Posts tagged ‘iOS’

Act Fast To Win Exciting Rewards On 20 Levels Mobile Game

0Sec LLC, the company behind the hugely popular online game 20 Levels and the newly launched e-commerce platform, Googly-I, decided to make 20Levels even more challenging, as well as rewarding, introducing new categories of prizes and unlimited challenges.

 

 

The game features 20 different puzzles in every challenge that lead to exciting prizes, such as a Mystery Box or branded discount coupons. Players can select what they are competing for before they start a challenge, such as coupons from their favorite brands or the much-loved mystery box.

 

Everybody loves the Mystery Box – a combination of products packed together with no indication of the contents or their prices. The overall value of the items in the Mystery Box is much more than the total price one pays for the box, which, for the winners of 20 Levels, is absolutely free! However, for those who don’t like surprises, there is an option to choose vouchers from top brands in various categories for motivation to win the game.

 

Playing 20 Levels is exceptionally easy and fun. “We wanted to create an engaging game that tests the wits and motor skills of our users in a fun way and also rewards them for their excellent efforts,” says Huda Alenezi, Founder, 0Sec LLC. “In 20 Levels, users match colors and discounts in groups of three, smashing away the obstacles in their way to win some exciting goodies while engaging in some clean fun that also jogs their brain.”

 

To play the game, users can download the app, login and enter any ongoing competition of their choice. Once the game begins, users compete against each other and the fastest player to complete all the 20 Levels walks away with a Mystery Box or brand discount coupons. The founder claims that the game is a test of alacrity, skill and intelligence and also fine-tunes the motor skills, owing to the planning and speed required to complete the game. Of course, practice makes a man perfect and that’s why there are ongoing competitions so that everybody is a winner someday in this exciting game.

 

Huda Alenezi created a unique and new way of rewarding in the Game industry so that players can also take part in surveys called ASK Me inside the game to win extra time and moves to complete the 20 levels. The cute little monster, HOO, who resides in 20 Levels is always up for test games to help users learn the ropes before they start competing against others to beef up their kitty by matching discounts or winning the Mystery Box.

Shadowgun War Games Reaches One Million Players

MADFINGER Games announces that the pre-registration campaign for their upcoming title Shadowgun War Games, has hit one million players. That figure puts the company in a strong position for a positive launch when the game is released worldwide in early 2020.

 

 

Shadowgun War Games has been hotly anticipated since a prototype version thrilled audiences at Gamescom last year, and the studio is currently making the final preparations before the game launches. Players can still pre-register for Shadowgun War Games right now.

 

“One million is a magic number for us. The response we’ve had to pre-registration has been sensational since it launched in mid-November,” said Marek Rabas, CEO of MADFINGER Games. “It makes all the hard work worth it, and the players are going to lose their minds when they get to play the full version!”

 

Made with Unity, Shadowgun War Games is a free-to-play tactical FPS with incredible graphics and intense 5v5 battles. Players choose from a gallery of heroes, each with unique personalities and skills to match their play style. With an emphasis on quick pick-up-and-play action, War Games offers truly console-quality team-based action for everyone with access to a mobile device.

Wake Up Refreshed With Sleep Crusher Alarm for iOS

Jarig Duval has released the ultimate new wake-up alarm, Sleep Crusher. The app consolidates the best features of Duval’s previous alarm clock apps, assured to wake even the heaviest sleepers, while adding multiple wake-up missions to improve wellness in everyone’s morning routine. Sleep Crusher is available now on iOS in the App Store.

 

 

“Jumping out of bed ready to start the day is not a reality for some of us. Having a little help from the digital friend on our nightstand can go a long way,” says Jarig Duval, the app’s developer. “The strategy is to take all the wake-up tricks we know, then combine and randomize them daily so your brain never gets used to any one routine. That’s why Sleep Crusher works while other alarms fail you over time.”

 

Once the alarm wakes you using ringtones, text read aloud, or music at customizable volume, the real innovation begins. Wake-up missions involve simple tasks that force you out of bed, like scanning the barcode on a tube of toothpaste, or activate higher brain functions, like playing a simple memory game. Fail to do the mission, and the alarm blares again. Missions are fun and randomized to prevent the brain from learning a routine, and are all based on established methods focused on keeping the brain awake.

 

“At this point, you’re probably thinking of many excuses to get out of your New Year’s resolution to wake up on time. You’ll just turn the alarm off the night before, or maybe your spouse won’t like it,” notes Duval. “Sleep Crusher has solutions for those, too. Alarms are lockable, and there is a special ‘Don’t Wake my Spouse’ mode!”

