ZOOMiN Game Review

Posted by Amy Solomon on February 14th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

ZOOMiN Game is a beautiful universal app consisting of wonderful HD photos as well as corresponding close-up images showing off the brilliant details of each subject.

Intuitive to use, this app opens up to a grid of photos zoomed in to show detail, yet so close that only a small section of the entire image is showing. A tap will transform this smaller, detailed picture to the complete photograph, allowing children to recognize each subject - some familiar, some exotic.

Lovely, ambient sound effects are included, and a microphone can also be tapped to hear the name of the subject of this photograph, be it an alpaca, cabbage or butterfly.

A page of this app is dedicated to mammals, sea life, insects and plants as well as fruits and vegetables. This app is nicely intuitive, allowing children to explore each area of this app fully or jump around to other areas with the tap of an icon found at the bottom of the screen.

The photographs used here are wondrous in terms both of color, details and textures found throughout. Even as an adult, I found these photos fascinating, and I really have fun guessing what object I am looking at.

Babies will enjoy gazing at these terrific images while preschoolers will enjoy trying to guess the larger photo, and it is nice that even when the animal in question is obvious from the zoomed-in shot, such as leopard, zebra or giraffe, one can look closely at the markings of these animals that make them so unique as well as hear the noises they make.

The overall quality of this app is very high, and I appreciate that the recording used of the animal sound effects as well as the other ambient nature sounds are well-recorded, as is the included narration. It is also a plus that this app includes German as a language choice as well.

These images, combined with the atmospheric sounds, are as relaxing as they are marvelous to look at, but I really wish the sound effects were looped so children could get lost in these images fully as long as they desire.

If interested, another related app from these developers is available - HowDo Game - which also incorporates wonderful photography and interesting ambient sounds. Please check iTunes for more information and here at GiggleApps for my review of this other app as it is also worth looking into.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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