Turn content into a kid’s app in minutes
At TinyTap we offer a simple three-step app creation process that takes only minutes. You don’t need any technical know-how or knowledge of children’s apps. We offer two solutions for converting content into a children’s app.
1. DIY Solution:
You download TinyTap and create your app on the platform. This involves a three step creation process where you import your images; add some narration and create a tappable area.
2. We make it happen:
You send us the creative (the images you want to convert into an app) and we’ll take care of it.
We have an in-house game producer who will create your game. We will a basic story board though (explained in more detail below). You will retain all rights to your illustrations and the app will be published under your name.
Should you choose to go this route we’ll need the following from you:
✔ Images – we’ll need between 10 – 15 quality images. See our design guidelines.
✔ A Storyboard – this outlines the story behind the game (more on that below)
In our experience, the best kids apps are those with a story. This could be a narrative, in the case of a game like Closet Monster, or something thematic that, in the case of a game like Super Shapes, gives a game structure.
The best way to start creating your game is drawing up a storyboard. While this may sound like a daunting process it’s nothing more than defining your game idea in a detailed manner. It’s a good idea to include a summary of the game. You might also like to define the educational outcomes of the game. These could include things like developing visual perception or counting skills.
The most important thing is that your storyboard should include a page-by-page summary of how each page of the game should look and sound. If you’ve already done the illustrations, you’d simply write the corresponding narration.
If you’d like us to create your app in-house, we need a basic storyboard so we have an idea of the story behind your app. Please note that this doesn’t need to be a polished storyboard. All we need is a description of the story as well as a basic outline of the idea behind each page.
Take a look at this storyboard for one of our games, Save the Day. Here’s a template which you can feel free to use when creating your storyboard.
One of the things to keep in mind is that all our games follow a question-mistake-answer format. You’ll see in the game template as well as the example template that we’ve written our narration in a Question (Question); Mistake (M) and Answer (A) format. Every game follows this format.
This means that on each page a child will be presented with narration that asks him/her to find or tap on something. This is the Q narration. If a child makes a mistake, s/he will be presented with a prompt. This is the M narration. When the child taps on the correct answer, the child will be presented with the A narration.
You don’t need to write Q, M and A narration. If you provide a description for each page our in-house game producer will work her magic and turn your images into a quality children’s app.
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