“Animal 101, an interactive application about animals for children and parents bagged 2nd position at ‘Nokia & AT&T Innovators 2011 Contest”

Karachi – 15th September, 2011: ‘Nokia & AT&T Innovators 2011 Contest’, aiming to inspire creativity across the globe, recently awarded the 2nd prize to Animal 101 application submitted by TenPearls, a global application development company owned and run by a Pakistani developer. TenPearls has been honored as the winner for developing Animal 101, an interactive and user-friendly educational application engineered towards children and parents.

Animal 101 is a learning based application that aims to teach children ages 3 to 8 to learn about animals by engaging them in fun and interactive games. Animal 101 with its strikingly appealing visuals, brilliant graphics and inspiring sounds, engages children into an entertaining educational experience. Animal 101’s most accomplished feature is its usability by children who cannot read. Through pictorial representations and fun facts about the animal world, this exciting new application makes learning a fun experience for children who have not even started school. Not only is Animal 101 catering to the educational needs of children in an invigorating manner but is also an exciting experience for parents who want to share quality learning time with their children.

Rabia Azfar, Business Development Manager EDX, NOKIA Near East said: “Nokia through ‘Nokia & AT&T Innovators 2011 Contest’ provides the application developer community an innovative platform to create and exhibit their talent. Animal 101 by TenPearls is a creative application to the core. Having gained massive popularity in Pakistan, it is great to see that the application also won recognition on an international level. With strikingly engaging visuals and sounds, Animal 101 is one of a kind application that focuses on imparting fun educational experience. We see TenPearls as our long term partners who have so much potential to contribute to Pakistan’s software industry.”

“Nokia’s global commitment to foster developers’ community is praise-worthy and extremely helpful in furthering a global environment of innovation and entrepreneurialism,” commented Imran Aftab, President of TenPearls. “We are looking forward to building more applications on Nokia’s smart devices and leveraging our relationship for greater business successes,” added Imran.

TenPearls has plans to launch a number of new feature rich mobile apps in Pakistan for Nokia with an aim to facilitate maximum number of people to find real value and convenience in their mobile experience in line with Nokia’s aim to enable personalized mobile communications.