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Friday, April 15, 2016

A Lion in Your Living Room: VIRRY Arrives on Apple TV and iPhone

A Lion in Your Living Room: VIRRY Arrives on Apple TV and iPhone

LONDON, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

"I spent all morning on VIRRY with my two boys and we love it. We fed a lion and
watched a rhino live all from our living room sofa. It's a safe, educational and utterly
compelling way to learn about the animals we love. Get on it, it's brilliant!" Dominic
West, Actor

(Photo: )

BAFTA award-winning independent children's app VIRRY announces this stunning wildlife
experience is available on iPhone and Apple TV from Thursday 14 April 2016.

VIRRY connects children with wild lions, rhinos, giraffes and meerkats, bringing them
into homes through live interactive high definition footage. Children learn and grow by
exploring a vivid world of real animals where they feed, play with and care for them. And
the move to Apple TV means a new, fully immersive big screen experience that nurtures
kids' learning through nature.

VIRRY Creator Svetlana Dragayeva says: "After our hugely successful launch on iPad
last year, the move to Apple TV harnesses cutting edge technology and creates a compelling
learning experience, we are extremely excited about what this move means for the next
generation's learning, development and knowledge of the natural world."

VIRRY in 2015:

- Winner of British Academy Children's Awards (BAFTA), Interactive - Original

- Webby Awards People's Choice, Best App for Kids and Family

- Lovie Awards People's Choice, Best App for Kids and Family

- 5 stars rating from UK Educational App Store

VIRRY in 2016

- Webby Awards Nomination Best Streaming Video Mobile and Apps (other organisations
nominated in this category include CNN, PBS Kids and HBO Now)

- Webby Awards Nomination Online Film and Video Travel and Adventure (other
organisations nominated include Fusion Network and Conde Nast Traveller)

Winners announced on 26th April 2016

VIRRY Features:

-    Live high definition footage of animals direct from their home in Al-Ain Wildlife
Park in UAE

-    Fresh daily content and highlights from each animal enclosure

-    Interactive games and pre-recorded videos to inspire kids

-    Profiles on more than 15 wild animals, fish and insects including the following:
 Albatross, Basilisk, BushBaby, Caribou, Cheetah, Dolphin, Collared Lizard, Flea, Flying
Fish, Mantis Shrimp, Monarch Butterfly, Salmon, Springbok and Trapjaw Ant

-    Learning-based content that introduces conservation and ecologic issues.

Bringing Wild to Life  

VIRRY is designed to develop key educational and developmental objectives in children
aged 3-7. It was created in collaboration with child development experts to build a caring
connection between children and endangered animals, and to teach important life skills.

Animals are filmed and broadcast from Al-Ain zoo in UAE (with more partnerships to
come in 2016), with interactivity brought to life by an international team of academics
(including Prof Gail Melson, leading academic on the human and animal bond from Purdue
University, USA ) award-winning film industry professionals, wildlife experts and
technology specialists. The result is an exceptionally deep educational technology
experience guided by nature.


VIRRY is brought to you by Fountain Digital Labs and is available by subscription on
the App Store.  Subscription can be taken for one month, six months, or on an annual basis
- USD 0.99 per month, USD 4.99 for six months or USD 9.99 per year. Subscription work
across multiple devices (iPad, iPhone and Apple TV) VIRRY supports charities and
foundations for children with special needs, granting them free and unlimited access to
all VIRRY animal content. For further information please email:

Press quote is from Dominic West, a BAFTA winning English actor known for portraying
Detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO series The Wire. He currently stars as Noah Solloway in
the drama series The Affair for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.

Device requirements: 

* iPhone and iPad

* Requires iOS 7.0 or later

* 211 MB

Requirements for Apple TV:  

* Apple TV 4

* Requires iOS 8.0 or later

* iPhone and Apple TV should be connected to the same WIFI


VIRRY is the BAFTA winning children's independent app with an unusual development
approach firmly rooted in sciences - formal (computer), natural (Zoology), and social
(psychology), a marked development characteristic for Virry's creators has been the
necessity to balance the virtual (app) and real (wildlife) to create a fresh experience
for animal loving 2-7 year olds.


Established in 2013, Fountain Digital Labs is a company that creates exceptional
mobile apps that inspire, inform, entertain and educate people. It has a truly
collaborative international team of more than 15 people across 4 countries with its head
office situated in central London.

For further information, review requests and images please email Mobile: +44-7817-140174


Fountain Digital Labs and VIRRY

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