Posted by Ellis Spice on July 24th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
An update has arrived for Flexibits‘ calendar app, Fantastical 2 for iPad and for iPhone, bringing new features and bug fixes to the apps. Coinciding with the update, both apps are currently also 33% and 50% off, respectively – knocking the price down to $9.99 for the iPad and $4.99 for the iPhone.
Thanks to the latest update, events and reminders within the app now have snooze options, with contacts and locations now possible to search for and add when creating a new event. The app will also notify users on upcoming birthdays and features new event invitation notifications as well.
Fantastical 2 is available now for $9.99 for the iPad, down from its usual price of $14.99, and available for $4.99 for the iPhone, down from $9.99.
Posted June 27th, 2014 by Rob Thomas Our Rating: :: OUTFOX THE FOX
Yet another excellent entry from Shenandoah Studio, Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein may be priced a bit steep, but it’s a well-executed package that functions as both entertainment and interactive history lesson.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 12th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Broken Age by Double Fine Productions, is a Kickstarter success story. In order to maintain creative control and involve players in the development, Double Fine decided to Kickstart their point-and-click adventure story. In just over eight hours they were fully funded and on their way to production of not only the game, but a documentary series about the creation process.
Broken Age tells the story of young boy and girl: one defying being chosen as a sacrifice, and the other breaking free of his lonely existence on a spaceship. The artwork looks stunning and the voice acting cast is top notch with big names like: Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Jennifer Hale, Wil Wheaton, and Pendleton Ward.
Act 1 is now available in the app store for $9.99. Act 2 will be available as an in-app purchase in the future.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 11th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Small World 2, based on the fantastically fun Small World board game from Days Of Wonder, Inc., will be releasing a new update that brings players the thrill of an Online Arena. Have an iPad and want to challenge your friend on their Android? No worries! Small World 2 will support cross-platform multiplayer. The Online Arena connects players in real time and manages their experience with adjustable turn clocks to lengthen or shorten a game to your preferred duration, and AI subs for if/when a player rage-quits. This protects players from the behavior of sore-losers and bad player habits.
Small World 2 is available in the App Store for $9.99.
- Ranking, private games, karma filtering, starting player selection when creating a game
- Persistent in-game chat
- Chat at the final score screen, with possibility to add the other players as Buddies right away
- An improved invitation system for “games with friends”
- A detailed statistics screen at the end of each game to analyze how each player performed with the various race/power combinations
Posted by Ellis Spice on June 9th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Prepare to get political, as Positech Games have brought their political strategy game, Democracy 3, onto the iPad. Democracy 3 allows players to become the ruler of a country, giving them the power to fully control political policies and take the country in any direction they want to. Whilst raising taxes to sort out climate control or legalising the death penalty may sound like good ideas at the time, players will also have to try and please as many of the 21 different voter groups the game’s virtual voters fall into. Annoy them enough and you may get voted out at the next election – if you manage to survive that long, that is.
Democracy 3 is available for the iPad now for $9.99.
Posted by Blake Grundman on May 29th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
After six long months of work behind the scenes, PDF Expert 5 developer Readdle is excited to announce that their previously iPad-exclusive application is now making the jump to iPhone. Better yet, the new iPhone version is just as powerful as it’s larger screened brethren, only at a fraction of the size. Best of all? The universal upgrade is a completely free for all existing PDF Expert 5 owners.
Aside from everything that already makes the application so great, the new update also includes a bevy of performance enhancements and new features such as the introduction of a continuous scroll mode and on-the-fly calculations for LiveCycle design forms.
PDF Expert 5 is available now as a Universal app for $9.99.
Posted by Ellis Spice on May 27th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The fifth expansion for Carcassonne has arrived, bringing with it ‘The Phantom.’ This new add-on includes a ghostly-transparent game piece that can be played in addition to a regular one during the players turn. If you want to learn how to use the Phantom to its fullest, the developers have also released a short strategy guide on its use.
Carcassonne is available on the App Store now for $9.99, with “The Phantom” available as an in-app purchase for $0.99.
