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Introducing the Drummer Jokes and Celebrity Musician Guessing Game app

Southborough, MA - Need a laugh? Flat Earth Studio LLC today announces that a FREE version of The Vicar’s Drummer Jokes and Celebrity Musician Guessing Game app is available. Check out the definitive collection of Drummer Jokes each told by a caricature of a famous Rockstar. Endless fun! Enjoy the jokes, play the “guessing game” and try to name the Rockstars, explore the world of the enigmatic music producer, The Vicar, and share with your friends.

As those who have followed his career will know (and doesn't matter if you haven't) The Vicar is a lover of drummer jokes—what else would you expect from a man who works regularly with the best drummers in the world, has a drummer as an assistant, and yet refuses to put drums on his albums?! …

Yi Jing app updated with an all-new design, content, features

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces the version 4 update for Yi Jing, with an all-new design optimized for iOS 7 and 8, support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and more new features and books.

New features include:

  • A Search field for finding phrases in the current book.
  • A hexagram lookup table on the Book index page. Sort hexagrams by King Wen, Fu Xi, Wilhelm or Mandala sequences.
  • A trigram lookup table on Book trigram pages. Tap the trigram image to view. Sort trigrams by Earlier Heaven or Later Heaven sequences.
  • A redesigned journal Passcode feature for improved ease of use. It does not lock the entire screen, and instead hides all journal text, with a Lock icon that brings up the unlock screen.

There’s a What the Walrus Knows App for FREE now

Southborough, MA - Are you excited? We are!

We now have a FREE version of the What the Walrus Knows App! It's got 15 fabulous Beasties to help guide you including honey badger, elephant, owl and horse. Please help us spread the word, will you?

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Flat Earth Studio LLC today announces that a FREE version of Sarah Seidelmann’s app, based on her book, “What the Walrus Knows: An Eccentric's Field Guide to Working with Beastie Energies,” is now available.

"The inspiration of the Beasties can now spread like a wildfire...the FREE version is here!” said Sarah Seidelmann. "Each Beastie has guidance to help YOU align with your highest and best self. …

The "Yi Jing" book is available as a free download

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces the availability of the default book translation for the Yi Jing app, "Yi Jing - Book of Transformations" by Brian Arnold, as a free download from iBookstore for the iPad. This book offers a concise, modern introduction to the ancient Chinese book of wisdom, the I Ching or Book of Changes.

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"Since the translation itself is a concise, modern introduction to the I Ching, I felt it was important to make that freely available to anyone," said Brian Arnold, who is also the developer of the Yi Jing app. "As an integral part of the Yi Jing app itself, it naturally promotes many of the app's features, but the book can also be referenced without the app." …

Yi Jing adds "The Laws of Change" by Jack M. Balkin

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces the version 3.1 update for Yi Jing, with more new features and a new book for additional purchase, "The Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of Life" by Jack M. Balkin.

[A]n engaging translation and interpretation of this Chinese classic…. [T]he I Ching's evocative imagery makes it a great work of literature, now more accessible than ever thanks to Balkin."—Publisher's Weekly

[A]n excellent I Ching to consult…. Balkin [has] grasped the essence of the Changes."—S.J. Marshall, Yijing Dao

As important to Chinese civilization as the Bible is to Western culture, the I Ching or Book of Changes is one of the oldest treasures of world literature. In this masterful new interpretation, Jack Balkin returns the I Ching to its rightful place as a book of wisdom that teaches how to live one's life in a changing and confusing world. Balkin's comprehensive and perceptive commentaries highlight a clear, understandable version of the core text of the I Ching that preserves its striking imagery while remaining faithful to the long tradition of ethical interpretations of the work.

"What the Walrus Knows…" adds accessibility support

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces that Sarah Seidelmann's "What the Walrus Knows: A Guide to Beastie Energies" version 1.2 for iOS is now available in the App Store. This update adds accessibility and improved search support.

The ancients knew something exciting: We're all connected.

This includes humans and animals. Beasties show up in your life every day—each one carrying a message tailor-made just for you. A message brought by a Beastie may be about beauty or family or work. It might make you smile. It might offer you guidance on a prickly problem. Often, the message is powerful.

Yi Jing is on sale for a limited time!

