by Holly Fink, Ruckus Media Staff Marketing Specialist
Welcome to our new weekly feature where you can sample our new, forthcoming and sometimes tried-and-true bestselling apps with first-come, first-served samples (each week we’ll be offering between 25 – 50 freebie download codes). It’s simple:
- If you have an Apple mobile device and want to receive a complimentary copy of our weekly featured app title, simply agree to write a brief review right here at our blog. Tell us what you loved about the app (or not) and why (or why not).
- Just click on the "Order your reviewer's copy now" section of each post and send an email with your name; we’ll send you a download code -- and off you go. Then we'll eagerly await your review.
- Please post your review directly on this site: just click on the "comments" link at the bottom of the title's post. (If you’re a blogger or have an e-newsletter, feel free to post your review there too!) We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!
OUR FIRST OFFERING:
A PRESENT FOR MILO by Mike Austin
FOR iPAD ONLY!
Story: With over 80 tap-able objects that initiate more than 125 animations just right for active young fingers and minds, this interactive exciting cat-chases-mouse story is ideal for pre-readers and young readers alike. With simple vocabulary and sound-out words, A PRESENT FOR MILO provides a fun, engaging read-to or read-aloud experience at a terrific value ($1.99).
Who’s knocking on the mouse hole? When mouse peeks out, he sees M lo…and off they go! Down the hall…through the kitchen…up the stairs…across the piano…around and around and around and around—Milo and mouse turn the house upside down as they scamper, pounce, jump, and bounce through every room. It’s a spirited chase right up to the exuberant surprise ending!
Perfect for pre-readers and young readers—all animations, narration, and sound effects are activated by a simple finger swipe or tap.
Includes read-along text (that repeats when tapped) and comical narration by the author.
Each screen draws the reader into the story, opening with slapstick chase animations that repeat (and sometimes change) when you touch the main characters.
Users get to join the fun in Milo’s topsy-turvy world: touch objects in every room to see over 125 animations—dozens of hidden surprises on every screen!
Hours of fun with a thoroughly engaging story, animations, tap-able surprises and silly sound effects—a perfect digital storybook.
Story behind the story: “We’re especially proud of A PRESENT FOR MILO because the design is intuitive, anticipating where the young child will want to interact with the story,” says Rick Richter, CEO, Ruckus Mobile Media. “It’s the perfect combination of a high quality story, told just right for 2-5 year old set, that fully engages the child on mom’s or dad’s lap as well as the independent reader. And it’s this synthesis that caught the attention of a top children’s book publisher and led to our first app-to-children’s book deal.” Based on the storyboards and app design, literary agent Rubin Pfeffer sold a 3-book deal for MILO and creator Mike Austin to Blue Apple Books. If that’s not proof of the right-on quality of this app, what is?
ORDER YOUR REVIEWER’S COPY NOW.