Although there are a number of digital publishers producing exciting, quality children’s app books with full catalogs of interactive titles, many of them have remained strictly in the iOS platform. A number of factors have come into play for that decision towards exclusivity, including working around variations in screen size and the desire to put their titles in the single highest selling tablet app marketplace.
Now, London-based digital publisher Nosy Crow is expanding into the Android market for the first time by bringing two of its app books to Barnes and Noble’s Nook tablet. Rounds: Franklin Frog and Pip and Posy: Fun and Games are both highly acclaimed titles, both of which are now available through B&N.
“We’re very pleased to be taking our first steps into the Android market by developing our apps for the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+,” says Kate Wilson, Managing Director of Nosy Crow, in a press release. “Barnes & Noble has created an ideal platform for developers like Nosy Crow, who create apps with reading and stories at their heart. Barnes & Noble understand books and book buyers and many of their NOOK customers are exactly the sort of people we have in mind when we create our apps: parents who are keen to use digital media to encourage their children to read. And they have built fantastic tablets which showcase our apps wonderfully.”
Both of the apps will be available this month for the Nook HD and HD+, with pricing to be between $2.99 and $4.99.