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App of the week: The Pocket Scavenger

By Meris Stansbury
July 8th, 2013

Name: The Pocket Scavenger

What is it? With The Pocket Scavenger app, users will be asked to find and photograph a spectrum of quirky items: something that is miniature, a stain that is green, something from the year you were born, a used envelope, and more. Once the quarry is in site, users can choose to be assigned an alteration dictated solely by chance: create a funny character, conceal it, add a family member, photograph it at night, make it “pretty,” and so on.

Best for: A variety of age ranges.

Price: $4.99

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5; Requires Android 2.2 and up.

Rated: 4+

Features: After completing a scavenge, users can upload it to the map and see what scavenges are going on around them. Users can also share their scavenges through Twitter and Facebook and before embarking on a new hunt.

Links: [Apple]: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id639399872?mt=8

[Android]: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.penguin.trade.pocketscavenger

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.