Christmas Maker: Written Android App Review
It’s officially the Holiday Season here at Android Apps Review, as we’ve got Christmas-themed apps rolling across our desks by the dozens! We’re not complaining, though, as it gives us a perfectly good chance to serve up some delightfully cheery treats for you folks back home. Case in point? Christmas Maker by developer Detention Apps. The app is a great way to celebrate the season on your Android phone or tablet, helping you to create beautiful holiday scenes in only a matter of minutes. Want our full review? Then check below just beyond the break!
Concept and Functionality
The basic idea behind Christmas Maker is a staple of this developer’s repertoire, and we’ve enjoyed it across a number of different holidays. Essentially, it’s like an E-Z-Mart version of scrapbooking: Convenient, rather good looking, and not terribly time consuming—exactly as we like it!
The app firstly allows you to choose from a variety of Noel-inspired backgrounds, and then a series of objects. You drag these objects off their sliding dock and into place on the main screen, adjusting them as you see fit. You’ll get all the standards that you’d expect for Christmas, so don’t even begin to worry: You’ll have fireplaces, Christmas trees, stockings, decorations, presents, and almost anything else you can think of. We liked the mix, and the simplistic touch-and-drag controls add quite a bit of ease to the situation, as well. All in all, it’s a perfect way to create, share and promote your anti-Scrooge cheer.
Graphics and Design
On the subject of design, we do have to mention something: Yes, Christmas Maker is a little bit cheesy. Yes, it’s a little bit corny. And yes, it’s a little bit over the top when it comes to the aesthetics department. But then again, isn’t Christmas all of these things and more? In fact, don’t the gaudy, golds, reds and greens just add to the appeal of the season? And at the end of the day, will any of your relatives really care if you send them something this hokey via email? We think not! It may not be winning any design awards for its content, but the interface is simple, the controls a breeze, and the end results absolutely charming.
Did we mention that Christmas Maker only costs a dollar in the Google PlayStore, as well? If not, we’re doing so now. It’s a fantastic value for the money spent, and if you’re looking for a quick and convenient way to pump out some holiday graphics on the go, you’re not likely to find a better option anywhere else on the Net. As such, Christmas Maker earns a solid recommendation from us!
Android Apps Review Details: Christmas Maker is $0.99. This app requires Android 2.2+ and up. You may download Christmas Maker from the Android Market. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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