I have been struggling to find something all my kids would enjoy (stubborn kinder, struggling 2nd grade reader, pre-k advanced reader, and 3rd grade doing good reader). This program has been wonderful for all of them! My stubborn kinder loves it and doesn’t get bored and fight me about it, my struggling reader likes that it changes and isn’t the same thing over and over again, and my older reader likes the stories!
It was terrible It 5/5
It did not make sense and I saw aloughtnof glitches
4year old 5/5
My 4 yr old enjoys this app. We have been using it for a month now and haven’t had any problems with the programs. I like that he is read to. He enjoys the app.
Homeschool Coach 5/5
I use the Homer App for my students and they love it.
Make for all ages please 1/5
Make for all ages 30 year old still lean how read love the app let use it because of my age why 1 Star review
Although I am not sure why it says ages 4 plus , my son is 2 1/2 and loves Homer. He is an extremely intelligent little guy , so I often find it hard to challenge him . He is constantly asking to “ play with Homer “ , and is being challenged with letters , numbers , shapes , and a constant variety so he doesn’t get bored. Worth the $7.99 so far !!
Too sloooow loooaaadiiiing 1/5
I don’t know if the paid app is fast in loading but the trial version can make u give up using this app. Very slow to not loading at all. I dont know if they designed it that way to make you buy the app but it effects the opposite way. Find another as am I.
Always freezing 2/5
My daughter want to play Homer taps the app chooses her profile then the game decides to freeze. Can not choose anything and the music just plays while she starts to fiercely tap everything to see if anything works. Still nothing so I end turning if off. Don’t think it’s worth the money if you can’t play and learn.
This App didnt work for me 1/5
I downloaded it and set it up for my kid and it didnt work.. so i cancelled subscription, i have just been charged 8$ for this month, please refund and tell me what step i missed to cancel subscription?
Keeps crashing 3/5
Loved this app, but latest version keeps crashing... can’t even get lessons to start anymore
Fantastic program for my children 5/5
Homer is educational and fun for the children. For my little kids, it includes all areas of English: sounds, letters, books, and more. Homer then puts those building blocks in a way that makes sense to the kids. When I can’t teach them, I can trust that Homer will do it right. My kids now request to use Homer on a regular basis. Plus, the price was right. Thanks Homer for putting this program out there for my children!
Child Loves It 5/5
Update: iPad Pro 11” support has been added! No more ugly black bars. Thank you for listening and quickly implementing support. This app is now worthy of 5 stars. My child loves it!
Original comment: I would give 5 stars but for a monthly subscription, I would hope to see the latest devices supported. App has ugly black bars and doesn’t make full use of our 11” iPad Pro (gen 3) screen. It’s been out for 7 months and I thought Apple required all devs to support XS Max and 11” iPP starting March 27th?
Beware - don’t sign up! 1/5
By amy fg
I signed up for a free month and could never cancel my membership. This company will never stop collecting your money. Don’t give them your credit card.
Faslse charges 4/5
I was changed for this app but never approved the purchase
Buggy, poor support 2/5
I saw good reviews and decided to give this a try. I really wanted this app to be a fun way for my children to learn. But first, I have to say I don’t see any innovation here. Everything on the app I’ve seen so far can be done on traditional media.
It could have been a good idea for kids who has no access to books and activities, only if the app is not so poorly made. It does not function the way it should too often. My child’s ‘Pathway’ was stuck for days and support took days to respond. Then they asked me my device info etc. which was automatically generated on their support ticket (I’m using a 2018 iPad Pro). Support responded to my general questions, but they couldn’t fix the app. Following their generic fix-all instructions involves reinstalling the app—which we did and caused my child to lose all her progress and she had to start over again. She didn’t mind the first time but it happened again!
The app overall feels very clunky and not user friendly. For example, the horrible paint function. It’s like a downgrade to the 90’s MS Paint—except that they faithfully replicated the hard pixel circle paint brushes AND spray can. The sticker option is a major break through but they don‘t even bother making them behave like stickers—so stickers behave like brushes! You can tell the quality and how little love they put into the product.
It’s also very unthoughtful when the child made a mistake, say writing a letter, it’s just a repeat of an interruptible audio clip of “Start with the big green dot”. The on-screen interaction isn’t smooth and instructive either. Which means if your child doesn’t get it, you’ll hear “Start with start with start start start with the big start with the big green dot!” And it’s a learning app, not a DJ app.
