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Project Highrise Prepares to Tower Over the App Store

Game publisher and developer Kalypso Media, along with developer SomaSim, today announced the launch of smash hit PC skyscraper construction sim Project Highrise on iPad. Delivering sky high thrills to armchair architects around the world, Project Highrise has been extensively redesigned for touchscreen devices.


Playing as both architect and developer in Project Highrise, your job is to build world-famous skyscrapers that will be the envy of the entire city, masterpieces of art and engineering. But a skyscraper is more than just steel and glass; it’s an intricate ecosystem, full of people that live and work in the building. They become a complex machine that needs your steady hand to keep it running smoothly and efficiently.


From the moment you break ground, every decision rests with you. As the architect, you must coordinate the construction of everything – every wall and wire, every office and apartment. As the building owner, you must keep your tenants happy – and pay rent on time. As a savvy developer, you must keep an eye on the bottom line and invest in the future. Succeed, and you will reap the rewards of a prestigious address where everyone will clamour to live and work. Fail, and you will watch tenants leave in disgust, taking their business elsewhere and leaving your reputation in tatters.


Will you create an exclusive office highrise that attracts business leaders from around the world? Will you construct luxury apartments in the sky, penthouses for the elite and playgrounds for the famous? Perhaps greed will get the better of you, and you’ll build a tenement building that trades tenant happiness for loads of cash? All these choices and more are yours. Success is entirely in your hands.


* Deep and complex simulation of a modern skyscraper
* Huge variety of tenants with their own unique characteristics, from restaurants, to offices, retail stores, or residential apartments
* Open sandbox play with several difficulty levels and starting conditions allowing you to build your dream skyscraper towering above the surrounding city
* Campaign mode that tests your skill at building a successful highrise in challenging scenarios
* Test your management mettle by keeping up with your buildings diverse population and their ever-increasing demands
* Hire specialized consultants to increase your building’s curb appeal, operational efficiency, and pull with city hall


Sold as a premium-priced title, Project Highrise comes to tablets complete with hours of challenging gameplay. Players also have the option to purchase bonus expansion packs introducing new luxury apartments, retail options, office types, scenarios and more to broaden the experience.


Kalypso Media’s titles include the critically acclaimed “Tropico” series, strong strategy game franchises like “Dungeons”, “Port Royale” and “Sudden Strike”, as well as action RPG games such as “Vikings – Wolves of Midgard”, among others. For 2018, “Railway Empire”, “Shadows: Awakening” and “Tropico 6” have been announced for all major platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4), along with Sudden Strike 4: European Battlefields Edition for Xbox One.


Device Requirements:
* iPad 5th generation or later
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 351.6 MB


Pricing and Availability:
Project Highrise is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) offers In-App Purchases, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. For more information, please contact Theo Tsangaris.

Discover Plate Tectonics With New iPad Apps From Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc.

Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of three new iPad apps that provide a thorough introduction to the theory of plate tectonics.



First, the Discovering Continental Drift app introduces students to Wegener’s continental drift hypothesis. Students learn about his scientific reasoning and how he developed his hypothesis by studying fossil evidence, rock types, fit of the continents, and climate. The continental drift hypothesis provides the groundwork for learning about Earth’s dynamic surface and the theory of plate tectonics.


Next, the Probing Earth’s Interior app describes the internal structure of Earth and how that structure results in the motion of Earth’s tectonic plates. The physical properties of each of Earth’s layers are described and illustrated with drawings and animations. Students learn how scientific measurements of seismic waves were used to determine the structure of Earth’s layers.


The third app, Discovering Plate Tectonics, illustrates how studies of the ocean floor led to the discovery of seafloor spreading from oceanic ridges that occur in the middle of Earth’s major oceans. The features of the ocean floor including deep-ocean trenches, volcanic islands, and the oceanic ridge system are related to the motion of tectonic plates. Students will also learn the names and positions of Earth’s major plates. Three types of plate boundaries are introduced and illustrated with drawings and animations.


These apps encourage higher-order thinking skills; display data that requires analysis; and discuss and test various theories. “Explore” activities help students reach beyond basic facts to thoroughly understand concepts. Assessment features include thought-provoking “Notebook” questions and multiple-choice quizzes; student’s answers can be shared or printed.


