What's New

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Minor bug fixes and improvements. Elmer now supports iPhone X.

App Description

It’s nearly time for Elmer’s Parade, and his elephant friends need your help to get ready. Get creative, take inspiration from the world around you and use your camera to decorate the elephants with your own bright, beautiful patchwork pattern. Have fun making each of Elmer’s friends unique and ready to take part in the parade.

“This is a brilliant app for getting your children out and about in the real world...Ideal for exploration to find interesting colours and shapes in the outside world.” – The Guardian

“Elmer deserves a place in everyone’s childhood.” – Angels & Urchins

“A deserved favourite.” – Sunday Times


Use your camera to take photos of interesting shapes, colors and textures and add them to your elephant’s patchwork pattern. Make every one of Elmer’s friends colorful and unique. Each of the ten elephants has four patchwork patterns to choose from – combined with the photos you take, your parade will be truly one-of-a-kind!


The only limit to each photo-patchwork is your imagination. Try telling the story of your day in a series of photos. Capture your trip to the park or your visit to the museum in an unforgettable way. This way, like Elmer, each one of your elephants will be different and special.


Once you’ve decorated Elmer’s friend, save your creation to your camera roll. Then you can share them with your friends and family, or print and keep your patchwork creation with you. You could even fill your room with parading elephants!


This app is ideal for children aged 3–8.

While your child is having fun with this app, they will naturally be developing a photographer’s eye for composition, color, pattern and texture. We made this app so that children could fall in love with patchwork and photography as we have, and see the world as a work of art and an endless source of inspiration.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 05, 2015 Initial release
  • March 09, 2015 New version 1.0.1
  • July 27, 2015 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • August 02, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • November 28, 2015 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • December 01, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • November 06, 2016 New version 1.0.2
  • June 15, 2019 New version 1.1.1

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