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Now You Can Control ProCamera 8 With Your Apple Watch

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 27th, 2015
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: COMPREHENSIVE SNAPPING :: Read Review »

ProCamera 8 + HDR, the photo, video, and editing app by Cocologics, recently updated to add Apple Watch controls and a few other fun functions.

Seene Lets You Create 3D Images With Your iPhone

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 24th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Seene, by Obvious Engineering, is a 3D capture app that's meant to allow you to create visually stunning 3D images with a tap of your finger, and then share them as a 3D photo, video or gif.

Entertain Your Pet With Your Watch With Petcube.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 24th, 2015
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad

The Petcube Camera is a device that lets you use live video to check in on your pet, talk to them, and play with them using a laser pointer - all while you're away. And the Petcube app is coming to the Apple Watch, so you'll be able to hang out with your pet with all theconvenience of checking your watch.

Chosen Gives Hopeful Singers, Songwriters, and Their Critics, a Place to Come Together

Posted by Rob Rich on March 30th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

If YouTube videos and reality TV shows like The Voice have taught us one thing, it’s that there are a lot of people out there who are anxious to show the world their talents. And if they’ve taught us a second thing, it’s that there’s an almost equally sizable group of people who are anxious to judge those hopefuls. What’s interesting about Chosen is that it actually caters to both of these crowds.

Chosen comes from the mind of David Hyman, and gives you the chance to become a social media star - or to find said star and be able to say you knew them when.

Performers have an impressive set of tools at their disposal. They can record themselves singing their own songs, do a little karaoke, lip sync to popular tunes, or upload their own video from outside of the app. Once it’s ready, they can then tweak the audio and the video with several different effects (be they silly, dramatic, or anything in-between). What’s impressive is that the audio tracks that play in the background when recording from the app will automatically be canceled out to prevent distortion or reverb - in other words you won't have to wear headphones while recording.

Judges, on the other hand, get to try and find those diamonds in the rough. Although their process is more of an assortment of mini-games. In one, they watch three different video clips and try to pick which performer was the most popular (it proves how “in-tune” they are as a judge). Another one presents a similar scenario except they watch a performer’s clip, then two different judges’ videos, and have to decide which judge was ranked the highest.

It’s this combination of talent sharing and gamified critique that make Chosen such a solid contender in a marketplace that’s already got a a few “talent scout” apps in it. Granted, I’m not going anywhere near the Performer side of things (you’d thank me if you’ve ever heard me try to sing before), but I could totally be a Judge.

So whether you want to show the world how you can belt out songs better than the original artists or if you’d prefer to have fun watching other people perform and telling them what you think, Chosen could be worth a look.

Take a Look at japan's Exclusive - and a Bit Odd - Hacha Mecha! Gremlin Wars

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 24th, 2015

Appspy has found a Japan only Gremlins movie tie-in game! Hacha Mecha! Gremlin Wars was officially released by Warner Bros. and is a free-to-play tower defense game. Players collect Mogwais in order to prevent the gremlin forces from attacking Gizmo, and the graphics are chibi-style adorable.

Hopefully Japan will see fit to share this bizarre little game with the rest of us soon.

Upcoming Game Pro Pinball: Timeshock! Releases New Trailer Exclusively on 148 Apps

Posted by Tre Lawrence on January 28th, 2015

Great news!

After a successful Kickstarter Pro Pinball: Timeshock!, an upcoming title from Barnstorm Games, will be arriving on the App Store later this week. That in itself is awesome.

Ahead of that, we are proud to announce that we have a new trailer for the game -- exclusively on 148apps.com!

The game is based on the popular 90s game series Pro Pinball.

Barnstorm Development Chief Adrian Barritt mentions the nostalgia that made the redevelopment possible. “It’ll be great to have Timeshock! back in the hands of players again; the Kickstarter campaign has demonstrated that there is so much nostalgia for this title both from us and fans of the original Pro Pinball series of games," he says. "We are bringing the definitive pinball simulation to a new generation of platforms and players, starting today with iOS. The Retina screens and tactile nature of the iPhone and iPad are such a perfect fit, the game has never been realized in such stunning clarity before.”

As noted, the game is due out this week. It will be available in two tiers, Standard ($2.99) and Deluxe ($6.99) on the App Store.

The trailer is below:

Kabam and Undead Labs release new Moonrise dev diary video for PAX South

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 28th, 2015

MOONRISE is a new MMO RPG coming soon from Kabam and Undead Labs. While they enjoyed PAX South, the development companies decided to let us into the world of MOONRISE with a developer diary. In the video you get to meet the Undead Labs development team, including Jeff Strain, the founder of the studio. This is Undead Labs's first mobile game and so far the visuals look pretty nice. The story of the game has you saving magical creatures from an infection of darkness when the sun eclipses the moon. You'll be collecting these creatures and battling them as you explore the world.

Check out MOONRISE in the video below.

Ryan Mitchell Games Releases a Preview Video of Mission Europa 2

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 12th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HIDEOUSLY AWESOME :: Read Review »

Mission Europa, the first-person role-playing game where you take on a search and rescue mission on the titular ice moon, is getting a sequel.

