Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 19th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Tom Hanks, the critically acclaimed actor, in partnership with Hitcents, has released his first app: Hanx Writer.
Hanx Writer is a document creator that simulates the feel of a typewriter. Like a real typewriter it makes all the fun clicking sounds of keys hitting paper, but it also offers you the convenience of being able to email, print, or share your documents. The app has 3 different models available. The basic one is free, and if you want more variety the other models are only $2.99 to unlock.
Try out Hanx Writer today for free on the App Store.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 15th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Everybody’s favorite abusive To-Do list app, CARROT, has just benefited from a rather substantial update.
The update brings with it a speech synthesizer, a new story chapter to do with Captain Whiskers, and a cowboy cat costume in the Shop N Slack store. For those at level 15, there’s now a new way to quickly add items to your list through swiping down.
60 new rewards can also be earned (according to the developer, they’re mostly cat facts) and there are 5 new challenges to test you.
For the uninitiated, prepare to be insulted regularly by this bizarre motivational tool. There’s no other task management app quite like it, but it’s a great idea.
CARROT is out now on the App Store and is priced at $2.99.
Smartphones are very useful tools for communicating, playing music, finding out information, and generally entertaining you, but they can be dangerous if used while driving. Navdy seeks to alleviate distractions while still allowing you access to all of those functions.
It is being billed as “Google-glass for your car” as, similar to the glasses, the small heads up display (HUD) is designed to sit on your dashboard and project information on a transparent pane in front of you. Navdy is running a 30 day pre-order campaign where they hope to raise $60,000 to get backers and support the initial production.
Navdy is supported by cars made after 1996 as it connects with the auto’s onboard computer (OBD II port). This allows it to display navigation instructions, fuel economy stats, tire-pressure warnings, speed, and more. The HUD can be controlled with voice and simple gestures to help keep drivers focused on the road. It also supports many popular apps such as Google Maps, Spotify, and various social media platforms.
Backers can pre-order Navdy for $299 – a 40% discount from its projected retail price. You can also use Navdy‘s referral program to alert friends and family, and for everyone who buys one based on your referral you receive a $30 discount. If you pre-order you will be able to vote on which smartphone apps and features Navdy should have when it is finalized in 2015.
Posted by Rob Rich on July 29th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
We knew it was coming. And yet, despite the warnings it’s still taken up by surprise. Sharknado: The Video Game is here, and there isn’t anything anybody can do about it.
Lets go through a couple of key points, shall we?
The game’s hero, “Fin” (*rimshot*), runs through the streets of Manhattan cutting down flying sharks (technically they’re not flying, but whatever, they’re in the air) with a sword. He’ll also ride another shark into the very center of the sharknado in order to kill it – by which I mean the tornado with sharks in it – with a chainsaw.
Now my eye won’t stop twitching for some reason.
Anyway, Sharknado: The Video Game is available on the App Store right now, for $2.99. You’ve been warned.
The update brings with it eight new game modes, new leaderboards for each of those, two-player modes, plus 16 additional achievements.
The new modes change up the tried and tested formula with challenges such as alien ships coming at you, invisible buildings, and the rather risky Defenestration requiring you to throw yourself through windows. For the more cautious gamer, there’s also the addition of the Purity mode in which there aren’t any obstacles at all.
Don’t forget the fun of two player local multiplayer too!
The update for Canabalt is out now and the game is priced at $2.99.
Posted by Blake Grundman on July 3rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
In real life, figuring out jigsaw puzzles can be an extremely challenging task. Now imagine attempting to do that without the aid of being able to physically touch the pieces! Yet somehow, against all odds, Ravensburger Puzzle managed to pull of the digitization of matching in a very convincing manner.
Now that the game has established itself as a top 5 iPad app in over 20 markets, it was only a matter of time before they attempted to do the same for the iPhone. Today, Ravensburger Digital is pleased to inform us that the most recent version 1.3 update transforms the title into a Universal App. Best of luck to all of you phone-based matchers, because you’ve got your work cut out for you.
Ravensburger Puzzle is available on the App Store for $2.99.
On sale initially at $2.99, in an interesting twist, the price will steadily increase as the week goes by. An extra $1 will be added to the price each day from July 5 – meaning you should get in quick for the maximum discount of 70% off, only for today and tomorrow.
We really enjoyedboth historical strategy games, so you know what to do. The games are on sale until July 10 but I’d suggest deciding quickly for maximum benefit.
Posted by Ellis Spice on July 1st, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Readdle has announced that their Scanner Pro by Readdle app, which allows users to scan documents with their iOS device’s camera, has been downloaded six million times since its launch. To celebrate this milestone, the app is currently available for 50% off, making it $2.99 for the time being.
Scanner Pro by Readdle is available now as an universal app for $2.99, down from the usual price of $5.99.
Megapop has released a huge update for Trolls vs Vikings, adding over a hundred new dynamic levels, with the addition of Valhalla. Alongside this the game also features player levels, a new region to play in, and a new spell system. The look of world map has also been overhauled, along with new graphics, tips, and […]