Shelly Bowen

Do your iPad apps keep crashing? Is your iPhone really slow to respond? Are your favorite apps not doing what they’re supposed to? If you’re like me, you have lots of fancy apps (especially interactive kids’ apps) that do really cool things. But if you have too many open at the same time, the performance [...]

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It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for (that is, if you don’t own an iPad). All Fixed Up, Red Piggy Press’ first interactive kids’ app, was approved and released in the iTunes App Store today. Search for “Red Piggy Press” in the App Store or download the children’s book for iPhone here. The iPhone version [...]

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Join the creators of ALL FIXED UP for a truly interactive storytelling experience! It’s almost time for Reading Day at The New Children’s Museum in San Diego, CA! On March 2, the ninth annual Read Across America day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Tracy Hopcus Jordan and I are proud to be featured readers in the [...]

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Need a thoughtful and inexpensive gift right away? Select all your favorite kids’ apps for iPad — like All Fixed Up — and send them as Valentine’s Day, birthday, or just-because presents to your favorite families. Here’s how: Go to the App Store on your iPhone or open iTunes on your desktop Search for “All [...]

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As I was testing the All Fixed Up book app, I noticed that children of different ages attach to different elements of the story. My 5-year-old nephew refers to the interactive book app as “the bicycle book” (you can “ride” a bicycle through town). A 4-year-old called it “the kissing book” (which can sound strange [...]

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We are so close to submitting our app, All Fixed Up, to the App Store! (Which mean’s you’ll be able to download your own.) Here’s a short video of what’s to come: If you’re unable to view the video above, click the image below to watch it at YouTube:

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We had a wonderful pre-release party last month with almost 100 people in attendance. All net proceeds from the sale of the art went to the New Children’s Museum in San Diego, which provides interactive educational experiences that promote learning through the arts (just like we do, but in a different way!) Sara Jane Franklin, [...]

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In July of 2012, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to test the concept of our first interactive kids’ book app. In August, we reached our goal. In case you missed the excitement, here’s the video: This interactive children’s book app for iPad is for kids whose parents travel a lot for work. It’s about waiting [...]

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They’re here, they’re here! Some of our Kickstarter backers opted to get a customized printed book as part of their award for supporting our All Fixed Up kids’ book app project. A small batch of them just arrived today. We were so excited, we filmed the grand opening of the box. Here’s the video.   [...]

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I’ve been shopping — casually — for necklaces with red piggies on them. I’ve shopped at Etsy and in our local art district. I have found pigs, but they are of the vintage farm variety. Not quite right. Then it hit me. I could make my own! Of course, I couldn’t just make one, because [...]

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