April 10, 2009 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Cambridge, MA - Viximo, premier provider of world-class virtual goods and social networking applications for the iPhone(R) and iPod(R) Touch, today announces two additional applications to the Viximo App Network - Farm Piano and Lucky Touch. Both social applications represent a "first" for Viximo with Farm Piano as the company's first app designed for kids and Lucky Touch as the first independently-created app developed by freelance designer, Peter Sziraki.
"Out of the nearly 30,000 iPhone and iPod Touch applications available to date, we noticed that only a handful of applications are dedicated to kids" said Ravi Mehta, VP of Product and Content of Viximo Studios. "Not only do applications like Farm Piano allow moms to engage their kids in fun and enticing games, but these apps are great learning tools that can help enhance children's musical, artistic and creative skills."
An educational and entertaining application for moms and kids alike, Farm Piano delivers musical prowess of adorable farm animals right into the user's fingertips with a multi-touch real-time piano feature. With four lovable virtual animals - pig, cow, sheep and duck - moms and kids can finally hear the childhood tunes as they were meant to be heard: sung by adorable farm animals for less than $0.99.
To please the older crowd, Viximo also introduces Lucky Touch, a fun-loving application designed by independent developer, Peter Sziraki, who built the program in less than three weeks using VixML, a simple, XML-based format for creating interactive content for iPhone(R) apps. For those seeking good fortune, the $0.99 Lucky Touch app offers personalized good luck messages with a simple touch of the screen or a quick shake of the phone. When users tap the screen to pick up virtual leaf clovers, they are brought to smiles with upbeat messages from "May good luck be your friend in whatever you do" to "May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light!" With the Luck O' the Irish, users can easily save the pictures of their fortunes and share with their friends through email.
"Creating the application via VixML was a wonderful learning experience. Seeing my application now available through Viximo App Network is fantastic," says Peter Sziraki. "As a designer rather than a programmer, the VixML program was easy to learn and offered me numerous possibilities in creating simple and creative applications like Lucky Touch."
Both Farm Piano and Lucky Touch join Viximo's recently launched Voodoo Doll, the company's most popular and best selling application to date. For those who are out to get back at that annoying someone, the entertaining application permits users to perform virtual voodoo by allowing them to snap pictures of the unwitting victim's face and start their spells from there. Users can stick pins, pull apart and even set fire to their virtual voodoo doll - all for $1.99 without anyone getting hurt. For complete details, visit the Viximo's application website.
Viximo, Inc. pushes the digital envelope with technologies that enhance communication and open massive monetization opportunities for social networks, online gaming and dating social applications, consumer brands, and digital creators alike. The company has introduced the first virtual gifting platform for the web and the iPhone around the creation, purchase and distribution of virtual goods. Viximo has distribution partnerships with leading online gaming sites Quibblo and WorldWinner, as well as popular Facebook applications We're Related, Always Athletes, Birthday Calendar and Family Tree. Viximo is a privately held company that was founded in 2007. Viximo hails from Cambridge, MA, and is financially backed by Sigma Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. Copyright 2007-2009 Viximo, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.