iPad App Review - Ann Can't Sleep

~ Posted on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 8:49 AM ~

I received an email from April who is with the company who developed Koto Go Silence, an iPad app I reviewed last month (and Ben loves it still!) In my mind, I was thinking "What? Are you kidding me? You created an app which my boy still enjoys watching and you are now asking whether I want to review another app of your company?!" Of course YES!!!! Anyway, my review as below...

* Title: Ann Can't Sleep
* Price: $2.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Nov 11, 2011
* Current Version: 1.0
* Size: 52.3 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: April Peter
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later

Description from the product page:

"“Ann Can’t Sleep” is an animated book about companionship, friends, and a little girl who just can’t fall asleep. Which of her toys will help her get to slumberland? Have fun reading this book, at playtime or bedtime. Tap on the sentences to hear them read out loud, and then enjoy the colorful and funny animations. 

This App has been carefully designed, so that children of all ages can easily navigate through it and have a great experience on both iPhone and iPad."

This app book is about Ann, a little girl who tries to choose the right toy that can accompanies her to sleep.

What's good?

* Look at the picture below and tell me if you don't think it's cute! I totally love the illustrations on this book! So adorable and cute!

* I like how the words rhyme along as you read the story.

* There are some pages which got Ben's attention such as when Ann dreams and flies off in an airplane or when she gallops away on a horse.

* With this app, I get to explain to Ben the concept of dream as I realised Ben's curious and questioning look when he saw Ann picking up the ballerina doll and then trying to sleep and wonders why Ann suddenly dances with the doll! The moment he grasps the concept and realised it, his face goes 'Ahhhh... I see!' and from then on, he pays more attention to what happens to Ann in her dream! Cute!

Room for Improvement?

* I would love to see a longer storyline - somehow I felt the story is a bit short.

*  Would it be too much if I ask for an option to select a boy or girl character at the beginning of the app?

You can purchase the "Ann Can't Sleep" 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"

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