Archive for June, 2011

Happy Father’s Day, Pop!

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

All of us at Oceanhouse Media would like to wish the fathers out there a very happy Father’s Day! To celebrate, we’re hosting a promo code giveaway for one of our favorite beginners omBooks, “Hop on Pop!”

We like to hop.
We like to hop
on top of Pop.
You must not
hop on Pop!”

Enter to win this app for your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch by leaving a comment below telling us what you love most about your Pop! :)

I’ll start: What I love most about my dad is that he is really supportive of everything that I do, and I can talk to him about anything. (Aaw)

By the way, the Hop on Pop omBook is also available for Android devices on Amazon’s Android Appstore, The Android Market, and on your NOOK Color.

Ok now it’s your turn. What do you love about your dad? Good luck, and have a wonderful Father’s Day! And remember, no hopping on Pop this weekend, he deserves a break once in a while!

And the Winner is . . .

Monday, June 13th, 2011

This month we asked all of our Facebook friends to tell us the name of their favorite childhood book. Thank you all for participating, we had so much fun reading the answers! This brought back many fond memories, and also introduced us to some great new titles.

Of course there was also a prize to be won. We put together 12 of our favorite apps to award to one entrant chosen at random.

The package included:

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Horton Hears a Who!
Green Eggs and Ham
Hop on Pop
Fox in Socks
Five Little Monkey Sitting in a Tree
Tacky and the Winter Games
The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule
Just Me and My Mom – Little Critter
It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Elmer’s Special Day

Today, we chose a random post from the close to 200 entries, and that person is . . .

Allie Rhodes!!

Congratulations, Allie! Please email me at to claim your 12-app prize pack!

And to everyone else: This was so much fun, we’re going to keep it going all summer long. Stay tuned for details on the July App-A-Palooza!

Thanks for your support, and have an APPsolutely fantastic day!


Announcing The Biggest App Party Ever!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

In case you haven’t heard, our friend Gary from Apps for Children with Special Needs, is hosting an enormous iPad and App Giveaway on his Facebook page Saturday June 11th at 9am ET. It’s open to everyone so read on and find out how you can join the festivities!

About the Giveaway:

– 2,000 promo codes for iOS children’s apps will be posted on their Facebook wall throughout the party. Just copy and paste into iTunes as quick as you can to see if you’ve won!

These items will be given away by answering questions that Gary will post during the party:
– 2 iPhone 3Gs loaded with children’s apps
– 1 iPod Touch loaded with children’s apps
– 10 winners will receive 10 new children’s apps / month for one year.

– 4 iPads (which Gary will later add 200+ children’s apps of your choice to), will be given away by raffle. 1 iPad will go to a lucky guest who RSVP’d to the Facebook event, the other 3 iPads will be raffled off to people who purchased raffle tickets.

About Apps for Children with Special Needs:

a4cwsn is committed to helping the families and care givers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective. Their aim is that these videos, along with relevant information and advice from an independent source you can trust, will provide valuable insight into whether a product is suitable for its intended purpose, and enable sensible buying decisions.

Are you ready to Party?

If you’re not already part of the A4CWSN Facebook community, now is a good time to join. Over the next week Gary will be posting more information on the party, including a video on exactly how to redeem the promo codes during the event. These parties are fast-paced, so you’ll want to hear tips from him on how to prepare! There will be lots of great apps given away from over 100 of the top children’s app developers. . . including some of your favorites from Oceanhouse Media! :)

Please contact Gary at with any questions about the party!

**See press release for more information on the party

Update: Gary is planning a trip to deliver an iPad to a young girl with Cancer and her special needs brother. Click here to donate to this cause!