Drawp is the latest and greatest in a recent string of attempts to create a social drawing game for kids. As parents, we’ve all had our kids notice the ‘Draw Something’ app on our phone or tablet. Of course, they ask to play, but even if they can read, its not likely that they will be able to draw ‘Sonny and Cher’ or any of the other adult-generation game prompts. Not to mention the unlimited access to various social media outlets. Thanks to the new ‘Drawp’ app, kids can draw, play and share, all within a parent-approved network of friends.
Inspired by stats that claim around half of grandparents live more than 200 miles from their grandchildren, the developers of Drawp cite the need for family to remain involved in children’s lives as the reason for creating their new app. Drawp functions a lot like a social ‘Paint’ program that allows children to draw pictures, free-hand, with the help of a plethora of drawing tools and color options.
Once kids have drawn their masterpiece, the image can be tapped and dragged to any name on the child’s parent-approved list of Drawp contacts. Once the image has been dropped on the chosen contact, it is sent off into cyber space, on its way to family and friends. As soon as the art has been received, the recipient is alerted with a notification.
Drawp also has a convenient ‘profile’ feature that allows families with more than one child to create personal profiles within the app. These profiles not only give kids their own space, but also make sure there is no confusion when drawings are received by friends and family.
Since Drawp is a social app, the sending isn’t a one way street. Recipients can add to the drawing, or record words of praise and send them back to the original artist.
Drawp is available for download via the Apple iTunes App Store button below. While the app is free for download, there are a ton of in-app purchases that can be made to unlock new colors and tools. The entire app and all of its accessories can be unlocked for $12.99.