August 7, 2010 in Reference (E)
[prMac.com] Mesa, Arizona - LEARN2MAKE LLC, the company behind the popular iPhone app LEARN2MAKE Balloon Animals, today is pleased to announce the release of a free version of the app titled, LEARN2MAKE Balloon Animals Lite for iPhone and iPod touch.
Emilia Queiroz, Owner of LEARN2MAKE LLC explains, "We feel the timing is right to release this free version of the app in the Education category of the App Store. There are already apps with Balloon Animals that you can play and interact with on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, namely Balloonimals and the recently released Balloonimals HD. LEARN2MAKE Balloon Animals Lite is different than those apps. It teaches how to make Balloon Animals with true to life instructions. Because the app is free, more people will have the opportunity to learn the joys of Balloon Animal Twisting!" Since its release 2 days ago, the app has been featured as "New & Noteworthy" in the Games->Educational category of the App Store.
LEARN2MAKE Balloon Animals Lite teaches users how to make balloon animals step-by-step with 3D animations. The app utilizes the processing power of the iPhone to render the Balloon Animal Instructions in 3D and in real-time. This technology allows users to swipe their finger across the screen and rotate the balloons in order to view them from any angle. It also allows users to pinch their fingers to zoom the model in and out. One review on the App Store reads,"The ability to zoom and rotate the 3d view is incredibly cool." It is also possible to tilt the iPhone to rotate the Balloons. Queiroz explains,"It's like playing a video game to learn Balloon Animal Twisting!"
The app includes 2 animated balloon animal instructions; a Dog and a Sword, and 2 animated instructions for basic twists; the Sausage Twist, and Tulip Twist. The basic twist instructions include animated hands to help the user understand how to successfully twist the balloons without popping them or having them come undone.
Balloons and Inflation pumps are readily available. Queiroz shares the reasoning behind the app this way, "There are Balloons for Twisting in nearly every pharmacy and grocery store. Usually these balloons come with an inflation pump, but no clear instructions about how to make the animals. With LEARN2MAKE Balloon Animals Lite, everyone with an iPhone or iPad will now have good clear instructions to twist balloons into a Dog or a Sword. Hopefully once people experience the joy of creating simple shapes, they will be interested to learn more shapes with the full version of 'LEARN2MAKE Balloon Animals.'"
"LEARN2MAKE Balloon Animals Lite" has been optimized and compressed for faster downloads. It is just under 20 mb and so it can be downloaded over the wireless network of the US iPhone carrier AT&T. The app can also be downloaded over wifi directly to a device. Desktop users can download the app through iTunes.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 19.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
LEARN2MAKE Balloon Animals Lite 1.01 is available free of charge and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Because the app is instructional in nature, LEARN2MAKE will send members of the press balloons and an inflation pump upon request to aid in reviewing the app. Visit LEARN2MAKE online for details.
LEARN2MAKE is a small team of entertainers, graphic artists, animators, and programmers. LEARN2MAKE utilizes industry standard software and talent to create 3D animated instructional software for mobile devices and the web. Copyright (C) 2010 LEARN2MAKE 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.