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CHOMP
Fox and Sheep GmbH. 2016. iOS, requires 8.0 or later. Version 1.2. $2.99. Android, requires 4.3 and up. Version 1.3.4. $2.99.
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PreS Up—Niemann's latest app is designed for children but is one that teens and adults will find as much fun—and as addictive—as youngsters.The interface is simple and easy to navigate. The author/artist/designer has provided approximately 60 hand-drawn, clever templates, each featuring a cut-out paired with an amusing animation. Users position the device's camera so that a face appears in the cut-out—either theirs or another person's. By tapping the screen, an animation will begin. For example, with faces in place, a drummer plays a set; a strongman, dripping with perspiration, lifts weights; and a musician belts out a tune on a saxophone.Children can move from template to template by swiping and viewing themselves in each drawing or can create a video of the action with or without audio. Videos can be saved to the device and/or shared on social media.Children can play on their own or with a group of friends, creating silly animated selfies or a gallery of pictures. Its high fun factor will make CHOMP in demand for programming, and it's perfect for maker spaces. A trailer is available.—Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Avondale, LA

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