The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter released for iPhone/iTouch

September 21, 2009 in Games (E)

[] Farnham, United Kingdom - Utility Warrior today is proud to introduce The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, their new children's animated audiobook for iPhone and iPod Touch. Designed specifically to leverage the iPhone's unique abilities and peerless interface, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a moving audio book based on the classic children's story by Beatrix Potter. This is the first in a series of the company's "moving audio" range of audiobooks.

Peter is a naughty little rabbit who gets into trouble when he goes into Mr McGregor's garden and eats some of his vegetables.

Whether keeping the little ones occupied on journeys, or helping them learn to read, The Tale of Peter Rabbit features a compelling narrated story, with beautifully illustrated images based on the originals by Beatrix Potter herself. Illustrations actually move around and zoom in and out of the screen while they listen to the narration, and offers a unique way to keep young children engaged. Additionally, the application contains the full book, so once it is downloaded there is no need for an internet connection.

The story scrolls across the bottom of the screen with the current word highlighted as it is read, and the story can be paused and resumed at any time. The "Read to me" lets a child enjoy the timeless antics of Peter Rabbit. The "I'll read" mode lets a child read at their own pace. As they read the story for themselves, they just touch the word as they read it; the illustrations will change with each chapter but they will not be fully animated so that there is no visual distraction while they read.

Feature Highlights:
* Compelling, animated Illustrations and story line
* Serves to help enhance reading skills for young children, 3 thru 6
* Two Modes for learning: "Read to me" and "I'll read"
* Does not require an internet connection

"Young children are under-represented with apps in the app store," said Adrian Nelson, founder of Utility Warrior. "Based on my experience with my own children, I know how important it is to stimulate a child to learn to read - which must be just about the most important life skill a parent can teach their child. In order to help children learn to read and associate word sounds with letters, I felt it important to highlight the word as they were being read in the narration and then give the child the option of trying to read it at their own pace as well without narration. So in the case of this audiobook, I wanted to learn how to synchronize narration and images in a fun multimedia type way - and the best way to learn something is to do it - and do it well."

System Requirements:
* iPhone or iPod Touch 2.2.1 or later
* 10.3 Mb

Pricing and Availability:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store under the Books category.

Located in historic Farnham, United Kingdom, Utility Warrior is a privately held company founded in 2005 by independent developer Adrian Nelson. As a well known software vendor in the field of PDF utilities for the Windows platform, the company is devoted to the development of high quality solutions specifically for the Mac, Windows and iPhone platforms. In order to expand their portfolio into the mobile device sector, Utility Warrior is concentrating on iPhone and iPod Touch application development. Copyright (C) 2005-2009 Utility Warrior. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.