Cook works on his iPad; super girl game; Game of Thrones …


Game developed by women
Game developed entirely by women

Apple CEO Tim Cook says everyone should do 80 percent of their work on an iPad… like he does — We’d heard back in 2012 that Apple CEO Tim Cook spent 80-90 percent of his time on an iPad, but the WSJ reports today that Cook thinks that’s the way it should be for all of us – and he believes the partnership with IBM can help make that vision a reality.
“There’s no reason why everyone shouldn’t be like that. Imagine enterprise apps being as simple as the consumer apps that we’ve all gotten used to. That’s the way it should be” …

HBO’s Game of Thrones Ascent game arrives on iPhone — Following a release for iPad back in March, HBO’s Game of Thrones Ascent game developed by Disruptor Beam & Kongregate is now available for iPhone. The game already racked up around 2,500,000 players on Facebook and the web before making its way to iPad in March, and it comes to the App Store with new art, optimised imagery for Retina displays, and Game Center leaderboards.

Revolution 60: All-female action adventure — What happens when a mostly female development team comes together to create an action-adventure game staffed entirely by female characters? Revolution 60 by Giant Spacekat (US$6.99, try then in-app buy) happens. It’s a touch-based iPad story-driven take (pictured above) on Heavy Rain and Mass Effect.
You play Holiday, an assassin faced with a more morally complex landscape than you normally encounter in gaming titles. Should Holiday support her friends or fix her attention on the mission? It’s a little bit transgressive, a little bit feminist. The stakes are high… but it’s not yet available in the NZ App Store.

Hours, the world’s simplest time-tracking app — Anyone who has ever had the misfortune to have to use a corporate hours-tracking/billing system will know that they typically give every impression of being designed by an enraged gorilla working to a spec provided by a sadistic accountant.
Tapity, which won an Apple Design Award back in 2011 for “the ultimate app for students” Grade, just launched Hours, a simple colour-coded app it says aims to take the pain out of time-tracking.

Google releases official Analytics app for iPhone with Real Time reports — Google has added yet another official application to its iOS App Store portfolio: Google Analytics. Analytics is Google’s popular service that allows website owners to manage and view data such as page views, demographics, and the technologies users utilise to access the website. The iPhone app also has the neat Real Time reports feature that allows website owners to view how many people are on the website at the current time.