Robert Follis Associates

British iPhone AudoBook App beats Disney in UK App Charts

Press Release   •   Feb 23, 2011 09:29 GMT

www.RockfordsRockOpera.com

UK iTunes Store Links Free Part ONE - UK iTunes Store Links Part TWO

US iTunes Store Links Free Part ONE - US iTunes Store Links Part TWO

App Screenshots - Here

 

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Press Release February 2011

British iPhone App beats Disney in UK App Charts

- Rock Opera AudioBook App Hits Top 10 on the UK App Store

- The world's most popular children's audiobook

- Two episodes in the UK 'App' top 25 Book Charts

Rockford’s Rock Opera Part 2 - £2.99 / $4.99

At time of writing, Rockford’s Rock Opera (Part 2) – is No 9 in the App Book Charts, beating other classic children’s brands such as Mickey Mouse and The Three Little Pigs!

- Part 1, which is free, is now at No 20 in the free charts.

With a mixture of great music, clear narration, songs, animation and illustrations, together with information about the facts behind the story, Rockford’s Rock Opera is the perfect app for all ages.

- There have been over 1 million downloads from the website www.rockfordsrockopera.com

- Paid App Episode Two at No.9

- Free App Episode One at No.20

- Episodes THREE and FOUR in final production

With this App you get over an hour of a narrated adventure story with music, pictures, songs and CGI animated videos

- Try Episode One free - Press Promo codes available for Episode TWO

UK iTunes Store Links Part ONE

US iTunes Store Links Part ONE

Importantly, these chart positions have been achieved with no promotion on behalf of Rockford’s creators. Word of mouth among children and parents has been the key.

About Rockford’s Rock Opera

Created by Elaine and Matthew Sweetapple and written by BBC comedian, Steve Punt, Rockford's Rock Opera is supported by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This is a story with an original ecological message – a unique 'take' on the threat of extinction and the effect man is having upon life on earth.

What's the Story About?

Far away in the Sea of Tranquillity is the Island of Infinity, home to the last one of every extinct species. Here, beneath a mystical swirling sky, live the world's lost creatures. The creatures have a secret, but a boy called Moog and a dog called Rockford are the one ones who can deliver their message and save the world.


The Website - www.RockfordsRockOpera.com

The complementary website is full of fascinating information about the story and the facts behind the fiction.

A Few Reviews

Winner of the prestigious iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD, this is 'original storytelling at its best'. A great musical story for kids which adults love too.

"An amazing mix of story, songs and sound effects!" THE TIMES

"A stunning creation." BBC RADIO

"An ingenious story." THE GUARDIAN

The Children

This App is SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES (we originally RECOMMENDED it FOR 5 - 12 YEAR OLDS but, as you'll see from our App Store reviews,far younger children love the story and visuals).

The technology
The apps are one complete download at about 500mB. Once downloaded, everything is available offline and can then be used on a plane and there will be no data roaming charges when on holiday.

- The audio is of the highest quality possible on an application.

- Fully updated for iOS4

- Coming soon for iPad & Android

www.RockfordsRockOpera.com

UK iTunes Store Links Free Part ONE

UK iTunes Store Links Part TWO

US iTunes Store Links Free Part ONE

US iTunes Store Links Part TWO

App Screenshots - Here

 

About Rockford’s Rock Opera

Created by Elaine and Matthew Sweetapple and written by BBC comedian,

Steve Punt, Rockford's Rock Opera is supported by the World Wildlife Fund

(WWF). This is a story with an original ecological message – a unique 'take'

on the threat of extinction and the effect man is having upon life on earth.