Monday, December 15, 2014

Today's Fire Free App of the Day is Kung Fu Panda Holiday

Today's Free App of the Day is Kung Fu Panda Holiday
Originally $2.99

Today's free app of the Day is an interactive book. It was previously the Free App of the Day in December 2011. There are a pretty good number of one-stars, but most of them are two years old or older and have to do with problems in the early version ported to the Fire. There are three options when the app opens: Read It Myself, Read to Me and AutoPlay.

In Read It Myself, one pages through and reads the text at the bottom of the screen. There can be multiple screens of reading text that go with a single image--so you'll need to tap on the little arrow in the lower right hand corner, not swipe to change the page, as that will skip the additional text. Tapping on the arrow will change the page if there is nothing left to read.

In Read to Me mode, the text at the bottom of the page will be spoken by the characters in different voices, and the white text turns green as it is spoken. When the final bit of text has been read, you'll have to swipe the page to go to the next page.

In Autoplay mode, the text is spoken by the characters, as in Read to Me mode, but the pages are turned automatically. You can tap on the screen and a pause button appears in the upper right hand corner.

In any mode, tapping on the screen brings up a double headed left facing arrow which will take you back to the home screen. There is also an "i" that brings you to a page where you can find out about More Books, Tell a Friend about the app, Sign up for their newsletter, read about the software or check the version number.

My only complaint is the size, color and placement of the text can make it a bit difficult to read. I'd love some options to change the size and color, especially. But a good app--I'll say four stars.

From the Product Page:

Young Po the Panda is very excited when Master Shifu chooses him to be the host of the Winter Feast--until he finds out that he can't bring his father along. What should Po do? Kids are sure to be entertained by the beautiful imagery and funny story of "Kung Fu Panda Holiday," an iStoryTime e-book based on the movie of the same name.

65 of 111 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HDXs. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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