Failing. Not failed!
We are failing everyday and that is how a startup is different. It is a daily struggle to not be part of the ‘90% who failed’.
I started in 2012 and it has been quite a journey till Roo Kids Chat App. Always a right time to look back and revisit the lessons learnt. For the journey is not over yet.
Get Set, Go – The First Few Months in 2012
Gungroo was build with the vision of a safe & secure messaging for kids. That is how we started and that is what we are today. But somewhere along the way …
Private Family Network
The product started as a private network for families where an admin could allow kids logins to be created (without an email) and family members joining using their email address.
A standardized testing process, students are often required to compare and contrast images and passages. This app engages users into an amazing interface that helps improve their cognition skills. A standardized assessment, CompareNContrast comes with a variety of feature that facilitates learning.
CompareNContrast helps both student and teachers make better assessment of photos, graphics and text. With 35 sets of connected photos, students are required to list traits that seem similar and different in any given pair of photos. It is a great tool to practice for the actual compare and contrast tests that are presented in all school tests.
CompareNContrast is presented in an innovative format that facilitates learning and recreation.Completed organizers can even be shared via emails and Dropbox. For teachers, this can be a beautiful platform to help students find out the differences and similarities between two given things with respect to color, arrangement and other factors.
CompareNContrast is unique in its making and perhaps is the only suitable app in this category of learning apps. With added app functions, the platform becomes even more professional.
Overall, CompareNContrast is a good app to have handy, both for students and teachers.
The Word Search and Learn app combines the principles of learning and entertainment into a single collective. With cool themes and flowing text, kids will always find this an exciting engagement. This is certainly a whole new experience for kids below the age of 15 to challenge their vocabulary ad learn more words out of it.
Word Search and Learn is all about improving your vocabulary. Suited for kids below the age of 15, it would help them learn about great scientists, solar system, pet breeds, famous singers and bands and a lot more. The app also facilitates a competitive platform where you can challenge others.
For those willing to learn, this game can be quite of fun. The game features an exciting vocabulary context that reveals thousands of words.
Word Search and Learn comes with various cool themes that that make the challenges exciting. Moreover, you can share scored over Twitter and Facebook. Even adults would like to want to try out their vocabulary some time. Simple interface and easy to play, this app is well made.
Overall, Word Search and Learn is a good app to have handy.
An incredible way to test your memory power, this app has been designed to make your kids better in problem solving and cognitive abilities. Suited for preschool boys and girls, the Kids Memory Matching Game could be fun, engaging and productive.
We have had memory matching apps for a long time now but this certainly will feature in the best list. The Kids Memory Matching Game allows flipping cards and scoring if you can perfectly recollect the items shown in your cards.
At times, the Kids Memory Matching Game can really be addictive and every point scored boosts the confidence for a higher level. Kids will love competing with their friends and this will facilitate a time well spent on mobile phones rather than fiddling with disturbing music and similar apps.
Everything is so calculative about Kids Memory Matching Game. The app has an intuitive interface that will help your kid memorize better and make better connection not just in the game but in other things in life too. At least the app is aimed towards it.
Overall, Kids Memory Matching Game is a good puzzle game to try out.
A common puzzle solving platform, Puzzle Kidz allows kids to take picture of family members, pets and anything they relate to and the picture is angled into a puzzle. It is fun to sit and solve your known faces with Puzzle Kidz. Not just kids, even adults may find this app to be quite fun and deserving of their time.
Like any other picture puzzle game, Puzzle Kidz helps improve the analytical and cognition abilities of the gamer. Being able to use photographs that they have clicked makes the process even more interesting. There are several other features like downloading favorite pictures that make the app a perfect learning experience.
It will be quite a fun activity to rearrange the mangled picture of your family members and friends. Puzzle Kidz takes problem solving to an interactive level making the process more interesting. There are three levels of difficulty according to the extent of random distribution of puzzle pieces.
Kids and teenagers will find Puzzle Kidz a good enough platform to spend some time. Ad free, the game lets one to be completely focused in bringing pictures back to order!
Overall, Puzzle Kidz is an innovative experience that is worth a try.
An innovative puzzle game, Damero Plus brings in the 2D Rubix Cube experience into your device. The app is a good way to hone your mathematical problem solving capabilities and is a good way to keep yourself busy while on boring bus rides or waiting for the next assignment.
