Vincenzina’s World of Greetings: Written iPhone App Review
Clever framing and an exhaustive list of sharable scenes propel the new Vincenzina’s World of Greetings app for iPhone to a whole other level. This app is designed to ignite children’s imaginations and encourage them to communicate in a great new way. Let’s see how this kid-friendly app from Paolo DiTonno and digiDuck holds up.
Vincenzina’s World of Greetings iPhone app has three main components. First, it contains 32 mini stories for kids to flip through and enjoy, starring none other than Vincenzina and her friends. The second part of the app is a memory-style game labeled Museum, which exposes scenes staring Vincenzina done in the style of famous artists, from Picasso to Miró. I really love how the Museum portion of the game has a neat educational art aspect, but wish the app pushed it a little further, with educational content about the artist for parents to help kids enjoy. But que sera.
The third aspect of the Vincenzina’s World of Greetings iPhone app is the built in greeting card interface. Any scene from the 32 stories or unlocked Museum artwork can be shared from the app with a message attached. There are dozens of different messages to choose from, which is nice. And sharing greetings is extremely easy, even kids should be able to do it without any issues. I did find myself wishing the app allowed for custom messages, and hope that feature is added in the future.
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The art in Vincenzina’s World of Greetings is simple, clean and interesting. And, in the Museum items, educational and entertaining. The subject matter is truly universal, and the stories are all “silent” meaning kids have to use their imaginations to make the most of them. All those elements means this app is going to have global appeal, which is great.
Although the app will work on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, it’s not universal, which was a pity. It also sports a few links that lead out of the app to browser windows or App Store selling screens, meaning it’s not entirely kid-friendly. So parents be aware of those potential issues if you’re going to hand this app to your children.
With a low price tag of $.99 to sweeten the pot, I don’t have any trouble recommending Vincenzina’s World of Greetings to families with curious children looking for an app to spark their imaginations and encourage art education. This app is a solid value. However, it could use a little work or improvements, so here’s hoping future updates continue to improve on this festive title for kids.
Vincenzina’s World of Greetings iPhone app requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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