KwiqApps’ iPad app is a hidden word game for children. The interactive app presents a 15×15 letter grid on the iPad with age-appropriate words hidden in the grid. It allows players to find words using touch gestures. The game also has kids-friendly themes to encourage player engagement and deepen reading skill development. The app, which costs $1.99, is one of the to-ranked apps in the Kids Paid iPad Apps category on the App Store.
KwiqApps, which was incubated at the Founder Institute, plans to use the new funding towards product development. The startup is currently developing additional apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android systems. KwiqApps’ founder Yadong Liu thought of the idea for Word Search when he noticed that his daughters often misplaced the paper-based word search sheets provided for them at school. And Liu found that the iPad was the perfect platform for interactive apps for children. FreshPlanet also creates interactive iPad apps for kids.