30/08/2019 – Melbourne: Australian tech startup Weyo in partnership with digital product studio Two Bulls, were named winners at the iAwards 2019 in the Consumer Market category for ‘The Wiggles – Fun Times with Faces’ children’s app. The AIIA iAwards is the nation’s leading awards program that helps to recognise, celebrate and elevate home grown Australian tech innovation.
Weyo set out to change the way kids engage with digital content. By partnering with Two Bulls, Weyo have developed a world-first interactive platform that seamlessly integrates video content with cutting-edge Augmented Reality games and experiences.
The Wiggles – Fun Time With Faces is the first public release of the Weyo technology, and has been a smash hit with kids and families globally, having been featured multiple times by Apple as ‘App of the Day’ and hitting #1 on the Kids and Entertainment charts in App Stores around the world.
Weyo places the child at the centre of the digital experience. Kids become their favourite characters from The Wiggles, by creating their own personalised videos of smash hits such as “The Hot Potato” and “Big Red Car” with the opportunity for friends and family to join in the fun.
“Changing the way kids engage with Digital is why we created Weyo. Receiving the recognition as a national winner of the iAwards is a testament to our vision.” says Baz Palmer, co-founder of Weyo who moonlights as lead guitarist of legendary Australian rock band Hunters & Collectors.
“We love to build products with companies like Weyo. To have the opportunity to engage with kids in positive ways and bring families together is in our DNA” says Joey Egger, Managing Director at Two Bulls, a Sesame Workshop veteran.
On the back of the success of The Wiggles, Weyo is now partnering with the world’s leading and most respected children’s brands, to launch a range of new Weyo experiences that have global reach and potential.