Past News

March 19th, 2013… GenZPlay would like to thank Daron Rahlves for the opportunity to compete in, and sponsor the Rahlves’ Banzai ski/board Tour of 2013. The Banzai App, created specifically for the Tour, has been downloaded by almost 800 competitors and spectators and is a fantastic example of real time communication for a sporting event. Check it out at banzai.genzplay.com. Steve is currently volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma Valley, where he is introducing kids to app design, and receiving incredible feedback on what the newest generations are looking for in interactive fitness apps. The Boys & Girls are creating their own Club information app as their first project. GenZPlay is releasing an update (v1.0.3) to its Big Cat Race app the beginning of April. This update has taken all of the reviews and suggestions we have received in the last few months, to make the app easier to use, and more inviting for the children. Look for these updates: Improved instructions, enhanced text and a new background landscape for our Big Cats.

March 11th, 2013…  GenZPlay is at the Banzai. Great conditions here at Alpine, and the course is especially intimidating. Download the Rahlves Banzai app at banzai.genzplay.com GenZplay has built a unique sports app for World Champion & Olympic skier, Daron Rahlves. This app is designed for the competitors and spectators of the world’s most challenging ski/snowboard race, The Rahlves Banzai Tour. Find more information by visiting the rahlvesbanzai.com website or read our founders article to hear about his experience racing the Banzai. Rahlves Banzai Tour blog post Follow the Rahlves Banzai Tour @RahlvesBanzai on Twitter Download the Banzai Tour app at banzai.genzplay.com  GenZPlay is releasing an update (v1.0.3) to its Big Cat Race app the beginning of February. This update has taken all of the reviews and suggestions we have received in the last few months, to make the app easier to use, and more inviting for the children. Look for these updates: Improved instructions, enhanced text and a new background landscape for our Big Cats.

January 29, 2013 Happy New Year!!…  GenZPlay is releasing an update (v1.0.3) to its Big Cat Race app at the end of January. This update has taken all of the reviews and suggestions we have received in the last few months, to make the app easier to use, and more inviting for the children. Look for these updates: Improved instructions, enhanced text and a new background landscape for our Big Cats. APP UPDATE (Oct. 26th, 2012): A couple of bug fixes for the Big Cat Race app have been uploaded to iTunes. GenZplay has built a unique sports app for World Champion & Olympic skier, Daron Rahlves. This app is designed for the competitors and spectators of the world’s most challenging ski/snowboard race, The Rahlves Banzai Tour. Find more information by visiting the rahlvesbanzai.com website or read our founders article to hear about his experience racing the Banzai. Rahlves Banzai Tour blog post Follow the Rahlves Banzai Tour @RahlvesBanzai on Twitter. Download the Banzai Tour app at banzai.genzplay.com

November 25, 2012… GenZPlay will donate one working iPod Touch, filled with educational apps, to the Free the Children organization, for every 100 likes on the GenZPlay Facebook page. You can learn more about this amazing organization at http://www.freethechildren.com or by watching tonight’s 60 Minutes episode. No catch, just trying to do our part. The Big Cat Race app is currently being updated. Look for these updates on Dec. 10th: Improved instructions, enhanced text and a new background landscape for our Big Cats. ** Added some examples of playhouses and treehouses under the ‘Play Structure’s’ tab. We are currently designing high tech interactive versions of these types of structures. APP UPDATE (Oct. 26th, 2012): A couple of bug fixes for the Big Cat Race app have been uploaded to iTunes. GenZplay is currently working on an app to be built exclusively for the Banzai race competitors.

November 6, 2012… Find our first children’s outdoor fitness app, Big Cat Race, here: Keep up to date with news and app releases by ‘Liking’ us on Facebook or ‘Follow’ us on Twitter @genzplay. APP UPDATE: A couple of bug fixes for the Big Cat Race app have been uploaded to iTunes. Our founder, Steve Calhoun, will be competing in the Rahlves Banzai extreme ski race this upcoming winter. 4 stops at 4 different mountains in Northern California. The race will be broadcast on NBC Sportcenter as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. More about race here… Follow the Rahlves Banzai Tour @RahlvesBanzai on Twitter. GenZplay is currently working on an app to be built exclusively for the Banzai race competitors. More about app here..

