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Chhota Bheem & Friends and Krishna come alive on Magzter

Green Gold Animation Pvt Ltd (India) signs up with the New York based Magzter to have its comics for children and young adults distributed digitally, worldwide. The world’s largest and fastest growing global digital multi-platform newsstand and magazine store Magzter brings on-board another well-established, media and publication house from India, Green Gold Comics; further strengthening its digital presence in the country. The comics that will be available include Chhota Bheem and Krishna. Magzter will also be creating a stand-alone for Green Gold Comics for the newsstand.

Chhota Bheem is the story of the hero of the village, Dholakpur, a mythical land in India. Chhota Bheem is a brave, strong, intelligent and kind, 9 year old boy and his friends Chutki, Raju and Jaggu. The rival Kalia and his sidekicks, Dholu and Bholu continue to weave plots designed to defeat Bheem, but in vain. Read Where is Bheem?, Happy New Year, USP at Dholakpur, Tree House, Magical Hat, The Giraffe and more on Magzter. Each Chhota Bheem comic is priced at USD $0.99 for a single issue.

Krishna tells the story of the Lord himself in Vrindavan. Courageous, mischievous and lovable, he along with his friends Balram, Udho and Madho spread happiness in Vrindavan. Krishna’s mischievous and miraculous stories in Mathura are enthralling and truly exciting. Read more in Krishna – The Birth, Krishna in Vrindavan, Krishna- Makhan Chor and Krishna – The Death of Kansa. Each Krishna comic is priced at USD $0.99 for a single issue.

“With our Magzter association, Chhota Bheem will now reach all his fans across the globe We are very pleased to partner with Magzter to expand our online distribution of Chhota Bheem and Krishna digital comics and magazines. We are confident that Magzter with its 21 million subscribers will help us increase our audiences and our interactive footprint, globally. We continue to seek new methods to engage with global readers who are looking for digital content and the Magzter platform gives us that,” said Srinivas Chilakalapudi, Chief Strategy Officer, Green Gold Animation.

“Green Gold Animation has a host of titles that are immensely popular among almost all the audience segments in India. My children too are huge fans of the animated TV series of Chhota Bheem; a great way to bring Indian classics alive. The digital availability of the Chhota Bheem and Krishna series of comics is sure to delight children and parents around the world; powered by Magzter,” said Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.

“We are extremely proud to have with us Green Gold Animation, the only Indian company to diversify into multiple domains. Their Chhota Bheem and Krishna series of comics are such fun to read. Green Gold Animation is also a pioneer in exploring new revenue streams and Magzter is happy to have been chosen to distribute their content digitally across the globe,” said Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.

Green Gold has been a pioneer in creating wholesome entertainment for kids of all ages and is known for its hugely popular & path breaking original content. It is the first Indian company reaching out to global audience with original Indian animated content.
The popularity of the characters has transcended over the years and it helped the company to establish itself as a leading player in Licensing & Merchandising, Digital Business, Branded Stores, Events and so on. Started in 2001 by Mr. Rajiv Chilaka (Founder & CEO) Green Gold Animation is one of the first few entrants in the Indian animation industry with the unique knowledge of developing original IP Content. It created a niche for itself in the industry by producing Vikram Betal, Krishna series, Krishna Balram, Chorr Police and the hugely popular Chhota Bheem. They have 85 comic titles like Chota Bheem, Krishna, Mighty Raju and more.

The popularity of the characters has transcended over the years and it helped the company to establish itself as a leading player in Licensing & Merchandising, Digital Business and other key focus areas. With 9000 minutes of produced content (350 TV episodes & 50 TV movies) till date, Green Gold is a leading content provider to all the major kids TV channels across the world. Green Gold Animation clearly established itself as a leader in producing Original Indian Animated Content and it is also the only Indian company to diversify itself in to L&M, Digital Media, Theatrical movie production, Branded stores and so on. The future is definitely very bright and Green Gold hopes to maintain its lead as the producer of popular and original animated content, while it continues to take original Indian content to all the other countries across the world.

