Target Releases Product Recognition App In a Snap on iOS

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Leading retailer Target is testing its newest iOS app, In a Snap, which works to help users learn more information about, and gain access to purchasing Target-branded items displayed in advertisements in magazines or catalogs.

The app uses the camera on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices to recognize items, and then shows users additional information about the products. From there, the item(s) can be added to the user’s cart and purchased.

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FunPlus Releases Farming Game Barn Voyage on iOS

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Family Farm creator FunPlus has announced the launch of Barn Voyage on iOS devices. Like Family Farm, Barn Voyage is another farming simulation game, and allows users to “create the farm of their dreams” with a hefty crafting system, hundreds of quests to complete and more.

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GREE, Ubisoft and PlayNext Announce Assassin’s Creed Memories for iOS

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GREE, Ubisoft and PlayNext have announced Assassin’s Creed Memories, an upcoming iOS title that will blend “card battle, RPG and strategy elements.” In the game, existing fans and newcomers to the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be introduced to Abstergo Entertainment’s mobile Animus, as they travel throughout history recruiting famous allies for their team.

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Gameloft Launches Ninja Up on iOS

Gameloft has announced the launch of Ninja Up on iOS devices. The game has a simple premise: to guide a ninja ever-higher into the sky by drawing ropes for him to land on as he jumps. In each game of Ninja Up, players tap and drag their finger on the screen to create small ropes, with their proper location determined by the ninja’s current position in the air.

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Disney Interactive Releases Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon [Interview]

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Marvel and Disney Interactive have today announced the launch of Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon, the official mobile game for the film set to hit theaters on August 1. The game stars a variety of heroes and villains from the Guardians of the Galaxy universe, and sees gamers controlling multiple characters on screen at once, against waves of oncoming enemies.

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LetterHero: Create Words Before Their Letters Disappear on iOS

New mobile game developer Multiple Codes has announced the launch of its first game on iOS: LetterHero. The game offers single-player word creation play, as users are shown a moving row of letters, and must come up with as many words as possible before time runs out, by dragging letters to the top before they scroll by.

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Take Flight in Team Chaos’ Dragon Raiders on iOS

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Dragon Academy developer Team Chaos has announced the launch of its newest game on iOS: Dragon Raiders. The game’s title characters, the Dragon Raiders, are responsible for the safety of the people of Landslandia. An army of evil “Wobblins” is on the hunt for Dark Shards, which will be used to summon an even greater threat, so gamers will need to stop them before it happens.

The Dragon Raiders are a group of three characters, Melty, Pokey and Frosty. Players control these dragons in level-based gameplay, which sees users flying around obstacles while collecting experience points, runes and coins.

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Gamevil Passes 400 Million Downloads, Launches Kritika: Chaos Unleashed

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Mobile games company Gamevil has passed 400 million downloads on mobile devices, up from 300 million downloads last July. This new milestone comes alongside the release of the company’s newest game, Kritika: Chaos Unleashed. The game sees players choosing from characters like Berserkers or Cat Acrobats (with more types coming soon), before taking them into a world full of enemies to defeat.

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FitStar Announces FitStar Yoga for Video-based Yoga on iOS

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FitStar has announced the development of FitStar Yoga for iOS devices. The app will feature Strala Yoga founder Tara Stiles, and is being designed for all users, with all fitness and expertise levels. FitStar Yoga will offer customized video-based sessions led by Stiles, with the goal of helping users increase their flexibility, build strength and reduce their stress levels.

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Complete stunt courses in Urban Trial Freestyle on iOS

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After a release on PlayStation Network, Nintendo 3DS and PC last year, Tate Multimedia has launched its Urban Trial Freestyle on iPhone and iPad. The game is described as an “action-bike racer,” and sees gamers completing more than 40 levels by dodging obstacles and performing stunts.

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