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Ginkgo Dino is a Parents' Choice Recommended Award winner (spring 2017).
"The Ginkgo Dino app is a fun science app for a wide age range of children. Both dino-lovers and those not yet familiar with these now extinct giant beasts will enjoy this experience…" - techwithkids.com
"This is an app that has what we call MAGIC, it has found the fine line between too much or too little and developed a game with the user in mind – no down time, no lapses in action, and not too many bells and whistles or other annoying repetitive reinforcements." teacherswithapps.com

The app about dinosaurs, and flying and marine reptiles, is created in collaboration with paleontologists. The app consists of two major parts: an educational game-adventure, and an interactive scientific encyclopedia. It is interesting for dinosaurs’ lovers of all ages, including parents, teachers and educators!

EDUCATIONAL GAME-ADVENTURE

Tap on Gingko and fly through the ancient forest in the company of our cute fantasy character! We gave him such an interesting name in honor of one of the oldest trees on the planet. Baby Ginkgo can travel through time, he is curious and always ready for adventure.

Help Ginkgo catch the twinkling stars to uncover fun animations and listen to short stories about dinos and other reptiles. Ginkgo introduces us to creatures that lived more than 70 million years ago! We have choosen a wide range of interesting, sometimes little-known animals, that lived during the Cretaceous period. We show them to your child in a fun way, through interactive features.

ENCYCLOPEDIA

The encyclopedia describes each ancient reptile encountered in the adventure part of the app. All articles are written by paleontologists. We thank them for the thoroughness of their work and their dedication. They worked non-stop on the text for the app even during fieldwork, sitting in a tent next to an excavation!

Our encyclopedia about dinosaurs, and flying and marine reptiles, is an interactive book which you can not only read, but also use for learning and playing! If your child is too young to read or listen to the child-friendly scientific text, she (or he) find so much to do! Even a four year old will enjoy unearthing skeletons, completing puzzles, or comparing dinosaurs with modern animals.

OTHER FEATURES:

• 2 complete parts: the game part with Gingko’s journey of discovery, and the interactive science encyclopedia
• 10 characters: Vera the Oviraptor, Donna the Troodon, Zato the Rapetosaurus, Nyam the Velociraptor, Bataar the Tarbosaurus, Min the Nemicolopterus (a flying reptile), Anna the Ankylosaurus, Nut the Protoceratops, a family of Shuvuuias, and Liz the Elasmosaurus (a marine reptile)
• Introduction to the world of the dinosaurs through the educational adventure. Fly through the woods and get acquainted with each character
• An encyclopedia written and edited by scientists
• Author illustrations
• Funny animations that immerse the child in the atmosphere of the prehistoric world
• Professional translation, scientific editing
• Unearth fossils (careful, they are fragile, you can work only with a brush!)
• Build skeletons (we picked the most accurate reconstruction of prehistoric animals)
• Fully narrated scientific texts - choose if you want to read or to listen
• Easy, intuitive operation
• No in-app purchases or third-party advertising. So you and your child are free to discover without interruptions!

ABOUT MOONA GROUP
The iPad is just a small window that opens into the digital world, often into a fantasy world. It can not - and should not - replace the natural world, and can never be as striking and interesting. But we sincerely believe that even this small window can be the basis for bright, memorable experiences that inspire curiosity about the real world. Our goal is to create memorable childhood experiences that may one day turn the child into a scientist, researcher, inventor, or simply an inquisitive, curious person.

 $0.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Dec 01, 2016 (over 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.

Jul 19
2017
(Current)
Version 2.1.2

We fully localized our application to Chinese language.
Localization was created in cooperation with paleontologists from the famous “Chinese Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology”.

Jun 02
2017
Version 2.1.1

* General bug fixes and improvements
* “Ginkgo Dino is a must-have for any dinosaur enthusiast. It’s very simple and easy to use. Highly recommended!” - geekswithjuniors.com

May 29
2017
Version 2.1

** Hooray! Our app is available for Chinese kids!
** We're proud to say that the Chinese translation was done by Chinese paleontologists.
** We added a couple of new animations for Vera the Oviraptor.

Mar 13
2017
Version 2.0

After the numerous requests from our young users, our Ginkgo is talking in the adventure part, again :slightly_smiling_face:. He has also become much more talkative! If you fly to one dinosaur several times, Ginkgo will have something new to say each time! We have also added more variety in some interactions with reptiles. Ginkgo scares Tarbosaurus with different masks, treats Donna the Troodon to ice cream, feeds Liz the Elasmosaurus with ammonites. And look at how many photos Ginkgo can make of Zato, the Rapetosaurus!
Your little ones will now want to come back again and again to see their favorite ancient reptiles and learn new facts about their beloved heroes!

Mar 01
2017
Version 1.1.1

Hooray! ‘Ginkgo Dino’ is a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award winner.
“Kids start and stay playing this app from the get-go, it keeps their attention and they stay with it. … The Moona group also did an outstanding job of producing an app that is bright, engaging, and interactive.” - www.teacherswithapps.com

Jan 20
2017
Version 1.1

•We have improved the flight of Ginkgo, our main character. Now he flies like a super hero, fast and realistically.
•Besides, Gingko explains dinosaurs in the encyclopedic section now (not in the adventure part), together with paleontologists. It looks adorable.
•We show Ginkgo on the dinosaur sizes page. Tap on the Ginkgo button to see how small he is in comparison to dinosaurs and flying and marine reptiles.

Dec 19
2016
Version 1.0.1

•'Ginkgo Dino' has been awarded the TWA Certification (TeachersWithApps.com).
•Tap on Ginkgo on the Title page and listen to his story!
•Unearth fossils more quickly (careful, they are fragile, you can work only with a brush!).

Dec 01
2016
Version 1.0

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