Welcome to App Friday, our weekly link exchange of family-friendly apps. If there were an Olympic sport for app-downloading, this post would be a top competitor! Over TWENTY apps are listed at steeply discounted prices, including a few for free. So grab your torch (or iPad), and take a victory lap, because App Friday is becoming a global sporting event.
Clicking the links will take you to the app description, which has more information about each app. Parents and teachers, please preview the apps to understand the features before making it available in your home or classroom. Promotional pricing lasts until 8pm US PST Friday, unless extended by the developer.
- Animal Colours (flashcards in English, Spanish, German), $.99
- Brush of Truth (older readers, ages 8+. Choose your story by making decisions along the way), $.99
- Chalk Walk (teaches thumb-finger pincer grip), FREE
- Classroom Kinderbach: School Version (musical teaching methods), $12.99 (from $26.99)
- Easy Chinese Writing (simplified) – I Write Chinese, $.99
- Easy Chinese Writing – I Write Chinese (for iPhone), FREE
- Fireman Jigsaw Puzzles (puzzles with fireman themes), $.99
- Jellybean Tunes (learn to read and compose music), $.99
- Left Right Pup (learn left from right, and turn taking), FREE
- Lulu in Polynesia (interactive storybook with minigames – English & French), FREE
- Pink Powerful Calculator (invent math games with a colorful calculator), FREE
- Photo Memory Game (build custom memory game from your photos), FREE
- Puzzle School Stage 1: Kids 2+, $.99
- Puzzle School Stage 2: Kids 4+, $.99
- Puzzle School Stage 3: Kids 6+, $.99
- Puzzle School Professional, $2.99 (from $8.99)
- Question IT (teaching kids with autism answers to WH questions), $7.99 (from $24.99)
- Nature’s Friends (coloring book with environmental theme), $.99
- Sentence Builder (grammar and sentence structure), $.99
- Snowflake Station (fold, cut and decorate a snowflake), FREE
- The INCK that Stole Pink (children’s fiction iBook), $.99 (from $12.99)
- The Prisoner of Carrot Castle (storybook), $.99
- Trucks Jigsaw Puzzles (for kids who love tractors!), $.99
Sometimes the apps above are also offered on Android. The Android platforms (i.e., Nook, Amazon, Google Play) can have different price change mechanics than Apple’s iOS, so this section of the post is not about sale prices, but more of a heads-up on who also develops on Android. This week we have Brush of Truth from Story Bayou also available for Android on Google Play.
- Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 40
- Puzzle school is now in session on the MWA Banner!
- Did you know abou the weekly iLuvDrawing Contest? Submit your drawings each week to win apps on your wishlist.
- Happi Papi launched a Buy One, Get One Free app promotion. It’s Huge!
- Join us on Twitter using the #appfriday hashtag to retweet your favorite apps.
Next Week: Over a Dozen Apps Will Be FREE for Back To School!
- August 3rd – Preschool & Early Learning
- August 10th – Math
- August 17th – Language Arts
- August 24th – Science & Social Studies
- August 31st – Creativity
Olympic-Sized Download Parties on Facebook!
Join app developers on the App Friday Facebook page for real-time conversations. Gatherings start at 10:00am Paris time, and 10:00am San Francisco time (here is the World Clock for timezone conversions). Once on the page, select Highlights > Posts By Others, to view the conversation. This week’s parties will be Olympic-sized, and hosted by Mrs. Judd’s Games for the San Francisco party, and Kristin of appp media & Valerie of Les Trois Elles for the Global Kick Off at 10:00am Paris time.
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!