iPad App Review - Alex The Handyman

~ Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 6:56 AM ~

Last year, I have a wonderful opportunity to review the "Feed The Animals" app and this time, I get to review the latest app which is a fun and educational app called "Alex The Handyman". Anyway, my review as below...

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* Title: Alex The Handyman
* Price: $1.99
* Category: Games
* Released: Feb 22, 2013
* Version: 1.0
* Size: 106 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Anshu Dhanuka
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description from the product page:

"The Bear family is having a number of household repair work jobs such as a leaky tap, broken fence, unfinished brick wall and many more. They have called the talented 'Alex The Handyman' to fix these issues for them. Can you help Alex carry out these jobs so that the Bear family can live in peace. Explore the house to view the different rooms. All the rooms have different jobs to be done. Select the right tool for a particular job from the toolbox and learn how a tool operates and sounds."

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* I love the illustrations of this app, it is very cute and pleasing to the eyes.

* This is a fun app where you get to figure out what are the appropriate tools to use to fix a household problems! Some of the easy ones such as fire extinguishers and screwdriver are easily solved by my almost 4 years old. The tougher ones such as the hammer and pliers are a bit difficult for my boy as he has never seen any of us in the house using the tools (we try not to use these tools when they are around for their safety actually)

* I like that there is opportunity to educate and remind my kids that these are the tools that we can use to solve and repair something, instead of just throwing away a household item or buying a new one, I'd love to teach my children that we should try to salvage the broken/spoiled objects first before resorting to throwing/buying new one.

* I also like that some of the tasks shown in the app can be related to what we do on almost daily basis such as watering the plants.

* However I feel some of the tasks such as the wire fixing is a bit too tough to do, even for myself. We had to practically try a few times in order to get the wires fixed (joined back) and then using the tape to wrap the wires back.

* In summary, this is a fun app, educational at the same time which I think is good to have. Teaches your child to appreciate your household items and belongings and to salvage and repair first instead of discarding and buying a new one to replace at the first sight of it being broken or spoiled.

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You can purchase the "Alex The Handyman " app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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