Although there are thousands of children's apps available, very few of them pay close attention to design. We wanted to change that. "Tiny Tiger and Friends" offers a thoughtful approach to children's games that is unique on the App Store. Every detail and pixel has been considered, from both the child's and the parent's point of view.
It features three delightful characters—Tiger, Hippo and Monkey—that children interact with like they would a favorite toy. "Tiny Tiger and Friends" offers open-ended, exploratory experiences that engage a child's imagination and inspire storytelling. The app was targeted at ages two to five, but we also designed every part of the app to be engaging to kids as young as one and as old as eight. Poke-A-Nose, a built-in arcade mini-game, offers competitive fun for everyone, no matter your age or skill level.
The look of an iOS app is crucial, so for the art we took inspiration from one of a child's best-designed playthings: the classic picture book. The characters were created by award-winning children's book illustrator Steve D'Amico ("Ella the Elegant Elephant"), and the environments and backgrounds were inspired by the modernist cartoons of Chuck Jones from the 1950's and 60's.
Although we hope parents will enjoy playing with their child, "Tiny Tiger and Friends" was designed to be usable by a child without assistance. Reading is not required to use the app. Instructions are not usually needed, but help is displayed automatically when it is. And most importantly, there are no ads or in-app purchases in "Tiny Tiger and Friends". Parents can feel comfortable handing this app to their children, just as they would a beloved stuffed animal.
And to make sure that everyone can join in the fun, "Tiny Tiger and Friends" runs smoothly on all currently available iOS devices running their original operating systems (even iOS 3!), and it looks great on both retina and non-retina displays.
"Tiny Tiger and Friends" has a five-star rating, has been featured by Apple, and is a hit with kids and parents alike. It is currently available in the App Store in 7 languages.