Harry Potter: Spells
In a Nutshell
The App is only for Harry Potter fans and full of information about the spells in the book and film.
The App “Harry Potter spells” is based on the books of Harry Potter and lists all the spells and their descriptions. The user can connect the App with facebook, emails or twitter and can watch videos on youtube.
Basis App which is only something for fans who like to read a lot.
Alter der Zielgruppe
- Pre-Teen (10-12 Jahre)
Reviewed Version: 3.0.
Platform(s): Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Price: for free, for a different version you have to pay
- other: read
The App informs the user about the spells in the books of Harry Potter. Because of this content the App is not aimed for everybody. It helps to practise reading and using the language. There are no sounds but some of the spells have videos. It can’t be used offline but a registration isn’t necessary.
- Subjects : reading
- School Types: Secondary
Special Needs Hintergrund
The App is not especially for children or teens with special needs but it is an English App so it helps to practise the language. The user can’t change anything. He or she is a passive user. Also the App doesn’t offer anything which can be transferred into real life.
Taregt Group and Age-AppropriatenessHintergrund
The App is for children who are 8 years old or older. The navigation is easy and for each spell the amount of information fits. There is no special area for the parents.
The App is for free but only for fans of Harry Potter because there are no games or anything to practise. It’s like a dictionary where you get information about the spells with pictures and videos. Perhaps the children use the App to integrate the spells in their own real game. The layout is good but there are many commercials.
The App is for femme and butch user because it’s like the books of Harry Potter where you have also girls and boys to identify with. The users only read so it’s a quiet behaviour. The language is English and therefore manly neutral concerning gender differences between male and female forms of words.
There is no help about how the App works but the navigation is easy for children who are 8 years or older. The App is like a book so there are no extra motivational elements.
Social Media Hintergrund
The App cooperates with Twitter, Facebook, youtube and email but you have to register again with your name and password. The App also works without this media integration. The App doesn’t include any information about the producer.
Commercial Elements Hintergrund
The App is for free but therefore there is a commercial which is not especially for children. It doesn’t put the children into danger but the commercial wants them to buy something and there is no option to close the commercial. The commercial looks different from the rest of the App so the children can keep them apart.
The description doesn’t give any information for which kind of children or for which age group the App is appropriate but the description includes information about the content of the App. The content of the App is not dangerous for children. There is no racism and there ar no violent or erotic elements. The App allows the user to connect with Facebook, youtube or Twitter but the user has to register again. The commercial is not inside the App but it’s at the top of the page and the children who are 8 years old or older can keep them apart.
There is another App called Harry Potter Spells which is a game and not for free. The producer is not known and there is no information about him/her. The description of the App is good and the user gets to know what kind of App it is. You can not send emails to the producer within the App but you must use the google play shop. There are no FAQs inside the App or at the google play store.
The App doesn’t start without the internet. There is no special mode for the children and the language is not especially for children either.
The App hasn’t got a “Aha experience”. It is rather a dictionary where the user gets special information about Harry Potter. The App can be used several times and for fans it will be interesting again and again.