If you are looking to find and explore your creative side, look no further! Spark Creative Play is an iOS mobile app that provides a nurturing space that makes it easy and fun to digitally create. Play mini-games and take part in events as you create solo, or with others, and find your community of fellow Sparklers who you can learn from and be inspired by.
Read on to find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered below, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spark is an iOS app 📱created in partnership with Youtube Creator Moriah Elizabeth 🌈 to provide a happy corner of the internet for people of any skill level to have fun expressing themselves creatively. We believe that the delight is in the experience of exploring your imagination and bringing your creation to life 🎨, and much less so on the final outcome. We provide digitally-native creation tools that do the heavy lifting for you, as well as fun ways to create on your own or as co-creations with others. Best of all, our community of Sparklers✨ can offer inspiration for your next creation, and it won’t be long until you are inspiring others!
Spark is specifically designed as an iPhone app. You can find Spark in the Apple App Store - just search for ‘Spark Creative Play’, or click on that link!
Right now, the Spark app is not optimized for iPad and so you may encounter some unexpected issues related to that specific device.
We are currently available in English in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the EU, Norway, Switzerland, and Mexico. We hope to expand to more countries and languages soon. Stay tuned for updates!
We are not currently available on Android and unfortunately we have had a few copycats use our name and likeness to promote fraudulent Android versions of Spark. None of the Spark apps on the Google Play Store are us. We don’t currently have a timeline for when we will be able to release Spark on Android.
Spark is an experience where you can connect and share with other members of the Spark community. As with many other social online experiences, our standard minimum age to use Spark is 13 years old. This is very similar to other online communities such as YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram.
We also comply with local country child protection requirements and so the age requirement to use Spark can also vary by country. Below is the minimum age to use Spark for each of the countries Spark is currently available in.
We have focused on creating tools that make creating easier, and more fun, and allow you to bring to life a creation in a matter of minutes. We have new creation tools coming out all the time!
Our current selection of creation tools includes:
Uploaded images can not be included in creations in order for us to protect our Spark community and keep it positive and safe for everyone. However, you can upload images to use for tracing, but they will not be saved as part of your final creation.
If you're looking for a space to talk to other Sparklers and share images or photography, we recommend you join our Discord.
We don’t currently allow commenting on creations. However, we do have fun mood emojis you can add to creations so creators can feel appreciated and know how their creation makes you feel.
We don’t currently offer that feature and we would need to ensure our community support for each other would remain positive. But, never say never, we will see how the app grows and have this on our ideas list for sure!
The number of other Sparklers following you, and the number of others you are following, can only be viewed by you. And, in the same way, you can’t see other Sparklers’ counts either.
We made this decision to help our Sparklers stay focused on the joy of creating, sharing, and inspiring, rather than judging themselves and others by a number. Creating is first and foremost for you, and is not a popularity contest. If you create regularly, and share your creations, other Sparklers will discover you and, if they want to keep up to date on all your new creations, will follow you. The best way to gain followers is to keep creating and trying new creation tools! 🌈
We are so excited to hear your idea! Please fill out this form and we’ll pass the idea on to our team!
Sparkles can be purchased through the Spark app and used to unlock in-app content as well as show support for your fellow Sparklers (members of the Spark community).
Sparkles can be purchased in different sized packs. The larger the pack the more bonus free Sparkles you can get! 🥳 Details of available packs can be seen in the Spark store. The Spark store can be accessed from the studio home screen by tapping on the gift box icon.
In special circumstances you will also be able to earn Sparkles for free based on achievements and engagement in the Spark app. 💪
Sparkles can only be purchased through the Spark app. From the Spark studio home screen, you can access the Spark store through the gift box icon.
All Sparkles purchases are processed through Apple. Spark does not have access to any payment or personal data related to your Apple account. If you have questions about the processing of your purchase, please reach out to Apple support here: https://support.apple.com/billing. As Sparkles are a consumable item, they are not eligible for refunds.
You can connect any payment methods supported by Apple to make your Sparkles purchase.
For security reasons, there are limits on the number of Sparkles you can purchase in one day and the total unspent Sparkles balance you can have. If you reach any of these limits you will be alerted in the Spark app.
Sparkles can currently be used in two ways.
The first is to unlock in-app content. 🖼️ In-app content includes creation assets such as stickers, backgrounds, and overlays, as well as creation tools, such as customizing your glitter pen and using fairy lights. You can find all available in-app content in the Spark store, accessed from the studio home screen gift box icon and then tapping on the canvas tab.
The second is to show your support and appreciation for your fellow Sparklers. 😻 You can use Sparkles to Pep a verified Sparker’s creation or Personal Gallery whenever you love their style and vibe. When you are viewing a verified Sparker’s creation or Personal Gallery you will see a Pep button top right. Sparklers with a navy heart with Sparkles icon next to their name are verified Sparkers.
You can see details of your Sparkles balance and activity history by tapping on the Sparkles icon on the top right corner of your Personal Gallery.
Pep is the ability for any member of the Spark community to support a verified Sparker in the app by sending them Sparkles. Pepping is another way you can show appreciation for someone’s contribution to the creativity of the Spark community. 💖
In addition, Spark provides verified Sparkers a share of the revenue Spark receives from Sparkles used to Pep them. The standard share for verified Sparkers is 1.5 cents (USD) per Sparkle used to Pep them. This share may be different in specific circumstances, like during events or promotions.
Only verified Sparkers are able to earn Sparkles through Pep. However, any member of the Spark community, known as Sparklers, can give Pep to a verified Sparker.
For security reasons, there are limits to the total amount of Sparkles that verified Sparkers can earn per day and per month. If you encounter a Sparker who has reached their limit please do try again another time - they would still really appreciate your support!
