Caravan e Camper Granturismo and GS Guida Sosta Italia now on Magzter

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New York, New York – Mag Editori from Milano brings the ‘magazine of all happy motorhome owners in Europe’ to the world’s largest and fastest growing global digital, multi-platform newsstand and book store, Magzter. For the lovers of freedom comes Caravan e Camper Grantusimo; a magazine that has enjoyed great readership for 40 years. This monthly magazine is a mix of services and culture and of holidays by caravans and motorhomes. The publication also deals with accessories, detailed news about recreational vehicles, Italian and foreign destinations and suggestions to let your travel be amazing and amusing.

Issue July/August 2014. This issue features previews of new RV models: Carthago, CI, Hobby, Laika, Rimor, Roller Team; Turistic destinations for your summer holidays – Holland, Austria, Dolomiti, Tuscany and more with the magazines’ mix of services and culture, caravans and motorhomes, accessories, detailed news about recreational vehicles, Italian and foreign destinations and exciting suggestions make travel amazing and amusing.

In addition to this, Magzter also brings on board another biggie from Europe; GS Guida Sosta Italia. For 14 years, this guide has been the reference point for motorhome owners and caravanners who want to be directed towards stopovers that are safe and reliable. Known for its clear layout and easy to read reports, the magazine is packed with over 2,600 staging points, divided into areas such as: equipped campsites that are open all year, stopovers, camper service and normal parking spaces.

“Mag Editori from Milano have a great magazine in Caravan E Camper Granturismo for those who enjoy driving their way through scenic Europe. The magazine has all the information one needs; whether you are a seasoned camper or a budding enthusiast. The best vehicles, camps, events, special offers, spots to eat, food rest and just about everything you need to soak in the spirit of the local communities you visit are yours to read at just one click.” – said Girish Ramdas, CEO and Co-Founder, Magzter Inc.

“We are the app for anytime, anywhere reading and to have the camping magazine Caravan E Camper Granturismo on the Magzter newsstand is a perfect fit! Readers on Magzter are going to enjoy carrying this guide with them on their road trips; conveniently on their favorite smart devices. We at Magzter will continue to bring you enjoyable content, while you are on the move.” – said Vijay Radhakrishnan, President and Co-Founder, Magzter Inc.

Magzter Inc. counts among its publisher customers some marquee names including Hearst (USA), Conde Nast (USA), Newsweek (USA), AMI (USA), Dennis Publishing (UK), Haymarket (UK), Media24 (South Africa), Edipresse Asia (HK), India Today Group (India), WorldWide Media (India), Alpha Media (USA), Black Enterprise (USA), Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore), RBA (Spain), Grupo Expansion (MX), and has been rapidly expanding its publisher base with magazines from more than 40 countries including USA, UK, Germany, Spain, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, etc., making Magzter truly the #1 choice for magazine readers and publishers the world over.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 16.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Magzter – Magazine & Book Store 3.1.4 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. The app is also available on Google Play, and Windows 8, the web, Amazon App Store and Kindle Fire and is expanding to more platforms soon. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter. If you love ‘moving tourism’, then get your copy of Caravan e Camper Granturismo from Magzter today. The annual digital subscription is priced at $17.99 (USD) and GS Guida Sosta Italia is $4.99.

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Magzter Inc. is the world’s largest and fastest growing self-service, cross-platform digital magazine store and newsstand with over 19 million digital consumers, more than 3500 magazines, 1000s of books and comic titles from over 1000 publishers. Headquartered in New York, Magzter has its local offices in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Chennai and Singapore and will soon be expanding to other countires. Founded by global entrepreneurs, Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan in June 2011, Magzter enables magazine publishers around the world to create and deliver digital editions of their titles to global consumers. Powered by its proprietary OREY Click Publishing System(R), Magzter also enables their customers to publish interactive/audio-visual content in the magazine as it supports HTML 5. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Magzter Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Create beautiful art cards with Art Cards – Monet for iPhone and iPad

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Amsterdam, Netherlands – Mount ICT today is pleased to announce the release of Art Cards – Monet for iPhone and iPad. Art Cards – Monet will let you create and send real cards. If you like to send beautiful postcards, you’ll like Art Cards – Monet. The app makes creating unique, beautiful art cards really easy. 4 x 6 inch postcard that will be printed and shipped anywhere in the world, wherever you are. Choose as many contacts as you like, directly from your address list.

