Category Archives: App Alert

App Alert: Time to Play Magazine’s Shop for Kids

I just learned about the new Time to Play Shop for Kids App. This app shows you the hottest toys out there as determined by Time to Play Magazine, an online site that reviews hundreds of toys every year. They also hold an amazing Holiday Toy showcase each Fall and I’m headed there next week.

The app allows you to search for great toys and game and price comparison shop right on the app. Is the price better at KMart, Target or See it all in one shot. There are many features that I like about the app and one I absolutely hate. Time to Play Magazine is obviously making money when someone clicks through to buy a toy, that is cool, I don’t mind that at all. But why throw in drop down ads throughout the app for things like an app to watch TV shows. That is another money making option when you create an app and frankly I hate it, it looks terrible and cheap. Get rid of it and have this app purely be something that recommends toys.

The apps strength lies not only in the price comparison but also in the reviews that Time to Play has done for so many toys. For many toys there is a video review right on the page about the toy plus the written review from time to Play. That is very helpful when you are trying to find the right toy for your children. Continue reading App Alert: Time to Play Magazine’s Shop for Kids

App Alert! – Alice in Wonderland: A New Champion

Alice in Wonderland A New Champion

A Brand new Disney App was released today. It is called Alice in Wonderland: A New Champion. The app is from Disney Interactive and is based on the 2010 live-action film. Players can solve riddles, craft tools, and assume the mantle as the White Queen’s Champion in order to help Alice save Wonderland from the Red Queen.

This is a free to play all and you can download your copy via the App Store at

The gameplay is pretty simple. You start off as either Lewis (a boy) or Carol (a girl) and must solve puzzles to move from place to place. You start out in a room and must find your way out. A small bottle on a table says drink me. You know what to do. Then you go to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and play a bunch of quests. The game is free to play but you can pay to get ahead or refill things like gold and other items that help you buy items in the game. You can earn those things by completing quests and play the whole game for free. It is pretty fun and the graphics are beautiful. Continue reading App Alert! – Alice in Wonderland: A New Champion