Monday, May 13, 2013

Phase 2 of A Matter of App

I'm baaack!

Hello to those who still follow this blog - I hope you're still there! First off, thank you to those who contacted me about your app while I was on hiatus. While I could not reply back to you, I did read every email and checked out every app!

As I explain in the "About" section of this blog, I feel in the last year or two, I've accomplished my goal of seeing what apps are out there and really just familiarizing myself with apps. My head is filled with apps - I even dream about them (Is that sad?) - reading or chemistry apps, apps with parallax or the gravity feature, apps you shake or just watch, iOS apps and even android apps at times and so much more. So I'm ready to move on to Phase 2 - taking all this information I've gathered and trying in my own little way to synthesize it in a way that I hope can help push the field forward. I'll still do reviews - just less and more selectively - meaning I'll probably only be responding to a small percentage of the emails I get (apologies in advance - but I promise I'll at least be reading them!) And stay tuned for some new features.

I'd also like to bring your attention to the new tabs up top here. I've merged my former Digital Kids Research website here so everything is all in one place and more importantly, because I want to inject more research into this blog rather than just reviewing apps. I've also added to my research services "app consulting." One thing I've learned is that reviewing apps often meant that it was too late to make any substantial changes, so I'm now offering services to get involved earlier.

I hope you continue to join me on A Matter of App.

Cynthia

2 comments:

  1. Wow, you WERE gone a while! Since October?

    Well, I'm still here, as long as your RSS feed into my Thunderbird client doesn't break, I'll be hanging out. We have a 9 yr old and 4 yr old at home, so we do try to keep up on what works and what may not in the wonderful world of apps for kids. Thanks for your work, please know it's valued!
    Rob Jaworski
    San Jose, California

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