App Friday: iYuva

Welcome to App Friday, our weekly link exchange of family-friendly apps. This week Bubulu Labs  debuts their creative canvas for the iPhone and iPod touch. iYuva, with a custom update made just for Halloween, is an art studio that lets your own imagination drive the output. iYuva does require registration since the creations are accessible and sharable with friends and family members (on the device and the web), but once you register there is a quick login for returning users. Also, take some time to familiarize yourself and your child with the menu options. Understanding how the app works first (changing colors, sizes and shapes) will ease you into play.

What is your app about? iYuva (Yuva means “youth” in Sanskrit) is an app your child will love to play and immerse herself in. It has lots of shapes and lots of colors to choose from. This app gives you 3 sets of abstract shapes to drag, resize, rotate and color with. The results are delightful drawings limited only by your imagination. Our regular updates to the app keep the drawings fresh and thematic.

Why is it special? iYuva encourages all parents and caregivers a platform to share and seek responses to the child’s artwork. Once your child has created his masterpiece, these drawings are available on the accompanying website for you to share on Facebook, Twitter or via ecards. So the drawings can be accessed anywhere, not just on the device. The latest iYuva update is boo-tiful – it is a “Halloween” swatch to make spooky spiders and goofy pumpkins.

What’s in it for me? For App Friday, October 29th, iYuva for iPhone and iPod touch will be FREE on the iTunes App Store. Download before 8pm US Pacific Time before app reverts back to original pricing.

MORE Apps This Week!

FREE for App Friday, Oct. 29th: Matching Game Memory Pairs (iPhone & iPad) Matching Game Memory Pairs or Match Pairs is a Memory game designed to be kid friendly with baby animal artwork and baby animal sounds. The game is fun animated and easy to play. It is customizable to grow with your child but also offers an easy way to turn menus off while they play so younger kids don’t get lost the buttons and options. When they are ready to learn words you can set it so the names of the animals show after each match.

FREE for App Friday, Oct. 29th: Zombies vs. Literacy (iPhone & iPod touch) Stop zombies from eating your brain by learning early reading skills. Practice word families and sight words and you’ll discover that your brain is too big to be eaten! Fun, interactive application to practice early reading skills. Swipe through the alphabet, word families and sight words. Touch letters to hear them spoken. Watch our for the zombie stampede…they’re looking for brains.

FREE ALWAYS MathSpinK by iHome Educator Kindergarten and Pre-K counting: Finger Counting 1 to 10; 12 Days of Christmas Counting 1 to 12 with graphics of each of the 12 days; Train Car counting 1 to 5 with cute graphics of a train; Princess Counting – 1 to 10 with shiny pretty things. All audio recorded and produced by the family at iHomeEducator!

FEATURED (regular price): Apps for the Witching Hour for more Trick-or-Treat Fun! Our developers have reached into their treat bags for an array of apps for Halloween fun. Choose from books, games, educational and creative activities to help transition from that sugar high – all made right here by the family-friendly crew at Moms With Apps.

App Friday Link Exchange Our goal at Moms With Apps is to spread the word about family-friendly apps. Do YOU have a favorite app to share? Please participate in our link exchange and post it down below. Include the app name in the Link Title, your email, and a URL to the app. Thanks for your participation!

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