What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Trope was designed by ambient musicians Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers and is the follow-up to their first app, Bloom. Both apps are quite similar, letting players generate ambient music and art by touching the screen with a variety of color palettes. Where Bloom was about tapping the screen to create overlapping circles of color, Trope is about dragging your finger to make patterns from lines. There's also a sleep timer and a "listen" mode where the app creates sound and images automatically.
Is it any good?
If you liked Bloom, you'll probably like Trope as well. The colors, tones, and overall "vibe" of both apps is basically the same; the difference with Trope is that you're drawing lines on the screen instead of tapping to make circles. With Trope, however, there seems to be less of a connection between what your fingers are doing and what you're actually hearing. In other words, this one is all about the visuals.