Australian Council on Children and the Media

Foldify - Create, Print, Fold! - Pixle

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This app allows users to create and design personalised 3D figures using a wide range of templates. Suitable for children aged 4+ with parental guidance up to 12 years due to access to devices camera roll, online connectivity and social media sharing.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Foldify - Create, Print, Fold! was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 10 August 2017.

About the app

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

Name of app: Foldify - Create, Print, Fold!
Developed by: Pixle
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 9+
ACCM suggested age: Suitable for children aged 4+ with parental guidance up to 12 years due to access to devices camera roll, online connectivity and social media sharing.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Foldify - Create, Print, Fold! contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

There are no levels in this app but the reviewer interacted with all areas in the app.

App description

This app allows the user to create and design 3D figures online. These creations can then be shared on social media or printed on paper and folded. Fine motor skills are required to drop and drag colours, patterns, stickers or photos onto a virtual sheet of paper/template. This app encourages creativity and provides an opportunity to learn about and recognise 3D shapes as well as practice cutting and folding when the figure is printed out and folded (see below screen shot).

Reviewers comments

When the user opens this app for the first time they are given a guide of the app including instructions on how to create, print and fold 3D figures/shapes using colours and designs from within the app or by uploading their own drawings or photos. Once a 3D figure is chosen the user can select specific tools (ie paint brush), colours or photos to decorate the 3D figure. When the user saves, shares or prints the design a small box appears asking ‘if you are an adult’ and to move to the next screen the user must swipe two fingers to the left. Once they have done this they are directed to make a foldify account. To do this they must enter their name, email and a password. If parents sign up for a Foldify account they need to be aware that the app has access to the devices camera roll (this can be switched off in settings). Once this step is completed it is easy to print or share artwork via email, Facebook or Twitter (see screen shot below).

In App purchasing

None found at the time of review.

Online information

Log ins - account creation

Photo/Media/files

Camera

Connectivity with social media

Gambling

None found at the time of review.

Advertising and product placement

None found at the time of review.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None.

Coarse language

None.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

Please see above comments re access to camera roll and sharing on social media.

Other

None.

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Content is age appropriate for children this age

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

Contains some elements of gambling. Some content is not recommended for minors. Parental guidance recommended

No gambling content found in the levels played

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