WeatherCaster Named Best Intelligence, Information and Reference App by the 2012 Tabby Awards!

We are excited to announce that Belo Corp.’s WeatherCaster app was named the best intelligence, information and reference app by the 2012 Tabby Awards! As we shared with you before, we worked with the great team at Belo Corp. to develop the award-winning app.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check it out. It will be especially handy this winter with the most up to date weather conditions and forecast.

Out Now, George R.R. Martin’s A World of Ice and Fire app — A Game of Thrones Guide

We’ve been working with Random House to create George R. R. Martin’s A World of Ice and Fire – A Game of Thrones Guide, which was recently featured on Mashable.This is the first official app guide to George R. R. Martin’s bestselling cycle, Game of Thrones. Whether you’re reading the books or watching the television series, you’ll want this definitive companion with profiles of 540+ characters, 380+ places, and major houses, as well as interactive world maps. For more information on the app check out the Mashable feature or the official Random House press release.

The app is available today in iTunes and will be available soon for the Nook so be sure to look out for it on both devices!

 

Super Why! Transmedia Suite is a Super Celebration!

Funded by a Ready To Learn grant awarded to PBS by the Department of Education, Smashing Ideas partnered with long-term clients Out of the Blue and PBS KIDS to develop a SUPER WHY! branded Transmedia Gaming Suite consisting of four activities: two online games, and iPhone app and an Interactive Whiteboard Activity. All of the activities share common literacy-based curricular objectives, but what makes the Transmedia Suite unique is that the activities feature engaging narratives and game experiences that tie all of the components together with a common premise and theme…SUPER CELEBRATIONS! Throughout the four activities, players practice skills such as Word Formation, Phoneme Recognition, Rhyming and Reading…all while getting to the celebration, making a cake and decorating!

Super Why Alpha Boost on iPhone

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Debuting at the top!

Just a few short days after launch, “pat the bunny”® is now showcased as “New & Noteworthy” in the iTunes store, and has already hit the #1 paid app in the iPad Book category. It’s a delight to see the interactive version of this classic find so many new fans!

This is the 2nd iOS book Smashing Ideas has produced for Random House Digital that has appeared as the #1 paid app, with “Wild About Books” having also had the honor.