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today today announces that the version 3 software update to Yi Jing is on sale ($0.99 USD) for a limited time. This update includes iCloud journal and library syncing, iPhone 5 and iPad Retina Display support. It also includes our tenth localization and book translation, in Russian, and a bounty of customer-requested features.

Other new features include twitter integration, an improved Portuguese translation, dynamically sizing journal entries, multiple journal entry selection, the "I Ching Mandala" oracle method designed by Michael Tingle, a tutorial for new users, new options in the Settings app, enhancements to books, and much more.

"What the Walrus Knows…" enhances iCloud support and adds Wikipedia lookup

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces that Sarah Seidelmann's "What the Walrus Knows: A Guide to Beastie Energies" version 1.1 for iOS is now available in the App Store. This update enhances iCloud support and adds Wikipedia lookup to the Journal and Beastie Manifestos.

The ancients knew something exciting: We're all connected.

This includes humans and animals. Beasties show up in your life every day—each one carrying a message tailor-made just for you. A message brought by a Beastie may be about beauty or family or work. It might make you smile. It might offer you guidance on a prickly problem. …

Yi Jing app adds iCloud, iPhone 5, Retina Display support

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today today announces a software update to Yi Jing that includes iCloud journal and library syncing, iPhone 5 and iPad Retina Display support. The update also includes our tenth localization and book translation, in Russian, and a bounty of customer-requested features.

Other new features include twitter integration, an improved Portuguese translation, dynamically sizing journal entries, multiple selection of journal entries, the I Ching Mandala oracle method designed by Michael Tingle, a tutorial for new users, new options in the Settings app, enhancements to books, and much more.

The "What the Walrus Knows..." App is available now! 2

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces that Sarah Seidelmann's "What the Walrus Knows: An Eccentric's Field Guide to Working with Beastie Energies" version 1.0 for iOS is now available in the App Store.

The ancients knew something exciting: We're all connected.

This includes humans and animals. Beasties show up in your life every day—each one carrying a message tailor-made just for you. A message brought by a Beastie may be about beauty or family or work. It might make you smile. It might offer you guidance on a prickly problem. Often, the message is powerful.

Connecting with Beasties messages can open the door to an amazing life. …

Flat Earth Studio in the news

Southborough MA - Flat Earth Studio reports that Brian Arnold was recently in the spotlight in the Technology section of the Massachusetts MetroWest Daily News:

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In the interview, Brian Arnold answered questions regarding Flat Earth Studio and the Yi Jing app.

Yi Jing was chosen as an iTunes App Store Staff Selection in May 2009, and again in September 2011. Each Yi Jing update continues to receive highly enthusiastic customer reviews.

Located in Southborough, MA, Flat Earth Studio develops premium lifestyle apps for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and other mobile devices. …

I Ching Walking Your Path is here

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces a software update to the Yi Jing app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that includes a new book translation, “I Ching: Walking Your Path, Creating Your Future” by Hilary Barrett, for additional in-app purchase. This beautiful, practical I Ching for divination pays homage to the original text while supporting the modern user with lucid explanations and guidelines for interpreting the oracle.

Yi Jing is the definitive mobile version of I Ching, the Book of Changes, done the way it was meant to be experienced. One of the oldest books written has been re-crafted to take advantage of the unique features of your mobile device. …

Yi Jing app adds Italian

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces a software update to Yi Jing that includes our ninth localization and book translation, in Italian. A text layout issue on IOS 5 has also been resolved for users of the in-app purchase translations, “The I Ching Workbook” by RL Wing, and “The I Ching: For Wisdom and Guidance” by Michael Hurn.

Yi Jing is the definitive mobile version of I Ching, the Book of Changes, done the way it was meant to be experienced. One of the oldest books written has been re-crafted to take advantage of the unique features of your mobile device. A single App contains all of the features you would expect, including a question oracle, an integrated journal, and book text in multiple translations and interpretations.

The I Ching or Book of Changes app

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio is pleased to announce a new app, The I Ching or Book of Changes, now available from the iTunes App store.  This app includes Princeton University Press’s all-time bestselling edition of The I Ching, or Book of Changes, by Richard Wilhelm, edited by Hellmut Wilhelm and translated by Cary F. Baynes. The New York Times says, “Princeton’s Bollingen edition [is] still regarded as the best and most authentic by I Ching aficionados.” 

