Augmented Reality App for Toddlers & Preschoolers!
Looking for a fun interactive app for toddlers and preschoolers? Check out AR Flashcards!
Through the use of augmented reality (AR) and flashcards – this app allows your children to learn in a new and exciting way! A new approach to flashcards!
Using printed flashcards and your iPhone or iPad – the AR Flashcards app allows your kids to point the iPhone or iPad at the printed alphabet flashcards and a 3D animal will pop up on the screen related to the flash cards.
The AR Flashcards Animal Alphabet app is available for $1.99 on the Apple App Store.
Welcome to a new world of Flashcards. AR Flashcards make learning the Alphabet fun with the technology of Augmented Reality!
AR Flashcards are a new way to interact and make Flashcards more entertaining for toddlers and preschoolers. With AR Flashcards, learning the Alphabet will be fun! When you point your device at the printed flashcard a beautifully rendered 3D animal will pop up on the screen. Tap the animal to hear the letter and animal name.
– 26 beautifully rendered Animals to help your toddler or preschooler learn!
– Tap on each Animal to hear the Letter and name of the Animal!
– You can print out the flashcards or if you own two iOS devices you can access the flashcards from within the app in a beautiful swipeable gallery!
*Note* You must visit http://www.arflashcards.com/ to download and print the free Flashcard Markers necessary to make this app work. Make sure to print the flashcards in color as they will not work in black and white. This app will only work on devices with a camera.
[This is part of the Digital Mom series: App Reviews]
Yes, you are a hamster that will do whatever you can to get the goodies that are being held onto by your friends (who are also hamsters). You lay pipes down to reach the other side, in an effort to grow your goodie box. Looking for a new game to play this weekend? Here is a new app that plays similar to Hanging with Friends and Words with Friends where you play another person – except, this time you are a hamster.
The kids will love this, we’re putting on our kids’ iPods this weekend for some friendly sibling competition.
The downside: make sure your friend is in the mood to play and doesn’t leave you hanging waiting for a turn.
Get your hamster strategy on with DUDE! That’s Cool (yes, that’s the app name) – currently only available on the iPhone
Okay, you know when you find a great app and then want to tell the world about it. That’s happened. And of course its from someone who KNOWS how to make apps. From our friends at Zynga with Friends (yep, those people who created Words with Friends) – introducing the new highly ADDICTING iPhone App – Hanging With Friends!
Hanging with Friends is like a mash-up of Words with Friends and the classic Hang Man game. Except – Zynga has taken this a step farther! (more…)
I was demanded to download the Instagram iPhone app today. Laura Lou came skipping by my office today and informed me:
YOU MUST JOIN INSTAGRAM – download it on your iPhone now.
And yes, she pretty much was that persistent – but she’s the cutest bug you’ll ever see and is AWESOME at peer pressure – so I did it.
Instagram iPhone App – Download It – It’s FREE!
Instagram iPhone App – WHAT is IT?
So if you know about Twitter, it’s 140 characters – sure you can twitpic and twitvid but all in all – you are mostly reading text.
Imagine a role reversal of Twitpic and Twitter.
WHAT if instead of typing what you were doing or where you were at – you took a photo.
And what if that photo had preset really cool filters.
AND sure you can type where you are or what you are doing, but rather than the text being the main attraction it was the photo or visual.
That is Instagram.
The Instagram app was born October 6, 2010. Being so new – this thing already has quite a following. Here is in Instagram’s words why they built the app:
When we sat down three months ago to start designing our product, we looked at digital photos and realized very few exciting things had happened in the last 5 years. Were setting out to change that, and this release is our first step along the way.
Some of the problems with photos we heard from users that we tried to solve:
1. My mobile photos look lame: even though the megapixel count on phone cameras keeps going up, most mobile photos dont have mood and tone. We set out to change this by making it super-simple to transform your photos using 11 one-click filters in the app.
2. Its a pain to share to all the friends I care about: some of your friends want to follow your every update in life; others like seeing some occasional posts on Facebook. We made it super-simple to share photos not only with your followers in the Instagram community, but with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Tumblr, all with a tap of the switch.
3. Photos take forever to upload, and viewing them is slow: we worked to make the uploading, sharing, and viewing experiences as smooth and speedy as possible, whether youre using a first-gen iPhone or the latest and greatest.
3 months to build? IMPRESSIVE as it’s really cool, neato features and already viral.
Signing on and testing this out today – I’ve already found a community on Instagram. You can friend people. Like their photos, etc. etc. But another really cool feature is the ability to share not just with Instagram friends – but with your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr friends. It’s quick and painless to share wherever.
Very Cool iPhone Photo Filters
So you login to Instagram – snap a photo and you are immediately shown options for how you can filter your photo. There are 11 photo filters to choose from (12 if you count normal but that’s silly).
My right brain is in right brain visualizer heaven. If someone could flip a switch on Twitter and make everyone post a picture rather than making me read – life would be even dandier – plus it would make people think and be creative before posting. (hrm I am sure there is a lesson for myself to learn in there!).
iPhone Only- No Instagram for Android – yet.
Sorry Android peep – this is an iPhone only app for the time being. Don’t get your panties in too much of a wad – I’m sure as soon as you guys officially claim the market share, people like New Toy who were soley iPhone, iPad developers will come around and develop for the Android.
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If you travel on American Airlines and own an iPhone (okay in Android’s defense, they may hae
As someone who travels about once a month for work, and as someone who is NOT organized, and as someone who is typically uhmm forgetful (hey I am HONEST people) – the American Airlines iPhone App is a GODSEND.
Best of American Airlines iPhone App:
Digital / Paperless Boarding Pass
Yep, a digital boarding pass (paperless boarding pass). What does this mean? It means Molly doesn’t have to print out the boarding pass before I get to the airport. It means that I don’t have to have copy paper, or printer ink – BOTH which seem to be someone I don’t have whenever I need to print a boarding pass.
When you get to the TSA security check, pull out your driver’s license or ID and pull up the digital board pass via the iPhone app. The security agent can show you where to scan your boarding pass – typically right next to their stand.
My Flights – Complete American Airline Flights Schedule
Again, I mentioned the lack of organization. Knowing when I am flying where, as someone who just tends to book flights as trips come up – the American Airlines iPhone app keeps my flights all organized. I can view all upcoming flights with a click of a button “My Flights”.
Check In – YES Please.
Checking in early is easy peasy. All I need to do now is 24 hours or whenever your flight is available for check-in – visit the iPhone app, choose your trip and push “check in”. Where’s that easy button – “that was easy.”
Yes, you read it right. How many times have you forgotten where you parked at the airport? The American Airlines iPhone app has a feature to take a photo of the location of your car. I fly out of DFW people, parking is insane.
Bored while waiting for your plane to load? American Airlines has loaded Sudoko onto the app to keep you entertained during your down times.
Up-to-Date Flight Schedules and Status Information
Gate Information, flight schedule changes and more all thru the app.
I’m sure there is a plethora of other benefits in this handy dandy free iPhone app from American Airlines. Whether you are an occasional or hard core traveler on AA – download the American Airlines App and give it a whirl.
What Apps Do You Use While Traveling?