Baby Speak: Bridging Communication Gaps Between Toddlers and Parents
March 26th, 2012 | Connor Turner

My wife and I are not parents, but we do fall into the demographic where a good majority of our close friends are quickly starting their own family. When we ask them what their biggest frustration is – within our circle of friends at least – the overwhelming response is the inability to anticipate their child’s needs. Luckily for today’s new parent we have the portability and simplicity of modern technology to help out. Because of which Calgary based ToMarket Inc has released the new Baby Speak: For Toddlers for the iPhone and iPad. read more

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Anthm App: Bring Musical Order to Your Parties
March 14th, 2012 | Kevin Dubienski

The Anthm AppFinding that perfect playlist to please the masses is a tough feat! We the user can utilize services like Myspace, SoundCloud, Grooveshark (and lots more) to keep us in-tune with an artists latest tracks, yet these communities don’t allow for collaboration. Anthm app is the first solution for passionate music lovers bickering over what music should be blasting.

Anthm was developed by Paul Thorsteinson from Calgary, AB and designed by Ben Myers (, Paul Beaudry, and Tyler Johnston from Winnipeg, MB. The app is a 21st Century jukebox allowing users to create a party (aka playlist), invite friends to join this party and start sharing the task of creating a playlist. Once one or more people have been added to the playlist, everyone gets an up/down vote for each track. The songs with the most up-votes play first, and those with the most down votes play last. The concept is simple but the end result is an interactive musical experience for everyone linked into your party. read more

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Robots & Pencils Launches Catch The Princess
January 6th, 2012 | Connor Turner

We here at hope that everyone had a fantastic New Years and even better Holiday Season. The Calgary app community was rather quiet in December, but it’s looking like January 2012 is shaping up to be a whole different story. The rumor mill is a buzz with some very exciting launches in the next few weeks, and first up on the must see list is Robots & Pencils new app Catch The Princess.

Catch the Princess is an addictive and gorgeous new puzzler, where users are tasked with protecting a Princess through 60 levels of intense game play. The game is already garnishing some great buzz from the gurus at TouchArcade. And if that high profile review alone doesn’t wet your appetite, check out the 60 second intro video below to see why this is one of the most buzzed about apps to come out of Calgary in quite some time. read more


yycParking Aims to Alleviate One of Calgary’s Biggest Problems
October 4th, 2011 | Connor Turner

Calgarians have a wonderful love/hate relationship with parking in the city’s downtown core. We love to bitch and moan about how painful of a task it is and we really, really hate the entire process. Luckily for us we now have Random Type’s yycParking app to hopefully soften the blow of this horrendous task.

Following in the foot steps of Flipp’s Bikeyyc and Medium Rare’s Next Stop, yycParking in the next step in the evolution of custom Calgary-centric apps. Relying on the Calgary Parking Authorities open source data RSS feeds, yycParking allows users to see real time available parking spots at a variety of high traffic downtown lots. read more

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Popping Balloon’s With Bursty
September 25th, 2011 | Connor Turner

Popping balloons has to be one of life’s greatest stress relievers.

It easily ranks up there with popping a giant sheet of packing bubbles as one of the world’s greatest ways to release the pent up frustration of daily life. But now with Yellow Fox Studios’s first iPhone Game release Bursty, users get take this joy with them on their daily commute.

In this simple, yet elegant game, users are tasked with the job of bursting through an army of floating multi-coloured balloons. User start of the game by selecting from a variety of difficulties, either easy, medium of hard. read more

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Taking Flight with Jet Set Go!
August 28th, 2011 | Connor Turner

If you’re like me, you probably thought the travel industry was a bit of a bore. In particular, being a travel agent can’t be that exciting. But with Big Stack Studio’s latest release Jet Set Go!, your preconceived notions of this somewhat mundane occupation are about to be shattered.

As mentioned, Jet Set Go! Is the latest release from local power house developers Big Stack Studios. The game leverages the incredibly popular time management formula of 2010’s smash hit Sally Spa. (The studio also contains many of the creative minds behind that huge hit) But instead of a Spa, users are thrust into the role of an upstart travel agent. read more

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