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Pumpic Introduces Control Panel App for iOS

Pumpic, the developer of mobile parental monitoring software, has launched a Control Panel app for iOS. From the moment of Pumpic launch, the ability to instantly keep tabs on the most popular communication channels has been one of the highly demanded features by Apple devices users. Now, with a designated app available at the AppStore free of charge, staying aware became as effortless as it only gets.

 

The iOS Control Panel app was developed as a supplementary tool for Pumpic mobile monitoring software. With a focus on minimalism and providing only the most crucial surveillance data, the app’s functionality is limited to avoid too much information piling. The full monitoring information collected by Pumpic from the tracked device is available in the standard web-based Control Panel. It can be accessed via any browser at any moment. Currently, Pumpic Control Panel app for iOS supports the following features:

* Calls monitoring
* Text messages reading
* Location and routes tracking
* Browser history checkup
* Contacts viewing
* Remote device reboot or lock (for Android target devices)

 

As the CP app is an additional appliance to enhance the consumer experience, its users must be Pumpic customers. They need to have Pumpic set up on the target device and possess active Pumpic subscription.

 

About Pumpic:
Pumpic is the mobile monitoring software designed for parents. Thanks to dozens of tracking features, it provides access to the comprehensive information about kids’ activities on mobile devices:

* Communications – calls, SMS, MMS, iMessages, instant messengers, email
* Internet activity – browsing history, bookmarks, social media
* Location data – current whereabouts, the entire route history, geofences
* Other data – contacts, notes, calendar, etc.

 

With Pumpic, a parent can monitor kids’ communications, Internet activity, location data, contacts, notes, calendar, etc. Thus, we empower parents to spot the early signs of a potential threat and take measures to protect their kids from cyberbullying, sexting, online predators’ attacks, etc. Ideally, you can avert the danger or at least minimize the consequences if something adverse nonetheless happened. Put simply, the app makes moms’ and dads’ lives a bit easier.

 

Pumpic Control Panel is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. For more information, please contact Tyler Collins.

Early English Platform Lingokids to Reach 30,000 Kids in Japan

San Francisco – Madrid – The Edtech startup Monkimun is launching a campaign to over 30k families in Japan to promote Lingokids, its cornerstone ELL platform for kids, thanks to a new initiative with Shonan Seminar, Japan’s premier tutoring school network.

 

As record sales in the U.S, Mexico and Southeast Asia recognize their impact in the EdTech industry, early language learning startup Monkimun keeps collecting industry awards, international partnerships and, as it has recently been reported, an ongoing expansion throughout Asia. As of today, in Japan the Lingokids platform is ranked top 10 in the paid kids 5 & under ipad category and 22 in paid education categories, however these rankings lag their neighboring countries in South East Asia and China where the platform is consistently ranking top 3 in multiple categories. With this partnership Monkimun hopes to boost its presence in Japan and reach top 3 as it has done in its other regional markets.

 

Lingokids is an early English immersion course for kids 6 years old and under based on natural learning through play and affective computing. The unique Lingokids approach provides children with an exploratory experience guided by real-life videos of teachers that establish a bond with the child accompanying them through the activities and helping them to retain the learning with their human touch.

 

It is expected to reach thousands of young Japanese learners: “So far we’ve distributed the campaign to 7,000 families since late July. By the end of September, we’ll reach out to 20,000 families.”, said Yoshi A. Okamoto, SZIV’s Executive Director. Lingokids has already been implemented in Shonan Seminar centers for evaluation for further improvement, with high results in participating children.

 

Monkimun’s commitment to research-based solutions has been one of their premises since the beginning. Marieta Viedma, Monkimun’s co-founder and CPO is clear about this: “Scientific research is at the core of our products. We not only consult with specialists and top-ranked international educators, we have also conducted studies with young students and continue to explore the possibilities of early learning through various projects and collaborations, such as the ongoing product improvement at Shonan Seminar centers”.

 

This depth of knowledge throughout the development process of their products, as well as their determination to offer a structured learning method, with clear demonstrated results is leading Monkimun to international recognition backed by tier-1 investors and partners. The growing list of partnerships for Monkimun includes renowned Oxford University Press, the largest University Press in the world, whose content is included in Lingokids; Digicrafts, whose carrier billing integration with DTAC will allow Lingokids to reach more than 25 million subscribers in Thailand and very recently Kurio Tablets, that is launching 250k tablets for kids in the US and UK with the Lingokids platform pre-installed.

