INplay 2011 announces selections for Kids Interactive Showcase

by Rob Lewis

Today Interactive Ontario announced the five successful kids interactive projects that will be showcased at the upcoming INplay Conference in Toronto. INplay is taking place at the Liberty Grand on May 17th & 18th.

INplay has partnered with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) to create an exclusive opportunity to showcase Canadian interactive projects. The Canadian Interactive Showcase presented by CMF will provide Canadian companies with a chance to share their interactive project, product or service with an audience of investors, potential partners and peers.

The following five projects will be presented to the INplay audience at the conference on May 18th:

Kidobi - Eric Sorenson, Toronto

Kidobi is a revolutionary technology that creates personalized programming blocks for preschool children, helping them get the most out of their media. Extensive parental controls and reporting tools give parents peace of mind, while our subscription-based business model helps content partners generate new revenue streams.

PO-MO Inc. – Customizable projection software - Meghan Athavale, Winnipeg

PO-MOtion is a free, customizable motion-reactive projection software that can be installed on any computer. The software can be used with any projector or large display (including TVs) and any kind of web camera. The software allows childhood educators and special needs educators to install their own motion reactive floors and walls.

Soma Creates - OLIVIA Paints iPhone app - Josh Heidebrecht, Calgary

Soma Creates will showcase two iPhone Kids games. Paint like never before by mixing colours together in OLIVIA Paints, make your very own fruit smoothie with none other than Strawberry Shortcake, and catch a glimpse into their next upcoming project.

Tactica Interactive - Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games for the iPhone - Kevin Glasier, Winnipeg

Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games is an innovative iPhone/iPod app that helps children improve speaking clarity and confidence. Voice-controlled games give children a fun and engaging way to master 23 core phonetic sounds. The product was developed and tested in direct consultation with speech and language pathologists.

Pixton Comics Inc. - Pixton Click-n-Drag Comics - Clive Goodinson, Parksville, BC

Pixton introduces the world to Click-n-Drag Comics, a revolutionary new patent-pending technology that gives anyone the power to create comics on the web.From fully posable characters to dynamic panels, props, and speech bubbles, every aspect of a comic can be controlled in an intuitive click-n-drag motion. Pixton Comics was named a “leading Web 2.0 pioneer” and “one of the 20 companies driving innovation and changing the way we use the Internet” by Backbone Magazine / KPMG.

Tickets are still available for INplay - register online.

Pixton Comics Inc
Parksville, British Columbia, Canada

Want to make amazing comics online and share them instantly? Using Pixton's click-n-drag easy comic creator, you can design your own characters and move them into any pose. Customize props, upload pictures, create freestyle panel layouts, add sound & voice-over, and much more. Meet new friends - it's awesome! Get started for free at - it's the world's best way to create and share... more

Tactica Interactive Communications
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Tactica Interactive is a full service interactive agency. We collaborate with businesses, brands, producers and broadcasters to develop award-winning interactive experiences. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, we understand the art of storytelling and how to successfully extend this to multiple platforms including websites, interactive games, mobile applications and social media. We develop... more

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kidobi is the go-to solution for parents of pre-school children looking for high calibre entertainment. With a unique delivery platform, Kidobi is an ideal resource for parents in today’s world. more

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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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