Mobile social gaming company Storm8 has today announced the launch of Fantasy Forest Story on iOS devices. Developed by TeamLava, the animal collection and breeding game is described as a mix of zoology and mythology, as users collect real animals, but with a twist.
A Pyro Pony, for instance, is a fire-type pony, while a Pandaffodil mixes nature with a panda bear. Each animal has a different elemental affiliation, and players are challenged with collecting them all through breeding or purchasing them from the store.
Bandai Namco Games has announced the development of two new mobile titles in the iconic Pac-Man franchise: Pac-Man Friends and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (CEDX). Both games will hit mobile before the end of the year, and fans of the series will recognize Pac-Man CEDX from its previous release on other platforms.
App marketing costs have reached an all-time high, according to user acquisition and marketing company Fiksu. Results from its newest indexes show the cost per loyal user hitting more than $2 in June 2014, at $2.23. That’s an increase of 25 percent since May, and a 49 percent increase year-over-year. Fiksu defines a loyal user as one who opens an app at least three times.
Mobile game company Gamevil has announced the launch of Ocean Tales on iOS and Android devices. The title mixes elements from city-building games as well as simulation and adventure games, as users are challenged with returning a port town to its former glory, while becoming a master of the high seas.
Augmented reality sounds altogether futuristic, but it’s actually a fairly common visualization technique that’s even employed by the United States Postal Service. Would you use it to buy art? This app from Pixels.com lets you do just that: use augmented reality imagery in order to preview art purchases before making an economic investment. (more…)
Do you dream of easily controlling your lockscreen notifications for your Android phone? If not, you should probably still give Notific a try. It’s a lockscreen app that allows you to access and interact with your notifications without unlocking your phone. (more…)
Appboy, which specializes in marketing automation for apps, has announced its new Multivariate Testing service, which allows app marketers to test six variants of messages to measure the impact on a variety of metrics, including conversion rates, click-through rates and revenue generated from campaigns. Marketers can change the images and colors of messages, as well as the text in headlines and the body.
Cross-platform language learning solution Lingua.ly has announced the launch of its app on iOS, joining an existing Android application and WebApp. The platform allows users to type or paste words from 18 languages to receive a translation into the language of their choice, and offers learning exercises so users retain the information they’ve translated.
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