Australian Council on Children and the Media

Sound Touch - SoundTouch Interactive

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This App is for the youngest of iPad users and allows the user to touch an image and hear its pre-recorded sound.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Sound Touch was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 1 June 2014.

About the app

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

Name of app: Sound Touch
Developed by: SoundTouch Interactive
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: Google; low maturity. iTunes: 4+
ACCM suggested age: 2+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Sound Touch contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

All levels reviewed.

App description

This App is for the youngest of iPad users and allows the user to touch an image and hear its pre-recorded sound.

Reviewers comments

This App was interesting to review, as from an adult’s perspective it was simplistic. To “play” you select a library (eg animals, vehicles, musical instruments or wild life) then touch a cartoon image to hear its sound and see a real photo of that animal. For example if you click on the cartoon dog you see a random photographic image of a dog and hear a bark. From an adult’s perspective interaction is limited.

However, in user testing many young users (aged 2-3) really enjoyed the cause and effect of the App and in some parent-child interactions the images became a prompt for additional language about the image (for example “look at the dog, that looks like Sarah’s dog. Can you remember patting her dog”). Here the App served as a prompt for additional engagement beyond the App. Given the simple interactions with the App it isn’t surprising that older children didn’t appear to find the App as engaging.

 

In App purchasing

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Gambling

No gambling content found during the review.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour that may be of concern to parents was found during this review.

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