You do NOT need to be a verified Sparker to be able to Pep someone. You only need to be a verified Sparker to be able to receive Sparkles as Pep.
Only verified Sparkers can earn Sparkles through Pep and be able to receive payouts from those earned Sparkles. (But anyone in the Spark community can give Sparkles as Pep to a verified Spark!).
There are four criteria to be able to gain Sparker status.
These criteria will also need to be maintained once you are a verified Sparker. If any criteria is not met this may impact your ongoing status as a Sparker.
You can apply to be a Sparker at any time through the Spark app by tapping on your Sparkles icon at the top right corner of your Personal Gallery. Please be sure to check your email associated with your Spark profile as more key details and important next steps will be shared with you via email from email@example.com.
'Sparkscriptions' are subscriptions to Spark that can purchased through the app. These are opt-in subscriptions and are not required to enjoy the existing free Spark experience.
There are three tiers of subscription.
- You get a special avatar border
- Your creations will be featured in the dedicated subscriber carousel in the Inspiration Gallery
You can subscribe for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Multi-month subscriptions offer greater discounts, check the app for more details!
Benefits include everything in the Supporter tier, plus:
- Free use of all the 300+ individually purchasable creation assets, such as stickers, backgrounds, and overlays
$6.99/month (USD) special early bird price which will go up soon!
You can subscribe for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Multi-month subscriptions offer greater discounts, check the app for more details!
Benefits include everything in both the Supporter and Enhancer tier, plus:
- Save up to three creations as drafts that you can come back and edit
- Save up to 10 timelapse videos of you bringing your creations to life
- Get double the monthly engagement reward Sparkles each calendar month
Please note, for Sparklers outside the US, Apple automatically converts the pricing of the subscriptions into your local currency based on their determined exchange rate.
You will be charged by Apple for the subscription tier and period you select. Payment is tied to your Apple ID and the payment method you have connected to that Apple ID. Spark does not have any access to the data regarding your payment methods.
Your subscription will automatically renew through Apple unless you cancel your subscription at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.
You can go to your Apple device Settings --> Apple ID --> Subscriptions at any time to manage your subscription.
Sparkscriptions are handled entirely by Apple and comply with all Apple subscription purchase terms, rules, and policies. Only Apple can make changes to your subscription.
It may take a few minutes for your benefits to become available once you successfully subscribe. You can review your benefits in the Spark app Settings --> My subscription.
For all subscribers:
If your subscription is cancelled, you will only have access to your benefits until the end of your subscription term.
Your custom avatar border will be visible to both you and anyone who is viewing your avatar throughout the Spark app.
As you create publicly viewable creations in Spark they will be shared in recency order in the dedicated subscriber carousel in the Spark Inspiration Gallery.
For Enhancer and Devotee subscribers:
All creation assets, such as stickers, backgrounds and overlays, which are available for purchase will be free for your use in your creations while your subscription is active. This will include previously vaulted as well as current and future released creation assets. This does not include creation tools such as the glitter pen color palette, lights, vines, and banners.
For Devotee subscribers:
Creation drafts are saved on the Apple device you created them on. If you log into your Spark profile from a different device you will not have access to your previously saved drafts on that new device. If you delete the Spark app from the device you have stored your drafts, this will result in your drafts being deleted. Spark does not store your drafts and will not be able to recover them. You can replace your creation drafts at any time but can only have the maximum outlined for this subscription.
You can replace your timelapse videos at any time but can only save the maximum outlined for this subscription.
If you use Spark 15 days in a calendar month, you will unlock 5 extra reward Sparkles in addition to the standard 5 reward Sparkles. This criteria and reward may be adjusted at any time and you will be notified of any changes.
When you enter your email address when you first create a Spark profile, or when you log back in, you will tap a ‘send my link’ button in the app. Once you do that an email will be sent to the email address you provided. Open the email on the same device you are using Spark on. Then tap the ‘verify’ or ‘login’ button in the email and you will be taken back to the app logged in and ready to continue.
If for some reason you can’t access the email on the same device, or if you have an internet redirection on your email client, then you can use the 6-digit code in the same email and input that into the app directly instead, under 'already have a code'.
Finally, if you don’t see your email within a few minutes of requesting your link, please check your spam folder. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to ensure that you are able to get the magic link from Spark directly into your inbox. If still no luck, try entering your email address again into the app in case there was a typo. If you have parental controls enabled on your Apple device, ask your parents to go to contacts under your Screen Time > Always Allowed > Contacts > and then under Specific Contacts add email@example.com as well as firstname.lastname@example.org. This will allow us to contact you with your magic link to log into your profile as well as email you about any issues or changes to your profile.
If you have requested multiple access links please be sure to use the latest link sent as new links will expire previous ones.
Any other issues, please reach out to us at email@example.com and we’ll try to help you get them resolved so you can get back to creating as quickly as possible!
Our content moderators work hard to ensure that Spark is a safe space that is encouraging and specifically supportive of creativity. Spark moderators will remove any creation that violates our Code of Conduct. Decisions to remove creations are at our moderators’ discretion.
If your creation is removed we will send you an email to let you know.
If your profile has been locked, we first ask that you review the Code of Conduct and any emails we may have sent you regarding any potential guidelines you may have accidentally or intentionally violated. If you still have questions or believe you were unjustly locked out of your profile, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your profile may also be blocked if you are not eligible to join Spark at this time. Please refer to our Terms of Service for details on eligibility. Please note these may be different based on specific country.
Help the Spark Team remove any pesky bugs! Please fill out a bug report so we can quickly find a resolution!