Welcome to App Friday, our weekly link exchange of family-friendly apps. Our developers are showcasing an assortment of apps just in time for Mother’s Day. From chore charts, to tween esteem, toddler fun, and family videos – we’ve got plenty of downloads to round out your iDevice. Thanks for joining us, and Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!
Chore Pad – What is your app about? Chore Pad and Chore Pad HD are fantastic for helping organize the family chores around the house. It is much more useful than regular chore charts. You can assign chores to specific family members and chart their progress. Chores can be repeated or assigned to any number of people. Use rewards to motivate kids or reluctant house mates! Chore Pad HD also works very well in other settings. Roommate situations, classrooms with and without special needs, and even adult home environments can all easily take advantage of this app.
Be Confident in Who You Are – What is your app about? Be Confident in Who You Are is based on Book 1 of the award-winning Middle School Confidential™ series written by teen expert Annie Fox, illustrated by Matt Kindt, and published by Free Spirit Publishing. This graphic novel app enables readers to zoom right into the story world. With beautiful full-color illustrations and richly layered audio made up of movie-like sound effects and music, Be Confident will be a sure-fire hit with 8-14 year olds. (Even those who don’t like to read!) As a bonus for parents and teachers, this app puts thought-provoking entertainment and solutions into the hands of teens who deal with these personal issues every day. It’s likely to challenge teens to think about their emotions and behavior in new ways and encourage them to make more respectful, cooperative choices at school and at home.
Cinderella Puzzle Book – What is your app about? Cinderella Puzzle Book is the timeless classic story book with 25 pages of manga art illustrations. Options of text highlighting, narration and auto page flipping make it easy and enjoyable for a wide range of children. Parents can also record their own voice for the narration! Mini games are sprinkled throughout the book to engage the reader. The interactive jigsaw puzzles improve the child’s shape recognition ability. The search and matching of “hidden crowns” improve color matching ability. The coloring game is simple fun to look at! The goal is to let the reader feel engaged while reading an e-book and also to improve shape and coloring matching ability along the way. Axion Logic is also promoting their other titles this App Friday, so look out for the Prince Bear and Pauper Bear, along with the HD versions – FREE and specially priced on the App Store!
Play Phone – What is your app about? Play Phone is an educational app for your toddler that lets him/her learn about colors, alphabets, numbers, vehicles and identify who is who in the family. Identifying someone in the family screen is highly customizable and that makes this app unique. You can use the pictures from your album or use the camera of your device to take pictures of your family members and use them in the app right away. You can also record your own voice to quiz your child to identify the picture.
Kinkast – What is your app about? KinKast Video Sharing KinKast was made to be the fastest and easiest way to privately share video with your friends and family. Record a video and share it instantly with just a few taps, it’s that simple. We automatically upload your video in the background and your loved ones receive an e-mail invitation to view the video as soon as it is ready. We made it easy to watch videos, so your family doesn’t have to create an account or remember a password. They just click on the thumbnail in the e-mail and are taken to their own private viewing page where they can watch all of the videos you’ve shared with them. The KinKast Video Sharing App is free and so is our basic membership which allows you to share unlimited videos (without length limits) each hosted for 30 days. If you want to back-up all of your videos, you can upgrade to our premium membership for $4.99/mo or $49.99/yr. Use KinKast to send your mother a video of her grandkids wishing her Happy Mother’s Day.
What’s in it for me this App Friday, May 6th?
- Chore Pad – $.99
- Chore Pad HD – $1.99
- Be Confident in Who You Are: Middle School Confidential – $.99
- Cinderella Puzzle Book – $.99
- Prince Bear & Pauper Bear – FREE
- Play Phone – FREE
- KinKast Video Sharing – always FREE
- Sleeping With The Laundry (parenting stories from columnist Margee Moore) – FREE
Note: These prices are applicable on Friday May 6th until 8pm US Pacific Time. After the promotion is over, prices revert back to regular pricing on the iTunes App Store unless the developers choose to extend the promotion over the weekend.
App Friday Link Exchange Our goal at Moms With Apps is to spread the word about family-friendly apps. We also like to know about great deals. Do YOU have some app news to share? If so, please participate in our link exchange and post it down below. Include the app name (& details) in the Link Title, your email, and a URL to the app. Thanks for your participation.