Monster Mingle at TIFF

I’m very happy that Monster Mingle has its own special area as part of the digiPlaySpace at TIFF Kids International Film Festival, Toronto. On until 24th April, a show definitely worth seeing if you can, looks … Read more →

2015 Year in Review

At the start of the year I attended a Microsoft developer day with the London Unity User Group, doing a test port of Dinosaur Mix to Windows Phone (photos 1 & 2). Little Digits & … Read more →

Monster Mingle video reviews

Thank you to everyone has posted a video review of Monster Mingle so far… EthanGamerTV Children’s Technology Review Apps Playground The Vid Kid Cookwith5kids Toby Price Gameplay with no commentary… NeueFamily BoxToyCo KidsAppTv

Monster Mingle nominated for BAFTA

Very happy that Monster Mingle is nominated for Children’s BAFTA award. It is up against some very stiff competition in the Interactive Original category, so wish me luck. Update – Unfortunately it didn’t win, but … Read more →

Monster Mingle at Cinekid

  I’m very happy that Monster Mingle has been nominated for Best New Media Production 2015 at Cinekid. I’m honoured as Cinekid is a fantastic festival for kids and conference. “All nominated productions will be shown during … Read more →

Monster Mingle wins 2nd prize at Digital Ehon award

I am very happy that Monster Mingle has won 2nd prize at the Digital Ehon award in Tokyo! (see the winners) It was held as part of the Digital Children’s Book Fair last weekend. I couldn’t … Read more →

Cowly Owl went to Minecon

  I was lucky enough to be asked to show Monster Mingle in the Indie Zone of Minecon 2015. A big thank you to Mojang, John Polson and Multiplay for having me and making the show great. … Read more →

Announcing Fireworks Lab

I’m happy to announce the release of Fireworks Lab, a new app that encourages children to create and play with fireworks.  

Monster Mingle at Minecon!

Excited to announce I will be showing Monster Mingle at Minecon this weekend! Kids come and play at the Indie Zone. Follow Cowly Owl on Instagram to see behind the scenes.

Monster Mingle out on Android

Monster Mingle is now available on Android! Get it on Google play or Amazon.

The Making of Monster Mingle

Monster Mingle was released on 23rd of April, created by myself Chris O’Shea (Cowly Owl), working with collaborators Nick Stoney who did character design and illustration, Wip Vernooij creating all animation and Resonate on music … Read more →

Announcing Monster Mingle

Very happy to announce our new app Monster Mingle, out on 23rd of April.

Dinosaur Mix available for Kindle Fire

Good news, Dinosaur Mix is now available for Kindle Fire devices. Get it now.

Dinosaur Apps & Games for Kids

Happy to see the App Store update this week have a collection of dinosaur apps & games for kids, with Dinosaur Mix being included. Thank you Apple.

Dinosaur Mix out in the wild

It’s lovely to see Dinosaur Mix out in the wild, being enjoyed by children around the world… Some pictures… (thanks @KommanderKlobb) (thanks @stuartdredge) (thanks Ed of @nosycrowapps) (thanks @willsh) (thanks @shiffman) (thanks @armillio) Do please … Read more →

Dinosaur Mix after two weeks

Just a quick update on Dinosaur Mix, two weeks after launch. The app icon was featured in many places (something like 36 countries).  It went reasonably high in the kids chart, but its hard to topple … Read more →

Announcing Dinosaur Mix

Announcing our newest app Dinosaur Mix, out 26th June for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Create your own dinosaur! Mix and swap body parts then see it come to life. Explore the world, let out … Read more →

Merry Christmas 2013

Just enough time left to wish you all a Merry Christmas and to thank you for all your support this year. This year Little Digits has received a couple of updates, been featured in the … Read more →

Lego cases for iPhone & iPod Touch

Combining physical and digital for make believe play, our Makego toy app + a Lego case for your device is an ideal combination. However there are a few options out there, so this post aims … Read more →

Little Digits iOS 7 update

In time for the release of iOS 7 today, Little Digits has been updated with minor bug fixes to make sure it is compatible, so please update to version 1.04 in the App Store. We … Read more →

