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Kindermusik app

  I am so excited. I’d been doing kindermusik with my son since he was a baby and he still loves it at 4. I’m excited that I can now get it on the go too. Here’s the message I got via email from Kindermusik.

Music and more to nurture young minds

 
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Kindermusik is proud to introduce our new iPhone apps! We have recently partnered with Scrollmotion, Inc. and Iceberg Kids to revolutionize the children’s book experience, bringing the magic and wonder of reading to an exciting new digital space (the perfect answer to bedtime, long car rides or learning to read). To take a look at all of the iPhone apps offered by Kindermusik, just search for the word “kindermusik” on your iPhone and then download your favorite book.  Or  visit the Scrollmotion site. Our Kindermusik iPhone apps have been priced reasonably at just $.99/each!

 

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Baby's Facebook Baby Book

Late Night Chatting
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by Lela Demeter

Tonight my son sleeps for the first time in his big boy bed.  Obviously pictures were taken, grandma was called, and parents looked at each other in dismay as this evening shuffled in a brave new world in bedtime parenting.  And finally, as my son slept, I updated my status in Facebook -

“My toddler is officially without borders. The crib is now a toddler bed. I will be making the sweep of his room in an hour to see where he finally curled up to go to sleep. Hopefully it will be in his bed.”

I used to be the person who hoped that when I had children I would sagely inscribe every moment, every milestone in a beautiful album that my son would lovingly reflect on when he is in his elder years, after his father and I are gone.  I thought I would be the mom like my mom is – who saved seemingly every shred of paper, every picture and most of the trophies from my childhood, even after a house fire gutted the family home (everything save my ACT scores and the diary I kept when I met my husband).  My mom has saved my wedding invitations and my son’s baby announcements.  I assumed, just like with most parenting things, I would be just like my mom.

But, my mom also didn’t get to have a personal trainer standing ready at all hours in her living room (my Nintendo Wii and EA Sports) and she didn’t have an iPod to play symphonic rock songs to her infant either. And she definitely didn’t have Facebook.

Now Facebook has come under fire from the public, mostly in regards to privacy.  But, as a mom I have found it invaluable.  I joined when my son was six months old.  And while I suffered from a short addition to Farmville and Mafia Wars, I found solace in the company that social networking brings.  The irony of feeling like part of a community while sitting alone at a computer is apparent.

The reality of my Facebook experience is that whenever my darling boy ever had an issue, whether it be teething or sneezing or any other interesting malady I felt too ashamed to call my pediatrician with (I didn’t want to be THAT mom) I would post it on Facebook.  Nothing too TMI, but just something like, “Where do I go for cheap family pictures?” or “What can I give him for a stuffy nose?” and within seconds my knowledge base, comprised of high school friends, work friends, and extended family would chime in with support and good advice.

Sharing my son’s life is also easier with Facebook.  To date I have 20 albums and three videos posted.  I try to keep the albums short and try not to put anything way too weird or personal in them, and I do exclude people who are friends but may not be interested in my little darling’s attempt to turn off the kitchen lights.  But, to be able to share photos and videos with everyone all at once makes my son’s life something I can share with more people than just a few Polaroids at Christmas can do.

I try to keep up with his baby book. I really do.  But maybe one day, my son will post a video of me with my grandkids and my far flung friends can be a part of their lives too.

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Alphabet ABC Applications for Kids

Are you looking for an application (app) to help your kids learn to read? Ah, educational and distracting. Here’s my favorites apps that have the ABCs. Oh and P.S. it’s on the cheap!

It’s also a great use for those in ESL (English as a Second Language).

abcABC PocketPhonetics-Lite: letters, sounds & writing
(Apps in My Pocket Ltd.)

Great ‘first’ look at Phonics for kids. Uses three modes of teaching manipulation: sight, sound and writing (tactile).

