I received an email for the opportunity to review some upcoming apps from Auryn Inc and after browsing through the many apps available on their website, I have decided to request to review the " Miko "Goes on Vacation" " even though it is not one of the newest apps being released. The reason is because we are going for a vacation next month and what better timing to introduce this app to my toddler! Hehehe! Anyway, my review as below...
* Title: Miko "Goes on Vacation"
* Price: $2.99
* Category: Books
* Updated: Mar 14, 2012
* Version: 1.0.1
* Size: 28.3 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Auryn, Inc
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Description from the product page:
"Miko "Goes on Vacation" is a part of the Auracle line from Auryn. The app is based on Brigitte Weninger, Stephanie Roehe’s book by the same name, illustrated by Stephanie Roehe. It is the sixth book app of the famous Miko series. Miko, Mimiki, and their Mom are off to the beach for a vacation. It’s his first trip, full of new sights and surprises. But the beach is full of strangers, and Miko doesn’t want to leave little Mimiki all alone when he goes in the water. Then he meets Pia on a nearby blanket, who also has a little friend for Mimiki. Now they can all play together, and Miko and Pia can have fun swimming."
* I like the storyline where it tells how Miko goes on a vacation with his mum (he also brought along Mimiki, his toy) and what Miko did to ensure his toy is taken care of while he goes swimming with his mum.
* I used this opportunity to teach Ben that we must take care of our belongings and it is nice and fun to make new friends too!
* The illustration is so cute and beautiful! I love the details as well!
* It is engaging and interactive and I'm a big fan of apps that we can touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!
* I am amazed with the 'Personalise' feature in this app!
Room for Improvement?
* Nothing I can think of, though I just want to highlight, the first time I go through this app, I had some troubles trying to figure out who is Mimiki and I thought it'll be great if the father character is in the story as well. Just my thoughts...
You can purchase the "Miko "Goes on Vacation" " app from the iTunes App Store.
I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"