updated 04:50 pm EST, Tue February 14, 2006
Avanquest iPod apps
Avanquest Software has announced several new applications designed for use with Apple's iPod, and has already released WebPodStudio as well as PodPresenter. WebPodStudio helps users create podcasts, and utilizes RSS support to maintain or create feeds. PodPresenter allows users to run iPods as PowerPoint graphics presentation devices. Additional applications in the series are expected in the U.S. over the next few weeks, with a worldwide release set for the second quarter, according to a report from Macworld UK. "We're working with retailers to add software to areas of their stores where they typically are putting only the hardware accessories for the iPods," said Bob Lang, president of Avanquest. Both WebPodStudio ($50) and PodPresenter ($30) will be available in U.S. stores this week, and are compatible with Apple's fifth-generation iPod video. Additional titles expected by the first week of March include iPocketBible ($40), PodMediaCreator ($30), and DVD2POD.