App Reviews

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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Frombie Run App Poster Image
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age 9+
OK endless runner toy tie-in stopped short by controls, ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Sit With Us App Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen-created app promotes empathy, community.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Lifestage App Poster Image
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age 15+
Short-video social app with privacy and safety concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(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
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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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Talking Tom Gold Run App Poster Image
age 9+
Grabbing gold can be frantic or fun, but ads are aplenty.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(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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live.ly - live video streaming App Poster Image
age 17+
Live-broadcasting tool lets teens share too much.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Chameleon Run App Poster Image
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age 8+
Cool, challenging platformer leaps above competition.
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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Halo: Spartan Strike App Poster Image
age 13+
High-quality shooter rewards players for racking up kills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Windows Phone
(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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Vainglory App Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun, freemium multiplayer battles with purchases, chat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Slugterra: Dark Waters App Poster Image
age 8+
Freemium sci-fi shooter is fun but doesn't stand out.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Hungry Shark World App Poster Image
age 14+
Fun but bloody feeding frenzy has more screams than science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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