Macedonia based Seavus DOOEL has today announced the successful recent update of DropMind for the iPad. A mobile reincarnation of the popular ‘mind mapping’ web application of the same name, the newly released version of this imaginative mobile utility offers support for users with iPad devices running on iOS 4.2. This application allows users to visually capture, organize, and store their ideas on the go.
How strong are your visual perception skills? Find out with Zoomed!, a fun new, and addicting puzzle game for iPhone. View pictures of ordinary objects and choose the matching word in the list. Pictures are Zoomed-in on objects, showing only part of the object, plus the matching word list is about 400 words long. Challenging and fun game for all ages, Zoomed! 1.0 includes over 90 puzzles and is Game Center enabled for earning achievements.
California based Digital Film Tools today introduces Rays, a brand new plug-in for visual effects artists. Easily create stunning and realistic light ray effects in any creative project. Known as volumetric lighting in computer graphics, or crepuscular rays in atmospheric optics, this dramatic effect adds polish and style. Rays adds a striking and dramatic quality to any image. Create shafts of light streaming through clouds, rays filtering through a forest canopy, and so much more.
Vancouver based CobbySoft Media announces the release of Thermal Vision 1.0 for iOS. Thermal Vision is designed to interpret the luminance of the object and build an image with thermography effect. Traditional image processing technology is slow and demanding for the iPhone hardware. Thermal Vision overcame this by leveraging the latest OpenGL framework and applying post-processing pixel-shader to each frame of the camera feed and redisplaying the result on the screen using the built-in GPU.
Lagente Software today releases PinPoint 3.6.1, their popular mouse enhancement for Mac OS X. Used by screencast professionnals & presenters to help their audience locate the mouse on screen, PinPoint provides the user with a series of animated graphics which are displayed around the mouse pointer. It helps audiences follow-along presentations and demos and also serves to help the visually disabled use their computers more effectively.
App artist Deeje Cooley announces the 2nd major release of tappr.tv 2.1 for iOS. tappr.tv is a new kind of visual scratching app that lets users make their own dynamic visuals using over 100 particle-based instruments. DJs scratch audio records, VJs make visuals to music. Each instrument uniquely respond to the user’s touches with bursts of particles and light. Version 2.1 now offers users the ability to create and save dynamic visual loops with multiple tracks.
Aspiring iArtist deeje is thrilled to introduce tappr.tv for iOS, visual scratching for music and relaxation. The app enables the user to create unique dynamic visuals using any of 100s of available visual “instruments.” Each instrument responds differently to the user’s touches and traces across the device screen, producing colorful bursts of particles and light. Enjoy it in silence or tap along with your favorite songs.
AssistiveWare today announces Pictello 1.1, which adds full iPad support. Pictello is a simple way to create talking photo albums and talking books. Each page in a Pictello Story can contain a picture, up to five lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using high-quality voices. Stories can be shared using iTunes File Sharing or via WiFi with other Pictello users through a free account on the Pictello Sharing Server.
Tel-Aviv based Cleversome Ltd today announces Notica 1.0, their new visual memory companion for iPhone and iPod touch. Notica is a productivity app revolving around the concept of adding rich context to visuals, specifically photos and videos taken with the device’s camera. Organized in stack-like groups, Notica’s main elements are cards containing a large space for photos or videos, and an expandable space at the bottom for content like text, location info and date and time.
AssistiveWare today announced the release of Pictello 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. Pictello is a simple way to create talking photo albums and talking books. Each page in a Pictello Story can contain a picture, up to five lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using high-quality voices. Stories can be shared using iTunes File Sharing or via WiFi with other Pictello users through a free account on the Pictello Sharing Server.
Pi Cubed version 2.0 is now on the App Store, adding an iPad interface to the existing iPhone / iPod touch visual math application. This new interface takes advantage of the iPad’s greater screen real estate to make it easier to typeset and evaluate equations as if they were written on a piece of paper. This new version also adds undo / redo capabilities throughout and new mathematical operators to aid students, engineers, or other users as they perform math on the go.
Blue Mango Learning Systems, the creators of ScreenSteps, have launched an iPad visual knowledge base for iPad users. The knowledge base contains visual, step-by-step guides for Keynote, Numbers, Pages, iBooks, Mail and Safari. This new site is a resource that will help iPad users get the most out of their iPad applications. In addition, the iPad knowledge base is an excellent example to iPad developers of how effective visual documentation can be in supporting their customers.