The process of gaming via Damero Plus helps you better understand mapping concepts and surface tours. It’s a great way to master the theories of conjugates, cyclic permutations and commuters. Damero Plus is certainly not for people who like light weighted games. One needs to really focus on the puzzle at hand to be able to solve it.
Damero Plus is serious stuff. The game help board does provide contextual help to the player, but one needs to be rightly involved in the learning process. As already said it is not for the regular gamer on portable devices.
Enough credit goes to the developer to have been able to come with the concept of Damero Plus. The interface does make it easier to navigate and solve the 2D puzzles. The series of problems are aptly defines in the various levels.
Overall, Damero plus is for the serious mathematics lover. It can be a great tool to improve your analytical skills and problem solving abilities.
Infection is a board game about diseases and medicines and requires more than one player. Similar to playing cards, there are a lot or rules to the game, however, when one fully understands the premises, it can become quite enjoyable and addictive.
Infection is all about learning to play your cards right. With so many rules, it will take time to know the game. For most users, this will be a setback. However, if you have been looking for a game to engage with your friends or group of friends, this can be a good option.
As already said, if you know this game, only then can you expect to fully take the advantage. Players have a variety of puzzles to solve involving all kinds of diseases one has ever heard. This is certainly a one of a kind game made in this category.
Infection does provide an intuitive interface to play your turn. The screen space has been beautifully used and the tools are kept quite handy if one if using a touch screen device.
Overall, Infection could be quite addictive, but I personally wouldn’t like to spend the time learning how to make the moves.
Slingshot is a fun game and the simplest way to kill your time. A game concept that has been famous for several decades now, this is as casual as it can get.
All you can expect to take back from the game is your hand eye coordination and your aiming abilities. Slingshot is all about fun by bursting bubbles. All kids, teenagers and adults will love the game and sometimes could even be an addiction. Keep on bursting until the weekend is over and it’s time to go to office!
Fun lies in simplicity and it is best presented by Slingshot. This app allows one to lie back and tab through the screen all through the day. No stress on your brains, no stress on your eyes, just pre fun.
We would like to thank the developer of Slingshot for an amazing game in this category. For those looking to take a break from the heavy apps making the round and clinging down your phone memory, Slingshot comes as a darling!
Overall, Slingshot has been very well conceptualized and designed. There are enough reasons to have it in your pockets when regardless of your gaming genre.
If you have been browsing for a cute way to engage your kids in some fun puzzle, this is an app to look forward to. Kids will love the picture clues and the craze will also enhance their picture and recognition abilities.
To all cartoon fans, Kids Puzzle is an amazing way to engage the little audience. This will appeal to boys and girls below the age of 5 and some would even find it quite addictive. There is so much that kids can take back from the game play. It not only improves their cognition abilities but also sharpens their problem solving abilities.
Colorful and interesting, every section of the Kids Puzzle is made to be interactive and pure fun. Kids will find interacting with the game play quite addictive. Even young adults will find a reason to get their hands on this game when looking to kill boring journeys and lazy weekends.
Users are made to use both logic and cognition skills to live through the game play. The developer has made good use of the screen space and the tools are rightly placed.
Overall, Kids Puzzle is a good game to have in your smart phone if you have kids around.
One of those puzzle games that start too easy, but soon start grabbing all your skills, and attention. The aim is to get your character out by guiding it using your finger and gravity. Users can rotate the device to control gravity. The simple concept if walking from point A to point B has been so challenging.
Though the app does not have any educational content, the puzzle will keep your kids challenged and help improve various related skills.
There are various levels to be unlocked and this ensures there are lots of puzzles to be solved. Expect your kid to stay occupied for a while.
Just one thing: maybe the background and images are made little more colorful. Other than that, ‘This Side Up!’ is a wonderful experience.
Overall Rating: 4.3 – Review by Dinker Charak on June 2013
Cost (iOS): $0.99
Download (iOS): On iTunes
Reviewed Version (iOS): 1.0
Reviewed Using (iOS): iPad 2
Disclosures: We were provided with a promo-code for the review
We review iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod), Facebook, Google Play (Android) apps with Learn + Fun theme for toddlers, preteens, tween and teens (1-15). You can see list of all app we have reviewed here. You can submit your app for review here.