Baby Shapes: New App For Babies Not Just Another Digital Baby-Sitter

Melbourne, Australia – Interactive Coconut today is proud to announce “Baby Shapes” for iOS and Android. Baby Shapes has been developed with the assistance of early childhood specialists to provide quality visual stimulation for infants. Intended to be used with a parent or professional closely supervising the infant, this app is not just another toy or digital baby-sitter. The app has been designed closely with industry experts to best stimulate the infant in this crucial period of intellectual and physical development.

Baby Shapes is presented in stages, representing different phases in infant development. Infants are introduced to basic shapes in high contrast colors. As the stages progress, more shapes and colors are introduced and the infant is rewarded for interacting with the shapes. Audible stimulation has also been considered thoughtfully in the presentation of the stages. Sounds of tranquility and nature are presented to relax the infant and help inspire their curiosity and interest.

Professional features are available for parents and professionals interested in taking advantage of the full potential of Baby Shapes. A statistics module is available to illustrate the progress of the infant over time. A variety of relevant charting options are available, from total taps, to average time per tap, and average time per color. As all infants are unique and respond differently to different stimuli, an additional professional feature permits the user to generate a stage with customized options for the infant. Customization ranges from how the infant can interact with the shapes to the color of the shapes.

Baby Shapes began life over a year ago. “A friend had a baby who was diagnosed with Cortical Visual Impairment and he couldn’t find an appropriate app that provided relevant and quality visual stimulation for his son,” said Craig Grummitt, director of Interactive Coconut. “With Baby Shapes we wanted to provide an app that could assist infants in their development, customizable to their individual needs.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.0 or later
* Android Phones & Tablets with operating systems v. 2.3.3 or later
* 12 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Baby Shapes 1.0 is free to download and available through the App Store and Google Play worldwide. The app offers two in-app purchases, both valued at 2.99 USD or equivalent in local currency. Configuration provides the ability to generate a user-configured stage, tailored to the unique needs of the infant. Statistics provides access to detailed chart information regarding the progress of the infant.

Baby Shapes 1.0
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Located in Melbourne, Australia, Interactive Coconut is a new independent app developer in the App Store. Owner Craig Grummitt has been a member of interactive landscape for over 15 years. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Interactive Coconut. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.