Magzter counts among its publisher customers some marquee names including Hearst (USA), Conde Nast (USA), Newsweek (USA), AMI (USA), Dennis Publishing (UK), Haymarket (UK), Media24 (South Africa), Edipresse Asia (HK), India Today Group (India), WorldWide Media (India), MAXIM Inc. (USA), Black Enterprise (USA), Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore), RBA (Spain), Grupo Expansion (MX), ePub Direct, Casemate Group, Ivy Press, Oxbow Books, AUK, Gill & McMillan, Westland, Arcturus Publishing Ltd, Osprey Group, Leadstart Publishing, Panoma Press and has been rapidly expanding its publisher base with magazines and books from more than 50 countries including USA, UK, Germany, Spain, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, etc., making Magzter truly the #1 choice for book readers and publishers the world over.

Magzter – Magazine & Book Store 3.2.1 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. The app is also available on Google Play, and Windows 8, the web, Amazon App Store and Kindle Fire and is expanding to more platforms soon. Magzter’s easy purchase and renewal systems ensure subscriptions are paid on time, eliminating the need for paper checks and postal mail issues. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter.

Funeko Adds New Levels & Prizes to PicSo – Pic Something

Worldwide fans of Funeko’s PicSo – Pic Something, and those who haven’t yet discovered this refreshingly different and endlessly entertaining no-cost picture game app, can now head to the App Store and download the latest version 1.1, which features amazing new levels and generous new prizes. Designed exclusively for iPhone, PicSo – Pic Something brilliantly blends picture sharing, challenging quizzes, fun gaming and social networking in a totally unique way.

Here’s how it works:

* Users start by taking a new picture with their iPhone, or selecting an existing picture from their device’s camera roll

* Next, they edit their picture (if they wish) to make it more interesting and less obvious. The app’s built-in, easy-to-use photo editing tools include: Draw, Filter, Adjust, Effect, Blur & Focus and more

* After that, they either choose a specific Facebook, Twitter or PicSo user to play against, or they make their challenge public to anyone looking for a game

* Then, they send the photo along with a question, such as “what is the object in this photo?” or “what movie am I watching?” They can also add helpful hints, if they wish

* If the challenger guesses correctly, they earn a point. If they guess incorrectly, the sender earns a point

Also, users can browse a variety of categories – including movies, music, history, geography, lifestyle, business, culture, TV and many more – to participate in any challenges that have been made public.

Other features include:
* A Leaderboard that displays PicSo users who have the most points
* The ability for each user to create a personal PicSo profile that includes all of their previous and current challenges, along with their level and point total
* A very cool “Play Random” button that lets users face a variety of challenges from different categories

And now in the new version 1.1, users can enjoy a new ranking feature that lets them climb a level every time they earn 20 points. Plus, users win $50 whenever they earn 50 points.

“PicSo – Pic Something is guaranteed never to become boring and repetitive, because there’s always a different photo and someone new to challenge,” commented a spokesperson from Funeko. “And unlike other apps, users can share images and have fun playing against their friends at the same time – not one instead of the other!”

PicSo – Pic Something 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

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Lottie Dottie Chicken: huge success in Latin America lands in US

Lottie Dottie is a chicken, Purple Rooster is her guy. Lottie Dottie wears a skirt, Purple Rooster wears a tie. You probably never heard this before, but Latin American kids have listened to this song more than a billion times.

Created by Bromelia and published by 01Digital, Lottie Dottie is launching its app for iOS and Android, which has videos and activities targeting kids under seven. Already among the top grossing apps for kids in Latin American countries including Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina, the company is hoping to claim the top spot in North America and other English speaking countries.

Lottie Dottie’s YouTube channel has 3.3m subscribers and 1.8bn lifetime views. Since 2010, Lottie Dottie Chicken (Galinha Pintadinha in Portuguese or Gallina Pintadita in Spanish) has conquered the hearts of the little ones with new versions of traditional songs. Their video clips are full of funny and educational animations that teach kids how good it is to sing and learn. The franchise also has about 600 licensed products.

