The Stay at GeekMom is Now on 148apps.com and The Portable Gamer
Wow! My blog and reviewing career are not yet six months old, but thanks to some amazing support from developers, friends, the Twitterverse, and of course you, I have had more amazing opportunities to cover the best apps on the App Store than anyone deserves. Thank you!
My latest good news is that I have moved from appadvice to a bigger site, with a calibre of writing I aspire to match: 148apps.com.
I will still be bringing you reviews of hot games and apps, but now I get to share my thoughts (and devs, that means your apps) with an even wider audience. You can email me there at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Check out my bio here)
Another amazing venue is one I am launching with fellow iOS and Android reviewers from major sites, watch for the launch of AppTudes.
We are set to launch the new site with a Swag-a-Thon week in which we will be giving away a ton of free apps, online subscription services, iTunes cards and more great swag so please click here to read more or follow @apptudes on Twitter so you don’t miss a thing.
Coming Father’s Day, June 19, 2011
Who is the Stay At Home (SAH) GeekMom?
My name is Lisa Caplan. I’m located outside of Montreal, Canada, and I am a full-blown app addict. I mean I need a 12-step program level app-aholic. I was already hooked on my iPhone, esp. my iPhone 4, but when I got my iPad for a holiday gift something transformative happened to me. It’s the same feeling I got back in 1979 when I got my first Apple II. I knew I was looking at something that was going to change my life forever. I was right both times.
I am not an Apple pitchman, however, so I am not going to try to sell you on iGizmos. If you have read this far I will assume you have an iOS device already or you’re thinking of getting one seriously enough to do your research. If I presume correctly, and if you are a parent, student, artist or art lover or just someone who loves learning, playing, reading, and getting the most from your Apple tablet or smartphone you found yourself in the right place.
I will be reviewing what I have and love, and since my first love is my seven-year-old son and sometimes co-reviewer, Pump (yes we really call him that,) I will be covering lot of education apps for him, and tons of games and entertainment apps that are family-friendly. But, this not just a blog for mom’s by a long shot!\
I am so grateful to the amazing people there. If they had not tweeted one of my earliest reviews, and subsequently hired me, I would probably still be talking to myself out here.
I continue to be in touch with many people over there so if you have something you want them to see, and don’t know how to get it there, I will be happy to forward the message. But, from now on my reviews will be on 148apps.com. Please contact me here, or there, I no longer receive appadvice email.
You can still read my older reviews and lists: just click here or on the appadvice icon.
If I can convey my sense of wonder and excitement to you, and give you a peek into how the iPad has changed my life, I will be well-pleased.
I cover apps apps on both sites, for home and life management, shopping on and off line and anything that might make a mom’s (or dad’s) life easier and even better.
And if an app is related to the arts – liberal, fine or performing – I want to own it, so I will happily review it.
My interests are vast and the iPad keeps opening up new doors to me so expect reviews of just about every painting, doodling and photo editing app, tools for writers (or would-be bloggers) and the top GTD (gettig things done) and time-management apps. I have the best creative apps around and want you to enjoy them without wasting time on the frustrating or poorly designed ones.
Don’t forget to follow me @sahgeekmom on twitter for exclusive twitter only giveaways, as well as hot news, and everything you ever wanted to know about iOS.
Not that it matters in terms of content, but it is relevant in other ways so I will share with you that I am a disabled stay-at-home mom. This means I have a ton of free time to devote to this blog as crutches and wheelchairs don’t mix well with snow and ice and I am located in Montreal, Canada. (Tt’s alomst summer now, and I’m out more, but thanks to my iPad 2, which has 3g, I will be able to write poolside, from the soccer field, on vacation, or anywhere else! Go Zaggmate 2!
Beyond the too-much-time thing, my husband is legally blind and an iOS lover too, so I also have a good idea of which apps are best for people with physical limitations and I keep watch on apps intended for or useful to any sort of illness or mental or learning disability. Disability-access advocacy is also a passion of mine.
If you would like me to review an app you developed or want to be included in an upcoming list or guide I have a page just for developers here. I offer marketing solutions too!
Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog or rss feed (or follow me on Twitter @sahgeekmom) so you are the first to know about the free app giveaways and special contests I hold regularly.