navigates through the book using left and right page turn buttons.

FlightView Elite, the flight tracking for the iPhone has been updated with new day-of-travel information. It costs $3.99 and now comes loaded with several enhancements to standard flight tracking, including the ability to check flight boards at your airport of choice and receive alerts on flight status and gate changes.

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