September 14th, 2012… Our first app, Big Cat Race, is available on the iTunes Store & Google Play store. Keep up to date with our app releases by signing up on Facebook or Twitter (see bottom of Home page or Contact page for links). We are looking forward to seeing our games played by thousands of children, OUTDOORS. 🙂

August 7th, 2012… See our New demo video here. COMING SOON: Our first app, titled “Big Cat Race” will be in the Droid and Apple stores on August 14th. Our website is currently under re-construction and is being updated daily. Please excuse the dust. Keep up to date with our app releases by signing up on Facebook or Twitter (see bottom of Home page or Contact page for links). We are looking forward to seeing our games played by thousands of children, OUTDOORS, where we should be playing our games. 🙂

July 4th, 2012… COMING SOON: Our first app, titled “Big Cat Race” will be in the Droid and Apple stores on August 14th. Our website is currently under re-construction and is being updated daily. Please excuse the dust. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (see bottom of Home page for links). We are looking forward to seeing our games played by thousands of children, OUTDOORS, where we should be playing our games. 🙂

June 7th, 2012… The Apps for Healthy Kids competition is a part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to end childhood obesity within a generation. Check out appsforhealthykids.com

May 31, 2012… GenZplay is excited to be working with a new development company, PoshApps. We anticipate that the app will be released for Droid and Apple within 4-6 weeks. We are also creating a new website to celebrate the app release. Check out our new logo below. Please share with your friends. We truly believe that gameplay should be interactive and outdoors. 🙂

May 11th, 2012… GenZplay is excited to be working with a new app development company. We anticipate that the app will be released for Droid and Apple within 6 weeks. Please share with your friends. We truly believe that gameplay should be interactive and outdoors. 🙂 We’ve also uploaded a demonstration video of the Big Cat Race app. Please see our new video to the left.

March 14th, 2012… GenZplay is live on kickstarter.com for our initial fund raising. Please check out our project page ‘here’. Please share with your friends. We truly believe that gameplay should be interactive and outdoors. 🙂 We’ve also uploaded a demonstration video of the Big Cat Race app. Please click ‘HERE’ to view.

March 14th, 2012… Steve Calhoun, our Founder, recently competed in the Rahlves Banzai Classic extreme ski race to promote outdoor health and awareness among our current athletes. The race will be broadcast on NBC Sportscenter on March 27th as part of the Red Bull Signature Series.

March 1st, 2012… BANZAI… Steve Calhoun, our Founder, is competing in the Rahlves Banzai Classic this weekend at Squaw Valley. This extreme sports competition is unlike any other in the world. Lots of free stickers being given out. See an example of the custom Banzai sticker below.

January 31, 2012… The new GenZplay website is officially being launched today. Check out our new Team Members on the About Us page. Stay tuned and please sign up for our newsletter or ‘Like’ our Facebook page.

January 15, 2012… Yay for GenZplay. Exciting news… the website is being overhauled, a logo is currently being designed, we have new team members (including a CEO) and the Big Cat Race app is finally in production again. The new and updated website will be ready by next Friday. No more gaming indoors…. get off the couch and get outdoors.

November 24, 2012… The newest children’s fitness apps are still in progress. We are moving steadily along, but creating this detailed of an app is a lot of work. We were shooting for a Christmas release of the ‘Big Cat Race’ app for children, but we just missed it. We look forward to it arriving in January. We’d like to welcome our new CEO, Ishak, to the team. He is going to take a huge amount of stress off of my shoulders. We’d also like to welcome Jason Burrill, our new creative director. The website will be updated in the next few weeks, so please share us with your friends.

October 31, 2012… I don’t want my son playing video games indoors, I want him exercising and learning about nature outdoors… so these are the apps that we are creating. Alex, my son, is only 14 months old but is an expert on the iPhone already. He loves interacting with the learning games and he’s very dextrous and knows how to scroll the screen as well. I hope he will end up being my CPO (Chief Play Officer) at www.genzplay.com

October 12, 2012… You should see the adults, running through the office, testing the Big Cat Race app functionality. The feedback we’ve been getting is incredible. Kids & adults love running with animated cats. We are working on the final design, but the App is still on track for delivery before Christmas. The App will work on the iPhone or the iPod Touch. We recommend the Gumdrop ‘Drop Tech’ iPhone case for the adventurous child. See link in our comment section. Please sign up for a newsletter on our website.

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