Here are the latest iPhone/iPod touch/iPod/iPad apps. You can find ’em at the Apple App Store (http://www.itunes.com/appstore/).
Simply Dusty Apps has announced Golf Shot Distance 1.0 for iOS. The free app uses GPS to calculate a shot’s distance in meters or yards. As you walk to the tee box, simply press the start button to set the position. After you crush that drive and get to the ball in the fairway, press the end button and the shot’s distance will be calculated.
IL&FS Education has released Xperica HD 1.0, a free, education app for the iPad. Xperica is like a virtual science lab that aims at strengthening the understanding of science concepts. With a primary focus on physics experiments, the experiments cover topics like the Archimedes Principle, pulleys, resistance, oscillation, projectile motion and more.
David Vondracek has introduced DropBy 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. The US$0.99 app delivers a display of your contacts in a particular area. Simply select an area on the map or use your current location, and DropBy drops a pin for each contact in your Address book onto the map. Select the pin to view the contacts name and pull up their whole contact card. You can make a call, send an email or text message right from there.
UBS Investment Bank has launched a free Securities Research app for Apple mobile devices. UBS Mobile Investment Research enables eligible clients to securely view equities, fixed income, economics, asset allocation and macro strategy research. The application supports online and offline access to summaries and full research content.
Nor Eagle has debuted Squid Drop 1.0, a $0.99 app for the iPhone and iPod touch. It’s an arcade/action game in the infinite survival genre. The aim is to avoid monsters and pick up bonuses to amass the lowest possible low score.
Orange Qube has served up Right Note 1.0, a customizable ear training application for iOS devices. The app — currently being offered at the introductory price of $4.99 — features three types of exercises, and the user can use the predefined lessons or tailor the settings to his own needs.
The Third U.S. Army’s DVIDS has rolled out its free Military 24/7 iPad app. It extends the global outreach of military service members, engages civilians with user friendly interactive elements and connects media outlets with incoming footage from the frontlines.
Time Base Technology has developed eNote Taker 1.0 for iPad. The $1.99 app allows users to take handwritten notes on the tablet and annotate PDF documents. eNote Taker includes the following features: five colors of ink, five thickness settings, highlighting, palm rest, pinch zoom in/out, unlimited notebooks, import/export, and three kinds of paper.
Icon Games Entertainment has revamped Family Games Fun, which is now available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Previously released as Family Games on Nintendo WiiWare, PlayStation Mini and PC, the $1.99 app offers a plethora of classic games to choose from.
NetLine Corp., a global business lead generation providers, has expanded its mobile content syndication network with a new TradePub.com app for the iPad. TradePub.com, a division of NetLine, provides free business content for hundreds of industries, including analyst reports, whitepapers, eBooks, trade publications, webinars, tutorials and more. The new, free mobile app allows users to select and download PDFs directly to their iPad, allowing them to save and read them at their convenience.
PruHealth is offering intermediaries the ability to quote on the new products while on the road, with the launch of its new iPad quote app. The new PruHealth iPad quote app was made available to download through iTunes and is open to all intermediaries with access to the PruHealth Adviser Zone.
Gutenberg Neto has reeled inThe Fish Dies in the End 1.0 for iOS, an $0.99 undersea, pick-up-and-play game featuring a cute little fish trying to survive as long as possible. The fish remains in the same horizontal position, near the left edge of the screen, and as he swims all manner of sea denizens pass from right to left. Predators are avoided by controlling his buoyancy: touch the screen and he rises, release and he descends. The game features three difficulty levels and boss sharks.
Richard Blum has conjured up Middle-earth Map II 1.0. It’s a map of The World of Arda. Based on the books by J. R. R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien, the Middle-earth Map II shows the changes to Arda with the Fall of Beleriand and the rise of Numenor during the Second Age of Middle-earth. You can see the locations of the Kingdoms in Exile and the founding of Mordor. Middle-earth Map II costs $3.99 for the iPhone/iPod touch version and $4.99 for the iPad.
