Thumbelina - Elegant, Premium Quality Book for Children

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Bird-oiseau, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Bird-oiseau macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2013
    Premium quality book for children that is a literate, fully interactive retelling of the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Featuring graceful animation, joyful illustrations, professional narration, original music, imaginative sound effects, and more than 10 interactive elements per page, Thumbelina will reveal additional pleasures with every reading. All interactive motion is controlled by the app's built-in physics engine, e.g., hanging picture frames can be rotated around their hook and released to swing back and forth until settling.

    :apple: Feature Highlights:
    • Friendly design and beautiful illustrations
    • All pages are animated and touch-interactive
    • Sound effects on touching objects
    • Original music
    • You can listen to professional voiceover or read the text yourself
    • Easy, children-friendly navigation
    • Graphics adapted both for Retina and non-Retina displays
    • Good for children of all ages
    • Try to use accelerometer: turn your iPad to see object's reaction

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    Unlike many similar ebooks for children, Thumbelina features a generous amount of text per page. Kids, parents, teachers, and caregivers can set the app to have the story read aloud or not. Featuring the British basso profundo Roger Watson, his dramatic reading of the story and voicing of the animals are impeccable. With accompanying music and animated graphics, the longer than usual text per page allows the reader to sink deeply into the story and illustrations.

    Page after page, animated & layered graphics drive the story forward, and the narrator's beautifully modulated performance of the text casts a spell over the reader. With soft, subtle illustrations, original thematic music, touch-activated sound effects, Thumbelina is among the most artistically produced books of fairy tales in the App Store.

    I wanted to make a high-quality story book - with nice illustrations, voiceover, and with many interactive elements, because after trying to find something for my own little daughter, I wasn't satisfied with the results. Some objects in my book are touch-sensitive and some are tilt-sensitive. I use a physics engine, which is unusual for a children's book. For example, if you move a leaf it falls down. My app hasn't lots of buttons, just the simplest navigation, which will be clear even for the youngest users.


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