App review by
Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
Slewpi App Poster Image
Colorful and stimulating app links music and painting.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

No reviews yetAdd your rating

Did this review miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Kids "paint" on the screen with their fingers to create loops of music and art. For more sophisticated loops, kids can select different colors, brush strokes, and tempos from a pop-up menu.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Slewpi lets kids create loops of music and visual art by using their fingers to "paint" dabs of color onto the screen that generate their own sounds. For a more sophisticated experience, kids can create loops of music/art that continually reappear by selecting different colors, brush strokes, and tempos from a pop-up menu. The app is best experienced with headphones to hear the full richness of the audio.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2-year-old Written byreadingrainbow May 10, 2011

fun little music drawing app..

very fun for has music and visual entertainment and keeps my kid playing for a long time..
Parent of a 9 and 12-year-old Written byCalderona May 10, 2011

There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is it any good?

SLEWPI takes a page from Brian Eno's Trope by exploring the connections between sound and visual art, but this particular app gives players more control over the final product. Players can select different brush strokes and paint colors (both of which affect the sound produced), adjust the tempo of the loop, and layer multiple loops over top of each other on the fly via a pop-up menu. The more advanced features of this stimulating app will go over younger kids' heads unless an adult is there to help them, but kids who can navigate the menus themselves should enjoy experimenting with different colors and sounds.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $0.99
  • Release date: April 20, 2011
  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: Rumi Humphrey
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

Our editors recommend

For kids who love creative apps

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential.

Learn how we rate