The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 46

by Moms With Apps on September 11, 2012

Welcome back to the 46th app report. This week we play pinball, learn sequences and read all about a big-hearted moose. As always, the app report brings you 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 support independent app developers by leaving a rating or writing a review.

- Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

Fun Educational Apps now features daily sales on apps. See all the latest offers on apps for everyone from toddlers to teens.
Penelope Celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day: Penelope the Purple Pirate will be on sale (iPhone: sale price $0.99, iPad: sale price $0.99) from September 15th to the 19th in support of Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th. While you practice your ‘arrrrs’ check out this interview with the founders of TLAP – 80,000 strong on Facebook and celebrated worldwide!
Back to School Sale from Oceanhouse Media: Check out all the titles on sale on their web site.
MathHelper by StepByStep has gone free. iPhone: Free
Alien Buddies in the New York Times: Yes, the Alien Buddies from Artgig Studio (iPhone and iPad: $1.99) have been spotted in the Gadgetwise blog at NYTimes.com.

Apps for Little Ones

Talking Animals Wheel Talking Animals Wheel by Bongly: Spin the wheel to see and hear over 24 animals across jungle, farm and sea themes. Send postcards of your favorite animals. iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase
Pictures Book Circus Pictures Book Circus by kidEbook LTD: Interactive book about circus animals for toddlers with fun audio and animation. iPad: $0.99, iPhone: $0.99
Picture Book Cars Pictures Book Cars by kidEbook LTD: Pictures Book Cars is a kids book with games, audio and interactive animations to teach your toddler about vehicles. iPad: $0.99, iPhone: $0.99
Pictures Book Professions Pictures Book Professions by kidEbook LTD: Learn about professions with this interactive picture book for toddlers. iPad: $0.99, iPhone: $0.99
Animal Games for Kids: Puzzles HD Animal Games for Kids: Puzzles HD by Scott Adelman: Do your kids love animals? Do they love puzzles? Look no further. Animal Games for Kids: Puzzles HD is a fun animated puzzle game for toddlers, preschoolers and kids from ages 1 to 6. iPhone and iPad: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase, Google Play, Nook: $0.99
Alphabet Jumbled Updated Alphabet Jumbled by Pixel Interactive: Had enough of same old Alphabet song, flash cards and posters? Here’s a fun interactive app to get your kids started on their ABCs! Updated based on customer feedback (text and sound effects) and now supports auto-rotation on the iPad. iPhone and iPad: $1.99
First Words Halloween Updated First Words Halloween by Learning Touch: Double, double toil and trouble; play and learn as that cauldron bubbles! From pumpkin to ghost, and so many more, your child will love learning to spell all their favorite spooky words with First Words Halloween! Updated with even more words. iPhone and iPad: $1.99
Goodnight ABC iPhone Edition Now for iPhone Goodnight ABC iPhone Edition by Quasar Alliance, Inc: Is it a lesson or a game? Kids can’t tell the difference. Goodnight ABC teaches letters, letter sounds, colors, numbers, vocabulary, the basics of nature and technology and a lot more, but to your child it feels like playing the most exciting game in the world! iPhone: Free + $1.99 In-App Purchase

Books

Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose - Dr. Seuss Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media: Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, kindly offers a ride to a small Bingle Bug. As the bug invites more and more guests onto the moose horns, things get out of control. Will Thidwick be able to stand up for himself and get rid of his pesky horn guests? iPhone and iPad: $3.99 (introductory price)
Moomin, Mymble and Little My Moomin, Mymble and Little My by Spinfy: The fascinating story of Moomin, Mymble and Little My comes alive in this new interactive storybook. Shake, rotate, swipe and tap the screen to discover the fabulous animations hidden on each page. You can listen to the narration or read the story yourself to your children. See what happens as Moomin travels through wonderfully illustrated adventures with his friends. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $5.99
Pooki-Booki Pooki-Booki by Lullaby: Pooki-Booki is the result of a successful collaboration between Lullaby AB and Isa Form AB. The app is based on Isa Form’s “picture pockets” that come with themes from the jungle, the forest and fairy tales. Our ambition with Pooki-Booki is that its bright colors and cute designs, together with animations and sounds, will awaken the child’s curiosity to click and learn new words. The app is primarily a picture book, in which the child can learn how to recognize figures, words and letters. iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Lite Version: Free
Paddle Duck in Where's Carrie Cat? An Interactive Story Paddle Duck in Where’s Carrie Cat? An Interactive Story by PaddleDuck Pty Ltd: Looking for an engaging, fun, and educationally interactive story for your toddler? Your child will enjoy actively participating in the story as they meet Paddle Duck and join his adventure to find Carrie Cat on Gabby Goat’s Farm. (Watch Video) iPad: $3.99
PaddleDuck Color and Story App PaddleDuck Color and Story App by PaddleDuck Pty Ltd: Help your toddler to discover and explore colors by tapping and coloring the page and enjoy reading a happy story about how Paddle Duck got his name. With the Paddle Duck Color and Story App you get two Apps in one. Welcome to Paddle Duck’s World. iPhone and iPad: Free

Creative Play

Kids CARS Kids CARS by UAB Informaciniu Technologiju Organizacija: Like to play with cars and trucks? Kids CARS app is like playing with real cars – it starts your own created story – you need to imagine where and why you are going. Secondly you can use app to feel like in a real garage there it is possible to choose a vehicle, repaint your car in favorite colors, change wheels, fix engine and drive to the other garage. A toy encourages kid not only to tap in the tablet, but also to talk as well as to develop imagination and creativity outside the app. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $0.99 + In-App Purchase

Games

Pin Tiki Ball Pin Tiki Ball by Operatio: Pin Tiki Ball is a Refreshing New Game from Operatio Apps with Fascinating 3D Graphics, REAL physics and FUN features! Juggle the volcanic hot lava balls high and low, while protecting the Pin Tiki natives from Scorpions and Snakes. Crush and collect Coconuts, Watermelons and Bananas, find Diamonds, Rubies, Gold and activate the Bamboo Pipe Water Sprinkler to calm down the volcano’s wrath. iPhone and iPad: $0.99

Special Needs

Sequences by EdNinja Sequences by EdNinja by Club LIA: Sequences is designed to help children between the ages of 3 to 10 years old to improve their communication and learning skills as well as improve their ability to relate with other children of their same age; additionally Sequences was designed by special ed teachers and therapists which means that the app can be used by children that have special needs such as autism, dyslexia or other cognitive condition. iPhone: $1.99, iPhone and iPad: $3.99

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