We receive many app review requests daily and unfortunately it’s impossible for us to review them all.
Generally we choose to review high quality apps which are entertaining and educational for children in Sweden. Our target audience is parents and teachers. We don’t review all apps, but have a screening process to select which apps to review.
We never charge for reviews and do not accept advertising from developers at pappasappar.se, to ensure objectivity in all reviews.
Our view is that child apps should be designed to be used by children. If the app has content that is meant for adults, this should be placed out of reach for children. Note that our policy is that we do not recommend any apps containing in-app purchase or 3rd party ads. If the app has external links or Facebook/Twitter connections we will mention this in the review and it might lead to a lower grade.
If you have an app that you think we might like you are welcome to send an e-mail to email@example.com.
We generally give a higher grade to apps that are translated to Swedish (if applicable). If you have trouble finding a translator, you are welcome to contact us for requests at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a few people that might be able to help you. It is then our purpose, to offer free translation of primary audio and information to the children to whom the apps are addressing, so that swedish children will get access to more good apps to learn from and have fun with. It is our experience that parents and teachers using apps have no trouble understanding english text, why we do not see any need for that kind of translation. The same goes for commercial information etc., wich we avoid to translate, since we are also reviewing apps. Since this is something that is done on our spare time, we are restrictive when choosing which apps to translate. Please contact us to start a discussion.
Try to have a unique idea that no one else has used before. Make sure that the app is fun, easy to use and aimed to children of different ages (for example by choosing level of difficulty). Do not include any ads, in-app purchase or external links (especially not to Facebook/Twitter).
We recommend you to read Touch-based App Design for Toddlers and A Dad’s Plea To Developers Of iPad Apps For Children. These pages describe some of the pitfalls when developing apps for kids.
If your app is aimed towards children we recommend you to have a clear declaration of contents.
Promo codes are used by developers to give away apps for free, often to press or blogs for reviews or as contest prizes. By submitting a promo code to Pappasappar.se you have a higher chance of getting your app tested (but there is no guarantee).
In iTunes Connect you can generate promo codes. Log in and choose “Generate Promotional Codes”. Then choose the app and amount of codes. You only have to send one code for us to test the app.
A tip is to use Redeem-Now.com. It is a free service to ease the handling of promo codes, which is used by hundreds of developers all over the world.
We are connected to the TestFlight system (testflightapp.com) and can therefore try apps before they are published in App Store. Note that we will not test an app before it´s submitted to Apple. We only review finished apps, not apps under development. By using TestFlight you have a chance of getting a published review the same day the app is published in App Store. However, we do not guarantee that a review is published on a certain day. Contact us before sending an invite.