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5725 Children's Bible by BCNmultimedia Hits iTunes App Store for Christmas
Share Eggnog with iPhone - Free Christmas 3D Virtual Gifts App Out Now
Balloons! for iPhone goes Festive


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Children's Bible by BCNmultimedia Hits iTunes App Store for Christmas

BCNmultimedia today announced the release of the 'Children's Bible' iPhone and iPod Touch application, a full color comic book rendition of bible stories from the Old and New Testaments of the World English Bible. "While it has become a common occurrence to see worshipers attending their churches with digital versions of the bible on their iPhone's, up until now that was solely for the adults" said Toni Matas, publishing manager of BCNmultimedia, creators of the app. "We wanted to give the children something that was just as accessible while being entertaining as well."

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Just in time for Christmas, we are offering the story of the First Christmas free with download! The "Birth of Jesus" comic is 24 scenes and tells the story of the angel appearing to Mary, the search for a room at an inn, the birth in a manger and the shepherds visit in stunning full color comics. (Part of the "Land of Nazareth" full comic). Readers can purchase additional packs containing stories and activities from within the application for only $2.99

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The first story pack available is "The Land of Nazareth" and contains Over 10 full length bible stories in 144 scenes, rendered in brilliant colors with an easy to navigate interface including:
(*) Annunciation of the Birth (Included Free with Download)
(*) Birth of Jesus (Included Free with Download)
(*) Visit of the Wise Men of the East
(*) Childhood of Jesus
(*) Baptism of Jesus
(*) Temptations of Jesus
(*) Call of the disciples
(*) Wedding at Cana
(*) Sermon on the Mount: the Beatitudes
(*) Sermon on the Mount: Love the Enemies
(*) Sermon on the Mount: the Prayer

The iPhone is only the latest media channel to be explored by the 16 year old company, which began producing education and religious text in 1994. Since then they have produced over 75 full length animated features, 50 interactive CD-ROMs and countless educational comics and text which have been distributed globally.

'Children's Bible' is available as a free download in the iTunes App Store for both iPhone's and iPod Touch devices using operating system 3.0 or higher. The application is available in seven languages including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Deutsch, Portuguese, and Catalan.

Children's Bible 1.0:
http://childrenbible.org

Download Free:
http://appsto.re/kidbible

Images:
http://photobucket.com/ChildrensBible






Share Eggnog with iPhone - Free Christmas 3D Virtual Gifts App Out Now

UK-based startup Little World Gifts is this week opening a Christmas Store on iPhone selling 3D virtual gifts, entering the virtual goods market, with a new app available now for free. It allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to send each other beautiful 3D virtual gifts that they can touch, move and play with. The Liverpool company is the first to bring amazing virtual gifts to mobile, and will be following up its Christmas release with the full Little World Gifts experience next year.

The gift store takes the form of an iPhone app, also called Little World Gifts, which is the first app thats purely and simply a shop for virtual goods. It allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to send each other beautiful 3D virtual gifts that they can touch, move and play with. The Liverpool aLiverpool, England - The gift store takes the form of an iPhone app, also called "Little World Gifts", which is the first app that's purely and simply a shop for virtual goods. It allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to send each other beautiful 3D virtual gifts that they can touch, move and play with. The Liverpool company is the first to bring amazing virtual gifts to mobile, and will be following up its Christmas release with the full Little World Gifts experience next year.

Little World Gifts comprises a 6-strong development team that has been working on the business since June. Co-founder Katie Lips said "Mobile gives us a chance to do more with virtual gifts than anyone has before. By using the unique features of the iPhone, Little World Gifts redefines virtual gifts, giving them the charm and personality of a 'real world' present you'd want to send or receive yourself. We want people to see virtual gifts as more than representations of real world objects - we aim for our 3D gifts to be highly desirable".

It was recently reported that consumers will spend over $1billion on virtual goods this year through social networks and online games, while Facebook alone generates almost $40 million per year by selling digital gifts.

The free app makes use of recent additions to the iPhone OS, allowing gifts to be bought via in-app purchase. They are also delivered in real-time using push notifications. Little World Gifts integrates with Facebook, so gifts are sent using your Facebook friends list, and can be shared and displayed in a separate Facebook app. This allows people without the app to be notified that they have a gift waiting for them.

