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iPhone/iPod/iPad apps for Dec. 9


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

Developer James Slaughter has announced New Year Countdown and Resolutions 1.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch. The US$0.99 app provides a countdown timer that displays a festive animation when the clock strikes 12. The application also provides an interface to keep track of your resolutions. In addition to a brief history of the origins of New Year, you also have access to a list of New Years Facts.

Blackleaf Software has released Water Sports 1.0 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. In the $0.99 app, players are able to create custom characters to use as they ski across a lake on their choice of wakeboard, kneeboard or double ski, and try to collect valuable rings for points. There are 15 different levels of difficulty. Some of the items, as well as the slalom course must be unlocked with points. The game offers players a host of toys, tips, tricks and rewards for a high score.

Tunaverse Media has unveiled Cinq Free for the iPhone and iPod touch. The free app enables iPhone and iPod touch users to snap pictures and have their full resolution images automatically saved onto their Mac or PC. Cinq also includes Retina Display support with 4x higher resolution with zoom-in capability when viewing home photos.

Paul Gee and Medifusion has introduced four free price comparison apps for UK shoppers. Based on the Find price comparison web sites, each site now has a complementing iPhone app that can now be downloaded for free: find-DVD, find-GAMES, find-BOOK and find-CD.

Electronic Arts notes that Pogo, its online gaming destination, is bringing a free app to the iPhone and iPod touch. The app includes five games: Poppit!, Word Whomp, Turbo 21, Mahjong Safari and Sweet Tooth 2.

ComboApp has unveiled Personal Development Bundle, a $29.99 collection of eight development minded learning applications powered by the developers recently launched Combobook educational system. The Personal Development Bundle is geared to help users “discover how to master the nuances of important skill-sets such as personal assertiveness, effective communications, and thinking skills among many others.”

Creativegenius has produced You-Wish 1.0 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The $0.99 app provides users with a custom-made interface optimized for the iPhone 4’s Retina Display. Users can add wishes and attach a photo to each of them. You can synchronize the wish list on your iPhone with the wish list online at You Wish. Once wishes are synced with your online list they are ready to be shared with your friends and family.

Epic Games and its Salt Lake City-based development studio, ChAIR Entertainment, have served up Infinity Blade App. The $5.99 app brings the power of Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users in this RPG sword-fighting game.

The new Snow Globes 3D! iPad children’s book ($2.99) combines animation with physics-based snow simulation to create a storytime experience. Viewable in both standard 2D and stereoscopic eye-popping 3D, the holiday-themed illustrations have interactive touch spots and snowflakes that move in response to the tilt of the iPad screen.

You can send your holiday greeting cards free with the newest version of its seasonal Decoretta app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It lets you send animated electronic Christmas greetings or New Year’s party invitations straight from your iOS device.

NaturalMotion Games says Jenga, the first and only authentic version of the game of skill, is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch for $2.99 and iPad for $4.99. In consultation with Jenga creator Leslie Scott, the inventor of the original Jenga, and Jenga licensor Pokonobe Associates, Jenga for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad features multi-touch controls, real tower physics and more. Players take turns removing a block from a tower to balance it on top, creating a taller and increasingly unstable structure as the game progresses.

Glu Mobile is offering Hero Project for the iPhone and iPod touch. It’s a free, social mobile adventure game. Design consultant Phil Campbell created the storyline for Hero Project that allows users to create their own super hero and defeat the forces of evil.

Gogogic has served up its shape-matching puzzler Symbol6 Redux on the Apple App Store at $0.99 for the iPhone and iPod touch and $2.99 for iPad. It’s a game of fast-paced recognition and hand-eye coordination that’s divided into three modes of varying difficulty (Kids, Normal and Expert).

Digital Chocolate has developed Vegas City for the iPhone and iPod touch. In the free game players build their own version of the famed Las Vegas strip, with a wide variety and style of luxurious hotels, casinos, resorts, golf courses, and landmarks, and decorate them with palm trees, fountains, and more.

