Tag Archives: Back to School apps

8-Bit Avrin’s Back to School Apps

2 Aug
2018

One of my main goals as an app developer & designer is to create great well designed unique educational apps, that can be used as tools to learn new material and refresh known knowledge. On the banner above and listed below are my current educational apps. All of them are available on the Apple, Amazon, & Google Play app stores. Some of them are also available on the Windows app store. (All of the Word Owl’s Word Search apps feature specific sight words for each grade level.)

Word Owl’s Word Search Kindergarten

Word Owl’s Word Search 1st Grade

Word Owl’s Word Search 2nd Grade

Word Owl’s Word Search 3rd Grade

Crunchy Numbers Math Arcade

Professor Piggy Bank

Quiz of Medicine

RX Quiz of Pharmacy

Quiz of Finance and Investing

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My App Bundles on the iOS Apple App Store

20 Jul
2018

Super Epic Sound Effects Soundboard Bundle

Four awesome soundboard apps in one bundle at a discount price! Thousands of high quality sound effects in the palm of your hand! You will be the sound effects king or queen!

 

Halloween Words & Christmas Words Holiday Word Search Kid Safe Fun Bundle

A great 2 for 1 bundle deal that includes both Word Owl’s Word Search Halloween and Christmas Editions! Both of these apps are great for all ages.

 

Word Owl’s Word Search Classroom Bundle

Word Owl’s Word Search apps are neat, big, educational & colorful word search games for kids of various ages. These apps feature popular sight words that account for a large percentage of the words used in literature for children at each grade level.

 

Happy Holiday App Bundle

The Happy Holiday bundle features four great apps for the holiday season. With this bundle you can have some fun, exercise your brain, test your visual abilities, and relax!

 

This is just a quick post showcasing my app bundles that are currently available on the Apple App Store. If app bundling was available on the other app stores I’m on I would have these there as well, but currently Apple is the only App Store that gives developers & publishers the ability to bundle apps together at a discounted price. All of the bundles above are available at a discounted rate when compared to buying the apps included separately. As per usual with all of my apps, none of these require a login or data connection to use.

Farewell Nook App Store…. (Barnes & Noble shutting it down on March 15 2016)

14 Mar
2016

The Barnes & Noble Nook App Store is set to shutdown on March 15th 2016. I first made some of my apps available and joined the Nook App Store on March 6th 2013. My relationship with the Nook App Store during those two years was positive overall. There are things that I liked and disliked about the app store, but overall I’m definitely glad I put in the work to release some of my older and new apps on it. One of the main aspects that I liked about the Nook App Store was its focus on educational apps for children. It was the only app store that had several specific categories for different educational segments like time & money, writing, math, memory, geography and many others. Another thing that I really liked about the Nook App Store were their seasonal promotions were they would let developers submit their seasonal apps for consideration to be a part of a special temporary seasonal section. Several of my apps were approved for these promotions in the past and one of them(Jumbo Egg Hunt 2) got extra recognition by being selected for inclusion on promotional banners.

I also like that the Nook App Store didn’t have a ton of low quality apps and clones of popular apps that could get in the way of high quality original apps being discovered. It had it’s fair share of those lower quality apps but it wasn’t incredibly overbearing like it often is on other app stores. However, the customer base of the Nook App Store wasn’t nearly as large as the Apple, Amazon or Google Play app stores so even though there was less competition there was also less of an audience to seek. Also, in regards to customer service towards developers. I didn’t have to contact them often but they were nice & informative when I did need to, although not nearly as timely compared to other platforms. Editing/updating metadata wasn’t as smooth and quick as Amazon & Google Play either.

The Nook App Store was never my primary app store, but overall I will miss it. Apple is and has always been my primary app store, with Amazon being my secondary since I joined them. However, in 2016 I’ll continue to focus more on Google Play also which pairs well with the Nook App Store closing since Nook users will be and have been directed towards Google Play for their app needs. I’ll end this little goodbye post with some screenshots of my apps being featured, customer reviews, and my apps that were available at the time of this post on the Nook App Store.

Farewell Barnes & Noble Nook App Store, and to all Nook tablet users, please look for and check out my apps on Google Play or any other app stores that you may have devices for like Apple, Amazon or Windows. Take care!

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My apps that were available as of March 2016.

Barnes & Noble_Seasons Best - Easter - 2014

Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 was selected to be featured on the Season’s Best Apps promotional banner during the Easter season.

Seasons Best on Nook app store Dec 2013

Light Up The Tree & Gift Wrap Difference included in the Season’s Best Apps during the Christmas season.

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Professor Piggy Bank included in the Back to School Apps promo. (Not shown: some of my Word Owl Word Search apps were also included)

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