App Of The Day

Our App Of The Day – 02/19/11 – Lola’s Alphabet Train

As our App of Day, all our regular readers know the trailer for this app will feature on every page of our site for a whole day. Just scroll to the bottom of this page to take a look.

Here’s a bit more about this app…BeiZ announces the launch of its engaging educational game for children, Lola’s Alphabet Train, available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Children can join Lola Panda while she teaches youngsters how to read, spell new words and identify various objects in five enchanting alphabet games. Children start with a “drag and drop” letter game and advance through progressively challenging stages, like “form a word”, as their linguistics skills improve. Offering three difficulty levels for children ages 3-8, Lola’s Alphabet Train can grow with young children as their vocabulary and verbal skills expand.


Taking lessons from proven entertaining game-play mechanics, Lola’s Alphabet Train facilitates learning in children through a compelling rewards system that allows children to choose from a bountiful collection of prizes as they complete each level. The reward system in Lola’s Alphabet Train enhances a notion of motivation called “choice of challenge,” occurring when children experience success and satisfaction in overcoming one challenge and then welcoming another. By applying fun and engaging gaming elements to education, parents will soon see tots picking up Lola’s Alphabet Train to have a great time and essentially learn all on their own.

At an age when children are hungry to learn and retain new information, Lola’s Alphabet Train provides a learning tool that stimulates curiosity, exploration and discovery. Parents will see toddlers gleam with feelings of accomplishment as they triumph over each challenge with Lola Panda, with increasing confidence and self-esteem. Lola’s Alphabet Train is an engaging platform for children to learn on their own as the improved game logic in the app helps bolster retention of newly learned material. As an added bonus, Lola’s Alphabet Train also includes four foreign languages for children to experience and wrap their minds around.



“Lola’s Alphabet Train is a wonderful learning tool for young children, as it has been designed to enhance and refine cognitive abilities,” says Mika Heikinheimo, CEO of BeiZ. “By fusing certain game-play elements with learning, it can ignite interest and engagement amongst young children, making the learning experience a lot more appealing than it would be otherwise.”

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]