Kids all seem to go through phases where they’re REALLY into one thing. I can remember when my little brother was really into trains, and then castles, and eventually, cars. I think lots of kids, both boys and girls, go through a “plane” phase. For those kids, I can see 100 Planes being the source of many hours of quiet enjoyment.
What 100 Planes brings to the table is simple: planes. Oh, so many planes. And plane-related things! The app includes propeller aircraft, jets, gliders, transport planes, and fighter jets. Airports and control towers are also featured, as is (somewhat surprisingly) the space shuttle.
One thing that I wish this app had was a bit more info about the planes in each shot. That would make it an interesting app for both younger and older kids.
I also wished there were more historical plane images, something to give the images some context. Finally I wanted the images to be zoom-able, so kids could see more details!
I especially like that this is such a pure app, with no ads of any kind, at any time. I think that makes it a nicer environment for stimulating young minds.
Overall, this is a very simple app with a very simple purpose. It provides endless hours of entertainment for the kids viewing the images. This, in turn, will keep them quiet and preserve your sanity.
100 Planes is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.