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Jill P.

Status: Developer - Reviewer

Categories of apps she/he wants to review: Books - Education - Entertainment - Games - Lifestyle - Productivity - Utilities - Other

iDevices she/he owns: - iPad2- iPod4G

Description: I have 9 apps in the app store, 4 wallpaper apps, 3 music apps, a toddler toy/education app and soon will have a kids recipe app. I develop apps because I enjoy the creative process. You can learn about my apps at my website www.twinyvine.com

Profile categories: Can test apps with kids ages 3-5 - Teaching kids ages 3-5 - Homeschooler - Gamer

Date when her/his profile was validated: 2012-10-14

User who invited him/her: Jean-Eudes L.

Total review Karma: + 1     ?

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The Ant and the Grasshopper v1.1 [text]

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What I liked I really enjoyed the narrator voice in this book app and its pop-up design, as well as the pleasant background music. My children (3 & 4) were both surprised and fascinated with the pop-up graphics. They also enjoyed rocking the iPad back and forth to watch the image move in the background. As a parent I felt very secure with the storyline, the content and the app interface. There were no ads or links and as a free app it made for a fun, simple, interactive app for my children to enjoy. I also liked how the expressions on the character faces were appropriate for the story.
Improvements Overall the story felt a little too short. There is plenty of storyline to make additional pop-up pages. Also, my children were both a little bored with the pages that did not include the pop-up design because they were mostly text. Additionally some of the interactive features could use some improvements, for example the candy dragging in the beginning felt a little out of place in the storyline. Isn't candy food? It looks like the ant is saving food for the future. Also the first time my children used the app they were confused about where to drag the objects.
General review As a free app this is well worth the download. My children were entertained by this app and it led to a positive family discussion about planning for the future. However, I think that if the developers were to charge for the app it would be too short on content and illustrative beauty and I would have given it 3 stars.