Talking Tom Cat, the app from Outfit7 Limited that created a viral talk-back sensation for families around the world makes an encore appearance today. The app features fresh upgrades including a modern new look, laugh out (ok, hilarious) animations, and noteworthy to us parents – an ad-free gameplay option.
Upgraded App with Additional Safety Elements
Outfit7 has created additional safety elements to the upgraded app, including the removal of all banners and interstitials. In addition, further protections have also been provided to ensure young ones cannot leave the app through advertisements and are not exposed to paywalls when Child Mode option is chosen.
Talking Tom Cat and Outfit7’s family of apps under the Talking Tom and Friends umbrella are PRIVO certified, indicating they are COPPA compliant, protecting children’s personal information and guarding against sharing of information.
Virtual Legend Reimagined in 3D
Talking Tom Cat reimagines the virtual legend himself, giving Talking Tom Cat a contemporary 3D look, plus over a dozen new animations while keeping in tune with all of the classic repeat function and gross bodily noises. Kids will laugh-out-loud to Talking Tom Cat’s kooky reactions to eating new food including fiery chili, delectable ice cream and more.
A talking legend in both digital and pop culture circles, the Talking Tom Cat app CATapulted Outfit7 to its indisputable status as a leader in the digital sphere, earning its apps a spot on most mobile devices and tablets across the globe. With over 3.6 billion total downloads across the Talking Tom and Friends umbrella, fans have grown to love each and every new release of the franchise. Over the last six years, players have spent an astronomical 945 thousand years playing with Talking Tom apps; knocking him down over 191 billion times.
Since Talking Tom launched almost six years ago, Outfit7 has built an ever-expanding suite of Talking Tom and Friends apps. The franchise has amassed over 4.3 billion views of its various branded content online including Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series with over 470 million-plus views. The 52×11 minute series airs weekly and features an all-star voice cast led by Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominee Colin Hanks (“Fargo”) and Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants.”) Join Tom and the gang while they shoot their own reality TV show in Tom and Ben’s app studio. Perfect for fun family viewing. Watch the wackiness weekly at http://talkingtomandfriends.com/.
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EDWIN THE DUCK WAS SENT TO OUR FAMILY SO THAT WE COULD ADOPT AND PLAY WITH HIM TO SHARE WITH OUR READERS. WE HOPE THAT YOU LOVE HIM AS MUCH AS WE DO.
We are all about fun technology that can help our kids grow. We also are huge fans of technology that grows with them. Of course ideally we’d prefer ones that they will continue to play with long after the day that they receive it. Another important factor is that it can be used for various situations, not just quick learning, but complete lifestyle.
Enter Edwin The Duck! Now for those of you that are close to me, I’m sure you are saying “wait, what?” since you know that I am petrified of ducks – yes, that’s correct, ducks! But no one can resist a cute little rubber duck that has an animated personality as well. I am a fan of Donald and Daffy, so just the real live ducks are the ones I’m scared of.
Edwin is a friend who lives in your child’s hands and on your mobile device in the form of an animated character. Your child will be immersed in a world of games, stories, songs, and lessons within a collection of apps, using Edwin to control the animated Edwin. As your child grows, so will Edwin, offering more and more rich content.
Fun Features & Modes of Edwin
Story Time: Edwin has an entire world to discover, and his adventures will invite your child to help him solve problems and overcome obstacles he encounters along the way. Through SQUACK™ Technology, with a few taps, turns, and twists, your child will learn how to control the animated Edwin within the app.
We love story time and Abigail especially loves having Edwin do things. As a mom, I love the reiteration offline, like the moments that I can say “Remember how we helped tidy up Edwin’s room with Edwin? Now it’s time to tidy up this room!” She gets it, no complaints, and it makes clean up a breeze (for that moment).
Play Time: Together with Edwin, your child will explore fun, educational games that are developmentally designed for your child’s age. Edwin becomes your child’s teacher and helps them to learn and grow.
Abby is obsessed with shapes right now, so this is definitely her favorite game. We are lucky to have an amazing sitter that watches her while Billy and I work that works with her on shapes, so this game helps to reiterate that learning. She gets so excited when she gets the shapes correct!
Song Time: Equipped with a BLUETOOTH® Speaker, Edwin will dance across the screen while streaming original music.
Who doesn’t love music? We are big fans of listening to music, making our own music, and singing. Abby loves dancing and singing with Edwin. It is pretty adorable.
Sleepy Time: An included lullaby will stream through Edwin, and by giving his wing a firm tap, he will provide a soft glowing nightlight. Your child will sleep soundly with Edwin the Duck’s companion Sleepy Time app, which includes white noise sounds, additional lullabies, and timer and nightlight controls.
This is my most favorite feature. Probably because both Abby and I always sleep with a sound machine myself and this app has those features, such as rain, creek, etc. Bringing Edwin along on our families adventures doubles as having our sound machine. The lullabies are beautiful too.
Splash Time: Completely waterproof, Edwin makes the perfect bath time companion like millions of rubber duckies before him. His unique design enables him to float and ensures him to be fully mold resistant while your child enjoys their favorite bath time tunes!
This truly is an adorable feature. I know that it makes bath time that much longer for us, but he’s super cute and we have a great time.
More About Edwin
Edwin is the world’s first Smart Duck a learning toy with personality designed to be your child’s new best friend. Utilizing SQUACK™ Technology and a companion app, children can control Edwin on the screen with a turn, tap or tilt of the rubber duck toy. App content includes:
*Play* – Educational games teach shapes, colors, letters, and numbers.
*Learn* – Stories emphasizing self-confidence and good decision-making.
*Sing* – Edwin (waterproof) can splash and play in the bath, shower or pool while streaming original content or a favorite playlist.
*Dream* – Use the separate “Edwin Lullaby” app to adjust the color of Edwin’s LED nightlight and play exclusive lullabies/white noise.
Edwin‘s next series of stories, songs, and games are currently underway — stay tuned for notifications!
As announced last month, Edwin‘s Sleepy Time app is now available in the App Store, free for a limited time! View our latest “how to” video for a feature overview and brief tutorial here.
Android development is progressing! The app is available to explore in Google Play, with interactions between Edwin and his app being finalized. We will announce full compatibility details soon!
Connect Edwin as a wireless Bluetooth speaker to any BT enabled device to stream your favorite music
Tap firmly with one finger on Edwin‘s wing to illuminate his nightlight
In the News
Edwin received a 4-star review in iPhone Life, with the reviewer callingEdwin “this year’s best toy yet!”
MacWorld featured Edwin in an iOS Accessories wrap up, dubbing him as the “Rubber Duckie from the future.”
Local TV channel WTHR was excited to hear about Edwin‘s availability in Apple Stores and ran a segment on the evening news. You can watch the coverage here!
Catch Edwin at these upcoming events:
Jan 6-9: CES, Sands Expo Booth 74366, Las Vegas, NV