As a 35 year-old man with two young sons, I am woefully un-up-to-speed on the life and times of Strawberry Shortcake, although I do recognize the name. And I also know that she’s the star of a new app.
Strawberry Shortcake Berry Best Friends was released late last week for iPhone, iPad, and Android by Cupcake Digital, who we know from their apps for Fraggle Rock and Wubbzy. It’s the first official storybook app for Strawberry Shortcake’s TV cartoon and sees her crew getting prepared for the Berry Bitty City Talent Show. Expect a story blended with animation, mini-games, and activities.
The latter includes a virtual manicure, hair styling, and a fruit-matching game, as well as digital coloring with scenes from the story. Cupcake has also provided a “Common Core Corner” to tell parents and teachers how the app can be used educationally.