Robin’s next adventure has landed!

We’re very proud to announce that our new app, Featherquest, is now available for iPhone and iPad, right here.

From the AppStore description:

NO ads, NO in-app purchases, 100% free.
From the makers of the award-winning, Kickstarter-funded storybook app, Robin’s Challenge.

Join Robin on a feathery quest to help him regain his wings. Dodge helicopters, pigeons and some rather messy obstacles while you battle to grab the missing feathers. But watch out! Robin gets faster with every feather…

Challenge your friends and other Robins around the world via the Game Center.

What’s your highest score?

Get it on iPhone and iPad, completely free.

August 4, 2014

App number 2 has just been approved by Apple – iOS users watch this space!

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August 4, 2014

Our next app has just been submitted to Apple!! Feathers crossed… Best guess at what it might be?

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July 26, 2014 at 03:33PM

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July 26, 2014

Robin’s Chicks – first look at story app 2

story app 2

research images, sketching, ideas

story app 2

cheeky trio ready to fly

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Robin’s Favourite Apps #1 | Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Admittedly this app is old news now, although we are still slightly confused about the “EP” in the title, but we wanted to start with this one because it has some of the finest music we’ve ever heard on any video game (it’s written and performed by Jim Guthrie, so it’s no surprise). A point-and-click fantasy adventure with a very distinctive retro-but-innovative visual style, it has a dry, laconic narrative humour that appeals to Robin’s own view on life. You can fight baddies with a sword and a shield, and explore mysterious, beautiful forests. The puzzles are a little too easy but this is more than made up for by the soundtrack. Not to be missed.

Get it on iTunes / Google Play / Steam.

We recommend this app for ages 8+

App screenshot

June 30, 2014

COPPA & user data in a kids’ app: the case for Parse

Making apps for kids, and remaining within the bounds of the COPPA regulations, can be a tricky business, especially where user data is concerned. Our first app, Robin’s Challenge, finishes with a fun little colouring page. We wanted our app not just to introduce children to British birds and wildlife, but also to give them a taste of the power and versatility of networked software. Allowing our users to upload their drawings to our website, to compare with others from kids around the world, was a perfect way to do this.

After careful reading of the regulations, long discussions, and some legal advice, we were able to narrow the issues that specifically related to this feature of the app down to the following:

[To comply with COPPA, apps must] provide direct notice to parents and obtain verifiable parental consent, with limited exceptions, before collecting personal information online from children

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June 29, 2014

Tweet tweet, world! A blog about apps for kids

Welcome to Robin’s blog. Over the past year, Louise and I have learnt one or two things about writing stories, making apps, and engaging with the kids’ entertainment industry. However, we have plenty more to learn, and we’ll do our best to turn this blog into a document of all the new discoveries, achievements and opinions we will make, and any exciting Robin news.

We would love this blog to help us as much as it may help anyone else, so if you have anything to add, any disagreements with what we write, or simply want to start a discussion – please don’t hesitate to comment.

In case you’ve come here without any prior knowledge of Robin and our project, you can read all about it on Kickstarter, or have a look at our first app on Apple and Android.

June 26, 2014