Luca Lashes Learns to Brush His Teeth – Discover how to clean your teeth with Luca Lashes! This App continues the Luca Lashes series, and helps guide your child through the early routines of good dental hygiene. Children can learn along with Luca Lashes as he discovers how to use a toothbrush and why. This app features interactive elements (touch, sight, and sound), parent suggestions, a relatable character and is written for children from birth to age 4. Each version can be read in English, French, Italian, and Spanish. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. Luca Lashes aims to promote literacy by combining the original text with artwork and audio, each providing entertainment and interactive learning opportunities. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Price: $3.99 ~ Luca Lashes Learns to Brush His Teeth in the App Store
DKNL – DKNL art is a unique store where each month a selection of 13 works of art will be released for an affordable price. The iArt can be printed on canvas, garden screens, stickers, coffee cups and much more. Purchasing a piece of art grants you unlimited personal use of the artwork, anywhere and anytime you please. Founder Diana Kortbeek: is a well-known Dutch artist whose art is sold all over the world. With the introduction of the iPad, Diana has found a spectacular new way of expressing her creativity. Her iArt is created on the iPad and is distinctly different from her other work, refreshing and innovative. Each iArt collection is available for one month, previous collections are not for sale. Download the app for free and check out the current collection. *DKNL is currently only available for the iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Price: FREE ~ See DKNL in the App Store
Peek a Boo Mouse – Peek a Boo Mouse is a tap and play game for toddlers and preschoolers. Discover what happens when Mouse is in the house. Little ones can make the mouse jump, help him drive a car, or see if they can find where Mouse is hiding. Children can turn on the flashlight and have fun discovering all of the things that are hidden in the room. *Peek a Boo Mouse is currently only available for the iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: $.99 ~ See Peek a Boo Mouse in the App Store
iCaller – If you spend a lot of time driving, making a dozen of calls a day, or appreciate apps that make your life easier then iCaller from InLogic is the app for you. This application is an advanced search engine that allows users to quickly find the desired person from their contact list and dial his or her number right away. iCaller uses the T9 mobile phone function, so callers simply enter in two or three digits/letters and iCaller will show them the list of appropriate contacts to choose and dial from. iCaller also gives users the opportunity to adapt the program to the individual and supports up to 50 contacts. Favorite contacts can be displayed with photo-images or in list form. T9 supports the following languages: English, French, German, Finnish. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: $.99 ~ See iCaller in the App Store
FoxTube – YouTube Cache – Play YouTube videos anywhere without buffering using FoxTube. FoxTube allows the user to easily search YouTube videos and manage YouTube playlists. This app also allows you to pre-cache videos before playing them (pre-cache algorithm can be selected independently for 3G/WiFi). TV-out support is available for the iPhone4 & iPhone4S so you can enjoy videos on the go or from a TV. FoxTube also customizable, allowing users the opportunity to assign finger gestures to various video play functions. *FoxTube HD is also available for the iPad. Requirements for FoxTube: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Requirements for FoxTube HD: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price for FoxTube: $2.99 ~ See FoxTube – YouTube Cache in the App Store. Price for FoxTube HD: $4.99 ~ See FoxTube HD – YouTube Cache in the App Store
Dino BirdHD – The diva of her time, Momma bird battles it out with ugly birds trying to steal her baby’s dinner. Challenge these sneaky birds with your arsenal of weapons to protect your babies and avoid hurting them in the process. Momma’s mission is to seek out the ugly birds and destroy them. Venture through 4 beautiful worlds, and 36 levels to feed her babies as much as they can hold. Momma must be quick; for even these tiny birds have tricks up their sleeves. With impeccable vibrant graphics, and multiple options and playing styles, you may easily find it difficult to put down this colorful fun filled game. Dino BirdHD features Touch or Tilt motion settings and Retina Display is available for a true high definition experience. *Dino BirdHD is currently only available for the iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Dino BirdHD in the App Store
Cat-Nav – Persian Cat Press has launched an innovative free app for iPhone and iPad that takes the hard work out of navigating the App Store by taking you straight to the best it has to offer. With hundreds of new apps available in the App Store every day, iPhone and iPad owners are faced with a bewildering amount of choice. The charts for each section of the App Store will tell you about sales, but where do you find out about quality? Building on the Persian Cat Press team’s experience as a publisher of interactive picture book, graphic novel and other iStory apps for iPad, the free-to-download Cat-Nav selects the very best apps available in these categories and sends out six informed, well-written recommendations every week. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Cat-Nav in the App Store
Two Tigers – Make Two Tigers your children’s first Chinese song app. “Two Tigers” is a famous and easy-to-learn Chinese kids’ song. Two Tigers features vivid animations and children can sing-a-long with the option to record themselves. By singing the song, children can naturally begin to learn Chinese. Two Tigers provides traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese subtitles to learn from. Five languages are available for users (English, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic). *Two Tigers is currently only available for the iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Price: $1.99 ~ See Two Tigers in the App Store.
