Archive | December, 2010

Vito Technology releases new version of Solar Walk 1.6 on iTunes App Store

28 Dec

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Find your place in the Milky Way Galaxy with Solar Walk 1.6 for iPhone/iPad

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Alexandria, VA., – December 21st, 2010 – Vito Technology, the Apple Design Awards 2010 winner, today introduces Solar Walk 1.6, an major update to their 3D Solar System model application. This update is designed to explore not only the Solar System, but the whole Galaxy. Among other features are real-time trajectories of  the most interesting artificial Earth’s satellites, your current position marker, the biggest cities on the globe, and the points of interests on Mars, Venus, and the Moon. The update starts the educational movie collection with the first video “Solar System Planets’ Size Comparison”.

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The greatest and most impressive feature of this update is the availability to explore the whole Milky Way Galaxy and find and find where the Solar System is. Users can zoom in and zoom out to turn the Solar System and the galaxy in any direction.

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The next new features are for those who are interested in discovering our planet. The Solar Walk developers have chosen 10 of the most interesting artificial satellites of the Earth, and now users can find them and follow their trajectories in real-time. This new version also shows your current location and the names of the biggest cities on the globe.

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Version 1.6. brings us closer to the Moon, Mars, and Venus where we can find named points of interests on their surfaces. You can catch someone’s imagination naming craters of Mars or Venus, or just study astronomy with your kids. For example, have you ever heard about a crater on Mars named after Greek goddess Athena Tesserae?

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The new version opens a collection of educational movies with an app-generated video of Solar System objects’ size comparison.  The movie presents the planets of the Solar System from  the smallest to the largest, shows their size in relation to the size of the Sun and includes Pluto.

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Solar Walk 1.6. features:

  • LOCATIONS: the arrow directly shows your real-time location on the Earth.
  • 3D SOLAR SYSTEM: availability of stereo view to get an unique and impressive stereoscopic experience at absolutely different level.
  • SATELLITES: 10 Earth satellites trajectories.
  • GALAXY VIEW: expanded view of the Solar System and the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • MOVIE: the 1st educational movie “Solar System Planets’ Size Comparison”.

Device Requirements:

* iPhone, iPod touch or iPad

* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)

Check out Solar Walk on iTunes now.

About Vito Technology

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Since it entered the mobile software market in 2001 Vito Technology Inc. has developed an impressive portfolio of products for Windows mobile. The latest Vito endeavour includes iPhone and Web 2.0 software development. VITO Technology have won Apple Design Awards 2010 with its Star Walk for iPad. Copyright (C) 2010 Vito Technology Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

A moon for the Sky Game Review

28 Dec

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I have played quite a few doodle jump games before. The first game I played on iPhone is doodle jump. The next game is mega jump. Both games are equally addictive.

However, the game I am going to talk about today is “A moon for the Sky” published by Bulky Pix. The game title is pretty interesting which actually means a moon reaching for the sky.

In the game, you play as a moon or a heart badge. You can customize the character under Profile in the game.

As you played and win more money in the game, you can even unlock new moons to use in your profile. There is the Shop where you can buy Lives or Moons using your game money.

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The game will start by asking you the game mode you wish to play – “No limit” or “Adventure”.  In the adventure mode, you get to go pass every one stage in the game.

In the “No limit” game mode, you get to play continuously till you die. The moon avatar will die will fall off and it will be considered game over for you.

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When the game is over, a spiritual man will appear and shakes his head with Indian music. I consider it sometimes frustrating to see him appear each time I lose the game.

Luckily, there are some game hints that will appear at the start of the game to advise you on how you should play the game to calm you down.

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To play the game, you need to draw a line to catch the moon or your heart-shaped avatar so that it can bounce off to greater heights. The game system combines line drawing with jumping to make it interesting for the gamers. Sometimes, when you hit certain power-up bonuses, your avatar will grow bigger.

You will feel a sense of achievement when you see how high you have reached with your moon.

