Best Family iPhone App for Summer

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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. 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, "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

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 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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