The children’s reading app, Ruckus Reader, has been a hit on the iPad since its release in April. If you browse the top iPad apps in the free books category on iTunes you’ll see an assortment of Ruckus titles — from “My Little Pony” to “Transformers.”
Here’s a bit more information about the Wilton-based company from the CEO, Rick Richter:
How did Ruckus Reader come to fruition? What was the inspiration?
Mostly it was the arrival of the iPad and enormous engagement we saw with kids and the device. It seemed like a great opportunity to marry the engagement kids evidenced with a terrific and enhanced reading experience.
You can also check out the YouTube video below where Richter discusses his own personal experiences that inspired him to start Ruckus.
Just about anything you can imagine a touch computer can do, we can imagine bringing to children to make reading more fun. Think speech recognition. Think fun but educational physics gaming (like Angry Birds).
You’ve already gone after (and done quite well with) tablets. Are there any other technologies you’d like Ruckus to be involved with?
We would like to have a real presence in smart phones of all kinds, including Android phones and in foreign markets.
You can download any of their apps by searching for “Ruckus Media Group” in iTunes, which will provide you with all of their available titles.