This is really helping my son develop the relationship between sounds letters make and the words they make up.

abctracerABC Tracer Lite Free – Alphabet Flashcard tracing phonics and drawing
(App-Zoo)

Great fine-motor skill practice. Kids get to trace letters. Has the alphabet, numbers and words.

ABC’s Free
(24x7digital)

My boys love the fact that it sings the alphabet and /or letters by pressing the arrow buttons on the botton of the app. They get to control the rhythm.

Baby Flash Cards
(Dream Cortex)

Helps kids learn vocabulary and practice memorization.

ICDL Books for Children
(ICDL Foundation)

- Old school books for your iPhone. Not a lot of stories, but it’s free.

Parents Magazine iPlay ‘n Learn
(Parents.com by Resolute Digital)

Letters, numbers, colors and shapes all in one!
It is broken down into three ways to play and learn: flash cards, tracing practice and quizzes.

Sight Words Free
(24x7digital)

-It shows and speaks the words.

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CNet used a quote from MotherTrekker

I’m excited that CNet used a quote from an article on MotherTrekker about the WDW Guide Application! Woo hoo!
They used my name and didn’t reference Mother Trekker, but I’m still pleased.
Take a look

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DriveSafe.ly Announces Full Commercial Launch of Mobile Application That Reduces the Dangers of “Texting While Driving”

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DriveSafe.ly Announces Full Commercial Launch of Mobile Application That Reduces the Dangers of “Texting While Driving”

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iphone app- Pilates for Pregnancy

mother and son practice pilates for pregnancy ...
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For my baby-bumped friends:

New study shows benefits of Pilates for Pregnancy exercise app

Bethesda, MD – Pilates for Pregnancy exercise app shows benefits in the birth weight of newborns. In the October issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Norwegian researchers found that the odds of delivering a too big baby dropped as much as 28% in women who exercised regularly. A heavier birth weight poses risks to both the baby and the mother. If a baby weighs more than 8.8 lbs, the risks run from delivery problems, c-sections, postpartum hemorrage and low apgar scores all increase. Larger babies also have an increased risk of obesity later in life according to the researchers.

The Pilates for Pregnancy exercise iphone app is based on the top ratedPrenatal Pilates DVDand the “Pilates and Pregnancy Workbook”. This not only gives modified Pilates exercises for every trimester of your pregnancy but it is also a complete pregnancy planner. It includes checklists for a healthy pregnancy, notes pages with questions to help you keep track of everything going on during this exciting time as well as a pregnancy photo album! Store your sonogram pictures as well as pictures of your growing belly and anything else related to your pregnancy as you create your own digital photo album.

“Prenatal Pilates is the #1 pregnancy exercise video” Real Simple Magazine.

“… a godsend for the expectant mother …”- Drs. Powers and BerginOB/GYNs.

“Exercise should be encouraged for everyone who’s healthy enough to do it. Exercise shouldn’t be discontinued because you are pregnant … women who exercise are less likely to have preterm deliveries” – Dr. Steven Allen, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas.

This application features a multitude of pregnancy exercises based on the users time constraints or individual body part that they wish to focus on. The pregnant user can workout safely in 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes. These applications are broken into three different trimesters to adapt to the changing needs of each trimester during pregnancy. Clear descriptions of the workouts and the benefits of each exercise are included.

ThePilates for Pregnancy exercise appallows you to:
* Exercise based on the needs of each trimester
* Get timed workouts to fit your schedule or energy level
* Choose a particular body part to focus on
* Take pregnancy notes
* Store pregnancy pictures
* Look up a To-Do list for each trimester

Minimum Requirements:
iPhone or 2nd Generation iPod Touch 2.2.1 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Start your healthy pregnancy with a limited time sale price of $1.99 (USD) for the Pilates for Pregnancy First Trimester App normally priced at $4.99. Available on the App Store in the Healthcare and Fitness category.

