Here are the latest iPhone/iPod touch/iPod/iPad apps. You can find ’em at the Apple App Store (www.itunes.com/appstore/).
PopCap Game has announced Vacation Quest — The Hawaiian Islands for the iPad. It’s free but includes an in-app purchase option of US$4.99 to unlock dozens of additional levels of gameplay adventure. In Vacation Quest — The Hawaiian Islands, players are granted a passport to the world’s most exotic tropical locations as they search for hidden clues to extend their vacation and unlock new adventures.
BluMu has released Chat Farm 1.0 for the iPad. The $1.99 app has been designed from the ground up to be child friendly, including two player mode and GameCenter support. Through pinch and tap gestures, players talk with the animals and learn their sounds.
Hotdog Studio has introduced Fire Busters. In the $0.99 game, players control one or more furry firefighters, battling to put out one blaze after another by figuring out how to get their water streams around obstacles and onto fires.
Rory Buckley has launched Fireplace HD+. The $0.99 app acts as a HD virtual fireplace and comes with a selection of audio and visual customizable options. Fireplace HD+ includes the ability to play audio along with the crackle or blaze of your chosen fireplace theme.
Bright Light Apps has unveiled Grocery Shopping List Pro. The $0.99 app lets users tag items by color coded category or aisle label. It also maintains a history of items purchased for faster data re-entry. Lists can be shared via SMS, or by email in full HTML format.
Wingman Apps has debuted Skyline 1.0. It’s a $0.99 combination of stacker, and defender strategy game. Skyline lets players create a skyline after your their own imagination. Once created, players need to maintain it and keep the residents safe from havoc and disasters like earthquakes, lightning storms and meteor showers.
Kinetic Art has cooked up Look & Cook for the iPad. The app Provides a step-by-step guide to hundreds of recipes. For getting acquainted with the cookbook including the first six, complete recipes, Look & Cook is offered as a free version. For more recipes you can upgrade to the full version for $4.99.
Grey May has unleashed Speed Kittens 1.0. In the $0.99 game, Zeppelins that are carrying milk will try their hardest to get to the other side of the screen. Your job is to crash kittens into them and spoil their plans.
Zattikka Plc and Sneaky Games have teamed up for Cloud Village. The free game introduces players to a race of elf-like creatures, known as the Cloudlings. They’ve had their village destroyed by an evil curse, and it’s up to players to create a brand new one for them in a whole new location.
GameZen has brewed up Hello Kitty Coffee 1.0. In the free game you must run a cafe successfully as a chef, waiter or waitress.
You can now take U-PIC with you on your iPhone. U-PIC, a shipping insurance company, has released a free U-PIC app that allows you to access shipping insurance rates.
Camera Awesome is a new, free iPad app that combines Professional-grade camera capture and editing functions. It also allows sharing to the top social sites.
Apple introduced the long-awaited DND feature on iOS 6, permitting to whitelist contacts using favorites or an address book group. However, it doesn’t Provide a way to create and manage groups. Do Not Disturb Whitelist 1.0 is a $1.99 utility to overcome this limitation.