Free or discounted apps – World Autism Awareness Day (2012)

Free or discounted apps   World Autism Awareness Day (2012)

Today (April 2) we celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. Some app developers celebrate it by offering discounts and in some cases even by giving their apps for free. Last year we already published a list of discounted or free apps. This year we have gone further and have contacted and encouraged all developers to lower the price of their apps. Many had already planned to do it, and others have joined the initiative. The result is a total of 68 apps that are discounted or free today. You will find all of them in the following tables. And, of course, you can always check the list of apps for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch (over 500 different apps) or the similar list devoted to Android apps (with nearly 100 apps).

The list included in this post includes only apps for the iPad/ iPhone/iPod touch. In the case of Android, the only developer that offers a special price for their apps is Good Karma Applications, which has apps for both the iPad/iPhone and Android. Also, some developers are offering some promo codes of their apps today or in April (this is the case of Picture AAC, for example).

How to Read the List

The list is divided into categories. For each one, there is an application table with the following columns:

  • App logo.
  • iPad version data: app name (by clicking it you can see the corresponding iTunes® web page); other applications that are variants of the main one; year of the latest version; and prices in dollars and euros.
  • iPhone / iPod touch version data (same fields). In case this app also supports the iPad, this cell and the previous one will be combined. If the iPad or the iPhone are not supported, a red “x” is shown (but keep in mind that iPhone apps can be used in an iPad using the “2x” display mode).
  • Website with more information on the app provided by the developer or its distributor.
  • List of languages supported by the app.
  • A link to the review of the application published in this blog, if it is already written (represented with the “TEST” logo).
  • A short description of the app. This is NOT meant to be a well-thought summary but only an indication of its functionality.
  • App Store button, which opens the iTunes web page and the iTunes Store page for that app.

Regarding the iTunes links, they are always like this:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aacspeechbuddy/id398117401

Just change ‘/us/’ by ‘/gb/’, ‘/au/’ … to see the corresponding webpage to any other country supported by iTunes.

Note: Apple, the Apple logo, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.  iTunes is for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.


COMMUNICATION WITH IMAGES / AAC

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PICTURE SCHEDULING / SOCIAL STORIES / AAC

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EMOTIONS

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SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

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ORAL AND WRITTEN LANGUAGE

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LANGUAGE THERAPY / ARTICULATION / SLP

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THERAPIES SUPPORT / DTT / ABA

[table “108” not found /]

MOTOR SKILLS / EYE CONTACT

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DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS

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LEISURE AND LEARNING

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-Francesc Sistach


Comments

Annette Scott
Reply

great list, unfortunately some apps weren’t free after all

Rajni
Reply

Hi,
I am with WebTeam Corporation a technology company in New Jersey, who has developed patent pending technology for Autism intervention based on the ABA programming. All our apps and programs are based on ABA as an effective evidence-based treatment. WebTeam Corporation has just started running programs in 4 schools in NY NJ area using technology to deliver in a new way effective and affordable autism treatment and intervention that parents/caregivers/schools/organizations can use anywhere / anytime on their iPads, tablets, smart phones or kiosk and to help children with autism grow and develop.

The company just launched some free and paid apps in the Android market and iTunes store and received very positive response from the autism community. We have total 35,000 downloads on our apps and is growing every day. Try key words WebTeam Corporation or Shanesh (in iTunes) or Autism (in Android) to find our apps.

Our animated programs has helped individuals from age 4 to 18 with various skills in the area of social and academic skills in a colorful way using 3D animation. Our apps and iPad based program helps parents / caregivers to visually deliver lessons at home (or at school) with their children. The content is reviewed and approved by the expert educators and researchers from the Autism industry and are based on ABA therapy (the only scientifically-validated treatment for children with autism).

Link to our site is http://www.shanesh.com/game or http://www.shanesh.com

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