Our mission at Zoodles is to create the best digital experiences for children across the world. Children using a computer, phone or tablet should be treated as first class users and given the opportunity to leverage all the possibilities that these devices offer. We believe our Kid Mode apps live up to this mission, and in the last few months we’ve seen a great response from families across the world.
Today is a proud moment for all of us here at Zoodles as we announce that 1 Million children are using our Kid Mode apps! As the graph below shows, we’ve been experiencing tremendous growth recently, with more than 500,000 children joining just in the last few months:
One of the things I love about the increased usage of our apps is that we can measure, in the aggregate, what children are learning. Since launching Zoodles, over 3 Million hours of games and videos have been played, with over 1 Million of those hours spent in math and reading. 1 Million hours is more than 110 years of time!
This growth is directly related to the launch of our mobile offerings as well as the new family features that allow kids and relatives to stay in touch through digital storybooks and video mail. There’s just nothing better than watching a child on Zoodles go from learning and playing one minute to connecting with family the next.
Reaching 1 million kids is huge for us, and when you combine that with crossing 10,000 fans on Facebook, our team has really been jumping for joy. Stay tuned for more coverage on our celebration event!
We have a lot of work to do before we reach the 1.2 Billion children in the world who still don’t have Kid Mode. But before we get back to work I want to personally thank all the parents and children using our apps. We appreciate the trust you’ve placed in us. I also want to thank the entire Zoodles team that has been building this product. Rich, Michael, Jeff and Adrian (our engineering team) can build any concept that Dave (our designer) and Rachel (our product manager) can come up with. Often the founders or the executive team get all the credit when it comes to the success of a start-up, but success in our case is due to the dedication of this team and the passion they have for changing the lives of kids. So if you have a minute and love the product feel free to leave the team a note on our Zoodles Facebook page.
CEO & co-founder