App review by
Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media
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Paint stickers and mix colors with popular pig character.

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Ease of Play

There is a tutorial, narrated by Olivia, which teaches you how to use the app. However, younger kids may still find it tricky to color in the smaller areas and may need assistance mixing the colors.

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The app itself doesn't have any marketing or advertising, but since it's Olivia, kids might clamor for other Olivia merchandise when they see it in stores.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Olivia is a simulated painting app featuring the popular children's book  and TV pig character Olivia and her family. Younger kids might have some difficulty with the color mixing, but otherwise it's appropriate for any age.

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Is it any good?

At first glance, OLIVIA looks like a simple coloring program: tap the color you want, tap an area on the "sticker," and it fills in the color. But once you start mixing colors, the app really shines. With the three primary colors, plus black and white, the app allows kids to mix colors by dipping the brush in the paint, or dipping in the water to clean the brush and start over. Once the sticker is painted, the app briefly animates the image before restoring it to its two-dimensional "sticker" look. With six different backgrounds and sticker sets to choose from, there is a lot of replayability and kids -- especially fans of the cute pig -- will enjoy the variety.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $1.99
  • Release date: September 2, 2010
  • Category: Kids' Games
  • Publisher: Soma Creates
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Minimum software requirements: OS 3.1 or later
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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