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Favorite Four: Apps to Make Mom Smile

Posted by Rob Rich on May 10th, 2013

With the arrival of Mothers Day, children everywhere will be scrambling to show their appreciation. Perhaps consider one of these iOS options as well. Not that they'd replace quality time, of course. By all means go and treat your mom to a nice dinner, give her a call, or whatever else you were planning to do. We just ask you to consider adding one (or all) of these digital possibilities to your Mother's Day plan.

Flower Garden
Who doesn't think of getting their mom some flowers on Mothers Day? Nobody, that's who. Flower Garden allows users to grow their own flora, as well as acquire new seeds for more exotic (and in some cases fictitious) examples. After some TLC they can then harvest their flowers and create a bouquet. A bouquet they can send to anyone on their Contacts list. And if the price seems a bit steep don't fret; there's a possibility (nothing official, just guessing) that it may go on sale like it did last Mothers Day.

Let’s create! Pottery HD
Mom always likes it when you make her stuff. She always held on to that hideous ashtray you made for her back when you were in first grade, even though she doesn't smoke. Now you can shower her with a ton of virtual ceramics without the hassle of any cleanup. Much like Flower Garden it's possible to send photos of a piece to anyone you want, including mom. Unlike Flower Garden it's also possible to give a particular favorite physical form through a little in-app purchase of some 3D printing.

Moms also like to get cards. Not just on Mothers Day, either. Downloading Apple's official custom card creation app is practically a no-brainer for such an occasion. And as an added bonus you can send her customized greeting cards of the family/kids year-round. Think about that: the ability to send your mom personalized (and physical) greeting cards whenever you'd like, for any occasion. All without having to browse through the paltry selection at the store.

Giving your mom some eFlowers or making her a card is cool and all, but putting together a comic book that chronicles your adventures fighting crime (or even something a bit more tame) is just plain fun. I dare any moms out there not to laugh, or at least crack a smile, when their sons or daughters present them with the first issue of The Incredible Mom, Spidermom, or even Iron Mom.

Flower Garden Goes Free For Mother's Day

Posted by Jeff Scott on May 9th, 2010
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Flower Garden, from Snappy Touch, is a great virtual flower growing app that lets you plant, grow, and send flowers. And it's free for Mother's Day!

When you start Flower Garden, you start out with a few different flowers seed packets you can plant. Some are easy to grow -- they can take any amount of water and don't need much tending. Others need a specific amount of water, dry out quickly, and need more frequent tending. As you successfully grow flowers, you will unlock other flowers seed packets you can grow. In addition, you can use in-app purchasing to grab other seed types, new gardens, and fertilizer to speed your flowers growing.

There's a free bonus set of flower seeds available that includes a special 148Apps flower. Guess which one is my favorite?

Flower Garden works great on the iPhone and looks even better on the iPad. Huge, wonderful flowers fill the screen. Very fun to interact with (try rotating the flower pots). Once you have grown your flowers you can cut them and create bouquets with a single or multiple kinds of flowers. Once you have a bouquet, you can add a message and send it either by email or via Facebook.

Here's a short video from the developer that gives you a walk through of Flower Garden.

The app is a Universal App -- meaning it's optimized to take advantage of the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Grab it now and send your mom some flowers today!

Flower Garden: Show Your Mom You Love Her With An iPhone App

Posted by Bryan Barletta on May 8th, 2009
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

With Mothers Day right around the corner (Sunday, in case you forgot) I figured that it might be time to start planning out exactly what I'd be doing to show my mom that I appreciate everything she's done and continues to do for me. The traditional ideas passed through my head: bring her out for dinner, treat her to a spa day, and of course, buy her flowers. This was all before my inner nerd took over and thought: what iPhone app could help me out with this.

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If my mom were perhaps as tech savvy of a lady as, say Christine Morris, one of our excellent reviewers here at 148Apps.com, this could be a lot of fun. I'd load her phone up with various iPhone apps that would allow her to simplify the tasks in her day to day life along with games for her to play when she gets bored. Unfortunately, my mom just recently upgraded from her blue Nokia brick of a phone to whatever her carrier offered her for free this month.