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123 Color, International Edition, Talking Coloring Book Released

January 16, 2012 Leave a comment

123 Color, International Edition

Announcing the launch of the International Edition of popular education app, 123 Color: Talking Coloring Book, for iPad/iPhone, which teaches numbers, letters, and colors, voiced in 17 languages and dialects, to kids ages 2-10.

123 Color, International Edition, Talking Coloring Book exploded onto the international market this past weekend, instantly becoming a top 10 education app in 40 countries worldwide, and hitting #1 in China and 12 other countries.

123 Color International includes more than 350 cartoons, drawings, photos, and handwriting guides in all, to be painted by freestyle finger painting or touch-to-fill, along with voice-overs of letters, numbers, and colors in 17 languages and dialects including:
• Arabic
• Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
• Dutch
• English (American, Australian, and British)
• French
• German
• Hebrew
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Portuguese
• Russian
• Spanish
• Swedish

“With 123 Color, I aimed to provide children an exciting multimedia experience for learning and play, ” said Steve Glinberg, 123 Color’s developer. “When I watch my daughters color in the drawings with determination and then quickly move to snapping their fingers, dancing and singing along with the reward music, I get a strong sense that I have accomplished my goal. With 123 Color, International Edition, I aim to extend that magical and fun learning experience to children around the world.”

TheiPhoneMom.com calls 123 Color, International Edition, “fantastic” and “one of the most detailed, feature rich, educational coloring apps you’ll find.” PadGadget.com calls 123 Color, International Edition, a “Great app for kids!”

123 Color International is packed with features and teaches the following:
• Speaks numbers, letters, and colors in 17 languages, each spoken by a native speaker of that language.
• Displays spelling of numbers and colors in all 17 languages.
• Teaches basic shapes including squares, triangles, circles, ovals, parallelograms, and trapezoids
• Teaches compound shapes including cubes, pyramids, cones, wedges, concentric circles, and more
• Teaches artistic expression, drawing and painting skills

Additional features include:
• Freestyle finger painting with Perfect Paint™, a patent-pending technology that makes it impossible for kids to paint outside the lines. Select a 10 or 30 color palette (10 for young children)
• American, Australian, and British English voice-overs included
• Displays Chinese Pinyin and Romanized, phonetic spelling of numbers and colors in Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Hebrew
• Select up to two languages to be spoken and displayed when your child touches numbers and colors
• Proper spelling of numbers and color names displayed in selected languages (for example, when 1 is touched, “One / Ichi ” is displayed when English and Japanese are selected)
• 25 fun children songs
• 23 sound effects
• Save, email, and print (AirPrint) artwork to share with friends and family

123 Color, International Edition, Talking Coloring Book is a universal app that runs on iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. It is also fully localized into all 17 languages, showing all content and settings in the selected language of the iOS device.

In celebration of its release, 123 Color, International Edition, will be FREE all week, before returning to its full price of US $9.99.

123 Color is available only in the App Store.

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Video: Demo of 123 Color HD, Talking Coloring Book for iPad

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123 Color Talking Coloring Book 1.3 Released

123Color's New Gallery of Drawings

Today I am pleased to announce the release of 123 Color Talking Coloring Book, version 1.3, a companion app to my top ranked math learning game for iPhone and iPod touch, KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun.  123 Color is a talking coloring book that teaches numbers, upper and lower case letters, shapes, and colors in English, Spanish, French and/or German as kids play.

In response to the most popular request by users, this third update to 123 Color Talking Coloring Book adds a gallery of drawings, displayed with cover-flow, just like the iPhone’s and iPod touch’s native iPod app uses to display album covers. This timely update to 123 Color also adds 10 new coloring book drawings including many for Easter, bringing the total number of drawings to 52.

