Is there a market on the iPhone for educational and kids games?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by detz, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    It seems this area is lacking, do parents not let their children play with their phones? :D
  2. macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    Surely you jest--the educational part of the store is completely overwhelmed with educational games and activities.
  3. macrumors 68040

    May 29, 2003
    ??? I have to agree with Chris is this a joke?

    The short answer is yes there is a market.

    As to parents letting their kids use their iPhones, why would they do that? An iPod Touch is a perfectly good way to supply a youngster with working games and educational activities.

    As was pointed out just look at the App store.

    Now how successful are these programs. Well there are a number of ways to measure that. The question is do you have something innovative in mind that can get parents to part with the hard earned cash.

    I'd say the biggest issues with iPhone and Touch would be that of durability. So the question is what age group do you target and would they take an interest in such programs.

  4. macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    But are they selling?
  5. macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I've sold over 3,000 copies of my XyPhone app in the past 2 months, if that helps answer your question. (Of course, sales are down to a trickle now.)

  6. macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2009
    I'm getting steady downloads for my game which is in the top 100 under educational games.

    Based on the reviews, parents are buying it for their kids and end up playing it themselves.
  7. macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I'm a happy customer. Although my daughter has moved on to different apps now.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2009
    My son was playing a lot with my iPhone, and now he's playing with my iPad...

    He loves playing educational games and particularly these ones:

    The "Learning is fun" is the right title for this game collection.

    Really nicely done, smooth graphics, fun sounds and animations, these games are really good for the kids.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2007
    Thanks for the link! Looks like some great stuff for my son to check out. :D
  10. macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Of course there's a market. The question is how big that app category is, in revenue or downloads, compared to other app categories, such as games, etc.

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