February 28, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Seoul, Republic of Korea - YFactory today is pleased to introduce Hello Pettle 1.0 for iOS, their new Education toy for young children from newborns to three and a half years old. The app features 18 cute, wool knit animals that move and make sounds when touched or pressed, and are joined by small balls when shaken. With a total of 68 sounds and 73 motions, the interactive app is certain to keep young children in a happy mood. Since 80% of human brain development occurs by age three, it is important to provide as much positive, interactive, sensory stimuli as possible. Hello Pettle is a wonderful, educational toy that will stop a baby from crying, engage his or her curiosity, and make a perfect playmate.
What makes Hello Pettle stand out from other apps for very young children is the great care taken in its design. Modern computer graphics make it easy to quickly draw and shade images for young kids, but this app's characters have been created with loving care over many months. Each of the 18 heavy wool knit animal characters contains a variety of colors and textures that will capture the attention of young children. Small touches, like discrete stitching, various kinds of wools, and the use of wool velours as accents help make these pets truly lovable.
Every pet animal is alive and moves by itself. Arms, legs, mouth, eyes and more all move gently by themselves, and can be further moved by the child. Using sophisticated animation algorithms, when dragged downward each head returns to its normal position and then springs up and down repeatedly until it stops. Arms and legs behave as though on a rotary joint and accelerate and decelerate as they rotate, as if they were weighted on one end. Touching and pressing the animal's eyes, mouth, nose, and brow all produce various sounds and animated reactions. Shaking the iDevice brings down a different kind of ball for each animal to play with, and balls all have their own behavior.
* Impeccably designed toy animals in 18 types - a bat, cat, cow, chick, dog, elephant, fur seal, kangaroo, lion, monkey, mouse, owl, panda, penguin, pig, polar bear, sheep, and tiger
* Child-friendly graphics of high quality - smooth texture, cute designs, and fancy colors
* Various high quality sound effects – each toy animal makes different sounds when the mood changes
* A wide range of visual and aural interactions – includes touching, shaking, and pressing the toy animals
* Playing Ball mode - Each toy animal has its own ball and babies can play with the ball by shaking them (moving by gravitational interaction)
* Day & Night mode - bright or dim display helps child stay awake or helps them to go to sleep
"Hello Pettle will naturally calm and entertain your young child," commented Yong Nam Kim of YFactory. "They love interacting with all 18 different animals and discovering all the ways each animal can move and all the sounds they can make." He added, "We know from modern neuroscience that each experience creates and strengthens a unique neural pathway for each child. The baby's surrounding environment and the care received greatly affect how these connections are formed. Hence, when more stimuli are provided for the baby, their natural brain development, intelligence, coordination, attention, and creativity are all enhanced."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 14.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Hello Pettle 1.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Seoul, South Korea, YFactory is an iOS App development company that was launched in 2008. They develop kid's apps, utility apps, and ebook apps. They keep users up to date on additions to YFactory iPhone/iPad Apps, exclusive promotions, and much more. They can be followed on Twitter. Copyright (C) 2008-2012 YFactory 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.