If there’s one thing you need to know about FTL, it’s that it’s a fantastic game. A very close second thing you really need to know is that it’s about as unforgiving as that one extremely tough grade-school teacher that never gave anyone a break. Don’t play innocent, we’ve all had one.
So, while we here at 148Apps wholeheartedly endorse you rushing to the App Store to purchase FTL for your iPad immediately (seriously, go do it if you haven’t already), we also understand that you may have some trouble starting out. Or just in general. That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips, tricks, and strategies to hopefully keep your ship and your crew functioning that much longer. Due to the random nature of sector layouts, encounters, and shop inventories there’s no way to guarantee success, but we’re certainly going to do our best for you.
The app allows one to access all the media on one’s iPhone, and to start creative projects. Also, more media can be captured via the app itself, and projects can be transferred between the iPhone and the iPad via AirDrop. Storyboarding has also been made easy and seamless.
Pinnacle product development chief Michel Yavercovski promises users won’t have to settle for pared-down functionality on mobile devices. “Pinnacle Studio is the ideal app for anyone looking for true video editing power on their iPhone,” he says. “Unlike other mobile video editing apps, Pinnacle Studio doesn’t make you sacrifice features and control just because you’re editing on your iPhone. For the first time, you can enjoy sophisticated anywhere, anytime movie-making capabilities, right in your pocket.”
Additionally, Corel has updated the iPad version of the app, rebuilding it for iOS 7 and offering a redesigned UI and 64-bit power processing.
The new Pinnacle Studio for iPhone app is available on the App Store for $9.99.
Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 8th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
IGG Software, makers of mobile money management app iBank for iPad, has updated the app with some new features. Now users can search transactions by a specific account or globally, use new management categories, and enjoy auto-fill functionality.
To mark the update, iBank is going on sale for a limited time. From now through Thursday, April 10, you can grab it from the App Store for 50% off ($9.99).
Posted by Tre Lawrence on March 25th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Two Lives Left has updated Codea to version 2.0. The updated iteration brings in iOS stylings to the app; it now also features full 64-bit support, as well as more features that can be found in the extensive list below.
• Codea now features a brand new unified asset system that supports sounds, music, images and more
• Music API for playing background music in popular formats
• Three fantastic new sound and music packs for you to use in your games — composed especially for Codea
Completely New Code Editor
• Intelligent autocomplete picks up all your variables, locals and nested types
• In-line errors show up live as you code
• Smart indentation and scope completion
• Most editor keys can be long-pressed for more options
• Support for multi-line comments
• Fix your code layout with the new Re-Indent feature
• Find and Replace: access via the search button on the keyboard
• Location API: access GPS data in Codea
• displayMode(OVERLAY): use this for a transparent sidebar in your projects
• Codea now uses double precision floating point
• Projects can be sorted by recently opened, or by name
• Z-level supported in setContext
• Bluetooth Keyboard Shortcut support (see Getting Started section for a full list)
• Codea has lost weight: Codea 2.0 is 23 MB, compared with 36 MB for the old version
• Air Code respects your editor theme choice (light or dark)
• Shader Lab can bind arrays, and will tell you about failed bindings
• Shader compilation errors are printed as warnings in your projects
• Dark keyboard style for dark theme
• Many, many fixes. Including the wrapped line issue in code editor
Codea is a unique code editor that allows user to create and tweak projects right on their OS devices. It incorporates several features to make the mobile experience enjoyable. It is available for $9.99 on the App Store.
Posted by Stephen Hall on March 12th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Space Hulk is adventure enough by itself (at least according to our review), but the iPad game’s latest update includes a new expansion pack called Space Wolves – adding an entirely new campaign and other features to the original game.
Space Wolves includes the “Fangs of Fenris” campaign, which is made up of 3 completely new missions set in a “cool and chilly environment.” Along with the missions, Space Wolves also comes with 11 new unique terminators, brutal new weapons such as the Frost Axe and Wolf Claw, and new skills Murderous Lighting and Hurricane that come via a “Runepriest.” Additionally, the expansion includes new “chapter specific rules,” attempting to add an entirely new dimension to the game.
