Our Apps for Kids
Meet the Developer
Scott Adelman started creating educational and entertaining apps for children in 2011. His apps have received millions of downloads worldwide and have been met with great accolades. He has been fortunate to work with such great illustrators as Laura Tallardy and Jenny Tiffany.
Aside from several of his earlier works, the artwork for the apps have been created by two incredible illustrators.
Laura Tallardy is an app developer and children’s illustrator. She has illustrated fifty books for children, contributes illustrations to teen and children’s magazines (American Girl, Highlights for Children, Girl’s Life and more), creates product packaging, websites and apps.
Jenny Tiffany is a freelance illustrator & designer living in Portland, OR. She loves bright saturated colors and clean modern lines. Her greatest source of inspiration comes from vintage ephemera and nature. She is also co-owner of Robot Candy Co. Established in 2002. They hand make housewares using reclaimed materials.
There is no sound in the app. What do I do?
All of our apps contain sound and this is essential in some of the apps. If you are not hearing sound, please try the below strategies:
1) Update to the latest iOS – There was a known sound bug in iOS 6.0 that caused sound to stop in many apps. Simply updating to the latest iOS could resolve the sound issues. To update (1) Tap the Settings icon (gears icon on your home screen) (2) Tap the General section (3) Tap Software Update (4) Tap the Download and Install button (5) Follow the directions and your device will restart.
2) Check your mute switch All of the iOS devices have a switch on the side of the device. Please make sure that this is not set to the off position.
3) Other reasons Please watch this video for additional information if the sound problems persist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUUB1EAzzZE
I unlocked the full version of the app via in-app purchase. The app was deleted and when I reinstalled it, it said I need to pay to unlock it again. What do I do?
iTunes keeps track of the apps that you have purchased, including any in-app purchases. As long as you are using the same Apple ID that you used when you originally made the purchase, you will not be charged again. It will first prompt you again to unlock. Press “Unlock.” It will then have a pop-up that says “Confirm Your In-App Purchase.” Press “Buy.” Confirm that the Apple ID is the one you originally used and enter your password. It will now say “You’ve already purchased this. Tap OK to download it again for free.” Go ahead and tap “OK” and there you go. If you have multiple iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod) that use the same account, you can also use this method to install the app on them for no additional charge.
UPDATE: All apps now contain a “restore” button in the parents section. Simply go into the parents section, click the button, and put in your password. Apple will check to see if the purchase was made and will restore the purchases (you should hear a chime once done). This method can also be used when installing on multiple devices with the same Apple account.
Sometimes while my child is using one of the apps the entire screen will move disrupting their learning. Can anything be done about this?
Yes. The issue is not with the app itself, but a setting issue. Due to kids sometimes placing their whole hand or multiple hands on the screen it can trigger multitasking gestures. In order to prevent this from happening, go to your settings app. Touch general settings. You should then see a setting for multitasking gestures. Set this to off and it should solve the problem.
Kids Trucks: Preschool Learning
How do I get back to the menu from within the app?
Starting in version 1.30, you just tap the display area where the trucks drive across. A back button will appear. Press this to go back to the main menu. If you press the display again, the back button will go away. In versions prior to 1.30, the only way to return to the main menu of the app is to exit out and restart it.
I made an in-app purchase. I am trying to get it on another one of my devices, but it does not work. When I try to unlock again, it says that I’ve already purchased it. What do I do?
In the “parents” section there is a “restore” button. Press this and the puzzles will be unlocked again once you hear the chime.
I just purchased one of your apps for my Nook. When I tried to download it, it got stuck during download and installation. How do I correct this?
This problem is not related to my apps specifically. It sounds like this can come from updating the Nook Color’s firmware (it can also occur without this update). The problem is related to the amount of space and/or the amount of perceived space left on the device.
Solution 1 (Permanent): Have them repartition your device at a B&N store so there is more space for things you buy from B&N.
Solution 2 (Temporary): Archive all apps and Books you are not using (note these can later be unarchived). To archive an app/book, press and hold the app icon. A message will appear and ask if you’d like to archive it. (Please Note: you have to archive LOTS of content and the biggest games to create space. Just archiving 2-3 books or 1-2 small apps wont help). Once enough apps are archived, THEN hard restart your Nook. To hard restart follow these instructions:
1) Turn off your Nook Color completely by pressing and holding down the power button for about 3-5 seconds.
2) Tap “Power Off”
3) Press the power button and the home button at the same time for 20 seconds.
4) After one minute, turn your Nook Color on.
Most programming and early drawings were created by Scott Adelman. My wife, Juli, created the letter sounds and much of the speech within the apps. In addition, credits go to these individuals sounds that I used from www.freesound.org:
piledriver 2.wav by cognito perceptu http://www.freesound.org/people/cognito perceptu/)
jackhammer.wav by Tomlija ( http://www.freesound.org/people/Tomlija/)
hydraul1.wav by swelk ( http://www.freesound.org/people/swelk/ )
bulldozer.wav by mr101986 ( http://www.freesound.org/people/mr101986/ )
trucker wedding horn parade 2.mp3 by Greg Baumont ( http://www.freesound.org/people/Greg Baumont/ )
20060329.diesel.engine.flac by dobroide (http://www.freesound.org/people/dobroide/)
3er Ding 01.wav by Raggaman (http://www.freesound.org/people/Raggaman/)
The Chime.wav by zeuss (http://www.freesound.org/people/zeuss/)
all purpose groove 100bpm.aif by jim68000 (http://www.freesound.org/people/jim68000/)