Finding a good Mandarin Chinese game app can be difficult, but finding a fun Cantonese learning app can be even more challenging. While Mandarin is our specialty, we made a free Cantonese learning app based on our Dim Sum game app because we’re based in America, where there has historically been a large number of Cantonese speaking Chinese communities in cities like San Francisco and New York.read more
吃飯！ Time to eat! Our latest Chinese game app, Chinese Fridge Dim Sum, has officially been released on the iTunes App Store. As you can probably tell, this Chinese game app aims to teach kids fun dim sum vocabulary words.
As with the original Chinese Fridge app, this version also has game modes to help kids learn pinyin, simplified Chinese characters and traditional Chinese characters. In addition, new dim sum graphics, special blocks and sound effects bring new fun and ‘flavor’ to our game.read more
We’re happy to announce our Dim Sum version of the Chinese Fridge game app is now in beta for testing. We’re still working out some bugs, but for now we wanted to reward our blog followers with this sneak peek preview image of the game. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for the official release!read more
A lot of people have suggested to us that we add in-app purchases to our app to generate money from our users, but the recent settlement between Apple and users whose kids racked up hefty bills via in-app purchases shows exactly why we refuse to use these features in our Chinese game app for kids.
From the outset, we knew we had a responsibility to parents and kids to not dangle purchases in front of children playing our apps the way so many “free” apps these day do constantly during use.
The Apple settlement, filed February 22, is clear evidence that families think this is an unfair practice and a deceptive way to make money. The fact that Apple is now giving $5 iTunes credit to each afflicted party also shows the tech giant is facing growing resentment towards in-app purchases.read more
Another update is around the corner for our Chinese game, Chinese Fridge. This update will add two new exciting special blocks to the game: Sheep Stampede and Ice Cubes.
Both Sheep Stampede and Ice Cubes special blocks have individual animation unique to each block. Be sure to update the iPad app if you have it already installed via the App Store — if not, get it! It’s free!read more
Hey Chinese Fridge fans, we wanted to let you know that an update to the app has been submitted so that it is officially out of beta testing.
The app approval process generally takes a week, so you can expect Chinese Fridge to hit the app store live sometime around Friday, February 1.
The app will be available via the app store around then, but until then please note the link will not be active.
Though the app is no longer in beta, we’re already working on the next update which will add new special blocks to make game play more exciting.
Thanks to all the users who participated in beta testing! We got a lot of great feedback and will begin adding new features and improvements as we review the feedback.read more
We’re happy to announce the Chinese Fridge iPad app is now available for beta testing!
Everyone in the general public is welcome to contact us to request an app store promo code that will allow them to download the beta version of the app for free. Promo codes are limited, however, so please apply as early as possible for the best chance of getting one for beta testing — we can’t guarantee everyone will get one.
We hope all our beta testers will give us feedback to help us improve the game before launch, and are particularly focused on testing with kids to get feedback from the game’s intended audience, so if you plan to have your child play Chinese Fridge or other Chinese games for kids, we strongly encourage you to apply to be a beta tester.read more
Making an app can be a tricky experience. Part of the purpose of this blog will be to document that experience, so other people can learn from it.read more