Ginger’s Birthday | 2nd talking ginger cat app
The talking cat Ginger is back with it’s latest free app for kids for Android, iPad and iPhone devices. This time, Ginger doesn’t clean his teeth, but instead he celebrates his 5th birthday. If you haven’t yet had a talking animal app on your Android, iPad or iPhone device yet, then we can honestly recommend you the talking Ginger apps, however, they are still far from actually being child-friendly.
You need to be prepared for the following nonsense in this so called “kids app”:
* Ad-banner at the top of the screen
* Full-screen ad pop-ups
* Obtrusive in-app purchases
* Outgoing links
* Requests to subscribe a newsletter
* Push notifications spam
* Self-promotion for other apps
If you’re able to navigate yourself past this nonsense, you’ll actually find a very cute and adorable parroting tom cat, who will also want to fart every now and again.
By the way, you can’t block the advertisements by switching off the internet connection. An offline ad-banner will appear instead, which is significant for the understanding of the kids app developer and unlike the talking Tom cat, “Ginger’s birthday” is a much more qualified kids app. At least there’s a flimsy “kids mode” available in the settings, with which you can partially turn off the in-app purchases.
What to expect with Ginger…
* Talk to Ginger and he will repeat everything you say – of course in a cute and different voice.
* Pinch or push Ginger over and you can expect a very funny reaction. Ginger is constantly sitting on a tree stump, from which he can obviously fall down.
* When it’s Ginger’s Birthday, the cat will need to blow out as many candles as he can with the help of the children.
* There are also matching Party whistles to each birthday theme of this app. At least the whistle sounds vary.
40 puzzles can be unlocked by playing or via in-app purchase costing $ 9.99
During the activities, kids can gain puzzle parts, which will be automatically composed to a picture. In contrast to the first app “talking Ginger”, kids can now at least lay the puzzle themselves – which is a great improvement.
Eventually, Ginger can also be fed, where we now get to speak of the containing in-app purchases. Toothpaste for the cat is offered in the first part – whereas here it is treats that are offered to be purchased. You can get 10 treats for free at the start and 4 more each day. For those of you who would like more, you got to pay. If you’re willing to pay a big chunk towards this, be prepared to pay $ 14.99 only to unlock snacks.
Hint: Even if we love these kind of in-app purchases like we love fungus, we recommend you to get the small in-app purchase for $ 1.99, where you’ll get a medium pack of 500 snacks all together, but you’ll also get rid of the nasty ad-banners too.
Video recording mode
You can of course also record some funny videos with the cat Ginger and share them if you like. If you want to make use of this function, you may want to activate the “listen longer” setting, so that the cat won’t interrupt with each small pause, plus you can make much better and bigger recordings that way.
In the first talking ginger app you had a timer for brushing the teeth, which has become pretty useful in families. Also with Ginger’s Birthday app we found a useful and educational ambition. This time, we don’t have a timer, but an “eat with Ginger” mode, where Ginger is eating a bowl of soup and tries to animate kids to eat with him.
Ginger’s Birthday app | kids app rating
We usually disqualify kids apps with that much non-child-safe nonsense and the subtle pressure of having to purchase in-app purchases, which justify themselves as follows: For each puzzle part you have to
* fill the bar of the whistle once (no problem as it’s free)
* fill the bar of the candle game once (no problem as it’s free)
* feed Ginger with four snacks
so you can at least get
* to unlock one puzzle part
* each puzzle consists of 9 parts
* at the moment there are 40 puzzles
* this makes 40×9 = 360 days.
So within one year, you would finally have unlocked all free contents of this kids app, but you would still have not got rid of the advertising banner :-/
Here you’ll find the other talking Ginger app: Talking Ginger
Top best apps for kids rating: 3 stars
Download Ginger’s Birthday
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – Android on Google Play App Store
kids app test based on app version 1.0