Welcome to App Friday, our weekly link exchange of family-friendly apps. This medley of apps from seven different developers feels so diverse, it’s like a sampler platter. Storybook? Travel Guide? Math workbook? Word games? Virtual reality? The choice is yours. If any of these become a hit a your house, please consider writing a review on iTunes. Thank you!
Featured Apps (Click the image to read the descriptions in iTunes. Promotional pricing lasts until 8pm US PST Friday, unless extended by the developer.)
Little Blue Jackal for iPad, FREE for App Friday. This is the second title from Niyaa, a husband/wife developer team based in the Bay Area. Their apps were a hit at the Apple Store last weekend, and they also include a parent-child-activity section with reading comprehension questions.
Card Match, FREE for App Friday. A matching game, but with sight words. In “tricky” mode, your task is to match the word with the image or color associated with that word.
Build a Word Easy Spelling Sight Words, FREE for App Friday. Tap the question mark to hear an audio version of the word, and then drag letters to spell the word. Tap each letter to hear it’s sound. Build a Word Easy Spelling Phonics is also on special this Friday for $.99.
Dollar Dogs, FREE for a limited time. This is a photo sharing app with 3D animations and virtual reality. My iPad ONE is giving me issues, so I can’t relay a full debrief, but I like the concept of heading out to take photos as tool for getting active. First app from the Mom With App at Jadaplay, I’m sure she’d appreciate your ideas and feedback.
Penelope the Purple Pirate HD, and for iPhone, $.99 this App Friday. The background on how this app was made is an inspiration to anyone considering publishing on the iPad: http://blog.momswithapps.com/2011/09/10/perseverance-pays-off-one-moms-journey-to-create-a-childrens-picture-book/. Thanks Melissa for putting your book on sale today – looking forward to the next title!
ParisAppTours: Beware Mme la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris, originally scheduled for $1.99, but showing up FREE for App Friday (from $5.99). Touring with an iPhone, with access to location and historic data of the place you are visiting, is a very cool use of technology. Thanks Sarah for keeping this app on the radar for potential summer visits to Paris!
Join Penelope the Purple Pirate on Facebook
Kick off down under on Treasure Kai’s Facebook Page with host Karen Robertson at 8pm Sydney time. Then, join Melissa Northway at Penelope the Purple Pirate’s Facebook Page at 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST for some treasure including promo codes, gift cards and Penelope’s National Purple Day Giveaway! Our Facebook events are opportunities to interact directly with the developers who create the apps, while browsing app news and grabbing a few deals. NOTE: The new Facebook Timeline format has arrived, here are some tips for navigating group events.
- Volume 22 of the App Report is up and ready for viewing, compiled by Garry at Jellybean Tunes.
- Our Banner Program takes a trip to the Great Outdoors!
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!