You can get this hit turn-based strategy game on the App Store for $9.99, and the Space Wolves expansion pack is going to run you an additional $4.99.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on January 31st, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
2K is celebrating the Chinese New year by reducing the price for 6 of its mobile titles for a limited time only. Users can now pick up Civilization Revolution, NHL 2K11, and Sid Meier’s Pirates! for $1.99, 2K Drive for $0.99, NBA 2K14 for $3.99, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $9.99. Now go enjoy some alien eliminating, hard checking, three point shooting discounted mobile games!
Posted by Rob Rich on December 20th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Get ready to make sweet, sweet music as GrooveMaker 2 has worked its way onto the App Store. With a completely updated interface and a number of handy features (see below for a full list), including the ability to record your own loops and a new Effects interface, it might just be the ideal audio mixing app for users who are into that sort of thing.
You can grab GrooveMaker 2 off the App Store now for $9.99.
• Completely redesigned interface
• Single application allows you to have all your loop collections in one place, with in-app purchase
• 16 Packs available in 70 song collections including styles like EDM, Dubstep, House, Hip Hop, Techno, Trance, Electro, D’n’B, Reggae, Reggaeton, Rock plus artist packs (4 built-in Songs plus 16 packs available for in-app purchase) • New Matrix interface for simplified loop remixing by drawing
• New flexible management of the Randomix algorithm
• Now single loop duration can be freely set
• New groove duration can be freely set from 1/2 bar to 8 bars, with new 1/4 to 1/32 live-loop functions on saved grooves for dramatic effects
• 16 FX with automation and touch-pad like interface (10 Filter FX built-in effect plus 6 more available for in-app purchase) • New IMPORT functions allow you to easily import audio files or record your own, and integrate them with the existing collection
• New high-quality time-stretch for seamless groove tempo variation from 50% to 200% of original BPM without affecting the pitch
• New real-time recorder
• New master control with Compressor, EQ and Filter
• New sharing features includes Audio Copy, E-mail, Wi-Fi, FTP, SoundCloud
• Compatible with Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and X-Sync
Posted by Rob Rich on December 16th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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Heads-up, Jedi masters! It’s just been confirmed that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is getting a very substantial update. How substantial, you ask?
First and foremost, it’s going Universal. So if you don’t have an iPad and have been using anything including a 5th Gen iPod Touch or an iPhone 4S and above, good news! The interface is also being tweaked so that the text will display better on smaller devices, and it’s even going to support widescreen formats for the iPhone 5 and 5s! In addition, many of the graphical elements such as lighting and shadows are being dressed up for devices using the new A7 processor (iPad Air, Retina Mini, iPhone 5s). There have also been rumblings of MFi controller support, although it’s still considered to be in the experimental stages.
So when is all this going to be available? Really, really soon. Like this week soon. If the stars align, the update will go live this Thursday, December 19.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 9th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
SmartDay gets a new universal update that brings a brand-new version of the app over to the iPad. The update adds new iOS 7 features that include location, AirDrop, and background checking. It also includes a timer for auditing, mapkit for location-based alerts, and TimeZone support.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 3rd, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
PDF Expert 5 – Fill forms, annotate PDFs, sign documents is the latest release from Readdle that offers a new PDF editor, file manager, and a review mode. This allows users to to annotate and edit PDF documents right on their iPad along with highlighting important sections, inserting text and stamps, and signing and merging PDFs. The app even lets users open file formats like iWork, MS Office, Power Point, text files, images, music, and video files.
PDF Expert 5 is now available to download for $9.99.
Full Control’s Space Hulk is set to release for the iPad this December 5 at the price point of $9.99, reports Pocket Gamer. It offers players turn-based tactical combat in a 12 mission single player campaign – as well as cross-platform multiplayer with Mac and PC players – where they control a squad of Space Marine Terminators who are out to complete missions and slaughter Genestealers in a wrecked space hulk.