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Beautiful illustration and wild imagination are merely a start to charm today’s kids. Auryn’s Teddy’s line of iPad books create more magic on top of great storytelling utilizing the latest tablet technology. With animated characters that respond to taps and tickles, bonus features include a color drawing tablet, mini puzzle and splatter paint page that engage and inspire the kids’ curiosity and creativity. Teddy’s Day iPad book has touched many kids and parents’ hearts, securing an overall five-star rating in the iTunes App Store.
Credits: Auryn, Inc.:
Director- Umesh Shukla
Producer- Kate Myers
Art Director- Kedar Dagade
Technical Director- Nevin Wong
Lead Animator- Ryan Fernan
Modeling and Rigging- Mare McIntosh
Production Coordinator- Christina J. Dodson
Voice by: Taylor Knowles
Producer - Jacob J K
Creative Head- Rajesh Chakraborty
Animation Supervisor- Mahesh Nambiar
Technical Director- Fobbin Tom
Partha Pratim Chakroborty
Sandip Sitaram Deore
Devraj A Samse
Amit K Garvalia
Kailash Rameshrao Pillay
Kapil Rajendra Kakde
Shradha Santosh Parate
N Siva Shankar
Madhura Vijay Joshi
iPad tech team credits for Teddy's Day
The classic vampire comes back to life in the mobile age, this time more powerful and unpredictable than ever. A modern re-telling of Bram Stoker's Gothic tale, Sourcebook's iDracula sucks the readers into its author Bekka Black's story, full of horror and humor via text messages, voicemails, emails, and photos unlocked at midnight as the story develops. The app has seduced its blood-thirsty and daring users with bold and creative interlacing of literature, technology and eerie fun.
Credits: App Design and Development including graphic design, user experience, and database development: Sourcebooks Inc.
Text Content: Bekka Black
Programming: BartSoft Inc.
Audio Performances Directed By: John Larkin
Sound Engineer: Michael Mastroserio
Voice of Jonathan Harker: John Larkin
Voice of Mina Murray: Catt Minster
Voice of the Count: John Larkin
Voice of Abe Van Helsing: Kevin Michael Murphy
Voice of Lucy: Daria Morra
Audio Script by: Bekka Black
After Hollywood, once again this ancient species is revived by the latest technology. National Geographic Society's Ultimate Dinopedia iPad App lets kids and curious adults explore over 700 dinosaurs in a non-linear way, via stunning lively illustrations, engaging stories, audio and video clips, an interactive dino family tree and more. Based on up-to-date scientific research and discovery, this reference App contains complete information, stats and fun trivia, designed not only to educate, but also to entertain.
Credits: Rachel Graham, NGS, Books
Kevin Yam, NGS, Mobile
Credits: Scott Scazafavo, Allrecipes.com and Ryan Svendin, Allrecipes.com
Credits: Scott Scazafavo, Allrecipes.com and Matt Elliot, Allrecipes.com
Full of inspiration, useful information and handy tools, Martha Stewart Makes Cookies iPad App is beautifully designed and produced to please the traditional and trendy home bakers' visual sensation, creativity and sweet tooth. The app includes a generous collection of cookie recipes with visually appealing photos, how-to videos, packaging ideas, baking timer, shopping list and a fun roulette wheel recipe finder. The app received over 16,000 downloads, a high content update download rate and top rating in the iTunes Store Paid Lifestyle genre during the holiday season.
Credits: Gael Towey, Chief Creative and Editorial Director, Martha Stewart Living
Ellen Morrissey, VP, Editorial Director - Special Projects Group, Martha Stewart Living
Will Van Roden, AVP, Design Director - Special Projects Group, Martha Stewart Living
Toshiya Masuda, Art Director, Callaway Digital
Ellen Johnston, Designer, Callaway Digital
If you constantly spend time checking your friends' status updates over multiple social media Web sites, the Meebo app will keep you informed without consuming your life. Users can sync their friends from AIM, ICQ, Gmail, Facebook, Windows Live, MySpace and other social networks, chatting with them all in one place. Notifications of IM responses are received even when the app is closed. Users can reply to a notification simply by tapping it to check a friend's profile, update their own status and type in landscape mode for access to a larger keyboard.
