Chore Pad is located in Northern New England and is family owned and operated. Chore Pad is a powerful, fun tool for motivating your kids to complete chores. Each child completes their assigned chores to earn stars which are redeemable for rewards that you create! Give bonus stars for a job well done or penalty stars to let your child know they should strive to do better. Chore Pad is available on iOS for the iPad and iPhone along with a web (PC) version.
MEET Studio is located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. MEET Studio creates both music and educational apps for iPad/iPhone/iPod along with being available on the android market in GooglePlay and the Amazon Marketplace. Currently MEET Studio has created a “Cool Series” of apps that involve the Piano; Electric Guitar; A Guitar; Bass; and Drum. Right now they are offering a promotion for their “Cool Series”: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/957cbe2/ and the “Cool Series” apps are available for free with “In App Purchases”. MEET Studio is very involved in the communities on Facebook and work with a lot of the Special Needs communities as well.
Dr. Panda Games is located in Chengdu, China. Dr. Panda games are available on iOS and Android platforms. Dr. Panda creates kids games with educational values that teach kids about life and the world around them. Dr. Panda has the ambition to make young kids (2-6) all over the world better understand about life and the world around them. They believe that kids are most receptive to learning if they are having fun, which is why our games will always start with a smile. By containing clear educational values and by captivating our young audience we strive to make our brand trusted by parents.
Ellie’s Toys is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ellie’s Toys Company is an independent studio that creates digital games for children that encourage self expression and creativity in a safe and stress free environment. Daniel, the Founder of “Ellie’s Games” created their current iOS app “Ellie’s Wings” and future offerings for his own daughter, Ellie who is 3.5 years old. “Ellie’s Wings” was voted as a “Top 10 must have coloring game / book for children”! This is not your regular coloring game as it includes: animation, sound and great graphics all of which combine to make this the BEST coloring game book for kids.
Jellybean Tunes. They are creators of educational apps for young children. Jellybean Tunes also offers an App Report which is a weekly newsletter that presents the latest news, apps and updates that get submitted to them from developers and app sites each week. Jellybean Tunes are parents and they are serious about privacy in their apps. That means no advertisements, no links to Facebook or Twitter, and no collecting information about your child. They’re apps offer no nonsense… just fun!
Treasure Kai is located in Texas. Treasure Kai invites you to travel through history and time…to the far ends of the earth…for challenges, fun and TREASURE! With Treasure Kai, kids go on exciting treasure hunt adventures through history. The clues Kai finds and the challenges he faces ignite kids’ curiosity about history and the natural world around them. That’s where the website comes in. Featuring “Fun Fact” videos, “Behind the Scenes” videos, online games and more, Treasure Kai provides hours of guilt-free screen time for kids and parents!
The Day I Became A Pirate is located in Utah. The Day I Became A Pirate is an interactive adventure book app about a boy who encounters a band of pirates who need his help. He bravely assists as things get gooey and downright fright’nin before he saves the day and gets an unexpected surprise. This amazing book app features interactive sounds, motions and puzzles to entertain children for hours. It also includes the first ever Pirate X-Ray machine, and the debut of The Pirate Ode. The Day I Became A Pirate was authored/written by Cary Snowden and illustrated by Zach Clough. It won the 2012 Global eBook Award for Best Multimedia.
ZebraMinds is located in Denver, Colorado. ZebraMinds consists of an illustrated children’s story and an educational game around it. Through a combination of an interactive story interspersed with multimedia and games, the ZebraMinds platform is creating learning opportunities while also entertaining children. The interactive game-story offers several levels, customized based on player’s age, gender, and development level. ZebraMinds currently has available apps such as “The Instrumental Alphabet”; “A St. Nicholas Story”; “Henry! You’re Late AGAIN!”; and “Thimble the Fairy’s Acorn and Tea” which is free right now along with others.
Domeo Products. Domeo iPad Cases is a new company that makes iPad cases. Domeo Products has provided us with a case for each of our [four] giveaway winners! Domeo Products iPad Mini Cases come in four wonderful colors to choose from. Domeo is all about delivering maximum comfort and quality to your iPad experience. Every material is hand-picked. Every viewing angle scrutinized and studied. All to insure your comfort.
They have coupled their personal experience as iPad users with hours of research. But they don’t just study technology. They study how we use it. That research shows most people make use of the iPad at home relaxing. And Domeo iPad cases enhance that experience.
DANDELION MOMS is based in Irvine, California and was created by award winning children’s author, Melissa Northway. Melissa wanted to create a website that embraced all women to show that they all women are beautiful, strong and resilient. Melissa’s journey started six years ago after the birth of her daughter. It was then that Melissa was inspired to write children’s picture books. Melissa joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) to find out how to make her dream of publishing a book come true. The journey was long and tons of work, but in January 2011, her first storybook app, “Penelope the Purple Pirate”, was released through her company Polka Dots Publishing (yes, Melissa started a publishing company to make it happen) and PicPocket Books. Melissa shares her story as often as she can because she didn’t listen to the naysayers who said the way she was going about getting her story published wasn’t the way it was done. Melissa is a big proponent of carving your own path and going after your dreams. Melissa’s biggest hope is that you are inspired by the women who write about their journey on dandelion moms and she encourages all to share theirs as well! Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/DandelionMoms Website: http://dandelionmoms.com/
PENELOPE THE PURPLE PIRATE is based in Irvine, California and was created by award winning children’s author, Melissa Northway. Melissa’s goal as a mom and educator, is to teach children that they can be whoever they want to be. Melissa’s company, Polka Dots Publishing, supports organizations that empowers girls to have choices, such as www.thegirleffect.com. In a culture of pink and princesses, it is nice to offer girls a role model who embraces adventure-taking, while promoting respect and kindness towards others. Melissa currently has two interactive storybooks available on iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad: “Penelope the Purple Pirate”; and “Gerry the Giraffe”. Melissa has several other titles that are available in print from Amazon. Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Penelope-the-Purple-Pirate/184530521575620 Website: http://melissanorthway.com/
POLKA DOTS PUBLISHING is based in Irvine, California and was started by award winning children’s author, Melissa Northway. Polka Dots Publishing, Inc. was founded in December of 2010. Melissa’s goal was to create interactive and educational children’s storybook apps and books utilizing digital technology. Polka Dots Publishing’s first storybook app, “Penelope the Purple Pirate”, was released by PicPocket Books January 2011 and has gone on to be a Top 25 iTunes book app as well as chosen as a Top 10 Must-Have eBook by lilsugar of Popsugar.com and a Top 10 Educational iPad App by Digital Storytime with over 12,000 downloads. Together with PicPocket Books, Polka Dots Publishing will be releasing two new storybook apps and books this winter including “Penelope the Purple Pardner”, and “Clarence and the Traveling Circus”. Melissa’s most current release through Polka Dots Publishing, Inc. and PicPocket Books: “Gerry the Giraffe” has already received numerous top reviews and a 5 Star Rating from Readers Favorite. Polka Dots Publishing, Inc.’s services now include consulting for new and established authors and developers looking to maximize social media platforms. From concept to creation, they can provide you with expert advice and strategies to make sure your app or book gets noticed. Part of Polka Dots Publishing, Inc.’s promotion package includes Facebook Parties that place your product in front of an engaged audience. You can read more about what Polka Dots Publishing, Inc. offers to promote your business or product in the Consulting section on Melissa’s website. Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Polka-Dots-Publishing/401732829896180?ref=ts&fref=ts Website: http://melissanorthway.com/