App Features:
* 14 video clips in English with Lottie Dottie Chicken – Including 1 Free
* 13 video clips in Spanish with Gallina Pintadita – Including 1 Free
* 57 video clips in Portuguese with Galinha Pintadinha – Including 4 Free
* Playlist: Watch all clips at any order. Keep your child entertained.
* Parental control: Player controls can be hidden, and Purchase process is secure
* Fun and Play: Images to collect, paint, play with puzzles and share
* Watch on TV with your Apple TV or Chromecast
* Universal App: Buy once and get access in all iOS devices (iPad, iPhone e iPod touch)
* Sing together and have fun with your family and friends

Your kids will be engaged with videos and interactive activities through a child-friendly interface. Nice and funny songs will put the whole family to dance uniting generations. Your little one will have fun and could even learn their first words in Portuguese and Spanish. As we all know, kids love to watch the same things over and over again. So you can download a song once, and they can access it whenever, even without a data connection. And you can watch on TV if you have an Apple TV or Chromecast.

About Bromelia:
Bromelia is a Campinas-based animation and musical studio where Lottie Dottie Chicken was born. With children under seven in mind, the project unites generations with its new versions of the traditional Brazilian culture. Their video clips are full of funny and educational animations that teach kids how good it is to sing and learn.

Lottie Dottie Chicken 3.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

Siesta Testa – Your Best Parenting Trick For An Easy Bedtime

Parents regularly struggle to get their young children to go to bed, for the simple reason that children can’t be swayed from their sole goal of not going to bed! Intuitively and infinitely better negotiators than parents, children use lengthy arguments, tantrums and tears to convince their parents that it is definitely not time for a snooze. And too often, they win the fight just because we as parents get worn down. But no longer! Siesta Testa can help children understand that, just like their toys, they too have batteries that need to be charged in order to work. This handy app shows them how!

“Kids will accept the results far sooner from a device than from their parent, who is clearly up to something, simply wrong, or the standard favourite, just being mean!”

Children believe that they know best and can’t understand why no one listens when then say “I’m not ready for bed.” And so, Siesta Testa was born – to convince children that the only way to charge their batteries is to sleep. Without their batteries being charged, children will not have enough energy to play later and will miss out on all the fun!

Good, old fashioned trickery at its best. Realistically, no app can detect the energy levels of a child. Siesta Testa is simply intended as leverage to get your child to go to sleep. No guilt for pulling the blanket over their eyes, so to speak!

How Siesta Testa Works – Like most parenting tricks, Siesta Testa requires some background discussion:
* Your child needs to believe that they have batteries in their body. Have fun with your child deciding where in your body your batteries are – in your toes, eye, knees?
* Explain to your child that, like toys and phones, they too need to charge their batteries to work properly.
* For toys and phones, this means plugging it into the wall to get charged, but for people, we need to sleep to renew our energy.

Once the seed is planted, using Siesta Testa is simple. After setting up a profile for each child with their usual sleep routines, the child tests their battery levels by holding their finger on the screen. Magic happens as a green sonar flash swipes over the screen, the device (if available) vibrates, techno sounding sonar sounds play, pulse blasts fire, radial locators expand outwards and binary data displays during testing. This space-age looking test not only gives the impression to the child that there is some highly complex scientific algorithm being run along with state-of-the-art biometric analysis but it is also fun and exciting for the child and as part of a routine to trigger for them to go to bed. After testing is completed, an image of the child is displayed confirming to the child that the result is theirs. An animated battery appears on the screen, showing a representation of the child’s “remaining energy.” The Premium version also allows the user to set the result they want shown, regardless of the recorded sleep routines. This is really useful after those long days of playing, sugar-filled parties and over-stimulated children! It’s also a useful aid for children suffering jet-lag to try and get them back into their routine.

Health Benefits:
It’s often believed that kids, as with adults, can catch up on their sleep at a later ‘more convenient’ time. This is not true, and sleep deprivation can result in many health concerns such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, attention deficit disorder amongst others. Kids just can’t understand how important it is to sleep, what with the fun of TV, iPads and toys just a few doors away!

