Today we’re excited to share that two of our most popular features — the Zoodles Art Studio and Zoodles Storybooks — are now available on phones! Now all of our budding artists and eager readers can do more with their phones (oops, we mean your phones) no matter where they are. Whether they’re riding in the backseat, fidgeting at dinner, or lying out in the grass, Zoodles is there in full force with Art and Storybooks!
Since phones do have smaller screens, we’ve adapted both features to work a little differently than usual. Let’s take a look.
Zoodles Art Studio
Here are some pictures of the experience on your phone. The first thing you’ll notice is that there are now more “tabs” at the top of the screen, and the tabs don’t have labels anymore! Your child can use these tabs to navigate to the different areas of our experience, just like with our computer and tablet apps. They might need a little guidance at first, but let us know how it goes!
To get into the Art experience, all your child needs to do is tap on the Art tab at the top and then select the first thumbnail.
The Art Studio has changed a bit, but not by much. There are fewer colors and we’ve removed the ability to toggle brush strokes, but it is all in the name of giving your child the most drawing space possible!
Every new drawing your child creates will automatically be saved to their Gallery and synced to your account. All your child’s drawings — whether they’re done on the computer, tablet, or phone — are visible at http://www.zoodles.com/parent. Be sure to star your favorites!
Our Storybooks feature is just as exciting. For the first time ever, we’ve made it incredibly easy for little ones to “bring their relatives along” on the next vacation or car ride. Family will never be forgotten again!
All you need to do is have relatives record a reading for your child and the reading will appear in your child’s Books tab. As usual, the recordings that your relatives make are shared across all our devices, so you and your child can watch them no matter you are. Now Grandma can be a lifesaver without even being there!
Our Books interface on the phone is very similar to what it looks like on other devices. We give every child an example recording of Mark and his kids reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and the rest of the books available are displayed alongside it.
Once a reading has been recorded, your child can tap on its book cover to have the story read to them. Again, with such limited screen space, you’ll notice that the illustrations are slightly smaller and that in lieu of text, we decided to include the relative’s video instead.
All in all, we couldn’t be more proud of our team’s efforts to bring these features down to phones and make the Zoodles experience better and better across all devices.
We’d love to hear your feedback, so please do leave us a comment or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!