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Travel Channel Cities App Earns Webby Award

Travel Channel Cities wins Webby Honoree awardTravel Channel Cities for iPad & iPhone has been selected as an Official Honoree in The 18th Annual Webby Awards in the Travel (Tablet & All Other Devices) category.

Hawk Ridge Consulting led Product and Vendor Management for the popular app from inception to launch. Learn more about Travel Channel Cities.

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New Release – Snow Globe Maker Animals iPhone App

Hawk Ridge Consulting has released Snow Globe Maker Animals, a new entry in it’s popular Snow Globe Maker app series for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Snow Globe Maker Animals gives animal-lovers a fun way to send thank yous, make something special for holidays, keep in touch with family, and flex their creative muscles. Users combine beautiful illustrations with digital photos to create unique snow globe greetings that can be shared in email, posted to Facebook, or saved in the Photo Album.

Learn more about Snow Globe Maker Animals.

Read the press release.

Watch the demo video on YouTube.

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iPhone Developer Hawk Ridge Consulting Delivers Educational Kids App for K12, Inc.

Press Release. Reston, VA, July 21, 2010. Hawk Ridge Consulting has completed another family-friendly iPhone app with the launch of K12 Timed Reading Practice, an educational kids iPhone app that helps students build reading fluency. Hawk Ridge Consulting is an iPhone app developer offering custom services to companies that want to extend their brand to the growing iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch markets, but don’t want to devote full-time resources to mobile development.

Established brands such as K12 Inc. benefit from partnering with an experienced mobile developer as they build their in-house expertise. “K12 offers a range of Web-based learning tools for kids that tie into their award-winning curriculum, and they hired us to develop one of those tools as a native iPhone app,” says Hawk Ridge Consulting CEO, Julie McCool. “By partnering with Hawk Ridge Consulting, K12 got a quality iPhone app to market quickly and cost-effectively.”

“We tapped Hawk Ridge Consulting to develop the K12 Timed Reading Practice app because of their established product and technical expertise in the iPhone market,” said Corey Maender, Senior Director, Product Development at K12 Inc. “We had innovative courseware that we knew would appeal to kindergarten through 4th grade educators and students using mobile devices, and wanted a partner with experience launching multiple, quality iPhone apps. Hawk Ridge Consulting worked closely with our design team to translate our existing eLearning Timed Reading assets into a compelling user experience for the iPhone,” said Maria Szalay, Senior Vice President, Product Development.

Previous Hawk Ridge Consulting client apps include the popular FanGraphs Baseball sports app. Hawk Ridge also creates and markets the Snow Globe Maker app series, including Snow Globe Maker Beach, Winter, and Spring, all available from the iTunes App Store for $.99 each. Inspired by Ms. McCool’s time as an executive at AOL where she saw how people love to mix and match art to express their personality and passions, Snow Globe Maker brings creativity, expression and family interaction together on the iPhone. All three Snow Globe Maker apps were recently updated for Apple’s new iOS 4.0 operating system.

About Hawk Ridge Consulting

Hawk Ridge Consulting is an iPhone app developer offering custom iPhone services for every product phase from planning and design, to development and testing, to launch and marketing. Company founder, Julie McCool, applies a consumer-centric approach and practical management to the iPhone app market, drawing on her 20 year career leading products at major software companies including AOL, Symantec, and Lotus. Hawk Ridge Consulting created the Snow Globe Maker apps for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, delivering family-friendly entertainment that encourages creativity and fun (learn more at http://SnowGlobeMaker.com ).

About K12 Timed Reading Practice

K12 Timed Reading Practice, available now from the iTunes App Store (download at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/k12-timed-reading-practice/id374985358?mt=8), lets readers in levels K to 4 practice fluency by reading short, timed stories. Improving fluency allows readers to read smoothly and quickly so they can focus on comprehension rather than on decoding words. The app include 250 short, engaging stories for young readers, categorized by Flesh-Kincaid reading level.

