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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.


Saban Brands hires Kendall Doty to grow digital business

Hub Network’s former executive director of digital Kendall Doty has been appointed by Saban Brands as its new VP of digital and will look to grow the company’s digital services and products across online, mobile, apps, games, social media and e-commerce.


Is this the age of the Instasode? ShowMobile is banking on it

ShowMobile, a new mobile platform that integrates original content and social media activity, shows potential through rich advertising opportunities as well as collaborations with influential stars. But the app – especially if it carves out a new niche – is as much a sign of how entertainment execs are adapting to where kids are, as opposed to re-directing them back to traditional mediums.


Star Wars meets user-generated content in iPad app

George Lucas may have some competition on his hands. Star Wars fans have a new way to re-create the films’ fantasies thanks to Disney Publishing’s new line of Star Wars Scene Maker customization apps.


Talking Tom pulls in new licensing partners

Fans of mobile brand Talking Tom and Friends will see a raft of new merchandise available later this year, as Cyprus-based entertainment company Outfit7 has revealed a slate of new licensing deals that will see the entertainment phenomenon head deeper into offline retail markets.


Extreme Football scores new TV deals and app launch

As the World Cup kicks off today, Zodiak Kids has inked a raft of new deals with international broadcasters and announced an app release for its CGI animated sports series Extreme Football.


ILook aims to monetize YouTube channels on mobile

YouTube creators looking for an easy way to create a branded mobile app have a new tool at their disposal thanks to ILook, which converts YouTube channels into mobile TV apps.


What Apple’s WWDC 2014 actually means for kids apps

This week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference keynote focused on software and design, with a lot of attention paid to new and improved operation systems. But there were also some important developments for those working on kids’ apps and entertainment, and Ian Douthwaite, CEO of UK-based development studio and youth agency Dubit, offers five key takeaways that will impact the children’s mobile space.


Disney enhances, brings Spanish-language content to WATCH apps

Disney has made some enhancements to its WATCH services that include access to Radio Disney, the ability to play games on Android and Kindle Fire devices, and the launch of Disney Junior en Español.


Talking tech, with a first-generation accent

Over Memorial Day weekend, I spent three blissfully lazy days with a group of my closest friends at the beach. It gave me the opportunity to observe how, how often, why, and how well we Boomers play with technology.




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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