Tips:
The Siesta Testa was born out of necessity – the developer husband and wife team could simply not get their three-year old to sleep. So, some tips to ensure best results:
* For the first few days, introduce the child to Siesta Testa by letting them test their energy levels several times a day. They will see their own different ‘battery levels’ throughout the day, and be convinced that it’s the real deal.
* Explain to your child about their batteries – how they get run down, what it means for their energy levels, and how they can easily recharge them by having a snooze. Let your child have fun deciding where their batteries are in their bodies.
* Set up a profile for yourself too – this way your child can see that they have to go to bed before you as they have the least energy.

Calculating The Displayed Energy Levels:
* The percentage of energy remaining is calculated as the time between the child’s normal scheduled sleep and waking times, defined by you during the initial profile setup. For example, if a child’s routine is to go to sleep at 8pm and wake at 8am, then at 8am they will show 100% energy, at 2pm they will show 50% and just before bed at 8pm, they will see only 1% battery power left.

If your child is testing themselves during a time when they should be asleep, then the result is determined in one of two ways:
* During the first half of the period in which they should be asleep, the energy level shown is 1%. This is for children who fight the urge to sleep and may demand to be retested. You won’t want 100% showing if they test an hour after they should have gone to bed.
* During the second half of the supposed-to-be-asleep period, the result is altered to show a reduced energy level until their next sleep is completed.

Siesta Testa 1.0.2 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. A limited number of Promotional Codes are available to the media. Journalists interested in receiving one for a complementary Siesta Testa should contact us. In addition, high resolution images of screenshots and icons, interviews and any other information/media is available by request.

Picks biggest update, 1.1 is available September 16 – on the App Store

Snarkbots, Inc. is releasing their biggest update to Picks yet, available September 16 – on the App Store. A social media experience built around the things one loves, Picks allows users to search, discover, save, and share favorite books, movies, restaurants, podcasts, TV shows, and more. Users can search for info on the latest releases, create lists, share favorites with friends, keep track of what their friends are doing, or broadcast their Picks to the world. Picks brings all one’s favorite things to one location that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

Features:
* Make great lists: Top 10 horror movies. Restaurants to visit. Best TV shows of the 90’s. Books for a book club. Planning a cross country road trip. Create any list and use it to easily share favorites with friends

* To-do’s that aren’t just words: Why should lists be just pencil on paper, or just a notes file? Wouldn’t it be great if to read descriptions about books, watch a movie trailer, get the address for a restaurant, or find out how long that movie is.

* Recommend to friends: Send a recommendation to Picks pals. Also text, e-mail, Tweet, Facebook, or get social however you want. Just send a link to great tip

* Read and write reviews. Share your opinion on your favorite, or least favorite items.

* Discover what friends like: Want to be kept in the loop when friends are doing something fun? Just follow the suggestions and updates of friends! Picks is a great way to get ideas for new things to try

* Broadcast to the world: Picks can make it easier to coordinate fun outings with friends. Want to see the new superhero movie or get a group together to go the new bar? Just push the broadcast button and friends will be able to join in the conversation

Picks 1.10 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. For all other information, contact Joe Fabisevich.

Auction Wars: Storage King on iOS massively drops its price

GameDigits Ltd., a leading developer of digital mobile and tablet video games, announced today that its chart topping, high review scoring game, Auction Wars: Storage King, has had its price reduced by a massive 66%. The popular app now sports the lowest price possible for a premium game on the iOS App Store.

Just like in the popular reality TV shows, which the game is inspired by, the player steps into the shoes of a professional buyer and visits the storage auctions. If they play well they can uncover hidden treasure, and make BIG money! Players go head to head against realistic in-game opponents. If they can hold their nerve, and make the right call, they’ll walk away with the loot and a tidy profit! But be buyers be warned; that mysterious looking chest could contain a priceless artefact, or it could be full of worthless junk!

As the player makes money, they earn the right to visit better auction houses, and higher quality items come up for grabs. The most successful players are invited to enter a mysterious and prestigious auction house, where the finest and rarest items can be won. Players aim to not only make the biggest profits, but also find and collect each and every item in the game.

Following the game topping charts around the world, and earning rave reviews from fans, the developers are dropping the price; in the hope that more players will be able to enjoy the game.

