My Baby Mobile: iPhone App Video Review
In our time here at the iPhone App Review, we’ve seen more than our fair share of apps aimed at children—typically small ones, at that. However, we have yet to see an app aside from My Baby Mobile, by developer HuggaMind that caters specifically to the needs of infants: Much less do it well! The app is the perfect compliment to the iOS-enabled parent, coming stock with a wealth of well-organized information and instructions on how to build one of the best educational tools around for newborns—a simple mobile. For our full thoughts on this parenting aide and educational tool for the iPhone, check below beyond the break!
Concept and Functionality
Essentially, what My Baby Mobile aims to be is an all-in-one resource for early childhood development, supporting a treasure trove of information about your child’s brain. All of this, however, is wrapped around a slick and smooth construction guide for two unique mobiles. Both of these can be virtualized directly on the screen for some 3D emulation, and also detailed in step-by-step instructions. Constructing the mobiles is a cinch, and with guided illustrations, materials lists, and detailed instructions holding your hand through each and every step, it could not be simpler to fashion an analog version of the digital wonder. However, you aren’t just engaging in simple arts and crafts, here: My Baby Mobile explains in no uncertain terms the full benefits of building a mobile for your newest child. In fact, there’s almost no better toy for your child to have than a mobile, as explained by the application. In other words, if you’re at all concerned about your infant’s intellectual development, My Baby Mobile is the perfect solution for your worries, offering both information and practice to bring your baby up right.
Design and Layout
And just as we loved the actual implementation of the application, so did we greatly appreciate the design of it, as well. Usually, we like to applaud an app for its wealth of pictures and illustrations. However, in the case of My Baby Mobile, we feel just a simple commendation is hardly enough: The app is loaded to the gills with informative guides and easy-to-read sheets, making it a cinch to work through any of its material. Furthermore, the tabbed navigation for both the digital pamphlets and the construction guides could not be simpler to hunt through. Overall, the design is flawless, offering a truly engaging experience on the iPhone’s touch-optimized screen.
Overall Educational Value
All in all, My Baby Mobile is a brilliant tool for the concerned parent. Not only is it a great way to construct a real toy for your child, but it also serves as a mini Dr. Spock, explaining the science behind the mobile’s part in your child’s development. For the dollar it costs in the App Store, My Baby Mobile is unbeatable early childhood education gold, and earns our full recommendation.
My Baby Mobile requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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