Color Vacuum

Color Vacuum

Price: 0.99$

iPhone

Overall Score: 99/100

version reviewed: 1.2

reviewed:


Best for: Interactive play, Attention & concentration, Eye-hand coordination, Understanding of the world

What it is: an app for exploring and playing with real life colors.

What you do with it: use the device as a 'scientific color collecting instrument'. Depending on the mode you can: 'collect' the colors by pointing the camera on your device at surrounding objects (the colors will be represented as bubbles under the magnifying glass), 'search' for objects with colors similar to the previously collected colors or 'vacuum' the colors (you need add or subtract small portions of a color using the controls provided to find the matching hue).

What we liked: the concept, educational/creative factor (encouraging curiosity and free play with 'science'), beautiful 'realistic' interface with lots of clever details (but please see the note below), sound effects enhancing the experience, the fun factor.

What we didn't like: the interface is complex, especially in the 'vacuum' mode (parental assistance is necessary, be sure to master it yourself first). Sometimes it is difficult obtain the expected result (the app works best in good lighting conditions). The app could have even more educational value (e.g. matching colors by their names, explanation of color concepts etc).

Bottom line: a must-have tool for the young aspiring 'scientists' (and we believe parents will have some fun, too).

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