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Sleep Bug Apps Now Rank in Top 20 in Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and Top 100 in Apple App Store As Apps Surpass 100,000 Downloads
BERGEN, Norway - Sleep Bug™, the app to help you achieve a faster more relaxed sleep, has achieved several milestones in the Apple® App Store and in the Microsoft® Windows® Phone 7 Marketplace. Combining the iPhone®, iPod®, iPad® and Windows Phone 7 platforms, in the Health and Fitness category, the Sleep Bug apps have been in the top 100 in more than 100 countries. In the Health and Fitness category for the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace it has been a top 20 app in more than 30 countries. In addition, the Sleep Bug and Sleep Bug Pro apps have now been downloaded more than 100,000 times.
Sleep Bug is an app that produces ambient scene sounds and music to help you fall asleep sooner and more soundly. Through the use of a powerful sound mixer generating high-quality realistic ambient sounds and music, Sleep Bug provides 22 scenes with a plethora of options to suit user needs for reaching a faster more relaxing sleep.
Sleep Bug Free Version and Sleep Bug Pro Version
For the Apple App Store, the free version of Sleep Bug comes with nine free scenes: beach; classical; fire; forest; jungle; music box; river; weather and Zen garden. For the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace the free version comes with 10 free scenes: beach; city; fire; horror; jungle; music box; river; sci-fi; train; and weather. Each scene is customizable allowing users to add or remove additional random ambient sounds. For example, in the river scene users can add a mix of birds, insects, frogs, lightning and wind to help them sleep.
Users can upgrade to Sleep Bug Pro for $1.99. The Apple IOS® version of Sleep Bug has both a Pro version and in-app purchasing within the free version. Sleep Bug Pro adds an additional number of scenes. For the Apple App Store, you receive 10 additional scenes: airport; city; dreams; horror; outback; sci-fi; train; underwater; white noise; and winter. For the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace you receive an additional nine scenes: airport; classical; dreams; forest; outback; underwater; white noise; winter; and Zen garden. As with the free version of Sleep Bug, each of Sleep Bug Pro's scenes can be customized to add a mix of additional ambient sounds to suit user sleep needs. For example, in the underwater scene users can add ambient sounds of sonar, whales and bubbles.
Sleep Bug's classical and music box scenes are popularly used to help babies fall asleep. The horror scene is for those where creepy-crawly helps them sleep or simply to get a scare out of you or your friends. You can add ghosts; screams; chains; doors and owls to do the job.
A high resolution wallpaper picture indicates a match to the selected scene and simple useful tiles to the left and right help users quickly select different scenes, options and ambient sounds to add to their scene. A clock and timer is included to let users customize when they want Sleep Bug to automatically stop.
"I'm obviously excited about the success achieved so far for Sleep Bug and Sleep Bug Pro," said Arnt-Henning Moberg, the sole designer behind the success of Sleep Bug and Sleep Bug Pro. "There are all kinds of studies linking a lack of sleep to health concerns such as a shorter lifespan, heart diseases, high blood pressure and weight gain. And other studies have demonstrated the many benefits of proper sleep such as, a longer lifespan, improved memory, and lowers stress. It's nice to know the Sleep Bug apps are helping people achieve a faster more relaxed sleep."
Emil Korngold developed the sounds for the Sleep Bug apps and commented, "We wanted to make sure the ambient sounds were as lifelike as possible, with no evident gaps or loops - important factors to ensure realistic ambient sounds that can help people sleep. I'm proud of how realistic all the sounds turned out."
Sleep Bug and Sleep Bug Pro are currently available on the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod as well as on Windows Phone 7 smartphones via the respective app stores for each platform.
About Sleep Bug
With more than 100,000 downloads, the Sleep Bug™ and Sleep Bug Pro apps use a powerful sound mixer to generate high-quality realistic ambient sounds and music for users to reach a faster more relaxing sleep. With a high quality image to designate the current scene in use, Sleep Bug provides 22 scenes with a plethora of sound options that users can customize to suit their needs for reaching a faster more relaxing sleep. Developed in Norway by app designer Arnt-Henning Moberg, with sound development by Emil Korngold from Holland, the Sleep Bug and Sleep Bug Pro apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Windows® Phone 7 Marketplace. Sleep Bug is a free version and the Sleep Bug Pro app, providing additional scenes, is $1.99. Sleep Bug: the app to help you sleep. More information is available at sleepbug.net.
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