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Dramatic Applications produces iPhone applications that are innovative, informative and educational. Our designs are user friendly and captivating as they bring information to this exciting new platform. Our creative team is comprised of award-winning multimedia producers, writers, graphic designers and a technical team of highly experienced programmers. Current projects in development are in the industries of fitness, education, sports, entertainment and the dramatic arts. We have had over 15 years experience in video production and have won numerous awards in the areas of health and education. Copyright (C) 2009 Dramatic Applications. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Baby Monitor & Alarm 1.0 for iPhone

The best part about this is that you can have Mommy’s voice respond when the baby cries!!! Check it out!!

Praha, Czech Republic – Sarsoft today is pleased to announce the launch of its new product – Baby Monitor & Alarm for iPhone. “We are continuing with the development of innovative applications for the iPhone, and Baby Monitor & Alarm is another ingenious invention”, says Jindrich Sarson, director of Sarsoft. Baby Monitor & Alarm brings new and innovative functions to Baby Monitor applications.

Every Baby Monitor product can monitor children who sleep in their bedroom and their parents are notified immediately if there is any noise in the children’s room. But Baby Monitor & Alarm for iPhone goes even further. One of our unique features is “Mum’s voice”.

babymonitor“Everybody knows, that mum’s voice is very soothing and comforting to a child”, says Sarson. Therefore Sarsoft implemented functionality to record any voice (it doesn’t matter if it’s mum’s voice or your child’s favorite song), and this voice can be replayed to your child when he/she starts crying. This has proven to be very effective.

“We have feedback from our users performing beta-testing. According to our users, it works perfectly, and in some cases, the child even goes back to sleep”, adds Sarson, who is also a father of 2 young children. This functionality is optional and it depends oon parents, if they want to use it.

Another functionality that got approval from its users is the application’s ability to record your child’s voice. The application simply records all voice activity in the child’s room. It doesn’t matter, if the application is set to alarm or if it’s only in monitoring mode. By using this function, parents can easily check, if their child has coughs or if they have bad dreams. All activity is displayed in the Activity log found in the application. This makes it possible for the parents to check their child’s sleeping patterns. They just need to compare the Activity log for several days.

Supported languages:
* U.S. English, German and Czech

Minimum Requirements:
iPhone 3.0 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Baby Monitor & Alarm 1.0 for iPhone is only $2.99 (USD) and available exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

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Baby Monitor & Alarm 1.0
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Sarsoft company is startup softwarehouse focused on iPhone applications development. Copyright 2009 Sarsoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Walt Disney World iPhone App Updated with Over 400 Photos & New Content

If you are traveling to Disney and carrying a smartphone like a Blackberry or iPhone, you NEED to download this app. It’s SO much better than carrying around paper maps. It’s ‘green’, interactive and saves space. What’s a Mom not to love??
from The MacTrack – iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch and Mac News by Richard

Portland, OR – TimeStream Software, the leading Notescast developer for the iPhone and iPod touch, as well as iPod Classic and iPod nano, announces a major update to its popular “Walt Disney World Guide” Notescast for the iPhone and iPod touch.

“On our latest visit to Walt Disney World, we shot over 5,000 photos, and we’ve included the best as part of the latest update to our Walt Disney World Notescast app.” said Mike Westby of TimeStream Software. “In addition, we’ve updated it with the latest information, including new ticket pricing, attraction updates, the latest event schedules, performer listings and more.”

With over 200 pages of information, over 400 colorful photos, and rich in-depth content, the updated Walt Disney World Notescast is the only Disney app rated 4 out of 5 mice by Macworld and is a comprehensive vacation planner and in-park guide covering nearly every aspect of the entire resort and all four theme parks, including the Magic Kingdom(R), Epcot(R), Disney’s Animal Kingdom(R), Disney’s Hollywood Studios(TM) and more.