The I Ching, or Book of Changes, includes many interactive features, including a coin and yarrow stalk oracles , an integrated journal and advanced options for analyzing the structure of the hexagram. …

The Complete I Ching is here

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces that a new book, “The Complete I Ching: 10th Anniversary Edition” by Taoist Master Alfred Huang, is now available for in-app purchase in the Yi Jing version 2.4 update.

By providing choices in translations, Yi Jing enables users to find the translations that speak most directly to them. “The Complete I Ching” offers a thorough introduction to the history of the I Ching, how to use it, and several new divination methods; in-depth and easy-to-reference translations of each hexagram name, description, and pictogram; and discussions of the interrelations between the hexagrams and the spiritual meaning of their sequence. …

Navigating Change

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces another major update for Yi Jing, with more new features and new book content for additional purchase, including “I Ching:  Navigating Change” by Stephen Karcher.

By providing choices in translations, Yi Jing enables users to find the translations that speak most directly to them. “I Ching: Navigating Change” is by Stephen Karcher, Ph.D., who is one of today's most creative and controversial writers and practitioners in the field of Yijing studies, divination and myth.

The update includes a new question oracle method, The Circle of the Protectors, devised by Stephen Karcher. …

Hurn's I Ching, for Wisdom and Guidance

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces another major update for Yi Jing, with more new features and new book content for additional purchase, including “The I Ching:  The book to turn to for Wisdom and Guidance” by Michael Hurn with Claire Hurn, published by Strategic / Eloquent Books.

By providing choices in translations, Yi Jing enables users to find the translations that speak most directly to them. “The I Ching: the book to turn to for Wisdom and Guidance” by Michael Hurn with Claire Hurn, brings the I Ching into the 21st Century, with perhaps the most fundamental change to its layout in 3,000 years. …

Yi Jing is supported on iOS 4.3

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces that Yi Jing version 2.2.2 has been qualified for use with iOS 4.3 on the new iPad 2, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and also announces a reduced price of Yi Jing for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, for a limited time.

Yi Jing provides a gorgeous new layout for iPad, and a new yarrow stalk oracle to complement the coin oracle. Four books in English and books in seven other languages are provided with the app. Additional books currently available for in-app purchase include “The I Ching Workbook” by R.L. Wing, “The I Ching or Book of Changes” by Richard Wilhelm rendered into English by Cary F. Baynes and edited by Hellmut Wilhelm (in US and Canada only), and the original German “I Ging das buch der Wandlungen” by Richard Wilhelm.

Keeping current with iOS

Southborough, MA - Are you using Yi Jing on an iPad that is still running iOS version 3.2? Did you know that you can upgrade your iPad’s iOS to version 4.2 for free?

iOS 4.2 provides several important features that future Yi Jing updates are starting to take advantage of, plus many other features you will find extremely useful to get the most out of your iPad. iOS 4.2 adds support for multitasking, folders, printing, media streaming to other devices, an improved Mail app, and much, much more.

Updating is easy. Just connect your iPad to your Mac or PC and follow the onscreen instructions in iTunes.

Yi Jing is free (for a limited time)

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces a reduction in price of Yi Jing for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to free, for a limited time.

The most recent update adds a gorgeous new layout for iPad, a new 4-coin oracle and yarrow stalk oracle, support for copying book text and journal items, enhancements to the Library and Store, a Dutch book and localization. Four books in English and books in seven other languages are provided with the app. Additional books currently available for in-app purchase include “The I Ching Workbook” by R.L. Wing, “The I Ching or Book of Changes” by Richard Wilhelm rendered into English by Cary F. Baynes and edited by Hellmut Wilhelm (in US and Canada only), and the original German “I Ging das buch der Wandlungen” by Richard Wilhelm.

Yi Jing for iPad arrives

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces the arrival of Yi Jing for iPad in iTunes Store. This iPad update sports all of the same features of the iPhone version, with a new layout and new features designed to take advantage of the unique characteristics of the iPad.

New features include a new 4-coin oracle and yarrow stalk oracle, support for copying book text and journal items, enhancements to the Library and Store, a Dutch book and localization, and the complete Wilhelm text in German for in-app purchase.

