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Walter’s Flying Bus, an award-winning storybook app inspired by disabled orphans in Africa, has released a new iPhone version. Executive Producer, Michael Gallagher, sees this mainstream launch – the follow up to its December 2012 debut on the iPad – as their occasion to help rally the global faith community to step up its leadership in orphan care and adoption.
UNICEF estimates there are some 210 million orphans and the app was created to help make personal the global orphan crisis, and to shed light into the fears many have about adoption and about special needs.
The animated, interactive app, was just awarded a Silver Medal in the Educational Tools for Parents and Children by the National Parents Publications Awards (NAPPA). It has been consistently reviewed as a “must have” iOS App, from secular and faith-based reviewers alike. The universal themes of the story, such as finding hope and dreams in the least likely places, and discovering the beauty and dignity of every child – whether or not they are orphaned or disabled – have resonated with broad and diverse audiences.