October 26, 2017

We’re Featured!

Yesterday we were featured in a case study on Amazon’s Alexa Developers Blog. A few weeks ago, Martha Kang of Amazon reached out to us to ask if we’d be willing to share some insights on creating engaging voice apps for kids. Of course we said yes! We really enjoyed working with the Amazon team and answering all of their questions. Hopefully some of the […]
October 24, 2017

Fresh October Stories

We’ve been busily adding new content to our story skills this month. Here’s a quick sample of some of the new stories and game scenarios you can discover. Tricky Genie For Tricky Genie fans, a brother and sister wake up to a wonderful surprise: snow and a day off from school! They can’t wait to get sledding while the hillside is still icy. But (wouldn’t […]
October 9, 2017

Parental Consent for Voice Apps

Our mission at Tellables is the creation of engaging interactive voice applications. One of our focus areas is the design of fun and educational experiences for children. As a provider of content aimed at young listeners under the age of 13, we are committed to ensuring our adherence to the requirements outlined under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA). As part of our commitment, […]
October 4, 2017

New Support for the Google Assistant!

Drum roll please ….. We are super excited to announce that Tellables is releasing our two kid-friendly voice applications for the Google Assistant: Tricky Genie and Story Champ. These voice games will soon work with the Google Assistant on Google Home, ​eligible ​Android ​phones ​and ​iPhones. This announcement coincides with Google’s Pixel 2017 event happening today. Google has announced new parental controls for the Google […]
October 2, 2017

Terracotta Army

Have you heard of the Terracotta Army that was discovered by farmers in a remote part of China in 1974? Last week the New York Times published an interesting article about a museum exhibit featuring some of the terracotta figures. The Franklin Institute is using augmented reality to allow visitors to see the clay warriors with realistic weapons and other implements. That seems like a […]
August 29, 2017

New Kid-Focused Stories

We’ve completely updated the stories in our popular interactive Listening Comprehension skill. You can access the skill from any Alexa-enabled device by saying “Alexa, ask Hutch for a story.” Hutch is 5th grader who enjoys sharing his daily adventures. He also likes making up his own tall tales to entertain his little sister Emma. Each quick story is followed by a set of questions designed […]
August 28, 2017

August Tricky Genie Stories

We’ve added a bunch of new stories to the Tricky Genie voice app this past month. If you haven’t played Tricky Genie on your Alexa device lately, see if you can outsmart the genie as he continues his trickery in these latest scenarios. Over just the past week, we’ve added a story about two friends who go to the beach to enjoy a night of […]
August 1, 2017

Amazon Alexa Spreads Fake History

You’ve heard of fake news. But what about fake history? And why is Amazon’s Alexa spreading fake accounts of important historical events? It turns out that it’s not part of some nefarious plan to take us down the rabbit trail of alternative universes. Whew! Fake History is the new interactive voice game from the team at Tellables. The game is patterned after their popular kid’s […]
June 28, 2017

Improved Tricky Genie!

It’s finally here! The new and improved Tricky Genie skill went live this morning on the Amazon Alexa platform. We’ve worked hard over the past month to make the popular Tricky Genie game even better and more entertaining. Now a player really gets two chances to pick the sack with the best solution. If you choose a sack on your first try that you think […]