But instead of trying the old “run fast and pray” strategy that so many technology firms resort to, Ruckus has carefully constructed a strategy that could make them immune to competition...at least for a while. (Read more)
"Takes kids to a whole new level of parental involvement.” (Read more)
“A wealth of content for every learner...Weekly Reader Meter e-mail reports and an online dashboard provide insight... so you know what your child is learning through play....you never have to wait to get the information you need about your child’s learning." (Read more)
"Watch Out LeapPad: Ruckus Reader for iPad launches” (Read more)
“A helluva deal....” (Read more)
“Bound to be the darling of teachers, parents, and anyone who is concerned about making sure children read.” (Read more)
"Television isn't the only form of screen time." (Read more)
"With Ruckus Reader, parents have a unique opportunity to offer their kids something fun and engaging that will expand their reading ability and keep parents involved in their child's development." (Read more)
"What are you waiting for? There are a 1/2 dozen free Ruckus Reader books FREE for the taking waiting for you and your child right now in the App Store! Check them out and see if they are a good fit for you and your family...then consider signing up for their program!" (Read more)
Publisher's Weekly reports: Ruckus Ramps Up (Read more)
Our CEO Rick Richter was named "a long time publishing industry veteran" and was named one of the 5 eBook publishing experts to watch by Media Bistro. (Read more)
Spot the Dot was voted one of the best kid's book apps of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews. (Read more)
The Top Ten Apps of 2011, according to School Library Journal, included our own Spot the Dot.
My Little Pony iPad App Review
"The recent announcement of a new innovative children’s transmedia imprint partnership between Ruckus Media Group and Scholastic is a further indication of how the big players will work to make the space financially viable." (Read More)
"Scholastic is bolstering its digital book library by teaming with year-old indie digital publisher Ruckus Media to deliver original children’s stories across a variety of formats." (Read more)
"Children's digital developer Ruckus Media is joining with Scholastic to create the Scholastic Ruckus imprint, a joint venture that will publish a wide range of children's and teen content across all platforms, from interactive content and transmedia projects to e-books, enhanced e-books and print." (Read More)
Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company today announced the creation of a new innovative children’s transmedia imprint with Ruckus Media Group, an independent digital publisher and creator of award-winning interactive stories and learning games. Read more...
Coldplay and David A. Carter
"A limited-edition pop-up version will also be available-in that: a book with graffiti pop-up art designed by David A. Carter, vinyl and CD, as well as photographs and journals." (Read full article)
"Educationally speaking, this app is most appropriate for toddlers learning colors and shapes. The exquisite designs will catch the eye and interest of older kids, as well as the parents, and keep all entertained." Read more here.
"Spot the Dot is the type of app I can see becoming a part of the breadth of a child’s play experience, an experience that includes playdough, cut-and-paste, hide and seek and in the 21st century some interactive screen time as well." Read more here.
"Ruckus sounds like it has a lot in the pipeline that is worth keeping an eye out for. Including their next ebook written specifically for the iPad titled Spot the Dot which you should keep an eye out for." Read more here.
"We have some big plans for licensing with some key brands down the road,” said Rick Richter, founder and CEO of Ruckus. “We want to be where kids are already, with brands that they enjoy and want to have full immersion in. Ultimately, we are on devices that kids want to be using and are using more and more." Read more here.
A Present for Milo and Velveteen Rabbit are Parents' Choice Award winners! We are humbled, honored and thrilled. See the list of winners and read more here.
Ruckus Mobile Media to Produce Hasbro Apps
"Hasbro and Ruckus Mobile Media have announced a strategic licensing agreement to jointly develop original mobile interactive storybook apps based on Hasbro brands based on Tonka Chuck and Friends, My Little Pony and Transformers Prime" [read more]
"While the iPad’s swift adoption has been the catalyst for the ebook’s ascent, Richter understands that parents are hesitant about giving their kids too much screen time." [read more]
Our CEO Rick Richter was featured on NPR this morning. Read the article and hear the audio clip here.
