We have on hand a small bunch of promo codes for the app PaPaBong, which we recently did a review article on. If you think you can use a free copy (the app retails for $0.99 in the App Store), we just might gift you one! The mechanics are really very simple:
1. Follow / like iSPeak App on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.
2. Share, repost, and retweet this giveaway page and our review on PaPaBong on Facebook and Twitter.
3. Tell us why you’d like to have a FREE copy of PaPaBong in the comment box at the bottom of this giveaway page. Make sure you include your email address!
And if you DO win a promo code from us, let us know your thoughts on PaPaBong.
When Ah Up and Ah Up Planet went free, we spread the news and made a lot of our friends and their kid clients very happy. So happy, we ended up contacting the developers at ttgan.com. They were glad to know that their apps were found to be useful in clinical and educational settings. After exchanging a few emails with them, we were given the opportunity to review one of their apps: PaPaBong.
PaPaBong‘s concept is simple: Use your hands to slap the table on either side of the iOS device, and use your voice to say “BONG!”
Games like these have Dance Revolution as their granddaddy, but now that it can be played on an iOS device, PaPaBong uses the device’s features including the microphone to detect voice and vibration. Put your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad flat on the table. Choose a level and start the game. The screen shows three drums at the bottom, and three lines that lead down onto the drums. Fat birds fall on the left and side drums, and one better be ready to hit the side of the iOS device the moment the bird lands on the drum. Bird falls on the left drum, hit the table on the device’s left. Do the same on the other side. However, when a pig lands on the middle drum, produce a BIG voice and say “BONG!”
Make sure your device detects vibration, so you might want to test this app first before going all competitive on your chosen game level. Pat the drum to speed up or slow the game down. Watch out for falling bombs! Hit the drum when a bomb passes it and your hit rate goes down 20%.
PaPaBong goes for $0.99 on the App Store, but only until October 1, 2011. After that it will return to $1.99. Still, it’s a very pocket-friendly price for an app that promises lots of fun. Makes one wonder who’ll be playing it more: the kid or the grown-up?
Price: $0.99 (until October 1, $1.99 thereafter)
the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
Target Population: children
Awesome if you want to work on:
- sustained attention
- eye-hand coordination
- vocal intensity
- articulation of voiced phonemes… if produced loudly enough
Customer Ratings (iTunes): 4+ out of 5 smileys
iSPeak App says: 4 out of 5 smileys
Curious about PaPaBong? You just might win a copy! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We’ll be releasing instructions on how you can win a promo code of PaPaBong in a couple of days.