These apps also correlate to these Next Generation Science Standards for Earth Science:
* ESS2.A: Earth Materials and Systems
* ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
* ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth


Pricing and Availability:
* Discovering Continental Drift is $2.99 USD
* Probing Earth’s Interior is $1.99 USD
* Discovering Plate Tectonics is $2.99 USD
* Available worldwide exclusively through Apple’s App Store in the Education category

Creaceed Debuts Inko Collaborative Whiteboard for iPad & Apple TV

Creaceed today unveils Inko, their new peer-to-peer collaborative whiteboard app for iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV. Inko lets users draw collaboratively in real time on the same canvas from multiple devices, offering network-less connectivity, a remarkable drawing experience, as well as live TV mirroring and interaction. Following Apple’s Tuesday announcements at their education event in Chicago, Inko offers full compatibility with the new 6th-gen iPad & pencils geared to classrooms.


Creaceed Debuts Inko Collaborative Whiteboard for iPad & Apple TV


Inko’s peer-to-peer connectivity makes infrastructure network or internet access superfluous, offering a one-tap setup process that permits easy deployment in most situations. Inko also offers a remarkable drawing experience through its extensive support for Apple Pencil, as well as a beautiful pixel-free visualization with vibrant colors on wide color displays (P3). Moreover, the free Apple TV companion app enables live mirroring of contents on large screens, up to 4K, and also offers innovative interaction with the remote as a laser pointer.


Ideal for Enterprise and Education:
Thanks to its nomadic connectivity capability and its other productivity features, Inko is particularly suited to education and enterprise environments. Moreover, the support for standard TV sets makes it an affordable alternative to expensive and less flexible interactive whiteboards. Standard equipment enables rich usage scenarios.


“We made Inko to enable creative drawing-based interactions in most situations, scaling from drawing game at home to digital classes at school and the entreprise,” says Raphael Sebbe, Creaceed’s Founder. “We believe Inko can be an advantageous alternative to dedicated interactive whiteboard screens, being a lot more affordable, more easily deployed, and running on off-the-shelf equipment (iPad, TV sets) that can serve numerous other purposes.”


Feature Highlights:
* Real-time drawing: highly responsive, “appears-as-it-happens” multi-user drawing with no lag
* Dynamic trails: participants’ labels on drawing trails that show who is currently drawing
* Seamless connectivity with up to 12 devices when using a Wi-Fi access point, or 8 devices without Wi-Fi access point
* Extensive Apple Pencil support with angle, pressure, high-speed & predictive sampling
* Reliable syncing and multi-user undo/redo
* Pen tool with two sizes & one calligraphic variant. Eraser tool with two sizes
* Ephemeral highlighter tool. On Apple TV, motion-driven, laser pointer-like control with the remote.
* Optimized for latest iOS: file sharing, Split View Multitasking on iPad, Drag & Drop, Today Widget, Quick Actions…
* Hi-res PDF export for a productive workflow
* iCloud sync for personal drawings
* Free Apple TV companion app


Live Demonstrations at Vivatech in Paris:
The Creaceed team will be giving live demos of Inko at the Viva Technology (Vivatech) event in Paris from May 24th through May 26th. Practical information will be provided in May through Creaceed’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.


Pricing and Availability:
Inko 1.0 is available immediately as a free download on the App Store, and is localized in 12 languages. The free version provides an unlimited number of canvases for personal use without limitation, and lets two or more users try the collaboration feature for a 60-second time-limited session. To remove this limitation, two purchase options are provided:

* Collaboration Pack: a one-time purchase ($19.99) that unlocks collaboration. In this configuration, each user must unlock the pack for time-unlimited sessions.

* Hero Plan: a subscription ($11.99 monthly, $99.99 yearly) that grants one user the ability of initiating sessions that others can join using just the free app, with no purchase required for the other users. Ideal for schools and enterprises.

The Apple TV companion app is a free download on the App Store and has no limitation.

Mellel 4.1 Debuts DOCX Support, Tracking, Word Spacing, and More

Mellel, a developer of word processing technology for professional and long-form writers, is announcing the release of Mellel 4.1. Now available to Mac and iPad users, Mellel 4.1 is on the heals of the very successful release of 4.0, and offers several new features and a long list of enhancements that give writers, editors, academics, and authors a better avenue to write and manage long and oftentimes complex content such as books and academic research.


Mellel 4.1 is now able to smoothly import native MS Word DOCX, addressing one of the main requests of the company’s more than 100,000 customers who rely on Mellel with a cultish fervor.


“We’ve been getting this request for quite some time, especially after the release of 4.0 last August,” says Ori Redler, one of the two-person creators of the software in 2002. He is also an editor and published author. “What makes Mellel better than others is that so much of it’s features are developed by people who work with words for a living. Of course, I have a solid idea of what professionals in the word industry need, but honestly, so much of our innovation is guided by the needs and requests of our customers.”


