Wa Kingyo - Goldfish Pond 4+
Relaxing water surface app.
Designed for iPad
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Goldfishes drawn on the Japanese style of painting swim elegantly. You will be surprised at their cute movement and the clear water. Please scatter the flower-shaped bait. And enjoy a relaxing time.
Introduced as "What's Hot" in 64 countries.
Jan 2020 - No.1 Top Paid App in Japan.
Video on YouTube:
(Please search with these words "Wa Kingyo" on YouTube.)
- touching the goldfish
- scattering bait that looks like flowers and leaves (please tap the lower right-hand corner to begin)
- getting rid of the bait by tilting the iPhone
- touching the water to make it ripple
- making waves by shaking the iPhone
- Background (11 images)
- Bait (5 types)
- Number of goldfish (up to 4)
- Color of goldfish (4 colors, 10 combinations)
- Size of goldfish
- Sleep timer (5-60 minutes)
- Sound volume
"Wa" has several means "Peace", "Relaxation" and "Japan". And "Kingyo" means "Goldfish". The theme of this application is beauty and prettiness of the Japanese traditional classic art. The goldfish and background images are drawn like a Japanese traditional painting and industrial art object. The bait has a shape of the familiar flower and leaf (cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, camellia, myosotis, maple) for Japanese. Please feel Japanese mind.
News & Support:
@m_hakozaki on Twitter
・Made fine adjustments.
Ratings and Reviews
Even better than expected
I love aquariums - I always appreciate doctor’s offices with live fish and go out of my way to be near koi ponds and fountains. I’ve read that being near moving fish has a soothing affect on the nervous system and I certainly can attest to this.
There are other fish / koi apps but they seem to have more of either a game aspect or gimmicky cute aspect.
This app is serene, low-frills, and perfect for the meditative effect I was looking for. I like to turn it on and lay the phone nearby when reading or doing repetitive activities.
The backgrounds are elegant and the flowers flow and ripple naturally with the water.
My only developer request is that the fish motion AI be improved slightly- it would be delightful for the fish to dart away when startled.
I Love Wa Kingyo! Daisuki!
I love Wa Kingyo! It is simple and elegant, yet fascinating and beautiful. This app is great when you need a break from the world for a "Zen" moment of tranquility and relaxing contemplation.
The lovely graphics, realistic fish motion and stunning water effects with gentle sound make this an all-time favorite app. I have had this app for several years (since iPhone 4), and it looks fantastic on iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air. Thanks to the developer for the iOS 8 update. Domo arigato gozaimasu, Hakozaki-san.
Wonderful water, however: UPDATE
The app is better than I remember. It's unique and that is why I remembered and downloaded it again a long time later. It's funny because the fish are goldfish and not koi apparently; both fish are similar though. I love how serene it is, especially the water effect(s) and sound(s). To make the app even better would be to add more features, but it's fine in its simplicity.
The koi fish look unrealistic. Backgrounds are colorful and nice, but are like wallpaper (not in a good way). If the koi looked more realistic and so did the backgrounds, (ex: a pond) it would be perfect. Also, if the koi moved where you put your finger and you could feed them, then that would make this app much more interesting and a five-star app.
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- Masataka Hakozaki
- 43 MB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2009 Masataka Hakozaki
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.