Update: I’ve created a new post regarding the Furby Apps, I’m closing the comments on this article so please post App related comments here –> The Furby Apps: Problems & Solutions
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Although Furby will work just fine without the app, using it only enhances the entire experience. The app comes with three primary functions.
The first, and most used by my daughter, is Pantry and Deli mode. As the names suggest, these include food items that can be virtually fed to the Furby. To do so, the child selects from a visual gallery of food items, and then feeds it to Furby through a swipe of the finger. Sometimes the results are quite interesting.
For example, feed Furby some moldy cheese and you should expect something much more disgusting thrown back your way. Give him a sandwich with onion and cheese and Furby’s eyes will light up as he shakes with enjoyment.
The Furby app also comes with two additional tools, a Furbish to English dictionary, and a Furbish to English translator. Using each and your child will figure out what Furby is saying, and also help the toy learn and speak English.
Both tools, which work quite well, may need some parental assistance, depending on the age of the child. My daughter, for example, had difficulties with some of the words listed, both in English and Furbish.
Nonetheless, the feeding tool alone makes the app a must-have for any Furby owner.
– Choose from over 100 different foods for your Furby to eat! Get to know your Furby better by figuring out what foods it likes and dislikes.
– Create a special meal for your Furby with over 60 different sandwich-making ingredients.
– Furby said what? Use the translator to translate Furbish in real time. Hold your app device close to Furby’s mouth when it speaks. When the speech bubbles appear, simply tap the Furbish or English phrase to hear it aloud.
– Practice Furbish even when Furby is not around with full Furbish-to-English dictionary. (Hint: Useful for writing secret notes to friends.)
Works with iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Note, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola RAZR Maxx, and Google/Asus Nexus 7.