Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Nativity Story: An App Review

Where will baby Jesus be born? At the market? At a restaurant? At the inn? Readers of the book app The Nativity Story can follow Joseph and Mary on their search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. Along the way they will encounter a variety of colorful local people and animals. This is a fun and engaging way to share the original story of Christmas with the young generation and remind them what Christmas is all about.

Take a look at this YouTube video.

I love fun apps for my daughter, especially interactive apps that reinforce our beliefs. This particular app is for kids ages 2-10.

Why Kids Love This App
  • It's like a vintage pop-up book, with classic woodcut-style illustrations
  • By tapping and swiping, kids can help Joseph and Mary find a place to stay.
  • Knock on doors... Pull on the rope... Ring the bell... Open windows... Make people talk...
  • Create music! Help a band of angels play their instruments.
  • Lots of characters to get to know: Innkeeper, Merchant, Shepherds, Chef, A Band of Actors, Neighbourhood Children, Mary's Donkey, Farm Animals and of course... Angels!
  • Funny sound effects!

Why Parents & Grandparents Love This App
  • Nostalgia. It feels like a classic pop-up book, bringing back memories for parents and grandparents.
  • Optional Narration: Listen to the old-timey narrator tell the story, or read the story yourself.
  • EXTRA Feature: After the story, explore the original Bible text that tells the Nativity Story
  • Amazing Visual Quality: Support for retina display
How is This Christmas App Different?
  • Production Values - It is a work of art: a rich visual and sound experience.
  • Interactive - We use the touch technology and animation to engage the reader in the story in an enchanting and educational way.
  • Age approach - The classic Bible story is retold here with an original and creative approach that appeals to young kids as well as adults.
  • Original - The app is designed like a vintage popup book and includes unique features such as interacting with a band of angels and playing instruments like trumpet and harp.
We downloaded the app onto our iPad. Here is my iTunes review: 

"The Christmas Story brought to life with a great interactive story app. There is a surprise on every page. It is made to look like a pop-up book which grabs the attention of every reader. I keep going over the pages to see what I possibley missed. This is a must  have Christmas app that will be used for years to come."

For the iPad ($3.99)
The Nativity Story - Popup DELUXE Edition

For the iPhone ($1.99)
The Nativity Story - Popup MINI Edition

The Nativity Story App:
Download The Nativity Story fact sheet:

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1 comment:

Kayla rice said...

Wow, love this idea. I am going to download it now :)