Lindsey Greenwood from GameDigits Ltd. commented “We’ve been thrilled with the way Auction Wars: Storage King has been received. We currently hold a high star rating on the App Store, and our players combined have played over ten million virtual auctions! These stats are fantastic, but we have big plans for the game and they’re right around the corner. To help with those plans, we’d like to get as many people playing as possible, and so we’ve decided to lower the price.”

The app also offers full support for Game Center, with players able to unlock a number of achievements, competing against friends and strangers alike on the leaderboards.

Auction Wars: Storage King 1.4 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. If you’re interested in learning more about Auction Wars: Storage King, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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GameDigits slashes the price of Auction Wars: Storage King

GameDigits Ltd., a leading developer of digital mobile and tablet video games, announced today that its chart topping, 4.5 star review scoring game, Auction Wars: Storage King, has had its price reduced by a massive 50%. The popular app now sports the lowest price possible for a premium game on the iOS App Store.

Just like in the popular reality TV shows, which the game is inspired by, the player steps into the shoes of a professional buyer and visits the storage auctions. If they play well they can uncover hidden treasure, and make BIG money! Players go head to head against realistic in-game opponents. If they can hold their nerve, and make the right call, they’ll walk away with the loot and a tidy profit! But be buyers be warned; that mysterious looking chest could contain a priceless artefact, or it could be full of worthless junk!

As the player makes money, they earn the right to visit better auction houses, and higher quality items come up for grabs. The most successful players are invited to enter a mysterious and prestigious auction house, where the finest and rarest items can be won. Players aim to not only make the biggest profits, but also find and collect each and every item in the game.

Following the game topping charts around the world, and earning rave reviews from fans, the developers are dropping the price; in the hope that more players will be able to enjoy the game.

Lindsey Greenwood from GameDigits Ltd. commented “We’ve been thrilled with the way Auction Wars: Storage King has been received. We currently have a 4.5 star rating on the App Store, and our players combined have played over three million virtual auctions! These stats are fantastic, but we have big plans for the game and they’re right around the corner. To help with those plans, we’d like to get as many people playing as possible, and so we’ve decided to lower the price.”

The app also offers full support for Game Center, with players able to unlock a number of achievements, competing against friends and strangers alike on the leader boards.

Auction Wars: Storage King 1.2 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. If you’re interested in learning more about Auction Wars: Storage King, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

time2words for iOS – Minimalist Text Clock Is Now Donationware

HELIOSapps today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of time2words 2.1 for iOS, an update to its minimalistic, multilingual clock that displays the approximate time as text. Now offered as donationware and free forever, time2words can transform any large screen display into video art. Internally accurate to the second, time2words also features orientation in portrait or landscape mode, white letters on a black background or the reverse, and localization for eight languages. A marvelous objet d’art on any iDevice, viewers relax as the staggered text fades from “almost two thirty” to “two thirty” to “just after two thirty.” By converting the time into an elegant text read-out, the pace of living decelerates and users are free from the tyranny of the sweep-second hand and digital readout.

Version 2.1 includes several performance optimizations and some adjustments for iOS 7. However, the most striking change is that the app has been converted to “donationware.” When users like the app, they are given the opportunity to “tip the developers.” These donations will help contribute to the app’s further development.

Feature Highlights:
* time2words is now donationware and FREE forever
* Time can be displayed in eight languages: English (American or British), French, Spanish, Italian, German, Bavarian-German, Austrian-German, and Swiss-German
* Two display modes: white on black or black on white, which complements white iDevices perfectly
* Display brightness is adjustable
* Hour gong (can be switched on/off)
* Custom time can be set (convenient while traveling)
* Device’s auto-lock feature can be deactivated (so that time2words is permanently switched on)
* Shows the current time with an accuracy of plus/minus two-and-a-half minutes
* Draws the line between day and night at 12:00 noon and 12:00 midnight, respectively – either noon or midnight will light up
* With an iDevice and an Apple TV 2/3 (or a HDMI adapter), you can convert your TV into a stylish clock
* time2words runs as a Universal app on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

time2words succeeds both aesthetically and functionally. Every two-and-a-half minutes, the modern display gracefully changes, and two, three, or four words light up from a permanent collection of 25. time2words will be appreciated by those who love great design and appreciate how inanimate objects in the environment impinge on behavior. Its unexpected, idiomatic method of conveying the time of day has the effect of de-emphasizing the passage of time. Therefore, people are more likely to enjoy one another’s company, chat, and decompress with time2words on display.

