June 8, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Sydney, Australia - In celebration of participating in Friday's Moms With Apps' App Friday promotion, the creators of the Treasure Kai book app have put the app on sale from Friday June 10 to Sunday June 12 - for just $.99 (USD), down from the usual $4.99 (USD) price.
Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island is unique among book apps because it uses interactive, non linear storytelling; a twist on the choose-your-adventure format. As a result, Digital Storytime has named this app in its Top 10 Most Original and Top 10 Most Innovative Use of Interactivity books for iPad. Plus Treasure Kai was on their son's Top 10 personal favorites list too.
Adapted from the Gold Mom's Choice Award winning book, Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island, the book app sends kids on a treasure hunt for gold by having kids tap treasure chests to reveal exciting adventure stories or the lost treasure. With thousands of ways to find the gold, they never know when they'll strike it rich, for hours of reading fun. See the trailer at the Treasure Kai website.
"Not only do moms give themselves the gift of guilt-free screen time, they get hundreds of books for the price of one inexpensive app," said author and creator of Treasure Kai, Karen Guinn Robertson. "That's because children co-create a new story with the book app each and every time they interact with it. It's nearly impossible for them to have the same experience twice."
Available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Treasure Kai features:
* Thousands of ways to reach the gold treasure
* Text highlighting
* Read-to-me or self-read options
* Cinematic sound effects
* Dramatic original score
* Touch-triggered animations
* Edited by a speech pathologist and literacy tutor to ensure appropriate reading levels.
The book app is seamlessly integrated with a dedicated website so kids can dive deeper into the experience. They can watch Fun Fact Videos, peek behind the scenes to see how book apps are made and play the Treasure Kai video game, all for free.
Ideal for boys and girls aged 4-9.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later
* 43.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island 1.0.3 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) June 10-12, regularly $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Located in Sydney, Australia, Treasure Bound Books Pty Ltd creates interactive books apps and companion online content for kids. The developer is committed to bringing children all over the world dynamic digital reading experiences that inspire a love for reading. All Material and Software (C) 2011-2007 Treasure Bound Books Pty Ltd / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.