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VoaNews
It’s good because it introduces (Coding) to them in a very friendly way where they are able to experiment and play and not be afraid. read more... ]

7/12/2016


Redeye Chicago
Osmo Coding ... uses tangible building blocks to help children learn the foundations of coding logic. read more... ]

7/4/2016


GeekDad
Kind of magical in the way Osmo combines the physical and digital world that isn’t quite the same as dragging blocks of code around on the screen. read more... ]

7/1/2016


Gizmag
Osmo Coding is a good way of introducing younger children to the concepts of logic and problem solving read more... ]

7/1/2016


Parent Herald
Acquiring Programming Skills Can Be As Simple As Playing Lego read more... ]

6/10/2016


The Australian
Parents who feel guilty that their children stare too idly at glowing pixels can use Osmo to turn screentime into physical playtime. read more... ]

6/10/2016


Ubergizmo
This isn’t about programming in a specific language, but rather teaching children the concepts of programming, like algorithms and the logical thought process behind problem solving using coding. read more... ]

6/7/2016


The Verge
Osmo Coding is like Lego if Lego was abstract and app-driven read more... ]

6/7/2016


The Wall Street Journal
…for young children, one of the best is Osmo Coding read more... ]

6/7/2016


CoolMomTech
Osmo Coding is screen time you can feel good about. read more... ]

5/31/2016


Element 14
Osmo Coding is the LEGO equivalent for learning to code read more... ]

5/31/2016


Live Smart
Want to get your kids ready for the big scary (digital) world? You probably can't do much better than Osmo... read more... ]

5/26/2016


Startup Buzz
Learning coding was never so easy! read more... ]

5/26/2016


Slash Gear
Osmo Coding is perhaps best described as a toys-to-life version of LEGO Mindstorms read more... ]

5/26/2016


PC Advisor
If that sounds complicated, Osmo Coding isn’t, and will excite kids as well as teaching them something parents probably have no idea about. read more... ]

5/26/2016


Pocket Lint
Rather than simply provide an educational application, the physical nature of the games and their accessories means children get a more tangible way to learn and parents can interact and help more easily. read more... ]

5/26/2016


Engadget
Osmo’s blocks are like Lego for coding read more... ]

5/25/2016


Wired
It enables children to learn computational thinking read more... ]

5/25/2016


Forbes
Osmo does that by turning abstract “building blocks” of computer programs into actual, real-world building blocks. read more... ]

5/25/2016


Mashable
Osmo’s newest game, Numbers, brings color and fun to math in a way that’s much more engaging than old-school flash cards. read more... ]

12/14/2015


Wired
It [Osmo] picked up a fancy new trick: An app that lets you draw any image perfectly, every time, through some clever mirror tracing tricks. read more... ]

12/14/2015


Consumer Reports
In our view, any game that teaches math skills without feeling like homework deserves extra credit and this [Osmo] one earns that distinction. read more... ]

12/11/2015


Parent Co.
Instead of only engaging with a touchscreen, kids engage with their physical world via Osmo. read more... ]

12/2/2015


Gizmag
We’ve found Osmo to be a massive hit with youngsters aged 4–12 who would often rather play with it rather than less educational toys and games (score one for parents). read more... ]

11/29/2015


Home Living Network
I call this [Osmo] the ultimate app-cessory read more... ]

11/28/2015


Popsugar
This was named among the “best inventions of 2014” by Time Magazine, and it’s easy to see why! read more... ]

11/25/2015


The Guardian
It [Osmo] has lots of potential for future expansion. read more... ]

11/25/2015


Core 77
We love it [Osmo] because it removes the solitary play-element of the iPad and encourages interaction. read more... ]

11/13/2015


Huffington Post
This [Osmo] neat system encourages kids to think creatively and adds an element of fun beyond the iPad screen. read more... ]

11/25/2015


Silicon Valley Business Journal
Osmo is an iPad gaming accessory and has created an award-winning learning platform. read more... ]

9/17/2015


Venture Beat
Math isn’t fun. Ask any kid. But Osmo, the company that creates cool iPad apps that interact with physical objects, hopes to change that with Osmo Numbers. read more... ]

9/17/2015


TechCrunch
Though children increasingly have access to computers and iPads, the basic tool elementary students use to learn math hasn’t changed since the advent of the Xerox machine. The makers of Osmo think with this new game, they can change that. read more... ]

