Guild of Dungeoneering has been announced for iOS on July 21st. The mobile version of the game was first previewed at PAX South in March. The game is a turn-based dungeon crawler where instead of controlling the hero, you build a dungeon for the hero to explore.
As we have discussed before, there isn't a lot of iPad specific features included in iOS 10, but Apple did release the fist public beta last week. This means any iOS users with a compatible device and who is enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program can now download an early version of the new operating system. The public beta not only allows Apple fans to test out new features before September, but users can also send Apple feedback to help engineers work out any bugs before the final public release. If you would like to give iOS 10 a test run, here's how:
Pokémon GO has been spotted on Google Play and the New Zealand App Store. Several sources are reporting that the long awaited augmented reality game from Niantic is set to land on the US App Store sometime today. However, iPad owners may want to check the official New Zealand App Store description, as the game is not optimized for tablets. This does not mean Pokémon GO does not support the iPad. It actually supports all devices running iOS 8.0 or later, but the game is better played on your iPhone. This is because the idea of Pokémon GO is to be able to capture Pokémon in the real world. The app sends a vibration to your device when a Pokémon is nearby and you must use a Poké Ball to catch it. You already run the risk of looking silly walking around your neighborhood catching Pokémon, but it will be even worse if you're doing it on a 9.7-inch tablet.
Apple has a premium game problem. Too many titles, such as Bioshock, have been pulled from the App Store due to incompatibility issues. It's hard enough to convince people to spend several dollars on a mobile game, and stories of broken unsupported titles plaguing the App Store does not make the task any easier.
Square-Enix has teamed up with Brave Frontier creator A-Lim to release Final Fantasy Brave Exvius to the Apple App Store and Google Play. Brave Exvius is a free-to-play, turn-based RPG set in the Final Fantasy universe. The game features characters and espers from the original Final Fantasy games, and it includes its own original storyline specifically created for mobile devices. In the game players can explore towns and dungeons while collecting loot and battling a variety of monsters and bosses. Brave Exvius does include IAPs and a timer energy system.
In an effort to get more people to download the Apple Store app, Apple periodically offers free app downloads. Starting today, the sketching app, Procreate is available for free through the Apple Store app.
You can take advantage of this deal by downloading and opening the Apple Store app on your iOS device. Once the app is open, tap the Stores icon located at the bottom of your display. From here you can scroll down until you see the "iPhone Upgrade Program," then swipe left until you see the Procreate icon. Finally, tap where it says "Sketch, Paint, Create," and then tap the green "Download now for free" bar at the bottom of your display. You will then be taken to the App Store where you can redeem your free download.
Belkin's newest product is a simple stand that works like a traditional inkwell for the Apple Pencil. It doesn't do anything fancy, such as charging, but it does provide a fashionable way to store your stylus when it's not in use. There are several Apple Pencil cases and accessories that attach your stylus to your iPad Pro, but most of them are unsightly and are only for transportation. The Belkin Base is a desk accessory that allows you to keep you Pencil nearby and ready for use.
Yahoo announced today its newly built Sports app for iOS and Android devices. The relaunch comes after other recent Yahoo redesigns for its Home and News apps.
Yahoo Sports includes a new Favorites tab which allows users to receive a personalized news stream based on their favorite teams. The stream includes news articles from around the web, latest scores and videos for all the selected organizations from all the major sports leagues. Users can also receive customizable alerts for their favorite teams, which is collected in the new Alerts tab within the redesigned app.
Twitter has launched a new iOS app today to help businesses better manage their accounts. Twitter Dashboard is available as a free download on the Apple App Store for iOS devices or as a web tool at dashboard.twitter.com.
The Dashboard web client and app allows users to easily set up a customized feed to track all Twitter mentions about their business. Users can filter their mentions by keywords, and easily interact from the dashboard with previous tweets. The idea of the customized feed is to help businesses view how people are talking about them on the social network.
Here's a game we missed during last week's new App Store releases, the popular strategy board game, Twilight Struggle is now available for the iPad. Twilight Struggle snuck its way onto the App Store after being funded on Kickstarter and releasing to Steam in April. The game has earned a Very Positive rating on Steam, but has only managed a 3 star rating on the App Store. This could be due to a few bugs that have already been fixed in early updates, so you may want to read through some customer reviews before dropping $8 on the iPad version.