August 26, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Pleasantville, New York - Artgig Studio, a boutique interactive agency in Westchester, NY, in combination with Moms With Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers, is offering their popular language arts app, Shake-a-Phrase, for free today, Friday 8/26. The App Friday promotion coincides with the release of a major app update - the addition of an all new Sports theme. The new theme adds over 350 new words to the fun and silly word game, expanding the total vocabulary to over 2,000 words. This is an exceptional back-to-school offer, as Shake-a-Phrase normally sells for $1.99 in the App Store.
A featured iTunes "Write Away" Back to School App, Shake-a-Phrase combines physical device shaking with hilarious randomly generated sentences in a game for kids ages eight and up. But fun is only part of the appeal. The app actively engages kids in reading and building vocabulary during the course of play, while the Quiz Me game strengthens their understanding of parts of speech. A Story Starter mode gets the creative juices flowing, setting up silly scenarios and encouraging kids to imagine what happens next.
The vocabulary list of more than 2,000 words was compiled by teachers and parents, and includes a broad range of age-appropriate, interesting and entertaining words. In addition to the new Sports theme which has its own dictionary, Shake-a-Phrase offers four distinct content flavors to customize learning: Animals, Monster, Fairytale and a Starter theme.
Artgig President, Matthew Kicinski, says, "As a sports fan, this theme has been especially fun to work on and I've learned new sports terms in the process - I had no idea what a spelunker was before this. We've been able to take everything we've learned about Shake-a-Phrase over the last few months and really polish the content for the best possible results. I really think this theme could be the best yet and we're adding it to Shake-a-Phrase for free - just to keep parents, teachers and kids shaking into the new school year."
Artgig Studio, LLC, is a full-service interactive company based in Pleasantville, NY. Founded in 2002, by Matthew Kicinski, Artgig is a complete development team, with over 15 years experience in creating custom websites, mobile apps, games, and tools for a variety of clients and industries. Notable Artgig clients include: John F Kennedy Library, Turtle Pond Publications, and musician/author Chris Tarry. Copyright (C) 2011 Artgig Studio, LLC. 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.