The news at eleven.
Champaign, Illinois, August 17, 2011 — We know. To look at our fresh faces, you wouldn’t think we were a day over 10. But the calendar doesn’t lie. On Monday, August 15th, Spinlight marked its 11th year as a company. And while that’s the age when most are dreading the sixth grade, we’re looking forward to the second chapter. And getting more excited by the minute. Because if the first few pages are any indication, it’s going to be a really sweet read.
One giant leap.
Every once in a while, you have to take a chance — a pulse-pounding, gut-checking, leap into the unknown. To see if the Earth is round. To learn if the moon really is made of green cheese. Or, in our case, to take a big bite out of the bright, shiny Apple and see what’s waiting inside.
In February, we made that leap, creating our first app for the Apple iPad and releasing it to audiences worldwide. It wasn’t complicated, just a simple mix and match puzzle game for the tech-savvy toddler set called Swapsies. But the little tikes loved it. And soon, we were cranking out more titles for both the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch. And moving at break-neck speed. In eight months we’ve released eight apps. And the bright shiny Apple was starting to notice us.
Our two biggest releases to date — AlphaTots and TallyTots — brought major kudos from the crew at Cupertino, who named the apps to their What’s Hot, New & Noteworthy and Staff Favorite lists and included each in two different education emails. With that, we entered the big list — passing apps from Disney, Dora and Oprah on our way up the list of the Top 100 paid iPad apps in the U.S. store. Since then, both apps have reached another milestone, making the list of the Top 100 education apps in 30 countries around the world. Schools have also started downloading the app, taking TallyTots and AlphaTots from the kitchen table to the front of the class. We’ve enjoyed crafting all of these fun educational apps for young learners, and we’ve got a lot more ideas we can’t wait to share with the world.
About Spinlight Studio
Spinlight Studio is an award-winning educational app developer and publisher that passionately believes learning should be fun. Since 2011, the company has released 15 best-selling titles for the iOS, Android and Mac OS platforms, creating apps that children love and parents appreciate for their strong educational value. Spinlight has earned numerous Parents’ Choice Awards, ON for Learning honors and a Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award for a long list of titles covering math, reading, geography and more. Critically acclaimed for their unique blend of education and entertainment, Spinlight apps have been featured in USA Today, Us Weekly and on national news shows, including Fox News and the NBC Today Show.