CloudMaker | kids app for creating beautiful cloud pictures in the sky by Ravensburger
✔ iPad + iPhone ✔ Android ✔ Kindle Fire | kids app for ages 4+ yrs.
Today we’re introducing you to a refreshing new kids app by Ravensburger digital, called CloudMaker, the title basically says it all – kids get to create some awesome cloud pictures, by using various templates. Whether we like this heavenly app or not, you can read and find out in our app review, which includes a video trailer below.
When the temperatures start to rise again and the weather is beautiful, people will start to look into the sky again, to watch the eye-catching clouds with their funny shapes pass by. With a little bit of imagination, not only kids get to discover some funny and interesting cloud shapes in the sky, such as butterflies, horses or even race cars. Exactly those kind of shapes can be found in this CloudMaker app as templates, which kids can use as an idea for creating some wonderful cloud pictures in their own sky. The outlines of these cloud shapes are perfectly displayed as a dashed line onto the bright blue sky and are then filled with little clouds, which can be easily dragged to the template from the left side of the screen, where different cloud shapes are displayed.
There are however only three different clouds to choose from, which are also available in three different colours (white, light grey, dark grey), which is not enough for our taste. The little clouds, which are supposed to act as a stamp for the cloud picture, do have various shapes, sizes and density, however, they’re not different enough to be able to complete and fill the various cloud shapes fully. Therefore, the unicorn’s horn can only be roughly and vaguely filled with clouds, as those cloud stamps are too wide in order to fit.
Wind or Storm
After kids have created their own sky full of cloud shapes, they can also add different kind of wind forces within the next step, to blow those clouds across the sky. Thanks to the saving function, this wind feature can be repeatedly used at any time.
YouTube video trailer of CloudMaker
CloudMaker | kids app rating
CloudMaker is a very summery app with a original and creative idea, which is however still in need of improvement. We mostly miss a bigger range of clouds, but also more cloud templates would have been nice. Besides, an undo function would also come in handy, because once you placed a cloud, it cannot be moved again.
(+) Inventive idea
(+) Imaginative & creative
(+) Child-safe interface i.e. “Share function”
(-) Only 3 clouds to choose from
(-) We want more templates
(-) No editing possibilities after placing the clouds
Unfortunately, the app is no longer available on the App Store (status 08.12.2016)
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – Android on Google Play App Store
➔ App download for – Kindle Fire & Android on Amazon App Store
kids app developer: Ravensburger digital