The newest version of Mellel has features that give writers and editors enhanced control and flexibility of their document:
* DOCX Import: Mellel can now smoothly import MS Word DOCX documents.
* Character tracking: Users can now set letter-spacing easily.
* Minimum Word Spacing: This new feature gives an easy way to squeeze and maximize spacing, thus improving significantly text layout.
* Outline: Users can now change the color of items in the outline, can truncate outline items so they do not wrap, and a host of other improvements.
* Auto-indent: You can now set the indent for continuing paragraphs within the Auto-title setup, allowing you to set auto-indent much faster and with much less clutter.
* Story Feature: Writers can now create or draw story points on a line of their own. This makes the points more apparent when displayed, and unobtrusive when hidden.
* Auto-title palette: The palette now shows the flow level of selected auto-titles in the text or in the outline with a checkmark. This helps writers keep a birds-eye view of their structure as they create.


With its latest release, Mellel continues to give writers a full-suite of options unseen in other word processors.


It is the first and only word processor to support headings as an object, allowing limitation-free design of titles and headings. Mellel is also the only word processor to offer multiple streams of footnotes and endnotes, professional level index support, the best and most advanced outline, live bibliography, live-upda cross references, an innovative Story pane, and much more.


You can learn more about Mellel through its new demo and tutorial center, Mellel U. It features over 70 videos on an array of topics that allow users to master the software. You can also check out Mellel’s videos on their YouTube channel. Mellel is currently available to Mac and iPad, and its latest version can be found on their website.

Photos: The Ultimate iPhone & iPad Photography Guide Now Available

Tap Guides has launched Photos: The Ultimate iPhone & iPad Photography Guide, an eBook, and paperback guide that reveals the secrets of mobile photography. Written by tech author Tom Rudderham, it’s packed with inspirational photos, tutorials, and interviews with the world’s best iPhone photographers, making it possible for anyone to take a stunning picture with their iPhone or iPad, edit it then share the image with friends and family.


Photos: The Ultimate iPhone & iPad Photography Guide Now Available


Taking photos on an iPhone or iPad is easy, just open the Camera app and press a button. Taking a beautiful photo, however, is a little bit trickier. Photos: The Ultimate iPhone & iPad Photography Guide, reveals the secrets of mobile photography, making it possible for anyone to take a stunning picture with their iPhone or iPad. In next to no time you’ll discover how to take an amazing photo, edit it and share it with friends.


Here’s just a taste of what you’ll find inside:
* In-depth tutorials that explain the Camera app, Photos app, and third-party apps
* Interviews with Michal Koralewski – 2015 iPhone Photographer of the Year winner; Holly Wesley – 2012 iPhone Photographer of the Year winner; nature photographer Kaisa Breeden and a profile of traveler and photographer Kevin Russ
* Top photography tips
* Comparison between original iPhone & iPhone X
* Inspiring high-resolution photographs
* And much more


Device Requirements:
* Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac & Kindle Devices
* Print Length: 162 Pages


Pricing and Availability:
Photos: The Ultimate iPhone & iPad Photography Guide, is $7.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) in eBook format, and $19.98 in paperback. It is available worldwide exclusively through the Amazon Store.

WaterField Holdall Debuts Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall Bag

WaterField Designs introduces the new Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall, a hybrid briefcase-fitness bag, designed to help professionals uphold Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolution: to get more exercise. One side of the Atlas Holdall features a padded MacBook and iPad compartment and organizational pockets for other work essentials; the other side boasts a spacious chamber for clothes and a collapsible, zippered space for shoes. The sophisticated carryall, packed daily for both work and workout, promotes healthy behaviors to improve work effectiveness and fitness in 2018.



Even though fewer than 40% of New Year’s resolutions survive the one-month mark, scientific research shows that it is possible to beat the discouraging odds. “Piggybacking” goals onto existing behaviors facilitates the creation of desirable new habits. The Atlas Holdall helps the fitness-minded professional create an enduring fitness habit by supporting two critical elements of successful habit building: the cue and reward.


Pre-packing work and exercise essentials in the Atlas Holdall each night facilitates the cue – professionals awaken with daily workout essentials ready-to-go. The convenience of carrying a single handsome, American-made bag that separates workout clothes from work gear provides the reward. Since regular exercise is linked to improved concentration, creativity, and mental stamina, the new exercise habits created by the Atlas Holdall will not only improve physical fitness, but will also enhance work performance.


