Bouncy Beach is a lively and entertaining cause and effect app that is fun and easy to use for even the youngest iPhone® and iPad® users. There are several colorful scenes to explore including a carnival, carousel, and beach scenes. Each scene contains images that can be tapped, dragged and bounced across the screen. A variety of fun sound effects and voices are used in conjunction with each image. If you shake the device, all of the items will bounce at once, which is a really fun effect. As a parent I really appreciate that the app is simple enough for little ones to navigate independently, without ads or other distractions. The illustrations are bright and colorful and the app is well designed. I also really like that there is a volume setting on the home screen so that parents can adjust the music volume.
I tested the app with my toddler, who is 2 1/2 years old. She was able to jump right in and explore the app with no instruction or intervention. She discovered how to move from scene to scene using the well designed map, and had no trouble at all using the app by herself. She really liked the bouncing effect and had to try it out repeatedly in each different scene. She really loved making the sun and clouds bounce across the sky and especially liked making several items bounce at once. As far as our toddler is concerned, the app is certainly a hit.
My only recommendation for a future update would be to adjust the sound so that the voice overs finish completely before the bounce begins. Currently you must hold down the image to hear the full sentence. The voice overs are really nice, and I believe this simple change will allow younger children the chance to hear the complete voice overs. But if you are looking for a cute and friendly cause and effect app to delight and entertain your toddler or preschooler, give Bouncy Beach a try. I must admit, I think making things bounce around in Bouncy Beach is pretty cool myself!
More information about Bouncy Beach and DannyMacApps can be found on their website.