Frostware AB has unleashed a new, free game, Chicken Race — Easter Special 1.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch. It’s a one button game that gives the players a way to experience the thrill of chicken racing. Simply tap the screen to make the chickens run and tap again to make them stop as close to the cliff edge as possible. The game can be played using only a single touch.
Cleopatra: a Queen’s Destiny HD for iPad is now available. It’s a point-and-click adventure game, taking place in Alexandria, Egypt, 48 BC. The country is divided by civil war pitting Cleopatra’s supporters against those of her brother and husband, Ptolemy, who is ravaging the country. In this climate of terror, Thomas, a young apprentice to Akkod, Cleopatra’s astrologist and astronomer, falls in love with his master’s daughter. Cleopatra: a Queen’s Destiny HD is on sale for $1.99 for a limited time; the regular price is $4.99.
To help you keep tabs on your home or office anytime, anywhere, Logitechis offering the free Logitech Alert app for the iPad. The app lets you access your Logitech Alert digital video security system from any place you take your favorite tablet. The Logitech Alert app for iPad providing free, live monitoring is expected to be available in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The Logitech Alert Web and Mobile Commander service enables additional functionality on the iPad, Web browsers and mobile apps and is available at a suggested retail price of $79.99 per year.
The Logitech Alert 750i Master System and the Logitech Alert 750e Outdoor Master System are available for a suggested retail price of $299.99) and $349.99, respectively. The Logitech Alert 700i Add-On Camera and the Logitech Alert 700e Outdoor Add-On Camera are offered for the suggested retail price of U.S. $229.99 and $279.99, respectively.
Alphabet Transmuter 1.0 for iOS is designed to teach your children ABCs in a new way. In the $0.99 app, ransmutation technology shape-shifts the letters’ outlines, like wires, into each other, creating an animation effect that connects letters into a stream. This allows to see physically how the letters flow into each other. It serves to help children to understand the connectivity of the written speech, since they already know how sounds are meshed together when speaking, according to the developers.
Naxx Technologies has updated Crazy Cam for iOS to version 1.1. The $0.99 app gives the user the power to transform any voice during the video recording process. You can hear any voice with the Gangster effect, Chipmunk vocal, Helium falsetto, Robot mechanical voice, or Echo echo. All sound morphing is accomplished in real-time.
Dapper Gentlemen has announced Wordicus 1.25, an update of their free multi-language, multi-player word game available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. With support for English, French, German, and Spanish, players in different countries can play against each other on the same game board in their native language. Players can level up to earn power-ups to use against opponents, and earn achievements to increase player rating.
The Gamma Project has updated Travel Assistant for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to version 1.3. The $2.99 productivity/travel app serves as a smart, multi-currency expense tracker with automatic currency conversion, a 156-currency monetary exchange rate converter and a 36-language translator.
Francesco Chessari and Nicola Pacini have released Stamp Art Fever 4.0, an update to their free simulation game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. In Stamp Art Fever you are an art-stamp collector, continuously searching for new pieces for your collection, in competition with other collectors of over the world for the most valuable collection. Version 4.0 introduces two new themed sets and new game modes.
Heyalda Corp. has updated Moto Heyalda for iOS to version 1.1.2. It’s a 2.5 dimension side scrolling motocross racing game that includes features such as real-time multi-player, the ability to build your own custom motocross racks, the ability to race against the computer, race against your own ghost, and global leader boards. Moto Heyalda is normally $1.99, but is being offered for free through Friday.
Mobile Brother has introduced FaceChanging+ 1.2.1. The $0.99 app has added eight oriental face masks, with more accurate face recognition technology. You can share your FaceChanging image on your Facebook, or e-mail it to your friends.
ConIT AG has updated AppZapp for iOS to version 3.0. The free app helps app aficionados keep an overview over the ever-increasing apps.
Paige Rohrick has released PaigeeDraw Korea 1.2. People love to draw manga and the free iPhone/iPad app offers step-by-step instructions, including tools, techniques and visual guides.