“Now that I have everything I need for the office and for fitness training in my Atlas each day, I’ve created a no-excuse situation that makes it natural for me to exercise during or after work,” explained company owner Gary Waterfield. “I look forward to squeezing in a daily workout; afterwards, I get back to work feeling invigorated and ready to focus.”


The Atlas Holdall combines the best features of a professional briefcase and a fitness bag into one sleek design. In either classic, sturdy black ballistic nylon or rugged, tan, waxed canvas and premium full-grain leather accents, the Atlas Holdall looks as smart with a suit as it does with workout attire.

* A slim chamber, secured by dual waterproof zippers, serves as a briefcase. Inside, two built-in, padded sleeves protect an Apple laptop and an iPad, and additional pockets stow a power supply, cords, a pen or stylus, and other work necessities.
* Corner cut-outs on the laptop sleeve permit laptop charging while the device remains safely within.
*The TSA-friendly briefcase compartment opens flat so the MacBook remains protected inside while passing through TSA screening.
* A cavernous compartment, secured by dual waterproof zippers, stores clothing for exercise or for an overnight trip.
* A discrete, zippered, pouch separates shoes from apparel and work items in an interior pocket accessed from the outside. It recedes when not in use to maximize space.
* An exterior zippered front pocket holds quick-access items. Inside the exterior pocket, an Ultrasuede(R) iPhone pocket and a key fob make it easy to retrieve these items after a vigorous workout.
* An open-topped side pocket stores a water bottle.
* Gold rip-stop lining lights up the bag’s interior for improved visibility.
* Three carry options – dual leather-grip handles, a suspension shoulder strap, and a wheeled-suitcase handle pass-through – add to the Atlas Holdall’s versatility.


The Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall joins a full line of WaterField bags and cases that support Apple-enthusiast professionals in their daily lives. The Atlas is available exclusively from the WaterField Designs online store.


Weight and Dimensions:
* Canvas 3.4 lbs. Ballistic 3.1 lbs
* 16 x 10 x 8.5 inches
* Meets most airline personal carry-on-item size requirements
The Atlas Executive Athletic Holdall is priced at $429 (USD) and is available in Black ballistic nylon with black or chocolate full-grain leather details. Tan waxed canvas with full-grain, chocolate leather details. Available for order now. Pre-launch production run sold out. Next production run ships February 2, 2018.

Tabby Awards App and Gaming Awards for iPhone and iPad Announced

The Tabby Awards have announced the iPad and iPhone winners from the 2017 Mobile App Awards and Mobile Game Awards competitions. With nearly 2.4 million (non-game) consumer apps available in the App Store, the app award winners are positioned in the top 0.003% of iOS mobile apps.


iOS App Award Highlights: Award-winning iOS apps included Netflix, Twitter, Lyft, Starbucks, Quora, and The Economist.


iOS Game Award Highlights: Award-winning iOS games included MARVEL Contest of Champions, NBA Live Mobile Basketball, Minecraft, My Singing Monsters, and Clash Royale. Game publishers with multiple iOS award winners included Supercell, Electronic Arts, Playrix and Gameloft.


With over 700,000 games available today on iOS, the event’s mobile gaming award winners represent the top 0.005% games. The 2017 iOS App and Game Award winners are presented below by device type and category:


Mobile App Awards – iPhone:
* Duolingo – Education
* Elevate – Brain Training – Education
* Rosetta Stone – Education
* Amazon Prime Video – Entertainment
* Reelgood – Entertainment
* STARZ – Entertainment
* Cash App – Finance
* Discover Mobile – Finance
* Personal Capital – Finance
* Robinhood – Finance
* Panera Bread – Food and Drink
* Starbucks – Food and Drink
* 8fit – Health and Fitness
* MyFitness Pal – Health and Fitness
* GoodRx – Medical
* Spotify – Music
* YouTube Music – Music
* Buzzfeed – News
* Nuzzel – News
* The Economist Espresso – News
* Adobe Illustrator Draw – Photo and Video and Design
* Adobe Photoshop Fix – Photo and Video and Design
* Magisto – Video Editor & Maker – Photo and Video and Design
* Cozi – Productivity
* LastPass – Productivity
* Wunderlist – Productivity
* IKEA Place – Shopping
* Macy’s – Shopping
* Target – Shopping
* Ulta Beauty – Shopping
* Twitter – Social
* Premier League – Official App – Sports
* theScore – Sports
* Hilton Honors – Travel
* Hitlist – Travel
* Hopper – Travel
* Lyft – Travel
* Skyscanner – Travel


