iStoryTime, the largest library of mobile children’s book Apps, today announces a $2 million Series A investment. The investment allows the company to quickly expand their domestic and international library of 100 plus books in 80 countries. The investment allows the company to expand distribution of the content to additional mobile platforms. The investment finalizes the merger between Santa Barbara-based FrogDogMedia and Germany’s zuuka GmbH which have combined under the zuuka Group name.
Today at Comic-Con International 2011, Ape Entertainment and ZeptoLab, developers of Cut the Rope, one of the top selling iPhone, iPod touch and iPad game apps of all-time, announced a new licensing agreement to create a series of digital comic books based on the popular game. The comic series will explore the yet untold backstory of the game’s endearing hero, Om Nom, building upon his adventures in the popular mobile game.
Beach-Rak Medicine LLC today releases Master Diagnostician Series: Approach to Anemia in the Adult Patient 1.0 for iOS. The first release of the Master Diagnostician Series: Approach to Anemia in the Adult Patient, is a educational tool for differentiating the many causes of anemia and its management from a hematologist’s point-of-view. It includes an algorithm to help discriminate between subtle nuances of the many anemia etiologies.
Application Systems North America today announces Dragon Dictate for Mac: Watch and Learn video training guide by Dan Newman. This new series of twelve Quicktime video lessons by speech recognition expert Dan Newman shows you how to get the most from Dragon Dictate. You will learn how to get up and running quickly, expert tips and techniques for accurate dictation, and much more. It’s like having a friend at your side to guide you in learning Dragon Dictate.
MEI will host a live online broadcast of its May 25 Pro Pub Series tour stop for publishers, designers, corporate teams and decision-makers interested in getting content to tablets such as Apple’s iPad. Broadcast live from the Adobe Briefing Center in New York City, MEI’s free Tablet Publishing Now! webinar offers anyone who couldn’t make it to previous Pro Pub Series events another chance to see the industry’s best tools and techniques for tablet publishing in action.
Mimo Films announces that Mario Pochat’s internationally acclaimed award winning short film Bye Bye! is now available as an animated series on iTunes for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch fans all over the world. There are ten episodes in total. The first four-minute episode, Spanglish, is available for free in English and Spanish. The original 3D version is available for free as well. It is written for animation fans of all ages to enjoy.
Vancouver based ComboApp is excited to announce the enthusiastic customer reception of its first two MAC App Store applications, Pocket MBA: Learning Studio & Financial Solutions. These titles, both originally from the publisher’s esteemed Learning-To-Go mobile education series. Financial Solutions provides a completely user-controlled mLearning experience, incorporating a full collegiate level course textbook, a diverse variety of interactive flashcards, and comprehensive self-tests in one app.
Imaginatronics today introduces An Amazing Day at the Zoo 1.0, the first product in its Learning Infinity Suite of education apps for children. Intended for children 10 and younger, “An Amazing Day at the Zoo,” is an innovative and interactive iPad application about a young girl’s visit to the zoo. This education app follows the main character’s journey as she learns about animals, birds and reptiles, taking advantage of the interactive features that the iPad and other tablets offer.
BreakThru Radio is pleased to announce the premier of its new web-TV show, Dubway Days, that documents the creative process of the best musicians and songwriters working today. The show is about the magic that happens when two artists are thrown together in a recording studio to write and record a song in a single day. Filmed in NYC’s renowned Dubway Studios, the artists have access to the best recording resources available and the best engineers in the business.
Flurry, a leader in acquisition, retention and monetization services for more than 35,000 companies building iPhone applications raises Series C financing of $15 million to accelerate build out of services. The round was led by Menlo Ventures with participation from existing investors, including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, InterWest, First Round Capital and Union Square Ventures. Sonja Hoel Perkins, Menlo Ventures Managing Director, will join Flurry’s board of directors.
Colorado based Riptide Games today announces iLookChristmas 1.4.1 for iPhone and iPod touch devices. iLookChristmas is a free app that lets users add a holiday theme to any of their photos. Users can turn anyone in their pictures into Santa, Elves, Reindeer or snowman in addition to many other items available to make their photos more festive. Completed pictures can then be shared with family via Facebook, Twitter, email or saved to the device photo album for later.
iEvilGames today announces Art Shake 1.0 for iOS. The Art Shake series of apps are a great start into the world of wonderful art, and serves to be a constantly expanding resource for people to discover great art. Give your iPhone a shake and it will randomly choose an art piece for you to view, tap the work for more info on the artist, and repeat, simple. Art Shake takes the viewer out of their comfort zone and exposes them to art forms and artists they may never have discovered.
iPhone app and music development company Kiboomu today announces Old MacDonald Piano 1.1 for iPhone and iPod touch, the latest app from their successful award-winning Piano series. Old MacDonald Had a Farm introduces children to playing piano and reading music in a fun, easy way. Press the start button and sing along. Children can easily follow the lighted keys or match the colorful music notes to the piano keys. hear the song played on a banjo, xylophone, harp, flute, bells and much more.
AMIGO Family Games and iPhSoft Mobile Development presents Halli Galli 1.0.2, the new game series for iPhone and iPod touch. A bell in the middle of the table and a stack of cards for each player. That’s all you need to play a game of Halli Galli. The 2 to 4 players take turns turning over the cards in front of them. Varying numbers of bananas, plums, strawberries and limes show on the cards. When exactly five fruits of the same kind can be seen, players race to be the first to ring the bell.