Australian children to learn on Apples i0S devices in the classroom.

With millions of parents the world over handing their tablets and smart-phones over to their children to play with, there are dozens of education companies keen to tap into the explosive growth of ‘edutainment’ apps for kids.
Gridloch Numeracy
Gridloch Numeracy
Oct. 28, 2011 - PRLog -- Australian-based creative company, Bardroyal Books Pty Ltd, is a notable one, having recently released their latest iOS ‘edutainment’ app based on their internationally distributed Can U Cards numeracy series.  Gridloch, an iOS version of the numeracy series, is already changing classroom attitudes towards learning around the world.

With interest skyrocketing from educational in Australian and Canada, Gridloch combines mathematics challenges, with interactive gameplay.   “Gridloch is both educational and fun.  That is exactly the point”, says Jason Novosel of Bardroyal Books.

“Gridloch takes traditional numeracy concepts and fuses them with modern approaches to learning through technology,” he says.
“As creative educators, Bardroyal Books has designed the numeracy game in consideration of a large range of abilities.  As with the Can U Cards Numeracy Series, Gridloch is compatible with educational programs and outcomes for mathematics, worldwide.  The unique multi-answer function of the grid, not to mention the imaginative back story, distinguishes Gridloch from other common “flash-card, single-answer” apps.  It was a challenge to meld the design of the content with the function of the device without compromising the quality of both.  We believe, in this respect, we have successfully achieved our purpose.”

Jason believes that ‘edutainment’ apps are becoming sought after for progressive curricula the world over.  “There are already quite a few on the iTunes store, but Gridloch has been successful because it strikes a balance between gaming and learning”, says Jason.

“As a company based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, Bardroyal Books wanted to find a skilled app developer here.  We were delighted to partner with iApps - also a new, innovative company – in a joint venture to achieve our mutual goal of bringing ‘edutainment’ to schools and families” said Novosel.

Andrew Longhorn, Chief Technical Officer of worldwide mobile developer and digital agency, iApps, said, “We’re seeing huge demand from educational bodies that are embracing the benefits of tablet computers in the classroom.  When you take into account the awesome design of Apple’s iPad, and combine it with interactive sounds and gameplay, you’ve got yourself one powerful learning tool.  Plus, a classroom of happy and learning kids, which gives our hard working teachers a real boost.”

“Apps are software gone mobile, and there’s this general misconception that they’re only to be used for gimmicky commercial purposes.  We design powerful and intuitive apps for just about anything, however, we remain committed to improving the literacy and numeracy of school kids no matter where they are.  As a father of two, I’m able to witness first-hand the educational benefits that ‘edutainment’ apps provide my family.  It makes afternoon homework and math revision a lot more bearable that’s for sure.”

Built in conjunction with leading educational resource company, Bardroyal Books, Gridloch is changing the way kids approach learning - not only in Australia, but internationally as well.

Available for all iOS devices, including the iPod touch, Gridloch is ready to be played both at home, and in the classroom now.

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iApps, a member of the Apple Developer community, is an Australian based company specializing in the design of applications for the Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and other Mobile Device technologies.

We provide software design and development services for iPhone, Mobile, Mac and the Web. And the iPad, naturally.

Our customers include individual consumers, corporate, SME's and industry clients. Our teams of innovative and experienced industry professionals combine their technical skills with their innate ability to 'think outside the square' to deliver high quality, effective and user-friendly applications.

iApps work in partnership with recognized leading industry experts to develop software that meets the needs of the business and achieve greater profits by increasing the productivity and efficiency of employees, whilst reducing costs.

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