Status: Developer - Reviewer
iDevices she/he owns: iPad1- iPad3- iPhone3GS- iPhone5- iPod4G
Description: As a mother of two elementary school aged girls, I am applying my design skills learned as an architect to the small screen world of apps. My husband programs our apps, I do the design and our smart and active girls are the inspiration and testers. We strive to create quality apps with clean and intuitive interface and unique learning methods.
Profile categories: Can test apps with kids ages 6-10
Date when her/his profile was validated: 2012-10-15
User who invited him/her: Jean-Eudes L.
Total review Karma: + 0 ?
|What I liked||It looks beautiful, and glad to see a real science based app for elementary school aged children. A good mix of real photo-imagery mixed with engaging animation, and then a little bit of cartoon drawings. Nice that it doesn't shy away from presenting scientific names. The navigation is clear. The music is sophisticated enough. Like the magnifying glass (although would like a greater magnification scale).|
|Improvements||The app is way to big! Too many MBs! Yes, the photos are great, somehow need to manage this better.
Some translation is off - some phrases are just not quite right. The back or home button is still in Korean when on a detailed photo page, even on US English version. The voice is VERY professional. A little too stiff. . . sounds like an old filmstrip narration from the 1970s (or earlier). But, a giggly goofy cartoon voice would not be appropriate, it would be very annoying. Being based in Korea, some very common North American insects are not represented. . . such as the Monarch Butterfly.
|General review||This is a very polished app, serving a neglected audience of Elementary School aged children. The mix of high quality images and real scientific information presented artistically, clearly and accurately is much appreciated. This engages students to want to know more about the insects, and there are many ways they can explore further within the app. The layout is successful in presenting many different layers of accessing information.|