zuuka Founder Woody Sears to Speak at Launch Pad on Tablet Revolution

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[prMac.com] Santa Barbara, California / Frankfurt - Woody Sears, founder of zuuka, will speak today at the Launch 'Pad Tablet Conference about the "Tablet Revolution" and is joined by 20 of the most important tablet companies in the industry. zuuka paved the way for high quality mobile children's book apps through its iStoryTime digital publishing label with top grossing titles such as The Smurfs, How to Train Your Dragon, Transformers Mix & Match and Kung Fu Panda 2 digital storybooks.

Hosted by founder of Launch Jason Calacanis, the all-day event is being held at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Conference Center in Mountain View, Calif. The conference features speakers from 20 of the most important startups and products in the tablet space including GDGT, Evernote, Immersion, AOL Editions, Zite, Conde Nast, Unity Technologies, 955 Dreams, TripLinngo, UrbanSpoon and more.

"With numerous top-rated digital storybooks on the iPad and NOOK Color, we're honored to be chosen to speak alongside today's tablet innovators," said Woody Sears, founder of zuuka. "Tablets have opened up an enormous opportunity to deliver an even more immersive user experience, which our design and development team has executed beautifully time and time again."

The conference aims to discuss the impact these tablet devices will have on television, movies, education, news, books, health and entertainment. As well as explore what products will succeed on which platforms and discuss the Kindle Fire, what the iPad 3 will be like among others.

zuuka, based in the US and Germany, has been specializing in digital children's content from the start, and holds a market leading position now - working with large international publishers such as Random House, Harper Collins, Thienemann and Carlsen. zuuka apps stand out due to high quality in content, design, and performance. The company's growing library through publishing label iStoryTime features over 130 storybook apps and eBooks in 80 different countries.

Among the hottest properties are the Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Smurfs movie storybooks and Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch, zuuka's latest partnership with HarperCollins Children's Books. This is the first time the little yellow puppy has been featured digitally with animations cover-to-cover. zuuka also just launched a mutual project with Germany's second largest TV Channel, the ZDF, which brings "Claude", the young polar bear ("Fun with Claude") to the iPad.

iStoryTime brings the joy of a kids' book to the convenience of the iPhone, iPad and iPod(R) touch and Barnes and Noble NOOK Color and Amazon tablets. iStoryTime books are illustrated and narrated, so children can enjoy the book even when parents are busy. Best of all, the apps are simple to use because they are designed for kids two-years and up.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 44.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Smurfs Movie Storybook 1.0.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

zuuka is the digital publisher of iTalk Smurf and 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.com, 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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