Oceanhouse Media Marks Five Years of Success in the App Market

To celebrate, five Oceanhouse Media apps are on sale 50% off January 23-27

Pioneering app development studio Oceanhouse Media turns five years old onoceanhouse-logo January 23rd, 2014. In honor of this milestone event, the California-based company is launching an anniversary app sale January 23rd through January 27th offering 50% off some of their favorite bedtime digital book apps for iOS and Android devices. The successful company generated revenues of $3.9 million in 2012 (a 3,055% 3-year growth rate), and was subsequently recognized in 2013 as the 114th fastest growing private company in the US by Inc. Magazine. The company was also recognized as 9th fastest growing amongst software companies. Five years ago, Michel Kripalani- a father of two and a veteran of the video gaming industry- founded Oceanhouse Media, with his wife Karen, as his third entrepreneurial venture. After the success of the company’s debut app, Bowls - Authentic Tibetan Singing Bowls in March of 2009, the Kripalanis sought out licensing opportunities with their family’s favorite brands in children’s and self-improvement genres. The initial goal was to create mobile app versions of best-selling print books, card decks and calendars. The company has since secured licensing agreements with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Hay House, Mercer Mayer, HarperCollins, Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Chronicle Books, Chicken Soup for the Soul and many others. “Partnering with the best brands, publishing houses and authors has been an an exciting ride and an incredible honor,” revealed Kripalani, “Our joy comes from delivering this beloved content to our customers in innovative and highly interactive formats. Giving children new ways to learn and providing adults with transformative tools in the palm of their hand is our motivation for being here.”


In an overly crowded app market, Oceanhouse Media sets themselves apart with a commitment to high quality products. Operating under a ‘5 Stars or No Stars’ core value, every app the company ships is required to meet top-notch standards. Trail-blazing, innovators from the infancy of the app industry, Oceanhouse Media initially developed and introduced many of the features that digital children’s book apps use today; including three different ways to read a story, individual word highlighting, and picture/ word association techniques. In 2012, the company became the first, and only, to provide a “record & share” feature, allowing users to record their own customized narration of a story and send it to family members anywhere. Today, Oceanhouse Media is an industry leader, having released more than 350 mobile apps. Eighteen of Oceanhouse Media’s apps have reached the number one spot within their category on the App Store, twelve of those being their signature children’s omBooks. The company has been selected by Google as one of its Top Developers, a badge recognizing established, respected developers for their commitment to high- quality and innovative Android apps. In late 2013, Oceanhouse Media received two esteemed Parents’ Choice GOLD awards for Ice is Nice and On Beyond Bugs from The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library series.
“Even after five years, Oceanhouse continues to operate under its original mantra ‘creativity with a purpose’,” said Kripalani, “Five years ago, we never could have predicted the app market would be as dynamic and multifaceted as it is today and we can only hope the next five years will bring us as much excitement and surprise.” To view the company’s anniversary app deals visit: www.omapp.com/products/type/sale About Oceanhouse Media, Inc. Creators of the award-winning Dr. Seuss digital book apps, Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is a leading publisher of more than 350 mobile and desktop apps for iOS (iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®), AndroidTM, NOOK TabletsTM, Kindle FireTM, HP TouchPadTM and Windows 8 devices. The company was founded in early 2009 by Michel Kripalani, a veteran of the video gaming industry. Seventeen of the company’s apps have reached the number one spot within their categories on Apple’s App StoreSM. In addition, Google has selected the company as one of its Top Developers, a designation granted to only 150 groups worldwide. Oceanhouse Media's corporate focus is to uplift, educate and inspire through technology. For more information, visit http://www.oceanhousemedia.com. Follow the company on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OceanhouseMedia) and Twitter (@OceanhouseMedia).
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