The question of how to make an app stand out on overcrowded digital shelves is a perpetual one. But a glance at apps currently proving to be successful for indie app developers, reveals that design truly matters. In fact, This week’s top paid smartphone apps for kids ages six to eight, as ranked by App Annie, are loaded with visually stunning graphics that captivate kids and get their imaginations going.
Corus is launching a series of TV Everywhere apps for its kids channels Treehouse, YTV and Teletoon, starting this spring. The cable channels’ Canadian linear subscribers will be able to stream and download shows like Mike the Knight (pictured) on the go.
In an effort to make animation easier to create and more accessible to the masses, L.A.-based cross-platform content creator Fuel Entertainment (Leafy Landings) is launching BrODDcast, a digital real-time puppetry and animation tool targeting YouTube creators and would-be entertainers.
In an effort to improve App Store discoverability for developers and parents, infant-focused media company BabyFirst has launched a developer partner program offering promotion and publicity through BabyFirst’s new mobile recommendation platform and TV network.
Further proving the power of digital content, infant-focused network BabyFirst TV is set to air The KneeBouncers Show, its first series based on an app property.
KreaKids at Egmont Publishing has developed and released Mia and Me – The Legend of Centopia, the first ever app based on the popular girl-skewing animated TV series Mia and Me from Lucky Punch (a joint venture between m4e and Gerhard Hahn), Rainbow and March Entertainment.
Our fall edition of iKids Digital is now available! We’re taking a look at the migration of virtual worlds to mobile, how to find success in the mobile education space, wearable tech for kids and much more.