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MoltenVK Brings Vulkan to iOS and macOS

The Brenwill Workshop Ltd. has announced that they will launch MoltenVK, an implementation of the Vulkan graphics API that runs on iOS and macOS, on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016, during the SIGGRAPH conference in Anaheim, California.


MoltenVK Brings Vulkan to iOS and macOS

MoltenVK is an implementation of the Vulkan graphics API that runs on Apple’s Metal graphics framework on iOS and macOS. In doing so, it extends the cross-platform availability of Vulkan to the iOS and macOS platforms. With MoltenVK, game developers get the performance benefits and added debugging and performance tuning capabilities of the Metal framework on iOS and macOS, while maintaining compliance with Vulkan, the next-generation, open, cross-platform, industry-standard graphics API.

“Vulkan is the graphics industry’s new open standard for predictable, high-performance graphics, and MoltenVK extends the cross-platform reach of Vulkan to the iOS and macOS platforms”, said Bill Hollings, President of The Brenwill Workshop Ltd., the creators of MoltenVK.


MoltenVK allows developers to build portable graphics applications and games using the modern, industry-standard Vulkan graphics API, running on iOS and macOS.

notably* App Helps Service and Trade Professionals Save Time and Money

PayStudio Inc. has released notably* 1.0, their new business app developed for iPhone and iPod touch. notably* was specifically developed to help service and trade professionals go digital and save time and money while managing their businesses on the go.



It is an easily customizable and feature-rich mobile application enabling estimating, invoicing and inventory management anywhere you go. notably* users can create, iMessage or email estimates directly to their customers with an embedded estimate accept button and an in-app notification when their customers accept an estimate.

“Service and trade professionals often work in industries requiring a great deal of technical skill however they tend to be low tech in leveraging technology to digitize their businesses for savings in time and money. Our seamless integration with Apple’s Contacts, Photos and iMessage gives notably* users the ability to fully utilize their iPhone as a powerful tool to manage their business.” said Elena Paglia, PayStudio.


notably* 1.0 is free, and is available through the App Store in the Finance and Business categories.

Pixel Mage Offers iOS Users a Quirky and Beautiful Pixel Art Journey

Independent developer, David Zobrist has released Pixel Mage 1.0, a ingeniously simple-to-pick-up platform game with the twist. Players switch between flying or walking instead of jumping, creating 2 lines to switch between as engage battles with goblins.


The retro oriented game title for iOS and Android devices launched today surprises with beautiful art, atmospheric levels and high quality voices. The quirky humour makes you grin straight through all 12 levels. It’s always a highlight when one of the goblins by his own mistake puts himself in a very bad situation. Also its one of these games which leave you with a feeling of accomplishment and a thirst for more adventures.

* Retro Platform Gameplay without jumping
* Fly and cast Spells Core Mechanics
* 12 Challenging Levels to beat


Pricing and Availability:
Pixel Mage 1.0 is free, and is available through the App Store in the Games category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play and Amazon.

Math Integers for iPad Offers Arithmetic Quizzes

Bel Math Apps has released Math Integers 3.1, a new update to their popular educational iPad app. Math Integers provides quizzes for arithmetic operations with positive and negative integers and Statistics (mean, median, mode, range).


Math Integers for iPad Offers Arithmetic Quizzes

This application provides quizzes for practice with Integers (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division with positive and negative numbers) and Statistics(Mean, Mode, Median, Range).
The results of each practice session are copied to the clipboard. Users can open an application like Notes or Mail and paste the clip into the right place.

Math Integers provides quizzes for:
* Arithmetic operations with positive and negative integers (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
* Statistics at the level required by Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice (grades 6 and 7): mean, median, mode, range


Math Integers content is aligned with CCSS Mathematics Standards requirements and covers the standards in the following CCSS domains for grades 6 through 7:

* The Number System
* Expressions and Equations
* Statistics and Probability
* Ratios and Proportional Relationship


Math Integers 3.1 is $0.99, and is available through the App Store in the Education category.

iFiles 2 for iOS Now Offers German and Polish Localization

Imagam, Inc. announces the release of their update to iFiles 2 with German and Polish localization. iFiles 2 offers a number of new features, including: SMB/CIFS client and server support, synchronization support, tabs (Multiple services can be opened; like Dropbox, Web Browser), new redesigned Interface, Document Provider Extension support, support for iPad split view as well as a redesigned interface.


iFiles 2 for iOS Now Offers German and Polish Localization


Supported Online Cloud Services and Protocols:
Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud,, OneDrive, SMB/CIFS, SugarSync, AFP (Mac Shares), FTP/FTPS, SFTP, Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Rackspace CloudFiles, CloudApp, PogoPlug, WebDav, Amazon S3, ownCloud, 4Shared, also using Amazon S3: DreamObjects and UltiCloud.


