App of the Week – WeWantApps!
Finally – an app for finding apps! While we have previously written about the best ways to find appropriate apps for kids, we always thought there must be an easier way. And now there is with the WeWantApps! app from Goodbeans.
WeWantApps! takes the effort out of looking for appropriate apps by narrowing down the choice based on age, type of app, language and platform. (WeWantApps! is currently only available for the iPad or iPhone and only recommends iPad or iPhone apps). You are then presented with apps that have been recommended by a dedicated team of reviewers. In recommending apps, WeWantApps! also takes into account additional factors such as the usability of each app, the engagement potential, design, and how much fun each app is to play.
In coming up with recommended apps, WeWantApps! asks you to select for one of 7 different age groups between the ages of 0 and 14. It then asks whether you are looking for educational apps, games, books or other types of apps. You can also choose between free and paid apps.
If you don’t want to download an app straight away, you can collect apps on your personal Wish List. This makes it easy to see apps you like even if you are using different search criteria.
If you’ve tried an app and like what you see you can assign a heart-shaped “Like” to the app, so parents know it has been recommended by others. If you don’t want to rely on the opinions of strangers, you can use the integrated social features to share recommendations with friends and family. There is also a Daily App recommendation, which features the best apps as evaluated by the WeWantApps! team.
WeWantApps! currently features over 3,000 apps with more being added all the time. If you struggle to make sense of iTunes and the App Store, then WeWantApps! is an excellent alternative.
Seller: Goodbeans GmbH
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later
App Category: Education
The Online Mom Rating: 4 out of 5 stars