New York City, New York – The Cloud Factory, an animated children’s picture book app developed by Dalmatian Studios, officially launched an engaging Buzzfeed page to promote awareness of the fascinating nature of clouds.

“I think clouds are stunning in their simplicity, and in today’s fast-paced world, I believe it would benefit us all to stop and acknowledge nature’s canvas in the sky, and appreciate its natural wonder,” says Steven Andrew, President of Dalmatian Studios.

This page entitled “10 Reasons Clouds are Awesome” outlines the amazing shapes and colors clouds take on. Before digital entertainment, cloud watching was a common past-time; friends would spend hours staring up at the sky, looking for a shape they could recognize. From animals, to extreme patterns, clouds not only morph into wild forms, but reflect the sun and the ocean, creating a living painting in the sky.

“In The Cloud Factory, I wanted to reinvent the way children read and listen to stories,” says Andrew, “The app engages children by telling a compelling story in which they can participate.”

The Cloud Factory encourages children to interact with a relatable story about a young girl and her grandfather, in which he teaches her how clouds are made. Children will follow along by performing various actions on their iPad such as swipe, tilt, and shake, to move forward in the story. These actions are used to gather the ingredients to make a cloud, and bring them to the factory to be mixed.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 184 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Cloud Factory 1.02 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. For more information, download the app or visit the app’s website at Dalmatian Studios online.

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Steven Andrew, an independent developer born in Long Island, NY, is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology in the Computer Graphics program, and was the recipient of the Computer Graphics Award in his major. His love for book making and publishing landed him a job in 2006 at Random House, Manhattan. At Random House, Steven developed skills in illustration retouching, which helped him win the National Association of Photoshop Professionals award in photo-retouching. Steven also worked on projects for many notable companies such as Disney, Pixar, Mattel, Random House and Golden Books. In 2013, Steven would incorporate, and Dalmatian Studios was born. Later that year in April of 2013 work began on Steven’s first app, The Cloud Factory. The Cloud Factory is based on five drawings that were presented in Steven’s capstone project at the Fashion Institute of Technology. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Dalmatian Studios. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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