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Attention Developers - In App Contests & Sweepstakes Finally Allowed - The KaChing Button First App to have In App Contest

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Folks, just received this from Social Media guru, fellow app developer and Digital Future CEO Joel Comm that Apple has now made it possible for developers to include in app contests and sweepstakes.

Comm remarked "Up until now, Apple has not allowed contests and sweepstakes in apps.  However, they have made a change that the majority of devs don’t know about.  And it is going to have an explosive affect on the app store. Contests and sweepstakes are now allowed. That means we will soon seen an entirely new genre of apps... And there will be MANY of them.  Mark my words. However, no one has really broken this story yet.  And we’ve got the app that ties in with it... It’s the first of it’s kind." 



In Case of an Emergency, Please use ICE

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 As an emergency medicine physician, I know how much seconds count. It is extremely important to have the correct information when the patient can not give us key information. The idea behind In Case of Emergency is that it allows 1st responders a way to quickly access important information. Currently, the app store has several iphone apps that do this same function. The app called SMART ICE by EMS options LLC is a very good app. It contains all the information that one would need in the emergency setting and more. The app runs smooth and has several key features that I think are excellent. The top are:

1-) being able to prerecord information for the EMS

2-) Wall paper setting with information for EMS

3-) Quick EMS call from app



Control an army of slugs...? You can do that!

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 Slug Wars from Republic of Fun is a goofy strategy/tower defense game that is addictive and fun. [Click here if you got here from newsletter, and looking for Cat in the Hat]. The premise is pretty simple: Spawn slug forces to take the opposing side of the battlefield, while stopping the enemy from doing the same. There are 3 slug battle lanes, and various slug fighter types (infantry slug, tank slug, kamikaze, etc.). Each has it’s own special fighting ability, and an utterly mindless need to advance and tear opposing slugs to ribbons.



At Macworld: Yapper- Create Your Own Apps

Today I got to speak with Chirantan (Chintu) Parikh, CEO ( or Yapper Chief as he calls himself) of SachManya LLC. His company has developed a way that allows you to create your own mobile apps for your company or website.  Simply by going to their site, you follow 4 steps, fill in your information, and your app is done. 



At Macworld: AutoPark App- No More Tickets

If you've run up hundreds of dollars of parking tickets, you need this app.  The app sets up an alarm to warn you when your time is almost up at your parking meter. That alone could save you some big bucks, but the app does so much more. You can find where you parked your car using GPS markers. If you're in a parking garage, you can input your level and section.



At Macworld: FastTrac App for Your trip to Disneyland

If you're looking for a way to make the most efficient use of your time at Disneyland, this is your app.  The app contains comprehensive information about every ride there.



At Macworld: INRIX Traffic Cuts Down on Downtime

INRIX TRAFFIC! was given the Macworld 2010 Best of Show award.  This isn't your normal navigation app.  It's used to predict your travel time on your normal routes based on real-time and historic data. It lets you know when to leave to reach your destination at your desired time.



At Macworld: SkyGazer iPhone App

I got a chance to look at and talk to the developer of the StarGazer and StarVoyager iPhone apps at Macworld today.  These are amazing apps for those who are interested in the nighttime sky.  The company took the essentials of their desktop astronomy applications and adapted them for the iPhone. 



AppDope: News, Reviews and lots of Free Stuff

Want to keep up to date on what's coming soon to your iDevice?  Would you like to hear from the players about what's good and what you should avoid from what already exists in the App Store?  Best of all, how would you like the chance every Friday to win a free game?  Head on over to www.AppDope.com for all this and more...



The Red Carpet — app for following the Oscars, and a chance to win $1 million

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The Red Carpet ($2.99) is the app you need if you're interested in the upcoming Academy Awards. It offers up-to-the-minute awards news, film synopses, Netflix link, and film previews. PLUS, it offers you the opportunity to select your Oscar favorites, and if you correctly pick all 24 televised Oscar winners, you can win $1 million. According to the developer, this is the first ever contest of this type to be approved for Apple's App Store.



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