rAPPido review: Running Tigers App by Greg Scruton

Greg Scruton, math and multimedia teacher here at Traf has made an app for our house points system and it is now available on the App store:

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I tried to find it by googling it but the search engine spiders haven’t got it yet. But if you search in the app store on your iPad with the words “Running tigers” it should be the first thing that pops up!

Now, it is more than just a an app to keep track of house points. Greg has also made it into an addictive game! You can tap the flowers which will be sucked under the grass for points. The gnome rockets away when you tap it, the bunnies multiply, the school house is full of children and, if you can catch  it, the bird turns into a bowling ball! You can see how many points you have accumulated at the top:

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Oh! And I just figured out that some of the trees run away when you tap them! Very cool!

I also know that when someone in our Traf community is celebrating a birthday, a banner will fly across the sky saying Happy Birthday (no birthdays today so alas, no screenshot).

I know for a fact that this app took Greg many, many hours to make- he had to learn a whole new programming language to do it. He even got a student to design the running tigers and added all sorts of game components, which I am sure added to his time:

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It is a great app- simple and fun (maybe too much fun – watch for girls tapping at their screens furiously- they are probably trying to get those pesky birds…)



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