You could say the people behind new iOS educational app Flutterby Butterflies have a reputation. The illustrations come from Alan Aldridge, best known for his work on album covers and books in the 1960s and 1970s, including working with The Beatles.
Meanwhile, the team at FeeFiFoFun, which developed the app, have a background working on light-shows for the likes of Pink Floyd, Cirque du Soleil and Paul McCartney. Now they’re making matching games for 2-6 year-olds, which is an exciting prospect.
Flutterby Butterflies is the first result of this collaboration. It’s a matching game for children aged 18 months and up, taking in colour and letter matching, as well as rhyming words for older children who are learning to read.
The visuals? Oh, you know, a bit amateurish… No, it looks ace: well-crafted and a cut above the rubbish clip-art flash-card apps that clog up the App Store (our rant about this last week was what led to FeeFiFoFun contacting us with details about this app, incidentally).
Anyway, Flutterby Butterflies is a Universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and costs £1.49 on the App Store. A welcome antidote to all the rubbish.