iPad App Review & Giveaway - AR Flashcards-Animal Alphabet

~ Posted on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8:16 AM ~

I received an email from Melissa on behalf of Mitchlehan Media asking whether I would be interested in reviewing this app. As usual, I will normally check out the app to see whether it is the right fit for my boy. It took me sometime to understand how this app work but boy oh boy, it is worth the trouble of preparing the materials required to test and review this app! Long story short, just check out my review below...

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* Title: AR Flashcards-Animal Alphabet
* Price: $1.99
* Category: Education
* Updated: Mar 02, 2012
* Version: 1.1
* Size: 39.6 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Mitchlehan Media LLC
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later

Description from the product page:

"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!

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Some preparations are required before we can start using the app:

* 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 (so for this review, I'm using my hubby's iPad2 to test as my iPad doesn't come with camera).

What you need to do is to place the printed Flashcard Markers on a flat surface under bright light, start the app and hover your iPad on the printed Flashcard Markers. You will be able to see the 3D animals respective to the alphabets popping out from the letters.

What's good?

* It is a very unique app! Different from all the other apps I reviewed so far!

* A different way to learn alphabets and you can hear the letter and animal name when you tap on it!

* I like seeing Ben's amazed look as he looks on the iPad screen - seeing the 3D animals and then he looks at the printed Flashcard Markers and not seeing the animals.

What's not so good?

* You have to print the Flashcard Markers in color as the app will not work in black and white. 

* This app is quite sensitive in the sense that it doesn't recognise the printed Flashcard Markers when the paper is slightly crumpled (thanks to my excited boy who tries to grab the paper and do it himself) and our bedroom uses yellow light bulb so it is not able to work in this condition too.

Room for Improvement?

* It would be great to have the Flashcard Markers designed on as little space as possible in order to save paper and ink.

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You can purchase the "AR Flashcards-Animal Alphabet" app from the iTunes App Store.

I am so excited to be able to hold this giveaway for my lucky blog followers and readers! TWO of you lucky people are going to win a copy of this awesome and fun app to play on your iPad! Your child will absolutely love it! Now, let's read below for the giveaway terms and conditions OK?

To enter the giveaway, kindly read and follow the instructions as stated in the Rafflecopter form below.

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  • Please also leave your valid email address in the post comment so that I can contact you if you win this giveaway.

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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"

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Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

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