Elmo’s Monster Maker is ready for the holidays for both iphones and ipads. That’s right, for ipads! Elmo’s Monster Maker is now in HD.
Add dreidels, lights, peppermint candies and more to your new monster friends! It’s available on the iTunes App store and Elmo approves it.
Hooray for HD holiday cheer!
Find Out Why IDEO’s World Class Research Separates The Kids From The Adults!
Wired.com’s Geek Dad was interested in finding out how IDEO’s Toy Lab has been able to sustain success with their iPhone apps for kids, and more recently their work on the iPad. IDEO has partnered with such great toy brands as Sesame Street, Fisher-Price and have even won awards for their work in this space. So what makes a great app for kids? The answer may surprise you! Let’s just say that the Toy Inventors at IDEO do their homework.
-The IDEO Toy Lab Team
Posted by lancito on Aug 3, 2010 in iPhone Apps For Kids
Hello Fans of IDEO Toy Lab apps,
We’ve got a lot of great news, including just released – Balloonimals HD for the iPad, Elmo’s Monster Maker, Count TV and Balloonimals win big in Babble.com’s “Top 50 iPhone Apps For Kids,” and a VERY FUNNY video (at least we think so) that show’s how we initially prototyped Elmo’s Monster Maker…you’ve come a loooong way baby!
Whew, that’s a lot, so let’s get started!
iPad Enhanced Balloonimals HD – JUST RELEASED!!! – New Interactions! Exclusive Content!
Add Balloonimals to the list of lovable characters that are now available in High-Definition!
If you have ever watched the local news in HD and seen the imperfections on the broadcaster’s skin, don’t worry, Balloonimals in HD have perfect, glossy and blemish-free skin. But don’t take our word for it, download Balloonimals HD now for your iPad and see just how beautiful the colorful Balloonimal characters are in High-Definition.
Balloonimals HD has incredibly smooth animations, new interactions that are unique to the iPad (such as auto-rotation), and more, only available in HD on the iPad.
Elmo, The Count, and Balloonimals Winners Of Babble’s Top 50 Favorite iPhone Apps For Kids!
IDEO is incredibly honored to hold THREE (“1, 2, 3, ha, ha, ha!” as The Count would say) spots in this exclusive list.
Thanks goes out to everyone at Babble.com who took the time to play with all of those apps (what a fun job!) and recognized IDEO’s commitment to creating fun, entertaining and educational experiences for kids to enjoy with their parents.
“Elmo’s Monster Maker” The Early Years – See How IDEO Prototypes New App Concepts…And Has Some Fun In The Process
Being an App Inventor and a Toy Inventor is haaaaaard work. But we still manage to have some fun in the process.
Watch this never before released video to see an actual presentation that eventually evolved into the beloved Elmo’s Monster Maker app that you’ve all come to know and enjoy.
Watch the video and let us know what you think on our Balloonimals Fan Page on Facebook.
Well, that’s it for now. Thanks for being the best app fans ever!
P.S. We’ve noticed a lot of our Fans forwarding these articles to your friends who have been signing up to become Fans of our apps too. Thanks for sharing the love!
P.P.S. So, a little bird told me that a new Balloonimals app might be in the works that more resembles a game than the current incarnations. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone!
If you or your little ones are a Ballooni-maniac and would like to see a Balloonimals game, Join our Balloonimals Discussion on Facebook and comment on your favorite mobile app game or what kind of Balloonimals game you would like to see, and your wish may just come true. Don’t be shy, JOIN THE CONVERSATION, and you just might get a FREE Balloonimals HD promo code for your iPad (if we really like your post)!
-The IDEO Toy Lab Team
Here’s your chance to name our latest Balloonimals, a duck and a pair of snail twins. That’s right, a very luck “Balloonimaniac” will have their proposed names chosen as the official names for our latest Balloonimals. This fun promotion coincides with the release of an updated Balloonimals app for the iPhone/iPod Touch, as well as the announcement of an HD version of Balloonimals for the iPad to be released soon.
The update for the iPhone/iPod Touch includes a new duck Balloonimal in addition to the snails from our last update, higher quality animations, motion blur and other bug fixes. Furthermore, Balloonimals will be released for the iPad in the next few weeks and will include High-Definition animations, which are only available on the iPad. How cool is that!
If you haven’t seen our popular Balloonimals Page on Facebook where you can name the new Balloonimals, then you are missing a lot. It has been getting plenty of attention since we added colorful images with the names of all Balloonimals, linked it to IDEOToyLab’s Twitter account and added interesting discussion topics, like what you would like to see in a Balloonimals game.
So what are you waiting for? Being a Balloonimaniac is not a spectator sport, it’s about participating in the Balloonimals community, joining the discussion and sharing your love of Balloonimals with your friends, family and little ones.
If you don’t propose a better name for the duck and snail twins, we are just going to call them Eugene, Gertrude and Garth, and no one would want that (unless those are your names, oops!). So head on over to the Balloonimals Page on Facebook, “Like” our page and suggest some better names by clicking on the “Discussions” tab.