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My 5th Grader is teaching 3rd Graders at his school the app, Kodable. Why? Because this week is Hour of Code. Hour of Code  is a nationwide initiative to introduce computer programming to 10 million students. Bottom-line, it’s supposed to demystify – and make fun- coding and programming. These apps are succeeding in doing just …

Big companies can be the worst offenders with exploitative in app purchases. Disney did it right, but it was just a classic “bait and switch”.

Bad language in a kids app, we think not. What do you think?

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We launch a new App Analysis Service designed to help developers and revised Priority Review Service. Spoiler alert – if you don’t make the site, we’ll give you a partial refund.

Another Monster At The End Of This Book is the latest educational kids app from Callaway Digital to see an advertising takeover. The 15 second full-screen video ad, which plays before the app starts, also includes a link to the sponsor’s site. The new “sponsored” app, has irritated customers who previously bought the app, only …

Story, the new app from Disney, looks great and is easy to use, but with your use of the app, you are signing away copyright to your photos and other creations made within the app. Not nice!

If you hate apps that targeted to kids and include ads, then you’ll love our naughty list of apps and developers who sneak in those pesky ads.

For one day, Disney is going to kick off the Holiday season with a super cyber-Monday sale.

Beck and Bo is having a 50% sale from 20 to 25 of November. Grab a copy for only $0.99 and follow the fantastic adventures of Beck and Bo.

omBooks (Oceanhouse Media digital books) just announced a one-week app sale in celebration of Halloween. The four apps that will be on sale for $0.99 include the following. The newly released Trick or Treat Picture Me® lets parents add their child’s photo to this personalized omBook and see them dressed up in adorable Halloween costumes …

At App Camp 2012, I put forth a challenge for developers to “Think outside the App Store and bring “magic” to Android and beyond.

There has been plenty of discussion about kids apps, COPPA, social media, and IAP’s. At we’ve been thinking about how this affects the way we review. While developers are eager to capture an audience, whether via Facebook or for better monetization – parents have been increasingly irritated by the blatancy of how this incorporated. …