This game was designed and created by Dr. Timothy Charoenying, PhD. A former elementary school, Dr. Charoenying was motivated to design this app by his observations of children sitting inert save for moving their thumb and index fingers on a digital devices. He reasoned that if parents must distract their children with apps, you might as well have them exercising at the same time!
Jump Jump Froggy 2 is based on Dr. Charoenying's research studies in young children's mathematics learning while earning his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. An earlier version (Jump Jump Froggy 1), was an Apple Student design contest award winner and featured on CNN as an "exergame alternative to Pokemon Go".