by Lisa Caplan
May 26, 2011
Do you love to make scrapbooks on your iPad? What about your kids, do they have a creative side and enjoy playing with pictures? If so, you are going to want to read this and enter the contest brought to you exclusively by developer Dirk Bost, appadvice.com and The Stay at Home GeekMom, me! I brought you a review of Kids Corner, a scrapbooking app masquerading as just plain photo fun, back when it was new. It’s a great creative and educational app for kids. You can read the full review here. It was recently updated, and the developer did a bang-up job. There are tons of new elements to play with, and the interface, which was always simple, is now perfect for a child to interact with; even a pre-reader. It’s fast, fluid and the results are so much fun. It took my 7-year old son only 15 minutes to put this page together for his cousins. My Scrap Life, Dirk’s new app for all scrapbooking fans, was also recently reviewed here on appadvice.com, but let's take a quick look again before we get to the contest. Both apps, at only $.99 are a steal. With My Scrap Life you don’t have to spend hours fine tuning a project, you get amazing looking results with an incredible degree of customizability, in no time at all. But you might get lost for hours, there are so many designs to play with. There are no in-app purchases, and the update to Kids Corner suggests new content will be rolled out in stages at no additional charge. Speaking of the content, many scrap-apps I have tried are cutesy. My Scrap Life has plenty of cute, if that’s your thing, but there is an artistic feel to everything from the cartoons to the word art. The elements look (beautifully) hand-drawn. I was so pleased to find all the same intuitive features of Kids Corner, but with a whole slew of new, more stylish graphic elements. The apps work alike, but are tailored for totally different markets. That said, the app is marketed to parents in part, so you do find elements related to kids, but also to nature, parties, high school, art, even skulls and tattoos, and for all kinds of events. The app has elements geared towards creating e-cards and invitations, and has a full function text tool for entering the details. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for Facebook integration, so I can torture more of my friends, but for now here’s something better. Developer Dirk Bost, The Stay at Home GeekMom, and appadvice.com have teamed up to give creative folks a chance to win not codes, but iTunes gifts cards! Make the best page you can, email it, and get a chance to win one of two runner-up prizes of $30 iTunes gift cards, one for kids, one for everyone else, or a grand prize of a $50 card to spend on apps and more. Here are the rules, and details on how to enter:
- Purchase My Scrap Life and/or the Kids Corner app for iPad. (click on the icons up at the top, to go right to the app in iTunes).
- Come up with your most creative scrap page.
- Use the My Scrap Life or Kids Corner email feature and submit your work to [email protected].
- One $30 iTunes gift card winner will be selected for the My Scrap Life submissions.
- One $30 iTunes gift card winner will be selected for Kids Corner submissions. (Creations from kids under 12 only please, moms and dads.)
- The winner of each will receive iTunes gift cards, emailed from the developer, Dirk Bost, to the email address used to submit the scrap page.
- There will also be one mega-winner of a $50 iTunes gift card for the best scrap page from both pools.
- Winner’s scrap page will be featured on the My Scrap Life and Kids Corner website too.