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You might think this game is an average character jumping game but the fun part is actually how you do your line drawing to make the moon jump higher. I noticed that I can draw lines are certain angles to reflect the moon to bounce higher.

In the Adventure mode, you can choose which stage you want to play by tapping on the up and down arrows. Some of the worlds are locked because you have not cleared the previous stage.

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Overall, I feel this game is quite addictive because it allows me to see different scenery when I jump higher with my character. The additional bonuses of having to buy more lives and customize my character is a plus. You can get more game money by buying the in-app purchases known as “BulkyCoins”.

Graphics: 3.5 /5
Sound/Music: 4 / 5
Fun: 5/5
Addictiveness: 4.5 / 5
Value for money: 5 / 5
Overall:  4.5 / 5

Check out this game on iTunes for $1.99.

Digital Chocolate Xmas Games Sale

24 Dec

Digital Chocolate is also having a sale like BulkPix. Their games are on sale.

Grab them during the holiday season to have huge savings!

99 cents:

Holiday Game Sale from BulkyPix

23 Dec

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Bulkypix – the game publisher has make some of their games on sale or free during the Christmas Holiday Season.

Grab them while stocks last.

Free:

For $0.99:

Less Chart–HD Promo Codes Contest “Closed”

20 Dec

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I have 4 codes to give away for this $3.99 iPad app.

Just convince me why you need this app and how you will increase your productivity by using the app. Suggest features you will like to see in the updates too.

The best answer will walk away with a promo code for this flow chart app.

Less Charts HD Flowchart app review

20 Dec

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Doing flow charts on the Apple iPad is something someone who will never dream about. This week, I took the chance to review Less Chart-HD.

It is a simple and easy to use flow chart application you can find on iTunes App Store.

The application also allows to create different colored shapes on the chart itself by choosing from the toolbar.

However, you cannot change the color of the shape on the chart.

You can  delete the entire chart  if you don’t like it or delete the arrows that link between shapes or even delete  the individual shape by tapping on the recycle bin.

The recycle bin concept reminds me of using the windows operating system and anyone can simply relate to that.

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The application will start with two standard chart templates. You can choose the basic “How to” or “Auto shape” template to learn how to create the desired chart you need.

The “How to” template teaches you how to link basic shapes, how to draw the arrow between shapes and how to edit each individual’s description.

The “Auto Shape” template offers explanations on how to use the magic wand tool and how you can add decision shapes using “?” in your description.

There are additional options to export to image file or email the finished chart to yourself or other people within the application.

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Deletion of arrows is pretty straightforward as there will be a red cross sign shown when you want to delete the arrow.

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Overall, this application gives me a whole new impression of doing flow charts or chart on the iPad.  Of course, it cannot compare with Visio from Microsoft having a wide variety of shapes for you to choose from.

But it uses finger taps to accomplish drawing shapes on a chart. You might get frustrated drawing arrows from shapes because you need to tap on the arrow toolbar and choose the shape you want the arrow to start from and tap again on the destination shape. The application does not use drag and drop but you might get used to it after a few tries.

You will get better after a few practices on finger tapping on the shapes and putting them on the chart.

For a price of $3.99, I will think this application can get you up and running with the basic flow chart you want to create.

My Ratings for this Application:

Functionality: 3.5 / 5
Ease of Use: 4 /5
Value for Money: 4 / 5
Type of users Catered for: Normal users
Overall: 4 /5

Check out Less Chart–HD on iTunes now.

Readdle for iPad version 2.0 comes with form-filling and 2 way sync with Dropbox features

20 Dec

Readdle has finally released PDF Expert for iPad 2.0, which lets fill PDF Forms on the iPad.

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This is the only one and the first application on the App Store, which does that. People will be able to fill in their tax, insurance, medical and other forms within seconds on their iPads.

PDF Expert for iPad also supports calculated fields.

In addition, PDF Expert for iPad got two-way sync with DropBox. So the users can enjoy even better experience working with cloud storages on their iPads.

Both of these features are unique for this app on Apple AppStore.

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Check out Readdle for iPad now on iTunes!