Doctor Who iPhone app WhoNews donates all profits to charity for a week

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[] Kent, United Kingdom - Paul Gee has announced that from Monday November 21 to Monday November 28 all profits from the Doctor Who iPhone news app WhoNews with be donated to two charities Cure Leukaemia and Little Hearts Matter. WhoNews is an iPhone/iPad app which collates the latest news on Doctor Who, Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures from over 120 of the top Doctor Who websites, blogs and podcasters every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.

Paul Gee said, "Following last year's successful fund raising for charity, I've decided to run the event again and supporting two UK based charities. I received incredible support from all round the world and the Who community, so decided this would be an annual event.

I am donating 100% of the profits from the sale of WhoNews for a week from the 21st to 28th November, which marks the 48th anniversary of Doctor Who. The profits will be donated and split between Cure Leukaemia and Little Hearts Matter."

Cure Leukaemia supports the work of the Haematology Centre at the University Hospital Birmingham and also those hospitals working with the centre through joint research - being Birmingham Women's Hospital, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Stoke on Trent, Dudley, Worcester, Stafford, Heartlands and Sandwell.

Working together the hospitals aspire to:
* Fund extra research nurse posts to drive forward research
* Provide facilities for world-class research
* Develop new clinical treatments for leukaemia patients
* Fund the provision of new drugs and treatments, which may not be routinely available
* Support patients with blood cancers throughout the Midlands

Little Hearts Matter is the national charity for children born with a single ventricle heart condition, more commonly called half a heart. Twenty years ago most of these children would have died within days or even hours of being born. Thankfully, today there is life-saving surgery available for many of these children, however not all survive the complex operations required. This open heart surgery starts when the child is just a few days old and they continue to need surgery at intervals throughout their childhood.

Those that do survive will never have a fully working heart so need to learn to live within the physical restrictions and are likely to need a heart transplant in early adulthood. 'Around 30% of the children who are born with this condition are unlikely to make it to the age 5, and the oldest person with the severest of these conditions is 20, even for the children who do survive the condition is not curable and they will need to learn to live with the disability this life limiting condition creates.

Little Hearts Matter provides support from initial diagnosis right the way through the hazardous and frightening journey the child and family need to take. They also offer bereavement support to parents, when they sadly lose a child.

The charity also provides family days where children and families can get together. This allows the children to be the normal for a day rather than the isolated children they can sometimes become at school due the physical and mental restrictions their condition creates.

Just by purchasing WhoNews from the App Store either via iTunes or on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, users will make a donation of 1.21 in the UK, $2.10 in the US and $1.90 in Australia. WhoNews is available from all iTunes App Stores across the world, so everybody can make a donation and keep in touch with the latest news on Doctor Who in return.

WhoNews keeps the fans up to speed with latest news on the Doctor's adventures in time and space. With WhoNews the user is guaranteed to know the latest news and gossip on the world's oldest science fiction TV series.

Features for version 2.02:
* One universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch buy once and use on all your devices
* Full iPad mode - WhoNews takes advantage of the full screen of the iPad for an enhanced browsing experience
* Most recent news view - time ordered news from over 120 websites including news, blogs, podcasts and special content
* Push notifications of the latest news
* Off-line browsing - read the latest news at your leisure
* Super fast search of all news articles by using a keyword or phrase
* News is downloaded in bulk from over 120 sites. A resilient server compiles the latest news every 15 minutes ready to be downloaded by WhoNews
* Bookmark your favourite news for rapid access
* Email and post articles or DVDs, Games, Books, CDs on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Delicious, Tumbler, Pinboard, Read It Later
* Merchandise Search, the cheapest Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures DVD/Blu ray prices in the UK & US from all your favourite internet stores
* Search for Doctor Who/Torchwood/SJA Games, Books and CDs using the built-in price comparison engine. Order by release date, search on actor
* Over 30 UK retailers compared including Amazon, Tesco, Zavvi, The Hut, SendIt, LoveFilm, Asda, Woolworths, HMV, Play, BBC Shop, DVD Source, MovieMail, Game, Waterstones, Book Depository, Game Station, Foyles plus many more
* US price comparison from Amazon US, Betam Online, Deep Discount, DVD Magnet, CD Universe, Music Import, DVD Empire and Yes Asia
* Use the in-built browser to visit a news site or buy a DVD, Games, CDs and Books direct

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later
* 1.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
WhoNews 2.02 is only $2.99 (USD) or 1.99(GBP) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News categories. For more information visit their website, or follow on twitter @Who_News.

Located in Cowden, Kent, Paul Gee has over 20 years experience developing software for a range of mobile platforms and is a full-time software engineer. After winning the HotUKDeals 2009 iPhone programming competition he embarked on combining his love of Doctor Who with his talent for software development. Before turning his skills on developing applications for the iPhone and iPod touch he spent over 12 years working for a top research and development defence company, designing and build cutting edge wearable computing solutions for the armed forces. Copyright (C) 2011 Paul Gee. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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