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Outfit7's Talking Tom Friends app series hits one billion downloads

Outfit7's Talking Tom Friends app series hits one billion downloads
Phil Tottman

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Devices / iPhone / June 15th 2013 at 2:21PM

Angry Birds style plans to develop for TV, live events and attractions.

Talking Tom has been an interactive app hit since its launch in 2010 receiving over 170 million monthly active users. Tom's chatty companions have been featured on ABC's Modern Family and NBC's Today show, and have released two hit music videos on YouTube with Disney Records.

Login, founder of Outfit7 said: "When Talking Tom first entered the entertainment arena our goal was to provide laughs, fun and upbeat interactivity. It's humbling, yet thrilling to see how loved Talking Tom and his growing family have become around the world." 

Since Tom's solo debut, he has built up a loveable group of two and three-legged companions, building a portfolio of two dozen Talking Friends apps between them. 

The app has evolved from simple imitating software to full on gesture recognition capabilities with Tom's girlfriend 'chat with Angela' and Talking Angela, in which she is able to recognise when the user is nodding, shaking their head, yawning, smiling or sticking out their tongue. 

A later addition to the family was Ginger and the app Ginger's Birthday, which introduced an educational element to its interactivity focusing on hygiene and healthy dieting.

The educational concept will be carried over to a new app with Tom being rolled out this summer. This will apparently be a 'multi-level game concept' which aims to teach users about responsibility, relationships and long-term commitment. 

That'll be good for those of us that have problems with these issues, now we can get a cat to give us life lessons…

Check out the onw billion download video and their YouTube hit "You Get Me."

Talking Tom and all the Talking Friends apps are available for all iOS and Android devices.