Yes, apps are big business, but what about apps specifically ‘for’ kids? There’s got to be some Sites which list apps specifically targeted towards kids, you’d think. Well, there are. Tons. Within this melee, however, there’s a Site which approaches the issue from the other side. It looks at why a particular app may be appealing to a kid, what exactly she would get out of using it & what the gross ROI would be.
Smart idea from a Colorado, USA-based developer, Ben Lew. He started the ‘Kids App Hunt’ Website, targeting teachers, parents & developers while hoping to start a conversation about how exactly the app would be beneficial to the kid. The idea is not to highlight or pinpoint the ‘best app for kids’. Rather, it is to discover why a particular app would be a good buy for a kid. Lew is opposed to the idea of just ‘reviewing’ an app on the surface. What’s not to like with this approach?
So what you can do, if you are a teacher, parent or developer, is to sign up for free & get to work on the different categories of apps for kids listed there. There are apps which teach simple coding, develop puzzle-solving abilities, create story lines, allows you to learn about different cultures, even one which explores biblical stories. Learning basic money skills or math smarts, spelling learning made simple – you have apps for those as well. You rate them according to factors of effectiveness, usability, etc.
Ben Lew is a graphic artist with a wide ranging spectrum of interests including iOS design, logo design, Web interface design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, Web development, WordPress theme design. With kids of his own, he is very aware of what may click with them. He recently developed his first app for iPad, the Interactive Alphabet for iPad, a “super fun app for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents that makes every letter flash card an interactive toy.” He also designs Websites, logos, apps & illustrations.
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Image Credit: Kids Apps Hunt