Toca Tailor Review (Toca Boca AB)

What It Is

Toca Tailor transforms a traditional dress-up play experience with the inclusion of your device's camera in many of the app's play features. Kids get started right away when they launch the app. There's no need for long tutorials or directions on how to play. Just choose from one of the four characters and start designing. Choose the look of your character's outfit by tapping and manipulating the top, bottom, and sleeves. You'll notice little, expressive animations from your character as you change its look. Customize your character's clothes by choosing from the app's many pre-set fabric patterns or create your own. You'll need to give your app access to your photos if you want to save any of the fabrics you want to use more than once. Choose from a variety of buttons, zippers, and other details.

Exploring your home, the backyard, or anywhere else while using the camera feature in the app reveals unique fabric colors, patterns, and textures to play with. From your dog's hair to pictures in a book, anything can be used to create fabric patterns.

Once you're pleased with the clothing, finish the look by adding hats, shoes, and a variety of other creative items from the app's 30 accessories. Then decide on a background necessary to capture your character's look. Should she be dressed for the playground, go for a swim, or be climbing a tree? Tap the background button in the upper right of the app and position your character on the screen. The camera captures whatever is in front of you as the image's background.

Is It Fun?

The camera feature really makes this app appealing for kids as they use their own environment to create different backgrounds for their uniquely clad character. Designing the clothing and picking out the accessories for the four characters in Toca Tailor is a lot of fun and will appeal to young, and old, fashionistas.

Who It’s For

Toca Tailor is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

There is a detailed parents page for getting to know the app better.

Toca Tailor is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad. It requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

The app is available in the following languages: English, Arabic, Bokmål, Norwegian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.

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  • Toca Tailor from Toca Boca AB
  • Rated EC
  • Available on: iOS
  • Available November 22, 2012