According to the “Walmart Class of 2012 Back-to-School Survey,” 76 percent of moms with children in kindergarten to 12th grade consider back-to-school a time for a fresh start beating out January 1st. The study found that nine out of ten moms make back-to-school resolutions for the upcoming school year. Some of these resolutions include saving money, eating healthier and purchasing school clothes for less. (Source: www.walmart.com). I know that I am always on the lookout for deals and steals! This even goes for the educational and fun iOS apps we purchase for our daughter.
One of the ways you can save some money on apps is to join in on the fun at the Appy Back2School Event happening from August 1st to September 2nd on Siva’s new Appy Mall site. This is the second year for this event that was started last year by Siva of Technology in Education. Siva had spent years looking through the iOS app store looking for apps for his special needs son and created a website that highlighted his son’s favorite apps.
The idea to do a Back2School App Event came after he visited Target and saw all the “Back to School Sale” advertisements. Siva wanted to bring together some of the best app developers together for a Back to School App event where they could showcase their apps, discount them for a period of time which in turn allowed parents to try a variety of apps. “Last year’s Back2School was one of the biggest events that we did. We are expecting more visitors this year,” according to a source at Technology in Education.
This year Siva has teamed up with Moms With Apps and I will be helping out as well along with Mich of Kidoodle Apps, Karen Robertson of Treasure Kai and others to help promote the event.
This year the apps are separated by subject matter such as SLP/Math and AAC/Science/Social Studies among other categories. If you know what types of apps you would like purchase or even possibly download for free – make sure to check out the website for information. Join in on the fun and grab some deals!
To get more information go to the Appy Mall Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/AppyMall
And for developers who would like to participate go to: http://bit.ly/Man3o8
Source: Walmart Study Finds Back-to-School Season Marks the New Year for Moms. Article found at www.walmartstores.com posted on July 18, 2012.