Art Cards by Claude Monet categories:
* Argenteuil
* Boats
* Cityscape
* Garden
* Giverny
* Waterlilies
* Masterpieces
* Other
* Series
* Umbrellas

What You Get:
* 4 x 6 inch postcard
* Printed on thick, glossy photo postcards at 300dpi resolution
* Personalized message (optional)
* Personalized with a profile photo of the sender (optional)
* Your favorite artwork as a postcard
* Delivered anywhere in the US for just $1.79 & $2.79 for addresses outside of the US (price includes postage!)
* Printed and shipped within 1 business day (Delivery time varies by country. Visit Sincerely online)

Available languages:
* English, Dutch, French, Spanish

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone and iPad
* iOS 7.0 or later
* 64.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Art Cards – Monet 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Post cards are delivered anywhere in the US for just $1.79 (USD) and $2.79 for addresses outside of the US (price includes postage).

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Mount ICT, based in the Amsterdam area, The Netherlands, was founded in 2012. It is an independent development company focused on iOS app development. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2012-2014 Mount ICT. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

NuOxygen today announces the launch of The Frumbers

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Bologna, Italy – NuOxygen, an internationally known video games publisher, today is proud to announce the release of The Frumbers 1.0.3 for iOS, its new runner game based on fruits and numbers. The logic behind the game is fun and simple; you are a fruit shaped number that has to increase its value by jumping pumpkins and gaining plus signs. The game itself is not only fun to to play but also great for Kids 0-9 and for casual game players.

“We think that game’s quality is always the best key for creating good and nice games that casual gamers are happy to play”
Francesco Mattioli, games marketing manager at NuOxygen

The Frumbers is an endless runner where you have to pass the obstacles to achieve the best result, which happens to be the hero itself. The score is gained by collecting pluses that are inserted into obstacles.

* All obstacles on the way are distance-dependent. So with the distance, new obstacles appear
* Four power-ups are great for gaining the highest score
* The setting is innovative and creative. The characters have a lot of charisma
* Colorful and cute graphics will be friendly to the eye
* The controls of the game are sensitive
* The player uses his best skills to squeeze through the gaps between pumpkins and jump over the pits
* Some of the obstacles have a puzzle component and require the player to think to pass them

The Frumbers is free with ads and completely playable but we have added a special Kids Pack that removes ads and gives you enough coins to play all levels in the game.

Key Features:
* More than 100 unique obstacles patterns.
* Different background scenarios.
* Bonus and Minus stages.
* Great graphics and animations.
* Four power-ups to choose from.
* Challenge you friends on Facebook
* Get Free Time Bonuses

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 3/4G 5, 5S, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* Universal Application
* 33 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Frumbers 1.0.3 is free world wide exclusively through App Store in the Games , Arcade and Family categories. The Frumbers offers in-app purchases.

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NuOxygen is an internationally focused publisher of video games. NuOxygen specializes in the publication of interactive entertainment software and graphic tools but provides also commercial and industrial Apps. An ambitious team with long-time experience in the game industry, an innovative corporate concept, and a strong network of global partners are NuOxygen’s great advantages. Copyright (C) 2014 NuOxygen. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S.

Tiny Timberman – No One Hits 48: Learns and Adjusts to Players’ Reaction

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Aktau, Kazakhstan – Indie developer, Playbox Studio is proud to announce the release of Tiny Timberman – No One Hits 48 (v1.0), their new game title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Tiny Timberman – No One Hits 48 is an unordinary mobile game that recognizes and adjusts according to the player’s behavior. The name of the game doesn’t come by chance but from the initial intention of developers to create a game where it’s absolutely impossible to reach at least 48 scores.

With a feel similar to “Timberman” and “Tiny Monk,” the concept of the game is simple: Walk the wood and cut the trees as they appear. This is where the first part of the game name comes from. At first, when you start playing the game and even cutting the first few trees, you might think that it will take you few more minutes to get a hand and reach higher scores. However, the game mechanics are set in the way that the closer you approach 48 scores, the more impossible it seems to reach them.

