UK-based charity, Trooper Treasures has today launched an app designed to bridge the long distances between active servicemen and servicewomen of the British Armed Forces. The app was developed in collaboration with the digital agency Cantarus, who have a proven track-record of delivering exceptional digital solutions for mobile and tablet devices.
Available exclusively to military personnel, the app allows the serving person to choose a book for their child and record a video reading synchronised to the pages turning. Thanks to support from Harper Collins Children’s Books the app will feature a range much-loved children’s ebooks including Judith Kerr’s Mog books, Michael Bond’s wonderful Paddington, adventures from Emma Chichester-Clark’s Blue Kangaroo as well as stories from Bing.
Little Troopers Founder and former military servicewoman, Louise Fetigan said “I’m so pleased that we can offer this app to our British Armed Forces families. Night time is always hard when parents are away as the children often ask for Mummy or Daddy at bedtime. It will be so lovely for them to see a video and hear their voice through a special story. Our aim is to help families stay connected through time apart and this will truly help with that.”
The app will also feature a ‘Memory Box’, which will allow military mums and dads to record one-off messages to their kids, ensuring that they will never miss a birthday, Christmas or special occasion ever again.
Cantarus Managing Director, Lee Adams said “The Little Trooper Treasures app is a truly innovative tool that will allow military families to remain connected over long distances and through inconvenient time zones. We couldn’t have been happier to have been involved in such a worthwhile project and we look forward to supporting Louise and the team as they continue to promote their cause.”
The app is currently available to iPad users, you can find out more about Little Troopers Treasures by visiting www.littletroopers.net or the App store.