 

About SZIV:
Japan-based SZIV has the mission to fund and create systems that will change the way the world learns. An offshoot of Shonan Seminar, Japan’s premier tutoring school network, they also support innovative scientific research and development that offers new insights into how the world thinks, learns and understands.

 

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Monkimun is a San Francisco/Madrid based startup founded in 2014. Monkimun technology makes language learning for toddlers and kids fun. It enables parents to raise multilingual children and give them a greater chance for success the rest of their lives. Monkimun currently offers six award winning children’s language learning apps in English, Spanish and Chinese, including Monki Home, Monki Hide and Seek, Monki Shake It, Monki Animal Builder, Monki Birthday Party and the Google’s 2014 best app award winning Monki Chinese Class. All of them can be downloaded from the Apple Store, Google Play and Amazon. The company will soon release a subscription platform that integrates all lessons and content to offer a one stop shop for parents looking to raise multilingual kids. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Monkimun. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Happy Daycare Stories – The first 3D Playhouse in the App Store

PlayToddlers today is pleased to announce the release of Happy Daycare Stories 1.0, a small and fully interactive playhouse where children can nurse 5 lovely kids and role play, to create their own stories in a charming daycare center, with 7 different rooms. It has been specifically designed to be played by children from 2 years of age, but detailed enough to captivate and amuse children up to 8 years.

 

In Happy Daycare Stories, every room is an exploring adventure itself. Cabinets filled with toys, a kitchen where to cook healthy and delicious meals, a bedroom to put them to sleep, or a garden where they can gather fruits and squeeze natural juices.

 

This one-of-a-kind combination of activities and fun, in a safe 3D environment makes Happy Daycare Stories a unique game for iPhones and iPads. According the studio, this idea was born after watching how the children play house. As they grow, they are exposed to new experiences and their imaginations expand. In an effort to better understand their worlds, children pretend play, or role play. Happy Daycare Stories provides a safe environment to play without rules, where pieces are impossible to lose and never break, letting their imagination run wild.

 

Every room in this daycare center has been conceived to allow different activities and role plays to encourage their natural imagination. An entrance with a swimming pool, a playground with dozens of toys in its cabinets, a kitchen full of dishes, glasses and pots to play with, a theatre to make their own musical band, a cozy bedroom with 5 beds for nap time, a bathroom and a fruit garden. The game contains hundreds of toys and different objects, allowing thousands of different interactions.

 

As Guillermo Fernandez, Co-Founder at PlayToddlers, explains “We developed this game because we wanted to provide a safe and detailed environment where children can make their own stories and adventures in a daycare center with their imagination. We just provide the tools, and they create their story.”

 

Language Support:
* English, Spanish, Portuguese

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 115 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Happy Daycare Stories 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education (Kids) category.

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Night Lamp Splashes Kid Friendly Images Across Bedrooms

Zapporoo and Cilesia Lopes have released Night Lamp App 1.0, a simple and easy-to-use iOS app that displays a kid-friendly image in one of two ways: splashed across a bedroom’s walls, floor and ceiling by using an iPhone projector; or featured in high resolution on the iPhone’s screen.

 

Night Lamp Splashes Kid Friendly Images Across Bedrooms

Night Lamp App is a simple and easy-to-use app that displays a kid-friendly image, such as a beloved animated character, favorite place, cherished photo, landscape scene and so on, in one of two ways:

* Splashed across a bedroom’s walls, floor and ceiling by using an iPhone projector.
* Featured in high resolution on the iPhone’s screen.

Night Lamp App 1.0 has a built-in timer that allows parents to select when the app should auto-lock or shut down. Settings include: 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 120 minutes, 150 minutes and 200 minutes.

 

Night Lamp App 1.0 is free, and is available through the App Store.

Snot and Fluff Offers Educational Space Adventure for Kids

OhNoo Studio has released Snot & Fluff – A Space Adventure 1.0.2, their new children’s educational title for iOS and Android devices. The Space Adventure app offers an amusing but instructive story about friendship, courage and helping others.