123 Color has had an explosive launch:

  • 123 Color became the #1 ranked app on Apple’s Top 100 education app’s list, making 123 Color the most downloaded education app for the iPhone and iPod touch less than two weeks after its initial release
  • 123 Color has spent the past three weeks on Apple’s list of New & Noteworthy apps and Apple’s What’s Hot list of apps, where it appears currently
  • 123 Color climbed to position #18 on Apple’s Top 100 Overall list of apps
  • 123 Color climbed to position #68 on Apple’s Top 100 Grossing apps list
  • KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun, the top selling math learning game by the same developer as 123 Color, is also currently a top 10 education app, and was formerly the #1 ranked education app

123 Color is brought to you by the creator of KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun, the top selling math learning game which has been featured on Apple’s What’s Hot list and Apple’s list of Apps for Valentines Day, and which is currently being feature on Apple’s list of Apps for Kids.

123 Color not only engages and entertains children with beautiful artwork, fun sound effects, rich music and the challenge of painting now more than 50 pictures, but it also teaches language skills with the help of clear, crisp voice-overs by male and female adult native speakers of English, Spanish, German, and French. Parents can select the English, Spanish, German, or French alphabet to be displayed and spoken, and parents can opt for numbers to be spoken in up to two of the four languages included.

123Color's Main Menu

123 Color is also a powerful tool for introducing children to Spanish (or English) as a foreign language.

Pricing and Availability:
123 Color by KidCalc 1.1 is on sale now for $.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

KidCalc

Reviewers:
Reviewers, please email me (KidCalc [at] glinberg.com) about obtaining a review copy.

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123 Color Video Posted: Noah, 3, Playing

February 24, 2010 Leave a comment

edu.Mac.nation, speaking about 123 Color by KidCalc, “The layout and controls are easy to learn, the artwork is adorable, the audio is crisp and clear, and the little touches make 123 Color a must have application for any parent or grandparent of young children.”  (Link to the article on edu.Mac.nation.)

Watch this video of the reviewer’s 3 year old son practicing his numbers and letters with 123 Color by KidCalc, posted on edu.Mac.nation:

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Announcing the Release of 123 Color by KidCalc™

February 24, 2010 Leave a comment

123 Color is a coloring book with a unique twist – 123 Color teaches numbers, upper and lower case letters, shapes, and colors as kids play! 123 Color not only engages and entertains children with beautiful artwork, fun sound effects, rich music and a challenge to paint a picture, but it also teaches with the help of clear and crisp voice-overs in English, Spanish, or even English and Spanish together, spoken by male and female adult speakers speaking in their native language!

123 Color is brought to you by the creator of KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun, the top selling math learning game which has been featured on Apple’s What’s Hot list and Apple’s list of Apps for Valentines Day, and which is currently being feature on Apple’s list of Apps for Kids.

KidCalc’s developer, Steve Glinberg, has created another app that like KidCalc perfectly balances entertainment value to capture and hold kids’ attention with educational value.  123 Color excites and engages kids, it makes learning fun and easy, and it enables parents to feel great about the games their children want to play.

123 Color is a fantastic companion app to KidCalc 7-in-1 Math Fun. 123 Color is jam packed with features and teaches the following skills:

  • Number recognition by sight and sound
  • Upper and lower case letter recognition by sight and sound
  • Optionally teaches Spanish
  • Creative expression, a mode where any color can be used to fill any segment of a drawing

Additional features include:

  • Currently 32 pages of engaging and colorful drawings
  • Select 7 or 30 color pallet (7 for young children)
  • Select English, Spanish, or English & Spanish voice-overs
  • If English and Spanish are selected, you choose which language is spoken first
  • 23 sound effects
  • 17 songs included
  • Songs and sound effects can be enabled or disabled (individually or as a whole)
  • Adult male and female voice-overs speaking numbers and letters can be enabled or disabled
  • Save pictures to camera roll
  • Email pictures to friends and family

Songs include:

  • Clementine
  • London Bridges
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • Oh Susanna
  • Three Blind Mice
  • I’ve Been Working On The Railroad
  • And many more

123 Color is also a powerful tool for introducing children to Spanish (or English) as a foreign language.

Pricing and Availability:
123 Color by KidCalc 1.1 is on sale now for $.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

KidCalc

Reviewers:
Reviewers, please email me (KidCalc [at] glinberg.com) about obtaining a review copy.

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