The launch of Cartoon Qaida App – September 26th 2016 Blog

The launch of Cartoon Qaida App – September 26th 2016 Blog

As we had mentioned in our last week’s post, that after the successful launch of Gogi Studios App, we are very excited to announce the launch of another exciting project for Gogi Studios, i.e. Cartoon Qaida. Cartoon Qaida is another masterpiece by Madam Nigar and Numair Abbas.

So what is Cartoon Qaida? it is an interactive App that is an animated tutorial of the Urdu alphabets created by Gogi Studios. Specially designed for three to five year olds, the App features over 70 animated objects, 3 games and a song, allowing children to explore and learn Urdu alphabet on their own. The animated ‘Cartoon Qaida’ won the award for Best Education Tool in 2004. It was born as an interactive CD-ROM, and touchreading commenced the task to make an App out of it.

Cartoon Qaida app is as easy to learn and use as reading a book, with reading and using instructions explained in beautiful infographics for users of any level. This application empowers users to learn Urdu language easily and successfully. It has the privilege of being the largest selling Urdu language animated tutorial with over 15,000 copies (CD) already sold in Pakistan and abroad. It has also won the All Pakistan ICT Pasha award ‘Best in Education’ in year 2004.

Here’s a preview video of Cartoon Qaida;

Cartoon Qaida project reaffirms TouchReading’s Commitment to encourage love of reading & learning Urdu in our children, by bringing their favourite books and board games from traditional hardcover format to their iPads and tablets, so they can discover the joy of reading and learning from the very early age.

This is just one part of what TouchReading does, please check us out on touchreading.pk for more details.

About Madam Nigar

Nigar is Pakistan’s first female cartoonist. She started her illustrious career with a bold decision in 1967, she switched out of a pre-med degree to study fine arts. As a result, she was drawing comics when no teachers or coursework in this artistic format were available. The situation was so dire at the time that when Nigar came to work at the Karachi Arts Council, she found little to occupy her. It was then that Ali Imam, then director of the council, made her draw one cartoon a day to keep her busy. She has never looked back from that experience, and here we are undertaking a project to convert her finest creations into an App.

Most popularly known for her character Gogi, her animations have graced Pakistani television and print media since the 70s. She has used her cartoons as a means to entertain, disseminate social messages and promote education through work.

The animated ‘Cartoon Qaida’, which she created, won the award for Best Education Tool in 2004. It was born as an interactive CD-ROM, and touchreading commenced the task to make an App out of it.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

abbas.jpg

Yes that’s exactly what it does, that a child while reading a book can touch any letter or word on the screen, and that word will be readout in clear audio to the child.

Abbas Mushtaq
fabian-schwaerzler-01.jpg

I love that my students can touch a word and the app will read it to them. Sometimes my struggling readers like to try to do stories that are just too difficult for them.

Fabian Martinez
jenna.jpeg

My Favourite part of this product is the colour coding of the words. This helps with visual and audio recognition. I love it.

Jenna Johnson