Yi Jing is the definitive mobile version of I Ching, the Book of Changes, done the way it was meant to be experienced. …

Yi Jing adds Retina Display support

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces an update for Yi Jing, with iOS 4 Retina Display support, making its new features and new book content for additional purchase even crisper than ever on iPhone 4.

Yi Jing provides multiple translations and premium content for in-app purchase, including Princeton University Press’s all-time bestselling edition of The I Ching, or Book of Changes, by Richard Wilhelm, edited by Hellmut Wilhelm and translated by Cary F. Baynes.  The New York Times says, “Princeton’s Bollingen edition [is] still regarded as the best and most authentic by I Ching aficionados.” …

Yi Jing and I Ching, the Book of Changes

Princeton, NJ – Princeton University Press and Flat Earth Studio are pleased to announce the newest version of the popular iPhone App, Yi Jing, now available from the iTunes App store.  This major update for Yi Jing App includes new features and improved book content for additional purchase, including Princeton University Press’s all-time bestselling edition of The I Ching, or Book of Changes, edited by Richard Wilhelm and translated by Cary F. Baynes.  The New York Times says, “Princeton’s Bollingen edition [is] still regarded as the best and most authentic by I Ching aficionados.” 

Yi Jing is an interactive mobile version of The I Ching, or Book of Changes, done the way it was meant to be experienced.  …

Yi Jing new features and new books

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces a major update for Yi Jing, with new features and new book content for additional purchase, including “The I Ching Workbook” by R.L. Wing.

By providing choices in translations, Yi Jing enables users to find the translations that speak most directly to them. And “The I Ching Workbook,” by renowned I Ching author R.L. Wing, provides a great introduction for new users, with accessible, in-depth interpretations of this oracle’s ancient wisdom.

The update includes an improved Journal with a new “topic” feature, allowing users to categorize questions, and sort by topic, hexagram, or date. …

Yi Jing app adds localizations

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces three new localizations and book translations for Yi Jing: Japanese (日本語), Português, and Español. These are in addition to English (with four book translations), Deutsch (with two book translations), and the original Chinese (中文) in the version 1.4 update.

Yi Jing is the definitive mobile version of I Ching, the Book of Changes, done the way it was meant to be experienced. One of the oldest books written has been re-crafted to take advantage of the unique features of your mobile device. One single App contains all of the features you would expect, including a question oracle, an integrated journal, and book text in multiple translations and interpretations.

Yi Jing app updated with two new translations

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces two new translations for its version 1.3 update for Yi Jing, also known as I Ching, the Book of Changes, for the iPhone and iPod touch, to help explore all of the different meanings and interpretations of this ancient Chinese oracle.

This update includes “Yi Jing / Book of Changes” by Gregory C. Richter, and “Gia-Fu Taoist I Ching” by Gia-Fu Feng and Frank R. Kegan. 

“Yi Jing / Book of Changes” is a direct transcription from Chinese with pinyin (contemporary standard pronunciation), gloss, and a clear English translation. Gregory C. Richter is a professor at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, who has taught linguistics, German, Russian, Latin, French, and Chinese. …

I Ching app updated with new content

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces its version 1.1 software update for I Ching (Yi Jing), the Book of Changes, for the iPhone and iPod touch. This update includes “A Guide to the I Ching” by Carol Anthony of the I Ching Institute, a new “quick” oracle feature, and other minor enhancements. 

Carol’s Guide, written for the Richard Wilhelm and Cary F. Baynes translation, is provided in both English and German, and is the first of several translations and commentaries planned to be provided through this unique app. Carol Anthony is co-author of "I Ching: The Oracle of the Cosmic Way" and many other books on the I Ching (at fine book stores and at www.ichingoracle.com). …

Yi Jing for iPhone and iPod Touch

Southborough, MA - Flat Earth Studio today announces Yi Jing, the Book of Changes for the iPhone and iPod touch.

The definitive mobile version of Yi Jing, or I Ching, the Book of Changes, done the way it was meant to be experienced. One of the oldest books written has been re-crafted to take advantage of the unique features of your mobile device. One single App contains all of the features you would expect to use with Yi Jing, including a question oracle, an integrated journal, and book text in multiple translations and interpretations.

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