Games with Purpose 3: Ah Up and Ah Up Planet have gone FREE (again)!

Spread the word:  Our favorite vocal intensity app, Ah Up,  has again gone FREE!  Not only that, it brought along a little brother:  Ah Up Planet.

The last time we raised the “free” flag, we were a tad too late:  Ah Up had gone back to its $0.99 price status.  Today however, you have not one, but TWO Ah Up apps, and you can’t go wrong in downloading one or the other.  Both apps are originally for the iPhone and iPod Touch, but can be run on the iPad with the graphics blown up.  Both of them are beautifully voice-activated and accelerometer-controlled.  Ah Up Planet takes your rocket off a space station platform (we assume the platform is attached to a space station) and straight up into space to gather stars and to run into satellites and other obstacles.  Level up to other planets and discover where your (or your kid client’s) breath capacity and big vocal intensity will take you.

Read our review on the original Ah Up.

Can we have a similar app for adults, say, for those with Parkinson’s disease?  Calling the app developers!

Games with Purpose 1: Boost vocal intensity with Ah Up app, now FREE at the App Store

Another great addition to our list of free apps for Better Speech and Hearing Month (or Better Hearing and Speech Month, whichever you prefer)! It’s not every day that we get an app that can be used for voice activities, but today is apparently a special day: Ah Up has gone FREE!

The app itself is pretty straightforward: Have your little client produce an “ah” loud enough to launch the little quirky rocket off the bottom of your iDevice’s screen. Sustain the “ah” for as long as possible to make the rocket soar to greater heights. Tilt the device oh so slightly to make the rocket avoid flying into birds. Every time a specific height is reached, it marks that height with a line to indicate that the user may want to surpass previously set “ah” records.

It’s usually a good idea to moisten those little vocal folds and take a deep breath before starting. And knowing how competitive kids are, using this app as a game may end up making them shout. Remind them that shouting won’t make them astronauts.

Hit that download button and make that rocket fly!