zuuka Launches iTalk Smurf on iPhone and iPod touch

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[prMac.com] Santa Barbara, California / Frankfurt, Germany - zuuka, publishers of iStoryTime, the largest library of mobile children's book apps, today launched iTalk Smurf, which is now available on Apple's iPhone and iPod(R) touch in the App Store for $.99. iTalk Smurf features Clumsy Smurf, who is able to repeat exactly what the user says with a funny and cute smurfy voice. The application also allows the user to record Clumsy's voice and save an animated 3D-like video to their photo library.

iTalk Smurf creates an opportunity for everyone to talk and look like the little blue creatures we've all come to know and love. Along with iTalk Smurf's integration of speech recognition, the application offers hilarious animations of Clumsy which are initiated when a user tickles, pokes or pets him in his smurfy blue belly, head, elbows, knees and toes, knees and toes. Users can interact with Clumsy while recording voice for hilarious viral video potential.

"iTalk Smurf puts a fun twist on a classic story and we're delighted to offer such an entertaining app alongside our library of children's storybooks," said Graham Farrar, founder of zuuka. "We're excited to showcase our in-house cutting-edge development capabilities with the iTalk label and are looking forward to continuing to evolve how users interact with mobile applications."

Application Highlights:
* Speak to Clumsy and he will repeat everything with a smurfy voice
* Users are able to record short videos of their interaction with Clumsy and save them to their library
* Poke, tickle and discover all the funny animations and sounds Clumsy will do and make (sneeze, laugh, groan and more)
* Fans will be speaking Smurf in no time

IMPS is the owner of the rights to produce audio-visual works based on the Smurf(TM) universe and of the Smurf(TM) worldwide licensing rights. IMPS is controlled by the heirs of Pierre Culliford, better known under his pseudonym Peyo, the author/creator of the Smurfs(TM).

Device requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* iOS 4.1 or higher
* 17.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iTalk Smurf 1.0.1 is $.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Entertainment category.

zuuka is publisher of iTalk and its publishing label iStoryTime - an interactive storytelling experience delivered to the convenience of your mobile device - which features a series of illustrated and narrated books created by parents for kids. iStoryTime books have been highlighted in the New York Times, LA Times, CBS Early Show, theiPhoneMom, CNET and is decorated with PTPA Media's Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval and the Children's Technology Review's Editor's Choice Award. With over 100 titles to choose from including favorites such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Peter Pan and Binky the Pink Elephant, iStoryTime books are an excellent tool for both educating and entertaining children ages two years and up. These storybooks can be enjoyed in several different modes ranging from automatic to manual, depending upon the development and preferences of the user. Copyright (C) 2011 zuuka. 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.


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