This is the last “LIVE” App Friday of the year because iTunes Connect (the developer portal where price changes are scheduled) will be closing for the holidays. Everyone is in a scramble before the price freeze, so our post this week is overflowing with apps. Some sales have been going all week, some will last through the end of the year, and some are just for today. But as of Friday December 16th, here are some deals on the table. Please click the app images to read the iTunes App Descriptions and Reviews before downloading. It’s a diverse post with veterans and newbies side-by-side, and we hope you find something you like!
Last Download Party of 2011!
Join the revelers as we discover new apps. Parties start at 9pm PST Thursday night with the Down Under crowd, and move around the globe, with a finale at 10am PST Friday morning. Yes, it’s certainly possible that Social Media is ruining our minds – but we’ll do our best to FOCUS on downloading! Here is the event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/180895555340920/ (Click “attend event” to participate, and F5 to refresh and see new posts).
Research the apps you purchase by reviewing the iTunes Description and reviews FIRST.
Clicking the images below will take you to a web Preview page for iTunes. Tips for decoding a description are HERE.
App Friday promotional pricing lasts until 8pm US PST Friday, unless extended by the developer.
Math Evolve, arcade style math game, last day of $.99 introductory price
Playtunes Piano, $.99 for App Friday
Musical Me HD, $.99 for a limited time
Kid Capsule, family journal, $.99 | *App includes Facebook integration for authorization
Treasure Kai interactive storybook, $.99 for App Friday
Simplex Spelling Phonics, $.99 for App Friday | *Includes messaging button in app the parents can hide
I’m In Traveling, personalized travel fun, FREE to download with $.99 In App Purchase for App Friday
Xmas Memo Memory Game, FREE for App Friday
Message Board (Beware, it’s LONG)
- Gifting an app for the Holidays? Here are some tips: http://blog.momswithapps.com/2010/11/15/how-to-gift-an-app/
- Thank you Siva of Technology in Education for running a buzzworthy Appy Holidays promotion last week – loved the new #flashsales.
- JUST LAUNCHED: Toca Kitchen, Coloring Christmas, Tillie’s Time Shop, and TONS MORE here on our Jellybean Tunes App Report.
- Jamie & Jen of Best Kids Apps have a Reader’s Choice contest running for the Best App of 2011. There are familiar apps listed – which one gets your vote?
- Dan the Man (a.k.a. Dan Russell Pinson) is making a difference for the children of Uganda, find out more about his Invisible Children fundraiser on stayclassy.org.
- Madhavi had so much fun last weekend that she will be keeping iLuv Drawing Animals FREE through the end of 2011!
- Injini Child Development Suite is specially priced from now through the end of the year ($29.99 from $49.99).
- Melissa (a.k.a. Penelope the Purple Pirate) is penning App Reviews – is YOUR favorite app listed?
- CreateACard is running an iTunes Giftcard promotion at the KidsAndBeyond Facebook Page.
- Meet our featured family from Norway on the Moms With Apps Banner.
- Our collection of family-friendly app demos is growing on our YouTube channel!
- Real time news? Follow Moms With Apps on Facebook.
The Link Exchange
Add links to your favorite apps, blog posts, Facebook pages – or any link that covers family-friendly apps. Please include the app name (or page name) in the Link Title, your email, and a URL. Thanks for participating!