February 4, 2011 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Pfaeffikon, Switzerland - Power App GmbH today is pleased to introduce WishesTree 1.0 for iOS, their app that offers fortune-telling, ancient wisdom, and timeless inspiration. A tradition in many cultures worldwide, this virtual wish tree is a giant, snow-covered Maple. When the iOS device is shaken one of the red-ribboned parchment scrolls, which are tied to the branches, floats to the ground, opens, and reveals its message. Sure to capture the imagination of all who try it, WishesTree is a reminder of the power of destiny, wishes, and dreams.
For millennia, cultures have recognized the special religious and spiritual power of particular trees, and customs have arisen around making wishes and offerings to them. Most recently, wish trees have become popularized at wedding ceremonies and other events. In 2010, Yoko Ono's Wish Tree became a part of the permanent sculpture garden at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
WishesTree features an idyllic winter scene of a giant, snow-covered Maple tree standing alone in a field with a small house behind it. Everything is shades of black and white, except for the brightly colored scarlet ribbons tied to the tree's many branches. Each holds small bells and a parchment scroll, and a graceful animation of the package floating downward, and the opening of the parchment fullscreen occurs each time the tree is shaken.
Some messages are divinations, "A thrilling time is in your immediate future." Some are nuggets of wisdom, "The man who has made up his mind to win will never say 'impossible.'" Still others are epigrams, "A woman who seeks to be the equal of men lacks ambition." There are hundreds of messages included in the app, each with a special meaning for the person who receives it.
* Shake the beautiful WishesTree to receive a personalized message or wish
* Includes hundreds of messages lettered on parchment scrolls
* Artfully animated as the parchment scroll floats down tied in a ribbon and bells
* Discover what is in the future
"WishesTree is an app that everyone who sees it wants to try," stated Power App's Christian Schaffner. "No one can resist an opportunity to have a glimpse into their future or receive needed advice."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 4 tested)
* 3.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
WishesTree 1.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Pfaffikon, Switzerland, Power App GmbH is a small, independent company founded in 2010 by Christian Schaffner. Leveraging his longtime experience as an electronics engineer, Christian's main focus is developing powerful, versatile applications for Mac OS X and Apple iOS. Copyright (C) 2011 Power App GmbH. 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.