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After a soft-launch in limited markets, Zynga has announced the worldwide release of FarmVille 2: Country Escape on iOS and Android devices. The game is a brand new experience in the FarmVille franchise, which sees players starting a new farm near the coast as they craft and sell a variety of crops and resources.
While a new game, FarmVille 2: Country Escape does connect to the Facebook version of FarmVille 2, as players will be able to send valuable resources between both farms to make extra progress.
The folks at Cover are looking to change the way consumers pay for their meals at restaurants with their Cover iPhone app. The app is supported at over 80 restaurants throughout the New York City / Brooklyn area, and allows users to pay for their meals via information stored within the app, without waiting for a bill. Since launch last Summer, the mobile payment app has grown to process $100,000 each month.
EA Mobile has launched a whimsical Easter update in The Simpsons: Tapped Out, bringing a series of quests to players and challenging them to learn just how the Easter Bunny became associated with laying eggs. What’s more, the bunnies in Springfield aren’t the nicest creatures around, so players must grab a bunny stunner to make it through this event in one piece.
Restaurant reservations platform Table8 has officially launched on iOS and Android devices, giving users a hassle-free way to score tables at popular restaurants, without the need to reserve their spot days or weeks in advance. Now available in the San Francisco area, Table8 supports both restaurants and consumers with its fee-based service.
Temple Run 2 developer Imangi Studios has announced an Easter update for its popular mobile endless runner (our review), as well as new support for cloud syncing of save files and a “Save Me Wheel” for bonus prizes. The cloud support update is available now on iOS, and will come to Android and Windows next week.
Taipei, Taiwan based Esobi has released its news-reading app newsXpresso on Android devices, which looks to offer a “news snacking” experience to users. newsXpresso offers localized content for 20 global regions, from the US and Canada to Spain, Sweden and Russia. The platform is designed with a magazine-inspired interface, and provides news stories across a variety of categories.
Xtrem Snowboarding developer Yamago has announced the launch of its newest mobile title, Hilomi, on iOS and Android devices. The side-scrolling platformer stars Hilomi, a little girl with big dreams, who wishes to travel the world taking pictures of every animal she can find. In each level, players will need to solve puzzles to find animals, with the game offering five different worlds for exploration.
YP (formerly Yellow Pages) has unveiled a new update to its mybook feature on iOS and Android. Using mybook, consumers can organize their favorite local businesses into appropriate categories, with this update introducing the ability to create custom collections of businesses relating to special projects or trips.
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