Apps

Our Privacy Policy was last updated on May 1st, 2015. About us: At Timbuktu, our website (www.timbuktu.me) is just for grown ups, while our apps are designed for the whole family, including young children with parent supervision. We take privacy seriously at Timbuktu and this policy is designed to share…

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In the new version of Timbuktu Magazine (that we launched a few days ago) not only did we implement a subscription and a grown-ups zone for IAP purchases, but we also introduced an amazing group of characters to help children learn Common Core State Standards skills, with a twist. The…

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Have you downloaded the new Timbuktu Magazine? If you haven’t (what are you waiting for?) here’s a quick recap of the main improvements you’ll find: 1) No social sharing 2) No Bubbles (a simple, very convenient subscription: $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year!) 3) A brand new Grown-ups zone…

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Magazines for kids have a glorious history. There are a few periodical publications that can help children shape their idea of the world as well as practice their imagination: Highlights, Odyssey Magazine, Muse, NatGeo for kids, Il Corriere dei Piccoli, Topolino… We’re huge fans of these magazines for children. We…

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Dear friends, Last week we launched a competition to find a name to this red guy: with your help, we found one! Let us introduce you to Oscar Forrester! The winner of the competition is Jennifer from Chicago. Congratulations, Jennifer!

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Two centuries after it had been written, one of the first fairy-tales ever written by Hans Christian Andersen was discovered in a filing box in the National Archive of Funen by the Danish historian Esben Brage. A couple of months ago, The Tallow Candle became an interactive app for iPhone and iPad by Timbuktu. The…

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There’s been a lot of demonization of developers using in-app purchases inside apps aimed at children. A few days ago Apple had to refund customers in the U.K. when their five-year-old boy accidentally spent $2,500 in in-app purchases in just 15 minutes. The settlement obviously made headlines and the debate followed. Sadly,…

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