Posts Tagged ‘edutainment’

Skoolbo releases Zalairos Adventures for iPads for free

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Skoolbo today announced the release of the special edition of Zalairos Adventures for the iPads for free. The collection contains all 25 audio books with more than 12 hours of enthralling content.

The 25 audio books in Skoolbo's Zalairos Adventures Collection for iPad is now available for free.

The 25 audio books in Skoolbo’s Zalairos Adventures Collection for iPad is now available for free.

The eBooks have been designed to foster a love of stories amongst children aged from four to eleven.

“We had so much fun creating the Zalairos and we’re absolutely delighted to share them. We believe that every child should be given opportunities to improve their reading skills,” said Shane Hill, Founder and CEO of Skoolbo.

Through extraordinary adventures, the Zalairos collection teachs children important values such as teamwork, respect and kindness, having an active mental and physical lifestyle as well as good triumphing over bad.

Young readers are able to expand their vocabulary and reading skills while enjoying stunning illustrations and lively narration.

In addition, there are quizzes at the end of each audio book to help children improve their comprehension skills.

Children also benefit by listening to expert narration and storytelling.

The twenty-five titles that make up the collection are:

  1. The Vanishing Icebergs
  2. The Island of Giants
  3. Funbo Mayhem
  4. Troubles in the Amazon
  5. The Bo Lake Mystery
  6. Bubblegum Moon
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Samsung launches Angry Birds and SingTel mio TV PLAY apps for Smart TV

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The two new apps joins more than 400 other apps available for the Samsung Smart TV, with more to come in the next few months.

Angry Birds is developed by Rovio Entertainment. Throughout game play, all actions - including level of difficulty selection and screen zoom in/out - are performed using motion control. Players can activate the unique skills of each bird and even control the game’s trademark slingshot action using arm movement enabled by the built-in camera.

Angry Birds is developed by Rovio Entertainment. Throughout game play, all actions – including level of difficulty selection and screen zoom in/out – are performed using motion control. Players can activate the unique skills of each bird and even control the game’s trademark slingshot action using arm movement enabled by the built-in camera.

The two new apps are part of a slew of high quality content that Samsung has lined up for consumers in the next few months.

New Smart TV apps in the pipeline

  • Entertainment: Angry Birds, SingTel mio TV PLAY, StarHub Video Store, WOWtv and Viki Premiere
  • Edutainment: Yummy Science, Calculus, Ferog in the Well, My First World and E-Assessment
  • Information: Maybank

The new Angry Birds app for Samsung Smart TV utilises Samsung’s Motion Control technology, which works with just the wave of a hand in front of the screen.

The SingTel mio TV PLAY is an over-the-top (OTT) video streaming application providing access to web video content in SD, HD and 3D format through an online catalogue and an online video store with Hollywood and Asian movies.

The SingTel mio TV PLAY is an over-the-top (OTT) video streaming application providing access to web video content in SD, HD and 3D format through an online catalogue and an online video store with Hollywood and Asian movies.

Four interactive edutainment apps developed by the local developer community will be launched in September 2012.

These apps are a result of a joint call-for-proposal for the development of educational TV apps for the Samsung Smart TV platform and ecosystem announced in September 2011 with the Media Development Authority of Singapore’s (MDA) Interactive Digital Media Programme Office (IDMPO).

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Samsung rolls out locally developed edutainment apps

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Samsung has rolled out more than 40 new interactive edutainment apps in partnership with Singapore developers. These apps will be available on Samsung smart mobile devices.

Overview of content strategy and edutainment apps by Winston Goh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Mobile Communications, Samsung Asia

Overview of content strategy and edutainment apps by Winston Goh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Mobile Communications, Samsung Asia

The 40 new apps are entertaining, intuitive, social and visual in nature and allows users to engage in self-learning experiences, whether at home or on-the-go.

The suite of edutainment apps includes:

  • Mandarin Speaking Skills for Kids: comprises speech interactive exercises to build Mandarin speaking skills for kids from Primary 1 to 6.
  • Zalairos Adventures: comprises 25 e-books for kids aged between 5-10 years old to improve vocabulary, reading and comprehension skills.
  • Skoolbo Core Skills: comprises more than 50,000 questions designed for kids aged between 4-10 years old to improve mathematics and language skills.
  • PREPTEST: standardized self-assessment modules and admission guidelines for GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and more.

Samsung is working with the developer community to promote the creation of interesting educational content.

The company commits the tools, resources, technical content and support that app developers require, to create rich applications optimised for its GALAXY range of tablets and smartphones, as well as the GALAXY Note.

The local app developers that Samsung is working with for this range of edutainment apps are B-Secure Technologies, Prep Zone, iQ-hub and Skoolbo.

Some of these apps, such as those developed by B-Secure Technologies and Prep Zone will be made exclusively available on Samsung mobile devices.

The launch was held at Samsung’s store at Vivocity.

I tried out some of the apps during the launch and it’s quite impressive what our local developers are capable of.

Also launched at the event were Samsung’s two new GALAXY smartphones.

These are the GALAXY beam (S$648) and the GALAXY Ace 2 (S$438).

Both are based on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and will be available this month.

The list of Edutainment Applications and their availability date are listed below.

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