Apple Store features educational iOS app by Rokk3r Labs

By April 28, 2015

An language-learning app developed by Rokk3r Labs and based on a classic Latin American TV children’s character has been chosen to be featured in Apple’s App Store for seven days.

Miami-based Rokk3r Labs announces that recently released iOS language learning app Juana y los Amigos de la Granja was selected by Apple to be a Featured Kids App in Latin America for seven days starting on April 23 and ending on April 30 — Mexico’s Children’s Day.

The app, based on a popular Latin American television show that received the Parent´s Choice Gold Award, brings the beloved TV character to the new digital age and a new generation. It aims to develop a proactive interest in children around the world to learn languages and positive values, as well as discover the colorful culture of Latin America.

Led by’s former Vice President of Publishing and Cross-Platform Products, Charles Walter, veteran TV producer and creator of Juana La Iguana, Tania Gilinski, feature film director Amanda Quijano, and developed by Rokk3r Labs, Juana y los Amigos de la Granja features immersive gameplay to engage and enhance the learning and appreciation of Latin culture for children between the ages of 2 and 5.

“Within the Cobuild paradigm, Juana La Iguana and Rokk3r Labs have created Juana y los Amigos de la Granja, an enhanced learning platform that stands out in a sea of kids apps,” says German Montoya, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy & Creative Officer at Rokk3r Labs. “Beyond key cognitive and vocabulary skills, children learn about being good human beings – for example, to help people and care for the environment,” he adds.

Starting Thursday, April 23 at 4:00 PM CDT, the Apple App Store will promote Juana y los Amigos de la Granja as a featured kids app for seven days with the final day culminating on Children’s Day in Mexico, the most populous Spanish-speaking country in Latin America.

“We are thrilled to have Juana y los Amigos de la Granja receive this standout recognition as a featured app in the Apple App Store so recently after it was launched,” says Rokk3r Labs co-founder and CEO Nabyl Charania. “It’s a real testament to the intelligent and creative insight of Juana La Iguana’s visionary, Tania Gilinski, and the cobuild process, and to the notion that a widespread appetite exists for the next generation of learning tools.”