YakApps Releases the “TheFirstDog” iPhone Application to Benefit The Humane Society of the United States

ATLANTA, GA–(MARKET WIRE)–May 20, 2009 — Interactive agency and iPhone applications developer YakApps made its market debut today by releasing “TheFirstDog” application for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. In celebration of the White House’s newest resident, the app gives users a chance to play with the highly-anticipated presidential pooch. Created by YakApps, 20 percent of all sales from the app will support HSUS’ programs to celebrate animals and confront cruelty.

An unlikely outcome of unlucky circumstance, YakApps was formed when social media veteran Jake Press found himself in unfamiliar scenario — unemployed. Press turned the predicament into an opportunity to take his know-how to Apple’s storefront and to team up with Los Angeles animator Mike Browne.

The HSUS encourages families, like the Obamas, who are interested in a particular breed of animal or have special circumstances such as allergies in their household, to turn to their local animal shelter or breed rescue group. About one-quarter of all dogs in shelters are purebreds, many surrendered by their owners like the new First Dog.

“Downloading ‘TheFirstDog’ is a way for people to support The Humane Society of the United States while joining in the excitement over the arrival of Bo at the White House,” said Michael Markarian, executive vice president for The HSUS. “We are grateful to Jake Press and YakApps for their generous contribution toward our work to celebrate animals and confront cruelty.”

“Losing my job was nerve-wracking but also offered me new perspective on ‘victims of circumstance’ like the millions of neglected and unwanted animals in this country,” said Press. “While I have the means to improve my situation, animals need organizations like The HSUS to speak and act on their behalf. Sharing the benefits of my struggle with The Humane Society of the United States has made the launch of YakApps much more meaningful.”

Available now in Apple’s iTunes App Store, “TheFirstDog” lets iPhone and iPod touch users get up-close and personal with Bo, the Obama Family’s new dog. Touch and rub Bo for some puppy love and spend time playing a round of fetch. A bad toss can break a window but the dog will break out in dance after enough catches are made. The app even enables users to feed Bo before putting him to bed.

The HSUS encourages families, like the Obamas, who are interested in a particular breed of animal or have special circumstances such as allergies in their household, to turn to their local animal shelter or breed rescue group. About one-quarter of all dogs in shelters are purebreds, many surrendered by their owners like the new First Dog.

“Downloading ‘TheFirstDog’ is a way for people to support The Humane Society of the United States while joining in the excitement over the arrival of Bo at the White House,” said Michael Markarian, executive vice president for The HSUS. “We are grateful to Jake Press and YakApps for their generous contribution toward our work to celebrate animals and confront cruelty.”

For more information about YakApps, visit http://www.yakapps.com or to purchase the application visithttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=310145120&mt=8.

Video: http://www.yakapps.com/TheFirstDog_demo.html

 

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May 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

The Yakapps Show Premiere

March 16, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Apple to release v3.0 and new SDK features

Hey Apple fans, Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to select media about an event the company will hold at its Cupertino, Calif. headquarters on March 17, 2009. The event will focus on iPhone software 3.0, the next generation operating system for the device. The invitation doesn’t give any hints about what features the new software will have, but clearly indicates that we’ll get a look at them next Tuesday.

 

“Get an advance preview of what we’re building,” reads the invitation.

We will keep you posted on what we find out. 

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March 12, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

American Idol iPhone App

If you just can’t get enough of the top 13 contestants on one of the most popular shows in prime time, iPhone will give you more. That’s right! American Idol is launching an iPhone app giving you behind the scenes access to exclusive videos and more from your favorites. The app is going to for $1.99 and will feature 78 videos by the time the season ends. Currently there are 8 videos to date and it will be updated as the show moves on. Dah Dah Dah Dah Dahna Dahna Dahna!  Be sure to watch tonight. 

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March 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

$2.51 Million Dollar iPhone! I want one.

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A limited edition customized iPhone sported with gold and diamonds has a hefty price-tag worth 2.5 Million. The iPhone was Austrian jewellers, Peter Aloisson’s creation. “Made of solid 18-carat yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold. A fabulous combination. The white gold line is encrusted with a total of 138 brilliant cut diamonds of the best quality”.  This glitzy piece of art sports a rare 6.6-carat diamond “home button”, which the website quoted as “integrated in design, as if this diamond has been made for ‘taking you home’”  Tagged as “Kings Button”, you will find it to be the most luxurious phone to date.

March 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

GameGrip by Trinity in Japan! Cool!

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Trinity has released an awesome GameGrip! It  just came out in Japan. The gaming grip has a silicon sweat-proof lining and neatly tucked in slits for cables in case you’re playing while charging or have a headset plugged in.

March 2, 2009. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Milestone: Yakapps starts “WHD” in development.

We have made it to a milestone. WHD App is in development this week. What is WHD? You are soon to find out! And believe me you don’t want to miss this….!!! 🙂 — Yakapps Team

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February 16, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Oregon Trail comes to iPhone.

I used to love playing Oregon Trail when I was in school. We used to go to the computer lab and if I got all my math problems correct, I could play the game. For a game that was not like anything we have available to us today, it was highly addictive. I remember the Ox that ran away or died, that a friend’s name had pneumonia and/or died “in the game”, the robber who stole our goods, as this presented the questions of how would we ever survive? Such as life right? Yes, it was a good game, a timeless game! I’m happy it will be joining the iPhone world. 

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February 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

China Kung Fu’s the iPhone!

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Aiya! There’s still no iPhone officially available in the world’s most populous country, the People’s Republic of China. Sure, Apple actually sells unlocked iPhones in Hong Kong and Taiwan in an attempt to lure the most affluent Chinese customers to their platform — and lets not forget the monstrous iPhone 2G black market — but absent homegrown carrier subsidies and support, it will never attain most-favored device status. Previously the problem was China Mobile wanting to strip out the 3G and WiFi. The latest holdup? The App Store, according to Interfaxchina (via Ars). China Mobile doesn’t seem to like the idea of Apple running its own software service right on the phone, and would prefer to handle all that on their own end. Heh. So would AT&T, Rogers, Vodafone, and all the other oppressive, myopic, oligopolistic carriers around the world. The lure of the iPhone and its data-gulping customers let Apple one-inch-punch their way right through that tired old carcass, but China…? China’s still wearing the iron vest of feature control furor. So the raised platform is set, the combatants have taken their corners, and the rules remain: knockout or knockoff. Who’s going to win this battle?

February 11, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Duck Hunt for iPhone gets shot down!

“Duck Hunt” the game made popular by the original Nintendo Game console has turned into an iPhone game. However, this identical game play was developed by Deron Dantzler for the iPhone App store. Nintendo was not happy about the duplication and insisted that apple pull it from its store. I don’t believe you can still find it, but perhaps you can…. Happy Hunting. 

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February 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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