Making Magic at AppCamp

Hosted by the editor of the Children’s Technology Review, The Dust or Magic App Camp is a three day conference about Children’s App Design. Right now on the Monterey Peninsula, 50+ participants are brainstorming about what it takes to produce a state-of-the-art-app for mobile platforms such as the iPad, iPod Touch, and Android.

We were lucky enough to get a heads-up about the camp from kid app gurus Duck Duck Moose of Wheels on the Bus fame, and figured that living only 1.5 hours away merited a family day trip to attend the first portion of AppCamp. My girls enjoyed the AppFest session, where kids were encouraged to test as many iPad and iPod touch apps as they liked from the various developers.  Fish School, KidCalc, 123 Color, SpinArt, Stickboy Piano, Stickboy Learns Chinese and all of the MobiStories selections were big hits! Towards the end, as you can see, they were getting a little tuckered out!

From industry veterans to budding innovators, if your business is apps, then the next AppCamp is the place to be. Follow Dust or Magic on Twitter to find out what they are up to next.

Written by Lorraine Akemann, creator of My Little Suitcase and one of the founding members of Moms With Apps.