Apps for Kids 005: Glider Classic

By Mark Frauenfelder

Welcome to Boing Boing's Apps for Kids Episode 5 for Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Apps for Kids is a podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. I'm Mark Frauenfelder. My co-host is Jane Frauenfelder. Today, we review a remake of a 1991 Macintosh game called Glider Classic for the iPhone and iPad. If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to

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Published 2:50 pm Wed, Jan 18, 2012


About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE. He is editor-in-chief of Cool Tools and co-founder of Wink Books. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects

5 Responses to “Apps for Kids 005: Glider Classic”

  1. Timothy Krause says:

    Those twenty-four hours felt very long, Boingers! The blackout made work difficult today, what with nothing to look at and all.

    Let’s never fight again.

  2. winnipegimpulse says:

    Not fair, this post was added at 2 in the afternoon.

  3. Hal Bergman says:

    HOLY CRAP!!! I remember this game from when I was a kid! Back when games came in 2″x8.5″x11″ boxes! I need this now.

    I hope it comes with the level editor.

  4. TheMudshark says:

    Ah, good times.

  5. TheFool says:

    You can still download Glider Pro for the Mac from It worked great for me, though I’m still on a PPC mac.