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Hawk Ridge Releases Snow Globe Maker 1.4 App Updates for iOS4

Hawk Ridge Consulting is updating it’s popular Snow Globe Maker app series to ensure compatibility with Apple’s new iOS4 operating system. Snow Globe Maker Beach is available on the iPhone App Store now, and Snow Globe Maker Winter and Snow Globe Maker Spring are submitted and waiting for Apple approval.

With the version 1.4 updates, all three Snow Globe Maker apps can be customized with photo integration, professional art, a custom label and multiple snow settings. Creative kids and adults can design and share unlimited virtual snow globes on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Snow Globe Maker souvenirs are fun to make and it’s easy to email, post, save and share creations with friends and family.

Check out a gallery of globes and learn more at SnowGlobeMaker.com.

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Snow Globe Maker Beach 1.2 Available Now on iTunes

New update! Snow Globe Maker Beach, the most customizable iPhone snow globe app ever, is available now on iTunes for only $.99.

Photographers, crafters, scrapbookers, and creative parents and kids—express your artistry and have some fun creating personalized snow globes that combine your own photos with professional art.

Integrated email, Facebook, and photo menus make sharing easy.

Snow Globe Maker Beach offers more customization options than any other iPhone snow globe app:

  • choose from the photo album or use the iPhone camera directly
  • share with integrated email, Facebook and photo menus
  • two display styles: insert the photo or fill the whole globe
  • add professional art from a library of inserts, backgrounds and bases
  • add a text label
  • set auto snow, shake to snow, and no snow options
  • choose between two zoom levels
  • play the custom spring theme song or your own music
  • try the Random button for auto-customizing

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Snow Globe Maker Spring iPhone App Available Now

Snow Globe Maker Spring iPhone App

New! Snow Globe Maker Spring, the most customizable iPhone snow globe app ever, is available now on iTunes for only $1.99.

Photographers, crafters, scrapbookers, and creative kids—express your artistry and have some fun creating personalized snow globes that combine your own photos with professional art.

Integrated email, Facebook, and photo menus make sharing easy.

Snow Globe Maker Spring offers more customization options than any other iPhone snow globe app:

  • choose from the photo album or use the iPhone camera directly
  • share with integrated email, Facebook and photo menus
  • two display styles: insert the photo or fill the whole globe
  • add professional art from a library of inserts, backgrounds and bases
  • add a text label
  • set auto snow, shake to snow, and no snow options
  • choose between two zoom levels
  • play the custom spring theme song or your own music
  • try the Random button for auto-customizing

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Apple Features Hawk Ridge Developed App in iTunes Store Baseball Essentials

HawkRidgeConsulting.com scores another iPhone app home run. Apple is featuring the FanGraphs Baseball iPhone app–designed, developed, tested and launched by the team at Hawk Ridge Consulting, in collaboration with FanGraphs.com–in the Baseball Essentials promotion on iTunes.

Hawk Ridge Consulting provides iPhone app services to companies that want to extend their brand to the growing iPhone and iPod touch markets, but don’t want to invest in becoming iPhone experts themselves. As FanGraphs.com put it

“By partnering with Hawk Ridge Consulting we gained invaluable product and iPhone experience and built a great app for baseball fans. Hawk Ridge Consulting put together an expert team and led every phase of the iPhone app creation process including product planning, design, development, and testing.”

FanGraphs Baseball received rave reviews, including a 4-mouse rating from MacWorld who called it “a must-have application for any fans interested in learning more about the game they love.” Hawk Ridge Consulting recently developed an update to the app that adds one-click linking from Box Score player names to full player stats.

Last winter, Apple featured the Snow Globe Maker Winter Edition app, another Hawk Ridge Consulting creation, in its store holiday promotions. Visit SnowGlobeMaker.com to learn more about the creative Snow Globe Maker app series.

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Snow Globe Maker in Apple Store’s Holiday Promo

Look for Snow Globe Maker on the holiday app tree at your favorite Apple store.

