Today at Comic-Con International 2011, Ape Entertainment and ZeptoLab, developers of Cut the Rope, one of the top selling iPhone, iPod touch and iPad game apps of all-time, announced a new licensing agreement to create a series of digital comic books based on the popular game. The comic series will explore the yet untold backstory of the game’s endearing hero, Om Nom, building upon his adventures in the popular mobile game.
In coordination with leading Missouri mortgage banker Flat Branch Home Loans, 9magnets LLC has developed the Flat Branch Mortgage Calculator, an intuitive and elegant application for calculating and managing a home mortgage. The app calculates payments for Conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA loans using a simple graphical user interface, providing a powerful tool for potential home owners and realtors on the go.
With sales of Apple’s iPad soaring and the wave of new tablets continuing in 2011, Bonnier announced today that it is joining forces with top ad shop CP+B to develop next-generation advertising formats for tablet magazines. The move addresses a fundamental need in the industry: all-new advertising for all-new advertising platforms. Bonnier’s Mag+ platform has since expanded to 11 magazines internationally.
In coordination with Concord Hospital urologist Dr. Ronald Yap, 9magnets LLC has developed Prostate Pal 1.0, an intuitive iPhone application to help men monitor their prostate health. A voiding diary, AUA test, and PSA score tracker help men use their iOS device to take control of their own health. Through intuitive interface design paired with code optimized for speed and fluidity, prostate health patients have access to a leading iOS application without cost.
Virginia based KidsHeartGames today announces Circus Fun for the iPhone and iPad. Created as a fun mobile gaming experience that is accessible to young children, Circus Fun utilizes unique mini-games geared towards the acquisition of important skills to encourage children’s development and boost confidence as they play. The game’s levels emphasis the use of such important skills as object matching, memory, hand-eye coordination, as well as rudimentary organizational skills.
Nickelodeon and Budge Studios form a partnership to develop intuitive iPhone and iPad story book applications for kids. The first of these is Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure, based on the hit children’s TV show Dora the Explorer, which will launch on December 1. Dora the Explorer recently celebrated its landmark 10th anniversary and still ranks as one of the top preschool shows on TV. Nickelodeon, now in its 31st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids.
Miniclip, the world’s largest website dedicated to online games, is broadening its business to support the mobile gaming platform. With a dedicated audience of more than 57 million casual gamers worldwide and a library of more than 600 online games. Miniclip’s newly formed mobile games division, led by former Skype manager Antonio Sergio Varanda, will develop, publish and distribute its most popular online casual games for mobile operating systems.
Toronto based Kengin Consulting Inc. just released SDKtoday 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. SDKtoday is the app that teaches you how to make apps. Whether you are looking to build your own apps, acquire new skills for your resume, or just have some fun, you should check out SDKtoday now. The tutorials are packed with clear and practical info. They are architected around core development topics and techniques that illuminate individually and collectively.