Physical Appification

Apps are enhanced with physical features to enhance sensory engagement

Implications - While online games and mobile apps offer consumers entertainment while on the go, a lack of physical engagement can often make the process less stimulating. Combining mobile technology with traditional methods of play, brands are creating products that interact with online apps, helping to enhance digital activities with added sensory features.
SCORE: 6.9
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 10,080 Total Clicks Feb 15 - Jul 16
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Consumer Insight Topics: TechMobileToysYouthLife-Stages
Educational Architecture Apps - Tinybop Lets Children Explore Famous Buildings Using Cartoons
SCORE: 7.7
This Year and V. Hot 1,246 Clicks Pub: Jul 29, 16
Educational Architecture Apps
Tinybop Lets Children Explore Famous Buildings Using Cartoons
For children looking to learn more about the buildings that surround them, the Tinybop educational architecture app provides an inviting and gamified way to enter into the various iconic skyscrapers.... [More]
Music-Pairing Bubbly Apps - The Krug Champagne App Uses Science to Appeal to the Senses
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 3,880 Clicks Pub: Apr 7, 15
Music-Pairing Bubbly Apps
The Krug Champagne App Uses Science to Appeal to the Senses
The Krug Champagne App is a sensory-driven experience that blends sound and music. Developed by Oxford University neuroscientists, the app elaborates on their research exploring the interactions... [More]
Geotagged Storytelling Apps - The Krumb App Lets You Leave Mobile Messages When Visiting a Place
SCORE: 7.1
This Year and Warm 1,077 Clicks Pub: May 12, 16
Geotagged Storytelling Apps
The Krumb App Lets You Leave Mobile Messages When Visiting a Place
The Krumb app combines ephemeral social media with map applications. The Belgian startup lets you attach stories and messages to locations, which are only visible when you are physically at that... [More]
Tablet-Based Coloring Books - This Adult Coloring Book App is Designed to Help Reduce Stress
SCORE: 6.4
This Year and Warm 786 Clicks Pub: Dec 21, 15
Tablet-Based Coloring Books
This Adult Coloring Book App is Designed to Help Reduce Stress
‘Pigment’ is an adult coloring book app that helps users de-stress. In recent years, many adults have turned to hobbies such as coloring as a way to relax. This app provides a simple way... [More]
Augmented Toy Apps - LEGO X Adds a High-Tech Element to Building Block Play
SCORE: 5.3
Mild 835 Clicks Pub: Feb 4, 15
Augmented Toy Apps
LEGO X Adds a High-Tech Element to Building Block Play
LEGO X is a system that brings simplicity to 3D modeling. 3D printing is a technology that presents an infinite number of possibilities, provided that you know how to work 3D printing software—but... [More]
Tablet Stamping Blocks - The JouJou Cube Touch is a Modern, Mobile Stamp Pad
SCORE: 3.6
Mild 2,256 Clicks Pub: Apr 6, 15
Tablet Stamping Blocks
The JouJou Cube Touch is a Modern, Mobile Stamp Pad
Takara-Tomy’s JouJou Cube Touch is a toy that brings the low-tech stamp pad up to date for kids of this generation. The educational tablet toy involves a set of digital stamps that can be... [More]