Credits: Meebo Team
If online privacy is a legitimate concern, then TigerText is a useful mobile app. TigerText places the control of text messages in the hands of the sender. While the text message resembles a standard text, TigerText lets the sender of a copy or picture text determine how long it's available for viewing on a recipient's mobile device. TigerText messages cannot be forwarded or copied and once a text is deleted, it cannot be retrieved. Both the sender and the recipient must have the TigerText app downloaded for texts to be sent and received.
Credits: Jeffrey Evans, Co-founder CEO TigerText
Brad Brooks, Co-founder, President TigerText
Sean Whitely, COO
Sumeet Bhatia, CTO
FlexT9 is an Android app that puts variety in the hands of the mobile user. From speaking, tracing, writing or tapping, each action is possible through FlexT9. The app combines Dragon Dictation, T9 Trace, T9 Write and XT9 predictive text, allowing users to seamlessly transition from texting to crafting email. In addition, the app makes users better and faster wordsmiths with its predictive text technology that predicts what the user will type, ensuring a faster input. Everyone is guilty of fast typing and texting, but sloppy type word correction and auto correction catches mistakes the typist might not notice.
Credits: Several individuals within the mobile division of Nuance contributed to the development and success of these apps.
The Poetry Foundation threw their hat into the app world with the POETRY App. This engaging app lets mobile users access their favorite classic and contemporary poems on the go. A slot-machine feature lets users search for poems based on emotions. Users can access the more than 1,700 volume collection in two ways: through the "Discover Poetry" interface and the "Find Poetry" interface. "Discover Poetry" pairs users with poems randomly, while the "Find Poetry" feature allows users to search for specific poems.
Credits: The Poetry Foundation: Catherine Halley (Online Editor), Michael Marcinkowski (Web Project Manager), Jim Sitar (Archive Editor)
Tierra Innovation: Mike Fahy (Developer), Kristina Bell (Designer), Cheryl Berkowitz (Designer), Jamie Trowbridge (President),
Julie Walker (Project Manager)
Credits: Harold Lee, Co-Founder, CEO
Harold is the target market for Rock Prodigy. A guitarist of 25 years, he’s studied jazz at Berklee College of Music, classical guitar at UCSB, and has toured professionally as an acoustic guitar artist and punk rock lead guitarist. He currently owns 10 guitars and has spent tens of thousands of dollars on guitar-related music equipment.
Harold’s background includes Marketing Director at Guitar Center, Inc. where he ran a $50 million operating budget. He joined Guitar Center when it had 18 stores and $100 million in revenues, and left at 214 stores and over $1.5 billion in revenues. He has sold to the guitarist market on a day-in, day-out basis since February 1995. In addition, he has achievements in graphic design, sound design, radio copy writing and music composition. He has launched a 30,000-member customer research panel and drove the implementation of a marketing campaign and customer relationship management platform driven by hundreds of millions of rows of transactions data and customer records. He holds a black belt in Krav Maga fighting system, and taught at the Krav Maga National Training Center in West Los Angeles. Harold is the “most obsessed customer” of Rock Prodigy and lead the team to create a commercially successful brand that lays a foundation for continued growth for the next two decades. Harold holds a B.A. in Musicology from UCLA and an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson.
Tyson Butler, Co-Founder, CFO
Tyson’s background includes cross-industry, Fortune 500 experience, specializing in the development and execution of business strategies, financial analyses and operational improvement plans. His experience spans industries such as legal services, manufacturing, banking, credit card services, diversified electronics, medical equipment, health care, telecommunications, and more. He was formerly a Finance Director at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and a Consulting Manager at KPMG Consulting. Tyson holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson.
Thomas Ringer, Director, Board of Directors.
