Combining air acrobatics with death defying stunts, Circus Pain is a top-billed act for iPhone and iPad games.


Game developers Ongoz Games are excited to announce the release of Circus Pain, their new game available for iOS devices.  The game showcases Igor, the human cannon ball, whose tricks are not only death defying but also a must-see spectacle. Work your way through six different worlds and over 50 levels!

Enter the ring and control Igor’s destiny. Utilizing superb trajectory-based technology, the user must adjust and angle the cannon and its power strength in order for Igor to land on the safety net. Being an aerialist is not easy, however, and you will have to jump through hoops – literally and dodge obstacles along the way.

Miss the net and hear the yelps and whimpers from Igor as he plummets to the ground. Life in the circus isn’t easy! Earn points based on the total pain, suffering and damage caused to Igor. No pain, No gain!

Navigate through six different worlds as Igor travels around with the traveling show, starting with small venues like The Farm and ending at the fabled Mega Dome, where thousands will watch the human cannon ball take flight. With plenty of levels and entertainment for all, Circus Pain will have you pleasing the crowd in no time with your aerial skills. No trapeze required.

So, ready, aim, fire!!

Features:

  • 55 levels and 6 different worlds
  • Igor, the human cannon ball
  • Pain options (Tough, Fluffy & Little Girl)
  • Openfeint integration with leaderboards and achievements

Circus Pain is available in the App Store for $0.99 for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

 

About Ongoz Games

Ongoz is a game development studio based in Santiago, Chile. Founded in 2009, and formed by a group of multidisciplinary experts, our goal is to create entertaining and original products aimed mainly at the mobile market. We work hard to create games that everyone can enjoy. Online at Ongoz.com, Twitter & Facebook.

Renowned publisher Publications International, Ltd. launches “iCookbook,” the very first cookbook for the iPad that can run via Voice Command.

Lincolnwood, IL—Publications International is pleased to announce the release of “iCookbook,” its first digital cookbook for the iPad. Beautifully designed to be the premiere cooking application for everyday cooks, iCookbook is the first in its class to implement hands-free Voice Command, allowing its users to speak simple instructions, which allows for hands-free use of the iPad while they whip up one of the thousands of home-style recipes available on the app.

A companion as essential in the kitchen  as an oven or stove, iCookbook is laden with user-friendly features that streamline the entire cooking process. iCookbook starts out with more than 2,000 recipes. Each month, users can download more free recipes, as well as premium content that can be purchased in an in-app store. Many of these recipes are from brand-name favorites like Campbell’s®, Crock-Pot® slow cooker, and Hershey’s®—all of which can be easily searched by name, ingredient, type of food, and even occasion (such as “Halloween” or “Spring”). Seasoned cooks can even add their own recipes into iCookbook, ensuring they never lose Grandma’s Super Secret Triple-Choco Chip Cookie recipe.

As consumers select their favorite foods, they can add them to the “Meal Builder” section and even create a detailed shopping list to capture missing ingredients. They can also scale a given recipe to suit feeding a romantic dinner for two or group of friends. Because virtually all cooks make some changes to a recipe, cooks can add their own personal notes as well as check out handy ingredient substitutions.

Once the users actually get cooking, iCookbook acts as the perfect sous-chef. Using Voice Command, home cooks can keep their iPad’s surface clean by clearly saying simple commands such as “Next” (which skips to the next steps of a recipe), “Timer One” (which displays the first of the app’s three timers), and more.

“Our team of food experts worked very hard to create an app that is both inspirational and functional. Every recipe includes beautiful end dish photography and our unique Prepare and Voice Command functions make preparing the recipe more convenient and more fun,” said Jerry Croft, President of the Cooking Division for Publications International.

With iCookbook, everyday cooks can find and use tried-and-true recipes that they can prepare with confidence.

 

Pricing and Availability

iCookbook is $4.99 for the iPad and available worldwide exclusively from the iTunes App Store in the Lifestyle section.

The team behind the compelling documentary Waiting for “Superman” releases “Super School,” an iPad application that serves as the social gaming companion to the film and makes it easy for anyone to get involved in the movement to improve America’s public school system.

Beverly Hills, CA— Participant Media, Paramount Home Entertainment, Expanded Apps, and Libros Publishing Group, announce the release of “Super School,” an iPad application specifically created as an engagement tool for the Social Action Campaign for Waiting for “Superman.”

Jim Berk, CEO of Participant Media said, “With mobile technology becoming more relevant every day, we designed ‘Super School’ as an easy and straightforward way for parents, students, educators, and concerned citizens to join our Social Action Campaign for Waiting for ‘Superman’ and become part of the movement to improve the public education system in America.”

“Super School” takes users through five school periods in a virtual classroom, each of which informs them about the growing problems in the U.S. education system through short videos, articles, and even classic games like memory match and word search. “Super School” was created to have broad appeal for a diverse audience. While “Super School” enables older users to better understand the challenges facing America’s failing schools and facilitates their involvement with the movement, even children can learn critical concepts about education by playing the app’s fun minigames. As users consume content and learn about the issue, they earn points. When the player reaches 200 points, they can post a virtual school on their Facebook profile with a message that they care about education.

