Posted by Kate on Jun 06, 2011
We thought that you might be interested to read this review of The Three Little Pigs and profile of Nosy Crow in the The Huffington Post by 2MorrowKnight and Amy Neumann (who tweets as @CharityIdeas).
A while ago, I wrote a post about the challenges of getting media coverage, particularly traditional print media coverage, for apps. We’re hugely grateful for the online coverage we’ve had and continue to get, and the article in yesterday’s HuffPost Books section is a great and cheering example.
Posted by Kate on May 27, 2011
Today’s a big day for all of us at Nosy Crow: our The Three Little Pigs app app is the Number 1 New and Noteworthy app in the UK App Store. It’s on the homepage! This is a real recognition of the app’s quality and innovation. The Three Little Pigs is Nosy Crow’s first app, and it has already been reviewed amazingly well, as you’ll see from the list of reviews in the Media Mentions section of our Media Kit page.
The Three Little Pigs has
appeared on the home pages of 12 continental European countries already it’s great to see it here in the UK App Store. Not only is the UK a really important market for our apps, but it is also “our” store: the one we buy our apps in ourselves.
The app also tops the “What’s Hot” list in book apps on the UK store:
Huge congratulations are due to Ed, who illustrated and animated the app; Will who did the engineering work; Robin Beanland who composed the music; Ali Muirden from Creative Content who worked with Lance England on the audio; the kids who did the voices, particularly Freya Wilson who provided the narration; and, in a last-but-far-from-least slot, Deb who managed the project and worked on the UK marketing.
We’re pleased and proud.
Posted by Deb on Apr 01, 2011
Yes, we’ve been talking about apps on our blog a lot this week, but there’s simply been a lot to say. Here’s something for those of you who don’t yet have a copy of The Three Little Pigs app.
The site Cool Mom Tech is running a contest with an entry deadline of midnight tonight, giving away copies of The Three Little Pigs app, for both the iPad and the iPhone. Here’s how Cool Mom Tech says you can enter:
Just email us at email@example.com by midnight Friday April 1 (EST) with 3 PIGS IPHONE or 3 PIGS IPAD in the subject (pick one please!). Just tell us how old your kids are and why they’d like it. We’ll draw four winners at random. Good luck!
And here’s a bit from the Cool Mom Tech review:
“When my children discovered the Three Little Pigs storybook app on a friend’s iPad, I had absolutely zero doubt in my mind that we’d be running home to purchase it that very night. In a word, this app is masterful. Or to use more words, it’s charming, it’s humorous, and darn it, where were iPads when I was a kid?”
Also, here’s what RoleMommy.com, another great site, says about The Three Little Pigs:
“Kids will have a ball when they flick the pigs to make them jump and spin, tilt the device to see more of the scene, tap the pigs to help them build their houses and so much more! There are lots of hidden surprises like spiders and a sweet little rabbit who wants to be friends with the pigs. You can download this app… and keep your little techno-savvy munchkins entertained as they become immersed in this classic tale for the digital generation.”
Posted by Deb on Mar 29, 2011
We’re thrilled that the Gadgetwise Blog in The New York Times named Nosy Crow’s Three Little Pigs app one of its top ten children’s books on the iPad.
Here’s a quote from the story, The Best Children’s Books on The iPad
“Once upon a time (five years ago), e-books for children came on shiny CD-ROMs that cost $40, plus a few dollars for sales tax. Today’s children’s e-books cost just that sales tax. All you need is a $500 iPad.
Just a fad, you say? Perhaps, but recent e-books for Apple’s iPad indicate that the professionals have arrived in the app stores. These e-books can sound out difficult words and move you with illustrations that change based on the tilt of the screen. Today’s children can actually blow the little pig’s house down, by way of the iPad’s microphone.
As in any emerging medium, quality varies — in this case, widely. There are thousands of e-books to wade through, and some are not much more than scanned pages. Here are 10 noteworthy exceptions, ranked by age, with some honorable mentions….
The Three Little Pigs ($8) is one of the best renditions of the classic story in the app store. Besides excellent graphics and sounds, you get to help the wolf blow down the houses by way of the iPad’s microphone. 4-up.”
— This Gadgetwise story was written by Warren Buckleitner, editor of Children’s Technology Review