But why “No One Hits 48″? “This is the game detail where the devil is,” explained Roman Gurbanov, developer at Playbox Studio. “The secret is linked the ability of the game to learn and adjust according to the player’s attention, concentration and reaction. No one from our studio and our friends could reach as high as 37. If anyone ever hits 48, it means that either the person is genius or the game cracked. In any case we are ready to write each 48 scores owner in to the Hall of Fame, which is foreseen in the next releases of the game.”

And yes, we invite Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie to come around and try hitting 48 scores. Can’t wait to see the rage and frustration on his face.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 9.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Tiny Timberman – No One Hits 48 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Playbox Studio is a small indie studio from Kazakhstan that makes fun and engaging mobile games. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Playbox Studio. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

CourseNotes 5.0 for Mac Introduces Audio Recording, iCloud Syncing

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Cambridge, Massachusetts – Dear Panda LLC has announced a major update to CourseNotes 5.0 for Mac, the note-taking app popular in classrooms around the world with both students and educators alike. The latest version of CourseNotes introduces support for audio recording, support for iCloud Syncing with CourseNotes on iOS devices and other Macs, and a ton of other new features and improvements.

New audio recording support allows students to record lectures and classroom discussions at the same time as taking text notes. “Audio recording has been the number one request from our users, so we’re thrilled to be introducing support for this functionality – it really makes CourseNotes an indispensable classroom tool for students”, said CourseNotes developer Jonathan Klein.

Support for iCloud syncing means that students will always have access to their notes on all devices across both iOS and Mac. CourseNotes has long supported syncing between devices, but with iCloud syncing, the process is fully automatic and completely seamless. After enabling syncing over iCloud, users’ notes, audio recordings and images are synced automatically between all of their devices for both iOS and Mac.

In addition to audio recording and iCloud Syncing, CourseNotes 5.0 includes a variety of other new features including enhanced rich-text editing support and a full app redesign.

Dear Panda today also announced an update to CourseNotes for iOS. Version 5.0 of the iOS app adds the same audio recording and iCloud syncing features found in the Mac app. This not only allows for students on the Mac to take advantage of the same organizational tools found in the iOS version, but also provides seamless syncing of notes between all their devices.

As part of Dear Panda’s special offer to educators, a limited supply of promo codes are available to qualified educators to download CourseNotes for free. To inquire about the free promo codes, educators are being asked to send their name, school affiliation and how they plan to use CourseNotes in the classroom to Dear Panda.

Feature list
* Take notes, draw sketches and create TODO lists
* True rich-text editing with support for different fonts, styles and sizes
* Record audio alongside text notes and images
* Sync all content over iCloud with CourseNotes on Mac and other iOS devices
* Keep notes organized notes by subject and class meeting
* Take summaries with bullet-lists for better note organization
* Export notes online and via email for sharing, printing and backup
* Purchase study sheets and other educational content from the in-app Premium Content Store

System Requirements
* Requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later
* 8.0 MB

Pricing and Availability
CourseNotes 5.0.2 sells for $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store for Mac in the Productivity category. Volume discounts are available for educational institutions through Apple’s App Store Volume Purchase Program. Members of the media can get a free copy of CourseNotes for review or evaluation by contacting Dear Panda and requesting a promo code.

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Dear Panda LLC, makers of CourseNotes, is located in Cambridge, MA. With the needs of students in mind, Dear Panda aims to build tools that enable learning and collaboration using mobile and web technologies. Now on it’s fifth major release, CourseNotes is shifting from a simple note-taking app to a must-have classroom tool. For more information visit CourseNotes online. Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Dear Panda LLC.. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

CourseNotes 5.0 for iOS Introduces Audio Recording, iCloud Syncing

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Cambridge, Massachusetts – Dear Panda LLC has announced a major update to CourseNotes 5.0 for iPad, the note-taking app popular in classrooms around the world with both students and educators alike. The latest version of CourseNotes introduces support for audio recording, support for iCloud Syncing with CourseNotes on Mac and other iOS devices, and a ton of other new features and improvements.

New audio recording support allows students to record lectures and classroom discussions at the same time as taking text notes. “Audio recording has been the number one request from our users, so we’re thrilled to be introducing support for this functionality – it really makes CourseNotes an indispensable classroom tool for students”, said CourseNotes developer Jonathan Klein.

