Wednesday, 26 February 2014

New App Review: Heroes of the City


The other day I was sorting through my email and came across a message from one of the Mom blogging clubs I belong to. They were letting me know about an opportunity to review a new children's software. I jumped at the chance to get a sneak peak at a new app for kids. I don't know about you but I was getting pretty tired of hearing the squawks of certain irritated birds knocking down the homes of little green pigs.

My plan was to download the app to my phone where I could privately review it before allowing my little man to have a go at it. I no sooner had it running then the music drew him over. Within moments he had me peeking over his shoulder as he took full control of my phone.  I have since downloaded it to his tablet. It has become his favourite screen time activity. We do not have cable or satellite (just good ole Netflix) so being able to watch a program on his tablet made him over the moon happy. He intuitively navigated the menus and games like a seasoned pro. I asked him if  Heroes of the City gets a "Thumbs Up" or a "Thumbs Down" and he enthusiastically said "Thumbs Up its awesome". He's four, so I think that is pretty much the highest of praises.

As a Mom I have to say I really like this app. It is really nicely done, it has positive messages, the cartoons are only 14 mins so its not too much time at once and works well as a reward (pick up the toys and then you may watch one Heroes Of  The City episode). The games are really engaging and help encourage critical thinking and fine motor skills.

I did find some lags in the initial loading of the software. It sometimes looks like it is frozen and the phone recognized it as unresponsive but if I clicked wait it would eventually come up. The graphics are some of the best that I have seen in a child's app. The sound is excellent quality. Overall, I really think this app is a great addition to your child's digital toybox.

I highly recommend that you download the free version of the app which is available in both android and iphone. Once you fall in love with it you will want to invest in the entire library of movies and games.

I received a free copy of this app in order to review it but had I only seen the preview I know it is something I would have purchased for my little man. It is well worth the money.

AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/app/heroes-of-the-city-movie-app/id602592310

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rutaett.HeroesMovie&hl=en




About Heroes of the City

Heroes of the City is a television cartoon about rescue vehicles in a small town where everyone can be a hero!

Follow the fantastically exciting adventures along with friends in town. Meet Paulie Police Car and Fiona Fire Engine as they help the townspeople find thieves, put out fires, and solve one of the many mysteries that happen in the otherwise quiet town. You will also get to know Calamity Crow, the most unlucky bird in town.
Emphasizing friendship, Heroes of the City contains a great deal of warmth and what may be accomplished by helping each other. The cartoon is primarily targeted at children age 3 – 7.
Heroes of the city is created by Ruta Ett DVD AB
Homepage: www.hotc.nu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeroesOfTheCity
Trailer: http://vimeo.com/73244439

Heroes of the City Movie App
The Heroes of the City Movie app! An all-in-one, safe and fun children's application.
This is a perfect app for children 2-6 year. The app includes both movies and games.
The content is fully adapted to the target audience and is based on the popular television series Heroes of the City

Features:
More than six hours of entertaining movies!
Nine exciting games!
Air Play function for your Apple TV!
Collect trophies to unlock your own secret surprise!
One full movie episode, 3 games and a music video for free.



GIVEAWAY PREVIEW

Starting March 1st My Grandma's Tea Cups will be lucky enough to be able to offer a giveaway from this incredible company. I am just so excited to have the chance to provide your little kidlet a prize package of products from Heroes of the City.  Mark your calendars for March 1st and come every day as there will be entries to be earned each day in March. Look at the fabulous prizes! Don't worry, I know how hectic it is to remember everything...so if you sign up for My Grandma's Tea Cups Insiders on Google Plus I will keep you in the loop. My Grandma's Tea Cups Insiders