Things I’ve been writing about today:
7 ways a streaming iTunes could compete with Spotify and its rivals (Guardian)
Apple rumoured to be in talks with labels over on-demand service. How will it disrupt the competition?
ScratchJr coding-for-kids project hits $25k Kickstarter goal in two days (Guardian)
Developers will release iPad app this summer, but hoping remaining 37 days of campaign will fund Android version
Draw My Doll app: kids draw dolls, then get real versions (Apps Playground)
Released in the US for iPad this weekend, it’s an app that gets children to draw virtual dolls, but then turns them into real toys, paid for by their parents
Whisper it softly, but BuzzFeed has a new source for viral stories (Guardian)
News site reportedly plans to mine anonymous-sharing app Whisper for potential article material
Two more Minecraft books for kids on the way in April (Apps Playground)
Official Minecraft books for kids have been pouring off the shelves since publisher Egmont released three last Autumn. Now it has two more on the way.
Hatchet aims to take an axe to world of siloed streaming music services (Guardian)
Developers of open music player Tomahawk reveal their plans to link up rivals like Spotify and Deezer
Report claims Apple mulling on-demand streaming and iTunes for Android (Music Ally)
Judging by a widely-shared Billboard report on Friday, Apple may be finally preparing its entry into the on-demand streaming music market
Roll, bounce and plant seeds in the beautiful Shu’s Garden game (Apps Playground)
Sometimes, a children’s app will appear seemingly from nowhere and sweep us off our feet with its charm. The latest example is Shu’s Garden.
Rio movie gets an official storybook app for iPhone and iPad (Apps Playground)
If your children are fans of animated movie Rio, they’ll be getting excited about the sequel, which debuts in cinemas this April. To whet their appetite, how about an app for the first film?
Boing! It’s time to drop in on Jelly Pie – Bungee Pants (Apps Playground)
Have your children tried Jelly Pie? If not, it’s well worth a look. Launched last year by book publisher Egmont, it’s a mixture of physical books, a website, a YouTube channel and mobile apps.