A little while ago we we wrote about iOS 7, the new mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and one of its most important (for us) new features: a Kids’ Category on the App Store.
iOS 7 – and the Kids’ Category – launched last week, and we were absolutely overwhelmed by the level of support for Nosy Crow.
The picture at the top of this post shows a page of promoted Interactive Kids Stories from the US App Store (you can visit the page here, if you have a US iTunes account) – Apple’s selection of the best storybook apps for children. And of the 38 apps listed, TEN (count ‘em!) are by Nosy Crow – over a quarter! We think this is pretty good: we’ve only made eleven apps in total, and the only one missing… isn’t a story app.
We’re also one of the very, very few developers (the others are the likes of Disney) to have our own, branded page on the App Store, dedicated exclusively to our apps. Here’s a look at ours (with a wonderful, Nosy Crow-red background):
And elsewhere our apps are listed under categories including Best Apps for Ages 5 & Under, Best Apps for Ages 6 – 8, Learning Made Fun, Games for Kids, and more.
We’re truly amazed by all this: we really believe in each of our apps as innovative, engaging, extraordinary products, but we’re also a tiny, independent publisher (with fewer than a dozen apps to our name) and so to receive this degree of support from Apple is incredibly encouraging. It feels like we’re punching above our weight – and doing something right!
If you missed it, our eleventh app, Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Farm, came out last week – here’s the trailer:
And if you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of our new apps, you can also join our Apps Announcement Mailing List here.