We love the apps (they call ’em “digital toys”) from Toca Boca. They’re all so fun – for both our children and us – and don’t contain third party ads, in-app purchases or confusing menus that trip kids up.
Take a cruise around Instagram and if you didn’t know it already, you’ll soon learn that parents love to take pictures of their babies. You’ll also learn what baby ears look like, because babies have this crazy way of knowing when you’re about to snap a shot and turn their heads. Two Brazilian fathers found a great way for parents to get great photos of their babies’ faces, and you’d be surprised to learn their inspiration for their new iPhone app, Baby Pic.
We’ve also got one code for Baby Pic lyin’ around and will give it to one of you readers (see details after the review)!
This isn’t really a review, so much as a nudge to pick up a free gift. If you’ve got a little kid and you still buy into the evil regime of Christmas (kidding, I guess), then boy-howdy do I have an app for you to try. It’s the “Toca Hair Salon Christmas Gift” which is the Japanese game show way to say “Toca Xmas Salon.”
This FREE app, by the good folks at Toca Boca, is like crack cocaine for a toddler-aged kid. Your kid can choose to either cut Santa’s hair or prune a Christmas tree. There’s not much to this app, except that you get to cut, style and color Santa’s hair. Somehow, it also hypnotizes kids.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation isn’t big on making apps. That’s why it’s with great pleasure and plenty of LOLs that they released “Child ID” for the iPhone.
The app stores current pics of your child, as well as vital information like name, age, height and weight. Then, if a child goes missing, parents can shoot off an e-mail to the FBI, letting them know that their child is missing, with all of the relevant info.
That’s right, on the platform that most parents give to their children to play with in the grocery store or in the booth at restaurants, the FBI is encouraging them to use to e-mail them.
Chad Zunker is the type of dude that doesn’t take crap from anyone. If you try to step to the Zunk-dogg, he’s either deferring you to his personal assistant, or he’s taking you down samurai-style by throwing a pocketful of salt in your eyes and slicing you at the kneecaps.
None of that is true.
But Zunker is an evil genius. This dude and his wife Katie needed to find a way to get their new baby to sleep. Naturally, they tried everything. The Zunkers saw a DVD on shushing and gave the process, a mimicking of the sounds a baby hears in the uterus, a go. Voila.
You’re thinking “cool story, bro. Now point me to this DVD and I’ll be on my way.” Not so fast, you jerk. This story’s just begun.
You’re probably not too interested ever to hear talk about your little bundle of joy mixed up with talk about pimpin’, but hear me out. The Pimp My Ultrasound iPhone app by 2 Wise Guys, LLC is a fun and simple photo-enhancement tool that you will get at least as much fun out of as you get from your iPhone lightsaber (admit it dude…we all have it).
The Pimp My Ultrasound iPhone app, named in the spirit of the MTV show, Pimp my…never mind, you know what they named it after… Well it’s a really fun app for parents expecting their first child, or their next child (or their next after that) who are tired of looking at the same fuzzy black-and-white images of skeletal babies in the womb.
The app is VERY simple and intuitive to use. It allows you to upload images quickly from your phone and modify them with objects from different menus to customize your ultrasound photo in different ways. It includes objects such as hats and glasses, which can be drug around the image, and adjusted for size with the well-practiced “pinch” technique. The objects can also be rotated easily with finger movements. Other objects menus include a variety of accessories, ranging from a rock guitar to a diamond-encrusted gold medallion. You know, everything you’ll need to “pimp out” the earliest photos you have of your little pumpkin…