ipad apps

  • Led By Pixar Alums, ToyTalk Launches Its First Paid Kids App, Begins To License Tech

    Led By Pixar Alums, ToyTalk Launches Its First Paid Kids App, Begins To License Tech

    ToyTalk, the makers of kids entertainment applications for iPad, has just released its first paid application with the launch of a character-driven touch and play app called SpeakaLegend. But the team may have even bigger news on the way in the form of licensing deals for its speech recognition tech with some of the best-known children’s brands, we hear. This startup is a fascinating… Read More

  • After $2M In Pre-Orders, Osmo Starts Shipping Its Hardware-Based iPad Game For Kids, Rolls Out Customization Features

    After $2M In Pre-Orders, Osmo Starts Shipping Its Hardware-Based iPad Game For Kids, Rolls Out Customization Features

    Osmo, the gaming device from former Googlers that combines real world play and the iPad, is now shipping after receiving $2 million in pre-orders, including those from over 2,000 schools. The company is also announcing this morning a new platform that will allow anyone to design games for Osmo. At launch, this lets parents, teachers, and others customize Osmo’s word game with their… Read More

  • Sesame Lets You Order Themed Gift Sets From Your iPad

    Sesame Lets You Order Themed Gift Sets From Your iPad

    Web and mobile gifting service Sesame, which lets you browse and order themed gift sets online or from your iPhone, has now rolled out to iPad. The updated application lets you get a better feel for the gifts you’re ordering, by including “unboxing” videos that show how the gifts were packaged and what they look like in real life. In addition, “hot spots” now… Read More

  • Shutterfly Brings Its Online Boutique Tiny Prints To The iPad

    Shutterfly Brings Its Online Boutique Tiny Prints To The iPad

    Shutterfly is expanding its lineup of native iOS applications today with the launch of Tiny Prints for iPad, a mobile version of the online stationary boutique the company acquired in 2011 for $333 million. Like its web-based counterpart, the app allows customers to create and customize stationary, cards and other gifts via a variety of personalization options, including by occasion, paper… Read More

  • Hopscotch, An iPad App That Helps Kids Learn To Code, Raises $1.2M

    Hopscotch, An iPad App That Helps Kids Learn To Code, Raises $1.2M

    There are lots of systems clamouring to help educate the next generation of coders. One of them, New York-based startup Hopscotch, closed a $1.2 million seed funding round last August which it’s just announcing today, in conjunction with the release of v2.0 of its app. Read More

  • What The Daily Got Right From Day One

    What The Daily Got Right From Day One

    Editor’s note: Brian Alvey is chief scientist and founder of Ceros.  News Corp announced earlier this week that it was shutting down The Daily. The following day, TechCrunch writer and CrunchFund General Partner MG Siegler criticized the iPad-only magazine, as well as other mag apps for being too big to quickly download and for clinging to a magazine format. Read More

  • With Wee A B See, Wee Society Launches A Lifestyle Brand, Not Just A Children’s App

    With Wee A B See, Wee Society Launches A Lifestyle Brand, Not Just A Children’s App

    Wee Society, a new effort emerging from a small design and branding studio based in San Francisco, has just published its first app, a children’s interactive book called Wee A B See. And it’s the first of many products – not just apps – which this new company plans to produce. Now, you may not have heard of Office, as the studio is called, but you probably have come… Read More