December 5, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Richmond, California - Award-winning children's production company, Purple Button Media, today is pleased to announce the release of The Story Home application for the iPhone. The app comes with 3 stories and gives users the opportunity to own 72 of The Story Home's acclaimed children's audio stories. Endorsed by the American Library Association, and downloaded one million times worldwide, The Story Homes' charming tales have fans in over 160 countries.
"At The Story Home we deliver the oldest art on earth -storytelling- to the newest technologies in the world. Families are moving at such a fast pace, multitasking, driving, shopping, that each moment of the day is filled with going somewhere or doing something. Children fall into these same patterns and relaxing down time has become a luxury. That's where our stories come in. Parents and children are drawn in to the magic of a good story. It creates space in our busy lives", explains executive producer and The Story Home co-founder Sharon Rogan Scofield.
"We've re-mastered the entire collection and added sound effects to many of our classic and original children's stories presenting them in a fairy tale design with enchanting graphics " continues Scofield, "and this is just the beginning of creating an extraordinary application experience for families; our goal is to delight and inspire children's imaginations' through out the world.
Co-founder Alan Scofield, the beloved voice of The Story Home, is the creator of the original tales and adaptations of timeless classics, preserving the high art of storytelling in the new digital age. The Scofield's select stories based on their educational and entertainment value.
The Story Home apps features include 72 stories, which are organized into 14 categories, search-able by author or title. Each week, the top 10 most popular stories are recommended as a guide to the listener. Users can also share information about the app with a friend via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook. A bookmark feature allows the user to keep their place in a paused story, and the "My Library" feature allows the user to collect and store their favorite tales. A colorful picture and vivid descriptions explain each story.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 63.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Story Home 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. The Story Home iPhone app comes with 3 popular kids tales already installed. Additional stories can be purchased in-app for .99 each, and when the user buys two tracks, a third track is included free.
Purple Button Media dba The Story Home was created in 2007 by Northern California educators and performing artists, Sharon and Alan Scofield, in order to publish and distribute their original and adapted classic children's stories to friends and family who requested content on a regular basis. Known for their quality of product, and Alan's voice of the storyteller, listeners have commented on how the stories have changed their lives for the better. The company's mission is to delight and inspire children and their families, throughout the world, offering an authentic place for curiosity, and self discovery and believe that the imagination of a child is a priceless resource and must be given time, encouragement, and education. Awarded the ALA "Outstanding Websites for Children" official seal, The Story Home is now a learning resource for schools and libraries around the world. Copyright (C) 2010 Purple Button Media. 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.