Welcome to App Friday, our weekly link exchange of family-friendly apps. A few weeks ago the developers brainstormed about new ways to market their apps. Since then, things have gotten pretty active. There’s an abundance of new titles and compelling ideas to get the word out. In addition to our list of featured apps, don’t overlook the “App News” – because there are treats in there as well. Happy App Friday!
Participating iOS Apps:
Clicking the links below will take you to the app description, which has more information about each app. Parents and teachers, please preview the apps to understand the features before making it available in your home or classroom. Promotional pricing lasts until 8pm US Pacific Time on Friday, unless extended by the developer.
- Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 Syllables – Spell To Read, $.99 (from $4.99)
- Locomaster – Lucas’ Crazy Machine (game for creating crazy creatures), FREE
- Pepi Bath (role playing game to keep yourself clean!) FREE
- Animal Tiles for Kids (move tiles into place), FREE
- QI IQ (two letter word quizzer), FREE
- Bo’s Bedtime Story (activities for bedtime routines), $.99
- Bo’s Dinnertime (activities for dinnertime routines), $.99
- Dr. Panda, Teach Me! Preschool (early learning games), $.99
- Shape Pals (13 games with shapes), $.99
- NxtApp 4 Kids (number sequence game), $.99
- Play Zone (choose from four characters for play & problem solving) $.99
- Eco Zico (storybook of superhero who saves planet Earth), $.99
- Bigmouth Sounds (learn speech sounds for spoken English), $.99 (from $6.99)
- Baby First Encyclopedia (exploration app for small children), $.99
- iLearnwords (choose a subject, read and interact), $.99
- Memory Game: Letters Numbers Shapes & Colors, FREE
- The Great Snail Race (interactive storybook), FREE
Participating Android Apps
Exciting News From App Developers!
- Visit the Apple Store in San Francisco this Saturday, May 26th at 3:00pm to hear about speech, language, social interaction, and the iPad.
- See Volume 31 of the Jellybean Tunes App Report for new, family-friendly apps.
- Cubic Frog Apps light up the MWA Banner!
- Abitalk, apps for phonics and early learning, have specials running every week. Visit their Facebook Page or iTunes Library to find out which apps are on sale.
- MORE APPS from Pyxwise (Simplex Spelling) are on sale this week, so don’t miss the website to read their selections.
- WIN AN IPAD for creativity, persistence and courage by having your 7 to 17 year old enter the Curiosity Machine Challenge!
- 7 FREE Apps up for grabs in an MWA App Bundle Giveaway, and the winner will be announced on Friday May 25th! Details on the Kid Capsule Blog.
Facebook Download Party Schedule
Download parties are hosted on the App Friday Facebook page. These parties are an opportunity to interact directly with the developers who create the apps, while browsing app news and grabbing a few deals.
- 80m Sydney time [Kick off party hosted by Karen of Treasure Kai]
- 10:00 am San Francisco time [Download Party hosted by Craig of Pyxwise]
iLuv Drawing Link Exchange
Add links to your favorite apps, blog posts, Facebook pages – or any link that covers family-friendly apps. Please include the app name (or page name) in the Link Title, your email, and a URL. Thanks for participating!