Chicago based mobile app developer, Aesop Apps today announced the recent launch of Nightlight + Lullaby Songs & Sleep Sounds for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Built as a combined nightlight and sound-machine, the app provides soft light and soothing sounds to help children fall asleep at night. This app provides over a dozen lullaby songs and sleep sounds, as well as six night light images inspired by Aesop’s Fables. The app is available in nine global languages.
Human Body Detectives today announces Battle With The Bugs 2.4.1, their educational and entertaining iPad app. Authored by Dr. Heather Manley, kids ages 6 to 10 will love this series of award winning educational adventure stories which follow two “Human Body Detectives”, Merrin and Pearl, who magically enter different systems in the body to solve a health mystery and learn a bit of nutrition along the way.
Googly today introduces Merlin’s Magic Room HD 1.0, their new children’s entertainment app for iPad. Merlin’s Magic Room HD features three games designed to help children ages 3-6 improve their motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. The games have magical themes to engage young children and motivate them to touch and drag the objects they see onscreen. Merlin’s games are populated with friendly talking creatures like fairies, pixies, gnomes, mermaids, djins, flying pigs and unicorns.
ONTRI, a software and web company, today proudly introduces their first iPad app’s availability in the Apple App Store, Paintbyhand. It is an iPad app designed specifically for kids to have fun painting and coloring by hand, and easily save their artworks, share it with friends on Facebook, email to friends or submit to the Paintbyhand gallery which can be viewed on its website and fan page. Currently Paintbyhand has been downloaded by more than ten thousand users in its first month.
Understanding that a natural disaster can be particularly devastating for children, TouchyBooks collaborates with UNICEF’s office in Spain to create “Momotaro,” an interactive story that emphasizes helping those less fortunate and overcoming daunting challenges. With a majority of the eBook’s proceeds going to UNICEF’s work in Japan, “Momotaro” also allows a child to contribute in his or her own way to the relief effort.
Indie developer iEvilgames’ new app available for iOS was launched yesterday and the buzz is still building. With Squid Kid 1.1 looking at healthy app store downloads on it’s first day this new kind of platform game experience seems to be well received. iEvilGames Squid Kid shows healthy first day downloads and appears to be bucking the trend of indie developers getting lost in the crowd.
Brain Counts today announced that Apple has featured Ace Math Land – Animals Episode Series HD, their arithmetic educational iPad app for kids in the “New & Noteworthy” section. By solving 150 image puzzles, the app teaches kids basic addition, subtraction, and/or multiplication. The power of the app is the ability to adjust to the kid’s learning age and ability or to focus in on an appropriate lesson plan.
Cullen’s Abc’s today released Cullen’s Abc’s #1 | Children’s Videos & Songs 1.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Cullen’s Abc’s #1 is a fun new application, providing children, two to six years of age, a safe environment for browsing and watching the five most popular videos from the Cullen’s Abc’s collection, which help kids improve motor skills, memory and language. The app requires no internet connection and children are able to navigate the very easy-to-use interface by themselves.
Virginia based Pumpkin Approved today announces Goo Goo Zoo 1.0, its debut game for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Goo Goo Zoo is a fun, quirky children’s game which features baby animals reacting to touches. Each animal has an identifiable baby action that it performs when touched. Animal names are displayed on screen to help children learn to identify them. Goo Goo Zoo won’t make your children into geniuses, but it will keep them laughing.
BeiZ today introduces Staraoke 1.0 for iPhone and iPad. Staraoke is a unique and non-violent game that combines three things kids love: singing, games and friends! Staraoke lets children control a cartoon character on their screen by singing along to various songs. The software recognizes the singer’s pitch and keeps the character on the path unless you sing off key. Children will quickly develop their singing ability to win as many points as possible.
UK based Thumbstar Games hits the new and noteworthy section Dynamo Kid Touch 1.0 for iOS. Guide DynamoKid as he tries to collect as many stars as possible. Clear a path, remove baddies, destroy hazards and debri, and make DynamoKid jump. Platform gaming for the touch-age. DynamoKid Touch takes you back to the 8-bit and 16-bit era. It is a perfect fit for Apple’s handhelds because of its great, quick gameplay and retro visual style.
Pi’ikea St. LLC today announced the launch of a coloring contest at Color For iPods. The premise is simple: color for a chance to win an iPod touch to be awarded to a randomly selected winner. The coloring contest launches today, with a submission deadline of November 25th. Pi’ikea Street is the maker of the award winning Interactive Alphabet app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Interactive Alphabet was recently named iLounge’s Best Kids iPad app of the year.