Press Releases

June 16, 2011

Pocketglow Releases SpeakEasy Travel Audio-Phrasebooks for Windows Phone 7

Toronto, Canada – June 16th, 2011 – Pocketglow today announced the immediate availability of the SpeakEasy suite of travel apps for Windows Phone 7. With over 24,000 copies sold on iPhone, these popular travel audio-phrasebooks are now available for Windows Phone 7 users.

“It’s more convenient to carry your phone than a heavy travel phrasebook,” said Benjamin McDowell, Pocketglow Founder. “And because your phone can also play audio, our SpeakEasy travel audio-phrasebooks make a perfect companion when abroad. Better still, our apps do not require an internet connection and are human translated, not machine translated.”

SpeakEasy travel audio-phrasebooks contain essential travel phrases translated from English into foreign languages. Each translation is accompanied by an audio recording of a native speaker, and an easy-to-read phonetic translation. The travel phrases cover useful topics such as meeting people, eating out, transportation, sightseeing, shopping and many more.

SpeakEasy travel audio-phrasebooks are available in French, Russian and Ukrainian. Additional languages are planned for the future.

SpeakEasy French, SpeakEasy Russian and SpeakEasy Ukrainian are available today on the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace for US$3.99 each. Free trial versions are also available, featuring a sample of the phrases. SpeakEasy French, SpeakEasy Russian and SpeakEasy Ukrainian are also available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

COMPANY OVERVIEW
Founded in Toronto, Canada by Benjamin McDowell, Pocketglow creates mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. Benjamin McDowell has been creating mobile apps since 2008. His hits include Harmonica, with over 115,000 copies sold, and 3D Drum Kit, with over 1 million users worldwide.

PRESS CONTACT
Benjamin McDowell
Pocketglow Founder
benjamin@pocketglow.com

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June 6, 2011

Works With Your Lips Harmonica App Receives Boring Minor Update

Toronto, Canada – June 6th, 2011 – Harmonica, the musical instrument app that works with your lips, received a minor update today. Consisting of tweaks and fixes, this update makes the innovative lip-based app almost indistinguishable from the previous version.

“This update will excite absolutely nobody,” said Benjamin McDowell, Harmonica’s creator. “Sure, it’s still funny when someone puts their iPhone in their mouth, but bug fixes? This update barely warrants a press release.”

The Harmonica app simulates a real diatonic harmonica. The iPhone’s touch screen can be triggered by the user’s lips, and the physical dimensions of the iPhone are similar to that of a real harmonica, further extending the illusion.

Harmonica is available as a universal iPhone/iPad app on the App Store for just US$0.99.

Product Demo

June 3, 2011

Playwords, the Hand-Drawn Educational App for Kids, Goes Free With New Lite Version

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, Canada – June 3, 2011 – Playwords, the hand-drawn 3-in-1 learning app for kids, is now available for free with the release of Playwords Lite. Featuring all of the games of the paid version, with a great selection of words and artwork, Playwords Lite makes an educational favorite available to everyone.

“We’re thrilled to allow everyone a chance to try Playwords,” said Luke McDowell, Playwords’ Designer. “Children love the bright colors and hand-drawn pictures, and we know parents appreciate the educational aspect of the games.”

Playwords Lite is available now, as a universal iPhone and iPad app on the App Store. A separate version is also available for Mac OS X.

Perfect for kids learning to read or starting to spell, Playwords Lite features 3 educational games of varying difficulty, and contains a great selection of words accompanied with hand-drawn illustrations and lively narration. The 3 games provide a fun stair-stepped way for children to progress from learning to read to spelling.

Playwords has been in the App Store’s Top 10 Paid Education Apps in over 20 countries including USA and Canada, and was featured by Apple in “New and Noteworthy”, “What’s Hot” and “Staff Favorites”. Developed in Toronto, Canada and Christchurch, New Zealand, Playwords is the first app released by Pocketglow.

Product Website

http://pocketglow.com/playwords

http://pocketglow.com/playwords-mac

Promotional Video

May 17, 2011

Educational iPhone/iPad/Mac App for Kids Updated with New Hand-Drawn Content, Rewards and Smiles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, Canada — May 17th, 2011 — Playwords, the 3-in-1 word learning app for kids, received its first major update today. Now with over 350 beautiful pictures and words, this update also brings fun reward stickers and stamps, and new difficulty level controls.

“Our customers love the hand-drawn artwork in Playwords, so we’ve added almost 50 new drawings for them,” said Luke McDowell, Playwords’ Artist. “Parents can now choose an appropriate difficulty level for their child, and kids will love the new reward stickers and smiley stamps they receive for answering multiple questions correctly.”

Playwords is available now for iPhone, iPad and Mac OS X on the App Store.

Playwords has been in the App Store’s Top 10 Paid Education Apps in over 20 countries including USA and Canada, and was featured by Apple in “New and Noteworthy”, “What’s Hot” and “Staff Favorites”. Developed in Toronto, Canada and Christchurch, New Zealand, Playwords is the first app released by Pocketglow.

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Website:

http://www.pocketglow.com/playwords

Press Contact:
Ben McDowell
Pocketglow Founder
benjamin@pocketglow.com