Support for iCloud syncing means that students will always have access to their notes on all devices across both iOS and Mac. CourseNotes has long supported syncing between devices, but with iCloud syncing, the process is fully automatic and completely seamless. After enabling syncing over iCloud, users’ notes, audio recordings and images are synced automatically between all of their devices for both iOS and Mac.

In addition to audio recording and iCloud Syncing, CourseNotes 5.0 includes a variety of other new features including enhanced rich-text editing support and a full app redesign.

Dear Panda today also announced an update to CourseNotes for Mac. Version 5.0 of the Mac app adds the same audio recording and iCloud syncing features found in the iOS app. This not only allows for students on the Mac to take advantage of the same organizational tools found in the iOS version, but also provides seamless syncing of notes between all their devices.

As part of Dear Panda’s special offer to educators, a limited supply of promo codes are available to qualified educators to download CourseNotes for free. To inquire about the free promo codes, educators are being asked to send their name, school affiliation and how they plan to use CourseNotes in the classroom to Dear Panda.

Feature list
* Take notes, draw sketches and create TODO lists
* True rich-text editing with support for different fonts, styles and sizes
* Record audio alongside text notes and images
* Sync all content over iCloud with CourseNotes on Mac and other iOS devices
* Keep notes organized notes by subject and class meeting
* Take summaries with bullet-lists for better note organization
* Export notes online and via email for sharing, printing and backup
* Purchase study sheets and other educational content from the in-app Premium Content Store

Device Requirements
* Compatible with iPad and iPhone
* Requires iPhone OS 7.0 or later
* 15.5 MB

Pricing and Availability
CourseNotes 5.0.1 sells for $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store for iOS in the Productivity category. Volume discounts are available for educational institutions through Apple’s App Store Volume Purchase Program. Members of the media can get a free copy of CourseNotes for review or evaluation by contacting Dear Panda and requesting a promo code.

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Dear Panda LLC, makers of CourseNotes, is located in Cambridge, MA. With the needs of students in mind, Dear Panda aims to build tools that enable learning and collaboration using mobile and web technologies. Now on it’s fifth major release, CourseNotes is shifting from a simple note-taking app to a must-have classroom tool. For more information visit CourseNotes online. Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Dear Panda LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

HearHere Radio Inc. raises $1.7 million in Convertible Notes

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Chicago, Illinois – HearHere Radio Inc., the company behind Rivet News Radio, announced today that it has raised to-date $1.7 million in Convertible Promissory Notes. The investors include The Associated Press, A.H. Belo Management Services, Whittier Ventures, Ringleader Ventures, individual backers including Chicago venture capitalist Steve Miller, employees, family and friends.

The company’s core product Rivet Radio provides a personalized listening experience to smartphone users. With a foundation in traditional radio news storytelling, Rivet’s in-house, veteran news team develops news content and creates original programming. In addition, Rivet’s audio offerings include stories from trusted media outlets such as the Associated Press, Chicago Public Media, and Crain’s Chicago Business.

“Our team is proud to be funded by this trusted group of investors.” CEO John MacLeod said. “Not only are we using these funds to bring smart audio news to more people, we’re working diligently to optimize proprietary technology that better understands listeners’ interests and delivers them exactly the news they care about.”

MacLeod leads his team with broad and deep business experiences spanning technology, media and entertainment. Previously he acted as an executive vice president at NAVTEQ, in addition to years at Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company. MacLeod holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Harvard University.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 6.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Rivet News Radio is currently at version 2.0.1 is free, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. For more information on HearHere Radio and Rivet Radio, visit them online.

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HearHere Radio Inc. is building a news radio experience for today’s mobile consumer. The company’s flagship app, Rivet News Radio, is designed to deliver personalized local, national and world news directly to smartphone users. The Rivet app is currently available for the iPhone. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 HearHere Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Wordlines – an innovative word game for iPad – in the App Store

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Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation – Vitaliy Chepkov, independent mobile app developer, has announced that Wordlines, a new word building game for iPad, is available in the AppStore. Fed up with boring word searches and Scrabble? Meet Wordlines, a fresh mix of classic Lines board arcade and word games. Unlike traditional word search and Scrabble-like games, Wordlines for iPad invites you to build the words yourself by moving letters across the game field. Various tasks and missions won’t leave you bored. Think of longer words, create clever combos, earn extra points and don’t let those letters to seize the game field.