 

The app is not only focused on waking up, but also offers features that help users get to bed on time.  The Bedtime Reminder feature will shoot a notification with a custom message when it is time to go to sleep. If those custom messages are too nice, the optional Bedtime Enforcer will display a notification after bedtime if the device is moved, warning the user of the health risks related to sleep deprivation.

 

“This app is very personal,” says Duval. “I’ve faced this problem head on for nearly a decade, through college, work, marriage, and kids. My struggle to wake up–and get up refreshed–is going to help so many people just like me.”

 

Sleep Crusher works on any device running iOS 11.2 or newer, and is available now as a free download from the App Store. An in-app purchase, discounted to $0.99 in the month of January only, removes ads.

Time to Reassess Your Life with Life Inventory Apps for the New Year

James Hollender’s Life Inventory apps version 4 provides users with in-depth perceptions of themselves about why they do the things they do. These intricately architected apps include built-in instructions to help guide users in creating their own Life Inventory which can provide greater self understanding of personality, strengths and weaknesses, leading to a better knowledge of self than they ever thought possible. A Life Inventory can also function as a Moral Inventory for those in 12-step programs.

 

 

The Canadian Reviewer has suggested Life Inventory may even become your always available digital therapist: “If your smartphone has become your personal trainer, assistant, and even financial adviser, why not turn it into your therapist as well? Life Inventory app for iOS is here to help you understand what makes you tick. This app helps you create your own Life Inventory or Moral Inventory to provide you with better understanding of your personality, strengths, and weaknesses to help you live a better life.”

 

The process of completing a Life Inventory does not directly address anyone’s specific problems, habits or addictions, but rather helps the user examine in detail events that have transpired in their life. The Life Inventory apps gently assists the user in probing into not only what happened, but also why it happened. The questions asked help the user delve into areas often never considered before, like:

  • What did I want
  • Why did I want it
  • What am I not admitting
  • What lie did I tell myself
  • What did I leave out or not say
  • What lie did I tell others
  • Have I ever done the same thing
  • Was it any of my business
  • Were my expectations reasonable
  • What was the real truth
  • What was I not seeing
  • Did I fail to see the facts of the situation
  • What actions did I take to get what I wanted
  • What actions did I omit to get what I wanted

 

Life Inventory guides the user through six different steps, each with its own activity grouping, for making a Life Inventory:

  • Build Lists
  • Causes and Effects
  • My Part
  • Fears Analysis
  • Fear Questions
  • Sex Relations

 

Throughout the process, users are encouraged to enter data into their Inventory, be completely honest about themselves and take advantage of encouragement and support from others.

 

The Inventory begins by making one simple list, which defines four fixed Categories in which to file away what are broadly categorized as Incidents:

  • People
  • Institutions and Organizations
  • Principles, Ideals and Beliefs
  • Sources of Anxiety and Excitement

 

Each of the four Categories will contain hierarchical sub-categories. From there, users outline Entities and then individual Incidents related each Entity.

 

Step-by-step, users complete the Causes and Effects of each Incident. Next, and determine the part they played in each Incident listed. It is not unusual to create hundreds of Incident forms, each devoted to a single incident. The app includes the ability to create and save all written lists and forms with password protection. Having completed all their Incident forms, users can refer to these forms to help list all their Fears. The app includes eight pre-defined fears, to which the user is free to add more if desired.

 

“The process of completing a Life Inventory doesn’t directly address anyone’s specific problems, habits or addictions, but rather helps the user examine in detail events that have transpired in their life,” stated indie developer James Hollender. “The Life Inventory app gently assists the user in probing into not only what happened, but also why it happened.”

 

Nutrient apps based on the USDA National Nutrient Database:

  • iCarbs (Carbohydrates)
  • iCholesterol (Dietary Cholesterol)
  • iFiber (Fiber)
  • iKals (Calories)
  • iPotassium (Potassium)
  • iProteins (Proteins)
  • iSatFat (Saturated Fat)
  • iSodium (Sodium)
  • iSugars (Sugars)
  •  Vitamin K (Vitamins K1, K1D & K2)
  •  iNutrients (encompasses all ten nutrients listed above)

Life Inventory for iPhone / iPod touch and Life Inventory for iPad are each $11.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Lifestyle category. A Lite version of each app is $1.99, which supplement the main app by providing a mock Life Inventory from which the user can learn by example and experimentation, but is limited as to the number of records created so it’s not sufficient to complete a full Life Inventory. Review copies are available on request.

There are also app bundles where you can save by purchasing both the main and Lite Life Inventory apps along with the iNutrients app.

