Kirkus Reviews has created a discovery engine specifically for children’s book apps. It will launch in early March.
The engine will be available online, but was specifically developed for the iPad, which will make it easier for readers to purchase apps directly from Kirkus’ engine. The press release explains more about how it will work: “Parents will have the opportunity to hone their search by answering 5 quick questions about their child. Kirkus will then return a selection of book apps to match their child’s interest. The questions include gender, age, price range, visual interests, and interactive elements.”
This new engine marks another step for Kirkus into the children’s app space. Last month, the reviews site began reviewing children’s book apps and announced the first Top Ten list for this category.