 

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The main heroes of the story are Snot and Fluff. Snot is a traveler and an adventurous globetrotter. Fluff is his opposite – a homebody who loves baking new and new cookies. One day, Snot, who is bored with everyday life, starts a cosmic journey and forgets about his friend for a while. Longing and lonely Fluff builds a rocket and sets off to look for Snot.

Hidden gold stars on the pages of the story offer more fun for kids, as they listen to the story, and then attempt to find four stars hidden on each page. The star unlock a secret page that finishes the story.

 

All 44 pages were illustrated by a recognized illustrator Agata Karelus. The tale also contains more than 45 minutes of professional orchestral soundtrack, over 900 funny sounds, and 20 minutes of dialogues recorded by professional actors in 5 languages (English, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Chinese).

 

Snot & Fluff – A Space Adventure 1.0.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. Two versions of the program are available in the App Store. The full version costs less than 3 dollars/euro and free Lite version limited to several initial pages. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

Theatre Tales – A new children’s game title for Apple TV

Baked Games announces the June 23 release of Theatre Tales, their new children’s game title for Apple TV. The game allows kids to enact fairy tales such as Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Puss in Boots. They get to play with cute handmade puppets, featuring unforgettable cartoons that are beautiful, and colorful with a moral to each story. Theater Tales was a finalist in the Applovin’ Apple TV App Challenge.

 

Theatre Tales - A new children's game title for Apple TV

Features:
* Great scenes from famous fairy tales
* Stunning graphics
* Mini games
* Simple gameplay told without words
* Highly interactive and responsive
* Freeplay mode with multiplayer

 

Theatre Tales will be first released on the Apple TV on 23rd June 2016. The game will cost $1.99.

Tip Tap Toe 1.0 for iPad Offers Interactive Story for Kids

Outside the Box Creative has released Tip Tap Toe 1.0, their magical new interactive kids story app developed exclusively for iPad. The app features touch-responsive pages, which give kids the feeling that they’re truly immersed in the story. There are numerous touch-and-drag objects, a “read it myself” option and so much more.

 

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The first-rate talent behind Tip Tap Toe reads like a “who’s who” list. For starters, the original story was crafted by internationally-acclaimed storyteller, author and literacy educator Lesley Dowding. As noted by the New Zealand Guild of Storytellers: “A story is given up to the listener as they enter it and they can be transferred to other worlds. They can walk through walls, fly like Pegasus or enter a room through a keyhole, especially when Lesley tells the tales”.

The app offers gorgeous, hand-painted images by renowned artist, photographer and art teacher Sarah Sampson. In addition, the perfectly-suited original music in Tip Tap Toe was composed by Joel Gennari.

 

Tip Tap Toe Offers:

* Touch-responsive pages, which give kids the feeling that they’re truly immersed in the story
* Numerous touch-and-drag objects, including some that are hidden so that kids can enjoy exploration and discovery
* A “read it myself” option that allows kids to take over the narration, which is excellent for helping them develop their literacy skills and reading confidence in a relaxed, pressure-free manner

 

Tip Tap Toe 1.0 is $0.99, and is available through the App Store.

Henry The Little Fish 4.0 for iOS Offers Interactive Storytelling for Kids

Pipit Press has released Henry The Little Fish 4.0, an update to their popular interactive storybook app for iOS devices.

Follow Henry as he encounters a variety of other fish. Henry shows them his special treasure, and makes many new friends along the way. As well as an updated and expanded storyline, version 4.0 includes a completely new user interface with pages that turn like a real book. Children can choose to read the story themselves, or have the narrator read to them.

The app’s storyline focuses on friendship and family. As a child often does, Henry becomes instant friends with the other fish he meets, no matter their differences.

 

Readers can enjoy the story in two different ways:
* Read & Play – Each page includes interactive elements with a noticeable sparkle in the same place on every page, so that young readers always know where to click. Or:
* Read To Me – Full narration allows young readers to become immersed in the story. The interactive fun begins on each page just as the narrator finishes reading.

 

Features:
* Family friendly storybook app
* Pages turn just like a real book
* Interactive – with a click, the reader can trigger animations on each page
* Clearly narrated, but readers can also choose the non-narrated version
* No in-app purchases (IAP)
* No ads
* Bright, colorful seascapes, rich in detail
* The story focuses on friends and family
* The repetitive pattern provides comfort and predictability

 

Henry The Little Fish 4.0.0 is $2.99, and is available through the App Store.