October 1, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Southampton, New York - i-Itch Inc has just released an update to their hit app, Let's Bead Friends, which allows users to create virtual friendship bracelets. Added are new bead shapes and Halloween themed designs that will enable you to make fun, spooky, festive bracelets to send to family and friends with a personalized greeting tag!
Let's Bead Friends launches in landscape mode and the splash screen offers the choice to continue working on a saved bracelet or beginning a new one. Starting anew, the construction window opens with an empty white string on a jeweler's velvety blue display cloth. Beneath are eight small wooden boxes holding plain white beads of various shapes: *pumpkin, *triangle, *heart, flower, cylinder, oval, circle and diamond. Touching any bead enlarges it and places it beside the string, ready to be colored and decorated!
New in this updated version of Let's Bead Friends:
The artisan may apply color and/or design to the bead shape chosen. Color choices include: red, pink, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, purple, white and black. There are many colored designs ranging from wavy lines, to spirals, to polka dots and this updated version includes, candy corn, skull & crossbones, bats, spider webs and fun jack-o-lantern and ghost faces! After selecting a design the jeweler may add the bead to the bracelet, modify it, or start over. Touching the " " sign, threads the bead on to the string. Different sound effects accompany every action, providing re-assuring feedback.
As soon as the tenth and final bead is added, the user has the option of adding a personalized message on the silver charm tag. There are four shapes to choose from and selecting one activates the pop-up keyboard to inscribe initials, a name or short message. With the charm tag added, the user may choose the "Finished" button, which displays the bracelet full-screen, to the accompaniment of "bling" sound effects and animated points of light sparkling on each bead. Complete, the user may use the integrated email and Facebook connectivity to share their creation, save it to their in-app jewelry box, or go back and edit any feature.
* Create a friendship bracelet using the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
* Especially created for children but fun for all ages
* Choose from eight bead shapes, 10 colors and 10 designs per bead
* Complete your friendship bracelet with a personal silver charm tag
* Finished bracelets can be saved and edited, or shared via facebook or email
* Treat someone you care about with a festive bracelet symbolizing your friendship
Creating "Apps That Delight and Develop", is the main goal of creative team Jayne Clare and Anne Rachel, both life long educators. "Remember, Let's Bead Friends can also be used as an educational tool, it teaches the basic, but very important, pre-math skills - colors, shapes and patterning", remarked Anne Rachel.
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.1.2 or later
* 9.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Let's Bead Friends 2.0 is only 0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Southampton, New York, i-Itch inc was founded in 2009 by Jayne Clare and Anne Rachel. Both life-long educators, Jayne and Anne began developing apps with a simple motive - to reach as many learners as possible. Their insistence that learning can and should be fun is witnessed in the scope and depth of their teaching apps. Copyright 2009-2010 i-Itch Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple icon, iPhone, iPod and iPad, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.