9/17/2015


Forbes
Osmo, the clever educational gadget for iPads today got a new game. Numbers teaches math with special tiles. read more... ]

9/17/2015


Trusted Reviews
If we said Osmo is the bridge between real and digital worlds, you’d likely raise an eyebrow at this near-pitch-perfect corporate marketing mumbo-jumbo. But it’s a pretty accurate description, actually. read more... ]

9/11/2015


NBC Bay Area
with Osmo, you may well find yourself as engaged with the game as the kids are. read more... ]

8/17/2015


Re/Code
Osmo, the tablet game company for kids started by two ex-Googlers, is adding another to its ranks: Srikanth Rajagopalan, the product manager for machine intelligence at Google, is joining as Osmo’s chief operating officer. read more... ]

6/10/2015


USA Today
Masterpiece for Osmo: This app/gadget will make your coloring book collection look like old news. read more... ]

4/5/2015


Mashable
Osmo is an addictively fun iPad edutainment toy that isn't just for kids read more... ]

4/2/2015


Forbes
iPad innovator Osmo unveils Masterpiece for its iOS reflective peripheral to inspire real art work from scanned, traced and found materials. read more... ]

3/12/2015


Time
The latest offering from Osmo democratizes drawing for kids and adults read more... ]

3/12/2015


Wired
Its new "Masterpiece" app deploys the same clever attachment to help even the most art-challenged feel like a regular Raphael. read more... ]

3/12/2015


Venture Beat
Osmo Masterpiece could turn every kid into an iPad artist. read more... ]

3/12/2015


Crowdfund Insider
With this launch, the company again seeks to revolutionize the way we learn and think about the most fundamental form of art, drawing. read more... ]

3/12/2015


App Advice
Osmo, the smart piece of hardware that attaches to an iPad in order to enhace children’s learning, impressed us last year. Now, the team behind Osmo is impressing us once again with a brand new app designed for the device called Masterpiece. read more... ]

3/12/2015


Wired
It's designed for kids but adults will have a blast too. read more... ]

12/1/2014


Gigaom
...very rarely does something strike me as magical. Osmo is one of those rare exceptions. read more... ]

11/27/2014


New York Times
Do you fret over your child's iPad addiction? This app and kit, dreamed up by Google alumni Pramod Sharma and Jerome Scholler, may soothe your worries. read more... ]

11/27/2014


Time
The Best Inventions of 2014 read more... ]

11/20/2014


Crowdfund Insider
Osmo, the interactive hardware gamethat connects to any iPad has announced that Apple has accepted their product to be retailed across their 284 locations in North America capturing high profile shelf space in the most successful retail store ever. read more... ]

10/16/2014


App Advice
...the physical space in front of the tablet is transformed into an interactive showplace for learning. read more... ]

10/16/2014


Pocket Gamer Biz
Educational disruptor read more... ]

10/16/2014


Gigaom
I’ve been a fan of Osmo ever since I first saw the product, and got my 7-year-old daughter hooked on it as well. As such, I’m glad to see how a great product is becoming a great success story... read more... ]

10/16/2014


The Wall Street Journal
...has attracted attention from major investors and Apple Inc. read more... ]

10/16/2014


The Washington Post
The start-up 3D-printed its first prototype in his garage that year, and has grown dramatically since then. read more... ]

10/16/2014


TechCrunch
Osmo Raises $12 Million For Its Hardware-Based iPad Game For Kids read more... ]

10/16/2014


Forbes
The response has been impressive online, something reflected in the families I’ve tried the game out on — and occasions where I’ve used dinner party guests as guinea pigs. read more... ]

10/16/2014


Venture Beat
Osmo is a small company that wants to start a “Play Movement,” or change the way that kids interact and socialize with electronic devices read more... ]

10/16/2014


Gigaom
Looks like I'm not the only one who really likes Osmo read more... ]

9/18/2014


Crowdfund Insider
Innovative iPad Game Device Osmo Launches MyOsmo so Anyone Can Create Games read more... ]

9/18/2014


Venture Beat
The system is sophisticated yet remarkably simple. read more... ]

9/18/2014


Wired
The key is that kiddos rarely touch the screen, instead, interactivity is embodied in everyday objects, often pulled from their toy boxes. The goal is to make the iPad social, not through APIs, but through playdates. read more... ]

8/11/2014


Yahoo Tech
...an awesome combination of low-tech toys and high-tech ingenuity read more... ]

