The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 37

by Moms With Apps on July 4, 2012

Welcome to the 37th App Report stuffed full with the latest news, promotions, and product announcements from our network of family-friendly app developers. If you have news to announce, or simply want to get a sneak peek at next week’s news, visit the Product Announcements forum.

Don’t forget to enter the: Independence Week Celebration – 50 App Giveaway. Someone is going to win 50 apps!

Parents, please take a moment to read the full app descriptions, and to screen the apps you download, in order to fully understand the features and elements in the app. If you find an app you like, please write a review.

- Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

Apps for Little Ones

i Learn With Boing: Savannah Adventures! HD i Learn With Boing: Savannah Adventures! HD by Tribal Nova: Embark on a new fun adventure in the savannah in which your child will learn key math skills such as counting, ordering numbers and adding or subtracting while playing with savannah animals! iPad: $0.99 (launch special)
Bo's Jigsaw Puzzles Bo’s Jigsaw Puzzles by Heppi: After Bo’s Bedtime Story and finalist of the Star App Awards Bo’s Dinnertime, Bo’s Jigsaw Puzzles offers children jigsaw puzzles of 4, 9 or 16 pieces with pictures of Bo the Giraffe and his friends or the dolls Lulu and Tommy. iPhone and iPad: $0.99, Google Play: Free
Egg Knock Egg Knock by Hompimplay: Crack open heartwarming surprises with Egg Knock, watch adorable animals dance along to classic melodies. Easy to use, simply tap one of seven random eggs several times and a cute creature will spring upward, ready to play. iPhone: $0.99
Adventurous Animals Adventurous Animals by FestaApp: Take a ride into Space with the flying Cow or learn the Can-Can with the Dancing Ducks! Hoping to put the laughter back into learning, the Adventurous Animals will take you on a journey of word and number discoveries while putting a smile on the faces of you and your little ones. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $1.99

Books

The Lion And The Mouse By Kid-mind Studios The Lion And The Mouse By Kid-mind Studios by China Melonking International Group co., Limited: “The Lion and the Mouse” tells the all time classic fable in a new way that children are sure to love. Blurring the line between animation and picture book, it features beautiful pictures, mini games, with lively animations and interactions. iPad: $2.99
Ice Is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles Ice Is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles by Oceanhouse Media: Explore the animals and geography of the North and South Poles aboard the SS Ice Chopper! Tap interactive diagrams to learn how the Earth orbits around the sun, or how polar bears stay warm in the snow. Crashing icebergs, swimming animals and blooming flowers bring life to each page and an instant glossary teaches new words throughout the story. iPhone and iPad: $3.99
The Adventures of Slibby the Snail: The stolen food The Adventures of Slibby the Snail: The stolen food by CoolAsh Studio: A funny and charming story about a little snail called Slibby who is helping his friends Ants to find their stolen food. While Slibby is searching for the food, YOU will have to help him by solving all kinds of quests! iPhone: $2.99, iPad: $2.99
Grandma Gets Grumpy Grandma Gets Grumpy by Anna Grossnickle Hines: Grandma doesn’t mind a little rowdiness. She likes kids! So when five cousins stay with her over night they have lots of fun, playing games, taking out toys, and caring for Grandma in their pretend hospital. But when it’s time to clean up playing turns to squabbling and the kids discover that even grandmas have their limits. Happily, it doesn’t take long to fix the problem and bring Grandma’s smile back in time for bedtime stories and kisses. iBooks for iPhone and iPad: $3.99

Games

Jellyflug Jellyflug by Troll inc: Welcome to the Micro World of Jellyflug! Run, jump and battle your way through the micro-world of bacteria. Meet Grash as he explores the immense landscapes of kitchen sinks, floors, cutting boards from a completely new perspective; through the eyes of a bacterium. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $1.99
Mini Train for Kids Mini Train for Kids by Alexandre Minard: Choo choo… Kids will take the mini train on a journey to harvest all golden stars from each level. Kids will also be able to build their own tracks in a free mode or in the “construction” mode to collect all the golden stars. iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase
Wild Surf Wild Surf by Eating My Hat: You are a few taps away from your next dream vacation. It’s an endless summer here in Paradise Island with year-round sun and great surf everyday. Grab your favorite surfboard and catch some waves. Just be sure to avoid the hungry sharks on your ride into surfing heaven. iPhone: $0.99 + In-App Purchases from $0.99 to $9.99
Kids Quiz for iPhone and iPad Kids Quiz for iPhone and iPad by toomanyscreens: Choose an avatar and play alone or challenge your friends (up to 4 players). Test your knowledge by answering over 350 questions in various fields such as space, nature, movies, history, music, video games and much more. iPhone and iPad: $0.99