Other unique features in this app include the “Take Action” button, which connects to the many non-profit partners associated with the film that are working on the issue.  Actions include the ability to instantly send a preformatted letter (which can be edited or tailored, if so desired) to their state congressperson or senator, to directly help a classroom via Donorschoose.org, to download instructions to host a DVD house party or to purchase the DVD and companion book, “Waiting for “Superman”: How We Can Save America’s Failing Public Schools” from PublicAffairs Books.  With this app, it’s never been easier to make a difference in a child’s education.

 

Pricing and Availability

“Super School” is FREE for the iPad and available worldwide exclusively from the iTunes App Store in the Games section.

Called “an electrifying call to action” (Rolling Stone) and “one of the top 10 movies of 2010” (Time Magazine), Waiting for “Superman” depicts the moving and poignant struggles of real-life students and their families and the efforts of educators and reformers who are working to find viable solutions within a dysfunctional system.  The film debuted on Blu-ray and DVD on February 15th and each disc includes a $25 credit that can be donated to any classroom project listed on DonorsChoose.org.  In addition to the inspirational film, the Blu-ray and DVD feature four additional stories of real students and teachers, commentary by Davis Guggenheim and Lesley Chilcott, a conversation with Davis Guggenheim, the making of John Legend’s original song “Shine”, which recently won a Grammy for Best R&B song and was composed specifically for the film, a look at what’s changed in education since the movie was filmed and more.

Waiting for “Superman” is a Paramount Pictures release of a Participant Media presentation in association with Walden Media.  The film is written by Davis Guggenheim & Billy Kimball.

CarZen Debuts First Car Research and Shopping App for the iPad

 

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 15, 2011

CarZen today released the first car research and shopping application for the iPad. Sponsored by AutoNation, America’s largest auto retailer, the free CarZen iPad app is a superior way for consumers to make sound and well-informed car buying decisions while utilizing the highly visual, interactive and touch-based iPad interface.

Heightening its appeal – and unlike any other iPad app – CarZen has created several breakthroughs, including:

  • Simple & Powerful Search Experience: Search across any combination of brands, body styles and price ranges to zero into the exact cars you want to look at;
  • Highly Visual Experience: Gorgeous full screen gallery of every new car on the market with unprecedented 1024×768 resolution image along with seeing every car in any color;
  • Comprehensive Reviews: Save time searching for reviews – CarZen offers every new car review on the internet for every single car summarized and linked in the same place;
  • Easy-to-use Configuration Tool: Build and configure the exact car you’re looking for with the exact options you want; and
  • Parking Lot: Save cars in your Parking Lot so you can access them later; and
  • Get a Quote: Contact local dealers quickly and painlessly to get the best price on a new car.

“iPad owners deserve a better way to research and shop for cars than using web sites that really aren’t made for touch. We created the CarZen iPad app to be highly visual and highly interactive – we want people to touch the cars; to feel the cars, and to share the cars with their friends and family,” said Nick Gidwani, founder and CEO of CarZen. “The app puts the entire world of automotive at your fingertips.”

About CarZen:
CarZen is the most efficient and powerful car search app on the iPad. CarZen is focused on delivering a pain-free car research experiences that empowers consumers to make better car-related decisions. CarZen is auto enlightenment. For more information, visithttp://www.carzen.com, follow @CarZen on Twitter or Like CarZen on Facebook.

ChatTime, the iPhone app for smarter international calling, is giving new and existing users around the world the ability to make free phone calls to Japan.

 

California, USA – With the horrifying images coming out of Japan, many people are wondering about their friends and loved ones in Japan.  SmartRoam, developers of the popular iPhone app “ChatTime” is doing it’s part by giving new and existing customers, from 48 countries, free calls to Japan until the end of March.  In response to last week’s disaster, SmartRoam want to make it easy and painless for ChatTime users around the world to reach out to their friends and family in Japan.

This means that all ChatTime users can call mobile phones and landline numbers in Japan through the end of March with no charges and no fees.  ChatTime is also retroactively offering customers who have already made calls to Japan since March 11 a credit and waiving any costs associated with calling the country.  Anyone that is not currently using ChatTime can download the app for free from the Apple App Store and also take advantage of free calling to Japan.

The countries eligible to call Japan for free are: the United States, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and United Kingdom.

ChatTime is the only low-cost international calling service to offer a calling experience that is just as easy and reliable as regular iPhone calls at a fraction of the price.  Using ChatTime, iPhone users can make amazing sounding international calls – anytime, anywhere to any phone without relying on Wi-Fi.

The app is available for free download in the Apple App Store.

About SmartRoam Pte Ltd.

SmartRoam was founded in 2008 with offices in 5 countries, SmartRoam’s flagship product, ChatTime is the leading low-cost international calling service for the iPhone.   All SmartRoam customers benefit from solutions that are easy to use, deliver carrier grade call quality and up to 97% savings on international calling without requiring Wi-Fi or 3G data.

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