Smart Ways To Use the iPhone and Apps for Kids

How to use the iPhone when playing with kids? Of course, there are plenty of apps for kids. Let’s see how we can use them more creatively.

  • Use it as a bribe or a reward. Anyone who has ever been a parent can tell you that it is no easy feat to discipline or raise a child. Having said that, if your child is into the iPhone, you might as well use it to your advantage in every way possible. One of those ways is use it as a bribe or a reward. If there is a specific task that you need your child to accomplish and he refuses to, use the iPhone as a bribe. It can also be used as a reward in situations where you feel your child deserves recognition for her hard work.
  • Use it for educational purposes. Who says it isn’t possible to both have fun and learn all at the same time? With the iPhone, it most definitely is. Pick out games that are both entertaining and educational and sit down with your child and show him or her how much fun it can be. Your child will thank you in the future.
  • Use it to pass the time. Gone are the days when children would throw tantrums or complain incessantly due to long waiting times-whether in restaurants, dentist appointments, or what have you. Pull out the iPhone and let your kids enjoy it while waiting.
  • Use it as an opportunity to bond. These are the days when it isn’t very common for families to get together and bond. But the iPhone can change that for you and your kids. There are countless games on the app store that the whole family can participate in and play together. Remember that kids grow up so fast. So seize every opportunity to be with them while you still can.
  • Use it as a “lite” punishment. Believe it or not, the iPhone can be a useful tool for when your child has done something wrong. For instance, if your son has called his sister names or took her candy, you can punish him by taking away his iPhone privileges for a week or two. Psychologists say that limiting the pleasure is the most effective way to make the child realize his faults.

These are only some of the ways you can use the iPhone as a tool to educate your child and keep him or her engaged while you are getting much needed relaxation time. Feel free to give these tips your own personal spin or add your own twist to it to make the experience more enjoyable for your kids.

Find Free Online Games

Finding Free Online Games to play is fun. Reason, free Online Games are free and you don’t have to pay a penny. However, finding a good free online game site may be difficult initially. With several hundreds of gaming websites available nowadays, it may be confusing for you to find out a good one.

When you are trying to find a free online game site, there are several aspects you need to pay attention. I have outlined below some of them:

  • Does the site load easily? This is very important because most online games will not be playable unless the games load fast. You fun may become a disaster.
  • Navigation. How easy is the navigation within the site, do you struggle to find the links or buttons on the gaming site?
  • Type of Games. I find almost all flash games easier to play, they load faster and you can play games without any interruption. However, keep in mind, you may have to install the latest plugins regularly; otherwise most games won’t load.
  • Game variety. Are there enough variety of games in the site. By game variety, I mean; action games, speed games, fun games, entertainment game, snow games, arcade games, war games, simulator games and many more.
  • Downloadable Games. Alert! If you visit a site with downloadable games and you wish to download games to your computer, be sure to check that there are no viruses with the games. There are several online game sites that are virus traps. Some of these game sites with virus are so professional looking that one would not have a doubt about them. Before downloading any games from the internet, be sure to have a good anti virus program installed in your computer. After downloading the file, be sure to scan the file for viruses.
  • Multiplayer games. Recently I came across a very interesting site that offers multiple players online gaming. It works like this; any player starts the game and waits online for someone to join him or her. Once someone joins you or the other person online can make a move. I found this to be very interesting kind of online gaming.

As you become a seasoned online gamer, you will start to gain more and more knowledge about online gaming. A surprise, did you know that there are people who make a living playing online games! yes you read this correct!

All the best and have a great time finding Free Online Games

Android TV and Apps

Did you hear about the new Android TV? These televisions have caught the fancy of people and offers a new way to watch television. Be it playing games or browsing the net, an Android TV offers a lot.

However, Android apps haven’t been that easy to make. So, if you are looking forward for developers to make apps for Android TV as well, you need to consider certain aspects first.

Here is a look at the difficulties developers face when designing an Android TV box app.

Developers work hard, putting in lot of thoughts, time and energy into making a great product. However, many developers fail to take a few key steps that can help them create that magical app. It has to be remembered that almost everyone has a smartphone today. While there are millions of apps for the Android smart phones, apps which are specifically designed for playing with Android TVs are still not that high in number. Developers need to meet different challenges to design newer and better apps. Creating the right product and managing to get loyal customers requires a good strategy.

All about apps

The app icon and the user interface should be clean and be easy to use. Users begin to form opinions about the app once they download it. Developers should read the reports from users to find out the requirements.

Determination of the demographics

Developers get vast information about app users and usage from users. If you are thinking to create a new app, you need to think like a marketer and critically analyze the market to determine your target demographic. For instance, if your app is targeted at low-income people within a particular age group, why would you concentrate on building apps for iOS?

Of course, if you do that, you will spend more money and energy building apps for the wrong audience. Android TV apps in particular, need to be more appealing.

Investing on metrics that can be quantified

Most developers don’t understand how to make proper use of app usage data. As a developer, you ought to read usage of app data by users on a daily basis. Developers should also use reports which show how effective their ads are and how much they can possibly monetize it.

Network for discoverability

Networking with other app developers is a great way by which you can take your apps to even greater heights. Utilize social networks and also guest blog about your app in other app developers’ blogs. You can also simply attend seminars or webinars where app development is the topic. Building relationships in the right circles can offer results that you never anticipated.

Conclusion

Developers require extra effort and research to come out with something innovative. If they are developing an app for an Android TV, they need to first know the audience well to understand the needs and preferences. There are several ways of doing this. As a developer, the end product should actually be user friendly for the users.