Screen Shot 2013-09-15 at 8.01.58 PMMillie's adventure screenshot

Developed by the children’s app studio Megapops, this is the first “in-house” app from founders Randy Lowenstein and Jennifer Taylor. In 2011, the duo hired a professional developer to create their first two apps, Meet Millie and Millie and The Lost Key. For their third book, they decided to develop on their own with Corona SDK, finding the platform incredibly easy to use.

Randy tells us, “The amazing thing is that it took us about 8 months of development to create our first app, coding natively for iOS with a small team of experienced iOS developers. It took me the same amount of time to learn how to program from scratch, with absolutely zero programming experience, and then to do all of the programming for Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure, entirely by myself. It took about 4 months of learning, and then 4 months of programming.”

The hard work paid off, as Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure soared to #1 in Books and #2 in Education on the App Store. To top it off, the book app was graced with a large promotional banner by Apple, as seen below. To read this charming story with your child, head to iTunes and download Millie's Adventure

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