by Brent Dirks
September 19, 2013
With the official introduction of iOS 7 yesterday, Apple has launched the new Kids category in the App Store. First announced back at WWDC 2013, the category is accessible through iTunes on a Mac and PC and on the App Store on iOS devices. The category is mainly divided into apps for specific ages groups: Best for Ages 5 and Under, Best for Ages 6-8, and Best for Ages 9-11. There are other curated sections in the category, including Interactive Kids Stories, Explore the World, and Create and Play. Two fun apps for kids that we recently reported on - Toca Cars and La Luna - are also highlighted in the top slideshow. With the new Kids category, the Kids subcategory in the Games section has been phased out. As a parent, I’m really pleased to see this category go live. With the huge amount of apps in the store, it is sometimes hard to find a perfect app for either of my kids. But this new category will make it much easier for parents, teachers, and other educators who use their iOS devices. For other recent iOS 7 news, see: Instapaper 5 Gets A Modern Look, Sorting Filters And More, How To Hide Stock Apps In iOS 7, Byword Now Optimized For iOS 7 With New Design And New Features, and Gesture-Based Email Apps Triage And Dispatch Now Optimized For iOS 7.