Phyzios Kids Paint | a unique painting app for kids with moving water
Important notice! Unfortunately, this kids app is no longer available on the App Store (status 01.02.2014). As some apps do tend to show up again, you can check the download button at the bottom of the page, to see whether it is available again in the meantime. [/themifybox]
The japanese app-developers-team Phyzios, are experts on the subject of making wonderful, realistic, physical games.
Their know-how has literally been flown into an innovative and refreshing kids app.
With Kids Paint, the children can not only draw and paint on canvas, they also have the fab opportunity to play with water and watch the water move realistically, according to the laws of physics!
Let’s take a closer look at the given paints and pens bar and also the wonderful toy box. Toy Box? Yes, besides the water, the kids can also play and move other toys around on the screen, such as cars, boats or fishes.
Simply pick a car and place it onto your sketch. To move it around you need to press the hand icon, on the bottom left of the screen.
It is also possible to move the chosen object with the motion-sensors of the iDevices, by moving the iPad or iPhone up and down or side to side.
As you can see on the screen-shots, you have a huge variety of colours, paints and pencils to choose from. The selection of the toys has recently been adjusted, which means you have many more toys to choose from too.
As you may know from other painting apps, or from drawing with crayons, they are usually water-proof. This will become useful later, when i’ll mention the water option.
The paint out of the tubes work in a similar way, although those underlie the gravitational force. Those colours can be moved, broken or run into each other. The point of that is not clearly defined, i guess you just need to try it out and see for yourself.
Experimenting with this fantastic kids app is a lot of fun, especially when it comes to the water.
The little water bellow has an infinite ammount of water storage, waiting to be released drop by drop.
It can be elicited by wiping across the screen with your finger, by either using small ammounts, or by flooding the screen, it’s up to the kids and their mood.
We have chosen to draw a porthole and added the water inside so it looks like we are out on the ocean. By moving the iPad, the water splashes on the sides of the porthole and it looks like a high wave.
We also chose to place a boat from the toy-box onto our ocean.
We had great fun spinning the boat around on the waves, as you can see .
We actually had so much fun with our porthole, that we got inspired and decided to create a washing mashine.
That way, we were able to try out all the other utensils – such as the painting tubes (so we called them).
With the painting tubes we were able to paint a red jumper which has not been painted onto the actual background, but it is underlaying the force of gravitation.
This means that the jumper actually moves around inside the washing mashine drum, with the water.
We really think that the app-concept of >Kids Paint< works really well. We have never seen the physical motion of water on an iDevice before. We think that this is great and educational fun.
The only Con is, that the free version has advertisements (iAds). Those dissapear completely via in-app-purchase for 1.99$.
In our opinion advertisement in kids apps, even if they are free, is wrong!
Our advise: try out the free version first, if you like the app and you want to get rid of the ads, you can always get the in-app-purchase later, which is a good investment.
Top best apps for kids rating: “Editors Choice”
Unfortunately, the app is no longer available on the App Store (status 17.10.2016)
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Kids app test based on app version 1.1.2