App Friday: An Olympic Event!

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.

Participating Apps

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.

Android Apps

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.

I like to highlight developers who focus on Common Core Standards alignment. Story Bayou (Brush of Truth), has lessons, free to download, for teachers In addition, check out this page from KinderBach detailing how their program aligns to the Common Core standards.

Community News

Next Week: Over a Dozen Apps Will Be FREE for Back To School!

If you think this “Olympic-sized” #appfriday is big, it’s small beans compared to next week. App Friday August 3rd is the first of five consecutive Fridays dedicated to Back to School App Promotions. Teachers: Mark Your Calendars! FREE apps are being featured to make your back-to-school transition as seamless as possible.
  • August 3rd – Preschool & Early Learning
  • August 10th – Math
  • August 17th – Language Arts
  • August 24th – Science & Social Studies
  • August 31st – Creativity
Developers, get on board.  Fill out the App Friday “August” form. I would also recommend signing up to be listed on Siva’s new Appy Mall for Back to School, here: Technology in Education (Appy). Questions? Don’t hesitate to write me at

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.

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!

2 Replies to “App Friday: An Olympic Event!”

  1. Happy to Participate in this Olympic Event ’cause it’s our

    DOUBLE BIRTHDAY and we’ve got terrific news!

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    So We’re Celebrating! Get the app 50% OFF through the weekend!

    And thanks to the entire community at MOMS WITH APPS for your continued support! Always appreciate 5* reviews and FB likes!

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