Here are the latest iPhone/iPod touch/iPod/iPad apps. You can find ’em at the Apple App Store (http://www.itunes.com/appstore/).
Kaiser & Kaiser has announced sprintTimer 1.0 for the iPhone 4 and 3Gs, their photo finish app that employs the same techniques used in the Olympics. With the US$0.99 you start the timer and point the camera towards the finish line. SprintTimer will build an image of narrow slices of the finish line, each representing 0.03 seconds in time. Users can then scroll along the photo to get the time when each competitor crossed the finish line with 0.01 s resolution. The app also includes a motion controlled lap timer.
Mention Mobile has released Pocket Friends 1.0 for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It’s a free, casual game that offers the opportunity for users to dive deeper into their friendships. Pocket Friends utilizes Facebook information to allow users to play several different game modes including Friend Trivia, Q & A Interview, Photo Friendzy and Match Party. You can earn keys to unlock the Pocket Friend characters and gift them to friends.
CatfishBlues Games has introduced Hyperlight 1.0, a game for iOS devices. It’s an arcade action game focused on the use of the accelerometer. You control a spaceship that increases its speed according to the inclination of the device. Powered by the Unity 3D engine, Hyperlight — being offered for $0.99 for a limited time — features eight special bonuses and destructive weapons, eight challenging boss battles with 40 different levels in Arcade mode, Game Center support and more.
Anishu has launched Debt Strategy 1.0, a personal finance application for iOS devices. Developed specifically to help users take control of their debts, the $0.99 helps users identify the best pay-off strategy for their debts and execute on the chosen strategy. Users can enter their debts and see when each debt will be paid off, as well as accelerate the payoff by either adding payments from the paid off loans or by making additional payment.
AppGeneration has debuted Crazy Landing 1.0 for iOS. The $0.99 strategy game has you journey to the Moon, Mars and Jupiter. Concentrate on landing your spaceship on the designated planet.
Minimax Games has unleashed Matching Animals HD, a $1.99 game for the iPad. Developed especially for kids, it features a collection of animal cards and lots of game modes. Kids have to reveal colorful cards and find animal pairs. The game can purportedly be played by toddlers without any assistance by adults. The game is designed to help your child develop fine-motor skills and learning, recognizing and remembering images, and symbols.
Interealtime’s Camera Boost 1.0 for the iPad is a $2.99 app designed to simplify the process of shooting, fixing, processing and sharing photos. It applies fixes and post-process effects directly and viewed in realtime in the live camera view.
History in Franklin, Tennessee, has embraced high tech. The Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) has rolled out a free iPad application, the Franklin Tour app, which offers visitors an interactive way to discover the history, architecture and stories that make up Franklin’s Great American Main Street experience.
PhatWare has updated WritePad for iPad to version 5.0, an update of its $9.99 note taking and handwriting recognition software for iOS devices. The new version allows synchronizing WritePad documents with Evernote, plus offers an improved handwriting recognition engine, document statistics, and the ability to upload documents to Google Docs as PDF or text.
Padopolis is offering its new iPad application, Catalog Spree, for free. Its virtual marketplace delivers a place for consumers to shop, share and flip through a variety of catalogs, including DwellStudio, Serena & Lily, Tea Collection, NapaStyle, Filson and Artful Home, to name a few.
Mao 1.0, an iPhone app developed by CK Creative, presents the poems from MaoZedon, a guru in poetry and calligraphy, in addition to a politician. This $0.99 app lists all his poems in Chinese and English, as well in the original written form.
EasySign Mobile has announced EasySign 3.1.0, a free document authorization app for iOS devices. The free utilizes the iPhone’s touchscreen by enabling users to capture and place their signature along with custom text and timestamps into any PDF, Microsoft Office Document, or image file. Version 3.1.0 sports a new interface and now allows users to import custom images of their signatures straight into any document.
Creative Algorithms has updated Trip Boss travel manager for the iPhone and iPod touch. The $4.99 lets you track expenses, set budgets, convert currencies, and calculate tips. You can manage itineraries, plan road trips, and share travel plans with the newly released add-on, Itineraries edition. You can customize by adding only the modules you want. Version 4.1.0 adds on an optional Itineraries module, a companion to the included Expense & Budget edition.
Peninsula Gameworks announces an update to Spectre 3D for iOS. The $0.99 app is a retro re-make of the multiplayer game Spectre. This updated version features support for the iPad, Retina display, plus 25 Game Center Achievements and five Leaderboards. It also sports a new arcade game.