Help Mrs. Smith save her apples in Mediocre’s fast-paced platformer, Granny Smith. We also have an interactive storybook that encourages creativity and teaches your child art history, and a creative photography app that allows you to draw the path of your text.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

Swipy-(e-mail yourself or save in Dropbox by swiping) ($0.99 → Free, 6.3 MB): A productivity app that allows you to quickly capture notes or photos and have them sent to your email inbox or Dropbox with a swipe. Just enter the required email and Dropbox information, and then type a note or snap a photo from within the app. When you are finished, swipe to share. Couldn’t be easier.

Swipy-(e-mail yourself or save in Dropbox by swiping) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

Geared ($0.99 → Free, 16.5 MB): This challenging puzzle game requires you to get your brain into gear. Grab gears from the bottom of the screen and place them on the board in order to make the rest of the gears spin. You have a limited amount of gears and space to work with, so plan ahead. The game includes 200 unique levels with varying difficulties, the ability to skip to any level, and awards and rankings.

Geared is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1031 ratings.

Universal:

Hamster Chase ($0.99 → Free, 27.6 MB): An adorable puzzle game that has you guiding a family of happy hamsters back home. Tilt your iDevice to get the hamsters rolling. You must guide each member of the hamster family to their matching seed trail as quickly as possible while avoiding dangerous obstacles. The game includes 100 levels, iCloud support, and the ability to skip levels.

Hamster Chase is available for free today only (03/09). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

Path on ($1.99 → Free, 29.2 MB): Add text on a freely drawn path to your photos with this creative photography app. You’re able to import any photo from your library or snap a new one in-app. Then draw a path onto the photo for your text to follow. You can then craft a custom message with more than 70 fonts. Your final creations can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Flickr. The app also includes a variety of ways to adjust your text, 26 photo filters, and a handful of built-in text shapes.

Path on is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 32 ratings.

iBlast Moki 2 HD ($2.99 → Free, 45.2 MB): The sequel to Godzilab’s award-winning physics-based puzzle game. Just like the original title, you’re required to get adorable Mokis from one end of the level to the other. This time around, however, you’re provided with a much larger array of tools to accomplish your task. The game includes six worlds, 90 levels, the ability to create and share your own levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

iBlast Moki 2 HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 681 ratings.

Granny Smith ($0.99 → Free, 33.2 MB): Help Granny Smith keep her precious apples away from a little thief in this fast-paced platformer. Tap the button on the left side of the screen to get Granny Smith moving, and tap the button on the right to summersault over obstacles and gaps. Larger gaps require you to tap and hold the jump button to ensure Granny Smith lands back on her feet. The game includes three environments, 57 levels, advanced destruction effects, retro-style replays, power-ups, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Granny Smith is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 5223 ratings.

The Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf – Interactive Bedtime Story Book for Kids & Fun Games Place ($0.99 → Free, 82.6 MB): A highly interactive storybook that tells the tale of three little piggies. The app offers multiple reading modes, allowing your child to experience the story all on their own or follow along as words are highlighted. Each page is also loaded with interactive items, which will have your child tapping on objects, blowing into the mic, and tilting your iDevice every which way.

The Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf – Interactive Bedtime Story Book for Kids & Fun Games Place is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 104 ratings.

iPad:

Van Gogh and the Sunflowers: encourage creativity and teach your child art history in this interactive book with text and paintings by Laurence Anholt (by Auryn Apps) ($0.99 → Free, 268.5 MB): An interactive storybook that encourages creativity and teaches your child art history. The story follows young Camille who befriends a strange visitor to his small town, which turns out to be Vincent van Gogh. Each page features beautiful watercolor illustrations, including reproductions of some of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. The app also includes interactive elements that allow your child to paint on their own, professional narration, and a digital museum where your child can experience 10 Van Gogh paintings and learn fun facts.

Van Gogh and the Sunflowers: encourage creativity and teach your child art history in this interactive book with text and paintings by Laurence Anholt (by Auryn Apps) is available for free today only (03/09). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 27 ratings.

Help Volty ($0.89 → Free, 165.0 MB): An atmospheric puzzle game where you must help Volty escape from magical boxes. The game is totally void of menus, pop-ups, tutorials, and even text, so you must utilize visual clues and find your way through each puzzle completely on your own. Good luck! The game also now includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Help Volty is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 52 ratings.

ProCam XL ($0.99 → Free, 29.4 MB): A camera app that’s meant to look and feel like a real camera. You’re able to quickly access the app’s seven different shooting modes by spinning the wheel on the right side of the screen. You can further customize your shot with different aspect ratios, alignment grids, resolutions, flash types, and more. The app also includes easy to access digital zoom, geo-tagging, white balance lock, and volume snap.

ProCam XL is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 257 ratings.

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