September 30, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Manhattan, New York - iMagine machine(TM) today is pleased to introduce Faces iMake HD for iPad, an advancement on the iPhone version of the app that achieved 800,000+ downloads and received the 2010 Parents' Choice Gold Award, and whose reviewer stated, "Faces iMake is the most entertaining and creatively expressive app for the iPhone I've seen." The app, recognized as an effective tool for stimulating right-brain thinking and out-of-the-box creativity, allows users to assemble creative collages using pictures of everyday objects. For users of all ages and all levels of experience, the app includes photos of more than 200 everyday objects that can be used to create faces.
Faces iMake HD was developed in cooperation with leading artist and educator Hanoch Piven. Piven, whose art has been featured in publications such as Time, The New York Times, and The New Yorker, says about Faces iMake, "I wanted Faces iMake to be a virtual workshop that reflects what happens in the real world when we compose pictures using objects. The process of assembling a collage is one of discovery and play, and Faces iMake is a game as much as it is a workshop of creativity."
Indeed, integral to the app are six short, built-in instructional videos, where Hanoch Piven talks to kids about art and creativity. He does not appear on camera, but we hear the master artist as he moves actual objects on a colored background to create collages. Last but not least, Faces iMake HD has been recognized as an intuitive tool for children with disabilities. Shannon Des Roches Rosa, editor of The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, wrote, "Our kids love Faces iMake ... Its interface is one of the best I've seen for kids with autism."
* Gallery of 20 inspirational images created by the Piven family, which can be modified
* Make your own Puzzle with Tap2Print(TM)
* Music player that allows music to be played while creating
* Sharing engine (Facebook, email)
* Duplicate object button
* Flip object button
* Send object back one layer button
* Lock object button
* Hide menus and buttons option
* Audio feedback for all buttons
"It has been very rewarding to hear how much they enjoy Faces iMake from users all over the world," commented Hanoch Piven. "Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind, put it very well when he said, 'It's fun and addicting if you can get it away from your kids.'"
* US English, Spanish, and Hebrew
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 117 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Faces iMake HD 2.0 is available for a limited time at the introductory price of only $1.99 (USD) and can be purchased exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in New York City and Tel Aviv, iMagine machine is an edutainment publishing and development house specializing in innovative and cutting edge iTouch applications. Focused on children's applications, iMagine machine incorporates unique and intelligent programming to create and publish creative and entertaining applications for iOS devices. Copyright (C) 2009-2011 iMagine machine. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.