“With the decision to make time2words ‘donationware,’ we are trying to explore new ways of generating revenues from our apps,” says Jan Schulenberg of HELIOSapps. “In an ever tougher app market, it is not easy to stand out and get new customers to buy your app. On the other hand, just ‘giving away’ an app certainly is not a solid business model. So we decided to provide all potential new users to download the app free of charge and decide for themselves what the app is worth to them. Here at HELIOSapps, we strongly believe in the quality and value of our apps, and are certain users will as well.”

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The clock that writes time – time2words 2.10 – is free (forever!) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.

The Activity Bible 1.0 iOS apps – Bible Stories and Activities for Kids

BCNmultimedia and Anno Domini International announce the release of The Activity Bible for Kids under 7 app and The Activity Bible for Kids over 7 app. Each app contains 42 Bible Stories with 84 activities directed at boys and girls under 7 years/over 7 years to make teaching the Bible more effective. The Activity Bible for Kids under 7 app and The Activity Bible for Kids over 7 app provide you with a set of resources to work the Bible Stories at home, at school, at catechesis or at Sunday School. On the other app you will find the same 42 stories explained with a language most suitable to their age and with activities that fit their level.

The stories you will find in The Activity Bible apps are adaptations of the Bible texts with a level of language and comprehension to fit each age. Su Box and Leena Lane adapt the Bible texts and Graham Round is the author of all illustrations. The activities of The Activity Bible are useful to help remember certain points of the story in a more ludic way. The app allows you:

* To read the stories and to solve the activities on iPad or iPhone devices
* To connect the device to a TV set, a projector or an Apple TV so all the group can read the stories and solve the activities on the big screen
* To print the contents to work them on a sheet of paper. You can print as many copies as you need

“According to the features of the place, what devices you have and the number of people, you will always be able to find a way to adapt the app to your educational needs”, stated BCNmultimedia’s CEO Toni Matas. “All combinations are possible. You can project the story onto a big screen, or distribute the printed story among the children for them to keep and write on it. If you have enough devices for all children, you can allow them to read it on the device. Do as you prefer”, added.

These apps are aimed to parents looking for a tool for activating kid’s interest on the Bible and teachers and kidmins looking for a faithful resource for an effective Bible teaching. They are based on “The Activity Bible” Worldwide Bestseller, published in the USA, Europe, Australia and Africa and edited in more than 15 languages. The Activity Bible adds two more title to Barcelona Multimedia’s Bible apps to Read, Teach, Pray and Play with the Bible.

Highlights:
* The same 42 best-known Bible Stories, simply told and beautifully illustrated
* You can read the stories and solve the activities in 3 different ways: on the device, projecting them onto a big screen with a pico-projector or plugging into a big TV, or printing the stories or the activities out to work on them in a traditional way
* The stories you will find in The Activity Bible apps are adaptations of the Bible texts with a level of language and comprehension to fit each age
* The activities of The Activity Bible are useful to help remember certain points of the story in a more ludic way
* Apps tested by families and teachers
* Contents based on the best stories of Old and New Testament
* All contents are strictly Bible based and non-denominational

Features:
* A free universal apps for iPad, iPad mini, iPhone or iPod touch
* Quick start and easy to use
* You can use it offline, if you’ve downloaded the stories beforehand
* Connect your device to a projector with VGA, HDMI or Apple TV
* Connect your device to a Wi-Fi printer
* Print one story, all of them or just your custom selection
* Print as many copies as you need

The Activity Bible apps are just some of Barcelona Multimedia apps to engage kids with the Bible. With more than 5,500,000 downloads of its engaging Bible apps, BCNmultimedia is the First kid’s iOS Christian Publisher Worldwide:

Under 7yrs:
* 365 Bible Stories (0-6yrs) app
* My First Bible Books (0-6 yrs) app
* My First Bible Games (0-6 yrs) app
* 365 Prayers for Kids (0-6yrs) app
* My First Daily Prayer (0-6 yrs) app
* The Activity Bible for Kids under 7 (0-6yrs) app

Over 7yrs:
* Children’s Bible Books and Movies (+7yo) app
* Children’s Bible Games and Activities (+7yo) app
* Children’s Bible Daily Prayer app (+7yo) app
* The Activity Bible for Kids over 7 (+7yrs) app

Over 13yrs:
* Teen’s Bible (+13yrs) app

The Activity Bible are free of charge and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Premium content is available as an in-app purchase, and is priced from $2.99 (USD or equivalent in other currencies) to $6.99.