Now available from the App Store, the new Walt Disney World Notescast contains a wealth of categories, including:

* 118 Walt Disney World Attractions
* Walt Disney World Annual Events
* Walt Disney World – Explore the Magic
* Walt Disney World – What’s New
* Walt Disney World – What’s Coming
* Walt Disney World Parades
* Walt Disney World Resorts
* Walt Disney World Tickets
* Walt Disney World Phone Numbers
* Walt Disney World Tips
* Walt Disney World Photo Tips
* Walt Disney World Toddler Tips
* Walt Disney World Tours
* Walt Disney World Vacation Packages
* Disney’s Magical Express
* How to Plan Your Vacation
* Hidden Mickey Tours
* The History of Walt Disney World
* Find Disney Characters
* Guests with Disabilities
* Vacation Planning Tips
* Bookmarks
* No Internet or Wi-Fi Required
* And so much more

About Notescasts:
What the App Store is for the iPhone, the Notescast web site is to the iPod Classic and iPod nano. Individual Notescast titles are available for posting, as well as downloading to the iPod Notes feature at the Notescast web site. iPod Classic and iPod nano owners can download such Notescast titles as Walt Disney World Notescast, Walt Disney World Secrets Notescast, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Hidden Mickeys Notescast, Disneyland Park Notescast, Glacier National Park Notecast, Alice in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, The Sheraton Maui Resort Notescast and more. To learn more, visit the Notescast web site. Notescasts download to the iPod Notes feature found on nearly every iPod in use worldwide today.

Minimum Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 2.1 or later

Pricing and Availability:
The Walt Disney World Notescast for the iPhone and iPod touch is available now at the App Store. The Walt Disney World Notescast is also available for the iPod Classic, iPod 5th Generation and iPod nano at the Notescast web site.

Walt Disney World Guide 2.0

TimeStream Software, an iPhone and iPod developer in Portland, OR, is an industry leader in the development of custom mobile marketing Notescasts for the iPhone and iPod touch, as well as the iPod Classic and iPod nano. Working with major global brands, such as Hilton Hotels, DoubleTree, Westin, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and others, its innovative custom Notescast titles allow accounts to drive revenue from an all new customer base of over 50 million iPhone and iPod touch users, as well as over 100 million iPod Classic and iPod nano users. The foremost developer of Notescasts, TimeStream Software is the first company to develop a mobile marketing solution for the globally distributed iPod Classic and iPod nano, thus opening an entirely new marketing distribution vehicle which the Mobile Marketing Association calls “A groundbreaking concept.” And to complement the iPod Classic and iPod nano, we bring our development expertise and marketing prowess to the iPhone and iPod touch, developing powerful custom Notescast titles, such as our popular guides to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Learn more at TimeStream Software’s web site online.

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Gedgers release major update to Kids Allowance and Rewards

iphone app to help keep track of your kids good behavior & allowance?

Harrogate, UK – Gedgers Ltd today announced a major update for the popular Kids Allowance and Rewards 1.4 for iPhone and iPod touch. This update includes a complete re-write of the user interface, new and improved features. Kids Allowance and Rewards is the only application that combines allowance tracking with a rewards system for good behavior. This makes it a versatile and unique application as well as adding extra appeal for motivating and educating your kids.

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* New User Interface
* New Auto approval of scheduled activities
* New Transaction Archive
* New Account Switch
* New context based action buttons
* Improved help
* Major bug and performance fixes.

The application can be used to automatically track how much money you owe your kid(s) for things like pocket money allowances, chores or any other money related activity. You are also able to automatically track and encourage good behaviour by awarding your kid(s) rewards.

With Kids Allowance and Rewards you can:

* Automatically schedule and track how much money you owe your kid(s) for things like pocket money, allowance, chores, tasks or any other money related activity.
* Automatically schedule, track and encourage good behaviour by awarding your kid(s) reward points.
* Manually pay in or pay out cash amounts to your kids accounts.
* Give or redeem adhoc reward points to your kids accounts.
* Create multiple kids accounts and provide them with a starting balance.
* View a summary of what you owe each account (Or what they owe you), and how many reward points they have received in the current week and overall.
* Schedule money or reward related activities such as allowances, clothes allowance, car cleaning chores, brushing teeth rewards or any other freeform activity. Just specify if it earns money or reward points, and how much.
* View transaction history.
* View transaction statuses as pending, approved, not approved and deleted.
* Approval process for scheduled activities.
For fun – shake the iphone for each saver to hear the jingle of money saved to date – or a “wah-wah” sound if not. Simple but effective!
* International currencies.

