To declutter my blog a bit and not bombard the site with app reviews I have created a new system. I am using a template I created that fits perfectly with my Evernote account. From there I can published directly to postach.io.
I will be developing a tutorial of how I did all this, but in the meantime I wanted to share out my latest app reading reviews. I have over 40 apps I have read and reviewed over the last month. My template for review is quick and to the point to not bore readers to death.
Here is the link – http://coffeechug.postach.io/
I would love feedback, comments, suggestions as well as any apps that I should check out. I will be adding many other apps each week. I have hundreds to add.
Enjoy and look forward to hearing from you.
I am in the midst of adding reviews for apps that I am testing out, reading, evaluating, using, etc.
As I continue to write up my reviews I feel like a broken record spewing the same phrases over and over.
Nobody has time to read these phrases and descriptions.
This weekend I came up with a new plan. This plan will be simple, easy to read, easy to digest, and take little time while providing honest feedback.
I sketched out a basic template in my Stimulus Queue book that I was going to share for feedback, but my 2 year old decided to do some of her own artwork.
I am in the process of developing an icon for each category. Each category will then have a very short description of honest feedback. Simple phrases and words.
Here are the categories
1. App Icon
2. Color/Layout of book/app/design
3. Ease of use
4. Overall Feel
6. Not So Good
7.Yahoo or Boo
8. Hall of Fame
10. Use It Again
Each one will be graded on my own biased feedback.
What do you think? Thoughts on these categories. Do you think this will be helpful? Should I eliminate or add?
I will be sampling these 10 categories with the next few app reviews. In the meantime I will be working on designing a logo icon for each category. If you want to create one and submit it to me I will gladly use it and make sure you are given credit.
Carry on my coffee consuming legion!
A to Sea
I liked this app. The pages are full of color. Animations are good. It keeps the eyes busy. What I liked best are the really interesting facts that pop up at the bottom of the screen. I learned many new things as I checked this app out with my kids.
The app basically teaches the alphabet with each letter being an animal. My kids really got a kick out of the flying fish page.
What impressed me most is that it did not come across as cheesy. Too many apps look cheaply made and constructed. This one is simple, easy to navigate, and can hold the attention of a 2-3 year old.
Another app at the $4.99 price range which must be the norm. Not bad if looking for an alphabet book. The option to go to specific page is a nice addition as well.
Drinking my coffee, I am sure glad I am not the icefish for letter I as it is much too cold for me to go for a swim!