The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 44

by Moms With Apps on August 28, 2012

Read an adventure, tell a story or play a game together with new apps this week, but that’s not all. The AppyMall, along with promoting educational apps throughout August, is giving away a new iPad. Melissa Northway and Mrs. P are joining up to party on Facebook in celebration of reading and creativity, and to give away prizes. Plus, Melissa is about to launch a brand new web site, but more on that next week. Oh, and welcome to the 44th app report, filled with the latest news 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.

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

123 Kids Fun All in One - App for kids 123 Kids Fun All in One – App for kids by RosMedia: Fifteen unique games for your preschooler (ages 2 – 5) that entertain and teach them at same time. Just tap “Play” to start and cheerful robot Tina guides your child throughout the whole App and explains what to do. iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Lite Version: Free + In-App Purchases
123 Kids Fun Games 123 Kids Fun Games by RosMedia: Learn Alphabet, Numbers, Animals, Shapes, Sounds and Words. Have fun with awesome Educational Games. Play music and enjoy simple, colourful activities! iPhone and iPad: $2.99
Preschool Learning Fun Preschool Learning Fun by Kevin Bradford: 8 fun and original games to help your preschoolers learn basic skills! Keep them entertained while they learn sorting, shapes, colors, differences, numbers, memory, and more! iPhone and iPad: Free + $2.99 In-App Purchase
AmusingABC Numbers AmusingABC Numbers by Kubi.Mobi: Let your kids learn numbers and how to spell them as well! Then see how they teach back! AmusingABC-Numbers app from KubiMobi counts up to 100 and helps your children, between ages 3-5, to learn the numbers. iPad: Free

Books

A Not So Fading Light A Not So Fading Light by GotFocus Solutions Ltd: A little boy and his sister sat down for breakfast. The news said the sun would only last another 4.8 billion years. The boy thought this didn’t sound like a lot. He looked at his sister…..They had to help. iPhone and iPad: Free
Nothing Ever Happens at the South Pole Nothing Ever Happens at the South Pole by Oceanhouse Media: When an eager young penguin searches for adventure in the South Pole, he can’t seem to find any excitement. No wild animals, no giant snowballs, and no hungry whales. Could it be he’s just not looking closely enough? Join him on his journey and see if you can find anything he might be missing! iPhone and iPad: $2.99, Google Play: $2.99

Games

Professor Kim - What´s missing here? Professor Kim – What’s missing here? by appp media: A great game for one or two players! Who can spot the missing animal or object first? Is it the octopus, the diving elephant or the clam? Help Professor Kim in his submarine to find what’s missing in the deep blue sea! Best for kids from 4 to 8 and their parents! This game is a Kim’s Game and helps to develop memory and observation skills! iPad: $1.99
Fido's Treehouse Scavenger Hunt Fido’s Treehouse Scavenger Hunt by Pixel Interactive: Fido’s Treehouse Scavenger Hunt – a scavenger hunt styled game in iOS! Two modes of play available for kids of different ages. In free play mode, explore the highly interactive environment. Wake the dog, water the plant, grow a flower, and sweep the floor! Challenge mode is a scavenger hunt for the older kids. Challenge your child to solve all the puzzles and help Fido find his treasure! iPad: $2.99

Literacy

StoryBot StoryBot by Glen Storey: Help your child become a better reader and writer with StoryBot! Create engaging stories for your child to put together as they learn about sentence structure, key sight words and grammar. You create the story, they rebuild it to make sense. Retell a family event or teach your child something new! StoryBot is an interactive shared reading tool designed by teachers. iPhone and iPad: $1.99

Promotions

New iPad 3 Giveaway An iPad 3 raffle is being held to celebrate the launch of AppyMall, http://www.appymall.com, an online educational app marketplace with search tools that help parents and teachers find apps by grade level and skill. Raffle entries are being collected through Sept. 15, 2012. Complete rules are on the site.
Facebook Party August 30th at 5:30 pm PST with Mrs. P! Come celebrate the love of reading and storytelling with Mrs. Pand Melissa Northway. Mrs. P endeavors to expose young people to great books and stories through a celebrity storyteller and to spark their imaginations and creativity with on-line games and writing contests. They will also be handing out some goodies including:

  • iStory Time: donated 10 codes for their new Ice Age 4 Storybook App
  • Disney: donated 10 codes to Brave and Bambi Storybook App
  • Author/Illustrator of Sassie Cassie: donated original art from her upcoming app from PicPocket Books
  • 2 signed books from Kathy Kinney of “Queen of Your Life”
  • Oceanhouse Media: donated some promo codes
  • $10 Gift Card for either iTunes or Amazon
  • Author/Illustrator Natasha Wing is donating two signed books of “Monster – Go to Bed!”
  • and more…

Read more details and don’t miss the party on Facebook.

Previews

VoiceBits Words Sneak Peek With VoiceBits Words you can create your own talking flash cards for kids. No voice recording nor difficult photo shooting: embedded voice synthesis engine and image search do the trick. (Watch Video). Visit www.voicebitsapp.com for more information.

Updates and New Versions

Build with Blocks HD Lite Build with Blocks HD Lite by Jocoda: Based on the traditional building block toy, the app has bright colours and is very easy to use. Now available in a free lite version. iPad: Free
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