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Nancy MacIntyre’s has a legacy of successful kids apps - and has some great notes over at

Not to break it down to an absolute minimum but Nancy has five highlights that add to the success:

1. Make Great Apps.

2. Get Apple on Board.

3. Reach Out to Parents.

4. Garner Awards.

5. Plan Regular Updates.

6. Build a Strong App Store Presence.

That’s really the bare bones - go read the piece at gamasutra for a lot more.

MacIntyre highlights the upcoming changes on both Google Play for kids education and on iTunes with their planned iOS 7 Kids Games stores as real potential markets for highlight and getting new apps and games found easier.