Kinder Joy has announced the launch of Applaydu, a new mobile app that brings Kinder Joy toys to life through augmented reality in a fun world of discovery and imagination. The Appalydu app aims to help children develop cognitive skills through fun and family activities, mini-games, interactive stories under parental supervision.
Providing a free edutainment playing experience, Applaydu app is developed in collaboration with Gameloft, which deals in gaming, and designed with safety measures that reassures parents that their children can enjoy the interactive content themselves securely. Additionally, it comes free of ads as well as with parental control features and adaptive difficulty as per the age of the child thereby ensuring complete peace of mind for parents.
Keeping in mind childrenâs progression of fundamental skills, Kinder has applied a set of guidelines during the development of Applaydu app, provided by Oxford Universityâs Department of Education (London) such as introduction of games, which includes the concept of mathematics, motor skills, reading and writing, and memory.
The Appalydu app will be supported with a TVC campaign and digital activations as well as point of sale visibility to familiarise consumers with its features. Building on the childrenâs enthusiasm for interactive things, the TVC highlights the smooth transition of a Kinder Joy toy from physical to digital by simply scanning a barcode on the app. With every Kinder Joy, the barcode is available in a leaflet inside the product. The TVC emphasises how the app enhances the playing experience of a child as well as encourages the inner creativity to extend the usage of physical toys.
Anita Dewan, Kinder Joy India spokesperson, said, âWe are taking Kinder Joy to the next level by introducing a unique playing concept of âPhygitalâ with the Appalydu app. We believe the Applaydu app will tap into the curiosity and creative aspects of every childâs imagination and create great moments of joy while bonding with parents. The app is designed to spark the imagination of children on digital and in addition, provide an edutainment experience for the whole family.â
âWe are really proud to partner with Kinder to make this project a reality,â said Alexandre Tan, VP Brand Partnerships and Advertising at Gameloft. âIt is incredible to bring our 20 years of gaming expertise to the Kinder brand and their beloved toys in order to craft an app that brings a whole new layer of fun to families, by merging physical and digital worlds in order to expand the traditional play experience.â
The Applaydu app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or from Google Play and is compatible with all Android and iOS devices starting from Android 4.4 and iOS 12.