SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scoot & Doodle, maker of a popular Google+ Hangouts app, expands its offerings to mobile today with Scoodle Jam for iPad®. Now available on the App Store in the U.S., this free app offers an innovative space for youth ages 13+ to socialize, collaborate and get creative together, one-on-one with their Facebook friends. Scoodle Jam uses face-to-face video, a shared interactive whiteboard, creation tools and design prompts to let friends and classmates think visually and work creatively together in real-time. Friends get together for creative jam sessions where they talk live and play off each other's ideas or use it for homework and after-school projects.
* Shared, interactive whiteboard
* Face-to-face video chat, up to 2 people
* Do-it-yourself sticker & background scene maker
* Library of creative activities and rotatable, re-sizable stickers
* Text tool for words and stories; support for multiple languages
* Facebook Connect enables friends and classmates to interact
"Scoodle Jam takes traditional video-chat apps to the next level, allowing users to communicate visually and verbally at the same time," said Christine Egy Rose, Founder and CEO of Scoot & Doodle. "We're excited to launch one of the first apps for iPad that allows young people to move beyond individual content consumption, and onto creative collaboration, where they interact, inspire and learn from each other." The new app is also optimized for the iPad's highly visual, gesture-driven user interface and takes advantage of TokBox's OpenTok Video Platform to provide the face-to-face video capability. And unlike turn-based drawing games, Scoodle Jam provides live simultaneous drawing through its shared whiteboard, providing a flexible, real-time drawing experience.
The Scoodle Jam App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.AppStore.com/ScoodleJam.
About Scoot & Doodle
Based in San Francisco, Scoot & Doodle creates web and mobile products that facilitate human interaction and connected learning, helping students practice and strengthen creative thinking and collaboration, core skills needed to make them the innovators and problem solvers of tomorrow. Scoot & Doodle on Hangouts, the company's first product, is the most popular premier app inside Google+ Hangouts and has been called "a revolutionary digital tool" by USA Today. Scoodle Jam enables users to share experiences, face-to-face in real-time while nurturing collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking.
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