AppTones - The Sound of Messages - Offers New App Free for Limited Time

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[] Madrid, Spain - To allow users to hear "The Sound of Messages", AppTones introduces today the first and only social networking app for iPhone to send and receive iMedia Messages: free messages that combine custom or pre-written text with surprising sounds and colorful icons. For a limited time, the app is being offered as a free download from the App Store (the regular price is $1.99). The app is an innovative substitute for traditional text messaging or SMS, and unlike those services, sending messages with AppTones is free.

"AppTones lets you connect and share with friends in a whole new way," said AppTones Partner Wolfgang Haselwander. "Using iMedia Messages, you can send free text messages that for the first time include sounds and icons."

AppTones improves on existing social networking apps by letting users choose from helpful pre-written text messages and surprise their friends with unexpected sounds and playful icons in their messages so users can experience "the Sound of Messages". Users can also write their own custom messages and send to any other users with the AppTones app.

AppTones features a smart alert sending system that allows users to customize the alert tone to the specific message they are sending. Over 50 sounds and tones are available in the app, including applause, explosions, kisses, bells, and more. Each sound is matched with a colorful icon such as a birthday cake, heart, or thumbs up.

"Surprise your friends with original and hilarious sounds that you choose", Wolfgang Haselwander said. "With AppTones, you can say 'I love you', 'happy birthday', 'good luck', and much more in a unique and unexpected way that is sure to grab someone's attention."

To help users save time and avoid typing a long text message with the on-screen keyboard, AppTones created a new Message Composition System that challenges the conventional way of typing text messages. Instead of typing, users can scroll to quickly find the right message. They can also choose a favorite sound and icon before sending to a friend.

AppTones comes with a free iMedia Message Pack of convenient pre-written messages. Its built-in phrase ranking logic will automatically put the user's favorite messages on the top of the list so they can be found quickly. More iMedia Message Packs will be available soon, designed to let users send the perfect message with just a touch of the screen.

Features of the AppTones social networking app include:
* Free iMedia Messages - Users can send pre-recorded phrases, tones, and icons in their text message
* Record personal iMedia Messages - Users can write custom messages and personalize with tones and icons
* Immediate contacts - AppTones automatically lets users know which of their contacts also has AppTones so they can exchange messages
* iMedia notifications - Push notifications will allow users to receive messages even if AppTones is not running
* Invite friends - AppTones lets users ask friends to join in by downloading the app

Device requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 3.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
AppTones 1.0 (which regularly sells for $1.99) is currently available for free for a limited time worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.

Based in Madrid, Spain, AppTones S.L. recently introduced its social networking app for iPad and iPhone that allows users to send free text messages that combine custom or pre-written text with surprising sounds and colorful icons. Copyright (C) 2011 AppTones. 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.


Kathryn Heltsley
PR Lead

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