7/21/2014


Popular Mechanics
Interacting with the virtual games in the real world feels natural read more... ]

7/17/2014


Gigaom
My daughter fell in love with Osmo as well, going as far as calling it her favorite iPad game after a few hours. read more... ]

7/14/2014


TechHive
The beauty is, while kids in the target 6–12 age range can get hours of hands-on play with Osmo, the apps are simple enough to understand that they shouldn’t need much help from you. Yes, of course you can play together—the apps encourage team efforts. But if you need to hand off the iPad to buy yourself some quiet time to work on something else, you can feel good that if kids are using Osmo, they’re using their brains. read more... ]

7/10/2014


Forbes
Here is Osmo’s greatest unsung asset. While there is certainly a strong market of children here, adults will also benefit from the having the simple device in the house. It seems like the perfect after dinner party game. read more... ]

7/10/2014


Venture Beat
Osmo is a rare cross-generational game system with the opportunity for a lot of entertaining individual games. It is a simple platform that fits within our electronic lives. It can be fun for girls or boys, old or young. read more... ]

7/10/2014


Wired
Osmo has been a revolution in our family. read more... ]

7/10/2014


Today
Make a rainy day fun! 8 toys to keep your kids happy and busy read more... ]

7/9/2014


Penny Arcade
If you have kids I highly recommend this one. The games are fun, your kids will love them, and they will be learning while they do it. You can’t get much better than that! read more... ]

6/23/2014


Tuaw
With a remarkably simple hardware mirror module + stand to reorient the iPad's front-facing camera down towards a tabletop, plus some very clever software and visual recognition engineering, Osmo creates a "tangible play" experience that helps kids get out of the locked-in relationship with the iPad screen, and reconnects them to the people and objects around them. read more... ]

6/6/2014


Tuaw
Osmo featured as one of Tuaw's "new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news" read more... ]

5/28/2014


USA Today
Osmo is an add-on to the iPad that enables kids ages 6 -12 to play with real toys in front of the device and then have the iPad incorporate these real world objects into the digital play. read more... ]

5/25/2014


Huffington Post
The games have already received kid approval at schools accross the country. read more... ]

5/24/2014


Innovate My School
The device also emphasises the essence of play and encourages core life skills; creative thinking and social interaction by creating an open environment for kids to problem solve, gain positive feedback and interact with one another. Osmo can be played by large groups of pupils, anywhere, and on any surface - with no need for wifi or a battery and instinctively brings people together, as the first truly multi-generational connected gaming device. read more... ]

5/23/2014


App Advice
When connected to the iPad, Osmo actually expands gameplay beyond the screen. As a result, the physical space in front of the tablet is transformed into an interactive showplace for learning. read more... ]

5/22/2014


BusinessWeek
The idea is essentially the reverse of augmented reality, where people hold mobile devices up to the real world and see reality filtered through a screen. Here, interactions with the real world are reflected on a screen. read more... ]

5/22/2014


CoolHunting
During the annual Toy Fair in NYC in February, between the Grumpy Cat plush dolls and temporary tattoos that sing and dance, we discovered a gem: an educational toy that makes use of the iPad in an unconventional way. Instead of being an app that just has kids completely focused on a small screen, Osmo incorporates "tangible" pieces in the real world to reap the best of both the digital and physical realms to learn creative problem-solving in a natural way... read more... ]

5/22/2014


CoolMomTech
For all of us who swore we’d never let our kids near our iPads, Osmo gives us a decent excuse to go back on our words and hand it over. We’ll just insist that they let us play too. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Crowdfund Insider
If you think about it the possibilities are endless for Osmo. For their launch the team has put together three incredible games built from the ground up and designed for children ages 6-12 read more... ]

5/22/2014


EdSurge
For Sharma, who worked on the Google Books project and has a five-year-old daughter, the goal of Osmo is to bring a physical and social learning experience to the iPad. read more... ]

