All Kids Can…Phone Animals! | Fun Toy Smartphone App for Toddlers
✔ iPad + iPhone | App for toddlers ages 2-4 years
The German kids app developers of HappyTouch are launching a new kids app series this year, with the new slogan »All Kids Can…«. So far, the following two games have been published for the iPad and iPhone:
Today, we’re going to look at the fun toy phone app, with which even the little ones can play Smartphone with, without accidentally producing any costs. Whom kids will have on the other end of the phone, can be read in our review below.
Like a Real Smartphone
Kids love to emulate us parents – a smartphone is therefore very often a desirable and popular toy object to them. However, even if you leave them with lots of hand-picked kids games on the smartphone, the little ones still wish to simply play phone calls and i.e. enter made-up phone numbers. Kids can do just that with the numeric keypad of the toy phone app, which is however, only one of the functions this app has to offer.
Wannabe WhatsApp Text Messages
Even more interesting for kids, has to be the text message function of the play phone app, with which they can send short messages, just like they could with WhatsApp messenger. Instead of texts they can use smileys and small symbols, the app is for toddlers after all. The highlight whilst texting: The sent messages are answered by animals, which also send symbols and other characters to the children. Pretty funny!
Funny Video Calls
The highlight of this toy phone app, from our point of view, has to be the funny video calls. There is a total of 5 different animal contacts in the kids phone book, that children can call. You never really know beforehand, at what the animals are being disturbed in, when kids call them, because each animal has a different video sequence, which provides for plenty of alternation. Sometimes the animals are asleep or have another animal as a visitor. Little stories are being told with each video call, we find that extremely cute and fantastic.
In our Youtube video, we show you some short video calls and also some of the other functions of the app.
Our Rating of the Toy Smartphone App by HappyTouch
The play phone app by HappyTouch has really surprised us in a positiv way, we didn’t expect to find fully animated little animal stories, which also vary. The instant message function is also pretty awesome and a really nice supplement. By the way, the phone switches off automatically after a while, which also means that you have to unlock it via finger-swipe (swipe to unlock), just like mum and dad’s smartphone.
For the iPad, it may have been a good idea to have had an alternative presentation of the phone, to get a more phone-feel to it rather than looking at huge buttons. You can get an idea of this on the screenshots on the App Store, where a big smartphone is shown, which unfortunately doesn’t show up in the app though.
(+) Video calls with animal stories
(+) Wannabe WhatsApp function
(-) No optional representation as a smartphone (for iPad)
Download All Kids Can…Phone Animals!
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
Kids app developer: HappyTouch / Concappt Media GmbH