Here are this week’s Friday Findings! Enjoy!
Sticky Blobs: The Sticky Blobs app is a fun game that can be enjoyed by kids and adults! With Sticky Blobs, the goal is to help the Sticky Blobs alien colony, they need a fuel for their reactor! Players can help the Sticky Blobs by spawning new blobs and getting rid of needless blobs. The goal is to build pyramids and bridges, and then construct levers with blobs. There are 60 challenging puzzles across 4 different worlds. Players will love the physics-based gameplay and strategy required to complete levels. If you would like to try out a new strategy game, be sure to check out Sticky Blobs! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Sticky Blobs in the App Store
The Book of Holes: The Book of Holes is a wonderful, whimsical interactive children’s storybook app based on the award-winning picture book! With The Book of Holes, children can experience a book of beautiful art and wonder. The app features over 100 interactive elements that foster visual identification and build observation and motor skills in children. There are skill-based games such as rearranging pictures and playing music as well. This app features educational material that teaches children about everything from the structure of the eye to the origins of the universe! The artwork is displayed as beautiful collage-style illustrations by award-winning artist Poul Lange. There are stunning graphics and animations that have been optimized for the iPad’s retina display. Kids can choose between the option to read to themselves or listen to narration. There is also an Index feature for easy navigation and a Clues page to ensure all features are fully explored. If you would like to share a beautifully illustrated, educational storybook with your child, be sure to check out The Book of Holes! Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Price: $4.99 ~ See The Book of Holes in the App Store
Touch and Born!: The Touch and Born! app is a unique drawing app for children (or adults!). With Touch and Born!, children can tap and drag and creatures are “born” on the screen. If a child simply taps a point on the screen a small creature will appear, if the child drags the screen a long creature will appear. There are 5 types of small creatures and 8 types of long creatures. When kids shake the screen the background color changes if there are no creatures present…if there are creatures present the shaking will cause the creatures to escape with screams! If you would like to share this fun, unique type of drawing app with your child, be sure to check out Touch and Born!. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Touch and Born! in the App Store
Northern Tale HD: The Northern Tale HD app is a fun Viking-themed game for kids. With Northern Tale HD, kids can embark on a journey as the mighty Viking king Ragnar who must save his kingdom. The app features 47 levels with 3 season-themed episodes! The graphics are very detailed and the visual effects are stunning! Can you save the beautiful sisters and fight the old witch?! Kids can also color in the black and white world as they go about their journey. The goal is to use your wisdom, magic and might to restore balance to your kingdom! If you would like to share a fun new game with your child, be sure to check out Northern Tale HD! Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Northern Tale HD in the App Store
Citymaps: The Citymaps app allows users to create maps of their favorite places and share them with friends! With Citymaps, users will have a fun and interactive map experience that focuses on places – discover the world around you! Users can create beautiful maps of their favorite places, follow maps by friends, celebs, and publishers, and collaborate with their friends on group maps! You can explore a growing library of maps and share maps and locations via email, social feeds, or SMS. The maps will help you discover places to eat, drink, shop and play! There are even real-time photos, menus, comments, and hours of each place available. If you have found a great place, suggest it on your friends’ maps! If you are trying out a new place, get turn-by-turn directions by car, foot, or public transportation. You can even receive personalized suggestions based on your tastes and interests. If you would like help planning what to do in your area, be sure to check out Citymaps! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: FREE ~ See Citymaps in the App Store