April 23, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Richmond, Virginia - BV Software LLC today is pleased to announce its KidKeys App for iPad is now available on the App Store. KidKeys is a colorful custom keyboard on your iPad that connects with your computer and makes it easy for kids to type. KidKeys can be used with any word processing program like Word or Notepad or for e-mails to Grandma or inside your child’s favorite games. Little hands will appreciate its big, bright buttons. And all the confusing keyboard functions have been stripped out, leaving only the basics to make typing simple for children learning how to read.
“It’s a fun tool that introduces kids to typing,” says Marcus McConnell, developer. “My four year old likes to type his name on the computer, but he gets confused about where the keys are because they’re not in alphabetical order. Now he doesn’t get confused anymore, and he thinks it’s a game.”
The KidKeys interface supports upper and lower case letters, numbers 0-9, simple punctuation marks including periods, commas, question marks and exclamation marks, a space bar, return tab and delete key. After downloading the required free server software, the iPad can simply be placed next to your computer and KidKeys will work wirelessly. Kids can type letters, words and sentences on your iPad and they will appear seamlessly on the computer screen.
If you'd like to create your own custom keyboards, keep an eye out for the upcoming CustomKeys App. CustomKeys will be available soon and you can start creating your own keyboards today at customkeysapp.com.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires free server software for Mac or PC downloaded from customkeysapp.com
* Requires Mac OSX 10.5 or later or .NET 3.5 or later for PC
* Internet connectivity
* 5.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
KidKeys – iPad Edition 1.0 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amounts in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Marcus McConnell is the Founder and President of BV Software LLC, makers of small business e-commerce solutions since 2001. This is his first foray into iPhone/iPad development. Copyright (C) 2001-2010 BV Software LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.