Thursday, 28 November 2013

Kids Carols - 4 Stars

What is it?

An app for Christmas released on the 28 November 2014 early enough to get you in the festive mood! This app gives Christmas songs in karaoke style for you to play and sing along to. 

When entering the app it is immediately festive with cartoon drawings of Santa and Rudolf with some animated snow fall thrown in for good measure.  The app does have in app purchases but it is clearly advertised in the App Store and on the app itself. 

When you select a song a festive background is displayed and the song begins. The background changes throughout the song and there are different pictures for each carol. The lyrics to the song are displayed in true karaoke style and the words light up when they should be sung! A good feature of this app is you can control the volume of the choir which fades them out so you can sing solo!

Another nice touch is when you scroll through the song list gold fairy dust appears until remove your finger from the screen. This feature is also available within the songs!

The free songs available are: The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland and Jingle Bells. - so good classics! There are 10 other songs that can be purchased, either at £0.69 per song or £4.99 for the full collection.

What I did like about this app is that if you click on a for sale item it asks a maths question that a child wouldn't easily know the answer to. If the answer is wrong or the window is shut you are returned back to the song menu without a purchase! This is good for the kids that know your password!

Now for some ratings.....

Ease of use -
This app is really easy to use and navigate around. For the fun service provided it was difficult to fault.
Price - 3
The app is free but does have in app purchases. The cost of the songs seems reasonable when you compare them to songs on iTunes and they come with the karaoke lyrics.  The three songs that come with the app are a good selection and Jingle Bells is one of my favourites. 

Adverts 
There were no adverts in this app which I really liked!

Keep, jury is out or delete - Keep
I liked this app, its a bit of festive fun that isn't difficult to use, has a good free selection of songs and isn't riddled with Ads!

Where to find it:
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kids-carols-christmas-song/id740517080 
Android:  Not available.