App Reviews

LEGO Life - Create, share & discover App Poster Image
age 9+
Brand-heavy platform leaves little room to build community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
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Mysterium: The Board Game App Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, but difficult, adaptation of visual board game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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HallPass: For Teens App Poster Image
age 13+
School-based network with private groups, no privacy policy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Yellow - Make new friends App Poster Image
age 18+
Swipe right to find new Snapchat friends; not for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Houseparty - Group Video Chat App Poster Image
age 13+
Video-meeting app has potential, but isn't perfect.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Google Allo - smart messaging App Poster Image
age 17+
Useful digital assistant, but big privacy concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Google Duo - simple video calling App Poster Image
age 10+
Cross-platform video calls simple, seen before.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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PopJam App Poster Image
csm_app
age 11+
Social media app for kids under 13 pushes follows and likes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Disney Mix App Poster Image
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age 8+
Safe intro to texting with filters, fun, games; set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie App Poster Image
age 10+
Video messaging more personal than text; some glitches.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Amino - Communities, Chat, Forums, and Groups App Poster Image
age 15+
Social-networking communities work best for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Poké Amino for Pokémon Community App Poster Image
age 13+
Social networking for Pokémon fans best for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Kiwi - Q&A App Poster Image
csm_app
age 16+
Ask and answer questions; iffy content, so use settings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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KidMix -- The Social Network & Playdate Planner for Kids App Poster Image
age 8+
Social media scaffolding, playdate planner, fun content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Live.me - Live Video Streaming App! Broadcast, Chat, Share, Follow and be a Star! App Poster Image
age 17+
Privacy and other concerns abound with live video streams.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Ogle - Campus Feed App Poster Image
age 18+
Anonymous app aimed at vulnerable audience justifies fears.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Miitomo App Poster Image
csm_app
age 14+
Make a mini-me to talk with friends, take pics, play game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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GroupMe App Poster Image
csm_app
age 15+
Share unlimited content, but watch for unfiltered Internet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2016)
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Shots App - The Comedy App App Poster Image
age 15+
Social network features the funny, not the follower count.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Telegram Messenger App Poster Image
age 17+
Versatile messaging platform for older teens and adults.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows Phone
(2016)
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