The first Disney produced Android app is available. And, surprise, it is not based around Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck. But, perhaps with the new Winnie the Pooh movie set to open this Friday, it is not such a surprise that the first Disney Android app revolves around Winnie the Pooh.
While short (17 pages) and somewhat repetitive (a lot of the pages simply repeat “What’s a bear to do?” with the same artwork), the app is none-the-less entertaining and even calming in a way only Pooh books are with no violences, car chases or conflicts (beyond the need to find honey). There is an option to have the book read aloud that is turned on by default.
Several of the pages contain simple 9 piece puzzles that any child (or adult) can solve. These puzzles can be skipped over on repeated readings. There’s also a slightly hidden puzzle that is revealed at the end to encourage another pass through the book. I’ll leave that as a surprise for you to find.
The app has several settings including the ability read the book in five languages (English, Spanish, Frence, German and Japanese). Note that the menu items switch to the language too.
Disclaimer: Disney Worldwide Publishing provided an evaluation copy of the Android app for review.