What an exciting week at Appency! Just wanted to share a few highlights!
1. Farm Frenzy 2 by Alawar Entertainment (Featured in Games)
2. The Treasures of Mystery Island by Alawar Entertainment (Featured in Games)
3. Memorize Words: Spanish (Featured in New & Noteworthy)
Hot Ranking Movements:
1. WorldCard Mobile to #1 Business App!
2. Memorize Words Spanish to #7 Education App!
3. The Treasures of Mystery Island to #36 Adventure Games
4. Farm Frenzy 2 to #20 Simulation Games (and #48 Arcade Games)
5. Farm Frenzy 1 to #34 Simulation Games (and #77 Arcade Games)
6. Slango Urban Dictionary to #1 Reference Apps
7. OMG Texting Dictionary to #71 in Social Networking (It JUST launched.. give us a little time to get this higher!)
Being both a mom and a marketer of apps, I get asked all the time – what apps are good for the kids?!?!? So here is a list of apps that both my kids and I love. Yes, some of my client’s apps are on this list – but a lot of these are just great fun apps. In no particular order:
Balloonimals [Games: $1.99] - This is one of my personal faves. Fun, unique and shows off a lot of the cool features of the iPhone.
Hershey’s Chocolate Milk [Entertainment: Free] – My 4 year old’s favorite app! Perfectly simple – pour milk, add syrup, mix it up, drink it down…burp!
Curious George Coloring Book [Games: $2.99] – Well worth the money! The app is constantly updated with new coloring pages for the holidays. My 4 & 6 year olds both like it.
MouthOff [Entertainment: $1.99] – Pick a cartoon mouth, hold your iPhone in front of your mouth and talk – guaranteed laughter from your audience – both old and young.
MonsterABC [Education: $0.99] – Cute app that has an entertaining monster to interact with and work on pronouncing letters and words. Perfect for my 4 year old.
Disney Channel Cover Styler [Entertainment: Free] – My 6 year old has turned every member of our family into a Hannah Montana and/or Jonas Brother picture! Lets her add graphics, colors, upload pictures, etc.
SmackTalk! [Entertainment: $0.99] – Voice altering app that outputs various squeaky voices with a choice of animals – guinea pig, puppy, kitten, and chihuahua. Hours of entertainment. All kids love this.
Lightsaber Unleashed [Entertainment: Free] – This was the very first app that got my kids hooked! Turns your iPhone into a lightsaber – need I say more?
Anorak Magazine [Games: $0.99] – Calls itself the “Happy App for Kids” – stories, games, great artwork, and a British Accent!
iGlowStick [Lifestyle: Free] – Break it and shake it! Plus they update it with fun holiday glow sticks.
Martha Speaks Dog Party [Games: $2.99] – Cute app based off the TV show on PBS. Kids love to help Martha lick the plate clean.
Tic Tac Toe Free [Games: Free] – I think you get the drift…
Custom Hangman [Games: $0.99] – Classic game of Hangman with a Pirate twist – and you can choose appropriate categories for your kids (like States of USA & US Presidents). My 6 year old can’t get enough!
I could go on and on! Please comment with some of your favorites. ENJOY!