Disney AppMATes Mobile Application Turns iPad Into An Interactive Play Mat

Disney AppMATes Mobile Application Toys, launched on September 27, is a new toy line that allow kids to use Apple iPad as virtual play mat. Cars 2 Appmates let kids explore the World of Cars, perform missions, and compete in action-packed races.The Appmates toy line features miniature Disney•Pixar Cars 2 vehicles with sensors on the […]

Disney AppMATes Mobile Application Toys, launched on September 27, is a new toy line that allow kids to use Apple iPad as virtual play mat. Cars 2 Appmates let kids explore the World of Cars, perform missions, and compete in action-packed races.

The Appmates toy line features miniature Disney•Pixar Cars 2 vehicles with sensors on the base of each toy that are recognized as a unique footprint by an app with no cable or Bluetooth connection required.

Simply download the free Cars 2 Appmates app from the iTunes app store, place your favorite Appmates toy character on the screen and play.

The magic begins when kids place their vehicle on the iPad and begin to explore the world of Cars. Available for download in early to mid-October, Cars 2 Appmates app is a free app created by Disney exclusively for use with Appmates toys. By guiding the Appmates vehicle on the screen, the iPad becomes a virtual play mat where kids can experience the world of Radiator Springs.

Each toy unlocks different features and content within the app specific to the character, allowing kids to come back over and over to enjoy an imaginative, open-ended play experience using the Appmates toys. Fans can download and test the app by simply using their fingers to drive a virtual car through the world, but the play experience is optimized to come to life with the Appmates toy vehicles.

Cars 2 Appmates features include:

  • Exploration - Drive around the world of Radiator Springs to discover landscapes and hidden secrets by simply placing the Cars toy character on the screen and turning it in any direction. Drive through mud and up ramps, visit friends at Flo's V8 Caf