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Stretch Your Holiday Dollars with the Snow Globe Maker iPhone App

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It’s easy to be both frugal and cool this year with the Snow Globe Maker Winter Edition iPhone app, available now on the iTunes App Store for only $0.99.

Once the Snow Globe Maker app is downloaded from iTunes, iPhone and iPod touch owners can start creating festive email greetings, custom gift tags, place cards, and other holiday crafts for friends and family – it’s creative, fun, and so easy that kids can make greetings too.

MerryChristmasSnowCustom holiday email greetings can be created with Snow Globe Maker in three simple steps:

1. Customize the snow globe with a favorite combination; the globe background, base, four inserts, and snow style can all be changed. There are over 350,000 possible combinations – from a Santa and presents, to a polar bear and penguins, to skates and a sled. With so many choices, there is a Snow Globe Maker combination right for everyone.

2. Personalize the Snow Globe Maker label with a custom greeting: Merry Christmas Katherine!, Season’s Greetings from Julie, Peace on Earth. There are 30 characters to play with, and users can always say more in email.

3. Share the finished globe with the Email Photo option. The email form is integrated with the contact list, and the subject and message can be edited for each recipient. Family and friends receive a snow globe greeting made just for them, and Snow Globe Maker users save on holiday cards and stamps.

Holiday snow globe greetings can also be posted to Facebook to share with online friends, or saved as photos for printing. Printed snow globes can be used in holiday crafts and as custom gift tags, scrapbook decorations, or place cards.

“This year, we’re watching our budget and focusing on more personal gifts,” said Julie McCool, SnowGlobeMaker.com founder and mom to twins. “We have a great time making custom snow globes for people on our holiday list: the cat and dog for Grandma, Santa and a baby deer for the younger children, skis and snowboard for our active cousins, and the wolf and fox for a nature-loving niece. We even save and print our snow globe greetings to make custom gift tags.”

The Snow Globe Maker iPhone app includes:

- a library of beautiful inserts, backgrounds and bases

- an editable text label

- two zoom levels

- integrated email, Facebook and photo menus

- a Random button for auto-customizing

- auto snow, shake to snow, and no snow options

- a custom winter theme song

- support for Shake, Touch, Tap, and Pinch gestures on the iPhone and iPod touch

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120,000 Ways to Make Your Own iPhone Snow Globe

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The new Snow Globe Maker Winter Edition app gives iPhone and iPod touch users over 120,000 ways to create and share beautiful custom snow globes. Mix and match high-quality art to reflect any mood or occasion–holiday parties, winter birthdays, ski getaways–or just to celebrate winter’s beauty. Email your finished globe or save a snapshot for posting to your online profile or blog.

Snow Globe Maker Winter Edition iPhone app

Snow Globe Maker Winter Edition iPhone app

At SnowGlobeMaker.com, we’re celebrating winter with an update to our family-friendly Snow Globe Maker entertainment app — available soon on the iPhone app store for $0.99 . SnowGlobe Maker Winter Edition is a fun, creative, snow globe app; perfect for adults and kids who love to create and share.

With SnowGlobe Maker Winter Edition, iPhone and iPod touch owners can combine high-quality art in over 120,000 combinations to create globes that celebrate an occasion, express a mood, or are just for fun. Snow Globe Maker’s simple mix-and-match interface makes it easy to create custom snow globes for friends and family.

“Snow Globe Maker users have applauded our ‘terrific graphics and music’ and ‘great customization choices,’ so we added even more options to our newest Winter Edition update. Parents and kids have so many more ways to express and share their creativity,” said Julie McCool, Founder, SnowGlobeMaker.com. “Snow Globe Maker Winter Edition is the only app that lets users create and customize a complete, beautifully realistic, snow globe in so many ways.”

SnowGlobe Maker includes:
- a library of beautiful inserts, backgrounds and bases
- an editable text label
- two zoom levels
- integrated email and snapshot menus
- a Random button for auto-customizing
- auto snow, shake to snow, and no snow options
- a custom winter theme song
- support for Shake, Touch, Tap, and Pinch gestures on both the iPhone and iPod touch

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