Tom has operating management experience in small and large companies offering products and/or services. His experience includes Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Recognition Equipment Inc. (NYSE), President and Chief Executive Officer of The TRW-Fujitsu Company (A joint venture between TRW and Fujitsu Electronics), President and Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Systems of America, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of Computer Machinery Corporation, Vice President, Marketing of Xerox Computer Services, a Division of Xerox. With a former employee, he co-founded a software company that was sold to Encyclopedia Britannica. His Board of Directors experiences range from an NYSE company to start-ups, and include the manufacturing, information processing and securities industries. Having been Chairman for a number of years, he is currently Vice-Chairman of Wedbush Morgan Securities, a medium-sized registered broker/dealer headquartered in Southern California. He has been Chairman of Wedbush Inc. and Wedbush Capital Corporation, the Corporate General Partner of the firm's LBO/venture capital fund. He is also Chairman of the Boards of MS Aerospace, Inc. and the Center for Corporate Innovation (CCI).
George Abe, Member, Board of Advisors
George is a lecturer and Faculty Director of the Applied Management Research (AMR) Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. His teaching responsibilities include entrepreneurship, business plan development and field study program advisories.
He was Business Development Manager for the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property, which is responsible for patent protection and commercialization of UCLA research. Previously, he was a venture partner with Palomar Ventures, a VC firm in Santa Monica, California. Before Palomar, he was with Cisco Systems in the office of the chief technical officer. Prior to that he was with Infonet Services Corporation (NYSE:IN, now BT) where he designed Infonet’s IP data service and helped spinout the company from its parent, Computer Sciences Corp (NYSE: CSC). George holds a B.A. in Mathematics and a M.S. in Business, Quantitative Methods, both from UCLA.
Patrick Bennett, Member, Board of Advisors
Patrick was recognized by IT Today magazine as one of “IT World’s Top 100 People”. Patrick is an award-winning film-maker and was previously an executive in Deloitte Consulting’s Media Practice and an executive director with E! Entertainment. While at E!, he launched their new massively multimedia website. Recently, he was an independent consultant at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), where he launched a community website featuring the firm’s sports celebrity clients. Patrick holds a B.A. in Literature from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson.
Gary Borman, Member, Board of Advisors
A manager and marketer of musical artist's careers, Gary, over the course of 34 years, has guided the career of a wide variety of artists including James Taylor, The Violent Femmes, Alison Krauss and The Bee Gees. Gary has also developed many artists from the ground up such as Faith Hill, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum. Currently under Gary's company's direction are My Morning Jacket, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Keith Urban, Alison Krauss and Lady Antebellum.
Rob Cavallo, Member, Board of Advisors
Rob currently serves as the Chairman of Warner Bros. Records. One of the top-selling producers in the world, Cavallo has produced or had creative involvement in albums that have sold more than 125 million units over the past 16 years, nearly 30 million of those units in the last five years alone. In 1998, Cavallo was awarded the “Producer of the Year” Grammy and was nominated for the same award in 1999 and 2004. Cavallo has also won Grammys for his producing work with Green Day, including “Best Rock Album” for American Idiot in 2004 and, in 2005, “Record of the Year” for Boulevard of Broken Dreams. His work has amassed six Grammy awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and numerous nominations.
Cavallo first joined Warner Bros. Records in 1987 as an A&R representative where he was originally assigned to work with Black Sabbath. In 1989, he signed the multi-Platinum band, Goo Goo Dolls, to Warner Bros./Reprise Records and, in 1993, signed Green Day to the label. He produced Green Day’s major label debut, Dookie, his second-ever full album production, which sold 15 million units worldwide. Since then, he’s produced or executive produced six of the band’s albums which have now sold more than 45 million worldwide units combined. In 1994, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of A&R for Warner Bros./Reprise, where he oversaw the label’s A&R department and served as an in-house producer.
In 1997, Cavallo was an instrumental force in reuniting the members of Fleetwood Mac at Warner Bros. for the band’s reunion album, DVD video and TV special, The Dance, which combined have sold more than six million units, and was a producer on the band’s following album Say You Will. In 1998, Cavallo joined Hollywood Records as senior vice-president of A&R, where he signed, developed and produced a number of artists including a Gold-certified album from BBMak. That same year Cavallo produced two No. 1 singles for Warner Bros. on the City of Angels soundtrack, Alanis Morissette’s, “Uninvited,” which went on to win two Grammy Awards, and Goo Goo Dolls’, “Iris,” which was nominated for three Grammys. The soundtrack has sold more than eight million album units worldwide, the second-best-selling soundtrack in WMG history.