For those who are not familiar with software production and user experience design, what I mean is that this app is a rough, low-quality frame smashed together, stuffed with contents for children. What parents today need is a well designed learning experience for the family or the kids alone.
While the software, user experience, and support are of low quality, I can’t say much about the contents. There seems to be some branded contents and there may be real educators in the team—but for the few days of the month when the app works, we didn’t get exposed to much of the contents.
Good thing we’re on free trial, because the overall experience is poor and we couldn’t follow the main curriculum on the ‘Pathway’ more than half the month. I just cancelled my trial subscription, while support is taking their time to respond to me.
Love it! 5/5
Definitely educational! My son who just turned 4 years old already knows how to spell cat!
cancel subscription 1/5
I am trying to cancel my subscription and it is very difficult. My membership ends on May 5th and I absolutely do not want to autorenew and there was no “cancel subscription” option when I go through the settings tab.
I am in love 4/5
This is by far the best child’s app that I have come across in the App Store. My son is two years old (he turned two April 14th) and he loves this app. He learned his colors within two weeks thanks to your application. He grabs his phone on his own and goes straight to this app without me having to force him to do so. I can’t take the phone away from either so that means y’all have exceeded your intended purpose. This app is Worth the money too. We both look forward to your new updates.
I am a happy mama. Thankyou homer reading.
Was great until it wasn’t 3/5
I really enjoyed using this app with my 5 year old who has had difficulty learning how to read. This made it fun for him and he really seemed to enjoy it. I’m bummed that we’ve only gotten through maybe 5 letters of the alphabet on the pathway and and it is stuck and we can’t go any further. I’ve tried signing out and back in, deleting and reloading with no luck. I’ve contacted customer service who asked me to try the same things I already tried, still no luck. Last I heard they are escalating the issue, which was 5 days ago now. Looks like I’ll be cancelling and looking for something else.
It keeps glitching where I have to close the app altogether and then open it back up each time for the next activity
Best reading app 5/5
This is definitely the best reading app for children learning to read as well as kids that are developing. I recommend giving it a try.
Great app! 5/5
The kids loved it!
Love it but.. 4/5
My 4.5 year old and 2.5 year old have been playing this nonstop since we downloaded it! We are still in the trail period of it BUT, it seems a little glitchy? My daughter will do the pathway and then suddenly just won’t her move on after completing something. Even if I do it after she does to see if she missed something, it won’t move forward. So if we close the whole app it’ll “fix” but it won’t be the same pathway anymore. I’m not sure what’s going on, this seems to be our only issue with the app. Otherwise we are LOVING this app. I love how it really wants them to get involved in repeating what the app has said. I love that they can’t just skip ahead to earn “tickets or a reward” and not actually completing the video or little game, or whatever the app may be asking for them to do. They’ve seriously been addicted to this app, and that makes for one happy mama, to know they love an app this much and it’s teaching them so much too! 😍😍
Wasnt able to sign into my account after i logged out 1/5
I signed up using my gmail account. I logged then went to log back in and my email that i used supposedly wasn't found. Not a good look
This app has been a godsend to me, my child was having problems at school with reading and writing, and after using Homer she has been doing so much better. I am even contemplating naming our next child Homer, if my wife lets me
Amazing App 5/5
By Cam The Dad
A great app for learning to read. Lots of engaging and educational lessons for my kids to choose from. Definitely recommend.
Awesome app! 5/5
I wish this was around when I was a kid! Super fun and educational
The Best! 5/5
By Lu Diamonds
The best learning app for children!
Will recommend ! 5/5
My kid loves this app! Very engaging !
My niece absolutely loves Homer! She asked me to download it when she came over and I was shocked at how enthralled she was with it. I thought she would get bored and want to move on to other games, but she just wanted to do more and more lessons!
A Creative and Innovative Experience my child loves! 5/5
I downloaded and subscribed to Homer with the hopes of getting my child interested in learning and reading at an early age and I couldn’t be happier with the result! With Homer, my son (age 4) has his interests and passions turned into personalized lessons and levels that he absolutely adores. He loves following along with his favorite characters and is showing more enthusiasm for learning every time we open the app each night. Even his teacher has noted to me him becoming more engaged with his schoolwork! Love the experience so far and would recommend to anyone who wants to show their children the magic of learning.
