Are you tired of seeing your kids sitting around playing video games? If you are, then you should check out Treasure Dash (Monkey Mojo Games). The free iOS app combines motion controls with virtual reality to get children on their feet and moving as they explore a colorful and immersive 3D world in the spirit of classic Nintendo adventures (like Mario and Zelda). It’s kinda of like a Wii or Kinect game for your mobile device. Treasure Dash is available now for the iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices. Continue reading to find out how a reader of my dad blog can win a Plush toy featuring the tiger from Treasure Dash.
Like many parents, I have a ton of video footage of my kids. And when I show them to my friends and co-workers, they politely watch them. But they don’t get excited unless they see the footage I personally edited (see videos on this page). I’m lucky I have the skill to edit my own video. But many parents don’t. That’s when the upcoming VidMob app comes in handy. The app connects video content creators with video editors in a real-time, bid-based marketplace. The app has not been released yet, but it looks easy to use in the demo I saw last week at the TNT Portland event at the Westin Hotel. Just pick your favorite clips on your phone and then select a video editor with the app.
If you are hungry, and out and about, you’ll want to download the Restaurant.com mobile app for both Android and iOS devices. The app helps you find deals at restaurants near you. The app is free, and if you download it now, you can get $10 off on a meal. Nice, right? Continue reading to learn how you can get $10 off at a restaurant near you.
Hello dads and moms! I have a nice giveaway for you today. Thanks to StoryToys, three readers of my dad blog will win the new Wake Up Mo! app. The mobile app is a follow up to their best-selling early learning app Goodnight Mo!. That app achieved more than 150 top 5 app chart placings globally, and over 40 Number 1’s in just a couple of weeks. Impressive, right? Wake up Mo is a fun, 3D pop-up app designed to help parents and caregivers teach young children a morning routine. It is available now for Apple iOS devices and will be available for Android smartphones soon.
Has anyone heard of Escape from Planet Earth? I didn’t until recently. When I first heard the title, I thought it was another film in the Planet of the Apes series. Escape from Planet Earth (The Weinstein Company) is actually an animated movie about some blue aliens from the planet Baab. The film hits theaters on Friday, February 15th. And thanks to The Weinstein Company, I’m hosting a giveaway on my dad blog. The prize is a $25 Visa gift card and an Escape from Planet Earth swag bag. Nice!
Another two for one special today. First, I’m going to review the new Twist app (by Twist and Shout). Then I’m going to give away a $25 iTunes gift card. Nice!
This week, I’ve been playing with the Twist app for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch (iOS 4.0 or later). The app sends emails to your family, friends and colleagues to let them know when you will arrive. The app also sends out alerts to tell people when you are almost there and if you are running late. Obviously, you could text out your status. However, Twist does it automatically so you don’t have to text and drive (very dangerous and illegal in Oregon). BTW, the Twist app is free. However, it’s currently available in the US only. A world-wide release is coming soon. An Android version will also be released in the future.
I just want to let the readers of my dad blog know that I’m giving away 500 licenses for the MotionX-Sleep 2.0 app on my geek dad blog. The main function of MotionX-Sleep is to help users track and optimize their sleep cycle. Head over to my geek dad blog if you want to read my MotionX-Sleep app review. Or you can go directly to my MotionX-Sleep giveaway page if you want to download the app now. The first 500 people to sign up can get the app for free. MotionX-Sleep is compatible with the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices (iOS 4.2 or later).