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Mike Bracco

Product at JibJab. Technology. Startups. UX. Design. Minimalist. NH Native. Boston Sports.

Los Angeles, CA

Shipped: StoryBots Tap & Sing (iPad) and ABC Videos (iPhone, iPad)

Today I shipped first two StoryBots apps. I was product owner on Tap & Sing which is a music game and ABC Videos which contains our ABC video series.

Tap & Sing

Tap & Sing is a really fun game that allows kids to learn notes, chords and melodies of classic children's songs using the StoryBots as notes. It's a fairly simple app functionally but a lot of work was involved by our animators in bringing the StoryBots come to life - which I really think comes through when you're playing it.

 

Home Screen. StoryBots are the notes & songs are selected using bottom tabs.

Home Screen. StoryBots are the notes & songs are selected using bottom tabs.

ABC Videos

ABC Videos on the other hand is lean back app that holds are adorable and really funny 26 video ABC series. Hats of to our production team and artist for creating such awesome work to wrap in an iOS app.

 

 The biggest challenge in building both of these apps was thinking through and then spec'ing the requirements and behavior around authentication. Account holder user data is managed through our internal private API and these two apps were the first to implement it. The StoryBots API is the foundation of the brand as users move between all our apps and take their characters with them. 


Update: Press Since Launch

Update: Awards Since Launch

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In May 2013, Tap & Sing won the Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award.

CTR's Editor's Choice Award are given to only the highest quality children’s products in the interactive media category. These are “no fail” products, worthy of their cost, and able to keep children engaged for days at a time.
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