Atlus has announced that its cult classic first-person RPG title, Shin Megami Tensei, has been translated into English for the first time, and is due out soon for iOS devices.
The game is a delightfully retro-ish looking title, and involves the collection of demons that can be summoned to fight in battles that make up a good portion of the game. In the end, the future of the world is at stake.
For folks who cut their teeth gaming in the early 90s, Shin Megami Tensei will be an exciting blast from the past; it is due out on the App Store for $7.99 on March 18.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on January 29th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
InFocus Pro – Calendar, To Do, Notes & Projects All-in-One Organizer gets an update that comes with many changes and fixes for iOS 7. Users now have the ability to hide and add calendars, and can customize the background of a calendar with a picture of their choice. The update also gives users the ability to add tabs and sort the order in the To Do section.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 30th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Final Fantasy IV is on sale! Final Fantasy IV is on sale! It’s now 50% off, reducing the price from $15.99 to $7.99. The iOS version features 3D graphics, a difficulty adjustment for improved gameplay, game center support, and plenty of achievements for unlocking. The sale goes from now until November 12th, so head on over to the App Store and start hanging out with Cecil. He’s cool!
Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 30th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Who just loves better graphics? Well, Dragon Fantasy has made improvements on its visuals by going from 8-bit to 16-bit graphics. Amazing! The latest update also adds brand-new sounds, dungeons, and achievements for players to earn. Now go check out its 16-bits of hotness!
Posted by Andrew Stevens on June 6th, 2013 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Square Enix has updated Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions, adding new artwork and iCloud support. Pocket Gamer reports that Square Enix has redrawn all of the unit graphics in high resolution and has optimized the game’s drawing processes for mobile devices. To go along with the update is a 50% discount on both the iPhone and iPad version of the game, dropping the prices from $18 to $8.99 on the iPad, and from $16 to $7.99 on the iPhone.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on March 21st, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Ready, Set, Baby! The Watch and Learn Guide to Your Baby’s First Year is an app for new parents that will guide them to becoming more informed and confident with their newborn. Ready, Set, Baby! features five childcare experts along with an award-winning author and also includes 80 how-to videos, slideshows and an interactive guided tour that give you the keys to raising a happy and healthy baby.
Posted by Rob LeFebvre on December 13th, 2012 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Popular password manager 1Password updated today to version 4.0.2, bringing iCloud and Dropbox support, a secure browser, and a Universal app. Purchase it for 50 percent off the normal price today, and install it on all your iOS devices to create and manage passwords, website browsing, and secure data.
Every day there are new passwords to remember. They are often forgotten. Using weak passwords or re-using them makes it easy to remember, but criminals love it when you do this. 1Password solves all these problems.
✓ Generate strong, unique passwords for every site
✓ Protect your data behind a single Master Password
✓ Secure with military grade 256-bit AES encryption
✓ Cryptographic operations use standard iOS libraries to ensure no security gaps or backdoors
✓ Auto-Lock keeps your data protected even if your device is lost or stolen
We’ve looked at some pretty intriguing games from Mojo Bones and Simogo, but this time round, it’s the turn of a more exercise-focused app developer in the form of Six To Start.
What is Six To Start?: Six To Start describes itself as next-gen storytellers. Made up of a variety of different staff from backgrounds as diverse as the theatre and neuroscience, the company works on online games, as well as apps for iOS, each with the focus on storytelling as well as providing memorable experiences. One glance at the team page on the company site ably demonstrates just how varied skillsets the team offer.
What is Six To Start most famous for? Zombies, Run! One of the most successful Kickstarter projects in recent times, Zombies, Run! manages to make running (or walking) fun by adding a zombie twist to proceedings. Stick your headphones in as you run and an immersive audio adventure kicks in, distracting you from the aches and pains as well as telling a fantastic story, courtesy of award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman.
What’s next on the horizon?
There’s been a steady stream of new content for Zombies, Run! since it launched earlier this year but CEO Adrian Hon has promised us that a new app, Zombies, Run! 5k Training, will be out in the near future, aimed directly at beginner runners. New updates for Zombies, Run! will continue, also.
Anything else I should know about Six To Start?
Yup! We asked Adrian Hon how Zombies, Run! came about.
148apps: What was the inspiration behind creating Zombies, Run?
Adrian: It came from a couple of places – I’ve been a runner for a long time now, but it didn’t come naturally! I only really got into it with the help of gadgets like the Garmin Forerunner GPS watch, which at least helped you see how much you were improving. The problem was that they didn’t make running any more interesting or fun, and even when GPS tracking apps became commonplace, no-one seemed to be making running games for smartphones, so it was something that I’ve wanted to do for some time.
The other half of the inspiration came from our co-creator and writer Naomi Alderman, who fairly recently joined a running club. When they asked people why they’d joined, some people said ‘to get fit’, others ‘to lose weight’, but one person said, ‘to survive the zombie apocalypse’! We put two and two together, and that’s where Zombies, Run! came from!
