App Wrap: "Don't Let The Pigeon Run This App!" "Thomas And Friends: Day Of Diesels"
YNN highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in the twice-weekly segment “App Wrap.” YNN’s Adam Balkin filed the following report.
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Don't Let the Pigeon Run this App!
If you're a parent of a young child there's a good chance you know Mo Willems’ pigeon pretty well. He's now invading iOS devices in “Don't Let the Pigeon Run this App!”
This app is different from so many other eBooks out there in that the pigeon actually doesn’t run the app entirely on his own but instead relies on you to help tell and create the stories.
It’s designed so that very young kids can use it. Stories can be made simply by shaking your device and therefore shaking the pigeon, or kids older than three or four can start choosing items that'll appear in the story and even read and record parts themselves. On top of that, the book's creator, Mo Willems, walks you through exactly how to draw the pigeon so that users can create stories with him away from the app if they want.
“Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App!” is for iOS devices only and costs $6.99.
Thomas and Friends: Day of Diesels
The latest Thomas app, “Thomas and Friends: Day of Diesels” is part eBook, part app. The eBook part is a story complete with vivid graphics, sounds, and interactive spots for users to touch in order to help tell and advance the story.
On top of that, there are videos, touch-to-paint pictures, digital jigsaw puzzles, and Thomas memory games, an absolute ton of content with will no doubt content any true Thomas fan.
“Thomas and Friends: Day of Diesels” is an iOS app and is available, at least initially, for just 99 cents.