I’ve been playing with an app called Rocka Bowling 3D. It’s a fun app by Best Cool Fun Games [Facebook | Twitter]. As you can tell by the name of the app, it’s a bowling game. The app reminds me a little of the bowling game in Wii Sports. But instead of using a Wii controller, you swipe with your finger to roll the bowling ball. Rocka Bowling 3D is available now in the Apple AppStore. It’s compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (requires iOS 4.1 or later). Note: there is also a Google Android version, which was actually developed first.
Fullpower Technologies sent me a code to review their MotionX-Sleep app on my geek dad blog. It’s an app that tracks sleep and daily activities without any wire attachments. I’ve been playing with the app for about two weeks now. I love the MotionX-Sleep app and found it very useful. I think other people will find the app useful too. That’s why I’m giving 500 promo codes to my readers (thank you Fullpower Technologies!) MotionX-Sleep [Facebook | Twitter] is compatible with the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices (iOS 4.2 or later). Head over to my MotionX-Sleep giveaway page to get a free code for the app (first 500 people). Continue on to read my app review.
I received a promo code to review the Tango Chase app on my geek dad blog. In Tango Chase (by Herotainment), you swipe and tilt your device to help Tango collect items as he moves down the scene. Tango Chase [Facebook | Twitter] is a free app and is available now. The app works on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad (requires iOS 3.1.3 or later). Bottom line: Tango Chase is fun and easy to play, but some levels are very challenging.
Gotta Pea [Facebook | Twitter] sent me a code to review their Peakour app on my geek dad blog. In the game, you have to help PeaG maneuver through puzzles. There are two versions of the app. There’s a lite version that is free, and a full version for 99 cents. Peakour works on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad (requires iOS 4.3 or later). Bottom line: the app is fun, addictive, and requires you to think.
Crumpeta sent me a promo code to review their new Shape Pals! app on my geek dad blog. Turns out I didn’t actually need the code because the app is currently free. Shape Pals! is an educational app that will help your children learn about shapes. It works on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad (requires iOS 3.1 or later). The app normally costs $1.99, but you can download it for free until the promotion ends (no idea when that is). Bottom line: children will have fun learning about shapes with this app.
Bean Bag Kids recently sent me a promo code to review the Pinocchio app on my geek dad blog. As the name suggests, the app is an interactive story app about Pinocchio. The app sticks to the traditional fairy tale, but features some interactivity. The official name of the app is Bean Bag Kids Present Pinocchio. It supports the Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices (iOS 3.2 or later). The app is intended for children ages one to six. It is available now for only 99 cents. Bottom line: it’s not the most exciting app, but my kids and I love it.
I’m a frugal dad so I’m always happy to find good deals. That’s one of the reasons I downloaded a free app called dealBoard (nFluence media). It’s an app for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch (requires iOS 4.3 or later). The app recommends deals you might like from thousands of daily offers.
dealBoard App Pro’s
- It’s free
- Doesn’t require registering for an account
- Doesn’t send out emails or ask you to give out your email address
- App searches through thousands of offers from the top deal sites in the country (like Groupon, Living Social, Yelp, FamilyFinds, etc)
dealBoard App Con’s
- I only found one deal I like
- It recommends deals similar to ones I have already rejected
Over the weekend, I played with the new ConsumerSearch app for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch devices. The free app provides information about products. You can search for a product you are interested in or browse through categories. In addition, you can also scan in a barcode to find information about the product. The most useful feature of the app is the product reviews. However, I didn’t find the pricing information or barcode scanning useful.
I received a promo code to review Mindshapes’ Opposites app on my geek dad blog. As you can tell by the name of the app, it’s a game for matching words that are opposites. Bottom line: it’s not an exciting game for adults. However, the app is a bit addictive and is a useful piece of software for helping kids (ages seven and up) learn about opposites. The Opposites app is compatible with Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices (requires iOS 3.0 or later). The app is priced at a very reasonable 99 cents.
I received a promo code to review the Millie and the Lost Key app on my geek dad blog. The app is really an interactive book with a story about a dog (Millie) and her quest fo find the lost key to endless bacon. This app is actually book two in the Millie Was Here series. The first book, Meet Millie, is available for free for a limited time. Bottom line: it’s not an exciting app, but it is humorous and will appeal to little ones who love dogs. Millie and the Lost Key (Megapops) is available now for $1.99. It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (3rd generation), iPod Touch (4th generation) and iPad. The app requires iOS 3.2 or later. It’s rated 4+.