Digital formats provide the perfect medium for children’s storybooks to come to life. They can be interactive with both sound and action, but can sometimes venture into sensory overload.
You Are Browsing App Reviews From December, 2011
iAllowance Helps Families Track Chores, Rewards and Allowances
Parents looking for a viable system for tracking their children’s allowance, rewards or chores might want to check out iAllowance by Jump Gap Software. Available for iPhone and iPad, iAllowance has several tracking and editing features for managing data along with the ability to sync across multiple devices using Dropbox.
Draw Pad Pro is Much More than Note-Taking App
I know... another note-taking app right? Wrong. Draw Pad Pro is much more than the run of the mill note-taking apps that have seemed to overrun the App Store. One extremely useful feature is the ability to upload and trace a photo directly within the app.
Talking Santa Has Come to Town in the Form of an Interactive WeeMee Avatar
With just a few days left in the big countdown, Santa has already come to town and paid a visit to the App Store in the form of a WeeMee. Talking Santa by WeeWorld, makers of the WeeMee Avatar Creator, is an app that combines a Santa avatar with different animations, backgrounds, and playback voice selection.
Amazing Breaker Will Blow Your Mind and House Up
From watching my older brother use firecrackers to destroy my G.I. Joes into smithereens to watching MacGyver whittle a roll of toilet paper and a paperclip into a door shattering bomb, I was always intrigued with blowing things up as I was growing up.
The Adventures of Tintin - The Game is Outstanding Movie Tie-In
The Adventures of Tintin - The Game (universal) by Gameloft is a brilliant tie-in to the movie. So much so that one would think the movie was based off of the game. What makes it so special is the emphasis and attention to exploration.
iOS Reading Apps for Book Worms
For those new to the world of the iPhone, the discovery that you can easily and comfortably read on that little screen is a bit of a revelation. Suddenly, you can carry entire volumes of prose in your pocket, as easily as your contacts list.
PurchaseList Brings Social Sharing to Grocery Shopping
I'm not a big fan of grocery shopping as the inevitable always happens to me. I write down a few things I need and because I'm not used to bringing paper with me I get to the store and realize I've forgotten the shopping list and then I usually come home with half of what I needed.
Pocket God Comics Surpasses 500k Downloads, Now Free for Limited Time
Ape Entertainment and Bolt Creative announced today that the Pocket God Comics have hit over half of a million downloads to-date. Based off of the very popular Pocket God iOS game, newcomers to the digital comic series can get their hands on the first issue for free via Free App A Day and Monster Free Apps for a limited time.
I Won't Fall is Optimistic but Wishful Thinking in New iPhone Game
A relentlessly determined momma bird is the star of a new, and as of yet, mostly unnoticed indie game release in the App Store. Aptly titled “I Won’t Fall,” this game is simple but nimble and features the determined efforts of one mother bird who must traverse dangerous sky-high terrain in order to reunite with her bereft baby birds.
Arthur Christmas Movie Storybook Features Family Story and Extras
iStoryTime, the children's digital publisher who brought us Kung Fu Panda 2 Storybook, just announced their latest film-inspired app Arthur Christmas Movie Storybook. Now available for the iPhone and iPad, this storybook features several neat activities along with the story that is based on the new 3D, CG-animated movie that premiered earlier this month from Sony Pictures Animation.