June 14, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Stockholm, Sweden - Based on illustrator Malin Rosenqvist's unique pictures and style, the Swedish app developer Wombi has created an app for kids with a circus theme. The app "A Day At The Circus" contains one story and 20 mini games. The main idea behind "A Day At The Circus" was to use the app format in order to create a digital circus experience which is more than a traditional story book or a computer game.
For example, children can have the story read for them and help the clown to stand on his hands by tilting the iPhone or iPad in the correct direction. The narrator and voice instructions mean that children can use the app on their own without needing an older person's help.
"A Day At The Circus" is Wombi's most ambitious app so far. The process to develop the app has been hard and time consuming. It all began with five blank sheets of paper. Illustrator Malin Rosenqvist was then instructed to create five circus pictures of her own choice. Based on these pictures a story, animations and the resulting games have been developed.
To create an entire app's artwork and design, content and functions based on a couple of finished illustrations has been a technical and creative challenge. The final result is, on the other hand, a children's app with a totally unique design and content, says Markus Wedenborn, one of the creators.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 42.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Suiting children from 3 years age, A Day At The Circus 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. There is also a free lite version available. In the paid version, the entire circus experience with the story and all the games are included, while the lite version only contains the story. The full and lite versions are available in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese and Swedish.
mbi was founded in January 2011 and released its first app in March. The company consists of three childhood friends who share the ambition to create fun and educational apps for kids. Wombi produces entertaining and educational apps for kids in all ages. New products such as tablet computers and smart phones offer brand new opportunities to read, learn and play - simply interacting with information. The company aims to seize this opportunity to create apps where entertainment and education go hand in hand. Copyright (C) 2011 Wombi. 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.