The development blog for Ryan Mitchell Games has posted a video preview of some of the work that has been done for Mission Europa 2. The game looks like it has some pretty nice visuals so far, and plenty of explosions. There's no word yet on when we can expect M.E. 2, but until then you can wet your appetite with the video below.

Upcoming Game Earthcore: Shattered Elements Gets New Gameplay Video

Posted by Tre Lawrence on November 5th, 2014

We've been keeping an eye on Earthcore: Shattered Elements, the upcoming game from Polish development house Tequila Games. The collectible card game is due out next year.

To help us all with the wait, the developer has released a new trailer. The trailer further explains the gameplay mechanics, as well as the new risk system the developer hopes will set this title apart from other collectible card games.

The trailer is below and the game is scheduled to drop early in 2015.

Veditor Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 22nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PIMP YOUR VIDEO
Want to add stickers and music to your videos? Veditor can do that easily.
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Hyperlapse Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 28th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SPEEDY VIDEO SNAPS
Want to make a great time-lapse video quickly? Hyperlapse is perfect for that.
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Watch the World Go By Really Fast with Instagram's New Hyperlapse

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 27th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SPEEDY VIDEO SNAPS :: Read Review »

Instagram, the internet's favorite photography app, has just released Hyperlapse, a time-lapse camera for your iOS device.

Hyperlapse shoots footage and auto-stabilizes it so you can take video even while running, jumping, flying, or falling. You can film up to 45 minutes if you have an iPhone 5, and the video can be sped up to 12 times its original speed. Hyperlapse does not require you to sign up or create an account and the app will let you save your videos to your camera roll or share directly with Instagram and Facebook.

You can download Hyperlapse for free on the App Store now.

MuseAmi Launches Video and Music Recording and Networking App Hook'd.

Posted by Tre Lawrence on July 14th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

MuseAmi has just launched a new, social app based on the ability to take, edit and share video called Hook'd.

The app incorporates MuseAmi's proprietary technologies, one of which is real-time audio processing, which allows for users to create and share content directly from an iOS device. MuseAmi also offers authentic backing tracks, including licensed music from Warner Music Group, and says it will announce additional licensing deals in the coming weeks.

MuseAmi chief Bob Taub mentions the partnership with Warner Music Group. "In Hook'd, we've created a fun, addictive and totally new way to capture moments through music, and share it with one person or with many," he says. "We're proud to have the support of Warner Music Group at launch. They've been a real champion of our technology, and their incredible catalog provides our users with authentic master recordings that make Hook'd like no other app on the planet."

Hook'd is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store.

ReplayCam Lets You Create Slow Motion Replays, is Free for a Limited Time

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 7th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ever want to create slow motion replays of your most amazing moments? Now you can with ReplayCam. The app was released by LuckyClan on July 5, and to celebrate it's gone free on the App Store for a limited time.

ReplayCam allows users to record video and then replay a section at 60/120 Frames Per Second. It automatically smoothes out the transition from Slow Motion to normal speed after replay. Users can also zoom, set the focus/exposure point, and create a second video while the first is rendering. Videos are saved to the Camera Roll for easy access and sharing.

You can check out ReplayCam on the App Store right now for free.

It Came From Canada: Tony Hawk's Shred Session

Posted by Carter Dotson on June 13th, 2014

It's always easy to be way too cynical when it comes to free-to-play games, and when Tony Hawk's Shred Session was announced there was certainly some thought that it could be a cheap licensed affair. Well the game has soft-launched in New Zealand, so I put on my helmet, grabbed my board, and found out this is a more casual game - but not a cash-in.

The game is set up as a lane-based runner a la Subway Surfers, but it truly is just a Tony Hawk game set up in that vein of being friendly for mobile and casual play. Levels include ramps, rails, and even half pipes. Tricks can be strung together through the gesture-based system for grabs, flips, and grinds. Extended gestures exist for more complicated tricks. These complicated tricks can be unlocked and bought with coins over time as players level up, or unlocked instantly with bucks (the hard currency).

The game takes place in two modes: Shred Session and Survival. Shred Session is a level-based mode where each level tasks players with short-form goals to chase after. Some levels involve scoring a certain number of points before the timer or level runs out. Others involve collecting a certain number of orbs, collecting time tokens, and participating in trick-offs with other skaters where the prescribed tricks must be matched. All are managed by a three-star system, with higher scores or more collectibles necessary to get more stars.

While the game is free-to-play, and more advanced tricks will help with combos, it does a great job at not letting the monetization get in the way of playing the game. There are boosts to buy along with new boards and skaters, but purchases largely feel optional instead of necessary. Having no energy system helps out a lot, too. Given that style is a huge part of skating culture, I can see cosmetic upgrades contributing to the game's moneymaking - particularly as hard currency is needed to unlock many of the skaters and cooler tricks early on. But there's no replacement for skill.

While certainly the monetization could change, it seems as if there's a really interesting core here; one that could appeal to those who like skateboarding games, but want a mobile-friendly experience. We'll see how the world reacts when Tony Hawk's Shred Session eventually goes worldwide.