A Present for Milo wins again! Our beloved app won the Mom's Choice Award® for Best In Family-Friendly Products (or Services).
Included in JWT's annual "100 Things to Watch" list for 2011
"'Milo' raises the bar for interactivity within the book apps category, and its delightful surprise ending will have kids wanting to read it again and again." - USAToday.com
“Ever wish Meryl Streep (or anyone else besides you, really?) would read your kid THE VELVETEEN RABBIT? Check out Ruckus Media’s collection of … apps of classic stories narrated by celebs.” – Parenting
Ruckus Media Group Children's Books for iPhone and iPad
When I was a kid, my parents used to read to me every night before I went to bed. Lovely as that experience was, it's also true that, try as they might, my parents lacked the vocal talent to really bring the characters in those stories to life...(read more)
Picture Books in the Digital Age
Sharing picture books with our children is among the great pleasures of being a parent: Bringing home stacks of stories from the library, very special books wrapped in birthday paper, tattered covers of books read over and over again...(read more)
Getting Meryl Streep to Read Your Child to Sleep
I'm pretty sure that most mamas will agree that there's nothing--nothing!--like a good children's book. Or a box full of them. Or, if your kids are anything like my 3-year-old, a bedroom that is basically Book Central...(read more)
Introducing Ruckus Mobile Media: What Happens When the Big Fish Come to Town?
Last week I had the pleasure to talk to Rick Richter, CEO of Ruckus Mobile Media, who is releasing a line of children's book apps to the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile platforms. Rick's knowledge of the children's book industry is substantial given his former role as President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing...(read more)
5 Suggestions for Children's App Developers
Great content goes a long way. So does great talent. Ruckus Media are one of the new, big kids on the block. They are producing eBooks with the likes of Robin Williams and Denzel Washington as the voice talent, and B.B. King and Elvis Costello producing music...(read more)
More Kids Stuff
Ruckus Media Group's, a family-centric mobile entertainment, Mobile Media releases its first animated kid's story apps on iTunes and are available in 76 countries. These initial kid-targeted play, read and record story apps ($3.99/each) feature stories from the Rabbit Ears Library...(read more)
Kid's Story App by Ruckus Mobile Media Released for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
Everyone knows that it is more than a little difficult to keep kids entertained while they are in a car, right? Well, the Ruckus Mobile Media Group announced today in a press release that the company released its first iOS apps (finally) and they feature classic children's stories that will do just that...(read more)
John Henry Hammers His Way Into App Store
Ruckus Media Group has just released an amazing new app that works with both the iPhone/iPod touch and the iPad. John Henry is a delightful tale for readers of all ages...(read more)
Ruckus Seeks to Add Features
They want to turn out the best quality product,” said William Bryant, publicity manager for Ruckus Media. “They don’t have an open platform; they’re looking for you to hit a certain number of benchmarks and product that can last essentially as long as you have your device...(read more)
Ruckus Media Launches Mobile Apps for HD Videos of Children's Stories
Ever hand a child three years or older an iPhone or iPod touch and watch what happens? They take to it like a duck to water. You might not get the device back....(read more)
Tech Tale: Company to Release Children's Story Apps
Pop-up Books: Move Over.
Rick Richter Raises Ruckus
Kids' Digital Books Take the App Route
Picture this: A child cozies up for a bedtime story, but with an electronic book that allows her to, say, tickle a character, record her own voice reading or complete a maze...(read more)
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Meryl Streep Reads The Velveteen Rabbit In New Children's App
With the popularity surrounding some kids book apps like Oceanhouse Media's Dr.Seuss apps, it seems that kids books are taking off in the app world these days. Today, a new company called Ruckus Media Group, which calls itself "a global family entertainment company," announced its entry into the market...(read more)
Richter Launches Ruckus Media, a Kids' Digital Publishing Venture
Rick Richter, former president and publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, is returning as the head of a new media company, Ruckus Media Group, a global family entertainment company that will specialize in creating high-definition animation apps for children aimed at the mobile computing market...(read more)
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