August 11, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - iStoryTime, a publisher of children's storybooks for the iPhone and iPad, announced today the launch of a groundbreaking app for deaf children - a vivid audio-visual presentation of "Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy" that includes a sign-language interpretation. The app is the first of its kind, paving the way for many more cutting-edge products to assist this underserved population.
"We are extremely proud to release the first-ever children's book app for the deaf community," said iStoryTime co-Founder, Woody Sears. "Our goal is to use technology to make children's books accessible and entertaining and we are delighted to be involved in the production of a book that will provide deaf children with the opportunity to read the popular 'Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy' story."
iStoryTime's book apps, which can be downloaded directly to an iPhone or iPod touch or iPad, are simple to use and known for their creativity, illustrations, narrations and animation. Options for narrations on different stories include voices of adults, kids, and characters. The narration can also be turned off so that parents can read to kids. iStoryTime books are available globally for $.99-$2.99 (USD) in the iPhone App Store in 80 countries.
iStoryTime is part of FrogDogMedia, LLC. The company was founded in 2009 by two fathers and an uncle who love to have fun with their families. Driven by a passion to make children's books more accessible and entertaining, iStoryTime is the pioneer of children's book apps for the iPhone. The organization has created a new medium for established and first time authors to showcase their work at no expense. The new publishing platform provides parents with a library of compelling children's books available anytime, anywhere. Copyright (C) 2009-2010 FrogDogMedia, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.