In 1999, Cavallo worked with Phil Collins on the Disney feature animated movie, Tarzan. The lead single, “You’ll Be in My Heart,” won an Oscar, a Grammy and a Golden Globe award for best original song from a motion picture. The song stayed at No. 1 for 19 weeks on the Billboard Hot AC chart. This was Collins’ longest running hit at that format.
In 2002, Cavallo returned to Warner Bros. Records where he produced Green Day’s American Idiot, as well as Green Day’s DVD/CD set, Bullet in a Bible, which features a live performance of the band. These two titles have now sold in excess of 15 million units worldwide. In addition, Cavallo has worked on recordings for Eric Clapton, David Cook, Chris Isaak, Jewel, My Chemical Romance, The Dave Mathews Band, Kid Rock, Less Than Jake, Avril Lavigne, Shinedown and Sixpence None The Richer. In 2009, Cavallo was appointed to the position of Chief Creative Officer for WMG.
Cavallo graduated from the University of Southern California where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Composition, Communications and Sociology. After graduating, he earned a certificate from the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles where his studies focused on recording engineering, orchestral arranging and guitar.
Roger Dannenberg, Ph. D, Member, Board of Advisors
Roger is an Associate Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science and an early pioneer in the field of computer music. Roger is an accomplished researcher having been published in numerous books, articles, technical journals and also holds several patents in the field of music technology. He currently leads the Computer Music Project at CMU which develops computer music and interactive performance technology to enhance human musical experience and creativity. Roger serves as an advisor on technology development and patent protection.
Steve Moir, Member, Board of Advisors
Steve is an entertainment executive with over 30 years experience. He is the founder of Moir Entertainment and co-founder of Moir Borman Entertainment. He has co-managed, with his partner Gary Borman, top artists such as The Rolling Stones, Garbage and Kenny Loggins, as well as Grammy winning record producers and mixing engineers like Brendan O’Brien. A number of Steve’s clients are nominated for this year’s Grammy Awards.
Mike Vizvary, Member, Board of Advisors
Mike possesses over 20 years experience in advertising, marketing, promotions and customer acquisition, with his own company as well as a two billion dollar public company. Mike has placed over $500 million in media. He is currently is President and CEO of Revolution Media boutique agency specializing in marketing strategy, media buying and advertising analytics. Revolution Media works with local, regional and national clients to use offline and online media to drive demand. Mike previously served as Vice President, Marketing Communications for Guitar Center, Inc. and handled various aspects of P.R., promotions and media relations for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mike holds a B.A. in Business Economics from U.C. Santa Barbara and attended Ohio University for their graduate program in Sports Administration.
Credits: John F. Cilli, Jr. - Digital Strategist, Brunner, Inc.
Trent Ahrens - Emerging Media Developer, Brunner, Inc.
Tresa Varner - Curator of Education and Interpretation, The Andy Warhol Museum
Rick Armstrong - Director of Communications, The Andy Warhol Museum
Abby Franzen-Sheehan - Associate Education Curator: Interpretation and Resources, The Andy Warhol Museum
Credits: Joe Greenstein - co-founder & CEO
Josh Gould - Director of Product
Thien Tran - Lead Architect, iOS Platforms
Credits: Howard Rigberg, alot.com Software Engineer
Jim Sanders, alot.com Creative Director
Credits: Digitari -www.digitaria.com - build the App to support USA Network's hit series - PSYCH. It also was built to connect seamlessly with the affinity program Club PSYCH.
Robin Fordham, director of technology, USA Network
Credits: Rob Rosenblatt, GM, Chase Card Services
Anil Jacob, Marketing Director, Chase Card Services
Peter Stransky, Technology Director, Chase Card services
Satyan Ranganath. Lead Engineer, Chase Card Services
Money is tight - and every penny counts. To keep track of yours, from daily balances and transactions to the performance of your IRA, Mint's app syncs with all your online banking accounts. Personal finance tools let you set up a budget - so unlike Wall Street or Congress, you'll work with real numbers. Since the launch of the app in 2007, Mint.com's percentage of active mobile users has increased by 47%. The site is used three times a week by .5 million people and the android app by 300,000 people.
