Thursday, October 31, 2013

World's Worst Pet - A New (Free) Educational App...

We're pleased to announce an extra special Halloween treat today - a new educational app we developed for our friends, Curriculum Associates, is now available for iPad as a free download.

The game is World's Worst Pet and it's your job to help Snargg, our featured furry chief of mischief, out of some pretty precarious predicaments (again and again) by solving a variety of vocabulary challenges.

Fun and educational - that's our specialty!

What client makes a pillow to celebrate launch? Curriculum Associates, that's who.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mystery Math Museum: App Launch In Pictures

App Store Featured Best New Apps All Categories - Front Page
Our new app, Mystery Math Museum, appeared in the App Store right around the stroke of midnight last Thursday. We timed the launch to coordinate with the weekly App Store refresh and our Halloween marketing push.

The App Store update is always a nail-biter on launch day. It's one thing to go through the Apple approval process and get the "Ready For Sale" green light but it's another thing entirely to get picked by Apple for an App Store feature. I switched my desktop iTunes to the UK store a couple hours ahead of the usual 4pm est refresh to look for any clues that might hint at what to expect when the US store is updated. And last Thursday, I was encouraged to see Mystery Math Museum featured in the UK, so I let myself dream a little...
#99 out of 500,000 iPad apps
When we finally got a look at the freshly stocked US App Store shelves around 4:20pm we were thrilled to see Mystery Math Museum selected as a featured "Best New App" on the App Store front page.

Today Mystery Math Museum is ranked #99 in all iPad apps.

That's 99 out of half a million.

Launch charts #11 Education, #99 Top Overall, #15 Kids, #4 Kids 6-8

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mystery Math Museum is Now Available in the App Store!

Mystery Math Museum Is Here!

If you like Mystery Math Town, you’re really going to like the sequel.
Featuring a brand new town with 8 themed museums to explore and an entirely new cast of quirky characters (along with some old friends), Mystery Math Museum is truly an epic math mystery.

And...we’ve added division to the math practice options.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mystery Math Museum Is Here!

We got the news at 11:38 this morning.
Our new app, Mystery Math Museum, is 'Ready for Sale' in the App Store.
But you still can't have it...yet.
No, that would be rushing things and we try not to do that around here.
We really much prefer to plan our app launches rather than release them all willy-nilly.
After all, we've spent months crafting this game and it deserves a proper release.
We're not planning to make Mystery Math Museum available in the App Store until Thursday, next week.
That should give us enough time to share some promo codes with reviewers we've been talking to, and hopefully generate some buzz before the game appears in the store.
So if you write about kids apps and you want to try Mystery Math Museum, let us know.
The rest of you will just have to wait just a little bit longer.
Hang in there - we think you'll agree, it's worth it.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mystery Math Museum Trading Cards - Collect Them All!

With our new Mystery Math Museum app set to launch for Halloween, we thought we'd give you a little treat while you wait.

It's a whole new set of virtual trading cards, featuring all of the quirky characters from the game, just like the set we made for Mystery Math Town.

We're releasing the cards on all of our social media streams so watch Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest and collect them all!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mystery Math Museum - Video Sneak Peek

You know what it's like when you're walking around a museum all day and you just want a nice, soothing place to rest your tired feet and maybe have a snack?

Yeah, so do we.

Each of the museums in our upcoming Mystery Math Museum kids app offer a comfortable lounge to relax, because even math detectives need a break every now and then.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Mystery Math Museum is Coming This Halloween...

The spooky sequel to Mystery Math Town is coming to the App Store this Halloween.

Mystery Math Museum features an all new town made up of 8 themed museums and an entirely new cast of quirky characters to collect for your gallery.

And...we've added division to the math practice options.

Get a sneak peek here:

The Artgig Apps Parental Gate Button Collection

With the introduction of the new Kids category in the App Store, the issue of properly gating external links so children don't end up in the wild of the internet, has become a hot topic for app developers like us.

Sure, you can make users solve math problems or perform specific gestures to access external links but if you really want to stop kids in their tracks we suggest using the free open source buttons we designed to keep children from scaling the walls to escape your app.

It's the Artgig Apps parental gate button collection...