Minnesota based Maniac Games today announces development of Insane Arcade, a new freemium title for iOS devices. Players will soon get the chance to start with one tiny arcade and not only build that one to great success, but franchise out and build multiple arcades at once. Players will be able to select from hundreds of different machines, decorate, and attract patrons and legends to your arcade. Part SIM, part strategy with the social elements mixed in around them, and much more promised.
Colorado based Floating Radish, LLC today introduces GroHabit 1.0, their new app for iPhone for developing positive habits. GroHabit collects and displays personally motivating text, audio, and photos, acting like a portable motivation board. It lets users specify their own habit behaviors, track their progress, discover and overcome challenges, and strengthen their motivations. GroHabit uses a unique, research-based Habit Score to indicate how habitual a behavior has become and more.
Toronto based RAGE Software today announces WebDesign 3.5, a major update to its popular web development software for Mac OS X. With over 20 website templates included and over 40 built-in HTML wizards, WebDesign makes it extremely easy for both amateurs and professionals alike to create websites. In addition to Mac OS X Lion support, version 3.5 includes an all new Inspector feature with live side-by-side preview that automatically locates the HTML source code for easy editing.
Utah based Juicy Development LLC today introduces Hidden Mickeys 1.0 for iOS, their new travel app for use in Disneyland park to help users spot Hidden Mickeys. Hidden Mickeys are the sly Mickey Mouse symbols that Disney Imagineers hide throughout the park. Users can play along in a scavenger hunt for images on rides, in lines, in restaurants, and even in the parking lot. More than 170 hidden Mickeys can be found within Disneyland with the initial version of the application.
Bad Men Studios announced they are offering business owners a viral game creation service for the smart phone platforms. The games may be published on iPhone, iPad or Android devices, and would serve as a traffic generator for the business offers. The new wing to their trade would give established or growing business alike a chance to create Viral Campaign based games which would increase the global exposure for the companies.
Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Developer program has added Ansca Mobile’s Corona SDK as one of the recommended frameworks for development of NOOK Apps on NOOK Color. The move comes at the same time as Barnes & Noble has made a major update to the NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet. Barnes & Noble stated that Corona’s demonstrated ease and speed for developers to create high-performance apps was the reason the company added it as a featured development tool for NOOK Developer users.
Startup game development studio, Bravado Waffle, Inc. has announced their upcoming debut title RoboArena, a game inspired by the board game classic Robo Rally. The company has started a campaign to raise funds for completing RoboArena on the popular creative funding platform Kickstarter. RoboArena is a top down, turn-based casual strategy, multiplayer puzzle action game. The Kickstarter campaign to fund RoboArena’s development started on April 25th.
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination, is pleased to present the Mac development community with two new, in-demand iOS App development workshops. Exploring the fastest growing development trend in the industry. The new Mewshop Art of the App Workshops delve into the power of programming and development on the iOS platform. The Art of the App Intensive and The Art of the App Fundamentals walk students through the basics of iOS development.
MobileApp Systems LLC today announces iLuaBox 1.3, a Lua scripting environment running on all Apple iOS 4.2+ compatible devices. Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. It has been used in many industrial applications, with an emphasis on embedded systems and games. Version 1.3 features AirPrint and integration with MobileApp Systems Forum, Twitter and the online community of Lua developers. Also new are the SQL and Vox toolboxes, and user interface enhancements.
The Metaversal Studios team is excited to announce Bad Apples: Battle Harvest, a puzzle game planned for release on Apple’s iOS platform. The new title is a sequel to “Bad Apples”, a puzzle game released in January 2010 that recently surpassed one million downloads on the iTunes App Store. Bad Apples: Battle Harvest will introduce some major new features to the original Bad Apples match-three style of gameplay. Fans of the original Bad Apples title will see a marked evolution in the art style.
Rocketman Development today releases Wordulator 2.0, a major update to its original and addictive word game for iOS devices. Looking for a fun way to exercise your brain? Wordulator allows you to chose letters from anywhere on the board as long as you follow the layers rule. Now offering three different playing modes, version 2.0 boasts many major improvements such as over 7,500 words added to the dictionary, improved graphics, a new way to play, support for all 3 iDevices.
BorOv Development has released Movie Quiz 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Movie Quiz is a unique app that checks how well you know movies. You have to guess the film from a single frame of it. You are given 30 seconds to do this. Only true cinemaddicts will guess most of them. There are over 2500 movies and 40000 frames in our database. Support for OpenFeint will allow you to post your results to worldwide leaderboard and impress your friends, making the app even more addictive.
BudgetAppDev today announces their newly launched campaign to provide affordable mobile apps to small businesses worldwide. A spin-off of the highly successful web counter company, NeoWorx, BudgetAppDev creates inexpensive apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices. The company relies on small margins and the use of existing software modules to keep most projects below the one thousand dollar price point, well within reach of small businesses seeking a local or global audience.
Apress’s latest title, “Beginning iPhone 4 Development” offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iOS development. The authors of the bestselling title “Beginning iPhone 3 Development,” are back with the same excellent material completely updated for iOS 4 and written from the ground up using the latest version of Apple’s Xcode 3. iOS is an incredible computing platform and an exciting new frontier for mobile development.