Elmo may have a target on his head at next week’s App Developers Conference. He and other well-known characters share an increasingly strong presence in the kids mobile space. But what about apps based on lesser known IPs? Jay Schiffman, president of New Jersey-based Dreamkind and a speaker at the conference, believes the key to survival – and success – from this group hinges on three simple rules.
In celebration of Elmo’s birthday tomorrow, a collection Sesame Street titles featuring popular characters such as Grover, Elmo and Abby are now available to Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color customers in North America.
In a move to help children develop literacy skills through mobile technologies, Sesame Workshop has branched further into the app world by launching two interactive book apps for Nokia Symbian smartphones.
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.