Posted by Tre Lawrence on July 15th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
DreamsCloud, the interactive service that looks to help people analyze and reflect on their dreams, has announced its new iOS app DreamSphere.
The app has a host of features, including a Dream Journal which can be recorded via text or voice, a Dreams Map, which allows users to check their dream patterns against that of other users around the globe, a Smart Alarm, and more. There are also premium features that can be unlocked.
DreamsCloud co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer Jean Marc Emden talks about empowering users. “Dreams have such a significant impact on our overall health and wellness, and are the voice of our subconscious mind,” he says. “With the launch of DreamSphere, we wanted to create an app that provides users with a companion for daily wellness and self-reflection. By empowering our users to remember, process, decode and discuss their dreams on-the-go, DreamSphere will help individuals tap into critical insights and a better understanding of their waking lives.”
The app is now available for free (with aforementioned optional premium content) on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 3rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Need the sweet high that only raising a plot of corn can give you? The newest release from Kairosoft, Pocket Harvest, feeds your farming addiction. Challenge yourself to raise prize winning crops and animals while building compelling tourist attractions to create the greatest farm mankind has ever known. And with tourism comes the ability to invite your friends to witness the glory of your agriculture. So strap on your overalls!
Pocket Harvest is available for $4.99 on the App Store.
League of War is a 3D action/strategy iOS exclusive that has players fighting to build mercenary prowess by destroying enemy bases. It also allows for players to go against friend and/or foe in real-time multiplayer battles.
Kenny Chiu, GREE Sr. Vice President for Social Games, is confident with regards to how much players will appreciate the game. “League of War pushes the boundaries of what players can expect from a next-gen mobile gaming experience. It offers not only an intense single-player experience, but also takes multiplayer to a new level with synchronous battles,” he says. “MunkyFun and GREE combined quick moving strategy, stunning 3D graphics and special FX to make League of War one of the best mobile game experiences out there.”
MunkyFun CEO Nick Pavis shares similar sentiments. “Our aim has always been to take mobile gaming to the next level and bring players a more intense, console-like experience for their tablet or smartphone,” he says. “With League of War, our goal was to take the player to the battlefield and create a fast-thinking strategic experience where gamers would have to think quickly and efficiently in order to beat their opponents. We brought the players a challenge – now we want to see what they do with it.”
League of War is available for free on the App Store.
Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 25th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Snowman, the developer behind well-received productivity app Checkmark, has released Checkmark 2. The app looks to do what the original did, plus the added benefit of an updated design specially made to work with iOS 7. It has also added in cloud support, one-tap rescheduling, customizable recurring reminders, location groups, and more.
We had a look at the original a while back, and rated it highly; the new app is available on the App Store for $5.99
Posted by Tre Lawrence on March 13th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Grapeful is a new universal app that looks to be a portable wine database for iOS users – kind of a “sommelier in your pocket.”
The app can do things like suggest a wine based on inputted meal or food, deliver wine facts, explain where to get a specific type, and even pair wine to cheese for a great culinary experience. An upcoming update promises to up the “surprise” functionality by allowing the user to exclude specific colors and allowing the app to suggest one that might not be selected otherwise.
Posted by Tre Lawrence on February 26th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Corel Inc. has released an app called Roxio MediaBooks, and it aims to please. The app has the ability to compile images, videos, text, and audio to create and share digital storyboards – multimedia ebooks, if you will.
The creation process promises to be easy with professional templates available, and gives the user a large amount of control over the creative process. The applications are endless: scrapbooking, social interactions, even business publications can be crafted with the app. Creations can be shared to iBooks as well.
The basic app is free, and there is advanced functionality (stuff like unlimited pages, filters, video trimming, and more) available via in-app purchase for $4.99.
Additionally, the app will be offering the advanced functionality free until March 31. As noted previously, Roxio MediaBooks is currently available for free on the App Store.
Child-friendly apps are always of a premium, and games that help shape admirable behavior are even more desireable. Development house If You Can is introducing a new app called IF …, which looks to help kids get a hold of that which is sometimes hard to control: their emotions.
The process is framed as a role-playing adventure. Through various interactions in different social situations, the player gets to explore responses to said situations. The first chapter is free, and the developer promises more levels are on the way. IF … promises nice graphics, surprises, and simple sequences.
IF … is currently available for free in the App Store.
The design team behind the new Decide Now decisions-making app is running a contest to try and find the most interesting and creative ideas to be added to their app. What’s in it for you? Well, a pretty nice Bluetooth headset or one of two iPhone 4 cases, is what. All you need do is give them a neat idea or suggestion, your honest and creative feedback on the app itself and the best three ideas will win the prizes.
Decide Now is an app for those who can’t seem to make up their minds. I’m sure I’m not the only one who will instantly think of Office Space’s “Jump to Conclusions” mat as the possible inspiration for this app. But the idea makes sense, and I know there are probably a couple times that I’d rather someone decide for me instead of having to think about all the options in a given situation.
What it offers is 10 predefined wheel templates for varying situations. Also, you can create your own custom options, so if you want it to decide what movie you should see, simply enter in each of the movies, and spin the wheel. Leaving it to chance or even letting Decide Now narrow down your choices for any situations might relieve you of any worry or stress associated with tough choices. Although, obviously this is for entertainment purposes — please people, don’t spin this thing for any major life-choices.
The description boasts of different color design options and that the graphics are retina display quality, so this app should be easy on the eyes. Try it out, and if you think you have a brilliant idea on how to improve it, head over to the contest page website and enter the contest. Not only will you help make the app better, but you could be walking away with a sweet new case or better still, bluetooth headset. The contest started September 28th, and runs until October 10th! Good luck!