Appy Chat, Review & Giveaway
Developer: Timea Fülöp
The toy swing is an interactive book for iPad. You can follow the story about how Niki & Jazmin were making a new toy swing with Mommy for their animals. You can also play with some toys, make interaction with many figures. There is also a memory game in the end of the story.
Updated: 5 December, 2012
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Also available in Hungarian: http://fave.co/Xy5vlz
and Finnish: http://fave.co/V2LqWw
When did you decide to develop this app?
The first idea to write stories about my twin girls came in the spring time 2012. First I started to draw the characters, which took quite some time. But once I had the faces set then it got easier. I have written 5 stories about the girls and published those in one book (in iBook format on iTunes). Meanwhile I was thinking to make one interactive story (an iPad app) since this way kids can get more connected to stories, the characters if they can interact with them. I started developing the application in August and since it was my first project it was quite a long learning period.
When did you first release this app?Toyswing was released in end of November 2012
How long did it take you to develop this app?
It took me about 4 months, since this was my first iPad application,s o I head to learn all the programming side as well.
What is your favourite feature?
I like the peek-a-boos on scene3 and scene4. There are 3 different figures popping out of the box in each scene. Also my girls has laughed the most about that. Originally I didn’t have anything for the big box, but my good friend told me: while this box is not doing anything, since it’s in the middle of the picture, so I thought it would be unexpected and funny to have this peek-a-boo figures.
What is your favourite page in the app?
My favourite page is the last one, where the girls are happy to put each of their animals to the toyswing. I really loved drawing all those animals and figuring out what noise they should give when touching those.
What skills were you hoping to help the end user to develop?
First of all the social skills, kids can learn from Niki’s stubborn behaviour 🙂 Also motor skills can be enhanced by trying to put the animals to the froggy bag or putting them to the swing. The memory game in the end of the game is helping in short term memory development.
What age range would this app most suit?
I would suggest this app to kids between 2-5 years.
Are any new updates coming soon?
Since it just got published, no updates are planned yet. But I have plans to make such an interactive app from the other stories in Come, play with us! And also working on a Niki and Jazmin sticker album.
We have a Rafflecopter giveaway until December 24, ,2012