Australian Council on Children and the Media

Coloring book for iPad - Kejian Jin

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Coloring book for iPad was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 28 February 2014.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Coloring book for iPad
Developed by: Kejian Jin
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes: 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Coloring book for iPad contains the following information:

App description

This app provides the user with the ability to colour in pre-made pictures using a simple tool. Play is limited to the set range of backgrounds available and children cannot colour or draw beyond the preset backgrounds.

Reviewers comments

On first appearances this looks like a simple paint tool. It is advertisement-free and has no in-App purchasing. However, after playing extensively and with user testing the App is very limited and has some images that may concern some parents (particularly the cartoon representation of girls). The player is unable to draw beyond the preset background and while some users like the fact that their work is always neat (you can’t colour over the lines) this and the limited tools does limit creativity.

Further, the menu system is tiny and young children observed playing this tool found playing with this app frustrating.

Gambling

No gambling content was found during the review.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviours which may concern parents were found during the review.

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Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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