Sep 30, 2014
Adventures of the Tortoise, a fun, creative fable app from Genii Limited, has just been officially released on the Play Store.
The app also recently received an update that brings The Tortoise & The Magic Drum Story; bigger preview has also been added for premium stories.
Per the official press release:
Adventures of the Tortoise was motivated by the need to recreate stories, which many adults grew up listening to in Africa. Its goal is to provide kids with an engaging way to be entertained promoting literacy and Cultural education from an African context, while learning useful lessons around morals and ethics. The stories are adapted from various African Cultures hence, traditional names, scenarios, dressing and songs are used to depict and convey simple Cultural themes. Kids also get to interact with the app in many ways including:
â€¢ Interactive Games to complete different tasks.
â€¢ Multiple Reading Modes to suit various purposes such as bedtime
reading, group reading and self-reading.
â€¢ Highlighted texts for easy reading
â€¢ Learn folksongs
â€¢ Access to more stories upon release
The development team behind the app underscores how mobile content creation is becoming more pronounced in Africa. We had an opportunity to review an earlier build of Adventures of the Tortoise, and look forward to interviewing the crew behind it.
The app is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the Play Store.