Singapore-based innovative education company Wildby Pte Ltd has released Ask Wildby, a voice-controlled encyclopaedia mobile application.
Wildby claims its app is the first of its kind in the world. The app, currently only available on the Android phone or tablet platforms, makes it possible for children aged four to seven to explore, share and communicate safely and independently using the Internet without adult supervision.
Children interact with it by speaking, listening and clicking on simple picture icons. Without needing to read or write, they are able to search for information about topics that interest them and instantly receive entertaining, informative and educational pictures and spoken narration.
Ask Wildby is available in five languages - English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. It currently covers a wide number of topics ranging from robots and dinosaurs to food, animals and toys. The topics are curated to make sure their content is safe for a young audience and as the only communication is direct with an authorised parent, the app is said to be completely safe.
Parents can download Ask Wildby for free from the Google Play app store.
For more information, go to www.wildby.com.