What's In My iPhone -- Part One: Child's Play

I'm of course not going to go through the iPhone OS preloaded applications. Needless to say most of them are simply, very effective and world class.

Items NOT in a folder:

App: Dragon Dictate
Rating: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Voice recognition, speech to text application.
Cost: Free
Comments: It's a little tricky at first but once you get the hang of it you'll never txt while driving again.

App: Camera Genius
Rating: ✩✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Multi-tool set to add functionality to your iPhone image capture ability.
Cost: $1.99
Comments: You'll see later that I own a ton of photographic applications for my iPhone, and this is the only one (short of the default "Camera" app) that's not in a folder.

The "Sydney Folder" (for those new to this blog that's my two and half year old daughter) -- This is a tab bit misleading as she barely plays with these anymore going straight to the youtube icon to watch her shows.

App: Animal Sounds
Rating: ✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Animal pictures and correlating sounds.
Cost: $0.99
Comments: When you have the 'four-up' option open and begin to mash all of the animals together it sounds like people being tortured in hell. Or so I would assume.

App: City Sounds
Rating: ✩ (out of 5)
What is it?:  Car and city pictures and correlating sounds.
Cost: $0.99
Comments: See above.

App: Pet Sounds
Rating: ✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Pets and basic domesticated animals pictures and correlating sounds.
Cost: $0.99
Comments: See above.

App: Zoo Sounds
Rating: ✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Zoo and exotic animals pictures and correlating sounds.
Cost: $0.99
Comments: See above.

I give those apps some crap but for parent I would advise it really seemed to get her wits about her when we where in public places and parks. Good learning tool.

App: Word Cub
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: A phonics based applications that allows learning of letters and sounds.
Cost: $1.99
Comments: Well worth the money, it's power is in it's simplicity and it manages to hold her attention from time-to-time.

App: Old MacDonald
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: A fun-filled animal to farm matching game.
Cost: $0.99
Comments: This has a little game-play aspect to it that will initially take some figuring out for your little one.

App: Old MacDonald - by Duck Duck Moose
Rating: ✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Interactive cause and effect touch app based on the childhood song.
Cost: $1.99
Comments: This is a must-have app for the age group. Funny and interactive, you might even find yourself playing with it.

App: Wheels On The Bus
Rating: ✩✩✩✩ (out of 5)
What is it?: Interactive cause and effect touch app based on the childhood song.
Cost: $0.99
Comments: Another knock-out app from app developer Duck Duck Moose.

Seeing as we're on a kid theme this post I'd also reco' this site parents: The Playgrounder


Posted on July 20, 2010 and filed under Gaming, Mobile, Soapbox.