App Friday September 1st, 2017

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Find out why Ants Can’t Dance (or can they?), learn a little programming with SpriteBox Coding, find the hidden animals in Mobo Hide and Seek, and learn about monuments to our canine pals in Sniffing the Past. Plus, Masterpiece Mix, and an ancient Babylonian tablet.

Garry Froehlich 
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Ants Can’t Dance
by Joshua Wilson

So, you think you can dance, ants? Put on your best dancing shoes and get ready for a fantastic and fun interactive dance party featuring dozens of dancing animals! The app includes an original story, beautiful illustrations, narration and tons of interactivity on over 25 pages from the award winning team of The Happy Dandelion.

Ants Can't Dance
Ants Can't Dance
Developer: Joshua Wilson
Price: $3.99

SpriteBox Coding
by LightBot Inc.

SpriteBox Coding is a full-blown adventure game that gets you coding. Learn to code from scratch, starting with icon coding and then slowly advancing to using real Swift syntax. Embark on a journey to find the pieces of your broken rocket. You’ll explore different worlds, meet new characters, solve puzzles and unlock cool outfits.

SpriteBox Coding
SpriteBox Coding
Developer: LightBot Inc.
Price: $2.99

Mobo Hide and Seek
by Mobo Kids

The aim of the game is to find different animals that are hidden in a huge house. While searching you can eat some vegetables, watch tv, play with a teddy bear or a train, have fun with some pink soak bubbles and much more.  Try to stay focused, but on the other hand – there is no stress and time limit… so – just enjoy!

Mobo Hide and Seek
Mobo Hide and Seek
Developer: Mobo Kids
Price: $1.99

Sniffing the Past
by University of Liverpool

Sniffing the Past is a project by Dr Chris Pearson, a historian at the University of Liverpool working on the history of dogs in London, New York and Paris, as well as environmental history and French history. Using the Sniffing the Past app, you can now discover how dogs have shaped the great cities of the world through our interactive maps, which guide you through landmarks and points-of-interest.

Sniffing the Past
Sniffing the Past

Children’s Book Review: Masterpiece Mix

Publisher’s Weekly has a brief review of Roxie Munro’s book on works of art. Roxie has been involved in creating some great apps such as Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation AdventureSee more at Publisher’s Weekly.

This ancient Babylonian tablet may contain the first evidence of trigonometry

While not completely proven, the ancient tablet contains a form of trigonometry table fundamentally different than modern mathematics. It’s not an app, but maybe iDevBooks can be convinced to work on it. Read more at sciencemag.org. 

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