Pricing and Availability:
Kids Allowance and Rewards is $0.99 (USD) and available exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Promo codes available upon request.

Kids Allowance and Rewards 1.4
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Gedgers Ltd is a professional iPhone Development and Consultancy business based in North Yorkshire, UK. The company specialises in building bespoke iPhone applications, and with a background and experience in enterprise systems Gedgers Ltd is well positioned to extend your business solution onto the iPhone platform. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Walt Disney World Secrets Revealed in new Notescast iPhone App

Walt and Mickey
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I LOVE the fact that I don’t have to carry around maps and notes. I like the fact that I can keep kids entertained in lines with this app. If you like this app, you might be a Disneyholic.

Portland, Oregon – Over 200 secrets of Walt Disney World are revealed in the new “Secrets of Walt Disney World Gold!” Notescast app for the iPhone and iPod touch from TimeStream Software. The new “Walt Disney World Secrets Gold!” Notescast App works as an innovative new guidebook taking guests on a tour of Walt Disney World Resort with their iPhone or iPod touch in hand as they journey from one new secret to the next in Magic Kingdom(R), Epcot(R), Disney’s Animal Kingdom(R) and Disney’s Hollywood Studios(TM).

“This exciting new iPhone App reveals the fun and magical secrets of Walt Disney World Resort, and, for the first time, includes colorful photos, as well as a Hidden Mickey tour of over 80 Hidden Mickeys and an added bonus of over 200 Fun Facts.” said Mike Westby of TimeStream Software. “It really is an all new way to experience Walt Disney World.”

About Notescasts:
What the App Store is for the iPhone, the Notescast web site is to the iPod Classic and iPod nano. Individual Notescast titles are available for posting, as well as downloading to the iPod Notes feature at the Notescast web site. iPod Classic and iPod nano owners can download such Notescast titles as Walt Disney World Notescast, Walt Disney World Secrets Notescast, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Hidden Mickeys Notescast, Disneyland Park Notescast, Disney at Work Notescast, Glacier National Park Notecast, Alice in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, Sheraton Maui Resort Notescast and more. To learn more, visit the Notescast web site Notescasts download to the iPod Notes feature found on nearly every iPod in use worldwide today and turn your iPod into an eBook eReader.

Minimum Requirements:
* Compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone 2.1 Software Update

Pricing and Availability:
The new “Walt Disney World Secrets Gold!” Notescast is available now on the App Store for $1.99 (USD). Those wanting Walt Disney World Notescast titles for the iPod Classic, iPod Video and iPod nano may visit the Notescast web site online.

Walt Disney World Secrets Gold! 1.0
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TimeStream Software, an iPhone and iPod developer in Portland, OR, is an industry leader in the development of custom mobile marketing Notescasts for the iPhone and iPod touch, as well as the iPod Classic and iPod nano. Working with major global brands, such as Hilton Hotels, DoubleTree, Westin, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and others, its innovative custom Notescast titles allow accounts to drive revenue from an all new customer base of over 50 million iPhone and iPod touch users, as well as over 100 million iPod Classic and iPod nano users. The foremost developer of Notescasts, TimeStream Software is the first company to develop a mobile marketing solution for the globally distributed iPod Classic and iPod nano, thus opening an entirely new marketing distribution vehicle which the Mobile Marketing Association calls “A groundbreaking concept.” And to complement the iPod Classic and iPod nano, we bring our development expertise and marketing prowess to the iPhone and iPod touch, developing powerful custom Notescast titles, such as our popular guides to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Learn more at TimeStream Software’s web site.

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