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What dedication! We have definitely been working hard on our brand new apps over the summer

We worked hard over the “summer holiday” on our apps.

I continued working on the programming code for both apps, especially with regards to the iPad. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to develop the iPhone section further, except for some interesting experiments on Animals Live: the first of our apps which will be launched at the end of October.

Daphne skilfully recorded all the sentences about the animals that the children will listen to while playing and learning with our app. She and Carlo have been very helpful in structuring the English version of this website.

If we keep going at this pace, by the end of September Animals Live will be ready to send to Apple for their approval. So, 50% of the target that we strive to achieve, that is to publish at least two apps on the App Store, will be successfully accomplished…

(Fabio)

Tests on our iPad apps

Major tests on our apps this week.

We worked hard on Animals Live. The progress is remarkable: the high definition pictures are excellent, flicking-though them is smooth and the sounds are realistic. The “learning” section of the app is virtually concluded. Albeit some further tweaks have been made on the second app, we’re currently focusing all our efforts on Animals Live.

We’ve also tested scrupulously our apps on iPad, getting some operations spot on, e.g. the opening and closing of the programs, selecting all the animals, etc. …

Everything seems to run smoothly in both the apps. This is definitely a good sign. As soon as we record the definitive version of the voices for our apps we'll pilot them, asking some kids to play with them and get their “feedback”. Hopefully everything will work as it is supposed to and they'll enjoy the experience…

We’re working very hard, day and night, but we’re keen to soldier on! Sometimes these apps appear in our dreams, though…

(Fabio)

Animals Live is going to be our first app for kids

Animals Live will be the name of the first of our two apps due to be released shortly. The name in the Italian version might be changed, but Animals Live will definitely be the name for the English version, which specifically addresses kids and will be available for iPads and iPhones.

The idea is quite straightforward: to learn while having fun. With Animals Live it will be possible to gather useful information about animals while looking at astonishing pictures and listening to realistic sounds. We’re aware that some similar apps already exist on the market both for iPad and iPhone. However, our app holds specific features that will allow it to stand out from the crowd. This will be true also for our second app, which will be ready by the end of 2012.

We believe that it is possible to produce slick apps even without using bewildering special effects. At the end of the day, everything boils down to attention to detail as well as appreciation of the feedback that children give us while playing with our pilot-apps.

The difference between good and bad apps can be seen through simple things like the colours used, the position of the elements on the interface and how easy and straightforward it is to use.

We’ve put in a huge amount of effort; we literally spend nights working at our desks aiming to get the job done as soon as possible maintaining high quality standards. Especially for Animals Live the progress is noteworthy and the tests that we conducted on the iPad version of the app left us satisfied. We hope we’ll feel the same degree of satisfaction when we test the iPhone version of the app…

(Fabio)