Shazam today announced that its ‘Shazam for TV’ experience will be used to enhance the entire Super Bowl experience this Sunday, from the game itself, to the halftime show with Madonna, to the commercials. According to Shazam, nearly half of the advertisers during the game will incorporate Shazam’s ‘second screen’ technology to allow viewers to interact socially, unlock bonus content, enter sweepstakes and more.
Whether you’ve never visited the Disneyland Resort or have visited it a thousand times, a new official app will help guests bring a taste of the magic everywhere with the new ‘Disneyland Explorer‘ app for Apple iPad devices.
Rather than using the hub-centric layout of the park, Disneyland Explorer creates what is essentially a panoramic view of Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and the Disneyland Resort Hotels. As you pan across lands and attractions, you’ll get a dose of all the sights and sounds with park icons and background music and even characters. The visual experience is enhanced by crude but effective animations such as Dumbo flying over Sleeping Beauty Castle, Casey Jr chugging away in Fantasyland and more. Each of the items provides an element of interactiveness, from tips to photos to immersive, interactive experiences.
You really have to hand it to Disney Interactive Studios’ mobile games unit. It would have been quite acceptable enough to have simply released ‘Where’s My Water?’ and left it at that and it would still stand today as a shining example as to how mobile apps should be made.
Yet they didn’t. In the three months that followed the game’s initial release on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (and subsequently Android devices), Disney released three expansion packs — sixty new levels, each offering a unique element of play, all at no additional cost. Not to mention ‘Where’s My Water? Free’ which doled out a few surprises of its own.
Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today that two more storybook app titles based on the original Marvel Origins series will join ‘The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story‘ app, which launched last month. The new titles, both narrated by comic book legend Stan Lee, include ‘Avengers Origins: Hulk’ and ‘Avengers Origins: Assemble!’ which will be available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch in February 2012.
As we announced yesterday, Disney Interactive did not disappoint when it introduced its third expansion to the amazingly popular ‘Where’s My Water?‘ app for Apple iOS and Android devices. In addition to the new chapter, ‘Stretched Thin,’ which introduces water balloons and new physics, Disney also released ‘Where’s My Water? Free‘ which features ten exclusive levels in addition to another ten levels being released over the course of ten days, beginning with yesterday. The campaign titled ’10 Days of Swampy’ leads into the New Year and will reward players who managed to Tri-Duck it with five of Swampy’s favorite levels from the premium version of the game.
Disney Mobile announced today that ‘Where’s My Water? Free’ is now available on the App Store for Apple iOS devices, Android Market and Amazon Appstore for Android. ‘Where’s My Water? Free’ features 25 exclusive levels, in addition to another two hidden levels.
Disney Mobile is also kicking off a special promotion, ‘The 10 Days of Swampy,’ in which for 10 days, beginning today, players can unlock a new level of the ‘Where’s My Water? Free’ app each day. Players who ‘Tri-Duck’ all of the new levels are immediately rewarded with ‘Swampy’s Picks,’ five of the best levels from the paid version of the game. In addition, players will be surprised with free wallpapers on January 1st, regardless of having completed the new levels.
Swampy the Gator’s perpetual quest for a bath in Disney Interactive’s ‘Where’s My Water?’ app for Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android devices caused some temperatures to rise yesterday as 20 new levels were introduced. The second update of its kind since the game’s release just a couple of months ago, ‘Boiling Point’ introduces the element of steam to the game along with new physics to tease players through the additional levels.
Disney recently released ‘Disney Pix,’ its free software for its new AppClix iPad ‘appcessory.’ Manufactured by Vivitar, the AppClix effectively replaces Disney’s previous lines of licensed PIX digital cameras. In addition to being able to plug directly into the iPad to download and share photos, the AppClix boasts a 7MP camera, which is an impressive milestone for what is basically being marketed as a toy.
Admittedly we were a bit hasty with our take on the Disney Parks Memories App when it was first released a few days ago for the Apple iPhone and iPad 2 devices. Although it was soon pulled as we also reported, it was re-launched last night with some minor revisions, along with an Android version. After it was re-released and we were invited to experience some of the enhancements it offers when you visit specific locations, we decided to take a second look.
Disney Mobile today released “Tap Tap Muppets” for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Available for free from the App Store, “Tap Tap Muppets” brings Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and the rest of the gang together for what fans will surely agree is the most sensational celebration of their favorite Muppet music.
Based on the popular “Tap Tap Revenge” gameplay, the most successful mobile music franchise of all time, “Tap Tap Muppets” features six full tracks including three songs from Disney’s “The Muppets” soundtrack, which will be released by Walt Disney Records on November 21. The app also includes three of the most memorable songs from the Muppets tribute compilation, “The Green Album.”