Math

Place Value from the Ground Up Place Value from the Ground Up by David Ng: This textbook attempts to immerse students in a microworld of blocks, groups of blocks, counting, and regrouping. There is very little direct instruction on place value. Instead, students learn by exploring, navigating, and solving problems within the microworld itself. They start by counting by ones and rapidly build their understanding until they are using paper-and-pencil algorithms for multi-digit arithmetic. iBooks for iPad: $2.99

Science

Chemistry from the Ground Up Chemistry from the Ground Up by David Ng: This textbook covers chemistry topics typically found in a middle school science curriculum. However, it does so by grounding those topics in a deep, fundamental understanding of particles and motion. It is intended for students who enjoy grappling with scientific concepts and constantly asking themselves: why? iBooks on iPad: $1.99

Promotions

Win 50 apps! Independence Week Celebration – 50 App Giveaway on the Kid-Capsule Blog!
Enter to win Pixopop stitch bunny dolls, promo codes for Sight Words Hangman and Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop and original mini card with stitch bunny sketch by the artist. Enter at melissanorthway.com
Purple Carrot Books is having a giveaway and call for pictures of the Super Duper Purple Carrot. View the video.
Holt Smith Kids Summer SaleAll apps are $0.99 or Free for July! The Holt Smith parent developed school readiness apps are compelling primers that help children scaffold the concepts of letters, word structure, spelling, rhyming, numbers, counting, and addition through tracing, picture and color association, and phonics.
“The Magnificent Traveling Palace” is on a special SALE for the US Independence Week. Download this magical adventure for the whole family for only $0.99 until July 8th
Interface3 has a title out later this year entitled Cosmic Reactor – it’s a learning title covering maths and vocabulary, starring a host of zany, comic-style alien characters. But we’re looking to the kids of the world to help design an extra alien character to play as in the full game, and are running a contest on our website to invite entries. Paintings, doodles and even iPad drawings are welcome! Contest ends Sunday (July 8).

News

Marble Math and Marble Math Junior, along with Monster Physics, have been included in this Best Summer Travel Apps feature in The Washington Post
PUZZINGO – Educational Toddler Puzzle by 77SPARX Studio PUZZINGO – Educational Toddler Puzzle by 77SPARX Studio, LLC: Does your child like puzzles? Selected as one of the best Apps for young children by the Chicago Tribune, and featured in multiple iTunes stores, PUZZINGO is the best puzzle for toddlers. And the best part is, PUZZINGO is now free! iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchases
NxtApp 4 Kids NxtApp 4 Kids by ICON, LLC: We are very happy to announce that NxtApp 4 Kids is selected for AppStar Picks. AppStar Picks is designed to help families, teachers and educators discover some of the best apps for kids. iPhone and iPad: $0.99
Multiplication: Invasion of the Moon Monkeys Multiplication: Invasion of the Moon Monkeys by EduGame UK: We’re very pleased to announce that ‘Multiplication: Invasion Of The Moon Monkeys’ our Multiplication & Times Tables app has been selected by Apple as an Apple ‘Editors Choice: All Time Favourite’ on the UK App Store! iPhone and iPad: $1.99

Previews

Montessori Numbers by L’Escapadou: Coming in August. Watch Video.

Updates

KIDiPLAY Match KIDiPLAY Match by Ingengo LLC: We released a major update to our iOS app KIDiPLAY Match. The new features include additional content, voice recordings, and a settings menu that lets parents and educators control most aspects of the app and makes it an even more useful tool in special education. iPhone and iPad: $1.99, iPhone and iPad Lite: Free
Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop HD Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop HD by Marcel Widarto: Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop 1.1 update is now available for download. The update gives the option for user to select qwerty keyboard to be used for the spelling mode. iPad: $2.99

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