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Gimbal: Discover the world through short fiction

Gimbal: Discover the world through short fiction

 

 

Comma Press and Literature Across Frontiers present

 

GIMBAL 

A FREE innovative literary iPhone app

Download Gimbal for free on the app store today!

                         

'Multifaceted, multisensory... a very cool app.'


Just Me and My Mom Digital Book App Now FREE on the App Store

Just Me and My Mom Digital Book App Now FREE on the App Store

 

ENCINITAS, Calif. -- In celebration of Mother's Day, Oceanhouse Media's full version of Just Me and My Mom digital book app is now FREE on the App Store. Part of the company's Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer, Just Me and My Mom includes special features such as new parental controls, the ability to record and share your narration with family and friends, a page selector, and a find the creature mini-game.


Thumbelina for iPad - Elegant, Premium Quality Interactive Book for Children

Thumbelina for iPad - Elegant, Premium Quality Interactive Book for Children

Little Bird Studio today is pleased to introduce Thumbelina for iPad, its premium quality book for children that is a highly literate, fully interactive retelling of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Featuring graceful animation, joyful illustrations, professional narration & character voiceovers, original music, imaginative sound effects, and more than 10 interactive elements per page, Thumbelina will continue to 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.

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Innovative Animated E-books Arousing Children’s Learning Interests

Innovative Animated E-books Arousing Children’s Learning Interests

 

Innovative Animated E-books Arousing Children’s Learning Interests

 


Zoe's Green Planet, new children's app featured by Apple

Zoe's Green Planet, new children's app featured by Apple

Zoe's Green Planet, the new children's app from Square Igloo, has just been featured by Apple on the US App Store, in the Books category.

 

Zoe, a little green girl, lives on the green planet. She has never seen any other color on her planet until the day when Maho's family, from the red planet, landed their red spaceship. An encounter that will allow the two children to discover their differences, learn to respect each other and most importantly, to become good friends.

Every page is interactive to make reading more fun and the story includes five original games that contribute to child development: color, shape and sound recognition, and stimulation of dexterity.


Passover Haggadah App: Take Charge of Your Seder!

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Passover is quickly approaching — beginning the evening of March 25 — and if you'd like to take charge and customize your Seder, the ritual feast, you have a great new option if you own an iPad or iPad mini. Passover Haggadah ($6.99) from Ribui is an immensely customizable app that lets you create a virtual Haggadah with exactly the prayers and commentary you want.



Apple Launches iBookstore in Japan, Enhances iBooks

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Apple announced the launch of the iBookstore in Japan this week, now available in a total of 51 countries. This is an important move for Apple, following the December 2012 holiday season when Google's Nexus 7 reportedly outsold Apple's iPad in Japan, lowering Apple's share of the tablet market.



Oceanhouse Media’s Dr. Seuss Apps On Sale for Dr. Seuss’s “Hats Off to Reading” Birthday Celebration

Oceanhouse Media’s Dr. Seuss Apps On Sale for  Dr. Seuss’s “Hats Off to Reading” Birthday Celebration

 

ENCINITAS, Calif. -- March 1, 2013 -- Oceanhouse Media, Inc., in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., kicks off its annual app sale for Dr. Seuss’s birthday and NEA’s Read Across America Day today. In honor of this year’s “Hats Off to Reading” theme, the award-winning The Cat in the Hat digital book app is 99 cents (regular price $3.99) and The Cat in the Hat camera app is available as a free download (regular price $1.99).

 


Gro Book - The adventures of Sophie the Sweater

Gro Book - The adventures of Sophie the Sweater

ECO-EDUCATIONAL BOOK APP THAT PUTS THE CHILD IN CHARGE OF THE STORY

GRO BOOK - The Adventures of Sophie The Sweater is an educational and captivating book app which can be read in 24 different ways with the underlyingenvironmental theme “reuse”. 

 


Breakout Books: Apple Offering Low-Cost and Free Books

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Apple added a new section to its iBookstore called Breakout Books Tuesday. It features self-published books, which are typically lower priced than those from traditional publishing houses. And there are a number of free titles — typically the first title in a fiction series.



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