The Night Before Christmas - A Yuletide Poem for iPhone and iPod Touch

December 9, 2009 in Books (E)

[] Farnham, United Kingdom - Apps Mobilis today is proud to introduce The Night Before Christmas, a timeless yuletide poem for children and their new animated audiobook for iPhone and iPod Touch. Designed specifically to leverage the iPhone's unique abilities and peerless interface, The Night Before Christmas is a Moving Audio(TM) book based on the classic children's poem by Clement C. Moore. This is the first in a series of the company's "Moving Audio(TM)" range of audiobooks.

This classic and magical Christmas poem was first published in 1823 and is also known as "A visit from Saint Nicholas", and even today it has had a huge impact on how we perceive Christmas with the image of Saint Nicholas (also known as Father Christmas or Santa Claus) on a sleigh, being pulled by eight reindeer who visits children in the night while they are fast asleep and leaving them presents.

Whether keeping the little ones occupied on journeys, or helping them learn to read, The Night Before Christmas features a compelling narrated story, with beautifully illustrated images. 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 this wonderful Yuletide poem. 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 Apps Mobilis.

"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."

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

Pricing and Availability:
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store under the Books category.

Located in historic Farnham, United Kingdom, Apps Mobilis is a privately held company founded in 2009 by independent developer Adrian Nelson. As a well known software vendor in the field of PDF utilities (Utility Warrior) for the Windows platform, Apps Mobilis is a new and exciting direction devoted to the development of high quality solutions specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms. Copyright (C) 2009 Apps Mobilis. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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