A few months ago, I stumbled across Ji Tap, an app full of educational games for children of all ages. And I soon realized that I too could use their technology to create my own games.
I created my start-up nearly 3 years ago. Our star product, MyIDBook, allows Bnei Mitzvah kids to write the book of their roots and family. It’s a fantastic project, but as a young start-up, we’re always looking for ways of communicating more efficiently and adding more fun to the general user experience.
It became pretty clear that Ji Tap could be a great way of achieving these goals. But I must admit that at first, I found the task a little daunting. I wanted Ji Tap to do things it wouldn’t (because it couldn’t as I later found out) because I wanted to create a game that would mimic what my website does.. that was my mistake.
I kind of forgot about it all after that initial experience, but after a few months, realising that my children were using Ji Tap at school, I thought it would be such a waste not to try again. And I’m really glad I did.
MyIDBook- JI Tap in numbers
- It took me one hour to explore the different possibilities and find out exactly how I could use Ji Tap to help me.
- It took me three hours to create my first game, use and tweak the visuals I wanted, record the voiceover, and organize the whole game so that it made sense to a child.
- It took me less than an hour to replicate this game in French, as my target audience can also be French speaking.
- And it took me 3 minutes to put them both online and share the games to my network.
I think it says it all.
Would I use Ji Tap to create more games? 100% yes!
It’s easy and straightforward to use. Children create their own games in there, so how could I not?
My top tip: have a look at existing games to familiarize yourself with the different possibilities and discover what you like and dislike. If you have children, get them to play a few games to see their reaction and get their feedbacks.