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iPad: Sticky Mosaics™ now available as an iPad app

06-06-2011, 03:27 PM
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Sticky Mosaics™ now available as an iPad app

Sticky Mosaics™ is an award-winning brand of craft activities sold in over 40 countries around the world, manufactured by the Orb Factory in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Together with EverAge Apps, we are proud to present the first Sticky Mosaics™ app for the iPad.

Sticky Mosaics™ Butterflies contains a set of four beautiful templates that your child can decorate with a collection of sparkling jewels. The more jewels you add, the more your butterfly will sparkle. When you complete each butterfly, the butterfly will come to life and fly around a unique and interactive world of imagination.

Each of the four templates has numbered placeholders, corresponding to a variety of different colored and shaped jewels. Kids assemble their mosaics by dragging the jewels from the legend with their finger. By matching the jewels with the correct number, your child will start to create a shimmering mosaic of a beautiful butterfly. When the last jewel has been added, something magical happens. The butterfly will come to life and fly around. The butterflies are shy, but if you hold your finger to the screen very still, the butterfly will come and land on your finger.

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06-07-2011, 07:56 AM
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Forgot to mention the link to the iTunes app store. There are two version: the full paid version, and the free lite version. Let me know what you think.


06-07-2011, 08:44 AM
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The concept is really nice, I did not play it myself, since I am too old for it
But what I really could see, is a Mini-Steck program..
For that... It would be an instant buy for me
06-08-2011, 02:55 PM
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Thanks pka4916. I had not heard of Mini-Stecks before. They are very similar. This app is modeled after Sticky Mosaics from the Orb Factory. We were reviewed by the 'iPhone Mom', who is a real mom that had experience with the real craft and compares the two. The article is here.
06-08-2011, 03:37 PM
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Maybe it's an Idea for you, since you have the concept already.
I'm in the 40's but I love playing with those things... just for making some
paintings and hang them on the wall for a while, and then toss them all together again... lol..
06-09-2011, 07:48 AM
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Good point. I had not considered an adult version of the app. The pieces could be more complicated then the kids version with different items to drag around besides jewels.

What kids of art do you think would work?

As well, here are some promo codes for anyone who wants to try it out. I would appreciate the feedback.


If these run out, ping me and I will add some more.
06-09-2011, 09:11 AM
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Check http://shop.pfci.de/?gclid=CM_luOr_qKkCFcN05QodLmkjNA

or do a Google for "ministeck" there you can find how the pieces look like

it's only 6 or 7 pieces, but each painting could use up to 1000 pieces or more
06-10-2011, 07:15 AM
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Thanks, I'll check it out.
06-10-2011, 01:08 PM
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Maybe you could consider a free mode (without numbers) for young kids. Finally I was hoping to see more “sparkling” effects. Anyway, I’ll show to my kids later today.

iPhone 6 and iPad Mini iOS 8
06-13-2011, 07:21 AM
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Thanks Carlos-Sz, You make a good point about the amount of sparkle. We originally had a lot more sparkle, and decided to tone it down a bit because we thought it was too much. Perhaps we need to add a bit more sparkle back in. We will be putting out a new version in the next two weeks, so we will add more sparkle.