Just in time for Christmas, Barcode Hero for iPhone and iPod touch has a new, free social shopping feature that lets children create a wish list of what they want for Christmas and send it with photos of the gifts to Santa and his elves right from your iPhone.

Herp Games has flung out Fling Cube: Cubecore 1.0, a $0.99 puzzle game made exclusively for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It features more than 100 evolving levels, each with a twist. To clear a level the player has to flick his Fling Cube and hit all other cubes in the right order. Numerous cubes with special abilities such as hiding ghost cubes, fast color changing cubes and black hole cubes challenge the player.

Wet Nose Design’s new iPhone app, Elf Cam ($1.99), allows users to record night-vision video footage of Santa Claus climbing down the chimney in their own living room. Elf Cam’s Ho-Ho-Ho-cial Networking service provides a two-way communication tool for children to ask any Christmas questions they might have, and to receive answers directly from a staff of “professional elves.”

Hashsoft has delivered myPill 1.2, an update to their birth control pill reminder application for iOS devices. The $0.99 app is designed to help women who are taking birth control pills to track their pills pack, remember to take their daily pill plan future events, track history and more. Version 1.2 has themes, snooze reminders, customization of app badge alert, two new daily events and more.

Mindwarm has announced AddTo San Diego 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.The $0.99 lets you create your own travel guide from your photos and notes. You can create your own map with the highlights you want, photo album and travel diary. At any time you can add a note or photo to your album. If you have allowed location, then your current location will be added to that note and photo.

MobileFlow has updated Fieldforce, their networking tool for iOS devices, to version 1.0.1. The app allows mobile workers to coordinate their customer facing activities. Fieldforce 1.0.1 is offered on a free trial basis for 30-days after which time a subscription is required. Subscriptions can be purchased directly by the user from within the app, using an “in-app” purchase.

Hunter Research and Technology has announced Theodolite 2.2 for iOS devices. This multi-function AR viewfinder app serves as a compass, GPS, map, zoom camera, rangefinder, and two-axis inclinometer. Version 2.2 of Theodolite adds enhanced image geo-tagging features, writing geographical metadata into the EXIF header of photos and screenshots taken by the app. “Theodolite Free” is available for free. The mid-level “Theodolite Basic” costs $1.99, and the full featured “Theodolite Pro” is $3.99.

Chipmunk Physics, a 2D physics engine for the iPhone, has reached version 5.3.3. Chipmunk has been used on many platforms including Mac/Win/Linux, iPhone, Android, Symbian, DS, PSP, and even the Wii. The new version features performance improvements, new features, and bug fixes, including new sleeping, static bodies, and shape query methods.

Daniel Amitay has released Big Brother Camera Security 1.3, an international update to his free photo security app for the iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G. Big Brother allows iDevice owners to receive email notifications whenever someone uses their device without permission. Each notification includes the date and time, GPS location, and two pictures of the perpetrator. The update translates the app into six major international languages.

Daniel Wetzel has updated News Wall for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices to version 2.0. The $1.99 app lets you filter news sites, blogs and social media services. The RSS feed reader for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad subscribes to sources easily and creates a “virtual wall of news” to go.

INOV8 has introduced SportSync 1.1, an update of their free sports tracking app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The app lets you browse college and professional team schedules and sync them directly to the iPhone calendar.

MeLLmo has announced full Roambi support for Apple’s updated mobile operating system, iOS 4.2, bringing iPad users additional capabilities. Roambi is a mobile business app that transforms company reports and data from diverse data sources into dashboard-style visualizations, instantly delivered to any iPhone or iPad. It enables on-the-go workers to access critical company information anytime, anywhere. In addition to the on-premise Roambi ES3, MeLLmo offers a suite of online publishing services for individuals, small and medium businesses and workgroups, including Roambi Lite (free) and Roambi Pro ($99/year). The Roambi App is the visualizer app for the iPhone/iPad and it is available as a free download.

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