Digital station Fun Kids has launched a free fully featured iPad app.
It allows children under ten and parents to listen to the station, but also extends the brand into non-radio content.
Content from its 50 different podcast channels is available, and users can also access a magazine-style section with news, videos, book reviews and events information, get in touch with the station and enter the station’s competitions.
The app also includes an online game, supported by the Wellcome Trust, based on the station’s Professor Hallux character. The game’s designed to demystify going to the Doctors’ with kids having to complete different levels of a Pairs game whilst finding out about different aspects of medicine.
Matt Deegan, Station Manger of Fun Kids says: “Much of Fun Kids’ growth over the past year has come from its development into a true multi-platform brand. Our listeners and partners already connect to us through our radio output as well as our website, newsletters, Radioplayer and our podcasts. The iPad app will be great for listeners old and new, as well as providing a new way for our partners to reach children and families”.
The App was developed by Surrey-based Big Orange Software alongside Folder’s in-house development team.