The company is currently developing further high profile regional, national and global location-based marketing partnerships based around the virtual gifts concept, and will be the destination for iPhone virtual goods in 2010.company is the first to bring amazing virtual gifts to mobile, and will be following up its Christmas release with the full Little World Gifts experience next year.

Little World Gifts comprises a 6-strong development team that has been working on the business since June. Co-founder Katie Lips said 
Mobile gives us a chance to do more with virtual gifts than anyone has before. By using the unique features of the iPhone, Little World Gifts redefines virtual gifts, giving them the charm and personality of a real world present youd want to send or receive yourself. We want people to see virtual gifts as more than representations of real world objects - we aim for our 3D gifts to be highly desirable.

It was recently reported that consumers will spend over $1billion on virtual goods this year through social networks and online games, while Facebook alone generates almost $40million per year by selling digital gifts.

The free app makes use of recent additions to the iPhone OS, allowing gifts to be bought via in-app purchase. They are also delivered in real-time using push notifications. Little World Gifts integrates with Facebook, so gifts are sent using your Facebook friends list, and can be shared and displayed in a separate Facebook app. This allows people without the app to be notified that they have a gift waiting for them.

The company is currently developing further high profile regional, national and global location-based marketing partnerships based around the virtual gifts concept, and will be the destination for iPhone virtual goods in 2010.

Little World Gifts:
http://littleworldgifts.com

Download Little World Gifts:
http://www.itunes.com/app/littleworldgifts

Preview Video:
http://vimeo.com/6980132






Balloons! for iPhone goes Festive

Shiny Development announces the release of new festive Balloons for its popular Balloons! iPhone app. Users of the paid version will now be able to launch Santa, Snowman and Snowflake bauble balloons into the virtual sky and track their progress around the world as they meet new people.

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With over 100,000 balloons launched by users in 55 countries since November the app continues to go from strength to strength bringing people together from around the world in this great new social experiment.

Users can keep track of the total number of balloons launched on the Balloonsapp website.

Even Santa has now begun launching special balloons from his home near the North Pole! Every day in the run up to Christmas he'll be launching balloons and seeing who catches them!

<B>How Balloons Works</B>
Attach a photo and message to it, then launch it into the sky. It then drifts around the world to be caught by others with the Balloons! app. They add their own photo and message and send it on its way again. Where will it go? Who will it meet? How far will it travel?

The Balloon tracker allows users to see the progress of their balloons as they travel around the world. It allows them to read the tags of the people who have caught a balloon and see how far it manages to get.

Users can also scan the skies and catch the balloons of others, adding their own photo and message before sending it on its journey. By labeling balloons with twitter ids, they can get in touch with each other after their chance balloon encounter!

Balloons! - the fun, environmentally friendly alternative to a real helium balloon launch.

<B>Features</B>

<B>Launching Balloons</B>
(*) Choose from a range of colorful balloons
(*) Write your name on the balloons' virtual tag (use your twitter id if you want people to contact you!)
(*) Then take a photo and write a message
(*) Launch the balloon into the air and watch it fly away
(*) Launch location is recorded using iPhones GPS capabilities

<B>Tracking Balloons</B>
(*) Track the progress of your balloon around the world
(*) See the photos and messages of others who find your balloon
(*) If you like what you read then why not use twitter to get in touch?!

<B>Catching Balloons</B>
(*) Scan the sky for balloons flying past your location
(*) Pick one from the sky at random
(*) Read the tag(s) attached to the balloon
(*) Add your own tag and release the balloon back into the sky

Balloons! is available from the iTunes App store for $0.99. A free ad supported Lite version is also available from the Itunes App store. It allows the user the launch and catch balloons but does not have the balloon tracking capability.

Balloons!:
http://balloonsapp.com

Purchase and Download:
http://tinyurl.com/ylfpspy

Download Balloons! Lite:
http://tinyurl.com/ykkyj5z



Charles W. Moore




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Well for the kids that aren’t religious, this might be a good app to take a look at.  It shows kids morals and what Christmas is all about.

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