Archive of Announcements

These are our special announcments. You know, launches, sales, big stuff like that!

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 »

Doodle Contest Winners Announced!

Avast, Smart Apps for Kids announced the winners from our very first Pirate Scribblebeard Doodle Contest! You can see all of the amazing entries here. Congratulations to the winning entries, you will each be receiving $50 iTunes Gift Cards:   Thanks all for participating! We’ll be holding more doodle contests very soon!   Read more »

Big News! We Won!

I wanted to share some amazing news i got today: Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure was chosen as the Best Entertainment App and awarded a $20,000 prize in the Adobe AIR App Challenge sponsored by Sony! It’s shocking and amazing and i’m just so happy and proud! Check out the list of Winners and Prizes This contest has been on my radar for some time – i basically had to get the app running on the new Sony […] Read more »

Our very first Doodle Contest!

Ahoy mateys! Let the doodling begin! Download Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure to participate! Update: We’ve extended the contest until the 21st, so you have no excuse – join in the scribbling fun today! With the help of Smart Apps for Kids and their online Open House event this Saturday, we present our very first Doodle Contest, where you can win one of two $50 iTunes Gift Cards! The rules are simple: Make sure you Like our Kidoodle Apps Facebook Fan […] 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 »

Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure: Live in the App Store!

Ahoy everyone! Today is an exciting day for us: Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure is live and selling in the Apple App Store! It has been an amazing journey and it’s just the beginning! There are reviews coming, new updates with fun new pages to draw on, and a version for Android tablets and the NOOKcolor are in production as we speak! Read more »

Welcoming Kidoodle Karen!

I wanted to officially welcome Karen, a talented designer and artist (and also happens to be my better half) to Kidoodle. I’m not so much “welcoming” Karen to Kidoodle – she’s been in the background all along: sketching out the initial ideas with me, giving her valuable feedback as the app has progressed, and providing her pirate voice when necessary. In fact, Karen’s artwork was what initially inspired me to create this app! Read more »

Speaking at FlashONGames, and testing to begin soon!

Avast! The great folks who put on the FlashONGames events have invited me to speak about the development of Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure at their September 6th meeting! I’m thrilled to be presenting my development process, what I learned along the way, and where I hope to take this and other Oscar & Josephine titles. It’s a nice bit of exposure for the app, and I love to share my findings and look forward to feedback […] Read more »

Secret project revealed: Introducing Kidoodle Apps!

I remember when I was a kid, creating my first piece of art on an old 8088 computer. I had four colors and no mouse, but I still felt a magic. A magic of suddenly being able to create things, to invent characters, to tell stories on these mysterious machines. As soon as Oscar (my son) started to play with digital gadgets, I could see that same feeling of magic in him. And this inspired […] Read more »