Thomas & Friends: Thomas and Toby by HiT Entertainment (Universal)
Released: Dec 12, 2010
Version: 3.0
Size: 56 MB
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Thomas & Friends: Thomas and Toby

HiT Entertainment
Little Engineers can Read, Play, Listen and Record with their favorite blue engine!

In this classic storybook app, Thomas and Toby become great friends while working together to run the smoothest branch line on the Island of Sodor.


Record Your Own Audio: Record your own voice reading the book and create a digital legacy for a child or grandchild. Save up to 4 custom recordings on the iPad and 2 on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Easy interface makes the recording process a snap -- perfect for kids and grownups. Have each family member record their own.

Page Flow: Move along each illustration in tandem with the story, transforming big stories for small screens.

Visual Table of Contents: Jump easily to your favorite parts of the story, or resume reading where you left off.

Auto Play: Choose to watch the story unfold on auto-play, or choose to turn pages yourself with a simple swipe.

Playroom: Coloring activity lets you choose a Thomas & Friends picture to color and save to your photo gallery.

Store: Find other Thomas & Friends apps through the in-app store page.

This is a multimedia app with large, beautiful images and lots of audio features. To maximize memory performance, we recommend you:

✔ Make sure you've upgraded to at least iOS 5.
✔ Close out apps running in the background. To do this, press the Home button twice to bring up the multitasking tray, hold down any app until you see red minus signs, then tap the minus sign to close each app.
✔ Restart your device.

About HIT Entertainment
HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Thomas & Friends™, Pingu™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™ and Rainbow Magic™. HIT represents Chapman Entertainment’s Fifi and the Flowertots™ and Roary the Racing Car™ in North America, as well as Wallace & Gromit™, Shaun the Sheep™, Timmy Time™ and Aardman Classics from Aardman Animations.  HIT also acts as representative for The Wiggles® in the UK. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan.  HIT is a part-owner of US-based preschool channel, PBS KIDS SproutSM. For more information, visit

About ScrollMotion Kids
ScrollMotion Kids helps families discover new ways to learn and play, combining your favorite childhood stories with the wonder of digital interactivity. To find out more, please visit

What's new in version 3.0
✮✮ We've heard your feedback and worked hard to enhance the Thomas & Friends classic storybook experience to maximize the fun for our users. ✮✮

✮✮ NOTE TO iPHONE 3G and iPOD TOUCH 2ND GENERATION USERS: The Thomas & Friends classic storybook series has been optimized for iOS 5 and may not perform optimally on iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2nd Generation. If you run this app on either of these devices, we suggest you do not update this app. ✮✮

- Updated navigation
- More puzzles
- Customizable reading experience: easy on/off for narration, text, and autoplay features
- Updated covers and icons
- Performance enhancements
- Optimized for iOS 5
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Thomas & Friends: Thomas and Toby is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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