Feb 21, 2014 - Toronto based MTA, Inc. today releases Tact for iOS, the utility that lets users call, e-mail, message, an open their contacts directly from the Home Screen of a regular, non-jailbroken iPhone. Powerful and easy to use, Tact supports customized icons, giving each contact and action its own colour, shape, and image while on the Home Screen. Tact even allows users to pick from a range of shapes like hearts, stars and circles for a unique look.
Jul 18, 2012 - Blue Parabola has launched Beeblex, a completely free service that allows iOS developers to securely verify in-app purchases against Apple's server directly from their apps. Beeblex provides developers with a small library that can be integrated within their apps and used to validate IAP receipts to determine their validity. The algorithm used to perform the validation uses asymmetric encryption to protect all data, and is designed to deter man-in-the-middle attacks and certificate spoofing.
Jun 20, 2012 - Plume 1.0 for iOS aggregates Web pages shared by friends on a Twitter timeline, eliminating all the chatter and building a permanent feed that always provides highly relevant information curated by the people users follow. Plume can import and work with a user's existing Twitter lists, allows them to create their own in-app lists, and features offline reading, the ability to hide social check-ins, and more. Plume keeps a permanent record of the URLs it aggregates, allowing users to view later.
Jun 14, 2012 - Toronto based Blue Parabola, LLC today introduces Tymer 1.0 for iOS, its new app utility that makes keeping track of time easy and convenient. Featuring a simple and beautiful interface, Tymer can run nine countdown timers and two chronographs at the same time, keeping them within quick reach every time you need them. Each timer comes with its own customizable label, which makes it easy to remember and reuse timers any time you need them.
May 22, 2012 - Lex Friedman and Marco Tabini have launched Let's Sing, their new music game for iPhone that combines the fun of karaoke or singing in the shower with Name That Tune. Players sing a song for their friends and family - only they can't use the words. Instead they whistle, hum, or la-la-la their way through the tune they choose for up to 30 seconds, and then send their recording on to their friends. If the latter can guess the song, both players earn coins.
Aug 31, 2011 - MTA announced today the release of Tunesque, a completely free OS X Lion app that greatly simplifies searching the iTunes store for music, movies, apps, and audiobooks without having to launch either the iTunes or App Store apps. Tunesque runs in the background, ready to be called into action. Its Spotlight-inspired interface makes searching the iTunes Store a breeze, and automatically displays results that include music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, e-books, as well as iOS and OS X apps.
Mar 10, 2011 - AFK Studio has announced the release of a major update to its popular iOS app for reading, organizing and sharing a collection of over 400 comic strips, "The Funnies." The Funnies 1.5 brings over 400 comic strips to iOS, with a delightful interface built specifically to fit the form factor and user experience of each of Apple's devices. With it comes the new "Smart View" technology, which automatically customizes and enhances the viewing experience of each individual comic strip.
Dec 27, 2010 - Toronto based AFK Studio today announces The Funnies 1.0 for the iPad. Read and share over 390 of the most popular comic strips and editorial cartoons on the web. "The Funnies" features a warm, organic touch-based interface designed to make the user feel like they are interacting directly with the comics. A search-based interface can be used to create a virtual billboard with all the user's favourite comics, which can be viewed individually through a scrollable interface.