Keep.com declares era of Commerce 4.0, with people – not retailers

At the start of the 2013 shopping season, the crowd-sourced, social commerce platform Keep.com is launching a new iOS App and tools designed for a new era it calls Commerce 4.0* an age of people-powered commerce in which consumers – and not traditional merchandisers – are driving product selection and setting trends, using all products available on the web, not just the contents of a four-walled warehouse. The Keep Shopping App for iOS has launched, and offers tools tailor-made for the next wave of online shoppers, such as price alerts, and ways to instantly purchase looks from Instagram, TV and top tastemakers.

“As we mark our first year in the marketplace, we’re observing an exciting dynamic we’ve coined, ‘Commerce 4.0.’ Product popularity and trends should no longer be dictated by traditional gatekeepers like retail merchandisers,” said Scott Kurnit, Founder and CEO of Keep. “The Internet has put people in control of nearly every industry to-date … except commerce. That’s changing. We’re seeing that the most exciting products surface from a new kind of merchandiser: people who are passionate about products. We’ve designed Keep for the Commerce 4.0 era by equipping shoppers with their own ways to discover the best of the best, and easily purchase for themselves. The reign of traditional retailers with business restrictions dictating merchandise decisions is over. It’s about time the Internet was used to its full capacity for commerce.”

Keep lays claim to being the most beautiful shopping experience on the web today.

MaryAnn Bekkedahl, President and co-founder added, “Keep boasts simplicity in presentation of great products, lovingly placed into personal collections and presented through the lens of what’s trending and what’s featured.” She adds, “We’ve deliberately avoided using commonplace annoyances such as forced sign-in, display ads, promoted products or spam-a-friend features. A good shopping experience should be intuitive and should not require video tutorials, gimmicks, points, badges, or virtual rewards. Quite frankly, Keep is the simplest, most beautiful shopping experience on web and mobile devices today.”

Keep gives shoppers a way to discover and buy trends as they happen – on Instagram, TV and from popular tastemakers.

Instagram has become the fashion influencers’ medium of choice to post products and looks, but you can’t click or buy directly from Instagram. Keep has solved this via a new feature that makes the most popular Instagram posts shoppable – at keep.com/AsSeenOnInstagram. In addition, a new Keep feature tracks and helps shoppers buy the popular looks on TV, along with contributing editor Dana Weiss (aka Possessionista).

Keep introduces price alerts that arrive automatically on Kept products.

Even the trendiest products have even greater appeal when they’re on sale. Keep knows this, and alerts its members when a product they’ve Kept has a price reduction.

All of these new features are available at Keep and also in a new Keep Shopping app for iOS devices.

Discover amazing trends, curated by tastemakers from across the web, easily shoppable within the Keep app.

Bekkedahl states, “It’s simple. If you want to shop the most beautifully presented, lovingly curated merchandise on the web today, shop Keep.”

Where’d you find that? Keep.com

Keep leads the way into what they’re defining as “Commerce 4.0”, where goods from across the web are collected into one place with the sole filter of being curated by people with passion for products. Keep and the Commerce 4.0* concept represent a unique merchandising philosophy: real people with passion for product will be better merchandisers than traditional retailers with business restrictions dictating merchandise decisions. Keep is a shopping environment of unparalleled product mix aiming to appeal to those who seek individuality in a retail sea of sameness.

* Keep defines Commerce 3.0 as shopping enhanced by social sharing – which is now standard for all retailers. Commerce 2.0 is defined as simply selling products online at retailer.com, and Commerce 1.0 as traditional in-store brick-and-mortar shopping.

Keep Shopping 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.