Cartoon Network EMEA’s Gumball VIP App To Rollout Internationally

Cartoon Network EMEA's Gumball VIP App To Rollout Internationally

Cartoon Network EMEA’s Gumball VIP App To Rollout Internationally

Cartoon Network EMEA’s (Europe, Middle East Africa) The Amazing World of Gumball episode audio detection and quiz app – Gumball VIP is now having an international rollout after a successful trial on Cartoon Network UK during October half-term last year. The Gumball VIP mobile app (developed for Android and iOS) will now rollout to 10 different markets all over the world over the next six months including Italy (Cartoon Network Italy), The Philippines and Singapore (Cartoon Network Southeast Asia) by the end of 2018, followed by Australia and New Zealand (Cartoon Network Australia), Poland (Cartoon Network Poland), Romania (Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe), Spain (Boing Spain), France (Cartoon Network France) and also a second rollout in the UK (Cartoon Network UK) in the first quarter of 2019.

The Gumball VIP app makes use of audio recognition technology, the app detects the episode of The Amazing World of Gumball the viewer is currently watching. After the app has successfully detected the episode, the app will then fetch questions relating to the episode to test the viewer’s knowledge, each question appears on the viewers phone at different points in the episode through the use of audio triggers. The app features licensed audio recognition technology from Austrian based start-up Tonio.

By answering questions correctly viewers are awarded stars, which can then unlock trophies. Last year, during Cartoon Network UK’s app experiment viewers could receive special codes to access digital prizes on the website and also had an opportunity to enter a prize draw competition. The app experiment has shown an interest in dual-screen interactivity as viewing ratings were increased by 44%.

Commenting on the successful Gumball VIP app, Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids Strategy said: “Linear TV remains a key medium for kids, but what we need to do is ensure that it remains relevant in today’s world where there is a big shift in how our fans watch and engage with our content. Using this innovative technology allows us to do just that, by digitising the linear TV viewing experience and adding that all-important element of interactivity.”

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/cartoon-network-uk-gumball-vip-app-tv-experiment-21st-to-29th-october/

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018/10/29/turner-to-rollout-second-screen-gumball-internationally/

Cartoon Network USA Summer Camp Island’s New AR App Now Available To Download For Android And iOS

Cartoon Network USA Summer Camp Island's New AR App Now Available To Download For Android And iOS

Cartoon Network USA Summer Camp Island’s New AR App Now Available To Download For Android And iOS

Cartoon Network Games has released a new AR (Augmented Reality) app, allowing fans of Cartoon Network’s newest show – Summer Camp Island to experience the magical island through their smartphone or tablet. By using the app, fans can interact with the magical island and its inhabitants including witches, aliens, yetis and many more, by using a tractor beam it’s possible to move campers to different parts of the island, also it’s possible to swap items, hats and locations.

By using the app’s augmented reality features, it’s possible to turn ordinary everyday objects into talking magical ones by placing faces on each object, each face reacts to the app user’s voice. In the app, there’s quests to complete, complete each quest in the camp guide to earn different merit badges and also fill up your very own Summer Camp Island scrapbook by taking pictures of Oscar, Hedgehog, Susie and all your favourite characters and moments.

The app is now available to download for free from Google Play and the iTunes App Store.

From The App’s Description On Google Play:

Anything could happen in Summer Camp Island AR!

Explore Summer Camp Island

Interact with a magical island full of witches, aliens, yetis, and more. Grab campers with a tractor beam and move them around the island. Swap items, hats and locations to see what happens.

Make Funny Faces

Bring your world to life with augmented reality. Drop and resize AR faces to fit any object. Animated faces react to your voice!

Earn Badges

It wouldn’t be summer camp without merit badges! Complete crazy quests to earn every badge in the camp guide.

Snap Pictures

Take pictures of Oscar, Hedgehog, Susie and all your favorite characters and moments. Fill up your scrapbook with magical memories from Summer Camp Island.

This is no ordinary summer camp. This is Summer Camp Island AR!

Download Links

Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.turner.summercampar&hl=en

iTunes App Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/summer-camp-island-ar/id1382728722?mt=8

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com

Sky Kids App Now Available For Smartphones Watch Cartoon Network And Boomerang Shows On The Go

Sky Kids App Now Available For Smartphones Watch Cartoon Network And Boomerang Shows On The Go

Sky Kids App Now Available For Smartphones Watch Cartoon Network And Boomerang Shows On The Go

British satellite pay-TV broadcaster – Sky has now adapted their Sky Kids app for smartphone devices. Sky Kids is a VOD (Video on-demand) app for children’s television content, which also includes animated shows from Turner’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang. The app offers a child friendly environment with age appropriate programming. As the app is now compatible with smartphones (with exception to games and downloads at the moment, this is only accessible on tablets), it’s now easier to watch shows on the go without the need for a tablet.

The Sky Kids app is free to all Sky customers who already have the children’s channels as part of their subscription, the app offers an ad-free family-friendly environment and access to over thousands of episodes from Sky’s most popular children’s channels including Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, Boomerang, Nickelodeon and many more.

https://www.sky.com/watch/channel/sky-kids