Fitness Trainer Adds New Workouts and Features

GREEAL e.U. announces Fitolog – Fitness Activity 5.0.1, the update to their all-in-one fitness training app for iOS and Apple Watch devices. Fitolog doesn’t require users to create a profile, and uses a simple process of logging a users’ fitness data and displaying it in easy to understand graphs.

 

Fitolog uses the iPhone or Apple Watch to monitor and log a user’s exercise and other activities, warning the user if there is no progress, help them to keep their workouts consistent, stay motivated, and track their progress. The app can also share all exercise data with Apple’s Health app. Fitolog is an excellent option for users new to the fitness arena, by offering helpful workout tips, exercise demos, and more.

 

“There is one thing that keeps people from reaching their fitness goals – consistency! You can have the best trainer or coach in the world and the best nutrition plan, but if you do not stick with it consistently, it is all for nothing,” says the app’s developer, Yauheni Hrynchyk. “Fitolog will help you to keep your workout schedule consistent, stay motivated, and track your progress.”

 

Fitolog offers everything users need. The app displays all of the information in simple to understand graphs, displaying progress via photos. Each exercise or activity has its own unique benefit for the user’s health.

 

The all-in-one app takes the place of multiple apps. Users that spend their days staring at a computer screen, smartphone, or tablet can be affected by digital eye strain, eye exercises can help that. Eye exercises will strengthen weak eye muscles, improving blood circulation and muscle tone.

 

Features Include:

  • Create custom workouts
  • Record and monitor body weight
  • Photo history for 4 different poses and ability to compare them with body weight progress graph
  • 84 preloaded exercises
  • Create custom exercises
  • Audio prompts guide you through workouts
  • Create workout music playlists and play them during workouts
  • Share all bodyweight records and workout data with Apple Health
  • Track workouts using just the Apple Watch or with the iPhone
  • Suitable for all body types and fitness levels
  • No need to create a profile, get started immediately
  • 36 preloaded workouts
  • Graph of Active Calories Burned, Workouts and Sleep Analysis. Data is red from Apple Health
  • Activity Ring of workout day
  • Select model (male, female)

 

Exercise selections are suitable for all body types and fitness levels. Folks that are new to exercise and fitness, can take advantage of the apps useful workout tips and exercise instructions with demos.

 

If location services are activated, users can record not just the time and distance automatically, but also to record their route and display in on the map. For users that would rather not use location services, the app will record distances using the iPhone and Apple Watch motion detectors, which also works great with steppers and treadmills.

 

While exercising, its important to stay hydrated, Fitolog allows users to set a daily water consumption goal, and to easily add their water intake. The app allows users to track their water consumption on a graph, and provide notifications to remind users about their water intake.

 

The app’s built-in food tracker allows users to set daily food consumption goals, as well as add calorie and protein intake. A periodical graph allows easy progress checking.

 

Whats New in 5.0.1:

  • Basic Yoga workouts
  • Workout for eyes
  • Commercial break workouts
  • Calisthenics series of 9 Level pushups program to master one arm push up
  • Time Under Tension concept workout
  • 3 levels of High knees workout
  • New simple workouts for better health
  • Motivation notifications
  • Notifications for workouts
  • Notifications for water intake
  • On screen tips
  • Add custom music to workouts

 

“With Fitolog you can train anywhere, literally anywhere without the use of any equipment or gym membership,” continues Yauheni. “Fitolog will not only keep you fit and feeling full of energy, it’ll also help you live a long, healthy, and active life.”

 

Fitolog – Fitness Activity 5.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Auto-renewable subscriptions are available via convenient in-app purchases. 1-month is $2.99, 3-months is $7.49, 6-months is $13.99 and 1-year is $24.99. USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies).

Starmaps, LLC Captivating Puzzle Game Cipher Set released

Starmaps, LLC introduces Cipher Set 1.1, their puzzle game for iOS. Cipher Set is a puzzle game composed of nearly 100 levels. It is built with the player’s thought-process in mind to convey a specific idea through a moment of epiphany, with plenty of fun surprises. Cipher Set is non-linear, with levels that can be explored and completed in many orders. The rules of play are discovered along the way, with new operations introduced in subsequent levels.

 

 

Each puzzle level is an idea encoded in a grid of blocks, which posses varying functions. Along the way the player must navigate and manipulate these blocks, which teleport, rotate, swap, shift and much more. The objective of the game is to realize how to manipulate the blocks in order to create a path through each level so that the exit can be reached. Levels are carefully designed so that trial-and-error play will not yield success, instead encouraging the user to think creatively about potential solutions, with the ultimate goal being a flash of insight.

