Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

What Should Our App Be?

Today’s post is actually a question – well, more of a favor.  We’re working with our wonderful publisher on developing an app for The Very Fairy Princess. We’ll start with a free one, then plan for other, more expanded versions down the line.  I’m researching picture book apps to get a sense of what the possibilities are… what works, what doesn’t, and always, how to invite the viewer/reader back to the book itself.

So here’s the favor: Please share your picture book app experience with me?

Which ones are the most successful, and why? (Not counting The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is in a class by itself.) What are the essential differences between the free apps and the paid ones? Most of all, any ideas as to how our app can be used to celebrate individuality – what Gerry, our Very Fairy Princess, refers to as ‘inner sparkle’?


One Response to “What Should Our App Be?”
  1. Angela Ruth says:

    I think the best apps include a game or puzzle. Maybe make your own fairy princess (pick out a name, dress and crown..etc.) and then navigate through a maze/word game/logic puzzle with multiple levels. In general, this type of free app allows you to play a certain amount of time or complete a set number of levels before telling you to purchase the full version of the app in order to unlock more features.

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