Apps

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, July 14

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Jumping Frenzy: Aliens hold a massive attack against the Earth. All continents are in danger. Two heroes Chidi and Chike need your help! [$0.99 for iPhone - iTunes link]

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Zeke in Orbit now available for iPhone and iPad [giveaway]

Brendan Wood has released his new iPhone and iPad game, Zeke in Orbit. It is an action-physics-puzzle-platformer with a simple premise but challenging gameplay.

Zeke has been launched into space...help him get home! Use Gravity Nodes to push and pull Zeke through 6 unique and challenging Galaxies with never before seen gameplay mechanics! Collect bones, fire missiles and place your own nodes to solve the mind-warping puzzles.

  • 6 Strange Galaxies with 10 Levels each
  • 3 Bones on each level to challenge your abilities
  • Smooth physics based mechanics keep you bouncing around levels for hours!
  • New abilities and obstacles introduced every 5 levels to keep things interesting...
  • Bonus Levels and unique modes of play.
  • Original soundtrack for each galaxy and engaging sound effects!
  • Emergent gameplay: never beat a level the same way twice!
  • Paint the screen with Zeke's Colored rocket tails!

I am such a sucker for these types of games and Zeke in Orbit is no exception. It's a lot of fun and very well made with natural feeling physics. It only took a few moments of gameplay to get me hooked!

Brendan has generously given us a few promo codes to give away! For a chance to win, just let us know which version you prefer, iPhone or iPad.

Zeke in Orbit is available for $0.99 for iPhone and $1.99 for iPad. Screenshots and video after the break.

[iPhone iTunes link] [iPad iTunes link]

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TweetBot update submitted to Apple, will include push notifications but limited to the first 1000 users

TapBots has announced that it has submitted an updated version of TweetBot, their beautifully designed Twitter app, to Apple for approval and the good news is it will now include push notifications. The downside is that the push notifications are classed as experimental and will be rolled out initially to the first 1000 users.

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Apple introduces volume purchasing for business

Apple has sent out a notice to developers that they're introducing volume purchasing for business. This is something I asked about recently, after Apple mentioned that Final Cut Pro X would be available in volume, and it's good to see Apple's not keeping it for themselves. In fact, it looks like they're going even further.

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Get a personalized TV guide with Peel for iPhone

Peel - Personal TV Show Guide is an iPhone app that generates a personal TV guide based on what shows you like.

As you are browsing through TV shows on Peel, pick a handful that you like or dislike and let Peel know about them. Within a couple of days, Peel will start pleasantly surprising you by suggesting TV shows that you will love. We call it magic!

  • Have fun browsing through crisp thumbnails of TV Shows
  • Touch one of the thumbnails and you will see what channel that show is on as well as a brief description of the episode that is playing
  • Swipe across to browse TV shows, Movies and Sports by genres
  • Mark the shows you like as favorites and cut the ones you don’t like. Your top picks will get precise as you interact more with the app.
  • Share what you're watching on Facebook and Twitter in one easy step
  • Use instant search to see what channel a specific show or game is on
  • See up to a week ahead of shows right on iPhone or iPod touch. No need of interrupting what you are currently watching by bringing up the onscreen guide.
  • Set alarms so you never miss an upcoming show

I've been desperately wanting to watch some new shows, so I look forward to seeing what Peel recommends for me. Has Peel given you any good recommendations?

Peel is available for free on the iPhone. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, July 13

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • MoneyWiz: It's the one app that has it all: budgets, accounts, bills & incomes, scheduled and recurring transactions, reports, sync, multi-currency and 100+ more features. [$4.99 for iPad - iTunes link]

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PLAY by AOL Music arrives in the App Store

AOL has just released its PLAY music app and it looks very interesting. It offers free music streaming as well as a way to share what you’re listening to with your friends via Twitter and Facebook. The app comes with its own music player with access to your iTunes library and also enables you to stream SHOUTcast radio, access CD Listening Party (free streaming of complete albums) and MP3 of the day.

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Words With Friend HD update brings shuffle

Newtoy Inc. has updated their popular word game, Words With Friends HD, with the ability to shuffle your tiles and much more.

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WriteRoom updated as universal app for iPhone and iPad

Hog Bay Software has updated their writing app, WriteRoom, to be a universal app for iPhone and iPad and brings many new features.

Distraction-free interface keeps your text in focus. Dropbox synched folders keep your documents organized. Fonts and colors make the environment yours.

  • Dropbox sync and iTunes file sharing access to your files.
  • A new universal UI that works on all iOS 4.0 and up devices.
  • Many new font and color settings to customize your writing room.
  • Drag-to-scroll scroll bar for quick navigation bigger documents.
  • In full-screen view, tap margins to move cursor toward margin (iPad)
  • Extended keyboard row with customizable keys. (iPad)

This app is the ultimate choice for writers who prefer a minimalist, distraction free environment. It must be tempting to throw extra features into WriteRoom, but Hog Bay Software have stayed true to their vision of the app and only added necessary features like word count, text search and TextExpander support while still keeping WriteRoom clutter free.

WriteRoom is available for $4.99. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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Bluetooth keyboard support hidden in iOS 5 for Apple TV

9to5 Mac has uncovered an interesting feature of iOS 5 beta 3 for the Apple TV. The previously unused Bluetooth chip appears to have been activated. It looks like Bluetooth support is aimed at integrating a keyboard into your setup, rather than anything more exciting. The new Bluetooth feature can be found in the normal settings menu, enabling you to pair a keyboard with the usual passcode setup process.

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