Focus V2.2 released

Good news! We just released version 2.2 of Focus!

Are you tired of showing a picture to someone and they keep swiping left or right? Focus is the solution to your problem!

Focus 2.2 now supports Marshmallow permission checks, has a more descriptive error message and UI improvements!

The application works by sharing pictures to Focus and setting up a personal PIN code.

With Focus, your friend can now swipe left or right and will see only the pictures that you allow.

The free version of Focus is available on Google Play and the paid version is also available on Google Play for 99 cents (USD). 

Coloroos 1.0 Released

We at Rise Software are really proud to announce the release of Coloroos 1.0 on Google Play!

Coloroos is a fun drawing application that is both simple and safe for children to use.

Safety first. The application offers the opportunity to add parental control so that you can be reassured when your children use your device. There are two modes for parental control. The first mode consists of entering a PIN code and activating the “Lock in drawing” function. The second mode consists of an alarm sound of your choice and activating the vibration. This way if the child presses your device’s home button, the alarm will trigger. In addition to parental controls, Coloroos has no access to the Internet and contains no advertising.

But also fun! Besides drawings on a blank canvas, you can also draw on coloring books or on your photos while the original photos will remain untouched.

The coloring books have a minimum of twenty-five pages and are full of fun drawings and simple games that every child will love. You can also save your drawings and share them on social networks or with your friends and family.

Since the holidays are approaching, we have a special Christmas coloring book! This book is filled with drawings and easy games in the theme of winter and Christmas. Children will have lots of fun by coloring Santa Claus or Mr. Snowman and playing simple games.

Coloroos is available for free on Google Play and will always be free. It will never have any ads, links or have access to the internet.

The Christmas coloring book is available on Google Play for USD $0.99.

The free Meet Pocket coloring book will soon be available on Google Play.

For more information concerning Coloroos, please visit the Coloroos section of the website.

We sincerely hope that everyone will have lots of fun using Coloroos.

Happy Holidays!

-The Coloroos Team

Coming Soon: Coloroos V1.0

We are pleased to announce that Coloroos 1.0 will be released to Google Play this Friday the 16th of December!

Coloroos is beautiful and safe Android drawing application that children will love (and grown-ups too)!

Safety first : the application doesn’t have ANY ads and it does not have access to the internet in any way. There are also parental controls to be sure that your children do not leave the application, you will be able to activate the “lock in drawing” mode and add a personal PIN code. You will also be able to activate the “Notify when user leaves” mode. This setting works by adding an alarm sound of your choice and by activating the vibration. If a child taps on the device’s home button, the alarm will sound.

Coloroos provides many drawing tools in a simple interface that any child can use. Its many random modes give young children a great feeling of creativity. Once they are done drawing, they will be able to save their piece of art and share it with friends and family on social networks!

There are also coloring books that can be found on the Google Play store. These coloring books have a minimum of twenty-five pages and are full of drawings and simple games.

While playing with the application, children will encounter the one and only Pocket the coloroo! Pocket is an animal very similar to a kangaroo and he comes from planet Chroma, he’s also Coloroos’ mascot that everyone will love! To know more about Pocket and his journey, you can download the “Meet Pocket” coloring book for free directly from Google play store.

Coloroos will be free to download on the Google Play store, will never have any ads and will always be free. No links, no ads, ever.

We truly hope that everyone but especially children will have tons of fun with Coloroos and with our friendly mascot Pocket.

For more information concerning Coloroos, please join the Coloroos Beta group on Google+ or visit the Coloroos section of the website

-The Coloroos Team

Rise Software presents: Dual Degrees, V2.0!


We are pleased and proud to announce that we have just released the latest version of Dual Degrees, version 2.0! 

Dual Degrees (formally Bi-Polar) is a widget that displays the weather in both Celsius and Fahrenheit simultaneously and allows you to share the weather in both units. It‘s also really easy to customize the widget, from changing the text color to the background color or adding a picture of your choice for a more personal background!

There’s more, in this new version of Dual Degrees, we added a brand new Diamond upgrade with some cool new features such as changing the font size and repositioning the text before sharing the weather to your friends or on your favorite social media. You will also be able to remove the Dual Degrees watermark.

