Here, at Appysmarts we are trying to help parents choose the best apps for their kids.
We focus on the baby, toddler, preschooler/young child age range (from 9 months to around 7 years).
We combine knowledge (children psychologists and preschool teachers), experience (we are mums and dads), computer science (algorithmic analysis of data) and crowdsourcing (user recommendations and user App Lists) to create the best recommendations possible.
There are tens of thousands of apps out there and from our own experience we know how hard it is to pick the best: most educational, tremendously engaging, greatly designed and easy to use apps.
We are parents ourselves and our kids have been ‘using’ various iPhone-like devices since they were as young as 8 months old.
We tried to use friends’ recommendations, recommendation sites, app catalogs, blogs, recommendations published in app stores… It was difficult. As our kids grew, we had to repeat this search every few months, to catch up with the latest and greatest applications for the next age level.
We thought: what if someone could answer this question: my son/daughter is 3 years old, what 5, 10 or 20 apps should I buy to make the best use of my iPhone, iPad or Android device for education and play?
We created Appysmarts to answer this question.