Location bookmarking app Pin Drop has officially launched on iOS and Android in the US, allowing users to drop virtual pins on an interactive map to create a world view of locations they’d like to share with friends or simply remember for future browsing. Along with this US release, the app has been updated with new features, including a “complete privacy overhaul,” which gives users control over whether pins and tags are private or publicly shared.
Austin-based mobile developer Bearch has received $2.1 million in funding for Unseen, its anonymous photo-sharing app for college students on iOS and Android devices. As students are told to keep their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts “clean,” in case a potential employer were to view those profiles, the app aims to provide students with a safe haven for expressing themselves in a more authentic way.
Magpi, formerly DataDyne, has announced the launch of Magpi 2.0, its platform for creating form-based mobile apps and outgoing SMS and voice messages. While the data-collection company is widely used by global health and international development companies, this release sees the company turning its focus to commercial markets. Using Magpi 2.0, companies can not only save time via digital, rather than pen-and-paper data collection, but will also reduce their environmental impact by using less paper.
Bandai Namco Games has released Pac-Man Friends on Android and iOS devices, introducing a new action puzzle game to fans of the franchise. In Pac-Man Friends, players complete levels by guiding Pac-Man through 95 mazes, using one of two control schemes (tilt or touch). Along the way, players rescue eight of Pac-Man’s friends, each with their own skills.
DeNA has announced the launch of Pirate Bash on iOS and Android devices. Developed in partnership with Kung Fu Factory, the game offers a “full 3D adventure” set on the high seas, as players build a crew and take to battle against other pirates, including other real-world players.
Last July, DeNA launched Super Battle Tactics on iOS and Android devices. The tank battle game throws players into a television show on Tank TV, and asks them to annihilate their competition for the sake of ratings. During battle, each user’s team of tanks is represented by action bars and attack values. On each round, the tanks spin for a random number, and like a roll of the dice, this determines the amount of damage they’ll do to an enemy unit.
Email marketing company Benchmark Email has announced the launch of its app on Android devices, which allows users to send and track email newsletters on the go, and even create these emails via simple templates. This Android release joins the previously released iOS app, and offers free plans for up to 2,000 contacts, as well as the ability to create and send custom surveys.
EA Mobile has announced its newest content update in The Simpsons: Tapped Out on mobile. This game-changing update takes a stab at the many base-building combat games on mobile devices, and sees players building up their own troops before sending them into battle against their neighbors.
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