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iPhone App Review: Animals 360
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2016-10-24 05:15:13

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My son figured out how to use my iPhone before my wife did, so I love apps that capitalize on the simplicity of the touch interface and offer children the thrill of discovery.

The free Animals 360 is a charming app that is child-friendly, includes several pictures each of dozens of animals, animal sound effects (for some animals that I didn’t even know made sounds), and a puzzle and quiz mode to boot.

How It Works

The app starts simply with a brief loading screen and then offers four choices from the main menu. You can take look at animal photos, take the quiz, do a puzzle, or go on the tour.

The photo section has three pictures of many different animals, and sound effects for each. You use simple swiping gestures to move through the pics and shake the phone (or touch the speaker icon) to hear their call.

The quiz offers you four choices and an animal sound, and you must match the sound with the animal.

The puzzle is a picture broken up into 12 or 35 pieces, and you must arrange the pieces back into the proper picture.

Finally, the tour is a 360-degree (hence the name of the app) view in one of three animal environments, with animals placed throughout the picture for you to explore.


  • The app has very high quality pictures and sound effects, and many different kinds of animals. All the usual suspects are there (tigers, hippos) and also some of the “B-Sides” (prairie dog, vulture, finch).
  • Simple for children to understand and use without assistance.
  • Offers some minor word recognition practice in the quiz portion. The answer is shown on the screen after you hear the sound effect, offering K and pre-K kids the opportunity to start to decode the words.
  • The app offers six different languages to choose from. Find out what a rooster sounds like in Portuguese!


My only complaints with the app are minor interface annoyances. For instance, when switching between animals while an animal call is playing, the prior call should stop. At the very least it should stop when you try to play the next animal sound. On my device I have to let the entire animal sound play through before I can play the next one.

I also think the loading screen should be more clear. As it stands now it simply says “Loading” at the bottom of the main menu graphic, which is great for us literate folk but not for kids that can’t read yet. Even I was tapping the menu a few times when I first started the app, wondering why nothing was happening.

An overlay of “Loading” over the existing menu be a sufficient indicator even to children that the app isn’t awake yet.


Other than those minor gripes, I liked the app a lot, and more importantly so did my 5-year-old son. It may only be good for 20 minutes or so of fun at a time, but if you’re stuck in an auto shop waiting room or waiting in traffic and didn’t bring a dead-tree book with you, having something like this handy can be a lifesaver.

Animals 360 is free and ad-supported.


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  • Manu

    Easy, very fun and educational game… even for adults! Brilliant!

  • duckkan

    funny idea!

  • claire

    intelligent game, fun and challenging. good appl. !

  • elisa

    Lots of activities! Very entertaining and educational. Great application. Would and have recommended to friends!We all love it!

  • Drew Lanning

    I also just noticed that several new animals were added with a recent update. Seems like the developers are keeping on this one.

    • David

      Is exactly what we're doing! Users love this app, and we continue to enrich it with new animals and new images.

  • Gabri

    Cool & well done! My sons love it.

  • mbedoni

    Simplicity, learning and multimedia. The good mix for an app. And my kids now know how the crocodile roars!

  • Sonia

    WOW!!! Great app!!! 😉

  • marco

    awesome! my kid goes crazy for this app!

  • goffredo

    Great app!!! very well done!!!!! very easy to use. thx

  • Roberta Gramazio

    very enjoying application! i like it very much!

  • ivz

    wow I enjoyed a lot playing! Great idea for children and adults too! Try and have fun!

  • Fraciscat

    really hi-quality photos in the app! i liked it so much! 🙂

  • Lempika

    This app is awesom! Kids and even Grown ups learn while playing!
    We'll be waiting for new ones.

  • Joerain82

    Cool app, my nephew needs an iphone more than me now…
    good job guys

  • Eli

    Great idea kids enjoy the game and learn.
    Well done!

  • Elena

    Great application and very intuitive for children. The quizzes and puzzles are great fun even for adults.
    Well done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Great work

  • ranx74

    Really appreciated! Keep up the good work guys!

  • Giuseppe

    I love this app! It's beautifully designed and really easy to use!

  • David

    Great app! My son love it! Thanks a lot!

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