June 2, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Freienbach village, Switzerland - JustKidsApps, an innovative mobile e-book developer, has today announced a recent update of Heidi Part I for the iPad. Running on iOS 4.2 or later, this dynamic interactive e-book was created specifically for young children still developing their reading skills. Sporting vibrant illustrations, interactive touch-controlled story elements, and bilingual narration options, it comes as little wonder that Heidi Part I has been embraced by App savvy parents. This popularity has pushed the app into iTunes' coveted "What's Hot" Book categories in both the US and Swiss markets. Improved for ease of use, Heidi Part I Version 1.1 is currently available for download on the Apple App Store for $3.99 (USD). Heidi Part II will follow shortly, the planned release date is June, 24th.
Recently updated to include German Localization features and an increased 'Tap Region' to ensure even the youngest of users can use the app without trouble, Heidi Part I brings the magical first entry in Johanna Spyri's Heidi series brilliantly to life on the iPad. In Heidi Part I, Heidi lives happily with her grandfather in the quiet mountains, until one day her Aunt Dete takes her to Frankfurt. Heidi Part I was designed to bring this classic tale to young readers in a way that stays true to the essence of the story, while simultaneously utilizing clear and simple language together with vivid illustrations to ensure kids will be able to read through and understand the app's narrative with ease.
Heidi Part I was created first and foremost to engage children. To this end, the app includes bilingual auto-narration options - available in German or English - to give youngsters a chance to lean back and take in Heidi's story even if they find portions hard to get through by themselves. To keep things fresh, the app includes a number of interactive characters, animals, and objects that will respond to the users' touch by making unique sounds as well. Indeed taken as a whole, Heidi Part I seems to represent a perfect solution for parents who want their children to experience the timeless allure of this classic children's tale with all the added benefits and interactive appeal the iPad's unique digital platform provides.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.2 or later
* 70.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Heidi Part I for iPad 1.1 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Founded by Katrin Draemann Barothy, JustKidsApps is a mobile applications developer committed to bringing children's books into the mobile arena via Apple's iPhone and iPad platforms. The studio is focused on transforming Germany and Swiss children's stories into interactive iOS e-books. (C) JustKidsApps 2011. 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.