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App Friday: September 23, 2016

Create your own stickers in iMessage with Doodles!, learn to play chess along with The Foolish King, and play along with the Junior Firefighters. Plus, science with Hi Nano, Google Expeditions (now available), thoughts on the gamification of learning, and pigeons that can read.

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Garry Froehlich
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Blog Post

Sale
Sale

by App Friday

The In-App purchase for Fun Phone Toy for kids by Pratik Machchar will be free from the 22nd to the 25th of September (iPhone/iPad)

Sale

Creative Play

doodles! stickers and sketches
doodles! stickers and sketches

by appikiko LLC

Doodle your own stickers for iMessage! With doodles! you get the power of vector drawing with the touch response of realistic hand-drawn digital ink. Create stunningly snappy doodles with super high quality digital pens and an exclusively awesome paint bucket fill. Now your doodle sprites are automatically available in your iMessage drawer. Make as many digital stickers as your heart desires and have them always at your fingertips. It really is what you've always wanted!

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 1.99 -

Books

The Foolish King - children’s book, learn and play chess
The Foolish King - children’s book, learn and play chess

by Stour Publishing Ltd

Long, long ago, when kings ruled the land, dragons filled the sky and magic still existed, two small children stumbled upon the game of chess. This is your chance to discover it with them . . . Join Pip and Holly on their magical fairy-tale adventure and become a chess master! An interactive, smartly-designed, iPad app that is the perfect introduction to chess for children and adults alike – ideal for children aged six and above.

iPad: 4.99 -

Creative Play

Junior Firefighters - Rescue and Emergency Vehicles for Kids
Junior Firefighters - Rescue and Emergency Vehicles for Kids

by Natasa Bizic

Children will feel like one of the firefighters as they operate a fire truck, fire boat, fire copter and they'll delight in all the surprising little interactions with firefighters in and around the city.

Universal (iPhone/iPad): 1.99 -

Science

Hi Nano
Hi Nano

by Pavel Gubarev

Science for those who hate science! This is the story about a curious robot that wants to be amused. You can take him to mysterious planets and show him some marvelous things. The app includes: mini games that explain sound, temperature, gravity, and the size of atoms and molecules.

iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch: 0.99 -

Blog Post

Newsworthy
Newsworthy

by App Friday

Google Expeditions is Now Available for the iPhone and iPad

"Google Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you lead or join immersive virtual trips all over the world – get up close with historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks and even visit outer space!"

Download it for free.

 

Exploring Gamification of Learning

"What is best about the best games is that they draw kids into some very hard learning. Did you ever hear about a game advertised as being easy?"

I like how this breaks down the elements of games and looks at some efforts to apply games to learning.

 

Pigeons Can Read... A Little Bit

"The pigeons’ performance is actually more comparable to that of literate humans than baboons’ performance"

Wow

Newsworthy