More features for Little Digits

Very happy to see that Little Digits has been included by Apple in the 10 Great Kids Apps feature this week. Last week it was also included in the Entertain your Kids – Apps for … Read more →

Little Digits in schools

I can see from the sales numbers that Little Digits is being used in schools, quite a few in fact, as they can download the app via the volume purchase program at a discount. On … Read more →

The effect of being featured

As of writing this post, Little Digits is currently number 1 in the education chart in the UK (shown above). It is top 10 in 17 countries and top 20 in 32 countries (in education). … Read more →

Little Digits is Editors’ Choice

I just loaded the App Store like I do every Thursday to see what has been featured, and Little Digits was the first thing I saw. Editors’ Choice!! I am jumping for joy, thank you people … Read more →

The origins of Cowly Owl

Hello, I am Chris O’Shea, founder and single employee of Cowly Owl. I wanted to write this blog post to let you know the story of how the company came to be and some decisions … Read more →

Little Digits featured in New & Noteworthy

Very happy that Little Digits has been featured by Apple in New & Noteworthy this week, our first front page feature! If you don’t already own it, please go buy it and help me climb … Read more →

The importance of App Store reviews

  Little Digits has had a bit of a tough time with user reviews on the App Store… The Good “This app ingeniously prompts kids to experience arithmetic with their fingers — I can’t think … Read more →

Little Digits update 1.03

Little Digits has now updated to version 1.03. As an app that uses 10 fingers, you must turn off the multitasking gestures on your iPad, as 4 or more fingers will make the app close, … Read more →

Little Digits on TV

We are very happy that Apple have included Little Digits in the new iPad TV commercial, in France and Germany. Click the links to watch [Edit] The ad is no longer on the Apple site, … Read more →

Makego updated with Santa Claus

Our first app Makego has just been updated to 1.02 – Santa Claus vehicle, deliver presents to children down the chimney – Improved vehicle select screen with preview of vehicle & swipe gesture – Removed … Read more →

App Store Best of 2012

We are very happy indeed that Little Digits has been included in the App Store Best of 2012 feature in the United Kingdom & Ireland. It is listed under Hidden Gems: “These fantastic apps are … Read more →

More videos of Little Digits

Following on from this post, here are some more videos of people using the Little Digits app. “ZX builds on her fascination with numbers with a cool little iPad app called Little Digits” Mckade age … Read more →

Little Digits on iPad mini

Happy to confirm that Little Digits works & looks great on the iPad mini. Photo above thanks to @mimeArtistLtd. Photo below via @nardove.

Little Digits printable colouring book

As a free gift back to our fans, you can now download & print a colouring book for Little Digits right here. Please feel free to share any photos of your doodles & colouring on … Read more →

Little Digits update 1.02

Little Digits has just been updated to version 1.02, adding some settings to the app… – Background music can now be muted on play screens to help with concentration. – Difficulty setting, you can now … Read more →

Tinkerbrick iPod Touch case released

(image courtesy of Appcessories blog) I had been playing with a prototype they sent to me, but now Tinkerbrick, a Lego brick compatible case for iPod Touch, has been officially released. You can get them … Read more →

Little Digits update 1.01

The 1.01 version of Little Digits has gone live. You can now record your own voice samples & in any language you wish. Let me know what you think here.

Little Digits out in the wild

@dwstrang tweeted “My nephew Sam learning some maths using little digits” (see photo above) @chrisdymond sent me a video of his boys playing with the app… @cookwith5kids posted this video review from her kids… Thanks … Read more →

Announcing Little Digits

I’m very happy to announce the release of our latest app Little Digits. Little Digits is a fun educational app that teaches children about numbers by putting a new spin on finger counting. Using the … Read more →

Introducing Cowly Owl

I’d like to introduce you to a new startup studio Cowly Owl. Based in London and founded by artist/designer/inventor Chris O’Shea. Our first app Makego was published in February by Chris O’Shea, but will soon … Read more →

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