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Why AppHipMom loves it: Who wouldn’t want to be on a magazine cover?
If you’re a tween girl, chances are you’ve heard of Discovery Girls Magazine. The magazine targets girls between the ages of 8 -13 with content that is relevant and meaningful to this age group. The app, Cover Creator, was a natural tie in as this demographic loves playing on their iPods. And really, what girl wouldn’t want to grace the cover of a magazine — even if it is a fictional one? Cover Creator is a fun, creative app where girls get to design the cover of their very own magazine!
The app is simple to use, either snap a new photo or choose one from the Camera Roll. I would highly recommend taking a few minutes to read the Help section. The girls will gain valuable tips on how to take a photo and how to edit. Photos can be rotated, moved and resized in the app.
Image: Discovery Girls, Inc.
There are currently 5 template covers such as Sports Crazy, Friends and Style to choose from complete with default story headlines. Unfortunately, you can’t edit the templates, but you can create a cover from scratch. This includes adding your own title and headlines. Even the minor details such as color of text and stamps are included to help add visual interest to the cover.
Covers can be shared via email to friends or directly to Discovery Girls Magazine.
My daughter has fun playing this with her friends. Such a creative bunch they are!
Who knows, maybe you’ve got a future Anna Wintour (less the attitude) in your midst!