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 recognise 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 include a virtual manicure, hair-styling and a fruit-matching game, as well as digital colouring 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.
Strawberry Shortcake Berry Best Friends costs £1.99 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Apple’s App Store, and £2.55 for Android devices on the Google Play store.