Snow Globe Maker iPhone Apps Outsmart TSA Ban with Virtual Snow Globes

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[] Reston, Virginia - New Snow Globe Maker version 1.4 app updates from iPhone app developer SnowGlobeMaker restore travel memories in the face of TSA's ban on souvenir snow globes. With the Snow Globe Maker Beach, Winter, and Spring iPhone apps, all available now from the iTunes app store, travelers can create and share souvenir snow globes featuring their travel photos.

"Souvenir snow globes are among the most beloved of holiday memorabilia," said SnowGlobeMaker creator Julie McCool. "Like most travelers, we return from trips with a camera full of photos. With the new photo integration in our Snow Globe Maker apps, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users can put travel photos to use as they create and share virtual, souvenir snow globes that won't run afoul of the TSA ban."

The Snow Globe Maker iPhone apps include:
* Support for the photo album and the iPhone camera to display photos in two styles
* A library of professional art for personalizing the snow globe inserts, background, and base
* An editable label, three snow styles, two zoom levels, and a custom theme song
* Integrated email, Facebook, and save photo menus

There are Snow Globe Maker apps for three different climates, so travelers can choose the one that best matches their destination or preference. Snow Globe Maker Beach provides the perfect souvenir setting for beach holidays, Caribbean cruises, and desert crossings. Travelers can choose Snow Globe Maker Spring to highlight trips to Ireland, New Zealand, and other grassy destinations. Snow Globe Maker Winter rounds out the options for those visiting snowy climates.

"I've travelled the world, but with this tough economy I've had to cut back on souvenir buying," says Dr. Phineas Snarkenstein, made-up traveling know-it-all. "Frankly, my family was a little miffed at receiving the same old trinkets from my latest trip. The Snow Globe Maker apps save me money while giving me the freedom to create a unique snow globe for every stop on my trip and every member of my family."

Snow Globe Maker app creations are easier to share than traditional globes; they can be sent in email, posted to Facebook, or saved in the iPhone photo album. Kids can take charge of souvenir creation on family trips, providing an amusing and creative activity during those inevitable waits. Crafty collectors can print saved snow globes and add them to scrapbooks, holiday cards, and travel displays. The Snow Globe Maker iPhone apps make souvenir collecting fun again.

SnowGlobeMaker is created by Hawk Ridge Consulting, which develops family-friendly iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps that encourage creativity and fun, and offers custom iPhone app development services. Their first iPhone app, Snow Globe Maker Winter, was featured in Apple stores during the 2009 holiday season. Custom iPhone app services include execution of every product phase from planning and design, to development and testing, to launch and marketing. Company founder, Julie McCool, applies a consumer-centric approach and practical management to the iPhone app market, drawing on her 20 year career leading products at major software companies including AOL, Symantec, and Lotus. Copyright (C) 2009-2010 Hawk Ridge Consulting. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.