Neon Play, the UK-based mobile games studio has just celebrated its first birthday. The studio was recently voted number one independent UK developer in Pocket Gamer’s Top 50 global mobile developers. Prior to this Neon Play won Apple’s 10 billionth download with Paper Glider. With 19 million downloads to date, Neon Play looks to the future as they celebrate a fantastic first year. This success has spurred further titles under the Paper Glider franchise, these games have also shot to the summit of the App Store’s games chart.
Initial figures have been released demonstrating the ability of the Baby Birthday iPhone app to accurately predict when an expectant mother will deliver. Babies are rarely born on their due date. Baby Birthday for the iPhone predicts the real delivery date based on the mother’s medical history, exam, and progress through pregnancy. Results? 58% of mothers deliver on the predicted date! This is 11 times more accurate than the due date alone. This app outperforms the due date 83% of the time.
Nor Eagle today introduces Squid Drop 1.0, their latest game for the iPhone and iPod touch. Squid Drop is an arcade/action game in the infinite-survival genre. The game offers more variety in the gameplay than most other games of this type. Other notable features are global low-scores and achievements. The aim is to avoid monsters and pick up bonuses to amass the lowest possible low-score.
Ottawa based JwalSoft Inc. today announces Facebook Genie 1.1 for iPhone. Facebook Genie provides a clever way of scheduling posts that can go on the user’s Facebook wall or her/his friends’ walls. With Facebook Genie, a user can never miss her/his friends’ birthdays. It imports all the friends’ birthdays and enables the user to use the predefined message or customize it per friend. The user can also schedule a custom message to her/his wall or to any friend at any arbitrary date.
Melbourne based Educational Services Australia has announced Birthday Buzz: International Edition for the iPad. Created to offer younger users an informative and entertaining way to learn, this educational app helps children learn how to make visual inferences about a stories’ plot, sequence of events, and possible outcomes. Users are also charged with interpreting visual text for meaning and correctly arranging graphic storyboards to go along with their interpretations.
MileBug for iPhone is now Two Years Old! Happy Birthday, MileBug! To celebrate, Izatt today announced that the full version of MileBug will be on sale for Two Days Only, August 25-26. MileBug helps those driving their own vehicles for business, or other reasons receive their reimbursement and/or tax deduction, and was featured in What’s Hot this January as it rose to #2 in Finance.
Vemedio today announces Jubilee 1.1 for iPad devices. Jubilee manages the birthday of contacts in the system-wide address book, by displaying them on a convenient calendar by pinning the picture of the contact onto the birth date. With a tap on the picture, send lovely designed birthday cards to friends and family. Using the new card package chooser, the user can download additional cards as they become available.
iHanWel today announces iDay Deluxe 1.0, a new native iPad version of the best known birthday and event manager for the iPhone. As a native iPad app, iDay Deluxe benefits not only from the big screen but also from the new sophisticated user interface controls like split views and popovers. iDay for iPad will ensure the user will never again forget a birthday, anniversary, or any other important date. You can also view the moon phase for the selected day, and much more.