iStoryTime, the largest library of mobile children’s book Apps, today announces a $2 million Series A investment. The investment allows the company to quickly expand their domestic and international library of 100 plus books in 80 countries. The investment allows the company to expand distribution of the content to additional mobile platforms. The investment finalizes the merger between Santa Barbara-based FrogDogMedia and Germany’s zuuka GmbH which have combined under the zuuka Group name.
iSeeToon announced that ill-Fated Relationship 1.1, their new manhwa app for iOS, has received excellent reviews. Created specifically for the digital medium, ill-Fated Relationship a dark romantic webtoon between two serial killers. Including 20 chapters of the story, plus some bonus material at the end, this eBook is a manhwa which are called webtoons in Korea. manhwa are similar to webcomics, but require the reader to scroll through the comic panel-by-panel instead of page-by-page.
Chris Paveglio today announces PDF Bee 4.0, an update to his popular InDesign automation tool for Mac OS X. PDF Bee allows users to automatically drop InDesign files and packaged folders into a watched folder for automated output. PDF Bee outputs each page of the InDesign document as a separate PDF, and now JPG/EPS. Compatible with OS X 10.6 and up, version 4.0 includes a host of new features, including JPG/EPS output, as well as output of a 2nd PDF using different settings, and much more.
PatataSW today released BabySteps Motor Milestones 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. This is a new launch, which helps parents determine and track the progress of their baby or toddler’s development of gross motor skills. The application is easy to use and includes the World Health Organization motor milestones chart. BabySteps Motor Milestones has received WHO approval as a provider of important child growth information.
Toronto based Pocketglow today announces Harmonica 2.4.1, a minor update to their popular music app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Harmonica simulates a real diatonic harmonica. The iPhone’s touch screen can be triggered by the user’s lips, and the physical dimensions of the iPhone are similar to that of a real harmonica, further extending the illusion. Consisting of tweaks and fixes, this update makes the innovative lip-based app almost indistinguishable from the previous version.
AppGeneration’s game, Crazy Formula 1.1, has been skyrocketing in downloads this past week. With nearly 700,000 users, this game of science is surely addicting. Crazy Formula is held solidly in the tops of various country markets with substantial reviews and stars. This truly addicting puzzle/board game will test your chemistry skills and keep your mind captivated. You will find Crazy Formula to be an intuitive game. The objective is to control where your test tubes go and mix formulas.
zuuka and its successful publishing platform iStoryTime, has been presented with the Editor’s Choice Award for its app The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play available on iPad and iPad 2. Announced earlier last week by Children’s Technology Review, the award is for the highest quality children’s products in the interactive media category. Furthermore, it was recognized for being a “no fail” product, worthy of its cost, and its ability to keep children engaged for days at a time.
Independent game developer group Touch Foo today releases an update to Soosiz HD, the iPad version of the highly rated iOS platforming game. In Soosiz HD, the player assumes the role of a hero, running and jumping around different surfaces and obstacles, rescuing his friends, killing monsters and collecting coins. Version 1.3.1 adds Game Center functionality and support for multiple player profiles. The Game Center support includes 16 leaderboards and 23 achievements.
NxtApp is an exciting new and entertaining game of logic and math for all ages. It exercises the brain while having lots of fun with numbers, and a fun and addictive way to increase gamer’s IQ, strengthen his/her insight, focus the scanning skills, improve pattern recognition capability and more. Making NxtApp a daily mental exercise ultimately unleashes the full power of the brain. The game continues to receive rave reviews from world-renowned sites in the mobile apps industry.