We listened to our users who reported that they were looking for an app icon and were confused about how to operate Dual Degrees. That’s why we also added an application icon which will display an introduction on how to use the widget, as well some useful tips.

Dual Degrees also has four new widget sizes for the Diamond upgrade, for you to be able to add multiple widget on your device home-screen.

You can get Dual Degrees for free today on the Google Play store and you can acquire the Diamond upgrade as an in-app purchase by simply tapping on the diamond icon on the top right corner of the widget.

We truly hope that everyone will love this version of Dual Degrees.

-The Dual Degrees team

Coming Soon: Dual Degrees V2.0


feature_graphic_1024x500We are excited to announce that we will be releasing Dual Degrees (formerly Bi-polar) version 2.0 on Friday November 25th 2016.

Dual Degrees is a widget that lets you share the weather with your friends in both Fahrenheit and Celsius simultaneously, so that everyone can understand just how hot it is!!

We decided to change the name because we believe that it brought too much confusion as to what the widget does and what it is for. We believe that this new name is more expressive and will avoid all confusion. We also would like to thank everyone who voted during the polls we made.

Version 2.0 sees a revamped user interface, more functionality and a new application icon which will display an introduction on how to use the widget, as well some useful tips. We added this icon because some of our users have reported that they were looking for an application icon or were confused about how to operate Dual Degrees,

There’s also a new Diamond upgrade with new features:

  • Add multiple widgets on your device’s home screen
  • Four new different sizes of the widget for your convenience
  • Ability to change the font size and reposition the text before sharing the weather to your favorite social media site or your friends
  • Remove the Dual Degrees watermark

We will be sending out a complete press kit in the next few days.

We hope you’ll enjoy version 2.0 of Dual Degrees!

– The Dual Degrees Team

Coloroos SDK released today


After many months of hard work Coloroos is on the verge of being released to the public. Version 1.0 RC1 was delivered to the beta group and is looking great. I’m very happy with the feature set and the app looks great! And Although the app can stand alone, it’s much better with coloring books. We already have a few ready to put on the market, but we’re waiting for more. I want at least 5 full coloring books to be available when Coloroos is released. And that’s where you come in!

Starting today you too can make Coloroos coloring books that you can distribute on Google play or any other market where Coloroos will be available. We’ve had many requests to allow people to create coloring books and now your wish has come true. Artists love having their art appreciated and nothing is better than having a child appreciate and play with your drawings.

To get started you can find the SDK documentation here under the SDK tab. I have created and published a free SDK that allow any artist to easily create and distribute coloring books. The SDK documentation contains all the information required. You’ll find all the code that you need, image templates, the licensing agreement and more.

I’m taking all the steps necessary to make Coloroos an awesome place for kids: safe, fun, easy to use. And also a great app for grown-ups with many tools, sharing options, and import options. The next versions will bring:

* more settings to make the environment even more secure for kids
* toddler, child and teen modes
* more tools, more strokes, more colors

Coloroos is going to be awesome! Come join us and bring your artistic talent!


Focus V2.1 released

Focus V2.1 is finally here! We have been looking forward to this release as it brings  some polish to the application. We are also happy to say that all of these features are available in both the free and paid versions.

  • Removed ads in the free version!
  • Added a recommend apps section
  • Added links to the help videos
  • Now translated in 11 languages
  • Added a Help dialog
  • Added a What’s New dialog
  • Added an About dialog

We completely removed the ads from the application. So your viewing experience will no longer be hindered. We added a Recommended Apps section that shows you apps that are hand picked by us. You can access this feature from the settings icon.

We know that some people were having problems understanding how to use the app so we made videos and added links from within the application. The videos are only available in English. We also added a Help dialog, which is also unfortunately only available in English.

However, the application itself is now translated into 11 languages!

  • English
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Swedish

We have received help from many people on Google+ and they are all mentioned in the About box.

You will now be greeted with a What’s New dialog when you upgrade the application. This handy little feature will let you know what new features you can expect in case you don’t follow this blog. (But you do follow this blog, right?)

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– Handles Images only
– Plays sound when user leaves app
– Locks screen if user taps Home button
– All the free features
– Handles Videos
– Notifications to Wear devices
– Change ‘return to user’ message

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