Graffiti Spray Can HD

Common Sense Media says

Lots of creative options, some ads, and an iffy link or two.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Use your fingertip to spray paint on a surface. The user-interface is clean and easy to figure out.

Violence

No violence shown, but some menacing-looking splash-screen images may disturb some.

 

Sex

Nothing in the app itself, but clicking on the publisher's link will take you a blog that includes pictures of scantily clad women.

Language

Three PoeRilla rap tracks are in the app; lyrics include the line "walking through hell." There are references to "gangtas," too.

Consumerism

The app includes a "Shop" button that opens links to both a web store and the App Store. Across the top of the graffiti page, you'll see the publisher's name (which leads to a blog), plus small but constant ads.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Users can share their creations via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Griffiti Spray Can HD mimics the act of spray painting. You can choose the background (e.g. brick wall), paint size and color, and any special "tips" you want (such as a realistic dripping effect). Since graffiti is a controversial art form, parents may want to consider whether they think this app glorifies an often illegal activity. If viewed simply as a drawing app, Graffiti Spray Can HD can help users unleash their artistic creativity. Parents may also want to note that a splash screen contains a somewhat menacing character in a gas mask, surrounded by symbols including the Eye of Heru, the Eye of Providence, a six-pointed star, and a crescent moon.

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GRAFFITI SPRAY CAN HD -- created for the iPad by celebrated graffiti artist Phetus and the crew at Elite Gudz -- adds new features requested by users of the original iPhone app, including a cleaner interface, additional brushes, and online sharing options. Paint on a brick wall (and many other backgrounds) using virtual spray paint cans by selecting a color and spray size before using your fingertip to paint the surface. You'll hear realistic spray sounds as you paint your words or pictures. If you make a mistake you can select the eraser and rub out the paint from a given area, but an "undo" tab would've been a good idea, too, as erasing rubs out every layer of paint instead of just the last line you sprayed. Once you've spray-painted your creation, you can save and share your handiwork through Facebook, Twitter, or email.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:December 22, 2010
Category:Entertainment
Publisher:Elite Gudz
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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