Two well reviewed educational iPhone and iPad apps from San Francisco-based developer Launchpad Toys, Toontastic and TeleStory, are now free to download from the App Store. The change comes on the same day Launchpad Toys announced they are being acquired by Google.
In a post on their website, the company stated:.
We're proud to announce that our little toy company is pairing up with a great big team of tinkerers to empower GAJILLIONS of playful storytellers around the world. Launchpad Toys is joining Google to create even more amazing creativity tools for kids. Today, we've made our digital toys and tools free to creative kids everywhere. Tomorrow... well, we can't wait to share :)
No financial details of the acquisition were disclosed. Toontastic, which allows anyone to create and voice their own cartoons, is an iPad exclusive and previously cost $9.99. TeleStory, which turns an iPhone's or iPad's camera into a tool to help create imaginative videos, was previously $4.99. It would seem likely that we could see elements of both apps in upcoming Google software products.
Source: Launchpad Toys