Environmental Education Comes To Life On Steam
"Tyto Ecology is about building and managing your own ecosystem. As the player, you can choose between desert, rainforest, and grassland habitats. These habitats, or biomes, have certain species like predators, prey, pollinators and decomposers which construct the game dynamics. Can you keep the mix in balance?
Although tablets are becoming more powerful, PCs can still manage much more immersive and detailed simulations, and this one sounds great.
Developing Apps for Kids Conference 2016
"This conference is for anyone working in the children’s app space. It is the go-to event for app developers, designers, illustrators, marketers, toy companies, funders, and other professionals who are working in kid tech media."
They have an impressive line-up of speakers this year.
Epic Success in Kids' E-Book Subscription
"The subscription model offers “easy access and no friction” (e.g. no advertising or in-app purchases) for kids who want to explore e-books, according to Donahue. He calls Netflix the “most obvious comparison” to Epic!’s type of service...."
E-Book sales have declined somewhat in recent years, in part because print books have certain advantages over digital (no power required, fewer distractions, tactile feel, etc.) and in part because e-books aren't always priced much cheaper than print books. A Netflix style service for books is interesting because it offers a price advantage, and the ability to access a whole library worth of books.