Moving Books! Jajajajan (FREE) is a fun and lively children’s app that introduces kids to over 50 books and songs for free.
Though the app has great intentions, Moving Books! Jajajajan (FREE) has one major flaw that keeps it from being a fantastic children’s app.
Concept and Functionality:
Moving Books! Jajajajan (FREE) by FORii, lnc. is designed to be an incredibly comprehensive collection of interactive storybooks and sing-along songs. As mentioned above, there are over 50 books and songs for kids to enjoy.
The app doesn’t require an active Internet connection for use, but you do have to download books and songs to your device individually before your child can play with them.
One of the things I really like about Moving Books! Jajajajan (FREE) is the fact that navigation is incredibly simple. Kids won’t have an issue with finding their way around the app and selecting books to read and songs to listen to. Animations are also very well done and narration is easy to understand.
The one major issue with Moving Books! Jajajajan (FREE) is the fact that the app is supported by ads. These ads are a constant fixture on the screen and, although you can remove them by touching the screen away from the ad, children will almost certainly tap on them, which will lead them away from the app and open the web browser.
This is a major no-no for apps that are designed for kids, especially since there is no control over what ads are shown.
Moving Books! Jajajajan (FREE) does offer a few extra features, mainly in the way of parental customization. Parents can access the menu by tapping the button on the upper left-hand corner of the screen and entering a series of numbers in order to bypass the parental gate.
Personally I think the gate is fairly pointless when kids can get into much more trouble by tapping ads.
Parents can selectively enable or disable individual songs and books so they can be hidden from the main selection screen. Parents can also optionally re-download books from the same menu.
Moving Books! Jajajajan (FREE) is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. Even though it offers tons of books and songs for kids to enjoy, on-screen ads are a massive hindrance that simply cannot be overlooked.
Not only are they potentially troublesome, but they also interfere with what’s happening on the screen. I would much rather see that the app had an IAP to remove ads or, even better, become a paid download without ads, as it’s easily worth $1.99.
Moving Books! Jajajajan (FREE) requires iOS 7.0 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 article.
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