Wordlines is as simple as everything of genius. Just align letters scattered on the board to make a new word and clear it from the game field. Sounds easy, but it can be tricky, with various mission tasks that challenge players to create longer words or combos or to respect tight move time limits. Be strategic; think several moves ahead. It’s like chess, only with letters on the board!

“Working on the game, we kept in mind our key goals to make it both captivating and useful,” said Vitaliy Chepkov, the creator of the Wordlines for iPad. “It is good to have something enjoyable to pass time while waiting in the queue or on your way home, but it is even better to combine fun with benefits. Hence Wordlines for iPad is a game with elements of vocabulary and spelling training.”

Key Features:
* Addictive gameplay. Who can resist the temptation to find out how far their intelligence and a tiny bit of luck may take them
* More than 30 levels to unlock. Various tasks and missions to spice things up
* Several free play modes. How long can you remain in the game before letters fill all free squares on the game field
* Challenging level goals to make a player to create longer words and combos and think faster to stay within allotted time limits
* Over 100,000 English nouns. Extensive and growing vocabulary
* Online dictionary reference. Check the words you are not familiar with and enlarge your active vocabulary
* Trophy Room to show off your achievements. Devoted players are awarded special prizes. Share them with your friends on Twitter and Facebook to boast how brainy you are
* Most comprehensive auto-save: you’ll continue the game just where you left off

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 60.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Wordlines HD 1.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the AppStore in the Games category. If you’re hesitant, try our lite version that is absolutely free.

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Saint Petersburg-based Vitaliy Chepkov is an independent developer with profound experience in the PC game industry. Wordlines is his first iPad app, targeted at a wide audience of English learners, native language professionals and those who are fond of word game puzzles. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Vitaliy Chepkov. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Salt & Pepper: A Physics Game’s Big Salty Update

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Richardson, Texas – Appdore, LLC today is proud to announce version 1.3.1 of the popular physics game known as Salt & Pepper: A Physics Game. Salt & Pepper: A Physics Game currently features 200+ levels between easy and hard mode with hard mode requiring planning and patience. Each level features a different puzzle layout and your goal is to create a path or mini paths for the salt and pepper to reach their bowls.

There are no set drawing paths in this game. As players progress in Salt & Pepper: A Physics Game, new obstacles will appear such as platforms blocking your path, windmills, portals and reverse gravity switches!

Appdore, LLC would like to thank to supporters, especially the local supporters. Salt & Pepper: A Physics Game was featured twice by Apple for Best New Game in May followed by a Best New Update in June. Our game was able to break into the Overall Top 150 of the Games section and we plan to continue bringing new updates to this great title.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 7.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Salt & Pepper: A Physics Game 1.3.1 is $0.99 USD and available in the App Store in the Games > Puzzle category.

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Appdore, LLC is an independent game development company run by Cartez Augustus and is operated out of Richardson, Texas. Cartez has been developing apps since 2012, including work on several iOS apps. Copyright (C) 2014 Appdore, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Partners in Rhyme Lite 1.4 for Mac OS – Four Games That Teach Rhyming

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Minneapolis, Minnesota – Preschool University today is pleased to announce the release of Partners in Rhyme 1.4 for Mac OS, their seventh educational app designed to help young children learn the important skill of rhyming. This app utilizes proven Accelerated Learning Techniques and Montessori principles. Partners in Rhyme helps build strong phonemic awareness skills and helps develop foundational reading skills through entertaining and interactive games. The app’s four different learning games all help develop rhyming skills in different ways. Children are hearing the sounds of words and matching rhyming pictures, or discerning whether or not certain word and picture pairings rhyme.

Preschool University apps have been among the most popular, free reading skill apps on the Mac App Store. They have even made it to the top ten list. According to Preschool University President, Richard Colombini, “Rhyming is a great way to begin phonemic awareness with young children. Rhyming games help children develop phonemic awareness by allowing them to focus on the sounds most easily discernible in words: the final sounds.”

Partners in Rhyme operates in portrait orientation. From the Home Page, users can select one of the four games.

