Mar 17, 2010

Shapes Review

Shapes is a simple app that lets your kids go through 20 different flat and spherical shapes. Shapes is from Five Pumpkins which as several other childrens apps for Android phones. The main reason I like this one better than the others is that you can turn off the prompts and allow your child to guess the shape, instead of just telling them. Do this changing the options to Quiz Mode.

I would love to see an update with more shapes in the future, but this is perfect for young children.

Price: Free
Phone Tested On: Nexus One
Developer: Five Pumpkins

RingDroid Review

The Nexus One comes with some pretty cool ringtones, but they were all a little too geeky for me. That is why I love RingDroid! I remember when I got my iPhone and found out I would have to pay to turn songs I already owned into ringtones. I was not happy about that and quickly found ways around it.

RingDroid has a perfect little interface that takes all the music already on your phone and lets you set the beginning and end segments you want played. Once saved you can assign it to all calls or individual callers. You could not, however assign it as a Notification Ringtone. It is very easy to use and assign the ringtones you just made.

When my Husband calls, now I hear the intro to Joan Jett's 18. So how cool is that?

Price: Free
Phone Tested On: Nexus One

Mar 1, 2010

Doodle Kids Review

This a great little app to keep your creative kids busy. Dragging your finger across the screen leaves a trail of colorful shapes that are randomly chosen. Scroll your trackball to change the background shape and shake the phone to clear the screen. My kids kept busy seeing who could draw their favorite animal the coolest. The app is also available on iPhone.

As I researched this cute app that my 5 and 8 year old sons love, I found a truly amazing fact! The author is a 9 year old boy from Singapore named Lim Deng Wen. He claims to have written the app, for his younger sisters, in just a few days.

He even does a little demo of the product here:

Price: Free
Test On: Nexus One