Love it 5/5
My five year old is obsessed with this app. She loves showing off what she has learned to her friends and grandparents. The content is also really lovely. Overall very happy!
Great babysitter! 5/5
Made my day of babysitting so much simpler. Gave my niece my tablet and she played all day.
It engages my son while he learns 5/5
I’ve seen progress in my son’s reading from using Homer.
Best app ever! 5/5
My daughter can’t get enough! She’s constantly learning new things and gets excited every time. This really is the best start possible!!!!
Stopped loading 1/5
By Charmzy B
Worked fine for a week then just keeps loading. All my other apps work fine. My internet connection is fine.
My 4 year old loves this, i hope to get it running again if an administrator could reach out and help resolve this problem.
Wouldn’t load 1/5
This app is terrible. It would take forever to load and most of the time would never load so my daughter lost interest and I deleted the app. Thought it had great potential, if only it would have worked.
Free trial still charged me 2/5
It chose to do the free trial but $8.47 was taken out of my bank account. Thanks for the “free trial”
Otherwise my child does enjoy the app now that i am forced to pay for it for this month, i will see how it does for this month.
So many glitches 1/5
By Jenn shao
I wanted to love this app. Luckily i tried the limited trial version before putting in my credit card info for the 30 day version with recurring payments. There are so many glitches and it is only our 3rd time (2nd day) trying it out. First it forgot where he was along the pathway. Then he kept playing the same thing and would not go to new activity. I restarted the app and it finally remembered where he was on the pathway, but it will NOT let him do the next activity (it was light up and had a play symbol). It was glitching and you can’t press play. It was very frustrating for me as an adult, even more frustrating for a 4 year old.
Totally not worth $8/month if it glitches like this. I wasn’t even sure i wanted to pay $8/month for an app in the first place.
Doesn't work 1/5
By Me becka
I've been paying for it. I liked it. Then suddenly it acts as if I'm on a feee trial and bumps me off. Disappointed.
It was great 1/5
Since the last update , it no longer moves from space to space on the pathway. It’s now a complete waste of money, which is too bad since the reading part was good. We will be canceling.
I downloaded this app after reading about it on Understood.org. My son was struggling with phonics in a program at school that is largely auditory based. This app offers a multi-sensory approach to learning phonics and phonetics. My son enjoys it. We have only been using it for a couple of weeks so I cannot comment on outcomes at this point but I have no hesitation recommending this app. Let me also say that we also have ABC Mouse and I would recommend Homer over that program.
Won’t stop charging after cancellation 1/5
I liked this app, but we didn’t use it enough to justify paying $8 a month. I removed it through my iPhone Apple ID, but they continued charging our account. I then re-downloaded the app and cancelled through the app - but they continued charging me. I emailed their customer service but got no response - and another charge this month. The app is alright, but I would not recommend giving them account info.
Deleting the app is not enough 1/5
Please be cautious when you try to stop subscription. I deleted the app from my phone long time ago, and they still charged my account. Sikply don’t download it in the first place
The app is impressive but... 3/5
The app is helpful with letter recognition and writing letters, putting events in order to know what happens first to last. I keep running into the problem when it’s time to level up for my 3 year old pathway the app is stuck she’s unable to move toward to next letter to learn. I uninstalled reinstalled app but the problem persists.
It’s bad 1/5
By ITS SO BAD THE APP
Terrible app 1/5
By Unsatisfied 817
Don’t waste your money. This app takes about 15 minutes to open and will not even start. I uninstalled the application the second day. Thought that would unsubscribe myself bc there were no unsubscribe option only to find out that I was charged a few days ago. Trying to get my refund but no reply yet.
Fun, but glitchy 3/5
I have two youngsters that really enjoy using this app. I love seeing them enjoy themselves while learning, but lately I have been frustrated with the amount of time this app freezes. Sometimes when it is time to move on to a new lesson, the app will prevent you from being able to progress. This is about the only complaint that I have but it’s a huge deal :(
Needs fixing 1/5
App does not recognize my account after a week or two without logging in. App is progressive with levels and my day has had to start over 3 times now, until I delete it today. On to the next app...