1. Thanks for the post and video Chris. We’re really excited about our partnership with Crayola.
    Did you see our pics from CES? http://www.flickr.com/photos/griffintech/sets/72157625809886270/

    I hope our paths cross again sooner than later.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Cool! My kids would love that.

  3. I think the app is really cool – I loved the way the crayon looked “crayon-y,” and appeared to have texture, etc.

    But I’m not as interested in apps that require a special stylus or other gadget to use with them… So I’ll have to think on this one.

  4. @Dustin: Thanks!

    @Michelle: We did it this way, because children rest their hands (and arms) on the paper (or iPad in this case) as they draw. They’re fingers and hands would result in unwanted marks on their picture.

    I hope that better explains it. Thanks.

  5. Can they draw freehand, too? My kids are less into coloring and more into drawing.

  6. Michelle MacPhearson

    @Dave – Great point – you’ve obviously thought this through more then me, LOL! I showed the vid to my husband tonight and he loved the app too, so we can’t wait to see it in the app store. I’ve got a 4 year old who will love it!

  7. Amazing app, with a lot of fun from technology!

    One serious feedback, Dave, most children who still use crayons
    should NOT be on Facebook or Twitter/Twitpic, both as a matter of good parenting,
    and those sites TOS.

    I hope you’ll make the up-link a parental control setting.

  8. My 4.5yo daughter will LOVE this. I’ll definitely check it out.

    It was a pleasure meeting you at CES, Dave. Had I known about this, I would have asked for a live demo! Next time.

    Thanks for sharing the good stuff, as always, Chris.


  9. @Naomi Yes, there is a blank canvas setting as well.

    @Michelle Thanks. My 4 & 5 year olds are excited too. 🙂

    @Ed Good point. I mentioned that, because Chris was interviewing me. I couldn’t leave out social sharing features for Mr. Brogan. Seriously though, it would take a parent to set up Facebook sharing and email (via Twitpic). So if the parent leaves it off, then the child won’t be able to access them. On the other hand, a parent will be able to easily share their child’s artwork with their friends and family on Facebook should they choose to.

    @CarissaO Thanks. We’ll be back next year, be sure to visit the Griffin booth. Cheers.

  10. Crayola is great for younger kids. There is a colouring IPad App for older kids and teens called ‘Click N Colour’ (Color US). It has really intricate 70’s designs that go really well with the zoom feature on the IPad. Debbie Neale, Artist behind Click N Colour designed this app because of the lack of colouring for older kids, she is also a Teacher Aide. There is a free version to try.

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