Phoenix, Arizona – Big Future Media has updated its Ask Grandma app, which passed 50K downloads since its launch 3 months ago. This update includes the complete overhaul of the look and functionality of the apps. “We are excited to see such a positive growth trend since launching 3 months ago. We have noticed that with Ask Grandma, over half of our downloads are coming from teens. So, with this release, we really allowed the user to dictate what the look and flow of the app should be and we can’t wait for the response. We are already back at the drawing board coming up with several other characters.” said Adam McArthur, co-founder of Big Future Media.

Key feature additions/changes include:
* Added microphone button so user can dictate when to ask question
* Mic functionality also works to stop character listening to question for loud environments
* Change to make it easier to share on Facebook and Twitter
* User Interface overhaul
* New icons for the new looks
* See other characters directly on the home screen

“We really listened to the feedback from people using the app and, though they loved it, there were some changes they wanted to see. So we made them! As we continue to climb in the charts, we honor that those using our apps will be who makes them great. Sometimes you get so immersed in an app that you forget what it is to look at it with fresh eyes. And we wanted to make sure we rolled out the new features they wanted with a fun new character,” said Chris Cotty, another founder of Big Future Media.

All characters have 25 pre-loaded answers each. Ask Grandma is one of 5 universal iOS character apps Big Future Media has released so far.

Other characters include:
* Ask Confucius
* Ask Obama
* Ask Bush
* Ask Brittany

Feature Highlights:
* Unique talking characters
* Professional voices and impersonations
* Individually written and recorded responses
* Ability to share questions and answers on Facebook and Twitter

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (4th/5th generation), iPad (2, 3, 4) and iPad Mini
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 30.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Ask Grandma Talking Character App 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Other apps in the Talking Character Series (Ask Brittany Talking Character App, Ask Confucius Talking Character App, Ask Bush Talking Character App and Ask Obama Talking Character App) are all now free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the entertainment category.

Big Future Media
Download from iTunes
Ask Grandma 2.0
Press Kit (zip)

Big Future Media, based in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, is an app development company of self-proclaimed app experts that came together under the desire to do one very important, even transcendent, thing – entertain the crap out of people. And there’s a lot of room to do more and do better in that arena. Right now it’s character apps and games, but with time and the encapsulation of a Hollywood movie script, maybe we can make the world a better place too. Copyright (C) 2013 Big Future Media. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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