Jackie Junko by Springy Thingy (iPad)
Released: Feb 23, 2013
Version: 1.2
Size: 28 MB
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Jackie Junko

Springy Thingy
* Jackie Junko is a colourful, well-crafted iPad storybook app for kids" - The Guardian

* Beautiful Jackie Junko storybook floats onto iPad - Apps Playground

* The first app to push the boat out – quite literally!

* An original adventure story filled with beautiful Asian influences

Jackie Junko and The Old Ship Yard is a story about a little boat on an adventure that goes just slightly wrong! The landscape in which Jackie lives in is rich and engaging with beautiful mountainous backdrops that sit neatly around the waterways that he lives in.

As the story unfolds you meet quirky animals and many friendly boats. You are taken to Jackie’s school, you meet his teacher and classmates, and in particular you are introduced to his best friend and sidekick Ping. Together, they take themselves on a slightly dubious adventure where Jackie gets into a small spot of bother. Thankfully Ping is on hand to help him out!

• 15 pages of glorious story telling
• Interactive touch points so you can freely engage with the story and its characters
• Tap on the boats to make them bob up and down
• Tap the fishes to make them move and change direction
• Interact with other creatures: octopus, owl, parrots, spider, whale and many more
• ‘Read To Me’ and highlighted word function to help the emerging reader
• Embedded soundscapes and background music creating a full ambient experience
• Engaging and exploratory map style page menu.

PLEASE NOTE : This app is not compatible with iPad 1.

What's new in version 1.2
• Hugely improved app loading time.

• Nice additions to boat animations helping the narrative from page to page.

• New exploratory map style page menu.

• Other minor bug fixes
Our verdict: Good
  • = Jackie Junko has average ratings (3-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $1.99.
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