ChildrenTV – Designed for children and adults who want to enjoy various cartoons and learn foreign languages. The developer was inspired to create this app after seeing their daughter search and watch YouTube cartoons. They wanted to create a SAFE and convenient app for their children to enjoy during the long car rides, etc. The ChildrenTV App provides new and old classic cartoons from different countries in several languages. You will definitely find cartoons from your childhood in this app. This app is a fun way to learn a foreign language while watching cute cartoons. ChildrenTV gives you the ability to filter by age and at the moment you can enjoy videos in 10 languages and filter only the ones that interest you. The available languages are: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Korean, Polish. *ChildrenTV is currently only available for the iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Price: $5.99 ~ See ChildrenTV in the App Store
Our Amazing World: Owls – View stunning original photographs of owls in their natural habitats and learn about the various owl species with award-winning wildlife photographer and author Dr. Wayne Lynch. More than merely a gallery of gorgeous photos, this book contains expert information from a wildlife scholar. Perfect for book reports, or just advancing your own knowledge. Lynch is Canada’s best known and most widely published professional wildlife photographer. He is the author and photographer of a dozen highly-acclaimed natural history books for adults, and dozens more for children. This app is the second in the Our Amazing World series. These books for iPad combine gorgeous original photography with expert knowledge on specialized topics. *Our Amazing World: Owls is currently only available for the iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Price: $2.99 ~ See Our Amazing World: Owls in the App Store
WarpEm – WarpEm is a great game for kids to practice coordination skills and first time users of multi-touch devices. This game can be played individually or by two players using same device. The main objective of the game is to warp the items displayed on the screen before the time runs out. You can play all by yourself or challenge a friend. WarpEm features 10 unique levels for single play and 10 unique dual play levels with 3 levels of difficulty. WarpEm also features a Facebook integration function. *WarpEm is currently only available for the iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: $.99 ~ See WarpEm in the App Store
Roads of Rome – Victorius, a brave Roman general, falls in love with Caesar’s daughter and wants to marry her. However, since Caesar has quite a different vision of his daughter’s future, he sends Victorius miles away to build a wide net of roads, found new towns, and expand Roman influence and power. Victorius has no choice, but to do his best and succeed, so that Caesar will let him marry his daughter. Bring Roman spirit and culture to the world and prove that you are the best Roman legionary in the whole empire. Roads of Rome is a popular PC game that has been redesigned for the iPhone. This app features 40 fascinating levels with a step by step in-game guide, beautiful graphics and animations , and realistic sound effects. There are also 4 unlockable mini-games available in this Realore app. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Price: $2.99 ~ See Roads of Rome in the App Store
Baby Flash Cards : 450+ flashcards app for babies, kids in Preschool and Kindergarten! Learn colors, letters, music, numbers, animals, food pictures with sounds! – Building a strong English vocabulary has never been so exciting for preschoolers and toddlers. eFlash Educational Baby Flash Cards in English features over 450 high quality images with text and voiceovers. There are additional real sounds where applicable (such as a lion’s roar or an ambulance siren) to enhance visual and auditory learning and memory stimulation. Parents have the option to turn voiceovers off during parent-child learning sessions and turn them back on when the child is self-learning. Parents can also enable Question Mode to display 4 images and ask the child to click on the right answer. Complexity of words is perfect for ages 1 to 4 so two or more young siblings can play together and even teach each other while using this app. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Price: FREE ~ See Baby Flash Cards : 450+ flashcards app for babies, kids in Preschool and Kindergarten! Learn colors, letters, music, numbers, animals, food pictures with sounds! In the App Store
Friday Findings Disclosure – Disclosure: I have not personally tried any of these apps. These descriptions come from the developers with some minor editing (and perhaps commentary) by myself.