Credits: Aaron Forth, Director of Product Design for Intuit Personal Finance Group
Years ago, brokers were needed to supply market data - no more. The free CNBC Real- Time iPad App lets users access real-time quotes from the NYSE and NASDAQ before, during and after market hours. Plus, it offers company news, videos and key metrics. Savvy users can even create a customized scrolling ticker and stock watch lists. For investors, it supplies critical information at their fingertips. You may not have Warren Buffet's bankroll, but when it comes to wise investments, knowledge is power.
Credits: Scott Drake, VP, CNBC Digital
Chris Halton, VP, CNBC Technology
Christopher McCown, Director, CNBC Digital Products
Ariel Nelson, Director, CNBC Digital Products and Strategy
Lauren Roberti, Manager, CNBC Digital Product Delivery
Steven J Smith, Director, CNBC Brand Marketing
Amy Zelvin, VP, CNBC Public Relations
Credits: All CP+B employees--
WORLDWIDE CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER: Rob Reilly
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER: Jeff Benjamin
GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR(s): Dave Schiff / Alex Burnard
CREATIVE DIRECTOR(s): Patrick Maravilla / Shannon McGlothin
SR. INTERACTIVE COPYWRITER: Jim Robbins
SR. INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR: David Brown
COPYWRITER: Daniel Burke / Jason Levine
ART DIRECTOR: Peter Majarich / Justin Smith
CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF VISUAL DESIGN: Christian Layugan
SR. INTERACTIVE DESIGNER: Doug Menezes
INTERACTIVE DESIGNER: Shannon Brown
GROUP EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Paul Sutton
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Paul Aaron
INTEGRATED PRODUCER: Catherine Christiansen
JR. INTEGRATED PRODUCER: Davis Najdecki
SR. INTERACTIVE DIGITAL ARTIST: Charlyn Hare
SOUND DESIGNER: Seth Padgett
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR: Scott Prindle
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR: Mathew Ray
ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Justin Johnson
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MOBILE ARCHITECTURE: Anthony Picciano
ASSOCIATE EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR: Jeff Teicher
EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR: Matt Walsh
EXPERIENCE DESIGNER: Dorian Compo / Justin Yang
SR. GAME DEVELOPER: Will Carter
GAME DEVELOPER: Noah Keating
GAME DEVELOPER: Colin Duffy
SR. MOTION DESIGNER: Andrew Schulman
MOTION DESIGNER: Paul Harrison
MOTION DESIGNER: Eric Epstein
QUALITY ASSURANCE: James Lukensow
MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR: David Hughes
CONTENT MANAGER: Drew Widell
ASSISTANT CONTENT MANAGER: Josh Lybarger
Credits: The Amazing AvatarLabs Team
Updating a classic picture guessing game for the 21st century, WeDraw utilizes smartphones and smart TVs to recreate a simple game. Players use their mobile devices as controllers and the TV screen becomes a game board. One player is assigned a word to draw by the game; he then draws it on his touch screen and it shows up on the TV, while players try to guess what he's drawing, typing their answers on their own phones. It saves a lot of paper.
Credits: Alan Queen - CTO
Juan Pablo Gnecco - CEO
So many calorie counters and workout companion apps on the market today. It's all well and good to use the computing, database management and Internet capabilities available now on smartphones. Calorie counter? Check. Exercise descriptions and photos? Check. Workout routines? Check. Push notifications if you've been "inactive" for a period of time? It's all there in the free version. Upgrades within the app offer more extensive fitness programs, integration with the Daily Burn Web site, fitness trainer consultations and a snazzy barcode scanner for quick and easy food logging and information.
Credits: Key Creators:
Andy Smith - CEO, DailyBurn
Stephen Blankenship – CTO, DailyBurn
Paul Crawford – Director of Mobile, DailyBurn