Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Open Your Goodie Bag - We Got Treats!

I'm sorry, were you under the impression that Halloween was over?

Not while we've still got treats!

We can’t wait to share our new Marble Math and Marble Math Junior updates with you. Both apps now feature international currency options so you can practice counting with Australian, Canadian, Euro, or British money in addition to US coins and bills. You can download the update today from the App Store and it’s optimized for the iPhone 5.

And if you don’t have Marble Math Junior ($1.99), get your goodie bag ready, because you can download the app Common Sense Media calls
“ of the most fun, customizable, and effective math games available for early elementary school-age kids” 
for Free this Friday, November 2nd!

Like I said, we’re all about treats.

And once you’ve downloaded Marble Math Junior, join the other ghosts and goblins at the Moms With Apps App Friday Facebook Party where you can mingle with family friendly developers and get more great apps on sale (costumes optional).

Perhaps you've heard of the rare double rainbow phenomenon.
Well, today you've witnessed something even more remarkable – the double blog post.

Go on, run off and tell your friends.

And have a happy and safe Halloween!

Happy Halloween From Artgig Apps!

With many of us on the East Coast still reeling from Hurricane Sandy, and the usual Halloween festivities on hold or canceled, we're doing our best to keep the spirit strong.

We've been shaking up our favorite Monsters with our Shake-a-Phrase app all month and posting them on the Artgig Apps Facebook page.

As an extra treat, we thought it would be fun to get our artist, Lis, to illustrate some of her favorite spooky sentences.

What's that? You wish we'd post all of the limited edition sketches right here, right now, so you can go straight to the curiously creepy couples and sinister scenarios our little random sentence generator concocted without enduring the agonizing wait of loading Facebook.

Well, allow me to step aside...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Follow the Cuban Missile Crisis on remains one of my favorite website projects, first because it's JFK!

And we got to work with the good folks at ESI Design and the JFK Library to come up with an award winning website to share the legacy of JFK.

I'm especially fond of the graphic novel treatment we designed to underline watershed events from the Kennedy administration in the History Now section of the site.

You can skim the watershed pages to get a feel for events, or (if you have Flash) dive into individual panels for more story and media.

Most of the events on the JFK timeline are one or two pages, each with 8-10 panels of deeper story.

The Cuban Missile Crisis spans 13 action-packed pages, so not only is it one of the standout watershed moments from the JFK presidency, it was also a major production milestone for us. 

Take a moment...
Imagine our nation on the brink of nuclear war.

Follow 13 increasingly tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, beginning today, as it unfolds...