The Jellybean Tunes App Report: Volume 53

by Moms With Apps on October 30, 2012

Visit Grandpa’s workshop, cook up something tasty, and learn the power of arithmetic. The 53rd 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 write a review.

- Garry Froehlich | Jellybean Tunes

News

Oceanhouse Media Launches Four Dr. Seuss Book Apps for Windows 8: The Dr. Seuss titles now available in the Windows Store include The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Lorax and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Ranging in price from $3.99 to $4.99, the book apps run on Windows 8 PCs and tablets, working well with both mouse and touch. Windows 8 Apps

Apps for Little Ones

Grandpa's Workshop Grandpa’s Workshop by Fairlady Media: This dancing Grandpa and his whacky tools are ready for fun projects in the workshop! Created by the makers of the wildly popular “Grandma’s Garden”, Grandpa’s Workshop includes seven action-packed mini-games loaded with educational content for kids ages 2-6. (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: $0.99 (sale price), Google Play: $0.99
New Lite Version Alice In Wonderland ABC Trial by Miniville Media: Alice in Wonderland ABC – Delightfully enchanting! This is a free trial version of our delightful ABC book based on Alice in Wonderland. The trial version includes A, B and C. Please enjoy this free app! Your child will be amazed by the 3D environment that has the charm of old fashioned popup books. Google Play: Free
Smart Speller Russian HD Updated Smart Speller Russian HD by Lemberg Solutions Limited: Learning to spell in Russian has never been so much fun with the new Smart Speller Russian from EduKidsApps! Pronunciation has been improved: when tapping on the letter, your child will hear the sound each letter makes (not the name of the letter in alphabet!). (Watch Video) iPhone and iPad: Free + $2.99 In-App Purchase

Books

The Owl And The Pussycat Storybook The Owl And The Pussycat Storybook by Saturday Buffet: The Owl and the Pussy-cat are in love and on an adventure across the sea! This wonderful storybook app combines Edward Lear’s timeless children’s poem with colorful illustrations and music to make a fun interactive experience for kids of all ages. iPhone and iPad: $1.99, Google Play: $1.94, Amazon: $1.99, Nook: $1.99
Casey at Bat by Brindleware: The classic 1888 poem of baseball’s Mudville team and what happens when the mighty Casey came to bat in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Written by Ernest Thayer, illustrated by Dan Sayre Groesbeck, and read by the famous all American actor, singer and comedian Dewolf Hopper who made the poem famous. Google Play: $0.99, Amazon: $0.99

Cooking

Chef Zombie - Recipes for the Undead Updated Chef Zombie – Recipes for the Undead by Jill Pestka: Choose from a variety of delectable zombie inspired recipes that are sure to surprise everyone at the dinner table. Listen to zombie sounds & music while mixing up something tasty. Updated with a new recipe, new graphics and… raining maggots. iPad: $0.99

Creative Play

Hand Turkey - A Multi-Touch Thanksgiving App Hand Turkey – A Multi-Touch Thanksgiving App by Jay Ayres: Tracing your fingers on a sheet of paper is so… 20th century. This Thanksgiving, place your hand on your iPad to magically create your very own hand turkey! Decorate your hand turkey with stars, hats, and three piece suits! Share your hand turkey with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! Optimized for iOS 6. iPad: Free

Literacy

Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop HD Updated Sight Words & Spelling with Pixopop HD by Marcel Widarto: Join Stitch Bunny and friends and learn Sight Words in a fun and engaging way. iPad: $2.99

Math

Math Summoner Math Summoner by Jiayi Chong: Summon mythical creatures via the power of Arithmetic, Fractions and Geometry to do your bidding. Travel to distant lands to unleash strange and wonderful beasts using the brilliance of your mind! Acquire powerful spells and abilities to unleash on pesky aliens trying to wreck havoc on the world. Become a master of the Magical and Mathematical. Become a Math Summoner! (Watch Video) iPad: $2.99
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