July 9, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Denver, Colorado - Third Chicken today is pleased to announce their 4th of July release, Shake the States for iPhone 1.0, has earned a place in Apple's New & Noteworthy category. The app, a US geography game, was created from a partnership with ZunZun Books. It was conceived when the president of ZunZun Books, Bernadette Szost, was reflecting on her past move from Great Britain to the United States. She recalls buying a wooden US puzzle to help introduce herself to the culture and geography of the US.
Special features have been added to the game to accommodate for the smaller iPhone screen, making the game as fun and educational as the iPad version. The New England States and Mid-Atlantic states are designed to enlarge for presentation and then shrink to orient themselves correctly on the map. State names are pronounced when the puzzle pieces are selected for placement on the game board. Level 2 presents a game board without the state's outlines, challenging even adults. Kids enjoy watching adults play Level 2, making it a multi-generational game. The iPad version has been a popular product with the elementary schools since February 2011.
* Engaging puzzle piece animations
* 2 levels of play
* State name pronunciation
* Special accommodations for the smaller iPhone screen
* Compatible with iPhone
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 9.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Shake the States for iPhone 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Third Chicken provides discounts to educational institutions.
Third Chicken is an independent creator of educational children's multimedia applications and eBooks. It was founded, in Boulder, CO, by two entrepreneurs in November, 2010, who have seen technology significantly improve their children's educations. They are working to move the bell curve to the right by deriving effective educational products from emerging technologies. Third Chicken's products have been featured in Apple's New and Noteworthy, Favorites, and What's Hot categories. Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Third Chicken, Inc. 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.