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A Very Merry Doodling Holiday Gift From Kidoodle!

If you’ve already downloaded Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure, than you probably received a surprise over the weekend! Not only did we send you a brand new, holiday-themed doodling page but in response to your feedback, we’ve added a few new features that you asked for!  You will now be able to adjust the app’s soundtrack on and off for those moments when you want to create in quiet, as well as have the options to save all … Read more »

New Video! Behind the Scenes at Kidoodle

Have you ever wondered how we go from idea to doodle to the completed app? Well, now you can see firsthand how that process works as Michelangelo shares this look into how a doodle page comes to life with a little drawing and imagination magic!   Read more »

Going Mad For The New iPad Mini!

There’s a great new tablet in town and we’re pretty excited about – it’s the iPad Mini! It’s lighter, smaller and easier to carry than a regular iPad, making the iPad Mini perfect for small hands. Of course, Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure will be available on the iPad Mini at the same download price of $1.99 so iPad Mini owners will be able to join Oscar, Josephine, and their pirate friends on all sorts of imaginative … Read more »

Help Kidoodle Support The Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

We’ve watched with sadness as Hurricane Sandy has devastated many areas of the East Coast.  Millions are still without power, and many people have been displaced from their homes due to flooding and wind damage. We want to help support the relief efforts of the American Red Cross and those working to rebuild after the storm, which is why we’ll be donating all the proceeds from downloads of our app, Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure for the … Read more »

Programming with Papa: Episode 1

Episode 1 Or How to Teach Programming to a 3rd Grader This weekend, Oscar and I started a new series of little lessons we call “Programming with Papa”, where Oscar is learning how to write code that makes things happen on the iPad. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and it seemed like a good time for it – he’s interested in a lot more games and how he would like to change … Read more »

Just Released: New free pages for Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure!

Ahoy me scribblin’ mateys! Our update for Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure is live in the App Store and on sale now for 99¢! What’s in store: Every pirate needs a tattoo, right? Also, meet Fluffy, an old mechanical friend returns, and a swash-buckling new icon! Kidoodle: Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure with Oscar & Josephine for iPad on the iTunes App Store. Read more »

Appy Holidays App Sale Event!

We are helping to kick-off the holidays with the Appy Holidays App Sale Event! Hundreds of amazing apps for kids are discounted or free through the weekend, so head over and check it out! Pirate Scribblebeard is only 99¢ through the weekend so here is your chance to get it for the iPad or Android tablet for half-off its regular price! It’s a great app to have for the holidays to keep the kids drawing, imagining, and exercising their … Read more »

Holiday recap, free version, coming updates…

Thanksgiving is coming to a close and with it I go back to a more normal routine of juggling client work amd app development. Before the holiday, I was on an intense three-week project for a client that left hardly any time for Kidoodle Apps work. I did manage to steal away a couple sleepless nights to finalize a version if Pirate Scribblebeard for the Adobe/Sony AIR App Challenge (well worth the additional effort over … Read more »

Pirate Scribblbeard is now on NOOK Color, in Amazon Appstore, and Google Market!

More Big News: Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure is now available for the NOOK Color, the Amazon Appstore for Android, and the Google Android Market! This means we you can get Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure for the Samsung Galaxy Tab devices (7″ and 10″) as well as the Motorola XOOM, Sony Tablet S, and more! We are also ready for Amazon’s upcoming (and really cool) Kindle Fire and current and future  Barnes & Nobel NOOK Color devices – wow, kids will be … Read more »

Back to School Apps: Don’t Forget About Creativity!

As the kids are settling back into school, there have been plenty of back-to-school articles listing really cool iPad apps that provide a great way for kids to learn reading, writing, math, and also science and geography. It’s exciting to see the plethora of awesome educational apps out there. These apps have really evolved in visual quality and overall child experience! One area where I think these lists have been lacking, however, is finding apps … Read more »