Kii launches KiiReferral, helps developers promote apps through social media

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Mobile backend provider Kii has announced the beta release of its newest technology, KiiReferral. The SDK allows developers to increase downloads by making their apps more viral among social media users on Twitter, Facebook and more. By implementing the KiiReferral platform, developers give users the option of sharing their favorite apps with their friends on social media, and can reward the users for doing so.

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Hook’d: Record short musical performances and share them with friends on iOS

Music technology company MuseAmi has announced the launch of Hook’d on iPhone and iPod Touch devices. The “video music messaging” app allows users to record short videos of them performing either today’s popular music or the classics from the past, and then share them with friends or the general public. The app utilizes master recordings of songs, and offers “cutting-edge audio effects” to make any user sound their best.

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Perform flips, grabs and grinds in TransWorld Endless Skater

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SuperVillain Studios and TransWorld SKATEboarding have today announced the launch of TransWorld Endless Skater on mobile devices. The game is a side-scrolling skateboarding experience that offers limitless gameplay, with a twist. Instead of skating until players run into obstacles, the game only allows them to continue playing if they’ve performed enough tricks to earn more time.

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Dungeon Hearts Blitz launches on iOS, Google Play

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Independent developer Tangent, in association with Devolver Digital, has announced the launch of Dungeon Hearts Blitz on iOS and Android. Originally available in Korea, the game is inspired by Cube Root’s original puzzle game Dungeon Hearts, and offers additional gameplay styles for mobile users.

In Dungeon Hearts Blitz, users complete 150 unique dungeons that combine battle elements with match-three gameplay, in a style similar to that of Puzzle & Dragons, among other mobile games. The game offers “two-tap controls,” as gamers tap once to select a symbol, and tap again to swap it with another symbol on the board.

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SocialCafe: Record up to five minutes of audio for your pictures on iOS

New iOS app SocialCafe allows users to record audio on their device and connect it to an image from their camera roll, before sharing it with friends or storing it in the cloud. While not the first app to offer audio commentary on top of images, SocialCafe supports up to five minutes of audio with each image to really get the point of the moment across.

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Trusper tip-sharing social network updated with “Music, Movies, Books” tips [Interview]

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Tip-sharing social network Trusper has begun experimenting with paid, brand-related tips on its service, as users are now able to purchase content within the app. The platform’s new “Music, Movies, Books” category allows users to share tips about their favorite songs or bands, movies and more, complete with links to sample or download these items on iTunes, Amazon or YouTube, without leaving the app.

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ScanLife updated with personalized deals and shopping recommendations

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Mobile engagement solutions company Scanbuy has today announced a major update to its ScanLife app on Android and iOS. The original app allows users to scan QR codes, barcodes and UPC codes on products to receive price details and other information. With this update, users will now receive personalized discounts, deals and other promotions based on that scanning activity.

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Upsight launches Upsight GeoTrigger for real-world mobile marketing campaigns

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Mobile analytics and marketing company Upsight (formerly Kontagent-PlayHaven) has announced the beta launch of its Upsight GeoTrigger solution for mobile marketers. Upsight GeoTrigger works to help marketers discover where users are in the real world while completing specific actions, and then engage with them via relevant campaigns.

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Knowledge Poker: Bet on your trivia skills on iOS

Knowledge Poker offers a new mobile trivia experience on iOS, as users are given a category and the ability to place a virtual bet on their knowledge of each question. When presented with a category, users are shown the overall genre and a sub genre, like Arts – Music, or Science – Biology.

Not entirely unlike a game of Jeopardy, players are required to bet some of their points before ever seeing the question, based solely on the category. This number must be equal to or greater than 10 percent of their total points.

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Travl: Plan your trip and share it with friends on iOS

There are plenty of travel-related apps on iOS, but Appsley’s Travl looks to make the experience of planning a trip more social, while also offering tools one might typically need while in another country or city.

Travl offers a rundown of information about a selection of countries, including how to access emergency services, and details on expected tipping behaviors at restaurants or in cabs (among others). The app offers details on famous landmarks within each country, as well as the local cuisine.

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