Over 60 backpackers have funded a travel app for kids, Tuk-Tuk goes to Hyderabad, thus making the Kickstarter project of Hyderabad based startup BulBul Apps off to a successful start.
Tuktuk travel app for kids is a smartphone – tablet app that helps preschooler discover his or her city with Tuktuk or a three-wheeler automobile, in a visually and interactive manner which is user designed in a story telling methodology to hold children’s attention.
The funds raised from crowdfunding site, Kickstarter will be used to pay writers, illustrator, animator, voice over artists, musicians and towards app development, testing and listing. Bulbul Apps launched Tuk-Tuk goes to Mumbai a month ago.
The Kickstarter project that set a funding goal of $2000 reached the target in just 25 days, said Prakash Dantuluri, Founder. “We even got featured by Kickstarter under ‘New and Worthy’ category which gave us lot of visibility. There was tremendous interest from international backers as well.”
This app genre, says Dantuluri, has been largely ignored by other publishers for years, except in English. The potential longevity of this sort of apps is very high as it appeals to 0-8 years old children in very compelling way.
“The crowd backers are a testimony to this. Bulbul Apps gives storytellers from wherever they are, an opportunity to produce content of international quality, provide them with access to a technology platform and a marketplace that gives them visibility in the digital world,” he said.
Bulbul Apps are interactive stories, rhymes and videos. Available on multiple devices, the apps deliver one new story every week. It offers playful learning and every app in the library is COPPA compliant. Over 300 artists from around the world collaborate currently to create Bulbulapps library which has a collection of over 50 apps. It has stories in 8 categoriees -folktales, princess stories, Indian Mythology, Mowgli and Bulbul, Krishna Series, Tuk-Tuk travel series and English Rhymes.
Tuk-Tuk will soon travel to New York, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Tokyo cities in the next six months. Our aim is to “build and attract our own Bulbul apps backers crowd’’, revealed Dantuluri.
The apps can be downloaded from www.bulbulapps.com and from Googleplay, iOS and Windows app stores.