148apps: What’s your favourite thing about iOS development?
Adrian: There’s a lot to like – the solid development environment, the consistency across devices (although the iPhone 5 does make our life a little more difficult!), the comparative smoothness of publishing on iTunes Connect, and the absolutely massive potential audience. It’s not perfect, but it’s very good.
Where can I find out more about Six To Start?
Quite a few places. The Six To Start website is a good starting place, there’s also the Twitter page. For more zombie based updates, check out the official Zombies, Run! website and its Twitter account. And, of course, we’ll keep you informed on any updates and the progress of Zombies, Run! 5k Training
Video recording apps are far from uncommon on the App Store. Video recording apps that allow users to control and record with up to 8 devices, all from one single device? Now that’s pretty special.
That’s also exactly what Video Camera offers. Besides many other great features, it lets the user connect and simultaneously record from up to eight devices, all linked across Wi-Fi.
For the aspiring film director, this is a great way of capturing all the action from numerous different angles. Film students will love this but so will people that just want to capture every adorable moment of their wedding or holiday. It’s impressive stuff.
Video Camera doesn’t lack other great features either, offering high resolution video recording and plenty of import/export options for the experienced video editing. Pretty much everything that needs to be done with video editing can be done via the app.
It’s clever stuff from Video Camera and the best part is that it’s currently free! Its normal price is $7.99, an ideal price for such a feature rich app.
Posted December 5th, 2011 by Oliver Haslam Our Rating: :: SSH-TASTIC
Panic's Prompt offers server administrators a windows into their networks right from an iPhone, iPad or even iPod touch. Offering customisable keys and support for Bluetooth keyboards, Prompt is ideal for road warriors.
Developer Two Lives Left (no relation to Tilt to Live developer One Man Left) has introduced an iPad app for those budding programmers out there.
Codify is an app that is based on the Lua programming language, and is designed for users to be able to easily set up and use projects on their iPad. This is not meant to be a compiler for large-scale projects, nor is it meant to be a Lua compiler for iPad, as projects are currently limited to the iPad alone. However, it provides an introduction to programming, with visual tools that can be used to help make a simple project easily.
The app comes with sample projects to explore, sample graphics to use in projects, and the ability to intelligently interact with code in ways that aren’t quite available with just a standard Lua editor. This is an interesting option for people looking to get their hands dirty with actual programming, but in a much simpler and friendlier environment.
Perhaps not quite as prominant amongst the plethora of iOS5 offerings is that of Newsstand providing what is, basically, iBooks for magazines and newspapers. One such magazine that has taken advantage of such a feature is that of music publication SPIN Play, providing news and reviews from SPIN.com.
SPIN is renowned for offering plenty of fascinating music based content through the website and magazine. This edition allows users to watch and listen to artists and their work as they read articles about them.
Individual issues are priced at $1.99 each with an annual subscription priced at $7.99. Each issue offers over 60 streaming songs and over 30 streaming videos to add the interactive touch to the reading experience.
AirPlay support has also been provided with the potential to view the dozens of exclusive video interviews and performances either through the app or via an AirPlay supported device.
Together, it should provide the most immersive experience yet for music fans who also want the enjoyment of a magazine aimed at their interests.
Aoi Advertising Promotion, a large Tokyo-based TV commercial production company, has recently launched an initiative to bring their knowledge of film production to crews everywhere in the form of iPhone apps. The first of these apps, Director’s Finder and Frame Watch, are now available on the App Store in their original Japanese-language forms.
Director’s Finder allows location scouts to turn their iPhones into virtual cameras capable of simulating various kinds of film stock and lens focal points. This includes the ability the mimic over 50 real-world cameras by Arri, Sony, Canon, Panasonic, RED, Weisscam and more as well as standard film formats like 16mm and 35mm. The captured footage can then be shared via email along with GPS coordinates and other relevant data.
Frame Watch’s price is $2.99 compared to Director’s Finder’s current sale price of $7.99 ($15.99 normally and also available in a lite version) and its feature set is appropriately less robust. Basically it is a stopwatch with a calculator built-in that allows directors to easily determine frame rates. There are presets for 24, 30, and 60 frames per second.
Stay tuned for more info on Aoi’s upcoming film apps.
Back when barcode reading software was new to the iOS, there were tons of different pieces of software vying for the attention of the iOS consumer base. These tools did the heavy lifting for the price-conscious shopper. Though these apps were great, those that wanted to use barcode information for purposes other than shopping didn’t have quite so many options.
Lets just say that you had a piece of software on your PC that managed the inventory of a warehouse you maintained. Previously you would have to buy expensive external scanners to record the barcodes of items coming in and out. However, if you combined your existing PC applications with the toolset of the application iCody it would be simple for your iPhone to record a barcode and wirelessly beam the data to your computer. Don’t fret if you are using Linux or Mac operating systems either, because it is cross-platform compatible.
If you are still unsure about what all the hype is about, check out this informational clip about the tool. It may very well change the way you do business.