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Generation touchscreen: The top 5 apps for under-fives

The touchscreen generation: those now growing up learning to swipe before they can talk. As parental pass back of smartphones and tablets continues to increase, apps designed for toddlers and preschoolers continue to proliferate. iKids Weekly looks into the top five apps for kids ages five and under, across six countries – the next generation of app consumers.


Gruffalo jumps into SVOD with Hopster

It’s the week of the little guys taking on SVOD giants. While PlayKids readies for battle with its 2.0 release and new kids shows, the UK-based preschool learning and TV app Hopster is also encroaching on Netflix territory.


DramaFever amps up kids content

The head of marketing at DramaFever talks expansion and curating content for the international video service’s new kids vertical, including its summer line-up kicking off with Millimages’ 64 Zoo Lane.


Crafting up kids content: Amazon debuts Annedroids

Bicycle-adorned carousels, high-tech hammocks and a junkyard full of materials just waiting to be turned into quirky inventions. These are just some of the features Kidscreen encountered while visiting the set of Annedroids, the latest original kids series produced for Amazon’s Prime video streaming service.


Welcome to Guru Arcade, game on!

In a move to further strengthen its interactive output with more original game development, Toronto Canada’s Guru Studio has launched a new division entitled Guru Arcade.


Google, Netflix and Amazon to present at Canuck regulatory hearings

Good content can find success online without regulation – that’s the message VOD services are presenting to Canadians this fall.


Magazine

Check out the summer edition iKids Digital! We’ve got the scoop on app market consolidation, how technology is changing the Maker Movement and where to find some of the most innovative startups in North America.

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