The first mode of play is ‘Line Matching:’
A secondary menu is brought up after leaving the main menu page. On this new page, users determine if they would like to do ‘Line Matching’ with either 6, 8, 10 or 12 objects. After deciding this and choosing one of the four options, the app user will then be brought to a page with a column of pictures on the left and a column of pictures on the right. Each picture will say its name when touched. The object is to connect a picture on the left with its rhyming counterpart on the right by connecting the two pictures with colored yarn. A success is revealed by the pictures staying connected with the colored yarn. An incorrect guess will have the yarn disappear. Play continues until all of the pictures are connected. Then a new screen will appear just like before with pictures on the right and left to match. After successfully clearing five screens, stars will flash across the screen and gameplay is done, and the user can return to the home menu.

‘Matching’ is the second mode of game play:
After touching the ‘Matching’ icon on the main page, the app user is brought to a menu where they can choose to match 6, 8, 10 or 12 objects. After choosing one of the four options, the app user will hear the app voice say, “Find the matches.” The app user is brought to a screen where they see some photos and watch as they disappear into pink cards with stars on them. If one of the game cards is touched, it will sound off a word as the picture is revealed. The app user must then select another card. If the two cards have words that rhyme, the cards will vanish. If the two cards do not rhyme, the photos will spin back to the pink cards. Gameplay continues until all of the matches are found, whereupon, stars dance and twirl on the screen. The user can return to the home menu by tapping the home icon.

‘Do They Rhyme’ gives children a fun way to listen and discern if two words rhyme:
From the main menu the user taps on the ‘Do They Rhyme’ icon. The app voice announces, “Do they rhyme?” The user is brought to a page with a “yes” hand and a “no” hand at the bottom of the page. There are two blank boxes next to each other. First one picture and then another fill the space. The app announces “hat” as the first picture appears, and “cat” as the second picture appears. The app user is then to tap on the correct hand below since these two words do indeed rhyme. If the user taps the yes hand, it will spin around as a bell sounds off, and two more words will appear. If the user chooses the no hand for the hat/cat combo, then there would be an error message, and the no hand would grey out. The user would need to tap the yes hand to finish this screen, and go onto the next screen. There is a counter in the lower left of the screen that keeps track of how many items have been completed. Gameplay can continue until the user is done. The counter easily tracks over 100 rounds. When the user is done with this game, they can tap on the home icon to return to the main menu.

‘Which Set Rhymes’ is the fourth game on Partners in Rhyme:
After touching this icon on the menu page, the user is brought to a page with two pictures side by side on top of the page, and two pictures side by side on the bottom of the page. Pictures appear in the boxes as their words are sounded out by the adult female voice of the app. In the top two boxes appear a frog and then a dog. In the bottom two boxes a frog appears and then a photo of a boy yelling. The app says, “frog, dog. Frog, yell.” A token appears in the middle of the screen. The app user is to move the token to the correct rhyming pair, in this case the frog and the dog. Placing the token anywhere on the game tile, where the two side by side pictures reside, will be seen as a success. The token will twirl as a bell sounds off and new pictures appear. If the user guesses incorrectly, the token will grey out, and bounce back to the center so that it can be placed correctly. The user must place it on the correct pair for gameplay to continue.

Feature Highlights:
* Four learning games provide practice in hearing and listening for rhyming words
* All pictures will say their word when touched
* Different levels of difficulty can be chosen
* Learn to match rhyming words
* Learn to discern if two words match
* Help build vocabulary with new words

Created by a team of educators and experts in early childhood development and education, and tested with preschool children to ensure maximum fun and learning potential, PARTNERS IN RHYME features the outstanding user interface found in all Preschool University apps. The educational games offer entertainment and incentive, and employ the most effective teaching methods.

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.7 or later
* Size: 52.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Partners in Rhyme 1.4 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Education category.

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Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Preschool University’s mission is to create and promote excellent reading materials and high quality learning tools for children. Established in 2010, Preschool University is an accumulation of over 22 years of experience and success in child reading development. It began as a promise by Montessori preschool owner and lead teacher, Richard Colombini, to prospective parents. The promise: “All Kindergartners Are Guaranteed To Read.” The company currently offers more than 22 free educational apps in the App Store. Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Preschool University All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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