PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Outfit7 Inc., a subsidiary of Out Fit 7 Ltd, the global entertainment company behind the blockbuster Talking Friends mobile apps, today announced the launch of the “Talking Ginger” app, available now in the iTunes App Store. “Talking Ginger” lets users guide the kitten Ginger as he gets ready for bed, transforming the turning-in process into a fun adventure for the whole family.
This is the first Talking Friends app designed to teach and assist specific skill building. Users help Ginger prepare for sleep by showering him, drying him, going potty, and brushing his teeth with a special timer. Parents can walk their children through the app’s game and follow along in real-time to learn good habits.
“Talking Friends apps are not only popular and fun, but also educational and can teach important skills. ‘Talking Ginger’ is a perfect example of how an app can educate and bring families together through collaboration with characters they know and love,” said Samo Login, Founder and CEO of Out Fit 7 Limited, CY. “The phenomenal success of Talking Friends has shown that real-life engagement resonates with users around the globe, and we’re focused on creating new experiences for our fans.”
Players are motivated with unique prizes, and every time the sequence is completed, users unlocks a new piece of Ginger’s dreams—fun, and often poignant, hand-drawn puzzles. In total, there are 50 dreams to unlock. Like all of the Talking Friends apps, users can talk to Ginger and he will repeat the phrase back in his cute kitten voice. Users cans also tickle, poke or pet Ginger as he goes through his evening routine.
Fans were first introduced to Ginger, Talking Tom’s lovable and mischievous nephew, in last year’s Talking Santa app, and he has since become a fan favorite on Disney’s Talking Friends animated web series.
The Talking Friends collection of apps has quickly become a global entertainment phenomenon having achieved #1 chart status in over 100+ countries. To date, less than two years after launching the first Talking Friends app, the characters have more than 400 million downloads worldwide, with more than 115 million monthly active users. On average, the apps are downloaded 35 million times per month, with more than 750,000 user-generated videos uploaded and over 355 million total views on YouTube. The Talking Friends have even climbed their way to the top of the iTunes charts with their first music video, titled “You Get Me,” which stayed at #1 for over a month.
For more information on Outfit7’s collection of Talking Friends apps, please visit: www.Outfit7.com.
With over 115 million monthly active users since its first app launch in July 2010, Outfit7 is one of the world's fastest growing mobile entertainment networks. Its Talking Friends collection has become an entertainment phenomenon with the characters featured on ABC's Modern Family as well as NBC's Today Show. There are 14 characters in the Talking Friends collection including Talking Tom Cat, Talking Ben and Talking Gina the Giraffe. Each of the Talking Friends apps features a unique and fully animated 3D character that comes to life when poked, tickled, and played with on mobile touch-screen devices for the iOS and Android platforms. The interactive characters can engage in friendly two-way conversations about their inner emotions with users or repeat things users say to them and customized videos of interactions with the characters can be shared via Facebook, YouTube or email. Out Fit 7 Ltd. is headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus, with subsidiaries in Palo Alto, USA; London, United Kingdom; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Seoul, South Korea.