Key Features:
* TABS – Multiple tabs can be opened at the same time
* WEB DOWNLOADER – Download files from the web using the build in Web Browser or Safari using iFiles Bookmarks. (HTML5 Videos are now supported)
* EMAIL – Send documents as email attachments directly from iFiles using iPhones email accounts or links to files stored in the cloud. (given service supports this feature)
* VOICE RECORDER – Use iFiles build-in voice recorder to create voice notes
* POPUP MENU – Tap and hold on file to display context popup menu with file operations
* PROPERTIES -View and change folder and files properties: color label, icon, and rename. For services with supported API you can edit: comments, description, tags/keywords, privacy, copy/generate links
* SHARE FILES – Share files with other iOS users of iFiles over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
* PDF VIEWER – Viewer now supports annotations, full-text search, bookmarks, highlighting, saving directly to a cloud service and more
* SECURE – If cloud services uses username and password they are stored using iOS Keychain, Remote access to your device can be secured with password, and device can be locked using passcode. (Your information is never send to any outside service)
* FILE OPERATIONS – Move, Copy, Rename, Delete, and create New Folders (Operations are supported for all cloud services given that service API supports it)
* ZIP/EXTRACT – Create archive files and unarchive many common archive formats: Zip, RAR, 7-zip, Tar, Gzip, and Bzip2
* TRANSFER MANAGER – Download, upload and transfer files directly between services without required to first download then upload files – Transfers support background mode and will resume if application is closed
* EASY UPLOAD – If your creating voice recording, importing photos or creating a text file, iFiles will automatically upload to the current location no matter if its local or remote
* CLIPBOARD PASTE – Paste text and photos/images directly to current folder
* OPEN IN – Open files in apps that support those file types
* PRINT – Print files using AirPrint
* TEXT FILES – Create and edit plain text files. (Locally or directly in the cloud)
* PHOTO IMPORT – Take Photos, record movies or import from your Photo Library – (Multiple selection support is coming in next update)
* MEDIA PLAYER – Playback audio and video files
* THUMBNAILS – Thumbnails are generated for local files: photos, videos and pdf files, thumbnails are displayed for cloud service if its supported


iFiles 2 (v2.0.2) is $4.99, and is available through the App Store.

BatchOutput PDF Available at 50% off on MacZOT Until July 26

Zevrix Solutions announces that its automatic PDF printing solution BatchOutput PDF is available at 50% off on software discount site MacZOT until July 26 only. The offer allows users to save $12.50 on each copy of the software.


BatchOutput PDF Available at 50% off on MacZOT Until July 26

The software processes PDF files from watched hot folders saving users the time and effort to open and print each document manually. BatchOutput PDF is a robust and affordable tool for users of any trade, whether it’s print, publishing, education or financial sector. The app offers solution for both single users and entire companies.

Users need only drop their PDF files into watched hot folders – and BatchOutput PDF will print the documents automatically using the hot folder settings.


Features Include:
* Batch print PDF files automatically from watched hot folders
* Create presets for various print settings
* Work with other programs while BatchOutput PDF prints in the background
* Specify password for encrypted PDFs
* Save time and hassle of printing each PDF manually.


BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from MacZOT at 50% off until July 26 only. The discounted price is $12.50 USD. Trial version is also available for download. BatchOutput PDF requires on Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

Tasky – Daily Task Scheduler for macOS Now 60% Off

Inspiring-Life Technologies Pvt. Ltd has released Tasky 1.0, an easy-to-use task management app for macOS and iOS.


Tasky - Daily Task Scheduler for macOS Now 60% Off

Now the 10th top paid Lifestyle app in the US Mac App Store, Tasky lets users to add events or tasks within an intuitive layout. Tasky offers one of the quickest ways to add multiple tasks in less time. It has been designed with a smart and intuitive interface that gives you dedicated sections adding tasks on Today, Tomorrow and Next Week. Mark tasks as complete one by one as you accomplish them.

App Highlights:
* Easy to add tasks
* Sort tasks by All, Complete, Incomplete
* Built-in calendar to add or browse task on the days to come
* Add task categories and sort them in one place
* Postpone incomplete tasks to Next Day, Next Week or Next Month
* Add small notes with each task and make them visible below the task title
* Swipe left on a task using Track Pad to delete a task
* Take a look at the total number of tasks for a day at the bottom right corner of the app
* A handy search bar at the bottom of the app to search any task
* Export PDFs of task lists or print them directly from the app
* iCloud sync across iOS and macOS


Tasky 1.0 is $3.99, (60% off for a limited time), and is available exclusively through the Mac App Store.

Build a Tower of Babylon With SquareStack 1.12 for iOS

Funcity Game Studio has released SquareStack 1.12, an update to the company’s iOS casual puzzle game developed for iOS devices. SquareStack players use three dimensional blocks to build a Tower of Babylon. This easy-to-play game features beautiful animated graphics with more than twelve completely different themes.



The game offers animated graphics, twelve different themes, a tutorial, and high score sharing via a worldwide leaderboard. Version 1.12 brings a much improved user interface and minor bug fixes. Also, it no longer costs to save a game before level 10, and only shows ads every 5 times when the player loses.


SquareStack 1.12 is free, and is available through the App Store.