HappiTaps Wins 2012 Loved By Parents Awards!
HappiTaps, a cutting-edge hybrid product, that combines an iPhone with a traditional plush toy, wins the Gold Award for Best Interactive Toy for children ages 3-6 years and the Bronze for Best Children’s app for all ages.
California (I-Newswire) June 27, 2012 - This year's Loved By Parents Awards received nominations from around the globe for 12 categories. Each year a group of parents thoroughly tests products nominated to determine the best products for families and children. This year they received over 40,000 votes from parents to choose the winners.
HappiTaps was nominated in 3 categories and won 2 awards for Beary Happi, the first character in the HappiTaps series. Beary is the animated modern version of the beloved classic teddy bear, he can chat, share fun facts, tell jokes, sing and most importantly is a loving companion for toddlers.
Rodrigo Benadon of Tipitap says, “This is revolutionary new product. For the first time little kids can have $500 worth of computing power inside a toy. Beary is a powerful companion that leverages the powerful bonds kids have with their teddy bears to teach, nurture and entertain them. We are very proud for this recognition.”
HappiTaps were designed around three core concepts: companionship, education and nurturing opportunities for young children. Toddlers can feed Beary Happi, learn their ABC’s and even help him go to sleep. Beary and the toddlers interact and play together, making playtime not only innovative, but also incredibly warm.
HappiTaps Product Highlights:
*Age appropriate games (Peek-a-boo, Feeding Time, and Rattle & Fun)
*Rich stock of interactions and recordings (150+ phrases, songs, and stories written by a veteran of Sesame Street)
*3D animations make HappiTaps incredibly realistic
*Displays multiple nurturing behaviors and expressions (kids can feed Beary, pet him, and help him sleep; Beary can sneeze, blink, look about, laugh, giggle, wiggle his nose, whistle and sniff)
*Position aware (uses the iPhone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to detect its position)
Referred to as an “app-cessory,” HappiTaps use iPhones to bring the characters to life. The Beary Happi app is available for free in the App Store . The plush toy that enhances the HappiTaps experience, is available at Apple retail stores across the US, online with Amazon, Toys"R"Us and Target. It will be sold on the shelves at Target and Walmart this fall.
HappiTaps is a co-creation from the children’s expert minds at Tipitap and Infantino.
The 2012 Loved By Awards Winners
Tipitap is an early education specialist for the touchscreen (mobile) world. A trusted industry vete More..ran, that has been creating apps for children since the launch of the App Store. Their many successes over the years stem from understanding the needs of young children, parents, teachers and creating innovative bridges to touchscreen devices. More info on their apps can be found on the Tipitap website.Less..
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Published On:June 27, 2012
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