Mobile App Awards – iPad:
* – Education
* Epic! – Education
* Peak – Brain Training – Education
* Netflix – Entertainment
* STARZ – Entertainment
* YNAB – Finance
* Calm – Health and Fitness
* Peloton – Health and Fitness
* Houzz – Lifestyle
* Redfin – Lifestyle
* Doctor on Demand – Medical
* MusixMatch – Music
* Pandora – Music
* Texture – News
* The Economist – News
* Adobe Sparkpost – Photo and Video
* Canva – Photo Video
* Adobe Scan – Productivity
* DocuSign – Productivity
* GMail – Productivity
* Ebates – Shopping
* Wayfair – Shopping
* Wish – Shopping
* Houseparty – Social
* Pinterest – Social
* Quora – Social
* Bleacher Report – Sports
* KicksOnFire – Sports
* AirBnb – Travel
* HomeAway – Travel


Mobile Game Awards – iPhone:
* Clash Royale – Action and Adventure
* Minecraft – Action and Adventure
* ROBLOX – Action and Adventure
* Dune! – Arcade
* Rush – Arcade
* Rolling Sky – Board
* Disney Magic Kingdoms – Family
* Splitter Critters – Puzzle
* Asphalt 8: Airborne – Racing
* Real Racing 3 – Racing
* Dragon City Mobile – Role Playing
* Lineage 2: Revolution – Role Playing
* Jurassic World(TM): The Game – Simulation
* FIFA Soccer – Sports
* NBA Live Mobile Basketball – Sports
* Hearthstone – Strategy
* Plants vs. Zombies(TM) 2 – Strategy
* Tricky Test 2(TM): Genius Brain? – Trivia
* New York Times Crossword – Word


Mobile Game Awards – iPad:
* MARVEL Contest of Champions – Action and Adventure
* Township – Action and Adventure
* CSR Racing 2 – Arcade
* Toy Blast – Arcade
* Scrabble Premium for iPad – Board
* Frozen Free Fall – Family
* Hay Day – Family
* My Singing Monsters – Music
* Gardenscapes – Puzzle
* Real Racing 3 – Racing
* Lineage 2: Revolution – Role Playing
* Star Wars(TM): Galaxy of Heroes – Role Playing
* Golf Clash – Simulation
* Madden NFL Football – Sports
* MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 – Sports
* Fire Emblem Heroes – Strategy
* War Dragons – Strategy
* Trivia Crack – Trivia
* Wheel of Fortune – Word


This list is also published on the Tabby Awards website where these category-leading apps and games can also be downloaded. This news release is intended to aggregate the iPhone/iPad award winners as a supplement to the prior Mobile App Awards and Mobile Game Awards releases.



With all iOS apps and games eligible and under consideration, winners were selected based on a combination of quantitative metrics and qualitative factors.

The analytical evaluation component focused on app store user review scores submitted over the course of 2017 to measure user engagement. The qualitative component – benefiting from the Tabby Awards expertise in judging app and game awards since 2012 – focused on user interface, design, and innovation. The degree of tablet-optimization was also a key factor in the assessment of iPad apps and games.



The Tabby Awards is the most comprehensive awards program honoring the best apps for tablets and iPads. Since 2012, it has held two separate competitions: one for consumer apps and games and one for business and professional apps. Starting in 2015, the Tabby Awards events expanded to include phone-optimized apps and games.

iPad Text Editing App Clean Writer Version 3 Now Available

Cognitive Bits Software has announced the release of Clean Writer 3.0, a major update to their popular text editor app developed exclusively for iPad. Originally created in the summer of 2010, Clean Writer was the first iPad app of its kind – a distraction-free text editor for writers and creative people that boosts creativity by putting the focus on words and WRITING instead of formatting and unnecessary features.

Version 3.0 is the first update since 2012, and brings improvements that dedicated users have called for, including: hardware and software compatibility with modern iPads and iOS versions’ improved Dropbox integration using Dropbox API 2.0; a modern UI with cleaner looks and icons.


Other notable features: live counters for words, characters and lines; minimalist UI with the possibility to hide out everything but the text and use multi-touch gestures for navigation and menu invocations; 4 color themes adapted to diurnal or nocturnal writing; custom global font selection; file management with Dropbox integration; keyboard auxiliary bar with user-customizable shortcut keys; inter-app connectivity; sending files as email attachments.


Clean Writer for iPad 3.0 is available in the iTunes App Store for only $0.99, 75% off its original price.