Archive for July, 2011

Welcome to San Diego, BlogHer ’11!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

We’re thrilled that BlogHer ’11 is coming to our hometown of San Diego, California, August 4th-6th. San Diego is also the long-time home of the great Dr. Seuss, where he was inspired to write many of his beloved children’s books that Oceanhouse Media now adapts as interactive mobile apps. BlogHer ’11 features a compelling lineup of speakers, a variety of creative workshops, and let’s not forget the fancy roof top parties . . . so many moments to capture on camera!

That’s why, as a special welcome to all our blogger friends, we’re offering BlogHer attendees a FREE Cat in the Hat Camera app to bring to the conference on their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Whether you’re a foodie, or a techie, a mommy blogger, or a fashionista, use this playful camera app to capture fun conference memories and share them with your friends.

To request a free camera app, simply leave a comment on our Facebook page with a link to your blog. **Good while supplies last**

Also, we’ll be down there on Friday the 5th, and would love to meet up. So send us a message and let’s hook up!

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have an APPsolutely fantastic time at the conference!

Want to review an app? Bloggers interested in reviewing our children’s apps can send us an email requesting a promo code for a specific app, or ask to be added to our press list where they can get promo codes for new releases.

Check out our new office!

Monday, July 18th, 2011

We’re very excited to announce that we have moved into a beautiful new office in Encinitas, California. Over the last two and a half years, we’ve gradually been expanding our small team and it was finally time to get a bigger space. We looked at a lot of offices and were thrilled to find this one which is open and spacious, has a lot of natural light, and is just blocks from the ocean. We wanted to share the photos below with you.

Getting set up in the new office

As you can see, we still have a lot of organizing (and decorating) to do, but so far things are really coming together. Today, we set up a nice reading room where we keep a lot of our current projects. We’re also setting up a voice over booth where we’ll record the narration for our omBooks. Our team can’t wait to get settled in and start creating fun new apps!

Our reading room :)

Beautiful atrium where we have lunch









The BlogHer conference is coming up August 4th-6th, so if any of you are going to be in town, don’t forget to stop by and say hello. We always have good snacks!

Oceanhouse Media's new home (not the whole building)


A Bear Family Giveaway!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

*** Today is August 1st and it’s time to announce the winner. Kylie Van der Hoek was randomly chosen from 74 total entries, and has just won an entire set of Berenstain Bears omBooks from the faith-based living lights series. Congratulations, Kylie! Look for an email from us in your inbox! *** 

Let’s celebrate summer with a 15-pack app giveaway from our favorite bear family! These 15 interactive omBooks are based on a special collection of Berenstain Bears titles called The Living Lights Series. All titles in this series are faith-based and teach children different lessons from the Bible. The Berenstain Bears and The Golden Rule focuses on this proverb: “Do to others what you would have them do to you.” -Matthew 7:12

Other Living Lights titles include The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers, The Berenstain Bears Hurry to Help, and The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage. Click on the link to see all Berenstain Bears Living Lights omBooks.

Enter to win free copies of all 15 omBooks for your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch by leaving a comment telling us one important virtue you’re trying to teach your children! A winner will be chosen at random on August 1st and announced on our Facebook page and blog.

Good luck and we hope you’re having an APPsolutely fantastic summer!!