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Divine design: The top 5 paid apps for kids six to eight

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.

Disney Junior rounds up more Sheriff Callie

After a successful app-first launch and television run, animated preschool series Sheriff Callie’s Wild West has been picked up for a second season by Disney Junior.

Corus takes on TV Everywhere apps for kids channels

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.

From paper to pixels

As schools and content producers continue to incorporate STEM learning concepts into curriculum and kids entertainment properties, a new St. Louis-based company called Pixel Press is developing apps for kids who may not be that into programming or coding, but still want to feed their open play and creative drives.

Ready for BrODDcast

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.

BabyFirst lends helping hand to app developers

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.

Dora’s Learning Adventure app lands in Taiwan

Viacom International Media Networks Asia has released a new Dora app in collaboration with Taomee and BlueArk.

Jake’s Treasure Trek flies to the App Store

One day into its launch, Disney Publishing’s Jake’s Treasure Trek app is number four on App Annie’s US paid iPhone/iPad app list for kids five and under.

BabyFirst TV to air first app-based series

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.

Mia and Me makes App Store debut

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.


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