August 18, 2014 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Stockholm, Sweden - 7 Magic Islands today is pleased to announce that their interactive storybook iOS app, World's Best, has been named a Mom's Choice Award winner. The Mom's Choice Awards is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents, and others for their efforts in creating excellent family-friendly media, products, and services. With a protocol that relies on experts and entrepreneurs, such as Dr. Twila C. Liggett (founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow) and Julie Aigner-Clark (inventor of Baby Einstein), in addition to consumers, Mom's Choice Awards "only puts their name and seal behind products that are thoughtfully made and inspire families." Following vigorous evaluation and testing, the Mom's Choice Awards determined that World's Best 1.1 for iOS exceeded their evaluation standards in the preschooler apps division and awarded their Seal of Excellence.
"This interactive story app helps support and promote intellectual development in children," reports the Mom's Choice Awards on their website. "With the vibrant illustrations, sound effects, professional narration and comical heroes and villains, the World's Best app from 7 Magic Islands will capture children's imaginations, teach them about the lives of daring pirates and cultivate their love for the wonderful world of reading."
World's Best is an immersive storybook app that tells the story about the most daring and dangerous pirates from all over the world taking part in the World's Best Pirate competition. World's Best offers two different portrait mode settings. In the Original Picture mode, the portrait of Captain Salty Dog is featured as the main character on all pages of the story and children can simply read along. In the Use My Own Picture mode, kids can actively participate in the pirate adventure by placing their own portrait onto the main character's face. Kids can upload a photo of themselves or take a picture with their device's camera to become an integral part of the story. With Jackson the Pirate at their side, kids can hunt for buried treasure, fire the cannons, and race the other pirates to be named the World's Best Pirate.
* Two different portrait mode settings
* Vivid and colorful illustrations
* Exciting and immersive storyline
* Read by a professional voiceover narrator
* High-quality sound effects and music
* Ability to jump to favorite page with Visual Index
* Supports and promote intellectual development
* Universal app
* Does not require an internet connection
In addition to inviting children to actively participate in the pirate adventure with their portrait, World's Best provides further customization for readers. Although the story is professionally narrated, the voiceover setting can be turned off so the child can practice reading aloud. Likewise, the music and sound effects can also be turned on/off. Under the Pages icon, users can easily jump to their favorite page in the story by utilizing the Visual Index.
"We are thrilled to receive this award from such a prestigious international organizations," says Lena Hinnelund, co-founder and co-owner of 7 Magic Islands. "World's Best was created to capture the imagination, promote a love of reading, and stimulate intellectual development in children as they learn about the lives of pirates. It is especially gratifying and very motivating to know that leading reviewers are recognizing the great care and thoughtfulness we put into each one of our apps."
* iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 54.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
World's Best 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. World's Best app is designed for kids ages 5 and under and contains no third-party advertising, data collection tools or social network links. The app does not require an internet connection.
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, the 7 Magic Islands team is comprised of co-owners Anna Valbro and Lena Hinnelund. Founded in 2012, 7 Magic Islands' goal is to help children be happy by creating exciting and stimulating educational and entertainment material as web-based products and for the iOS platform. Copyright (C) 2014 7 Magic Islands. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.