Cinderella – 3D Pop Up Fairy Tale: Written and Video iPhone App Review
Looking for a fun take on the classic fairytale story? Want to read a book with your child that can appear like a pop up book and have fun interactive activities? Then the Cinderella app from developer CluePoint Co., Ltd. is the perfect app for you! It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad, and runs on iOS 5.0 or later.
When the user initially loads the Cinderella app, they will be prompted to choose either to have the book read to them, or they can read the book app by themselves. When the user chooses to read book app to themselves, they simply turn the virtual pages of the book by tapping on the right hand bottom corner arrow on the screen. To go back to the previous page they can tap on the bottom left hand corner arrow on the screen. On the upper left had corner of the screen there is a house icon which will take them back to the main page screen. The upper right hand corner has a musical note symbol which can be used to turn on and off the background music. There will be pages where there are text from the fairytale story line, and some pages where the virtual book will open up and become a 3D pop up book and have an interactive screen where the user will help Cinderella out by doing tasks such as mopping the floor or brushing the dust off of her clothes. Instructions on what to do will be read out loud to them by the app speaker.
If the user chooses the “Read To Me” function, the gist of the app is the same just that the text of the story line is read aloud to them. The user can also get a better angle of the pop up screen by shifting their device so the screen will slightly move to the right and left or up and down for an aerial view.
Appearance and Layout:
The graphics, images, and animation of Cinderella are beyond amazing. Superbly well done and very appealing to the user, each page will keep the user hooked until the very end. The app layout and navigation is simple and easy to get around. The background music is also very entertaining and pleasing to hear. It is a combination of European like tunes blended with fantastical chimes.
Overall, Cinderella is completely valued over its price. Not only does it appeal in appearance in sound, but the interactive activities, and the pop up story animation is unique and entertaining. It is a great app for children to practice reading and using their animation, and a great tool for parents to help better their children’s reading and comprehension skills. This is a very highly recommended app that is totally worth having! Additional app information can be found via Facebook, YouTube, and this iPad related link.
Cinderella iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating: [Rating: 5/5]