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Wonder Bunch was excited to recently connect with AppsGoneFree Managing Editor Tyler Tschida and share with you some exciting news coming soon!
With more than 2.7 billion smart phones and 1.35 billion tablet users across the world, it has never been easier for the good, the bad, and the ugly apps to land in your pocket. But with more than 1.5 million active apps to pick and choose from, how do you know which ones are safe, and which ones are worth the potential cost?
When we met Tyler Tschida with AppsGoneFree, we thought we had become experts in the field of app research. After all, we had just spent years worried about finding apps that would be helpful, healthy, and harmless for our own children before finally realizing we simply had to develop our own.
We were very quickly humbled by his truly impressive knowledge, and even more humbled by the chance to work with him! He helped us gain a better understanding of how app developers find themselves “trending” in the App Store, and how to spot an app that’s not worth your time.
For nearly twelve years, Tyler has worked as the managing editor for AppsGoneFree, a service that alerts you when apps you love drop their price. Often these apps only “go free” for about 24 hours, so Tyler and his team are hot on the case, letting their readers know immediately which apps are worth the download.
“We know how predatory some apps have the ability to be. Most developers aren’t taking command of who is advertising on their app, or they’re choosing this wide breadth of possible advertisers. A lot of the time, they don’t even know who is advertising to their customers. We just didn’t feel that blindly allowing ads was something we could get behind, and so we only feature apps that go free or greatly reduce their price, without ads. That means every app we feature on our site, we have downloaded and sampled ourselves to be sure it’s safe.”
Not only does Tyler sample each app, he has spent years curating lists to make it even easier for his readers to find just the right app for their device. From education to entertainment, crafting to cooking, and best games to greatest gadgets, Tyler has ordered and organized them all for the readers at AppsGoneFree!
AppsGoneFree has done a great deal of work creating a proprietary database of apps, but no amount of tech can beat the human touch.
“We are completely human curated. It was really important to us that we offer an authentic service, and that we could stand behind every app we feature. No matter how well you program a website, it can’t really tell you if a product is safe for your device or for your kids. It can’t quantify what makes an app useful, or even harmful. There is no replacing the human element.”
We completely agree, and that’s why we were so honored to be featured by Tyler over the summer when our first Wonder Bunch apps did, in fact, go free for a short period of time. We were so glad to be able to offer our services to as many families as possible. So glad, in fact, that we found ourselves keen to do it again…
Wonder Bunch Media is excited to announce that in the coming weeks we will once again be offering Number Island to our Wonder Bunch World for FREE! Follow along and keep your eyes peeled to find out exactly when you can download Number Island at absolutely no cost. Watch your little ones have fun on the beach learning all about numbers without being bogged down by advertisements, bright flashing lights or obnoxious sounds.
We believe everyone should be given the opportunity to access safe educational apps for their children, and we are so grateful to be able to help thousands of families.
This is a limited-time offer, so be sure to let your friends and family know so they can grab this steal… er, deal! Thank you for being part of the Wonder Bunch World, and thank you to Tyler for his dedication to a safer online experience for kids and parents everywhere.