HeyHey Colors is a coloring book app from developer HeyHey Apps. Where most coloring book app feature generic drawings to color in, HeyHey Colors features art from famed street artist, Bue the Warrior. Like other apps, you’ll be able to paint the entire picture using a variety of colors, patterns, and tools as well as saving your finished product and sharing them via email. HeyHey Colors also makes use of Airprint so that your child can directly print out their creations.
A major part of the charm in HeyHey Colors comes from the art of Bue the Warrior. His drawing are very well done and have a child-like appeal to them. Many of the drawings are inspired by his very own street art. There are 18 drawing total that children can color and each can be colored in multiple times and saved into individual galleries within the app. The app itself also has a very fun feel to it as most of the UI elements seem to have been drawn by Bue the Warrior as well.
There are three ways you can color. You can either use the basic fill method where you just pick a color and tap on an area you want completely filled. You can also choose a pattern from pattern chooser and fill in an area like this as well. The third method is less imprecise. You use spray cans and manually spray the area you want to color. If you spray carefully, the app will usually keep you within the lines unless you are way past the lines in which case, it’ll just spray into the new area. Whichever method you choose though, coloring in HeyHey Colors is quite simple and intuitive.
Now, the one thing that really sets HeyHey Colors apart from other coloring book apps that’s I’ve tried is the amount of audio that is in this app. Almost every tap or swipe you make triggers a sound effect and while drawing, each drawing has its own ambient sounds. When using the fill tool, it even sounds like music if you fill in different areas quickly. It’s a really nice touch and one that really makes the whole experience that more enjoyable.
HeyHey Colors is a fantastic coloring book app and one that seems to get everything just right. The drawings by Bue the Warrior are really good and there are just enough to keep your young ones busy. HeyHey Colors is near perfect except for a few additions I’d like to see the developers make. For starters, I’d like to see an undo button as there were times where I’d sprayed an area by accident but could not go back and undo it. Instead I had to just color over the area with another color. I’d also like to see more sharing options like being able to post creations to Facebook, Flickr, or any other social network. Those are really the only two items I’d like to see, besides of course more of Bue the Warrior’s drawings on here.
“Dear Sir, my sister keeps saying it is her turn to color. Please help!” – a sad brother
“My father wants to read me a bedtime story every night. How do I tell him that I prefer to color another drawing without hurting his feelings?” – a little artist
“My kids keep saying that they were supposed to test the app. It was supposed to be me, no? No?” – an annoying mother of a beta tester
HeyHey Colors brings the colorful world of street artist Bue the Warrior in an amazing iPad coloring book to your child’s fingertips.
Bue the Warrior’s iconic figures have been bringing joy and color to cities around the world. Now everyone has the chance to dive into his amazing universe.
HeyHey Colors contains 18 drawings and 3 coloring modes.
The spraycan coloring mode allows freehand painting. Our fat-finger-reduction technology allows little warriors to color within the boundaries but still offers enough freedom to make mistakes.
The fill mode allows the little ones to tap around on the drawings and select one of the 21 carefully selected colors.
The pattern mode gives you access to Bue the Warrior’s wonderful pattern library. Fill your backgrounds with these amazing patterns and see how a cute black and white drawing becomes an epic masterpiece.
Sharing and Saving
Heyhey Colors allows users to share and save their finished drawings. The little artists can send their artwork to their grandparents presented in a nice printable template. The only thing left for the grandparents is to cut out the drawing and stick it to the fridge.
Children can save unlimited versions of each drawing, we thought this was useful to avoid fights at home and angry mails.
[via App Store]