Facemakr - Avatar Creator HD

Common Sense Media says

Easily create fun profile pics for social networks.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Very easy to use. The choices for facial features, hair, and accessories are organized by category. Once an avatar is made, options for what to do with the avatar appear.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The name of the app's publisher appears on the main screen and the presets page; a link to the publisher's website appears as well.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Mostly private, although the app is designed to create avatars for sharing by uploading them to social networks such as Twitter or Facebook.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Facemakr - Avatar Creator HD makes it easy to create unique avatar faces on your iPad and then upload them to a Facebook or Twitter profile. With more than 500 parts -- hair, noses, eyes, accessories, etc. -- users can create realistic or completely whimsical versions of themselves and their friends.

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QUALITY
 

It really takes no artistic skills at all to create avatar faces with FACEMAKR - AVATAR CREATOR HD. There are many options (more than 500 parts) for features on each face -- including ways to position, scale, and rotate, as well as different backgrounds and props -- and they're all within the bounds of reasonable choices for kids. You most likely won't find anything considered rude or crude here. Still, if your teen has a Facebook or Twitter account, you may want to talk about some guidelines for what sorts of avatars they should post, as well as some general guidelines about creating avatars of others.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:$3.99
Release date:May 19, 2011
Category:Social Networking
Size:2.90 MB
Publisher:Dadako Studios
Version:1.2.2
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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