 

Cipher Set is an excellent platform for those wanting to flex their brain power and for those who enjoy the satisfaction of deciphering puzzles. With its vast collection of steadily introduced ideas, and its approach that emphasizes discovery over speed, Cipher Set promises to keep players of all ages intrigued and immersed. Additionally, Cipher Set contains pleasant visuals and mesmerizing musical effects. Tapping the game’s elements produces endless pleasing and unique melodies.

 

Cipher Set offers a generous amount of free levels for the user to enjoy- nearly 1/3 of the game. Players who enjoy the puzzle challenges can pay $1.99 for the remainder of the game. Cipher Set aims to appeal to the novice or avid puzzler who understands a solution’s ah-hah moment to be a communication of ideas between the player and developer.

 

Key Features:

  • Nearly 100 thoughtfully crafted, challenging puzzles
  • Original and unique game mechanics
  • Untimed play
  • Engaging musical elements
  • Generous amount of free content
  • Rewards with hundreds of “ah-hah!” moments
  • No-tutorial, user-discovered game play
  • Broad age appeal

 

Cipher Set 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A convenient in-app purchase of $1.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) is available to unlock the full game.

Vitamin K App Updated with Extremely Powerful Search Capability

James Hollender updates Vitamin K app, which aids users on blood thinners like Coumadin. This iOS app is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K.

 

 

Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the “notch”. This version brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The big new feature in version 7.0 is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

All of these apps include a simple color scale to help readily identify the approximate quantity of the nutrient contained in each food serving:

1. Vitamin K – iNutrient: Vitamins K1, K1D & K2:
The Vitamin K app provides information about foods and how they are rated for Vitamin K content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat if you are using blood thinning medications such as Coumadin or Warfarin. The food servings are rated from NO Vitamin K all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH in Vitamin K.

 

2. iCarbs – iNutrient: Carbohydrates:
The iCarbs app provides information about foods and how they are rated for carbohydrate content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. If you are a bodybuilder, you probably want to have a high intake of carbohydrates, but on the other hand if you have diabetes you need to make sure you don’t exceed your recommended daily amount of carbohydrates. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Carbohydrates all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

3. iCholesterol – iNutrient: Dietary Cholesterol:
The iCholesterol app provides information about foods and how they are rated for content of dietary cholesterol. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in cholesterol all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

4. iFiber – iNutrient: Fiber:
The iFiber app provides information about foods and how they are rated for content of fiber. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in fiber all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

5. iKals – iNutrient: Calories:
The iKals app provides information about foods and how they are rated for Calorie content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Calories all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

6. iPotassium – iNutrient: Potassium:
The iPotassium app provides information about foods and how they are rated for content of potassium. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in potassium all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

7. iProteins – iNutrient: Proteins:
The iProteins app provides information about foods and how they are rated for protein content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. If you are a bodybuilder, you probably want to have a high intake of carbohydrates, but on the other hand if you are a vegan then you want to make sure you are taking in a sufficient amount of protein. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Proteins all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

8. iSatFat – iNutrient: Saturated Fat:
The iSatFat app provides information about foods and how they are rated for content of saturated fat. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in fiber all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

9. iSodium – iNutrient: Sodium:
The iSodium app provides information about foods and how they are rated for content of sodium. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in cholesterol all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

10. iSugars – iNutrient: Sugars:
The iSugars app provides information about foods and how they are rated for content of sugars. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in sugars all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of two individual iNutrient apps.

SmartOffice App for iOS Premium Plan Added

Artifex Software Inc. announce the release of a tiered premium plan for the popular mobile office editing and PDF viewer app, SmartOffice.

 

 

This app enables you to view, edit, create, share, present and print Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and PDF documents on your mobile devices. Customers who upgrade to the PRO version can utilize advanced tools including Track Changes and PDF form filling, while users who don’t require these advanced features can use the standard app for free.

 

“Artifex is pleased to move to a freemium pricing model. This allows end-users to try our standard product free of charge (and free of ads) while offering advanced features on a subscription basis,” said Miles Jones, President of Artifex Software. “Our easy-to-use editing functions and powerful PDF annotation features make SmartOffice the perfect match for today’s on-the-go world. Offering our solution for free will expand our reach and broaden the SmartOffice audience.”

 

Effective immediately, SmartOffice PRO is offered as an in-app upgrade with either a monthly ($2.99) or yearly ($13.99) auto-renewable subscription. The SmartOffice standard mobile app is available for no charge for iOS on the Apple iTunes App Store and Android on Google Play. Additional premium features for SmartOffice PRO will be released in early 2020.

 

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