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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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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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The Best Family iPhone App for Summer

SnowGlobe Maker: Beach Edition

New SnowGlobe Maker Beach Edition is the best family iPhone app for summer. Create an iPhone beach globe for Father’s Day, tropical travel, summer vacations, and family reunions. Choose from high quality art–like a beautiful conch shell, a sporty surfboard, or a relaxing beach chair–to reflect any mood or occasion. With SnowGlobe Maker, creativity, expression and family interaction all come together. 

Reston, VA, SnowGlobeMaker.com kicks off summer beach travel with the release of a new, family friendly entertainment app that’s available on the iPhone app store for $.99. SnowGlobe Maker Beach Edition is fun and entertaining for adults and kids who love to create and share.

With SnowGlobe Maker Beach Edition, iPhone and iPod touch owners can choose from high quality art to create globes that celebrate an occasion, express a mood, or are just for fun. The Beach Edition’s simple mix and match interface makes it easy to create custom snow globes for friends and family.

“As a Mom to twins, I wanted to create a fun entertainment app that we could use to occupy our time creatively. Parents and kids can build a globe together, or take turns creating and sending globes to each other. Our love of summers at the beach inspired the new Beach Edition,” said Julie McCool, Founder, SnowGlobeMaker.com.  “As an executive at AOL, I created the Expressions features that let people personalize their instant messaging experience. I saw how people of all ages love to mix and match art to express their personality and passions. With SnowGlobe Maker, creativity, expression and family interaction all come together.”

Additional product information and a video demonstration of Beach Edition are available at http://SnowGlobeMaker.com.

SnowGlobe Maker includes:

  • a library of unique, lifelike inserts, backgrounds and bases
  • an editable text label 
  • two zoom levels
  • a custom tropical theme song
  • auto or shake snow styles (with beach sand instead of snow)
  • a random option for auto-customizing
  • an integrated snapshot menu
  • support for Shake, Touch, Tap, and Pinch gestures on both the iPhone and iPod touch 

SnowGlobeMaker.com is created by Hawk Ridge Consulting, which develops family-friendly iPhone and iPod touch apps that encourage creativity and fun, and offers custom iPhone development services. Company founder, Julie McCool, has over 20 years experience leading products at major software companies including AOL, Symantec, and Lotus.  

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