5/22/2014


This interplay between the physical and digital realms looks and feels like magic. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Forbes
Picture this: Little balls fall from the top of your screen, you must draw a line to have the balls bounce off and hit a target so you can get points. But what if you wanted a specific curve to be drawn and your wedding ring or Lego piece was the perfect shape? Now, you don’t have to trace it, you simply set it down and Osmo will draw it for you. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Gameinformer
Osmo uses a pair of simple peripherals to deliver three educational games for young players. I got to see it in action recently, and it’s an impressive piece of tech that parents should keep an eye out for. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Gigaom
I’m not usually someone who embraces Silicon Valley’s tendency to paint every little product iteration as magical and revolutionary. But when Tangible Play co-founder and CEO Pramod Sharma uttered those words while demonstrating his company’s Osmo gaming device at our office, I couldn’t help but agree, and I couldn’t really stop smiling either. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Gizmag
Osmo, from Tangible Play, is the brainchild of a pair of ex-Googlers who, after having kids, decided they wanted to create a way of bringing real-world play back into digital gaming to encourage social interaction, creative thinking and problem-solving. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Gizmodo
A lot of kids love iPads, to the point where they're almost never just, y'know, playing with kids stuff. Osmo is a nifty little gadget that does both, encouraging kids to play with tangible, real-world toys that magically interact with games on the iPad's screen. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Laptop Mag
Although Osmo’s target audience is elementary schoolchildren, us adults had plenty of fun playing with it during our hands-on preview. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Macworld
Osmo is designed to let kids ages 6 and up engage with an iPad in a cool new way—with their heads up, and their eyes and hands are moving between the screen and real-world objects that affect the gameplay, almost like magic. Better yet, while the games can be played by one person, they’re even more fun with two…or three, or however many kids are around. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Mashable
Companies like Oculus Rift and Leap Motion continue to develop innovative ways to make gaming more immersive. But these platforms require pricey hardware and are still far from mainstream. A new startup aims to change that with Osmo, a gaming platform that can bring Leap Motion-style gameplay to anyone with an iPad. read more... ]

5/22/2014


NBC
A new device for kids aims to bridge the divide between digital and physical, giving them both the flexibility of on-screen games and the tangibility of hands-on play. Osmo, as it's called, lets the iPad see what's in front of it, and that makes for some very interesting possibilities read more... ]

5/22/2014


PC Mag
A team of ex-Googlers has launched a new interactive play accessory for the iPad that transforms the device into a reader of sorts for physical interactions that occur in front of it. read more... ]

5/22/2014


PocketGamer Biz
The latest reconfiguring of Apple's iconic touchscreen device comes courtesy of Bay Area startup Tangible Play. And surprisingly it's ignoring the touchscreen to focus on computer vision as a control method. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Polygon
By allowing people to use whatever items they want, he continued, Osmo is effectively discarding the barriers of a controller. It's a natural user interface that allows people to play however they want, rather than simply how they're able to. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Re/Code
There’s no shortage of options when it comes to educational apps on the iPad. But a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup is betting that a bit of extra hardware will help it stand out from the pack. read more... ]

5/22/2014


TabTimes
Games and even educational apps can be addictive, but also relatively passive. A new device for the iPad called Osmo changes all that. read more... ]

5/22/2014


TechCrunch
It was easy to see how these games could make the iPad a more social activity - something that’s more like the modern-day equivalent to what was once the family board game night at home. read more... ]

5/22/2014


TechHive
Since it’s such a different way of using the iPad, you’re not looking for familiar tropes like onscreen buttons or gestures. You’ll try anything, and a lot of it will work. It’s delightful read more... ]

5/22/2014


The Wall Street Journal
Osmo, a combination of iPad accessories and software, is meant to break the zombie-like stares and bring more of the real world back into the mix, by providing games that interact with just about any physical object—pen, paper, blocks, even toys your kids already own. read more... ]

5/22/2014


The Washington Post
...humans have two big advantages over computers — social intelligence and creative thinking. Both are traits that Sharma thinks Osmo encourages. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Venture Beat
When kids play with iPads, parents aren’t happy because they see the youngsters disengaging from the rest of the world. As a parent, Pramod Sharma shared that view, and he did something about it... read more... ]

5/22/2014


Wired
Tangible Play’s Osmo is something special. It feels new and exciting the first time you play around with it, and you’re pretty much sold as soon as you experience it. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Yahoo Tech
It’s the parental lament that just grows louder as kids spend more time glued to a screen: “Why can’t you play with real toys for a change?” Now the kids can, without having to give up the digital devices they’re so fond of, thanks to Tangible Play’s Osmo. read more... ]

5/22/2014


Pocket Gamer Biz
Called Osmo, their project is focused on allowing children - specifically the six-to-12 age group - to co-operate, compete and learn in a new way. read more... ]

5/22/2014


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