I came across the press release about this new app and decided to request for an opportunity to review it after checking out the app details from the website and iTunes store. I was happy to receive a very prompt reply from one of the co-founder of the company who generously sent me a promo code to redeem the app for review. Yeayyyyy!! Anyway, my review as below...
* Title: Interactive Alphabet - ABC Flash Cards
* Price: $2.99
* Category: Education
* Updated: Oct 31, 2011
* Version: 2.1
* Size: 101 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Pi'ikea St. LLC
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
Description from the product page:
"Every letter is a unique, interactive toy! Play the xylophone on the 'X' card, make the 'D'inosaur roar, 'Z'ip the Zipper, etc! It is a hands-on, memorable learning experience for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!
* Universal app for iPad/iPhone/iPod: You can use it at home or on the go! Buy it once, take it everywhere.
* Fun original artwork, animations, music, and sound effects engage and capture your child's curiosity
* Memorable and unique interactivity keep your child coming back for more
* Fun and upbeat Original Music -- keeps you dancing, not wincing (parent friendly!)
* Our very own Alphabet/ABC song included!
* Baby Mode option (Auto advances cards every 15 seconds)
* Phonic Sounds
* Upper and Lower-case letters "
* Winner of 2010 Best Kids App for iPad at iLounge!
* Featured in the App 2010 Rewind in the Tech for Tots Category!
* Selected as on the of 10 best iPhone apps for pre-readers at babble.com!
* Selected in top 8 apps for kids (2010) by macstories.net
* Featured 4-star (highest rating) app on kidseducationalapps.com
* Featured as New and Noteworthy by Apple!
* Featured as a select app in 2010 by Apple!
I always love trying out apps that teaches my children things. There are people who presume that iPad is a bad thing. I mean, if you know how to use it effectively and in moderation, it can be useful and educational! Of course, if you let your child play games on iPad with no educational benefits, then you won't reap the benefits of the apps and off your iPad.
Now as for this app, I absolutely love it! It teaches alphabets in a very very fun and creative way! I find myself gravitating towards the app every time Ben and I go for our iPad sessions.
Ben engrossed with some of the letters like E (for eggs), F (for Fan) and so on.
* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects for each letters of the alphabets on the screen and there are animations appearing as well from each letters!
* I love the illustrations and the colors used are very attractive and enticing! (Ben and I actually fought over who can press the letters of the alphabets and see what animations came out)
What's not so good?
* I would prefer if the animation does not start until the narrator pronounces the letter and the word for it. Currently, the moment you touch the screen, the animation will start immediately. Because of this, the narrator's voice gets drowned out and is not as effective.
* The animation is so engaging and addictive, how could my boy finished learning from A to Z? Check out the video below where he goes from letter F back to letter E...
You can purchase the "Interactive Alphabet - ABC Flash Cards " app from the iTunes App Store.
I am so excited to be able to hold this giveaway for my lucky blog followers and readers! SIX of you (yes, yes, SIX!!!) are going to win a copy of this awesome and fun app to play on your iPad or iPhone! You will absolutely love it! Now, let's read below for the giveaway terms and conditions OK?
* Eligibility: OPEN WORLDWIDE!
* Giveaway expires on 31st Dec 2011 (Malaysia time)
* You must fulfil the mandatory entry 1st (which is to provide your valid email address & answering the question), else you will be disqualified
* Winner will be randomly drawn using Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to my email notification or a new winner will be drawn.
* Winner will receive their prize sent directly by your awesome mummy blogger here as I have the promo code ready to be redeemed.
To enter the giveaway, kindly click at the link shown below and the entry form will appear in a new window:
* INTERACTIVE ALPHABET GIVEAWAY ENTRY FORM *
(Link has been disabled when entry closes at 12 midnight past 31st Dec 2011)
It'd be great if you could leave me a comment once you have submitted your entry so that I can check and ensure it's safely tracked into my database. So what are you waiting for?!! Hurry up! You have more than 1 month time from now to join in the fun and try your luck!
I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"