Articles Tagged ‘apps’
After posting a 26% drop in 2012 holiday sales within its Nook division, Barnes & Noble has taken new measures to boost earnings that include signing content licensing partnerships with major Hollywood studios like Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount for the Nook Video platform.
Children’s app developer Toca Boca, the company behind open-ended play apps like Toca Tailor, is growing with the acquisition of Toronto-based zinc Roe and its Tickle Tap app series. The name of the 10-person company will change from zinc Roe to Sago Sago.
One of the things about working in the interactive space for a long time is that we’ve talked to tons of folks about their projects. When we talk about new projects that are launching, I ask a lot of questions about their digital strategy. Here are some ideas to address the most common mistakes and misconceptions that I see in digital strategies for app developers.
Blue’s Clues co-creator Traci Paige Johnson and feature film producer Caroline Baron, of Capote fame, have launched a new interactive children’s media company called yummico.
After my participation in the How Do I Get an App for That? session at iKids, Carla and I got to thinking about what kind of apps we’d like to have to help us navigate the future of the kids media landscape. Here’s our wish list of apps that would serve as our crystal balls into the transmedia future.
The 1990′s virtual pet game Tamagotchi is making a comeback in the form of an app for Android devices. As the first mobile offering under the new Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. (Love Is Fun Everywhere) brand, the app is a recreation of the original egg-shaped toy that launched in 1997 and has since sold more than 79 million units worldwide.
Fifteen companies across web, mobile and video were recognized this evening at the first annual iKids Awards held in New York today. The awards, designed to celebrate the best digital offerings for preschoolers and kids ages six and up, precede the annual Kidscreen Awards that will take place this Wednesday at Kidscreen Summit.