January 25, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Farnham, United Kingdom - Apps Mobilis today is proud to introduce "The Hare and the Tortoise" which is a great story for young children and their new animated audiobook for iPhone and iPod Touch. Designed specifically to leverage the iPhone's unique abilities and peerless interface, The Hare and the Tortoise is a Moving Audio(TM) book based on the classic fable by Aesop. This is the second in a series of the company's "Moving Audio(TM)" range of audiobooks.
This is a specially commissioned re-telling of the classic fable by Aesop and is about a race between a hare and a tortoise. The race takes place in Green Tree forest and follows the trials and tribulations of Henry Hare and Thomas Tortoise.
Whether keeping the little ones occupied on journeys, or helping them learn to read, The Hare and the Tortoise features a compelling narrated story, with beautifully illustrated images. Illustrations actually move around and zoom in and out of the screen while they listen to the narration, and offers a unique way to keep young children engaged. Additionally, the application contains the full book, so once it is downloaded there is no need for an internet connection.
The story scrolls across the bottom of the screen with the current word highlighted as it is read, and the story can be paused and resumed at any time. The "Read to me" lets a child enjoy enjoy this wonderful story. Children will enjoy listening to the different voices in the specially recorded narration. The "I'll read" mode lets a child read at their own pace. As they read the story for themselves, they just touch the word as they read it; the illustrations will change with each chapter but they will not be fully animated so that there is no visual distraction while they read.
* Compelling, animated illustrations and story line
* Serves to help enhance reading skills for young children, 3 thru 8
* Two Modes for learning: "Read to me" and "I'll read"
* Does not require an internet connection
"Young children are under-represented with apps in the app store," said Adrian Nelson, founder of Apps Mobilis. "Based on my experience with my own children, I know how important it is to stimulate a child to learn to read - which must be just about the most important life skill a parent can teach their child. In order to help children learn to read and associate word sounds with letters, I felt it important to highlight the word as they were being read in the narration and then give the child the option of trying to read it at their own pace as well without narration."
* iPhone or iPod Touch 2.2.1 or later
* 15.4 Mb
Pricing and Availability:
The Hare and the Tortoise 1.0 by Adrian Nelson is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store under the Books category.
Located in historic Farnham, United Kingdom, Apps Mobilis is a privately held company founded in 2009 by independent developer Adrian Nelson. As a well known software vendor in the field of PDF utilities (Utility Warrior) for the Windows platform, Apps Mobilis is a new and exciting direction devoted to the development of high quality solutions specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms. Copyright (C) 2009 Apps Mobilis. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.