We started Zoodles in late 2008 with the ambitious mission of improving the lives of children across the world. Since our launch in early 2009, the feedback from parents, teachers, and children has been incredibly positive and over 2 million children across the world have used Zoodles to safely and independently play and learn on phones, computers and tablets.
Today we are excited to announce that we will be joining HTC with the goal of bringing Zoodles to the billion+ children in the world who haven’t yet played and learned with our product. Like Zoodles, HTC puts users at the center of everything they do, and we have a shared passion for creating a safe and educational environment for children across their products.
We know that parents have many different types of devices from many different manufacturers, and we want to make sure that all those devices continue to have Kid Mode. Therefore, we will continue with our strategy of making Zoodles available across different devices (smartphones, tablets, computers) and different platforms (Android, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows, etc.). Simply stated, Zoodles will continue to be available on both HTC devices and non-HTC devices.
Having said that, we’re really excited about the unique and deeply integrated experiences we can create for kids using HTC devices. On the HTC Flyer, for instance, we’ve been able to combine the innovative HTC Scribe technology with our Art Studio feature!
We have a lot of work ahead of us and so we have a simple favor to ask of you… if you know any great engineers, designers, product managers or business development professionals please encourage them to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org since we will be hiring aggressively in the coming months!
Finally, we would like to thank all our users, team members, advisors, and investors (especially Michael Dearing from Harrison Metal Capital) who have helped us get to this point. You helped us put smiles on the faces of millions of children and we intend to make millions more smile over the years!
Mark Williamson & Rich Humphrey (co-founders of Zoodles)